· Completing the accreditation duties and becoming an institution which have laboratories with international standards,
· Leading the plant health researches with knowledgeable, qualified academic staff and equipment,
· For safe agricultural products; within the framework of the integrated management, overseeing the human and environmental health and natural balance on managing the pests,
· Demonstrating new approaches with technological and sustainable methods for the solution of the problems,
· Strengthening the physical infrastructure of the Nazife Tuatay Plant Protection Museum and providing sustainable services in the international arena, MISSION
· Using advanced techniques in the field of plant health to produce environmentally-friendly technology and knowledge, developing R&D infrastructure according to international standards to become a center of excellence,
· Demonstrating the identification, distribution, intensity and loss levels of the harmful organisms on plants and agricultural products and determining the economical harm levels and management thresholds,
· Developing native plant protection products and plant protection machinery,
· Running resistance monitor and management programs for pesticides,
· Determining control methods with reducing use of chemical inputs to control harmful organisms,
· Making researches on alternative management methods instead of chemical management,
· Collecting, saving and cataloging of fauna, flora and microflora organisms across the country,OUR GOALS
· Establishment of accredited laboratories
· Development of biopesticides, pheromones and attractant materials in pest control
· Implementation of native technology for the development of prototypes of highly effective spraying systems
· Development of new biopesticide formulation through field scale efficacy tests
· Improvement of innovative pest applications devoted to the reduction of conventional pesticides
· Improving the conditions of Nazife Tuatay Plant Protection Museum and development of data bank.
· Exploring pesticide resistant harmful organisms and implentation of resistance monitor in the country.
· Investigating resistance factors in plant against to harmful organisms
· Encouragment for multidisciplinary national/international projects
· Development of new methodologies in identificaion of harmful organisms
· Increasing national/international attentions on Turkish Plant Protection Bulletin (published since 1952) by its promotion to SCI-expanded list
· Development of risk maps for harmful organisms
· Monitoring populations of beneficial and harmful organism under changing climate and environmental conditions
· Conducting projects to monitor beneficial/harmful organisms-ecosystem relationships
· Improving early-warning methods in pest control strategies
· Investigating new pest control agents as an alternative to Methyl Bromide
· Determination of pest residue limits in major agricultral products in the country
· Development of new pesticide application techniques to reduce water pollution
· Analyzing seconder ingredients in additon to active ingredients in pesticide formulations
· Improvement of sprayer evaluation technologies
· Improvement of new solution to reduce herbicide runoff through soil surface.
· Increasing herbicide efficiency and decreasing herbicide use in the country
· Updating the methods used in pesticide analysis in paralllel with EU, FAO and WHO standarts.
· Implementation of mass productions for biological pest agents
· Determination of side effects of pest control agents on beneficial organisms
· Performing ecotoxicological monitoring programs of the pest control agents used in the country.
· Investigating the effects of agricultural product processing on pest residues
· Investigations of the nutritional links between biological control agents, hosts and plants for programming pest management in nation-wide.