In 1924, Burma Agronomy Department was founded under the Agricultural College and Research Institute in Mandalay. Nowadays, it stands as one of the major departments of Yezin Agricultural University. There are 21 academic teaching staffs in the department, offering the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. A total of 112 Master degree holders and 14 Ph.D. degree holders are produced from the Department of Agronomy until 2018-2019. The main researches which are conducted in this department are related with crop production, varietal selection, field crop physiology, crop nutrition, weed science, good agricultural practices, seed technology, postharvest technology, cultural practices, climate smart agriculture, and agricultural extension.
The vision of the Department of Agronomy is to improve and sustain crop productivity through research and extension education for poverty reduction of the rural people in the nation. The department provides a high-quality program in agronomic technologies by teaching, research and agricultural extension to enhance the crop productivity which will support the State’s economy.
The objectives of the Department of Agronomy are:
- To produce highly qualified professionals for the development of the agricultural sector of the country, who are well-trained in leadership, planning and management, and
- To provide safe and environmentally-sound agronomic practices for the sustainability of crop production by the integration of teaching, research and extension.
Dr. Htay Htay OoProfessor
Head of Department
Plant Production Physiology
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Dr. Aye Aye KhaingAssociate Professor
Crop production physiology,
Plant germplasm resources
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Dr. Khin Thida OneAssociate Professor
Postharvest technology of field crops
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U Soe Paing OoLecturer
Agronomy and Agricultural Extension
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