Crop Science

Crop Science Overview

Sometimes confused with agronomy, crop science deals with the general science of plants while agronomy deals specifically with the science of crop production. Crop science is a multidisciplinary study which involves the chemical, physical and biological systems of crops, how they are formed, produced, harvested, processed and stored. Crop science is required to maximize yield potentials and ensure efficient utilization of scarce production resources.
As the world’s population is growing and resources required for food production are depleting due to consistent utilization; urbanization, political and economic instability, national and regional insecurity and other challenges, maximizing crop yield has become overly important. With crop science, the structure and characteristics of crops are better understood which forms the basis for modification by marrying traits that can produce more in terms of quantity and quality with less. Crop science also reduces economic losses associated with pest and disease attack on crops. When crops become resistant to pests and diseases, farmers may no longer require agrochemicals which have been established to pose negative effects on the environment and health of humans. In view of current investment in agrochemicals industry which is currently valued at nearly $80 billion, an understanding of crops and how they can be managed would save cost. Tengrain is committed to facilitating collaborative research spaces between and within Institutions. Contact us today for more enquiries.