PLPT 261 General Pesticides 3 (2+1)
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.
PLPR 345 Weeds and their Control 2 (1+1)
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 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 460 Pesticides Formulation and Application 3 (2+1)
Types of pesticide formulations, adjuvant, application, equipment, and calibrations. Application techniques and calibration for mixing and application rate of pesticide. Pesticide transportation, handling, storage and disposals. Evaluation of Pesticide application methods.
PLPT 503 Pesticides and the Environment (2 credit-hours).
The Agro-ecosystem. Mutual effects of pesticides and the environments. Hazards of pesticides to wildlife, man and farm animals pesticide registration, storage, disposal and handling precautions. (Prerequisite: PLPT 261).
PLPT 509 Formulation of Pesticides (2 credit-hours)
Physicochemical characteristics of pesticides formulation. Role of the formation adjuvants, factors affecting, pesticides efficacy and time of activity. Controlled release formations. (Prerequisite PLPT 460).
PLPT 532 Pest Resistance to Pesticides (1 credit-hour)
Differences between resistance and tolerance. Types and degrees of pest resistance to pesticides. Causes and remedy. Case-study of resistance developed in some important pests. (Prerequisite PLPT 511).