Who we areThe Crop Protection Cluster (CPC), is an integration of the Departments of Entomology and Department of Plant Pathology; Weed Science Division of the Department of Agronomy; and the National Crop Protection Center. In a series of meetings and consultations between 2003-2005, the essence of a Crop Protection Cluster fall into place primarily with the leadership efforts of the College of Agriculture Dean Candida Adalla, Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Augusto Sumalde, Department of Entomology chair Virginia Ocampo, Department of Plant Pathology chair Marina Natural, Weed Science Unit Head Restituta Robles, and NCPC Director Susan May Calumpang. Finally, the proposed Crop Protection Cluster was approved by the UP Board of Regents on its 1196th meeting on May 26, 2005.
VisionCenter of excellence in instruction, research and extension in Entomology, Plant Pathology, Weed Science and Pest Management.
MissionTo sustain its vision as a center of excellence, the CPC will continue: to develop competent scientists and professionals with passion for excellence in science, global in perspective and committed to the service of the country;to develop environmentally sound, sustainable, and cost-effective pest management programs and technologies to address the crop protection concerns of the national research agenda and small farm holders; to disseminate scientific knowledge and technologies, and provide technical assistance in pest management.