Department of Agronomy

About Department of Agronomy

The Faculty of Agriculture was established in 1982/83 academic session with four Departments (Agricultural Economic and Farm Mgt, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Animal Production and Crop Production) with the structure to offer one Degree Programme i.e Bachelor of Agriculture (B.Agric.). However, a proposal was presented to University Administration in 2004 for the splitting of the then Department of Crop Production into three; Agronomy, Soil Science and Crop Protection & Environmental  Studies. Consequently, the University Administration after due consideration of the viability approved the splitting of the Department of Crop Production into Agronomy and Crop Protection Departments.

Our Vision
To provide an enabling environment for learning standard agronomic practices, research and technology transfer to agro-allied industries.

Our Mission
To be an international unit of excellence in development of skilled graduates of Soil & Crop Science that will be of service to humanity.


1. Produce skilled personal for improved crop production via the use of proper agronomic and soil management practices 

2. Produce graduates who have a broad knowledge of Crop Husbandry, Soil Science and can proffer solutions to challenges facing crop production and land degradation.

3. Produce competent graduates who can be innovative in the agricultural sector, this creates jobs for others

Our past and present HODs

Dr. (Mrs) Adekola  Fatimo Olabisi is acrop scientist who graduated from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria in 1987 with B.Sc. (Hons.) Forest Resources Management with second class honors (upper division). She was the best graduating student for the year 1987 and thus won the Laurie prize. She obtained her M.Sc. Crop production and Ph.D. Agronomy from the University of Ilorin in 1997 and 2006 respectively. She attended post- doctoral training in the area of climate change adaptation for agriculture and natural resources management organized by centre for development and innovation, Netherlands. She is presently a Reader in the Department of Agronomy, University of Ilorin,

Dr J. O. Olaniyan holds a first degree in Agronomy from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. His Masters and Doctoral degrees are in Soil Science, also from the University of Ibadan. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ilorin. His specialization area is Soil Survey and Land Evaluation.

Prof. Oluyemisi Bolajoko Fawole obtained a first degree in Microbiology from the University of Ilorin in 1982; a Masters and a doctorate degree in Microbiology from the University of Ibadan in 1985 &1990 respectively. Prof. Oluyemisi Fawole started her career as Senior Research Officer with Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute from 1990-1991 ,  moved to Ladoke Akintola University as a Lecturer II in 1991 and later to the University of Ilorin in 1992.

Upcoming Events

October 24, 2022

Resumption Of Final Year & Post Graduate Students

December 15, 2022

Commencement Of 2021/2022 Session