09/02/2023| 
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Plant Pathology & Natural Resource

PLANT PROTECTION PROGRAM

 

PLANT PROTECTION PROGRAM

 

General Information

 

Plant protection is a branch of agricultural science that studies biology and ecology of harmful organisms of agricultural crops, and develops methods to control and to prevent the damage to crops and losses of yield. Difficulties in choosing among large number of measures and products for plant protection and the necessity of their professional application demand specialized knowledge. Almost all plant protection products are classified as poisons, so their usage is linked to dangers for the environment and people. The focus on the chemical measures of fighting parasites, along with the advantages also brings certain disadvantages. Modern plant protection deals with existing problems by integrating the contemporary knowledge, which includes preventive, administrative, mechanical, chemical, biological and other means of fighting pests in order to minimize the loss of yields, causing minimal damage to the environment.

Almost all plants are affected by parasites and diseases that cause significant economic damage. Therefore, plant protection has equal significance in all areas of plant production, in landscapes and urban spaces, industrial and sport objects, water flows, channels, etc. In addition to this, plant protection also covers the storage of plant products.

During their first year of studies, students acquire basic knowledge of natural sciences and agriculture, agroeconomics, and the basics of garden, wood and farming crops production. During their second year, students are engaged in specialized modules through which they gain basic knowledge of phytopharmacy, systems of fighting harmful organisms, entomology, phytopathology, herbology and methods of pesticide application. During their third year, students can choose elective modules in order to expand their knowledge about the production of certain crops. They also familiarize themselves with the specialized protection of specific groups of crops (farming crops, fruit, vegetables and ornamental plants). During the last year, students join internship course, where they develop the ability to use scientific discoveries in solving problems.

 

After the completion of this program, students are awarded the university degree of Bachelor in Engineering of Plant protection. The study covers the basic knowledge of natural sciences and agricultural production. In this way, students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to solve problems in the area of protecting different agricultural crops from pests according to principles of conventional, integrated, and ecological plant protection. They are able to manage the business of plant protection on family and commercial farms, work in agricultural pharmacies, state and local inspection services.


Program Structure

 

-          Continuous Bachelor of Plant Protection

A continuous course program is four years in duration and directly leading to Continuous Bachelors Degree in Plant Protection.

General Courses

24

Basic Courses      

30

Professional Courses

78

Professional Courses (Elective)

10

Total Units      

142

 

-          Discontinuous Bachelor of Plant Protection

The program is two years in duration and leading to Discontinuous Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Protection.

General Courses

11

Basic Courses      

18

Main Courses

15

Professional Courses

25

Professional (Elecive) Courses

2

Compensation Courses

3

Total Units      

74

 

-          Master of Plant Pathology

The program is two years in duration and leading to Master Degree in Plant Pathology.

Plant pathologists study fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes, and other microbes that cause diseases of plants. Research focuses on understanding how hosts, pathogens, and environments interact to cause plant diseases and how to control plant diseases. Plant pathology is a prosperous area for basic biological research as well as an integral part of maintaining sustainable, environmentally friendly, agricultural production systems.

Professional Courses

12

Professional Courses (Elective)

14

Master Thesis

6

Total Units      

32


CULTIVATION AND EXPLOITATION OF MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS PROGRAM

General Information

Medicinal plants are a rapidly-growing in horticulture and gaining values. Because of the location in a mountainous region, the Province of Urmia, West Azerbaijan, Iran, has a vast range of medicinal plants. This Program focuses on current and emerging breeding and cultivation practices used to produce high value medicinal plants and herbs.

Program Structure

-         Discontinuous Bachelor of Cultivation and Exploitation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

The Medicinal Plant Program has undergraduate course of study. This course provides a well-rounded view of the various disciplines related to medicinal plants

General Courses

11

Basic and Main Courses      

30

Professional Courses

31

Total Units      

72


 

FORESTRY PROGRAM

 

General Information

 Forests are the major biological land resources on Earth. Research on sustainable forest management, wise use of forest resources and reforestation is receiving increasing widespread concerns. Research works on many important aspects of the forest such as wood and timber production, soil and water conservation, protection of wildlife and recreation, have been accumulated within the field of Forest Science.

Recently, the need for a comprehensive approach on forest land management has also been recognized. Research on conservation and utilization of forest and forest resources is emphasized.

Besides, the target area of the forest science is extended to include watersheds and urban areas as a whole. At a global perspective, environmental issues such as global warming, acid rain and degradation of tropical rain forest are also dealt in the forest science.

Program Structure

-          Master of Forestry

The program is two years in duration and leading to Master Degree in Forestry.

Professional Courses

10

Professional Courses (Elective)

16

Master Thesis

6

Total Units      

32