Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management Major

Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management prepares individuals apply their efforts to the application of scientific principles to the control of animal, insect and weed infestation of domesticated plant populations and other settings, including agricultural crops; the prevention/reduction of attendant economic loss; and the control of environmental pollution and degradation related to pest infestation and pest control measures.

Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management majors and degree programs generally includes instruction in entomology, applicable animal sciences, plant pathology and physiology, weed science, crop science, and environmental toxicology.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management (use the College Search feature and enter " Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management?

Completing this major/degree program, individuals may likely find careers in working with plant breeders and crop management, insect, and weed specialists in developing integrated, environmentally sound approaches to managing crops and their pests.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management:

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

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