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Entomology & Plant Pathology

Topics include the common insect pests in horticulture, landscaping, greenhouse and selected fruits and vegetables in the region with emphasis on identification, nomenclature, life cycles, damage recognition and basic evaluation, and management of the insects. Common plant diseases in horticulture in the region receive equal emphasis again focusing on identification, nomenclature, life cycles, damage recognition and basic evaluation, and management of the diseases. Integrated pest management will be introduced with brief discussion on cultural practices, biological control methods and chemical control options. Importance of bees for honey production and pollination will be discussed.