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List of Undergraduate Courses   


PLPT  211  Agricultural Microbiology (Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPT  221  Principles of Plant Pathology (Syllabus – Instructor -Laboratory)

PLPT  214  Agricultural Entomology (Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPT  261  General Pesticides (Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPT  264  Pesticides and Occupational Safety (Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPT  300  Bee Breeding (Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPT  322  Fungal Plant Diseases (Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPT 323 Viral Plant Diseases ((Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPT  324  Bacterial Plant Diseases ((Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPT  325  Nematodal Plant Diseases (Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory )

PLPT  326  Agricultural Quarantine (Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPT 340 Medical and Veterinary Entomology (Syllabus – Instructor –Laboratory)

PLPT  343  Economic Entomology (Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPR  345  Weeds and their Control (Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPT  348  Insect Pest Ecology (Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPT 349 Non-Insect Animal Pests (Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPT  360  Toxicology and Pesticides Chemistry (Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPT  361  Pesticide Residue Analysis (Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPT  405  Field Training (Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPT  446  Integrated Pest Management (Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPT  447  Biological Control ((Syllabus – Instructor – Laboratory)

PLPT  460  Pesticides Formulation and Application (Syllabus – Instructor –Laboratory)


Admission Requirement

Applicants to department should have a GPA of at least 2.5 in the general subjects, with an average good score in the subjects of chemistry, Botany and Zoology. The priorities are given to the students with the highest grades.


Study Plan for B.Sc. Degree in Plant Protection Department

Content of Undergraduate Course


PLPT   211      Agricultural Microbiology                                   


Brief history of microbiology. Classification of microbes.  Techniques and methods used in studying microorganisms. Detailed study of different groups of microorganisms, with respect to structure and physiology.  Application of microbiology in the field of soil, food, dairy, water, plant pathogen and health area.

PLPT   221      Principles of Plant Pathology                             


Importance and nature of plant diseases, history of plant pathology, causes of plant diseases, parasitism, classification, symptoms, isolation and identification and control measures, examples of some important plant diseases.

PLPT   214      Agricultural Entomology                                     


Detailed study of the morphology of insects and anatomy of different systems. Reproduction in insects, metamorphosis, types of larvae and pupae. Classification of class insecta and general characters of orders and families.

PLPT   261      General Pesticides                                             


Classification of pesticides based on their usage (Insecticide, Nematocide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Rodenticide, Mulascicide and Recent Biopesticides). Chemical groups, structure, formulation and methods of application.  Bioassay tests and formulation stability.

PLPT   264      Pesticides and Occupational Safety                  


Occupational safety scopes and responsibility. Pesticides occupational hazards. Practices in case of accidents and emergency. Personal protection tools. Measurements of some air, water, radiation and noise pollutants and their TLV-Values.

PLPT     300   Bee Breeding

Introduction to beekeeping economics apiary construction, the bee colony, life cycle, equipments, management, manipulation, over wintering, feeding, swarming, queen rearing, enemies and diseases, pesticide poisoning.

PLPT   322      Fungal Plant Diseases                                      


Introduction, History and general information of plant pathogenic fungi. Pathogenesis, taxonomy, identification. Study of common fungal diseases in Saudi Arabia and control.

PLPT   323      Viral Plant Diseases                                         


Historitical review, structure, chemistry shapes and size of plant viruses.  Infection and transmission, investigation and identification, control of plant. The relationships between viruses and their hosts. Symptoms and methods of viruses.  Examples of important plant virus diseases in Saudi Arabia.

PLPT   324      Bacterial Plant Diseases                                   


Introduction to plant pathogenic  bacteria, taxonomy  of plant pathogenic bacteria, detection and identification of bacteria, description and classification of symptoms caused by bacteria, role of enzymes, hormones and toxin, detailed study of common bacterial plant diseases in Saudi Arabia and their control.

PLPT   325      Nematodal Plant Diseases


Brief studies of nematode morphology and anatomy with emphasis on taxonomic characters. Some biological functions (feeding, reproduction…..).  Nematodes as plant-parasites or pathogens of plants.  Host response and symptoms.  Relationships of nematodes with the environment, and other organisms. Detailed studies of the most important plant- parasitic nematodes and the plant diseases or injuries they caused especially in Saudi Arabia. Control of plant-parasitic nematodes.

PLPT   326      Agricultural Quarantine                                    


The role of man in the transmission of plant pests and pathogens and the disadvantage of entering pests and pathogen to new areas. Legislations related to the enforcement of prohibitory or regulatory methods of successful quarantine programs, some examples of Agri-quarantine measures.

PLPT   340      Medical and Veterinary Entomology                 


Introduction to insects related to man and animal hygiene.  Role of insects in pathogen transmission to man and animal. Representation of the following orders: Blattidae, Hemiptera, Anoplura, Malophaga, Diptera, Siphanoptera and Acarina, their medical importance and control.  Poisonous pests and public health issues related to these insects.

PLPT   343      Economic Entomology                                        


Study of the most important insect pests of field and horticultural crops in the kingdom.  Life cycle, host plants, symptoms, nature of damage and methods of control.

PLPT   345      Weeds and their Control                                  


Second half of the course: Importance of chemical control of the weeds in different crops.  Factors affecting the performance of herbicides (time and type of applications). Herbicides used for the control of weeds in certain crops.

PLPT   348      Insect Pest Ecology


Introduction to insect ecology, ecological terms, scope and benefits of studying insects ecology, natural balance, environmental factors affecting insects, introduction to insect behavior.

PLPT   349      Non-Insect Animal Pests

    2 (1+1)

Study of the following animal groups as pests of agricultural crops: Plan mites, snails, slugs, rodents, birds and terrestrial crustaceans, their life cycles, symptoms, nature of damage and methods of controls.

PLPT   360      Toxicology and Pesticides Chemistry               

    3 (2+1)

Origin and scope of toxicology, physio-chemical parameters of pesticidal action, chemical structure and nomenclature of pesticides.  Penetration, structure-activity relationship, mechanism of action and metabolism.  Pesticides and pollution, safety considerations and health side-effects.

PLPT   361      Pesticide Residue Analysis                               

    2 (1+1)

Importance of residue analysis in relation to human health, general idea of methods of sampling, separation and extraction of some pesticide residues and the analytical instruments, analysis of some pesticide.

PLPT   405      Field Training                                                      

    3 (0+3)

This course is designed to train the students to face the professional life by learning practical aspects in plant diseases protection in and outside the department in government and private agencies.

PLPT   446      Integrated Pest Management                           

    2 (2+0)

Concepts and philosophy of integrated pest management (IPM).  The natural and agro-ecosystems and relation to pests and pest problem.  Principals and components in planning and implementing IPM programs.  Examples of successful IPM programs.

PLPT   447      Biological Control                                            

    2 (1+1)

Introduction to biological control of insects and its position among other control methods, natural control and natural balance, fundamental aspects of biological, natural enemies parasitoids and predators, foreign exploration and introduction of natural enemies, microbial control of insects and briefing on biological of weeds.

PLPT   460      Pesticides Formulation and Application            

    3 (2+1)

Types of pesticide formulations, additives, application, equipment, and calibrations.  Application techniques and calibration for mixing and application rate of pesticide.  Pesticide transportation, handling, storage and disposals.  Pesticide application methods evaluations.

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