Gary Magadzire School Of Agriculture And Natural Sciences

Department of Soil and Plant Sciences

About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Soil and Plant Sciences in the Gary Magadzire School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences. The Department offers bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Agriculture with specialization in Crop Production, Soil Science and Horticulture. These programmes are meant to equip students with agronomic knowledge and skills necessary for the development of the agricultural industry in Zimbabwe with special reference to crop production for food and nutrition security.

 

 

Department Staff

 

CHAIRPERSON- Mr. K. Nyoni

-MSc (Integrated Water Resources Management) [UZ,2007], BSc Hons (Agricultural Engineering) [UZ, 2001]

Email address- knyoni@gzu.ac.zw

Research Interests

Water resources management, irrigation agronomy, dryland agriculture

 

TECHINICAL ASSISTANT – Mr. S. Mkwamba

NC (Science and Technology) [HEXCO, 1996]

Email address : smkwamba@gzu.ac.zw

Programmes

Programme

Duration

Entry Requirements

 

 

Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Agriculture[Soil and Plant Sciences]

 

 

-Four (4) years Conventional

-Four (4) years Block Release

Normal Entry
Passes with credit in at least five Ordinary Level subjects including English, Mathematics and any Science subject.
At least two A’Level passes in Agriculture, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography and MathematicsSpecial Entry
Diploma in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Forestry or any other relevant qualifications from a recognised institution.

Lecturers

TITLE AND NAME QUALIFICATIONS EMAIL ADDRESS RESEARCH INTERESTS
       
Prof. M. Shoko -PhD (Agriculture) [Stellenbosch, 2009]

-MSc (Crop Production) [Africa University, 2005]

-BSc  (Agricultural Management) [UZ, 2002]

-Post-grad Dipl (Education), [UZ, 1993]

-Dipl (Agriculture) [Esigodini Agricultural College, 1990]

 

mshoko@gzu.ac.zw -Sugarcane agronomy and technology

-Fertilizer Management and Plant Nutrition

-Soil productivity

Mr. K. Makaza -MSc (Agronomy) [UNZA,  2003]

-BSc  Hons  (Agriculture) [UZ, 1991]

-Grad Cert (Education) [UZ, 1998]

 

kmakaza@gzu.ac.zw -Crop protection

-small grains agronomy, utilization and marketing

Mr. M. Mubvuma

 

 

-MSc  (Agricultural Meteorology) [UZ ,200])

-BSc  Hons  (Crop Production and Horticulture) [MSU, 2004]

mmubvuma@gzu.ac.zw -crop physiology

– meteorology and climate change in agriculture