Agriculture is the foundation of civilization and any stable economy.
— Allan Savory

Department of Plant Production and Soil Science

Department of Plant Production and Soil Science

Department of Plant Production and Soil Sience

Department of Plant Production and Soil Sience

Department of Plant Production and Soil Sience

Department of Plant Production and Soil Sience

The Department of Plant Production and Soil Science is a multidisciplinary department and consists of four broad disciplines:

Agronomy, Horticultural Science, Pasture Science and Soil Science

 

Our vision

To provide high-quality teaching, research and community service in order to play a significant role in the advancement of the agricultural sciences as the basis for prosperity of the peoples of South Africa and the African continent.
 

Our mission

  • To prepare graduate and undergraduate students in agronomy, horticulture, pasture science, and soil science for fulfilling careers in academia, industry or government
  • Develop thorough research, new knowledge and techniques that are relevant to the production and management of economically important plant species, and the management of soil and water resources on a sustainable basis
  • Communicate research findings through scholarly publication and educational programmes of value to stakeholders
  • Support the scientific community and serve the broader public through outreach activities such as problem-oriented research and extension.
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