University of California - Davis

Letters and Science

Plant Protection and Pest Management


UC Davis, Economics Dept., One Shields Ave.

One Shields Ave

Davis, CA 95616

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Plant Protection and Pest Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Students study the application of biology and technology for environmentally-safe management of agricultural pests and for profitable production of crops. Students may conduct independent research or participate in ongoing projects on integrated crop management and sustainable agriculture. Weeds, insects, plant pathogens, nematodes, rodents, and other pests are treated as parts of complex ecosystems. The program prepares students for careers as farm advisors, farm managers, pest control advisors and operators, agricultural consultants, and industrial sales and marketing specialists, and pest specialists with governmental agencies.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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