1902 Agricultural Science, Sanjiang Normal School1902 Agricultural Science, Sanjiang Normal School
(1914 The first four-year agricultural science degree in Jinling University)
(1916 Plant Pathology Group and Entomology Group in Jinling University)
1917 Agricultural Science, Nanjing Normal College
1920 Department of Plant Pests, National Southeast University
1927 Department of Plant Diseases and Pests, The Fourth Sun Yat-sen University
1928 Department of Plant Pests, National Central University
1941 Department of Plant Pests, Jinling University
1949 Department of Plant Pests, College of Agriculture, National Nanjing University
1952 Department of Plant Protection, Nanjing Agricultural College (Combined from Department of Plant Pests in National Nanjing University and Department of Plant Pests in Jinling University)
1981 The Department became the first in China to offer Plant Pathology degree at doctoral-level.
1989 Plant Pathology became a National Key Discipline at the Department.
1989 National Training Centre for Crop Diseases and Pests and National Centre for Crop Disease and Insect Resistance Monitoring were established by the Ministry of Agriculture.
1993 Entomology became a Ministry of Agriculture Key Discipline in the Department.
1996 Plant Protection in the Department was rated as a ‘Distinguished Research Group’ by Jiangsu Province; Plant Protection became a national "211 project" key discipline in the Department.
2000 College of Plant Protection was established.
2002 Plant Pathology, Agricultural Entomology and Pest Management became National Key Disciplines; Pesticide Science became a Jiangsu Province Key Discipline in the College.
2007 Plant Quarantine and Biosecurity Science became a Jiangsu Province Key Discipline.
2007 Plant Protection in the College became a National Class I Key discipline.
2008 The Plant Protection Teaching Group was formally recognized as a ‘National Teaching Group’; “Crop Pest and Disease Monitoring and Management Key Laboratory” was established under the fifth round of certification of Ministry Key Laboratories.
2010 The “Key laboratory of Integrated Management of Crop Diseases and Pests” was certified by the Ministry of Education; Plant Protection as a discipline was recognized under the “Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions: Priority Academic Program Development ”.