Agronomy

Agronomy

Agronomy is the science and technology of identifying the best production systems to attain yield potential of crop varieties.

Overall functions of the department include:

  • To develop profitable systems of sugarcane production
  • To evaluate best varieties for different environments
  • To develop best recommendations for inputs (fertilizers, herbicides, ripeners)
  • To improve resource use efficiency (fertilizer, land, water) in sugarcane production
  • To provide farmers with extension services for best sugarcane production practices
  • Development of decision support tools to guide farmers on day-to-day crop management¬†

Mr Simbarashe Chinorumba

Senior Research Agronomist

Dr Tendai Polite Chibarabada

Senior Research Agronomist

Mr Nathanael Shayanewako

Research Services Manager