Introduction of the Plant Protection Department

History: The Plant Protection Department has been established in 2008 under the auspices of the Faculty of Agriculture of Herat University, in view of the extremely serious need of the community. Every year, many students are introduced to this department after graduating from the theoretical and practical lessons of the country and giving it to the agricultural community of the country. This department is equipped with a refreshed curriculum in the field of plant protection, including arable crops, tree diseases, mycological, bacterial, semiology, virulence of arable crop pests, tree pests, vegetable ticks, pesticides and so on. Practical and theoretical

The Plant Protection Clinic has two observation rooms, a diagnostic room, an office and a conference hall, equipped with diagnostic tools and plant pests. The Department also has a special laboratory for diagnosing diseases and plant pests within the Faculty of Agriculture. The Department of Plant Protection performs its own field work at the Faculty of Agriculture Research Farm.

 The Plant Protection Department Curriculum:

Course length and the system form:

The bachelor's degree in Plant Protection is located in the Faculty of Agriculture, in the form of a corridor in the 16-week curriculum. Each credit in the theoretical courses covers 16 hours and includes 32 lessons per lesson. The bachelor's degree in Plant Protection is 146 corridors.

Objectives of the Plant Protection Department:

The main objective of this specialist education department in various areas is the prevention and treatment of diseases and plant pests.

Protecting the life of plants, including cereals, legumes, industrial plants, medicinal plants, productive and non-productive trees, beans, forages, ornamental plants and flowers.

1. Training of experts in the field of Plant Protection.

2. Familiarizing students with new ways of controlling diseases and plant pests.

3. Familiarizing students with new ways of detecting diseases and plant pests.

4. Familiarity with the destructive effects of chemical pesticides on the environment, humans and other organisms.

5. Recommendations for using natural spices to control pests and plant diseases.

6. Maximizing products and quality while minimizing production costs.

7. Performing field research and laboratory research in the field of Plant Protection.

8. Searching community problems in the field of diseases and plant pests.

9. Checklist of Pesticide Spices on Herat Market and their Environmental Impact.

10. Controlling the food from the look of being infected with diseases and plant pests.

11. Encouraging the adaptation of the domestic and foreign quarantine of plants.

12. Controlling of diseases and pests of stockpiles

13. Researching and scientific studies for the further development of plant health and the achievement of new ways of controlling pests and plant diseases.

14. Reforming of plant breeds to be resistant against pests and diseases.

15. Using of various ways of controversy and preventive measures for controlling diseases and plant pests (mechanical, biological, combinational, agronomic, chemical).

16. Familiarization with anti-pest and disease medicines.

Students’ Workplaces and Occupations after graduation:

Graduates from the Department of Plant Protection after completing the course, can be employed in the following occupied institutions and agencies:

Special Workplaces:

• Universities in the country, especially agriculture

• Professional Agriculture Grades

Department of forests and grasshoppers

• Provincial Agriculture Departments

• Plant clinics

• Managing Quranic

• Research Department

• Research Farm

• Ministry of Agriculture's Department of Professional Education

Alumni of this department, in addition to the above areas, have the ability to establish greenhouse mushroom cultivation, vegetable clinics and agricultural spice processing.

Graduates in non-specialized areas such as Rural Development, Finance Department, Customs and ................................ Can work.

 Realization Goals:

Given the available facilities, the Department of Plant Protection has achieved the following goals.

1. Training of experts and experts in the field of Plant Protection

2. Familiarizing students with new ways of controlling diseases and plant pests.

3. Familiarizing students with new ways of detecting diseases and plant pests.

4. Familiarity with the destructive effects of chemical pesticides on the environment, humans and other organisms.

5. Recommendations for using natural spices to control pests and plant diseases.

6. Conducting field research and laboratory research in the field of Plant Protection.

7. Investigating pesticide spices on the Herat market and their environmental impacts.

8. Using of various controversies and constraints for controlling diseases and plant pests (mechanical, biological, combinational, agriculture, chemistry)

9. Familiar with anti-pest and disease medicines.