Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
Master Course in Agronomy
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Department of Agronomy
Department DescriptionAgronomy is the science and technology of using plants for food, fuel, feed, and fiber. Agronomy encompasses work in the areas of plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, and soil science. Agronomy is the application of a combination of sciences like biology, chemistry, ecology, earth science, and genetics. Agronomists today are involved with many issues including producing food, creating healthier food, managing environmental impact of agriculture, and creating energy from plants. Agronomists often specialize in areas such as crop rotation, irrigation and drainage, plant breeding, soil classification, soil fertility, weed control, insect and pest control. Emerging biotechnologies will play an ever larger role in agricultural research. Scientists will be needed to apply these technologies to the creation of new food products and other advances. Moreover, increasing demand is expected for biofuels and other agricultural products used in industrial processes. Agricultural scientists will be needed to find ways to increase the output of crops used in these products. A minimum of 135 hours of credit is required for the Bachelor's degree. The Master's degree offered by the Dept. focuses exclusively upon Weed Control and Agronomy. At the Ph.D. level, there are 3 concentrations: Plant Ecology, Plant Physiology, and Weed Control.
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