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UNIVERSITY OF FORESTRY

Faculty of Agronomy

AFP7210175

Mailing address: Bulgaria, Sofia 1797, 10, bul. "Kliment Ohridski" University of Forestry, Faculty of Agronomy

Location: Building "D" of the UF, Student City, 1, St. Vasko Abadzhiev ", 1st floor, room № 105

Head of Department: Assoc. Prof. PhD Lilyana Markova Koleva

History:

The training of students in plant protection began in 1999 at the Faculty of Ecology and Landscape Architecture and Agronomy. Department "Plant Protection" was formed as an independent structure at the end of 2003 and the first Head of Department at the beginning of 2004 was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rumen Tomov. Heads of department were also Assoc. Prof. Dr. GeorgiTrenchev, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivona Dimitrova and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Atanaska Teneva, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Katya Trencheva. Since 2021, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Slavtcho Slavov has been selected as Head of Department.

Department "Plant Protection" has a rich collection of herbarium diseases and pests as well as specialized training materials. The department has its own library, a large part of the books were donated by the family of Prof. DSc Stoyne Grigorov.

Lecturers of the Department "Plant protection" are actively involved in research and publishing activities of the department.

Academic staff of the Department:

  • Prof. Rumen Ignatov Tomov, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Katya Georgieva Trencheva, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Slavtcho Bonev Slavov, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Ivona Vasileva Dimitrova, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Lilyana Markova Koleva, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. AtanaskaTodorova Teneva, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Vera Zamfirova Petrova, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Tsvetelina Alipieva Nikolova, PhD
  • Assoc. Prof. Zhelyu Georgiev Avramov, PhD
  • Assist. Prof. Boryana Lydmilova Palashkova

Organizer learning activity: Malinka Stamova, building "D" of the UF, 1st floor, Room D-105, Tel. 02/819 29 13

Lecturers from the Department conduct lectures and practical exercises for students in bachelor’s degree in specialty "Plant Protection" (PP) and specialty "Agronomy" (A); in the master's degree - specialty "Plant Protection" (PP master), specialty "Crop production" (CP), specialty "Horticulture and Viticulture" (HV), specialty "Management of soil resources" (MSR), specialty "Plant Breeding and Seed Production of Crops" (PBSPC), specialty "Fruit growing" (FG); specialty "Field crops production" (FCP), specialty "Regenerative agriculture" (RA), specialty "Vegetable growing" (VG) and specialty "Plant protection" (PP-masters).

Subjects and Lecturers:

  • Adaptive agriculture and water management (CP, MSR FG, FCP, RA, VG): Lectures and seminars – Assoc. Prof. PhD Vera Petrova
  • Agricultural Entomology (PP). Lectures - Prof. PhD Rumen Tomov; exercises - Assoc. Prof. PhD Katya Trencheva
  • Agricultural Phytopathology (PP). Lectures - Assoc. Prof. PhD Slavtcho Slavov; exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Zhelyu Avramov
  • Animal husbandry (A). Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Atanaska Teneva.
  • Beekeeping (A, PP): Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Tsvetelina Nikolova
  • Bee pollination (HV, PBSPCP): Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Tsvetelina Nikolova
  • Biological testing and registration of products for PP (PP-master): Lectures and exercises - Assoc. Prof. PhD Lilyana Markova
  • Chemical Plant Protection (A, PP). Lectures and exercises –Assoc. Prof. PhD. Lilyana Markova
  • Crop Genetic Adaptation (VG, FG, RA). Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Ivona Dimitrova
  • Cytogenetics (PBSPC). Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Ivona Dimitrova
  • Decontamination of seeds, seedlings and soils (PP-MSc). Lectures – Assoc. Prof. PhD Lilyana Markova; exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Zhelyu Avramov
  • Environmentally friendly methods in PP (PP-MSc). Lectures and exercises – Prof. PhD Rumen Tomov
  • Erosion and soil protection (A): Exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Vera Petrova
  • Forecast and signaling (PP). Lectures –Assoc. Prof. PhD Lilyana Markova; exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Zhelyu Avramov
  • Fundamentals of animal husbandry (A). Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Atanaska Teneva
  • Fundamentals of biological control (PP). Lectures and exercises – Prof. PhD Rumen Tomov
  • Genetically modified organisms (FCP). Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Ivona Dimitrova
  • General entomology (PP). Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Katya Trencheva.
  • General Phytopathology (PP). Lectures – Assoc. Prof. PhD Slavtcho Slavov; exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Zhelyu Avramov
  • Genetics (A, PP). Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Ivona Dimitrova; –
  • Genetic resources in agriculture (A). Lectures and seminars – Assoc. Prof. PhD Ivona Dimitrova
  • Hydromelioration (MSR): Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Vera Petrova
  • Integrated Pest Management (PP). Lectures – Assoc. Prof. PhD Slavtcho Slavov
  • Irrigation agriculture of energy crops (CP) Lectures and seminars – Assoc. Prof. PhD Vera Petrova
  • Irrigation and Drainage (A, PP). Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Vera Petrova
  • Melioration in agriculture (A, PP). Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Vera Petrova
  • Molecular methods in plant protection (PP-MSc): Lectures – Assoc. Prof. PhD IvonaDimitrova; exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Atanaska Teneva
  • Non-chemical plant protection methods (PP -mastes), Lectures and exercises – Prof. PhD Rumen Tomov
  • Non-insect pests (PP). Lectures and seminars –Assoc. Prof. PhD Lilyana Markova.
  • Organic Animal Husbandry (РА) Lectures and seminars - Assoc. Prof. PhD Atanaska Teneva
  • Pests of cultivated plants (A). Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Katya Trencheva
  • Pests on stored products (PP-MSc). Lectures and exercises - Assoc. Prof. PhD Katya Trencheva and Assoc. Prof. PhD Zhelyu Avramov
  • Phytopharmacy (A, PP). Lectures and exercises –Assoc. Prof. PhD. Lilyana Markova
  • Phytopathology (A). Lectures – Assoc. Prof. PhD Slavtcho Slavov; exercises –Assoc. Prof. PhD Zhelyu Avramov
  • Phytosanitary Control (PP-MSc). Lectures – Prof. PhD Rumen Tomov; exercises -Assoc. Prof. PhD Lilyana Markova, Lectures and exercises (part-time) Assoc. Prof. PhD Zhelyu Avramov
  • Plant Biotechnology (A). Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD AtanaskaTeneva
  • Pollination of agricultural crops (FG, FCP, RA, VG). Lectures and seminars – Assoc. Prof. PhD Tsvetelina Nikolova
  • Practicum of Acarology and Nematology (PP-MSc). Practical classes – Assoc. Prof. PhD Lilyana Markova
  • Practicum of Entomology (PP-MSc). Practical classes – Assoc. Prof. PhD Katya Trencheva
  • Practicum of Phytopathology (bacteria, fungi, viruses) (PP-MSc). Practical classes – Assoc. Prof. PhD Zhelyu Avramov
  • Private animal husbandry (A). Lectures - Assoc. Prof. PhD Atanaska Teneva
  • Soil health (PP-MSc) Lectures and exercises – Ch. Assist. Prof. PhD Tsvetelina Nikolova
  • Sericulture (A, PP): Lectures and seminars – Ch. Assist. Prof. PhD Tsvetelina Nikolova
  • Sustainable use of pesticides (PP-MSc) Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Lilyana Markova
  • Tissue cultures, genetic engineering and molecular markers (PBSPC): Lectures and exercises – Assoc. Prof. PhD Ivona Dimitrova and Assoc. Prof. PhD Atanaska Teneva

Research fields of the department:

  • Plant protection
  • Agricultural entomology and nematology
  • Agricultural plant pathology and virology
  • Biological and integrated pest management
  • Invasive alien species and quarantine pest
  • Genetics
  • Application of molecular genetic methods in animal husbandry and agriculture
  • Genetic diversity of populations
  • Animal husbandry
  • Rabbitbreeding
  • Beekeeping
  • Sericulture
  • Irrigation
  • Melioration

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