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Dean College of Agricultural Sciences

DEPARTMENT OF CROP & SOIL SCIENCES

The Agrarian Revolution


Crop and Soil Sciences offers Honours’ Degree in Crop Science, Bachelor of Agriculture (Crop Science). The duration of the degree program is five years of ten semesters. In the first semester of the 400 levels (4th year), students will proceed on a six-month Farm Practical Training (FPT) in agricultural and agro allied industries and farms. The philosophy of the department is in consonance with the vision of Landmark University, which is to spearhead an agrarian revolution through the exploration of hidden treasures in the mother-earth, thereby providing relevant and appropriate solutions to the myriads of problems confronting the country’s agricultural sector.

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OUR COURSES

CRP 211

Principles of Crop Production

3 Units

Crop production and its development. The principles & prospect of crop production.

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CRP 212

Anatomy, Taxonomy and Physiology of Agricultural Plants

3 Units

Introduction to plant taxonomy. Parts of the crops cell types.

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CRP 221

Principles of Forestry and Wildlife

2 Units

Renewable natural resources: availability, distribution and potential.

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CRP 222

Introduction to Horticulture

2 Units

Importance, scope and distribution of fruits and vegetables grown in Nigeria.

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CRP 223

Introduction to Climatology and Biogeography

3 Units

The principles, aims and scope of Climatology and Biogeography.

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CRP 311

Production of Arable Crops

2 Units

Establishment, management, processing, storage, utilization and improvement of some crops.

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DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMMES


The Department offers courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of Crop and Soil Sciences which include:

1. Bachelor of Agriculture (B.Agric. Crop Science)
2. Post graduate Diploma (PGD)
3. Master of Science (M.Sc)
4. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

The Department offers courses in the following areas of specialization for PGD, M.Sc. and Ph.D programmes:
1. Agronomy
2. Crop Physiology
3. Crop breeding and Genetics
4. Crop Protection
5. Soil Microbiology
6. Soil Survey and Pedology
7. Soil Management and Improvement
8. Soil Chemistry
9. Soil Fertility

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