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The Department of Crop Science Production is made up of seven units, Agronomy, Crop Physiology, Crop Protection, Soil Science,Plant Clinic,Horticulture and Forestry & Range

Department of Crop Science & Production(CSP)

Karikari S.K., Assoc Professor
Department of Crop Science & Production
Private Bag 0027,
Gaborone.
Tel: +267 3650140
Fax: +267 3928753

Academic Qualifications

DSc Agronomy University of Ghana
MSc Agronomy University of Ghana
BSc Agriculture Unversity of Ghana

Research Interests

Increasing the productivity of bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea) of suitable food production in semi-arid Africa
Evauluation of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) as a potential legume for production under Botswana conditions with emphasis on pests, diseases and nutrition
Development of improved sorghum and millet varieties and hybrids for Botswana
Collection, evaluation and domestication of wild castor (Ricinus communis) germplasm in Botswana

Recent Publications

Matthew, I.P. and Karikari, S.K. 1990. Horticulture: Principles and Practices. Macmillan Agricultural Series. 202pp ISBN: 033453069
Amartefio, J.O., Munthali, D.C., Karikari, S.K. and Morake, T.K.Y. 2002. The Composition of pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L) Millsp.) grown in Botswana. Plant and Foods for Human Nutrition 57: 173-177
Karikari, S.K. and Mosekiemang, T. 2002. Yield and yield component compensation in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) in Botswana. Crop Research 23 (1):27-33
Karikari, S.K., Pansiri, A. and Temba, D.J. 2002 Competitive ability and growth habit of bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea (L) Verdc) landraces for intercropping Crop Research 23 (4):259-268
Amarteifio. J.O., Karikari, S.K. and Modise, O.J. 2002. The proximate and mineral compositio of six landraces of bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea (L) Verdc) Tropical Science 42:188-191
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