Department of Soil and Water Science

 

Introduction

The Department of Soil and Water Science (DSWS) is one of the thirteen major departments providing both undergraduate and post graduate studies in YAU. The department was established in 1955-56. The DSWS prepares the graduates as professionals in private and public sector to develop, adopt and disseminate knowledge and technologies that focus on soil-plant-water continuum.

 

Vision

Building upon its foundation of different expertise, the Department of Soil and Water Science (DSWS) initiates heuristic education and shares scientific knowledge for wise use of soil and water resources with the outcome of sustainable soil, plant, water and environment.

 
Mission

The Department of Soil and Water Science has to provide innovative teaching, the sate-of-the-art research and extension techniques based on societal needs related to the conservation and management of natural resources linked to plant and soil ecosystems, and future prospective water and environment.

 

 

Dr. Kyaw Ngwe
Professor
Head of Department
email: dr.kyawngwe@yau.edu.mm, kngwet@gmail.com

Dr. Nang Ohn Myint
Professor
(Plant Nutrition, Sustainable Agriculture, Fertilizer Technology)
   
Dr. Swe Swe Mar
Associate Professor
(Soil Fertility)
Daw Ohnmar Aung
Lecturer
(Organic and Physical Chemistry)
Daw Yin Moe Swe
Lecturer
(Organic and Inorganic Chemistry)
Daw Khin Mar Lar
Lecturer
(Organic and Physical Chemistry)
Dr. Khin Hnin Phyu
Lecturer
(Organic and Biochemistry)
Daw Khin Mar Mar Than
Lecturer
(Organic and Biochemistry)
Dr. Aye Aye Than
Lecturer
(Soil Fertility, Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy, Environmental Soil Science)
Dr. Yin Yin Thant
Lecturer
(Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy)
Daw Yin Mar Soe
Lecturer
(Sustainable Land Management in Agriculture, Soil and Water Management, Soil Physics, Soil Conservation)
Daw Kyi Kyi Shwe
Lecturer
(Soil and Water management, Soil Physics)
Daw Toe Toe Maw
Lecturer
(Soil Fertility, Plant Nutrition)
Daw Pann Ei Ei Kyaw
Lecturer
(Plant Nutrition)
Daw Chaw Su Lwin
Lecturer
(Plant Nutrition)
Daw Nyein Nyein Thu
Assistant Lecturer
(Plant Nutrition)
Daw Kyu Kyu Mwe
Assistant Lecturer
(Soil and Water Management, Soil Physics)
Daw No No Aung
Assistant Lecturer
(Soil Fertility)
 
Daw Nandar Hnin Yee
Assistant Lecturer
(Plant Nutrition)
Daw Lwin Thuzar Nyein
Assistant Lecturer
(Plant Nutrition)
 
Daw Theingi Win
Demonstrator
(Soil Science, Water Science)
Daw Hsu Myat Thwin
Demonstrator
(Soil Science, Water Science)
Daw Win Yu Hlaing
Demonstrator
(Soil Science, Water Science)

 

No.

Name

Position

Degree Obtained

Specialization

Email

1

Dr. Kyaw Ngwe

Professor & Head

Ph.D

Tropical Agriculture,

 Soil Conservation,

 Soil Classification

kngwet@gmail.com,

dr.kyawngwe@yau.edu.mm

2

Dr. Nang Ohn Myint

Professor

Ph.D

Plant Nutrition,

Sustainable Agriculture, Fertilizer Technology

dr.nangohnmyint@yau.edu.mm

3

Dr. Swe Swe Mar

Associate Professor

Ph.D

Soil Fertility,

 Plant Nutrition,

swesmooth@gmail.com,

dr.sweswemar@yau.edu.mm

4

Daw Ohnmar Aung

Lecturer

MSC

Organic and Physical Chemistry

dawohnmaraung@yau.edu.mm

5

Daw Yin Moe Swe

Lecturer

MSC

Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

dawyinmoeswe@yau.edu.mm

6

Daw Khin Mar Lar

Lecturer

MSC

Organic and Physical Chemistry

dawkhinmarlar@yau.edu.mm

7

Dr. Khin Hnin Phyu

Lecturer

Ph.D

Organic and Biochemistry

dr.khinhnynnphyu@yau.edu.mm

8

Daw Khin Mar Mar Than

Lecturer

MSC

Organic and Biochemistry

dawkhinmarmarthan@yau.edu.mm

9

Dr. Aye Aye Than

Lecturer

Ph.D

Soil Fertility, Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy, Environmental Soil Science

dr.ayeayethan@yau.edu.mm

10

Dr. Yin Yin Thant

Lecturer

Ph.D

Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

dr.yinyinthan@yau.edu.mm

11

Daw Yin Mar Soe

Lecturer

MSC

Sustainable Land Management in Agriculture, Soil and Water Management, Soil Physics, Soil Conservation

dawyinmarsoe@yau.edu.mm

12

Daw Kyi Kyi Shwe

Lecturer

MSC

Soil and Water management, Soil Physics

dawkyikyishwe@gmail.com

13

Daw Toe Toe Maw

Lecturer

MSC

Soil Fertility,Plant Nutrition

dawtoetoemaw@gmail.com

14

Daw Pann Ei Ei Kyaw

Lecturer

MSC

Plant Nutrition

dawpanneieikyaw@gmail.com

15

Daw Chaw Su Lwin

Lecturer

MSC

Plant Nutrition

dawchawsulwin@gmail.com

16

Daw Nyein Nyein Thu

Assistant Lecturer

MSC

Plant Nutrition

dawnyeinnyeinthu@yau.com

17

Daw Kyu Kyu Mwe

Assistant Lecturer

MSC

Soil and Water Management, Soil Physics

dawkyukyumwe@yau.edu.mm

18

Daw No No Aung

Assistant Lecturer

MSC

Soil Fertility

dawnonoaung@yau.edu.mm

19

Daw Nandar Hnin Yee

Assistant Lecturer

BAgr.Sc

Plant Nutrition

dawnandarhninyee@yau.edu.mm

20

Daw Lwin Thuzar Nyein

Assistant Lecturer

BAgr.Sc

Plant Nutrition

dawlwinthuzarnyein@yau.edu.mm

21

Daw Theingi Win

Demonstrator

BAgr.Sc

Soil and Water Management

dawtheingiwin@yau.edu.mm

22

Daw Hsu Myat Thwin

Demonstrator

BAgr.Sc

Soil Science, Water Science

dawhsumyatthwin@yau.edu.mm

23

Daw Win Yu Hlaing

Demonstrator

BAgr.Sc

Soil Science, Water Science

dawwinyuhlaing@yau.edu.mm

Soil Science, Water Science and Plant Nutrition Specialization

Soil science, water science and plant nutrition specialization provide a holistic understanding of concepts of soil fertility and productivity , soil - ion interaction , integrated nutrient management , microorganisms in agricultural systems , land uses and land- use survey , management of problem soils , and emphasis on the application of principles and practices of irrigation and drainage, soil erosion and conservation schemes , principles of water conservation including water harvesting and saving techniques , economics in irrigation management and project evaluation. It trains the students as professionals with a broad knowledge of natural resources management.

 
Course Offer
Undergraduate Program for B.Agr.Sc Degree

The Department of Soil and Water Science offered the following courses for the undergraduate students.

Sr. Program Subject code Subject title Credit
1. 1st Semester CHE 101 Chemistry I (Compulsory) 2
2. 2nd Semester CHE 102

Chemistry II (Compulsory)

Chemistry III (Selected)

2

1

3. 3rd Semester SWS 101 Introductory Soil Science (Compulsory) 2
4. 4th Semester SWS 102 Soil Physics (Selected) 2
5. 5th Semester SWS-103 Soil Chemistry 3
6. 6th Semester SWS-104 Mineral Nutrition 3
7. SWS-105 Soil Fertility Management and Evaluation 3
8. 7th Semester SWS-106 Fertilizer and Manure 3
9. SWS-107 Water Management 3
10. 8th Semester SWS-108 Fertility  Management of Paddy Soil 3
11. SWS-109 Advanced Crop Water Management 3
12. 9th Semester SWS-110 Soil Conservation 3
13. SWS-111 Environmental Soil Science 3
14. SWS-112 Soil Microorganisms for Sustainable Agriculture 3

 

Postgraduate Program

The Department of Soil and Water Science offered the following courses for the postgraduate students

Sr. Program Subject code Subject title Credit
First Semester
1. Post Graduate Diploma DC - 111 Soil Management in Rice Cultivation Systems 2
2. DC - 112 Soil Fertility Evaluation 2
3. DC - 113 Fundamentals of Fertilizer Application for Crops Production 2
4. DC - 114 Crop Water Requirement 2
5. M.Sc AGC 601 Soil Chemistry and Plant Nutrition 3
6. AGC 606 Chemistry of Soil Organic Matter 3
7. AGC 608 Fertilizer Technology 3
8. Ph.D AGC 722 Fertilizer Technology 3
9. AGC 712 Soil Chemistry 3
Second Semester
1. M.Sc AGC 611 Soil Conservation 3
2. AGC 609 Agricultural Water Quality 3
3. AGC 614 Organic and Biochemistry 3
4. Ph.D AGC 711 Soil Fertility 3
5. AGC 713 Problem Soil and Their Management 3
6. AGC 715 Plants    Nutrition 3
7. AGC 714 Soil Conservation 3
8. AGC 712 Soil Chemistry 3

 

 

 

1 Comparison of The Effects of Locally Produced Slow Release Nitrogen Fertilizers and Split Application of Urea on Rice
2 A Correlation Study for Selecting Soil Test Methods of Estimating Available Nutrients in Maize Growing Soils in Pyinmana Township
3 Studies on the Response of Groundnut and Sesame to Different Soil Moisture Regimes
4 Transformations in Soil Under Submerged Condition with Special Reference to Phosphate Availability
5 Studies on The Effects of Some Local Leguminous Plants on Rice Production
6 A Study on The Response of Wheat to Different Soil Moisture Regimes
7 The Effects of Lime and Gypsum on The Groundnut Production in Yezin
8 Effects of Irrigation and Drainage Methods on Summer Rice Production
9 The Effects of Different Rates of Sulphur Fertilization on Growth and Yield Components of Rice Under Submerged Condition
10 Transformations in Soil Under Subemerged Condition with Special Reference to Nitrogen Availability
11 Effects of Phosphorus on Zinc Uptake and Yield of Rice Under Submerged Condition
12 Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium Balances in Groundnut and Sesame Based Cropping Systems on Alfisols
13 Effects of Chemical Fertilizers, Organic Amendments and Effective Microorganisms (EM) on Soil Fertility and Seed Cotton Production
14 Evaluation of Different Soil Moisture Regimes on Growth and Yield of Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum, L.)
15 Study of N Balance and N Dynamics Affected by Herbicides in Agricultural Soils.
16 Effects of Supplemental Irrigation and Different Rates of Potassium Fertilizer on The Yield and Quality of Cotton (Gossypium Hisutum, L.)
17 The Effects of Different Rates of Potassium Fertilizer on Yield and Yield Components of Two Hybrid Maize Varieties
18 Effects of Different Rates of Lime on Yield and Yield Components of Two Mungbean Varieties (Vigna Radiata (L) Wilczek)
19 Effect of the Methods of Urea Fertilizer on Grain Yield and Nitrogen Use Efficiency of Greengram (Vigna Radiata.L.Wilczek)
20 Effect of Different Nitrogen Levels With and Without Phosphorus and Potassium
21 Effect of Different nitrogen and Potassium Fertilizer Rates and Times of Application on Sweet Corn Yield
22 Effect of Different Sources and Levels of Magnesium Fertilizer on Growth of Oil Palm (Elaeis Guineensis) Seedlings
23 Influence of Different Nitrogen Rates on Yield,, Miller Rice Protein Content and Physicochemical Properties of Starch in Six High Yielding Rice Varieties (Oryza Sativa)
24 Effect of Different Rates of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium Fertilizer on Sugarcane  ( Saccharum spp.) in Three Growing Regions
25 Possible Alternatives Sources of Nutrient media for Micropropagation of Banana (Musa spp)
26 Evaluation of Irrigation Management on Different Growth Stages of Soybean (Glycie Max  L. Merr)
27 Sulphur on Nutritional Quailty of Sesame Seed
28 Irrigation Management and Phosphorus Fertilizer Application on Green Gram (Vigna Radiate L. Wilczek)
29 Evaluation of Irrigation Management on Different Growth Stages of Saybean (Glycine Max L Merr.)
30 Effect of Liming and Other Cakium Sources Application on Green Gram (Vigna Radia L. Wwilczek)in Yezin Soil.
31 Seed Yield, Oil and Protein Content in Soybean (Glycine Max L.) as Affected by Sulfur Application
32 Effect of Potash Applications on Growth and Yield of  Soybean (Glycine max. L.)
33 Performance of Rice (Oryza Sativa L.) Cultivativars as Influenced by Different Water Regimes
34 Effect of different Irrigation Regimes and Potassium Rates on Growth and Yield of Soybeen
35 Effect of different Rates of Potassium Fertilizer on Yield Components of two Greengram Varieties
36 Effect of Organic and Chemical Fertilizer on Growth and Yield of  Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) and Some Physico-chemical Properties of Yezin Soil
37 Screening Different Varieties of Mungbean on Phosphorus Use Efficiency
38 Rice Yield  and Nitrogen Utilization Efficiency Under Different Straw Management Practicies
39 Effect of Irrigation Practices and Boron Fertilization on Yield and Water Use of Oilseed Sunflower  (Heliunthus annuus L.)
40 Influence of Nitrogen and Sulphur Fertilization on Yield, Nutrient Uptake, Oil and Protein Contents of Sunflower
41 Effect of Different Rates and Application Methods of Potassium Fertilizer on Yield of Groundnut (Arcachis hypogaea. L.)
42 Application of Oil Palm Bunch Ash(OBA) to Enhance the Growth and Yield of Cassava (Manihot esculenta), and Soil Physiochemical Properties
43 Seed Zinc Content, Yield and Yield components of Soybean (Glycine max.L.) as Affected by Zinc Application
44 Soil Fertility and Performance of Tomato (Lvcopersicon esculuntum) as Affected by Vermicompost Amendment
45 Quantity and Some Quality Components of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) as Aggected by Boron Fertilization
46 Use of Some Phyaico-chemical Propertion to Evaluate the Sustainability of Land Use and Soil Management Practions on Shwe-Taung Soils
47 Evaluation of Irrigation Management Practices and Nitrogen Levels on Water Use Efficiency and Yield and Yield Components of Hybrid Rice
48 Response of Hybrid Rice to Rates of Nitrogen and Potassium Application
49 Effect of Urea Fertilization Composted and Uncomposted Manures Amendmet on Coorn Production
50 Effect of Different Organic Nitrogen Sources on Nitrogen Efficiency and Yield of Rice
51 Flowering Response of Parental lies of Hybrid Rice to Potassium Application
52 Effects of Residue Management on Growth and Yield of Rice (Oryza sativa L.)
53 Predicting Soil Water Retention Characteristics  Using Pedotransfer Functions for Some Myanmar Agricultural Soils
54 Nitrogen Management Through the Use of Leaf Color Chart (LCC) and Chlorophyll Meter (SPAD) in Hybrid Rice
55 Water Use Efficiency of Hybrid and Open Pollinated Varieties of Maize as Affected by Irrigation Schedules
56 Effect of Water Regimes and Nitrogen Rates on Yield and Yield Components of Maize
57 Response of  Hybrid  Maize Cultivars to Different Levels of Potassium
58 Potassium Fertilizer Management on Rice Cultivation (Shwe Thwe Yin)
59 Effect of Different Application Methods with Straight and Compound Fertilizers on Rice (Shwe Thwe Yin)
60 Evaluation of the Sustainability in Land Use and Soil Management Practices on Hlegu Soils (Yangon Region) and Aung Bun Soils (Southern Shan State) by Using Some Physico-Chemical Properties
61 Effect of Manure and Chemical Fertilizer on Growth and Yield of Thee Htet Yin Rice Variety in Maubin Township
62 Effects of Different Rates of Potassium Fertilizer on Productivity of Rice With or Without Rice Husk Ash in Minbya Soil
63 Effect of Raised Bed Method and Fertilization on Soil Water Storage and Groundnut Yield
64 Response to yield, Water and Nitrogen Use of Hybrid Rice under Alternate Wetting and Drying Irrigation and Controlled Release Nitrogen Fertilizers
65 Effect of Different Organic Nitrogen Sources and Urea Fertilizer on Growth and Yield of Maize (Zea mays L.)
66 Phosphorus Nutrition with or without Rhizobium Inoculation on Nitrogen Accumulation and Yield of Green gram (Vigna radiate L.)
67 Assessment of Nitrogen and Potassium Balanced Fertilization on Yield of Rice in Maubin Township
68 Effect of Nitrogen and Potassium Application on Plant Growth, Yield and Fiber Quality of Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum  L.)
69 Factors Affecting  the Adoption of Soil Conservation practices in Central Dry Zone in Myanmar
70 Effect of cowdung manure and urea on growth and yield of cabbage in Southern Shan State of Myanmar
71 Different Fertilizer Management Practices on Yield and Yield Components of Three Rice Varieties in Daik-U and Maubin Towships
72 Balanced fertilizers and rice straw residue management on Blackgram grown after rice  in Maubin and Daik-U Townships
73 Chemical and Organic Fertilizers on Yield, Nutrient Uptakes and Use Efficiency of Chinese Cabbage (Brassica pekinensis)
74 Response of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) to Two Sources of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilizers in Hmawbi
75 Assessment of Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Yield Based on Nitrogen Rate and Fertilization Practices in Low Land Rice (Oryza Sativa. L.)
76 Evaluation of Some Introduced Rice Varieties Under Different Levels of Soil Salinity Stress
77 Effect of Different Water Regimes on Morpho-Physiological Traits, Yield and Water Use Efficiency of Different Groundnut Varieties
78 Effect of Zinc and Boron on Yield and Yield Contributing Characteristics of Green gram
79 Spatial Variability of Soil Fertility Distribution in Kyee Inn Village Tract, Pyinmana Township, Naypyitaw
80 Evluation of Groundnut Varieties for Phosphorus Use Efficiency and Their Variability of Uptake and Utilization Efficiency (Arachis hypogaea L.)
81 Evaluation of Soil Nutrient Supply Capacity for Rice (Oryza Sativa L.) Production by Site-Specific Nutrient Managemen
82 Study of soil moisture conservation in farm level and dryland cropping patterns of Magway township
83 Effect of Compost  Growing Media on the Growth of Different Varieties of Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) Seedlings in Nursery
84 Effectiveness of Biochar and Inorganic Conditioners Use in Salt-Affected Soil under Rice Cultivation
85 Nitrogen Management of Cotton (Gopyssium hirsutum L) in relation to Plant Available Water Capacity in Pyawbwe Township, Central Dry Zone Area
86 Effect of Potassium fertilizer management on growth, yield, yield components and quality of three cotton varieties (Gossypium hirsutum L.)
87 Effect of Sulfur, Zinc and Boron on Yield and Yield Contributing Characters of Rice
88 Effects of The Saline Water to The Advanced Rice Breeding Lines
89 Effects of Drought Stress on Yield and Oil Content, Fatty Acids, Protein Content of Groundnut (Arachis Hypogaeas L.) During the Reproductive Stage
90 Growth and Yield of Hybrid Rice as Affected by Macronutrients Omission
91 Soil Fertility Maps Preparation Using GPS and ArcGIS in Paddy Field
92 Effect of Nitrogen and Potassium on Yield and Yield Components of Rice (Oryza sativa L.)
93 Comparison of Different Types of Nitrogen Fertilizers on Yield, Yield Components and Nitrogen Use Efficiency of Rice
94 Effect of different Nitrogen application rates and Nitrogen use efficiency on yield and yield components of rice
95 Effect of drought stress on growth, yield and quality of upland rice (Yar-8)
96 Effect of Different Water Regimes on Total Water Use, Water Use Efficiency and Yield of Short and Medium Duration Rice Varieties
97 Response of Rice Yield to  Zinc Effect of Different Water Regims on Growth, Yield and Water Use Efficiency of Rice (Oryza Sativa L.) Fertilization in Ngazun Towship
98 Growth and Yield of Rice as Affected by Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers under Saline Water Irrigation
99 Effect of Different Water Regims on Growth, Yield and Water Use Efficiency of Rice (Oryza Sativa L.)
100 Effect of Zinc Fertilizer on Growth, Yield and Yield Components of Rice (Oryza Sativa L.) In Different Soils of Zayarthari and Oattarathari Township
101 Timing of Nitrogen Fertilizer Application and Boron on Yield and Yield Components of rice (Oryza sativa L)
102 Comparison of Different Fertilizers Application on Yield and Benefits of Rice
Collaboration
  • ACIAR Project SMCN/2014/044 is "Management of Nutrients for Improved Profitability and Sustainability of Crop Production in Central Myanmar".
  • ACIAR Project LWR/2014/075 is Land Resource evaluation for productive and resilient landscapes in the Central Dry Zone of Myanmar.

 

First year practical by students  Practical exam of first year students
Excursion with fourth year students at PyawBwe Cotton Farm Excursion with fourth year students in front of PyawBwe office of Department of Agriculture
Fourth year Practical with students Meteorological data equipment installation
Measuring plant height by students Drip irrigation for cabbage cultivation with students
Training of Italy PhD students with master students Soil sampling
Training time at JICAELB 1 common lab N determination at Soil and Water science department
Demonstration at Laboratory

N determination by teachers

Data collection with students for cabbage cultivation

Master student is explaining her experiment to supervisor

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