Agricultural Experiment Station

Director's Message


 

The Agricultural Experimental Station (AES) was established in 1986 with a mission to provide quality field support and skillful expertise for the various departments in the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences in particular and the SQU in general; foster their teaching, research, extension, and community services activities while conserving and sustaining the natural resources.

 

The AES is situated at the north side of Sultan Qaboos University over an area of more than 70 hectares and it has grown today into a state-of-art station with integrated farming systems, fully equipped facilities, advanced infrastructure, and professional staff. The station is currently composed of 14 fields and over 33 units organized under three major sections: Plant, Animal, and Services. The AES staff consists of 41 members in various areas of expertise. These areas include: 1- Crop Production; 2- Plant Protection; 3- Greenhouse Management; 4- Landscape Horticulture; 5- Honey Production and Bee Management; 6-Fruiting Trees; 7- Animal Health; 8- Livestock Production and Management; 9- Equine Breeding and Management 10- Camel breeding and management 11- Poultry Production; 12- Aquaculture; 13- Irrigation Engineering; 14- Soil and Water Management; 15- Machinery operation, repair and fabrication; 16- Shop and Store Management. All staff undergoes extensive training both on the job and in local, regional, and international institutions and are involved in teaching, research, routine production and management operations, community services, training, and extension. As an example of staff participation, they support in the practical training of more than 20 courses and support in more than 20 research projects each semester. Staff also hold annual workshops in Bee Keeping and Ornamental Plants for general SQU staff and their families.

 

The AES participates in many events organized by SQU and the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences like University Open Day and Farmers Day where staff present lectures to the scientific community and to the general public on a variety of subjects disseminating the most current information attained by research conducted at the College and the AES. The station also hosts tours for school students and other groups as part of its community outreach service.

The AES, and through its activities, also generates income that goes to SQU from the sale of variety of products including dairy products, animals, Dates, Date offshoots, chickens, eggs, meat, Honey and beehives, indoor and outdoor plants, Sweet corn, Mango, Lemon, and also Manure.

 

The AES has plans to expand its activities and operations. Four new larger greenhouses were constructed in 2013 and a new milking parlor is in the process of being built this year to increase milk production. Proposals are now being prepared for the development of horse arena, modern poultry production, central pivot system, and hydroponics sprouting fodder production.

 

In the near future, and as problems become more complex and the need for multidisciplinary research becomes crucial to solve them, the AES will extend its efforts to involve faculty and staff from other departments and centers across SQU, as well as off-campus research centers, to build a powerful research unit able to provide solutions that are successful and sustainable. This will enable the AES to fulfill its vision to become the leading regional agriculture research station and a national resource center in agricultural and bioenvironmental field activities.

 


 

Malik Al-Wardi
DIrector of the Agricultural Experiment Station


 

Malik Al-Wardy

Asst Prof & Director

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 1224 / 1238

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   mwardy@squ.edu.om



Khalifa Amur Al-Hinai

Deputy Director

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 1241

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   nada23@squ.edu.om








Mohammed Al-Rashdy

Coordinator

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3366

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   mohd1978@squ.edu.om


Negib Khamis Al-Raeesi

Clerk


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3356

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   alraisi@squ.edu.om





Mohammed Al-Mubaishi

Clerk


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3688

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   mubahsi1@squ.edu.om



Animals Operations


Abdullah Salman Al-Abri

Asst Director

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 1240

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   salman@squ.edu.om



Salim Khalfan Al-Waheebi

Technician(Poultry)

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3369

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   waheebi@squ.edu.om



Abduljalil Said Al-Zadjali

Veterinarian

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3253

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   Azadjali<@squ.edu.om


Mohammed Lamloum 

Veterinarian


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3381

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   





Mohammed Al-Masroori

Asst. Veterinarian


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3388

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :  





Mohammed Al-Masroori

Asst. Veterinarian


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3388

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :  





Ahmed Mohd Al-Yaqoubi

Technician


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3731

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   yaqoobi@squ.edu.om





Manolito C Mengullo

Technician (Dairy  Unit


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3681 / 3684

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   mannymen@squ.edu.om





Anwer Mohiuddin

Laborer (Goat Unit)


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3254

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   anwerm@squ.edu.om





Mohammed Al Kuzairi

Asst. Technician


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3253

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :  





Maher Al-Bulushi

Laborer


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3732

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   






Taher Al-Shabibi

Laborer


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3732

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   






Khalfan Abdullah Al-Hinai

Laborer


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3732

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   khalfanh@squ.edu.om





Haitham Al-Dughaisi


Laborer


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3732 / 3369

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :  






Said Al-Ramadhani

Laborer


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3732

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   






Naseer Al-Salmi

Laborer


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3732

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   



Plant Operations


Abdulbaqi Ahmed Al-Raeesi

Asst Director

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 1239

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   abdulb@squ.edu.om



Hamed Salim Al-Mahruki

Technician (Greenhouse)

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3374

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   hmahruqi@squ.edu.om



Saleh Mohd Al-Shargi

Tech (Ornamental/Fruit Trees)

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3374

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   alshargi@squ.edu.om


Suleiman Al-Rahbi

Laborer


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 1992

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :  





Hafidh Al-Mahruki

Technician (Bee) 


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3727

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3  600
Email :   hali@squ.edu.om



Zahir Khalfan Al-Abri

Chief Laborer

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3728

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   zahirk@squ.edu.om



Mohammed Akbar Khan

Laborer (Greenhouse)

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 1992

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   makbar@squ.edu.om



Noor Khan

Laborer (General)

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 1992

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   noorkhan@squ.edu.om



Salim Juma Al Nabhani

Asst. Tech

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 1992

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   snabhani@squ.edu.om



Sauod Al-Owasi

Laborer 

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 1992

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   sauod@squ.edu.om



Ashraf Al-Miqbali

Laborer

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 1992

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   



Hamed Al-Shamakhi

Laborer

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 1992

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   



Services



Khalifa Al-Hinai

Asst Director & Dept.Dir AES

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 1241

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   Alhinai@squ.edu.om



Ali Suleiman Al-Zahimi

Technician (Mechanical)

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3375

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   alzahimi@squ.edu.om



Ahmed Al-Ghafri

Technician (Irrigation)

 

Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3384

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   jernas@squ.edu.om


Salim Hamdan Al-Mawaly

Technician (Central Store)


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3367

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   almawaly@squ.edu.om





Abdullah Mohd Al-Qanoobi

Laborer (Irrigation)


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3366

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   qanobi@squ.edu.om





Mohammed Mazher Uddin

Laborer (Mechanical)


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3368

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   mazher<@squ.edu.om





Ahmed Al-Malki

Laborer (General)


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3384

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :   Ahmmalki@squ.edu.om





Ibrahim Al-Julandani

Laborer


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3375

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :  





Sulaiman Said Al-Rahbi

Laborer 


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3384

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :  





Majid Al-Bulushi

Laborer 


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3384

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :  






Musabah Al-Malki

Laborer 


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3384

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :  





Yaser Al-Jabri

Laborer 


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3367

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :  






Mohammed Abdulshfiee

Technician 


Phone:   (+ 968) 2414 3375

fax :       (+ 968) 2414 3600
Email :  





1-      Crop Production

2-      Plant Protection
3-      Greenhouse Management
4-      Landscape Horticulture
5-      Honey Production and Bee Management
6-      Fruiting Trees
7-      Animal Health
8-      Livestock Production and Management
9-      Equine Breeding and Management
10-    Camel breeding and management
11-    Poultry Production
12-    Aquaculture
13-    Irrigation Engineering
14-    Soil and Water Management
15-    Machinery operation, repair and fabrication
16-    Shop and Store Management
 
AES Activity Form for Research and Extension (A) PDF
AES Activity Form  for Teaching (B)
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Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station


Dr. Malik Al-Wardi
College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences
Sultan Qaboos University
PO Box 34, Al-Khod 123
Sultanate of Oman
Phone : +968 2414 1224,1238
Fax :      +968 2414 3600 
Email:    mwardy@squ.edu.om



Coordinator, AES


Mr Mohammed Al-Rashdi
Phoine : 968 2414 3366
Email :    mohd@squ.edu.om