Department Of Horticulture

Faculty: Crop Production Sciences


The horticulture sector is of principal importance in the agricultural industry of Pakistan. The horticulture sector not only produces fruits and vegetables for local consumption but also earns foreign exchange by exporting fruits and vegetables. Pakistan is blessed with a vast agricultural environment so that a wide variety of temperate, subtropical and Mediterranean climate fruits and vegetables can be grown in suitable locations according to the specific seasonal needs of different fruit and vegetable crops. Swat district is the center of fruit and vegetable production in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province of Pakistan. Apples, peaches, apricots, pears, plums, and walnuts are the main crops. The area is also famous for the production of tomatoes, potatoes, onions, honey and soybeans. The agricultural sector in the Swat district has immense potential to improve production, especially of fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants. The Horticulture Department will play its full role in binding the potential of these areas.

This department was established in March 2022, temporarily housed in Agriculture Research Institute (North) Mingora Swat and is offering bachelor degree in the field of agriculture. The department is blessed with highly qualified faculty. To strengthen the research capabilities the university have signed a MoU with the Agriculture Research Institute (North) Mingora Swat. Faculty members and students of Horticulture Department work in close coordination with the research institute, by providing practical knowledge and lab facilities.


Our Aim is to meet the changing challenges of the highly competitive and technological world through constant evaluation and regulation of our programs and to provide quality education in the field of Horticulture. In addition to teaching at university level, we plan to educate the farming community and other stakeholders in nursery management and certification systems, garden design, seed preparation and vegetable forcing that enables the people to acquire technical skills and fully play their role in the development of the green sector at the national level.


Major Courses:

The department of Horticultures offers the following courses

Course No Course Title Course No Course Title
Hort-501 Principles of Fruit Production Hort-601 Project Planning & Scientific writing
Hort-502 Principles of vegetables Production Hort-602 Minor Fruits
Hort-503 Principles of ornamental crop Production Hort-603 Commercial Flower Production
Hort-504 Nursery Management and certification system Hort-604 Breeding of Horticulture Crops
Hort-505 Arid Zone Horticulture Hort-605 In Vitro propagation
Hort-511 Commercial Fruit Production Hort-611 Vegetable and Flower Seed production
Hort-512 Commercial vegetable Production Hort-612 Organic Horticulture
Hort-513 Introductory Landscape Gardening Hort-613 Temperate Fruits
Hort-514 Post- Harvest Horticulture Hort-614 Internship/Research Project
Hort-515 Research Methods in Horticulture


Department of Horticulture
Phone Office: 0946-811888
Mobile: +92-300-9321444
Mailing Address: Department of Horticulture, The University of Agriculture Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan