Field Crops

The department was established by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research decree No. 667 on 17th of June, 2012; and by the University of Duhok decree No. 4663 on the 24th of June, 2012 at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry Campus at Sumail which is located 15 km west of Duhok city.

  • The current enrolled number of students is forty five.
  • The ratio of students to the department staff is 3.4.
  • The department follows the credit – hour system.

Vision:

The department aims is optimizing the utilization of natural resources including suitable soil and climatic conditions to expand growing strategic field crops such as cereal crops, wheat in particular, to close the gap between actual needs and consumption to achieve food security and preparing human resources and their training and development to achieve this goal. 

Mission:

The department of field crops furnishes students with necessary education to face crops problems in the region concerning crop production and breeding and searching for resources and assurance of sustainable yield of market services. The department encourages research programs that lead to solving the problems concerning cultivation of new varieties, fertilization, irrigation, mechanization, weed control and seed testing, and crop physiological aspects.

Goals and Objectives:

The department provides good experience in education and research programs to enable students analyzing issues of crops breeding and production, understanding the essentials of field. It also leads students to grasp issues of field management. Kurdistan is rich with huge open plain area and sources of water that suitable to growing most of crops.

The Education Program:

The department implements its goals and objectives through well balanced integration between education, research, and outreach activities. In order to facilitate achieving the mission of the department, Field crops activities involved the following aspects:

Crops breeding

Crops production

Crops physiology

Seed technology

Weed control and management

The Objective of the Department Curricula:

  • To provide students a broad education in core areas of field crops.
  • To provide students the background necessary for graduate studies.
  • To providing students transferable and analytical skills suitable for a range of graduate careers.
  • Curricula development according to credit hours (all curricula are obligatory).

Careers for Graduates:

Field crops department offers diverse areas of studies to prepare them for careers in public and private sectors. Careers include:

  • Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Ministry of trade (silos).
  • Soil conservation projects.
  • Workshops of crops breeding and crops managements.
  • Research stations.
  • Staff for higher education and for Institutes and secondary schools.