Specialisation Plant Pathology and Entomology

The investments made in crop production need to be protected from losses due to biotic stress. Integrated pest management provides such protection by integrating genetic plant resistance, cultural practices and biological control.

This specialisation investigates the population ecology of insects, nematodes and weeds and epidemiology of fungi and viruses, including mechanisms of transmission. Knowledge of plant-insect, plant-pathogen and crop-weed relationships establishes the basis for applied research programmes on integrated pest management, disease agents and weeds.


Courses of the specialisation Plant Pathology and Entomology are listed in the online Study Handbook.

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Students in this specialisation can do their MSc thesis at five  different Chair Groups within Wageningen University. Visit their website to find out more about their research and possible thesis subjects: