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Introduction

Plant pathology basically deals with the plant diseases and physiological disorders incited by fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes, and mollicutes and also deals with study of edible fungi called mushrooms. Plant diseases had proved serious threat to agricultural economy since ever it was started. Efficient management of the disease ensures the future food security and economical growth of the agriculture sector. In Plant Pathology the students get familiar with the diseases of field crops, vegetables, orchards, ornaments and their control. Biological control got focus in current days and providing the food free of hazardous chemicals toxins which affecting our health quality. We are teaching comprehensively on plant prokaryotes, plant viruses, 57 fungi, mollicutes, plant pathogenic nematodes, seed pathology, forest pathology and molecular plant pathology. Mycorrhizal fungi got attention of mycologists as source to increase soil fertility in natural conditions and organic agricultural production. Beneficial microorganisms are important key factors for increase of soil fertility and biological control of plant pathogen. Our future will be on the efficient and eco friendly control of the diseases targeting the crops and orchards in temperate areas of Azad Kashmir.

Head of Department (HoD)

Syed Riaz Ali Gardazi
Ph.D. (QAU)

+92 5824-960014 +92 5824-443310 syedriazali@upr.edu.pk

Programmes Offered

  • Credit Hours : 45
    Duration : 2 years
    Eligibility : B.Sc. (Hons.) 65% Marks or 2.5 CGPA+GAT General with 50 % Marks
    Description :

  • Credit Hours : 140
    Duration : 4 years
    Eligibility : F.Sc. Pre-Medical or equivalent with 50% marks.
    Description :

    4 years B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture major in Plant Pathology

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