Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

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Department of Agronomy


Department of Agronomy

The Department of Agronomy came into existence as one of the five departments at the time of establishment of the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana in 1962. It played a pivotal role in providing linkage to allied departments and constituent colleges of the University. The department has not only helped the State of Punjab to usher in green revolution but also helped to sustain the gains during post green revolution period.

The department offers comprehensive and dynamic resident instructions for M.Sc and Ph.D. programmes in seven fields of specialization viz. crop ecology, crop nutrition, crop physiology, water management, cropping system, new crops and weed science. Each field of specialization is headed by a senior professor level teacher and supported by well equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art instrumentation and highly qualified faculty. The department has provided much required manpower for various development agencies. Several of our faculty members have served in national and international organizations including the World Bank, Federal Governments of Afghanistan and Nigeria, Indian Council of Agricultural Research etc.

The department has a research goal of enhancing productivity and profitability of various crops and cropping systems on ecologically sustainable basis through efficient management of resources. The crop management research focus has been on the refinement of various agronomic practices on regional basis such as optimum sowing schedule, tillage needs, crop geometry, nutrient needs, weed management and irrigation schedules to increase productivity of different crops in the state. Several research projects sponsored by various national and international agencies are operative in the department. The development staff has been provided at the district headquarters for quick dissemination of agronomic techniques and providing much desired feedback to the research scientists which has been the mainstay of agricultural development in the state.

Department of Agronomy
Punjab Agricultural University
Ludhiana, Punjab


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