There was a need to graduate cadres capable of carrying out the tasks of agricultural renaissance in Iraq in precise agricultural specializations, foremost of which are specialists in plant protection who have the ability to diagnose agricultural pests that threaten crops and develop programs to control them. In 1983, after it was a branch of the Department of Plant Production, I graduated from it several courses in the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
Department Vision :
Graduated cadres with bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in various specializations of plant protection (insects, plant diseases, pesticides).
The department's message to the community is to graduate cadres capable of carrying out the tasks of agricultural renaissance in Iraq, precise agricultural specializations, foremost of which are plant protection specialists who have the ability to diagnose agricultural pests that threaten crops and develop control programs.
Department Aimas :
The department, through the teaching program, aims to graduate qualified cadres with sufficient knowledge in the following aspects:
Insects that infect agricultural crops, studying their life and classification, the damage they cause and methods of combating them, as well as other pests such as mites, birds and rodents.
Plant pathogens (fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes) ways of their development, spread and limitation of their damage.
Chemical pesticides (identifying the chemical groups that are used in pest control, as well as knowing the scientific bases for their use to ensure the prevention of environmental pollution). Covering the types of knowledge that pertain to plants in terms of growth, environment, physiology, genetics, anatomy, classification and environmental concepts to understand the relationship between the pest and the host.
Biological pest control by using organisms capable of reducing pest damage, such as using fungi and bacteria to combat insects and pathogens.
Other objectives include preparing cadres familiar with beekeeping and honey production and conducting agricultural research on pests that affect agricultural crops such as insects, fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses and mites. Thus, the progress of the country has been supported by the involvement of graduates of the Plant Protection Department in the agricultural departments of the state, the establishment of advisory offices or the establishment of farms in desert areas. There are also graduate students (Master's and Ph.D.) in the Plant Protection Department in the field of insects, diseases and integrated control.