Crop science is the study of the world`s major food ,feed,turt and fiber crops and the environment. It is a broad discipline encompassing breeding ,genetics, production, and management.
An overview of crop studies
Crop science is the set of practices describing “how” to grow crops as distinct from the underpinning crop science which provides the “why”.
However the way in which we grow crops have evolved pragmatically as we have sought to improve food supply for the increase populations and for next crop planting.
The aim of agronomy is to provide good growing conditions and to manipulate these so that the crop grows in such a way to optimize the yield of the plant part required.
Why study Crop Science?
To acquire, integrate and share basic and applied knowledge about field crops and cropping systems in an ever-changing world,To crate better ways to feed or fuel the world now and in future.
Studying crop science can ensure that you have a hand in the development of new, sustainable methods of agriculture for the world.
Students will gain practical experience in;
quality breeding method
Weed management techniques
our aims are to increase the safe, sustainable production of food crops for people and animals as well as energy crops, designed to generate power for our future energy needs with eased.
PROSPECTS IN CROP SCIENCE
Here are some careers taken by our graduates
Careers in agribusiness require knowledge in agronomy, biology, business, and technology to help commercial agriculture companies and producers manage successful agricultural enterprises. From finance to plant pathology, agribusiness professionals use a unique background of crop sciences and business to promote the development of crops.
Biotechnologists use biology and technology to help solve global food, fuel, and fiber insecurities. They improve crop varieties and products and develop new products from biological organisms and cells. Biotechnology spans several industries including agriculture, environmental sciences, food technology, medicine, and more.
Crop and Food Production
Producers work to create healthy, sustainable, and environmentally friendly food and fuel sources. They look at the entire crop production process of growth, development, and harvest to maximize efficiency and increase yield. Producers concentrate on reducing plant diseases, pests, and weeds.
Plant Breeding and Genetics
Plant breeders use genetics, agronomy, statistics, and technology to develop crops that are more productive, nutritious, and adaptive to climate change, improving the health of humans, animals, and the earth. They look at the genetic makeup of plants and try to cross plants with desired traits to create new varieties.
Urban Agriculture and Horticulture
Scientists in horticulture and urban agriculture strive to make food and fuel plants more nutritious, productive, and sustainable, in addition to, improving living environments. They work in several industries in agriculture from urban design to viticulture.
Water Quality and Environmental Systems
Scientists in water quality and environmental systems find ways to increase crop productivity while minimizing harm to the environment including soil, water, and air quality. They find new strategies to reduce agricultural water runoff and greenhouse gas emissions and ways to improve nutrient cycling for healthier soil.
Weed scientists use molecular, genomic, and practical approaches to explain how weed species adapt to stress, environmental factors, and herbicides. Research leads to increased food production through the implementation of integrated weed management programs.
It is our interest in crop science technology to train and launch into the society well equipped and motivated students who desire to make changes in the field of crop science and overall land resources management. We latch on our well trained, experienced and motivated teaching staff and instructors to make this achieveable.
It is our sincere desire that young individuals show interest in the study of crops to effectively manage them for food security for our ever growing population.