Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, as one of the school's oldest departments, has accumulated 90 years’ teaching experience. The faculty team is strong, and the group of well-known experts are from both inside and outside the province. The number of teachers is 36. Among them, there are 5 professors, 10 associate professors, 12 doctors, and 20 people with master's degree. The number of staff with master’s degree or above accounts for 88.9%. One teacher enjoys the special allowance of the State Council. 3 people are the training objects of Jiangsu Province "333" engineering and two people are among the six peak talents in Jiangsu Province. There are also one excellent young core teacher of "Blue Project", one provincial excellent teaching master, and one provincial excellent educator. Now total number of students in Department of Agronomy and Horticulture is over 1500, and most of the students are high school graduates.
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture owns three main major directions—horticulture, agronomy, resources and environment. There are 7 majors. They are crop production technology (continuing with the undergraduate study after getting the associate degree), crop production technology, horticultural technology, environmental monitoring and management technology, urban gardening, sightseeing agriculture, agricultural technology and management, resource environment and city management.
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture has a large number of advanced facilities. There are 14 training rooms including crop breeding and training center, plant protection training center, seed engineering training room, molecular biology training room, plant physiology training room, soil agrochemical analysis room and so on. The construction area of training rooms is 2,000 square meters, and the equipments worth nearly 10 million yuan. This department has cooperated with Jiangsu Zhongjiang Seed Limited Corporation, one of 50 top enterprises in the national seed industry, in building up crop production teaching workshop, molecular biology and seed engineering training room, as well as the intelligent training room for plant growth regulation. The whole area is 220 acres. These first-class training rooms are equipped with the domestic leading technologies, such as the plant tissue culture, plant physiology, plant pathology, environmental engineering, soil and solid waste monitoring and so on. The advanced training equipment like the photosynthetic apparatus, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, ultraviolet spectrophotometer, PCR instrument, gel electrophoresis imaging system, gas chromatograph, liquid chromatograph etc. have been introduced in a large number.