The department of agronomy offers graduate programs leading to MS and PhD degrees.
Faculty Members: Dr. Md. Abdul Karim, Professor; Dr. Qazi Abdul Khaliq, Professor; Dr. M. Moynul Haque, Professor; Md. Nasimul Bari, Professor; Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam, Professor; Dr. M. A. Mannan, Professor; Dr. Md. Moshiul Islam, Associate Professor; Dr. Md. Arifur Rahman Khan, Assistant Professor; Md. Abdullah Al Mamun, Assistant Professor, Nurunnaher Akter, Assistant Professor, Erin Zaman, Lecturer and Munny Akter Lecturer.
Research Supervisor: Professor Dr. S. M. Altaf Hossain, Department of Agronomy, BAU (retired); Dr. Gazi Jashimuddin, Ex-CSO, Agronomy Division, BRRI; Dr. Md. Harunur Rashid, PSTU; Dr. Md. Altab Hossin, Ex-CSO, Agronomy Division, BARI; Dr. M. Altaf Hossain, SSO, SRDI; Dr. J.K. Ladha, Co-ordinator, IRRI Rice-Wheat Program in Asia, Dr. M. Murshedul Alam, Senior Scientist and Research Platform Coordinator, CSISA, IRRI; Dr. Md. Abdul Jalil Mridha, Ex-CSO, BRRI; Dr. Md. Shafiqul Islam, PSO, AGR, BARI; Dr. Rina Rani Saha, PSO, AGR, BARI; Dr. Md. Shafiqul Islam Momin, PSO, BRRI.
- AGR 501 Principles of Crop Production (3 cr.): Definition and domain of agronomy; plant and plant kingdom: origin, domestication and diversity of plants, gene pool system, classification of crops, structural and functional organization of crop plants, economy of plant forms and functions, development of plant; crop improvement: aerial environment, below ground (root) environment; plant processes: radiation and photosynthesis, soil-plant-water relations; crop yield: determination of crop yields, ecology of crop yield in relation to climate change, physiological aspects of yield improvement of crops, yield increases-trend, limits and prospects.
- AGR 505 Crop Physiology (3 cr.): Importance of crop physiology in relation to crop productivity; Photosynthesis and crop yield: photosynthetic classification of crops; photosynthesis in C3, C4 and CAM plants; factors affecting crop photosynthesis; crop photosynthesis under elevated CO2; crop photosynthesis and crop nutrition; crop respiration: factors affecting respiration, photorespiration and crop productivity; crop growth and development: factors affecting vegetative and reproductive growth, crop growth analysis; photoperiodic sensitivity of crops; source-sink relationship and crop productivity; assimilate translocation and dry matter partitioning in crops.
- AGR 506 Crop Growth and Culture (3 cr.): Modern concept of crop improvement; establishment of a seedling; mechanism and estimation of dry matter production; factor affecting dry matter accumulation, leaf development, floral characteristics, and seed development; thermal time and crop adaptation; light management in crop; influence of cultural management on the growth and yield of crops; laboratory practices.
- AGR 507 Principles and Practices of Irrigation (3 cr.): Review of soil physical properties; soil water: available water: movement & measurement of soil water; principles of irrigation; determining crop water requirements; irrigation water need; irrigation scheduling; water requirement at each irrigation, seasonal requirement, system capacity; pumping water for irrigation; land and water resources of Bangladesh; irrigation systems: conveyance, distribution and field application; drainage of agricultural lands; irrigation efficiencies; measurements of different on farm losses; irrigation management, minimizing water loss.
- AGR 512 Forage Crop Production (3 cr.): Importance and scope of forage production; concept of forage production; production of cereal and legume forage crops; nutritive aspects of forage crops; planning and evaluation of forage crop production; laboratory practices on introduction, planning, cutting management, and evaluation of forage crops.
- AGR 516 Principles of Weed Science (3 cr.): Concept, definition, characteristics, harmful and beneficial effects of weed; classification of weeds; persistence of weeds; distribution and dispersal of weeds; crop-weed interference; allelopathy, types and mechanisms; principles and components of weed management; physical, cultural, biological and chemical methods of weed control; basic chemistry of herbicides; herbicide formulations and additives; behavior of herbicide in plant and soil; mode of action of herbicide, herbicide selectivity; herbicide-environment interactions; integrated weed management; experimental techniques in weed research.
- AGR 520 Cropping Systems (3 cr.):