Activity scope of the Department of Plant Protection is to protect and purify plants from diseases, weeds and pests. Undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the Department aim to educate and train desirable technical personnel and experts. In the research program of the subdivision Entomology, insects, mites and nematodes being harmful to plants are studied in many aspects. In the subdivision Phytopathology, researches focus on the subjects of identification and biology of plant related fungi, viruses, bacteria and weeds, development of control strategies against these agents and resolving the necessities in the application methods. There are 15 faculty members and four research assistants in the department.
The Department of PlantProtection of Faculty of Agriculture at Adnan Menderes University was founded in 1992. The education was began in 1993 and the first alumni were given in 1998. The department has two subdivisions as Entomology and Phytopathology.
The aim of the education program of the department is to produce agricultural engineers, who possess highly developed skills with contemporary knowledge for dealing with the problems related to Plant Protection in Agricultural production, ability to access any scientific information in the discipline and to make advance synthesis, have responsive personality to the environment and human health, awareness of professional ethics and responsibility and ability to do leadership in the discipline. The department also offers Research and Development activities in the area of Plant Protection and aims at developing new technologies and methods for diagnosis and management of plant pests, weeds and diseases, implementing them in an innovative perspective and provide positive contribution to local, regional, national and global crop production processes and to the literature as well.
To be a department that offers a modern and high quality education program in the field of plant protection and is able to make guidelines for the national agricultural sectors, produces graduates who are highly preferred by private and state sectors and leader in their own discipline, is capable of generating projects by using contemporary information and technology to find solutions to the problems regarding as plant protection, is able to lead the environmentally friendly plant protection practices, has accademic affairs with the national and international scientific community
In the framework of 4 years undergraduate education program, the department aims to teach basic information about agricultural engineering and the main subjects of science of plant protection with both theoretical and practical perspectives. In the first and second years of the program, students have the opportunity to develop themselves in different agricultural sciences by taking compulsory elementary science and agricultural engineering courses. In the third and fourth years, students become specialized in their own discipline by taking courses in the field of crop protection. Courses provide opportunity to the students to learn about pests, weeds and diseases of cultivated plants and their biology, damages to the plants and environment and control methods under theoretical and practical perspectives. In addition students gain practice skill to specify problems in the area of plant protection and to be able to analyze them and propose and carry out solutions projects by taking the courses of vocational practice, summer practice and project and thesis studies.
In the Phytopathology subdivision, there are 5 laboratories including general phytopathology, mycology, bacteriology, virology, and herbology, 4 greenhouses, two screenhouses, and 5 plant growth chambers. Entomology subdivision has three laboratories including general entomology, acarology, and toxicology and 5 growth chambers. In addition there are two student microscopy laboratory to be used in the practice courses.
In the Entomology subdivision, there are microscopes to make identification of insects, mites and nematodes, image analysing system, plant extraction equipment, gas chromatography to be used in pesticide residue analysis in/on agricultural products. In the subdivision of phytopathology, there are microscopes to be used in fungus identification, patojen culture equipments such as laminar flows, autoclaves, owen, and incubators, molecular diagnosis equipments such as real time PCR , PCR and gel imaging systems.
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Prof. Ayhan YILDIZ
Prof. Cafer TURGUT
Prof. Hatice Seher BENLİOĞLU
Prof. Hüseyin BAŞPINAR
Prof. İbrahim ÇAKMAK
Prof. İbrahim GENÇSOYLU
Prof. Mehmet KARAGÖZ
Prof. Mehmet Nedim DOĞAN
Prof. Ömer ERİNCİK
Prof. Serap AÇIKGÖZ
Prof. Tülin AKŞİT
Res. Assist. Melis YALÇIN
Res. Assist. Sevdiye YORGANCI
Lec. Ümit ÖZYILMAZ
Lec. Zahide ÖZDEMİR
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