What is plant pathology?

What is plant pathology?

• It is a branch of science which deals with the ways to keep the plants healthy and without damages to increase production.

• Some of the sub branches of this field are:

- Plant entomology
- Plant nematology
- Weed sciences

• It is a promising career for students having keen interest in agriculture and biology.

• This field is inter-related with fields like microbiology, mycology, biochemistry, bio informatics and virology.

• Specialists in this field are termed as Plant pathologists.

• As a professional in this field you have to deal with plants as well as the organisms affecting them.

• The major task is to protect the plants from damages and various diseases.

• They try to control the diseases by developing medicines and altering the conditions.
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