Department of

Crop Production

DEPARTMENT OF CROP SCIENCE

The department started as Department of Crop Production and later was changed to Department of Agronomy. It is among the pioneer departments established in the year 2002. The department controls very huge farm establishments of the university.

Philosophy and Objectives
The department is established to provide a broad-based undergraduate training in agricutlture and designed to give a more practical and functional training in various areas. It provides training in Agricultural sciences to meet the needs of increased productivity required in the mobilization of the rural areas. This exercise is based on the philosophy of creating opportunities for progress and profit in agriculture, where the department is involved in developing appropriate manpower for it. To achieve this, the objectives below are relevant for agricultural manpower development in Adamawa State University.
The graduates of agriculture produced by the department are expected to be able to accomplish the following:

  • Engage in production and research that would provide relevant and appropriate solutions to the problems of agriculture and rural development and improve agricultural productivity in Adamawa state and Nigeria in general;
  • Take up employment anywhere in Adamawa State and Nigeria in general in any aspect of agriculture and related areas;
  • Profitably put their skills into operation by establishing and operating their own farming enterprises.

The department has two laboratories, crop production/protection and soil science. The laboratories have up-to-date necessary equipment and facilities for teaching and research in crop production, protection and soil science.

Departmental Courses

FIRST SEMESTER   
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLE

UNIT

STATUS

 
AGR 101Introduction to Agriculture

2

Full Accreditation

 
BIO 101Introductory Biology I

4

  
CHM 103Intro. To Inorganic Chemistry

2

  
CHM 111Basic Practical Chemistry

1

  
CHM 101Intro. To Physical Chemistry

3

  
MTH 105Elementary Algebra and Set

2

  
STA 101Elements of Statistics

2

  
PHY 105Physics for Life Science

3

  
PHY 117Basic Experimental Physics

1

  
GST 101Use of English I

2

  
SECOND SEMESTER   
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLE

UNIT

STATUS

 
AGR 102Intro. To Agriculture

2

Full Accreditation

 
BIO 102Introductory Biology II

4

  
CHM 102Intro. To Organic Chemistry II

3

  
CHM 104Intro. To Inorganic Chemistry II

2

  
CHM 112Basic Practical Chemistry

1

  
MTH 104Elements of Calculus

2

  
PHY 106Physics for Life Science II

3

  
PHY 118Basic Experimental Physics II

1

  
GST 102Use of English II

2

  
GST 103Social Science

2

  
GST 104Philosophy and Logic

2

FIRST SEMESTER   
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLE

UNIT

STATUS

 
CRP 201Dimatology and Biogeography

3

Full Accreditation

 
CRP 203Crop Anatomy, Taxonomy and Physiology

3

  
CRP 205Principles of Soil Science

2

  
CRP 207Principles of Economics

2

  
CRP 209Principles of Forestry

2

  
CRP 211Principles of Genetics

2

  
APA 201Intro. To Animal Feeds & Feeding

2

  
AGR 201Intro. To Agric Engineering

2

  
CSC 291Intro. To Computer I

2

  
AGF 201Farm Practices

1

  
GST 201Communication Skills

2

  
GST 203Use of Library I

1

  
STA 101Elements of Statistics

2

  
     
SECOND SEMESTER   
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLE

UNIT

STATUS

 
AGR 202Basic Farm Structure and Environment

2

Full Accreditation

 
AGF 202Farm Practice (Soil Survey)

1

  
APA 202Principles of Animal Productions

2

  
APA 204Intro. to Agric Biochemistry

2

  
APA 206Intro. to Fisheries and Wild Life

2

  
CRP 202Principles of Crop Production

2

  
CRP 204Intro. to Horticulture

1

  
CRP 206Principles of crop Protection

2

  
CSC 292Intro. to Computer Science II

2

  
FST 202Principles of Food and Technology

2

  
FST 204Intro. to Food and Nutrition

2

  
GST 202Nigerian Peoples and Culture

2

FIRST SEMESTER   
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLE

UNIT

STATUS

 
AEX 301Intro. to Agric EXT & Rural Sociology

1

Full Accreditation

 
AEX 303Intro. to Farm Mgt and Production Economics

1

  
AEX 305Principles of Economics

2

  
AGR 301Intro. to Farm Machinery

1

  
APA 301Non-Ruminant Productions

3

  
APA 307Principles of Animal Health and Hygiene

2

  
CRP 301Arable Crop Production

2

  
CRP 303Principles of Soil Physics and Soil Conservation

3

Departmental Staff

S/NNAMEQUALIFICATIONRANKFIELD OF SPECIALIZATIONNATURE OF APPOINTMENT
1.Prof. W. B. NdahiPh.D.ProfessorCrop Physiology, Weed Sci, & Crop ProductionAcademic
2.Prof. J. D. KwariPh.D.ProfessorSoil Chemistry, Fertility & Mgt.Academic
3.Prof. B. M. SasstawaPh.D.ProfessorAgricultural EntomologyAcademic
4.Prof. B. S. BdliyaPh.D.ReaderPlant PathologyAcademic
5.Dr. K. N. FutulessPh.D.ReaderCrop Physiology & ProductionAcademic
6.Dr. M. D. ToungosPh.D.Senior Lect.Crop PhysiologyAcademic
7.Dr. Y. KwagaPh.D.Senior Lect.AgronomyAcademic
8.Dr. H. E. ShehuPh.D.Senior Lect.Soil Fertilizer & Plant NutritionAcademic
9.Dr. M. A. MuhammanPh.D.Lecturer IAgronomyAcademic
10.Dr. Hassan SulePhD.Lecturer ICrops ProductionAcademic
11.Mr. Perter JonahM.Sc.Lecturer IPland BreedingAcademic
12.Mr. Dishi KhobeM.Sc.Lecturer IIWide Life Conservation & Mgt.Academic
13.Mr. G.A. AbrahamB.Sc.Lecturer II Academic
14.Mr. Timon FreedomB.Sc.Asst. Lect Academic