Plant Pathology is defined as the study of the organisms and environmental conditions that cause disease in plants, the mechanisms by which this occurs, the interactions between these causal agents and the plant (effects on plant growth, yield and quality). It involves involves in the study of pathogen identification, disease etiology, disease cycles, economic impact, plant disease epidemiology, plant disease resistance and how plant diseases affect humans and animals, management of plant diseases and the methods of managing or controlling plant disease. It also interfaces knowledge from other scientific fields such as mycology, microbiology, virology, biochemistry, bio-informatics, etc.
- Track 1-1 Epidemiology
- Track 2-2 Plant Pathogens
- Track 3-3 Fungal and viral phytopathology
- Track 4-4 Diagnosis of Plant Disease
- Track 5-5 Pre-harvest disease management