Department of Crop and Soil Science


The philosophy  of the Department is to train high level manpower that will be equipped with the challenges of a changing Nigeria in the application of science and technology for the welfare of the citizens and agribusiness entrepreneurs in modern techniques of profitable farming and agribusiness enterprise management.


The objective of the Department is to;


Produce trained manpower to effectively mobilize the rural communities  for increased agricultural productivity.


Engage in production and research that will that will provide relevant and proper solutions to the country’s agricultural and rural development problems and improve agricultural productivity in general.


Produce manpower to take up employment anywhere in Nigeria and the world at large in the ares of crop technology and forestry.


Produce agriculturist who can skillfully put their skills into operation by establishing and operating their own farming enterprise profitably.

    The Department of NDU Crop/Soil Science Programme offers the following programmes;

  • B.Sc. in NDU Crop Production Programme.
  • B.Sc. in NDU Soil Science Programme .
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Crop Production Programme.
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Crop Protection Programme.
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Soil Science Programme .
  • Master of Science (MSc.) in Crop Production Programme.
  • Master of Science (MSc.) in Crop Protection Programme.
  • Master of Science (MSc.) in Soil Science Programme.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)in Crop Production Programme.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)in Crop Protection Programme.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)in Soil Science Programme.

Improvement of crop production in arid areas.

Effect of plant spacing and number of seeds per pod on the performance of groundnut in f.c.t Abuja.

Monitoring of crop physiology using remote sensing methods.

Effects of plant hormones on regrowth of grasses.

Relationship between pod growth and plant hormones.

Head of Department - Ezenwaka, Jasper - view profile

Academic Staff

S/N Names Rank
1 Ezenwaka Jasper Senior Lecturer view profile
2 Ogidi Inetiminebi Arrow Professor view profile
3 EPIDI TIMOTHY TUBOKEYI Professor view profile
4 Ayolagha Gaskin Professor view profile
5 Achimota A. Dickson Senior Lecturer view profile
6 Baraka Ebipadou Romeo Senior Lecturer view profile
7 Azawei Alamene Senior Lecturer view profile
8 Joseph Oyinbrakemi Tate Lecturer II view profile
9 Ikuli Josiah Muonam Lecturer II view profile
10 Okorodo Payebo Cameroun Assistant Lecturer view profile
11 Tobin-West Maureen Diepreye Assistant Lecturer view profile
12 Mouna Kosuowei Assistant Lecturer view profile
13 Agbai Williams Perekekeme Graduate Assistant view profile

Lecturer Statistics

Professor 2
Associate Professor 0
Senior Lecturer 4
Lecturer I Nil
Lecturer II 2
Assistant Lecturer 3
Graduate Assistant 1
Year 1 Male Students    ——– Female Students    ——–
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Year 3 Male Students    ——— Female Students    ——–
Year 4 Male Students    ——— Female Students    ———
Year 5 Male Students    ——– Female Students    ———


NDU Crop Science Programme

Duration: 5 years

Class Attendance: 70%

Semesters: 10

Male Lecturers: 13

Female Students: 685

Male Students: 950

Female Lecturers: 2