BSA Weed Science

Weed Science is the study of weeds, which are unwanted plants at a particular place and time, and their management. Weed is an integral component of the pest complex that reduces the quality and quantity of crops produced. Studying weeds is important in developing effective and integrated weed management strategies to increase crop productivity.

Fields of Specialization

  • Weed Biology
  • Weed Ecology
  • Systematics and Taxonomy
  • Herbicide Physiology
  • Biological Control of Weeds
  • Herbicide Resistance
  • Weed Genetics
  • Weed Utilization

BSA Entomology

Entomology provides various activities leading to a better understanding of Philippine insects and related arthropods; the development of effective pest management systems that support national agricultural production programs; training Filipino and foreign students in entomological profession; the development of industries based on beneficial insects.

Fields of Specialization

  • IPM/Economic Entomology
  • Biological Control
  • Insecticide Toxicology
  • Host Plant Resistance to Insects
  • Insect Molecular Biology
  • Insect Physiological & Biochemistry
  • Insect Taxonomy & Systematics
  • Insect Ecology
  • Insect Pathology & Microbiology
  • Medical & Veterinary Entomology
  • Insect Transmission of Plant Pathogen
  • Acarology
  • Pesticide Chemistry

BSA Plant Pathology

Plant Pathology provides in-depth knowledge on plant diseases and their causative agents, and the strategies for disease management. It is geared towards attaining food and feed security and safety, and shaping up globally-competitive plant pathologists.

Fields of Specialization

  • Biological Control
  • Disease Resistance
  • Epidemiology
  • Fungal Physiology & Genetics
  • Phytobacteriology
  • Postharvest Pathology
  • Host-Pathogen Interaction
  • Mycology
  • Molecular Plant Pathology
  • Phytonematology
  • Plant Virology