Horticulture

Horticulture deals with teaching, research and outreach in pre-harvest, harvest and post harvest management of vegetable, fruit and ornamental crops, landscape management and horticultural crop physiology.  The Unit hosts B.Sc. Horticulture, M.Sc. Horticulture and PhD Horticulture. It offers consultancy services in horticultural crops establishment and management. Some of the  research conducted in the unit includes: postharvest physiology and technology of  indigenous vegetables, mango, avocado, passion fruits and cut flowers, potato management; diversity/management of Cleome, cowpea and tomato; greenhouse production.

Career opportunities exist in agricultural research institution, agricultural firms, environmental firms, agricultural firms, agricultural extension service, agricultural and environmental consultancy services institutions, tertiary institutions and agribusiness.

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