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Crop Science Department


Department of Crop Science

After the re-opening Sulaimani University in 1992, the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (previously named College of Agriculture) was one of the first Colleges that swung open its doors for students on November 15th, 1992. There were several reasons behind the decision of reopening the College of Agriculture first. Kurdistan Region is basically an agricultural country with a vast area of arable land and adequate water resources. More than 50% of its population works in agriculture. Cattle breeding and farming have always been an important sector of the region's national product, given political stability, Kurdistan is capable of producing enough food to assure the food security of the region; Therefore, training specialists in all fields of agriculture is of vital importance for the region. 

Out of 983000 hectares of land in Sulaimani Governorate, approximately 306000 hectares (31.2%) are cultivated with strategic crop plants such as wheat, barley, chickpeas, lentil, sunflower, tobacco, cotton, sesame, peanut, rice, and broad bean. The soil of these cultivated lands is of high fertility and organic matter. The climate is suitable for dry farming activities annually during October-June due to the availability of adequate precipitation (more than 750 mm annually). In addition, water resources are available for summer cultivation activities during spring and summer. The daily thermal degree available for crop growth is more than 2600 degrees; total solar radiation is more than 22 Mega Jules M-² Day-¹.

     

Since its establishment, the Field Crops Department is involved in conducting research to improve the crop productivities in Sulaimani Region. Research activities extend to the introduction of new germplasms, improving cultural practices, crop fertilization, practicing intercropping, pasture land survey and improvement, and the introduction of new crops. Moreover, the Department also incorporated in postgraduate studies, i.e.  High Diploma, M.Sc. & Ph.D. programs in the improvement of crop productivities, crop physiology, crop breeding and plant phytochemistry, however, the four years B.Sc. study is involved in the qualifying graduate as an Agricultural Engineer in crop science.


About the Department:

The Department of Field Crops is the oldest department in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. Currently being the largest department both in terms of number of programs and student population. At this time, the academic staff of the Department is comprised of 49 members, including three Professors, 9 Assistant Professors, 14 Lecturers and 23 Assistant lecturers.


Scientific Promotion, General and Specific Specialty of  Crop Science Teaching Staff

2016 – 2017

No.

Teacher Names

Scientific Promotion

Certification

General Specialty

Specific Specialty

University Names

Date of awarded the certification

(Day / Month / Year)

 

1

Dr. Sherwan Ismail Tawfiq

Professor

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Forage Crops and Rang Management

Salahaddin

29 / 8 / 1984

Ph.D.

Field Crops

Plant Breeding and Genetics

Sulaimani

9 / 8 / 2004

2

Dr. Abdulsalam Abdulrahman Rasoul

Professor

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Phytochemistry

Salahaddin

 29 / 8 / 1984

Ph.D.

Crop Science

Phytochemistry and medicinal plants

Sulaimani

17 / 3 / 2004


3

Dr. Ahmad Hama Amin Hama Rashid

Assistant Professor

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Plant Physiology

Melbourne / Australia

30 / 5 / 1983

Ph.D.

Crops Physiology

Plant Tissue Culture

Sulaimani

11 / 5 / 2010

4

Dr. Aram Abbas Muhamad

Assistant Professor

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Crop Physiology

Sulaimani

12 / 12 / 2002

Ph.D.

Crop Physiology

Cereal Physiology

Sulaimani

18 / 12 / 2007

5

Dr. Emad Mahmud Ghalib

Assistant Professor

M.Sc.

Plant Pathology

Mycology

Baghdad

3/ 7/ 1984

Ph.D.

Plant Pathology

Cereals Pathology

Baghdad

3/ 11/ 1997

6

Dr. Mohammad Tofiq Mohammad

Assistant Professor

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Tobacco Crop Production

Sulaimani

19 / 4 / 2001

Ph.D.

Crop Science

Plant Breeding

Sulaimani

2 / 3 / 2009

7

Dr. Nariman Salih Ahmad

Assistant Professor

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Genetic and Plant Breeding

Sulaimani

13 / 11 / 2003

Ph.D.

Plant Biotechnology

Molecular Genetics and Plant Breeding

Nottingham / UK

25 / 1 / 2013

8

Dr. Dana Azad Abdulkhaleq

Assistant Professor

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Industrial Crop Production

Sulaimani

30 / 6 / 2006

Ph.D.

Field Crops

Plant Breeding and Genetics

Sulaimani

23 / 11 / 2011

9

Dr. Shara Jalal Hama

Assistant Professor

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Cereal Crops

Sulaimani

22 / 2 / 2007

Ph.D.

Field Crops

Industrial Crop

Sulaimani

17 / 1 / 2012

10

Dr. Jwan Ghareeb Refat

Assistant Professor

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Forage Crops

Sulaimani

1 / 3 /2001

Ph.D.

Forage Crops

Rang Management

Sulaimani

15 / 4 / 2010

11

Muhamad Najib Khasraw

Assistant Professor

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Weed Control

Sulaimani

20 / 12 / 1983


12

Omer Karim Aziz

Assistant Professor

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Tobacco Crop Production

Salahaddin

17 / 8 / 1982

13

Dr. Shang Hassib Abdulqadir

Lecturer

M.Sc.

Crop Science

Forage Crops

Sulaimani

29 / 8 / 2006

Ph.D.

Crop Science

Cereal Crops

Sulaimani

8 / 12 / 2010

14

Dr. Muhamad Amin Ali

Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Plant Physiology

The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University / Denmark

31 / 12 1988

Ph.D.

Crop Production

Salinity and Draught Management

University of Life Sciences Pragu / Check Republic

5 / 12 / 2011

15

Dr. Sherin Jalal Muhamad

Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Industrial Crop Production

Sulaimani

14 / 4 / 2004

Ph.D.

Crop Production

Plant Physiology

Plymouth / UK

27 / 2 / 2013

16

Dr. Sanaria Rafiq Muhamad

Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Forage Crops

Sulaimani

28 / 12 / 2006

Ph.D.

Crop Science

Forage Crops and Rang Management

Sulaimani

11 / 4 / 2013

17

Dr. Rozhgar Mustafa Ahmad

Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Agronomy

Sulaimani

19 / 3 / 2007

Ph.D.

Crop Science

Medicinal Plant Production

Sulaimani

13 / 6 / 2013

18

Dr. Saman Abdulrahman Ahmad

Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Plant Taxonomy

Sulaimani

14 / 4 / 2006

Ph.D.

Plant Taxonomy

Plant Systematic and Biodiversity

Sulaimani

26 / 8 / 2013

19

Dr. Kamil Mahmud Mustafa

Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Crop Production

Baghdad

7 / 8 / 2000

Ph.D.

Field Crops

Plant Breeding and Genetics

Sulaimani

17 / 10 / 2013

20

Dr. Emad Omer Hama Ali

Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Plant Breeding and Genetics

Sulaimani

18 / 12 / 2006

Ph.D.

Plant Biotechnology

Molecular Genetics and Molecular  Markers

University of Putra / Malaysia

27 / 12 / 2013

21

Taban Najmaddin Hama Amin

Lecturer

(Ph.D. Student)

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Plant Breeding and Genetics

Sulaimani

29 / 12 / 2008

22

Hikmat Nuri Mahmud

Lecturer

(Ph.D. Student)

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Industrial Crop Production

Salahaddin

3 / 11 / 1985

23

Runak Ahmad Hussien

Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Industrial Crop Production

Salahaddin

15 / 6 / 1982

 

24

Hero Fatih Hama Karim

Lecturer

(Ph.D. Student)

M.Sc.

Molecular Biology

Plant Molecular Genetic

Sulaimani

1 / 8 / 2010

25

Bekhal Mustafa Hama Hassan

Lecturer

(Ph.D. Student)

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Crop Production

Sulaimani

26 / 1 / 2011

26

Bestun Omer Hama Amin

Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Plant Breeding and Genetics

Sulaimani

26 / 2 / 2012

27

Kazhal Rashid Ahmad

Lecturer

(Ph.D. Student)

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Cereal Crop Production

Sulaimani

14 / 2 / 2010

28

Kawa Faysal Mustafa

Assistant Lecturer

(Ph.D. Student)

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Technology of Control

Baghdad

31 / 8 / 1997

29

Fawzy Fayzulla Khurshid

Assistant Lecturer

(Ph.D. Student)

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Agricultural Mechanization

Sulaimani

3 / 9 / 2003

30

Maki Muhamad Ahmad

Assistant Lecturer

(Ph.D. Student)

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Cereal Production

Sulaimani

30 / 5 / 2010

31

Almas Jalal Muhamad

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Crop Production

Sulaimani

29 / 7 / 2010

32

Suad Muhamad Shekh Abdulla

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Plant Breeding and Genetics

Sulaimani

11 / 11 / 2010

33

Shwana Ahmad Hussien

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Crop Physiology

Sulaimani

18 / 1 / 2011

34

Sarkawt Hama Salih Ali

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Crop Production

Sulaimani

7 / 2 / 2011

35

Karzan Ezaddin Abdulla

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Medicinal Plant

Sulaimani

8 / 5 / 2012

36

Dayan Majid Ibrahim

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Crop Production

Sulaimani

24 / 6 / 2012

37

Didar Abdulkarim Rahim

Assistant Lecturer

(Ph.D. Student)

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Environmental Biotechnology

India-HGD JNTU University

22 / 9 / 2012

38

Shelan Mahmud Ahmad

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Crop Physiology

Sulaimani

27 / 9 / 2012

39

Shangin Hama Salih Nadir

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Weed Control

Sulaimani

10 / 1 / 2013

40

Solav Adnan Mahmud

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Industrial Crops

Sulaimani

28 / 3 / 2013

41

Dastan Ahmad Ahmad

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Plant Breeding

Sulaimani

4 / 4 / 2013

 

42

Ashti Sleman Abdulla

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Medicinal Plant

Sulaimani

22 / 6 / 2013

43

Shno Osman Sofi

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Crop Production

Sulaimani

22 / 8 / 2013

44

Shokhan Mahmud Sleman

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Crop Improvement

Nottingham / UK

13 / 9 / 2013

45

Rezhin Gharib Nuri

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Environmental Technology

Wolverhampton

University- UK

7 / 10 / 2013

46

Dzhwar Dhahir Latif

Assistant Lecturer

(Ph.D. Student)

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Plant Genetic and Improvement Crop

University of East Auglia / UK

22 / 12 / 2013

47

Shaee Adeb Gharib

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Field Crop Production

Salahaddin

21 / 6 / 2014

48

Bestun Ali Abdulla

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Legume Crops Production

Sulaimani

26 / 3 / 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Scientific Promotion

Final Statistics

Assistant Lecturer

Lecturer

Assistant Professor

Professor

22

8 with Ph.D. Degree

8 with Ph.D. Degree

2

6 with M.Sc. Degree

2 with M.Sc. Degree

22

14

10

2

Total

48

Grand Total


Ph. D Student Aboard:

No.

Teacher Names

Scientific Promotion

Certification

General Specialty

Specific Specialty

University Names

Date of awarded the certification

(Day / Month / Year)

1

Hadi Musu Ali

Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Weed Control

 

2004

2

Banaz Jamal Mahmud

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

 

Sulaimani

 

1

Rubar Hussien Muhamad

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Plant Taxonomy

Sulaimani

2009

3

Soran Maeruf Muhamad

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

 

Sulaimani

 

4

Shwan Muhamad Salih

Assistant Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

 

Sulaimani

 

5

Shadia Hama Salih Karim

Lecturer

M.Sc.

Field Crops

Crop Improvement

Nottingham / UK

25 / 9 / 2012

 

M.Sc. Student Aboard:

No.

Teacher Names

Scientific Promotion

Certification

General Specialty

Specific Specialty

University Names

Date of awarded the certification

(Day / Month / Year)

1

Rawaz Jalal Hama Ali

/

B.Sc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Dr . Dana Azad  Abdulkhaleq                                                  Dr. Rozhgar Mustafa Ahmad  
         Head of the Department                                                                                    Department Determinant



Head of the Department Speech (Mission and Vision):

Field Crops Department: Studies at the Field Crops Department are related to the crop improvement throughout the fields of plant biotechnology & molecular genetics, plant breeding, plant physiology, plant tissue culture, investigating plant secondary products and biological weed control. Agronomic researches by the Department staff are being carried out in the Faculty fields in Bakrajo and Qilyasan.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Field Crops at the University of Sulaimani is to generate, integrate and apply the knowledge about crop plants that are grown for food, feed and the general benefit of humankind. It can be achieved through the integration of teaching, research and extension/outreach efforts. We try to find and disseminate answers to problems and discover opportunities concerning the efficiency and sustainability of production, especially in the coming uncertain environment, in addition to improve the product quality. We work to ensure that agricultural systems and products in Kurdistan region are able to meet the steadily demand of food due to the population increase and assuring the food security of Kurdistan Region for the next generations.

Vision

To be in the future the Kurdistan's region top Faculty in Agricultural Sciences to drive the economy situation in  Sulaimani Governorate,  being the important supplier for the sustain and healthy food. Indeed, our vision is to establish national gene bank for the whole crops’ germplasm and to set up the top Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory in the Faculty, equipped with all tools and instruments required. We also plan to update the studying programs of all undergraduate courses related to our Department to be more comparable with other Field Crops partners in the developed countries.