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

100 Level

FIRST SEMESTER
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE

UNIT

STATUS

AGR 101 Introduction to Agriculture

2

Full Accreditation

BIO 101 Introductory Biology I

4

CHM 103 Intro. To Inorganic Chemistry

2

CHM 111 Basic Practical Chemistry

1

CHM 101 Intro. To Physical Chemistry

3

MTH 105 Elementary Algebra and Set

2

STA 101 Elements of Statistics

2

PHY 105 Physics for Life Science

3

PHY 117 Basic Experimental Physics

1

GST 101 Use of English I

2

SECOND SEMESTER
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE

UNIT

STATUS

AGR 102 Intro. To Agriculture

2

Full Accreditation

BIO 102 Introductory Biology II

4

CHM 102 Intro. To Organic Chemistry II

3

CHM 104 Intro. To Inorganic Chemistry II

2

CHM 112 Basic Practical Chemistry

1

MTH 104 Elements of Calculus

2

PHY 106 Physics for Life Science II

3

PHY 118 Basic Experimental Physics II

1

GST 102 Use of English II

2

GST 103 Social Science

2

GST 104 Philosophy and Logic

2

200 Level

FIRST SEMESTER
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE

UNIT

STATUS

CRP 201 Dimatology and Biogeography

3

Full Accreditation

CRP 203 Crop Anatomy, Taxonomy and Physiology

3

CRP 205 Principles of Soil Science

2

CRP 207 Principles of Economics

2

CRP 209 Principles of Forestry

2

CRP 211 Principles of Genetics

2

APA 201 Intro. To Animal Feeds & Feeding

2

AGR 201 Intro. To Agric Engineering

2

CSC 291 Intro. To Computer I

2

AGF 201 Farm Practices

1

GST 201 Communication Skills

2

GST 203 Use of Library I

1

STA 101 Elements of Statistics

2

SECOND SEMESTER
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE

UNIT

STATUS

AGR 202 Basic Farm Structure and Environment

2

Full Accreditation

AGF 202 Farm Practice (Soil Survey)

1

APA 202 Principles of Animal Productions

2

APA 204 Intro. to Agric Biochemistry

2

APA 206 Intro. to Fisheries and Wild Life

2

CRP 202 Principles of Crop Production

2

CRP 204 Intro. to Horticulture

1

CRP 206 Principles of crop Protection

2

CSC 292 Intro. to Computer Science II

2

FST 202 Principles of Food and Technology

2

FST 204 Intro. to Food and Nutrition

2

GST 202 Nigerian Peoples and Culture

2

300 Level

FIRST SEMESTER
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE

UNIT

STATUS

AEX 301 Intro. to Agric EXT & Rural Sociology

1

Full Accreditation

AEX 303 Intro. to Farm Mgt and Production Economics

1

AEX 305 Principles of Economics

2

AGR 301 Intro. to Farm Machinery

1

APA 301 Non-Ruminant Productions

3

APA 307 Principles of Animal Health and Hygiene

2

CRP 301 Arable Crop Production

2

CRP 303 Principles of Soil Physics and Soil Conservation

3

List of Staff

Academic Staff

S/N NAME QUALIFICATION RANK FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION NATURE OF APPOINTMENT
1. Prof. W. B. Ndahi Ph.D. Professor Crop Physiology, Weed Sci, & Crop Production Academic
2. Prof. J. D. Kwari Ph.D. Professor Soil Chemistry, Fertility & Mgt. Academic
3. Prof. B. M. Sasstawa Ph.D. Professor Agricultural Entomology Academic
4. Prof. B. S. Bdliya Ph.D. Reader Plant Pathology Academic
5. Dr. K. N. Futuless Ph.D. Reader Crop Physiology & Production Academic
6. Dr. M. D. Toungos Ph.D. Senior Lect. Crop Physiology Academic
7. Dr. Y. Kwaga Ph.D. Senior Lect. Agronomy Academic
8. Dr. H. E. Shehu Ph.D. Senior Lect. Soil Fertilizer & Plant Nutrition Academic
9. Dr. M. A. Muhamman Ph.D. Lecturer I Agronomy Academic
10. Dr. Hassan Sule PhD. Lecturer I Crops Production Academic
11. Mr. Perter Jonah M.Sc. Lecturer I Pland Breeding Academic
12. Mr. Dishi Khobe M.Sc. Lecturer II Wide Life Conservation & Mgt. Academic
13. Mr. G.A. Abraham B.Sc. Lecturer II Academic
14. Mr. Timon Freedom B.Sc. Asst. Lect Academic

Non Academic Staff

S/N NAME QUALIFICATION RANK FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION NATURE OF APPOINTMENT
1. Prof. W. B. Ndahi Ph.D. Professor Crop Physiology, Weed Sci, & Crop Production Academic
2. Prof. J. D. Kwari Ph.D. Professor Soil Chemistry, Fertility & Mgt. Academic
3. Prof. B. M. Sasstawa Ph.D. Professor Agricultural Entomology Academic
4. Prof. B. S. Bdliya Ph.D. Reader Plant Pathology Academic
5. Dr. K. N. Futuless Ph.D. Reader Crop Physiology & Production Academic
6. Dr. M. D. Toungos Ph.D. Senior Lect. Crop Physiology Academic
7. Dr. Y. Kwaga Ph.D. Senior Lect. Agronomy Academic
8. Dr. H. E. Shehu Ph.D. Senior Lect. Soil Fertilizer & Plant Nutrition Academic
9. Dr. M. A. Muhamman Ph.D. Lecturer I Agronomy Academic
10. Dr. Hassan Sule PhD. Lecturer I Crops Production Academic
11. Mr. Perter Jonah M.Sc. Lecturer I Pland Breeding Academic
12. Mr. Dishi Khobe M.Sc. Lecturer II Wide Life Conservation & Mgt. Academic
13. Mr. G.A. Abraham B.Sc. Lecturer II Academic
14. Mr. Timon Freedom B.Sc. Asst. Lect Academic