The Department of Horticulture, Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan was established during 2015. Considering the overall food safety and scarcity scenario in the country, the department is aimed to produce trained professionals in the field of Horticultural Sciences. At present, the Department consists of one professor, five assistant professors and one lecturer having publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Moreover, the faculty is practically involved in various projects contribute in improving supply and value chains of different stakeholders (olericulture, pomology, postharvest, ornamental and landscaping) of horticulture industry, thereby playing role in sustaining the environment. Additionally, the department is also working with sister organizations in public and private sector to polish and train students for practical solutions being faced by horticulture sector.
Presently, the department is awfully engaged in conducting professional degree courses of B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture with major subject of Horticulture. For M.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture (Horticulture), department deals with four main disciplines of pomology (fruits), olericulture (vegetables), ornamentals (floriculture & landscaping) and Postharvest.
Major areas of research are mentioned below:
- Germplasm Evaluation
- Adaptation of Crop Varieties
- Biotechnology for Genetic Crop Improvement
- Micro-propagation through Tissue Culture
- Post-harvest Science and Technology
- Protected/Greenhouse Cultivation (off season & on season crops)
- Hydroponics/Soilless Culture Technology
- Landscape Improvement and Designing