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Department of Plant Protection

Introduction

The department consists of laboratories of phytopathology, entomology, and beneficial microorganisms for the research of crops diseases and insects pest etiology, ecology and control, and beneficial microorganisms development and utilization.

Research Staff

Associate research and Head of Department : Huei-Fang Ni
Associate research : Shou-Horng Huang
Assistant research fellow :Chiao-Wen Huang
Assistant research fellow :Li-Yuan Wang
Assistant research fellow :Ching-Yi Lin
Assistant research fellow :Tai-Chuan Wang
Assistant research fellow :Po-Hung Chen

Research Summary

1. Phytopathology:

Phytopathology research involves studies of etiology, ecology and epidemiology of field and postharvest diseases and integrated control of major diseases. ( Leader:Huei-Fang Ni Tel: (05)2753220)

The inhibition effect of hot water treatment for postharvest diseases of mango fruits.(CK)

The inhibition effect of hot water treatment for postharvest diseases of mango fruits (CK)

The inhibition effect of hot water treatment for postharvest diseases of mango fruits.(9 days after treatment with 60℃/ 20 sec hot water)

The inhibition effect of hot water treatment for postharvest diseases of mango fruits.(9 days after treatment with 60℃/ 20 sec hot water)

Establishing of indexing techniques for sweet potato virus diseases (sweet potato latent virus and sweet potato feathery mottle virus) by ELISA and Western blotting

Establishing of indexing techniques for sweet potato virus diseases (sweet potato latent virus and sweet potato feathery mottle virus) by ELISA and Western blotting

Identification and differentiation of plant pathogenic nematodes by molecular biotechniquesXiphinema diffusum (Vdi); X.incognitum (Xin); X.brevicollum (Xbre); X.oxycaudatum (Xoxy)

Identification and differentiation of plant pathogenic nematodes by molecular biotechniquesXiphinema diffusum (Vdi); X.incognitum (Xin); X.brevicollum (Xbre); X.oxycaudatum (Xoxy)

2.Entomology:

To study the ecology, damage, forecasting technology, varietal resistance, and establishment of integrated approach for managing insects on 1 crops. ( Leader: Shou-Horng Huang Tel: (05)2753203 )

Yellow water-pan trap

Yellow water-pan trap

Air borne net trap

Air borne net trap

Suction light trap Monitoring and forecasting the population and damage of rice planthoppers and rice leaffolder

Suction light trap Monitoring and forecasting the population and damage of rice planthoppers and rice leaffolder

Screening for rice varietal resistance to brown planthopper

Screening for rice varietal resistance to brown planthopper

Citrus huanglongbing (greening) can be transmitted by citrus psyllid , Diaphoria citri , The infected plants are seriously influenced in their growth resulting in short life, reduced yield and poor fruit quality

Citrus huanglongbing (greening) can be transmitted by citrus psyllid , Diaphoria citri ,The infected plants are seriously influenced in their growth resulting in short life, reduced yield and poor fruit quality

Developing and evaluation of attractive methods for the Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel),inculding non-toxic guava-sticky-bag method and Victor fly trap, can be very good monitor or control techniques for managing the Oriental fruit fly

Developing and evaluation of attractive methods for the Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel),inculding non-toxic guava-sticky-bag method and Victor fly trap, can be very good monitor or control techniques for managing the Oriental fruit fly

3.Utilization of beneficial microorganisms:

To study the technology of mass production, conservation of VA mycorrhizal fungi, and evaluation of their effect on the cultivation of horticultural cops.

Mass production of inoculum source of VA mycorrhiza l fungus in root systems of corn in sand bed

Mass production of inoculum source of VA mycorrhiza l fungus in root systems of corn in sand bed

Application of VA mycorrhizal fungus for promotion of citrusseedlings growth

Application of VA mycorrhizal fungus for promotion of citrusseedlings growth

Growth promotion of muskmelon inoculated with VA mycorrizal fungus (Left)

Growth promotion of muskmelon inoculated with VA mycorrizal fungus (Left)

Application of VA mycorrhizal fungus to muskmelon seedlings for promotion of growth, and improvement of fruit quality and yield

Application of VA mycorrhizal fungus to muskmelon seedlings for promotion of growth, and improvement of fruit quality and yield