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Who we are

The Institute of Weed Science, Entomology and Plant Pathology (IWEP), is an integration of the Departments of Entomology and Department of Plant Pathology; Weed Science Division of the Department of Agronomy.

Vision

Center of excellence in instruction, research and extension in Entomology, Plant Pathology, Weed Science and Integrated Pest Management.

Mission

To sustain its vision as a center of excellence, the IWEP 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.

Vision

Center of excellence in instruction, research and extension in Entomology, Plant Pathology, Weed Science and Pest Management.

Mission

To sustain its vision as a center of excellence, the IWEP 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

COMMUNITY

 

Students

Alumni/Linkages

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE MAJOR IN ENTOMOLOGY

 

ENTOMOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

 

ENT 101. General Entomology (3). Introduction to insect adaptations; structural, functional and developmental systems; taxonomy and ecology, 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. BIO 2 or BIO 3 or ZOO 1. (1,2)

ENT 110. Insect Morphology (3). Phylogenetic study of the external and internal structures of insects and other arthropods, 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR ENT 101 or COI. (1,2)

ENT 120. Insect Physiology (3). Comparative physiology of insects; functional mechanisms and physiological bases of behavior, 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. ENT 101 or COI and CHEM 40. (1)

ENT 125. Insecticide Toxicology (3). Chemical and physical properties, formulations, biological effects and behavior of insecticides. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR ENT 101 or COI (2)

ENT 137 (or BIO 137). Insect Genetics (3). Genetic concepts and mechanisms in insects, and their application in taxonomy,  pest management and genetic improvement of beneficial species . 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. ENT 101 and BIO 30 or COI. (1,2)

ENT 140. Insect Taxonomy (3). Classification, biology and evolutionary relationships among the higher insect taxa; taxonomic methods; curating insect collections, 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. ENT 110 or COI. (2)

ENT 146. Acarology (3). Taxonomy and evolutionary relationships of the Acari; their habitats, trophic functions, life cycles, behavior and distribution. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. ENT 101 and COI. (2)

ENT 151. Insect Ecology (3). Dynamics of insect population, specifically their abundance, regulation, distribution and mensuration; community theories pertaining to natural control of pest species. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. ENT 140 or COI (2)

ENT 170. Crop Protection Entomology (5). Bionomics and control of the major agricultural insect and mite pests of crop plants. 9 hrs (3 class, 6 lab). PR. CRPT 2 or COI (1)

ENT 172. Biological Control of Insect Pests (3). Principles and methods of biological control of insect pests. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. CRPT 2 or COI. (2)

ENT 174. Postharvest and Storage Pests (3).Bioecology, identification and control of the major and postharvest/storage pests of grains, vegetables, fruits, ornamental and medicinal crops. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. CRPT 2 or CRSC 2 or COI. (2)