The Department of Crop/Soil Science and Forestry was established on the 4th December, 1970, in the School of Agriculture of the former College of Science and Technology, alongside three (3) other Departments namely:
At the initial stage of existence, these Departments offered courses leading to the award of Ordinary National Diploma (OND) and later Higher National Diploma (HND), however, on the 6th of August 1980, a bill for the establishment of a State University of Science and Technology was passed by the Rivers State House of Assembly and this gave birth to the present Rivers State University of Science and Technology which was formally opened on the 31th of October, 1980. The Faculty of Agriculture was also inaugurated on the same year and date with its four (4) earlier mentioned Departments. In the year 1990, the number of its Department increased to five (5).
The Department of Agricultural Engineering was detached from the Department of Agricultural Engineering and Fisheries Technology and transferred to the Faculty of Engineering, leaving Fisheries Technology with Agriculture Faculty while the Department of Animal/ Food Science and Technology was also separated into two (2) Departments to read the Department of Animal Science and the Department of Food Science and Technology, respectively.
Later, in the year 2004, the Department of Forestry and Environment was created out of the Department of Crop/Soil Science and Forestry leaving behind the Department of Crop/Soil Science.
All the initial paired Departments in the Faculty of Agriculture are now separate and independent Departments with the exception of the Department of Crop/Soil Science which is currently overdue for separation.
|Names||Rank||Area of Specialization|
|Prof. (Mrs) A.I. Nwonuala||Professor||Agronomy/ Plant Breedingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof. M.N. Ogburia||Professor||Agronomy/ Plant Genetics and Breedingemail@example.com|
|Prof. J.A. Osakwe||Professor||Agronomy/ Plant Pathologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof. L.D. Gbaraneh||Professor||Farming Systems/ Agronomyemail@example.com|
|Dr (Mrs) O.A. Orji||Reader||Soil Physicsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. S.O.N. Dimkpa||Senior Lecturer||Entomology/ Molecular Geneticsemail@example.com|
|Dr. I.B. Foby||Lecturer II||Soil Environmental Managementfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. K.D. Peter||Lecturer I||Pedologyemail@example.com|
|Dr. C.E. Elenwo||Lecturer II||Soil Microbiologyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs. I. Oriakpono||Assistant Lecturer||Soil Microbiologyemail@example.com|
|Mr. G. Elenwo||Assistant Lecturer||Soil Fertilityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr. D.U. Ene||Assistant Lecturer||Soil Microbiology|
|Mr. B.C. Iyieke||Chief Technology||Technologist (Crop)||email@example.com|
|Mr. J.N. Ukeh||Deputy Chief Technologist||Technologist (Soil)|
|Mr. E.I. Tariah||Technologist II||Technologist(Soils)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs. D. Amachree||Senior Technical Assistant||Technician (Soils)|
|Mrs. V. Otuka||Technical Assistant||Technician (Soils)|
|Mrs. F.A Harry||Nursery Attendant I||Farm Supervisor|
|Mrs. C. Obuzor FSLC||Nursery Man II||Farm hand|
|Miss J.V. Barinaayo-Mkee||Laboratory Attendant||Attendant (Crops)|
|Mr. N.A. OtamiriB.Ed||Higher Executive Officer||Secretary|
|Mrs. C. Abere||Clerical Officer||Clerk|
|Mrs. V.S. Lelesi||Skill||Cleaner|
|Miss H.J. ChijiokeFSLC, SSCE||Skill||Cleaner|