Agronomy, an important discipline of Agriculture Science. It has contributed a-lot to sustain agriculture production and productivity of this area. The department of Agronomy started during the year 1930 after the creation of graduate class under the Govt. Agriculture College, Kanpur and post graduate studies in Agronomy was started during the year 1951. It the year 1969 the status of Govt. Agriculture College, Kanpur was raised to the status of U.P. Institute of Agriculture Science. Again the Institute up graded to the status of University named as Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur during the 1975 with the main function of strengthening of teaching, research and extension activities.
The department of Agronomy has a credit of producing a large number great scientists of National and International fame, administrators and academicians. This department was developed the package of practices of wheat, barley, mustard, all pulses, sugarcane, oilseed, rice, maize, groundnut and millet. The improved package of practices were transferred on farmers field from time to time. The main emphasis of research work was concentrated to increase fertilizer use efficiency, irrigation scheduling of crops and water use efficiency, intercropping, weed control and dry farming. A project on Meeorological studies has been established in the year 1995. It has been enriched with modern system of weather fore-casts and responsible to communicate weather condition every day along with working plan related to crops. The experiments under ECF (Experiments on cultivators Farm) are to be carried out to popularize the improved technology on the farmers field. The need base researches of the farmers regarding crops are to be conducted at the department and their recommendation transferred on the farmers through demonstration and Kissan fairs.
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