Welcome Message

The College of Crop and Soil Sciences was one of the six Colleges with which Michael Okpara University of Agriculture started in 1993.  The College started with two of the approved five Departments.  Presently, the College has three Departments, namely, Department of Agronomy, Department of Plant Health Management and Department of Soil Science and Meteorology as well as a Research and Training Unit.  The College awards degree of Bachelor of Agriculture (B. Agric.) with options in Agronomy, Plant Health Management and Soil Science.  A Bachelor’s degree programme in Meteorology has been approved by the University Senate, to start in the 2014/2015 Session.  At the graduate level, degrees awarded include Postgraduate Diploma in Crop Production, Soil Management and Plant Protection.  Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are awarded in different areas of specialization including Crop Breeding and Genetics, Crop Production and Physiology, Farming Systems, Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Technology, Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy, Soil Microbiology, Soil Physics and Conservation, Plant Pathology, Applied Entomology, Weed Science and Nematology. 

          In order to contribute effectively to the mission and vision of the University, the College of Crop and Soil Sciences has the following objectives:

  1. To train agriculturists with broad knowledge of agriculture but high competences in soil resources management, crop production and protection.
  2. To produce B. Agric graduates with strong skills in soil resources surveys, crop improvement, and field management of crops pests and diseases.
  3. To train agricultural personnel with sufficient skills to work as Consultants on issues related to Soil resources inventory, Crop improvement and production technologies, Weed management strategies, Pest and disease monitoring and control.
  4. To produce agriculturists with entrepreneurial skills for self-employment in agricultural enterprises.

The College of Crop and Soil Sciences of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike is willing to serve as a major catalyst for the transformation of small holder farming enterprises in South-Eastern Nigeria and beyond.

Prof Damian Okwudiri Asawalam