The Department of Plant Protection and Quarantine

Since 2010 S. SeifullinKazakh agrotechnical University was one of the first universities in Kazakhstan whichstarted to prepare specialists in the field of "Plant protection and quarantine". In 2013 the Department "Plant protection and quarantine" was opened at the Agronomy faculty.

The main direction of the Department is the teaching and training of future specialists in the sphere of plant protection and quarantine. The Department trains specialists in 5B081100 – "Plant protection and quarantine", 6M081100 –"Plant protection and quarantine", 6D081100 – "Plant protection and quarantine".

The teaching staff schedule of the Department "Plant protection and quarantine"consists of 25 teachers, of which 2 of whom are doctors of science, professors, 1academician, 3 PhD,11 candidates of sciencesand 5 masters. The auxiliary staff of the Department are 1 senior laboratory assistant and 2laboratory assistants.

The basis of the educational programme of the specialty are courses: General and agricultural entomology; General and agricultural Phytopathology; harmful nematodes, mites, rodents; chemical and biological plant protection; phytosanitary monitoring and the forecast of development and spread of harmful organisms; plant quarantine; plant immunity, etc. From 2014in the specialty 6М081100-"Protection and quarantine of plants" launched multilingual training.

For the 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 academic years, the staff of the Department published 47 titles of educational and methodological literature, including 21 textbooks and manuals, 26 tutorials and guidelines. As the newest ones of these we can consider the textbooks "Phytosanitary technologies of agricultural crops cultivation" (in rus.), "The technology of processing and storage of plant products" (in kaz.), "Crop production" (in rus.), the manuals "Chemical plant protection" (in kaz.), "Biological plant protection" (in rus.), "Storage and processing of potatoes, fruits and vegetables" (eng.), workshop on specific  language, etc.

The organization of the educational process includes conducting methodological seminars, open lectures, master classes and round tables. So, the teachers of the department conducted methodological seminars on the topics "Organization and conduct of professional practice", "Scientific research work with students at the stages of bachelor and master's training", master classes on the topic "Preparative forms of pesticides and methods for their use", open video lectures "Diagnosis" Of the disease of potato plants by immunochromatographic test", "Ecology of pests of agricultural crops ".

5 laboratories are usedfor educational and scientific purposes(plant biotechnology, plant optimization, plant pathology, entomology and specialized agrochemical laboratory), 1phytotron and 2 research center (scientific innovative center of phytosanitary monitoring, plant protection and quarantine, scientific and educational innovative center of agrobiological research).

Scientific research conducted by the Department is included in the national program on priority directions of agricultural science development and have theoretical and practical significance.

Currently,according to the research plan of the Departmentresearch on 2 topics of grant funding under the budget program 055 MES RK are being conducted, 1 theme program targeted funding on the budget program 212, Ministry of agriculture of RK, 3 contractual-funded topics. Employees of the Department over 2012-2016published 5 scientific papers in the journals of Scopusdatabases, 26 articles in journals of the list of Committee on control in education and science MES RK, received 7 innovative patents.

There is a close cooperation with the relevant organizations inside the country. According to the signed agreements, the students had industrial and research practices on the basis of the A.I. BarayevKazakh research Institute of grain farming and Kazakh research Institute of plant protection and quarantine, Kazakh Institute of Agriculture and Plant, branches of the Republican state institution "Republican methodological center of phytosanitary diagnostics and forecasts" of the Ministry of agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Republican state institution "Phytosanitary", State institution  "Republican centre of plant quarantine", and other agricultural enterprises. The head of practice are teachers of the Department and specialists from enterprises and institutions, thereby expanding the introduction of dual education. Students of 2-4 courses are held educational practice on campus of S. Seifullin Kazakh agrotechnical University.

At the international level, the Department has successfully cooperated with Krakow Agricultural University (Poland, Krakow), PlovdivAgricultural University (Bulgaria, Plovdiv), Ben-Gurion University (Israel, tel Aviv) and others.

Graduates of the specialty "Plant protection and quarantine" will be able to realize themselves in the public service in the sphere of plant protection and quarantine; scientific-production structures of the Ministry of agriculture; all types of agricultural enterprises crop profile; centres of phytosanitary diagnostics and forecasts; centres of plant quarantine; the laboratory of biomethod, biofactories; border quarantine posts; various commercial firms.

The Department is headed by doctor of agricultural Sciences K.M.Mussynov.

Department history
Academic Staff
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International cooperation
Student life
Information on subject Olympiads in the Department of "Protection and quarantine of plants"

Information on educational programs of undergraduate (5В081100 Protection and Quarantine of Plants) and graduate (6M081100 - "5В081100 Protection and Quarantine of Plants ")
The development plan of the educational programme of the specialty “Plant protection and quarantine”