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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)

Machacha S., Senior Lecturer

Department of Crop Science & Production
Private Bag 0027,
Gaborone.
Tel: +267 3650145
Fax: +267 3928753

Academic Qualifications

MSc Soil Science, University of Nebraska
BSc Agronomy, Kansas State University

Research Interests

Effect of sewage sludge and effluent to crops
Lime requirement for soils of Botswana

Recent Publications

Machacha, S. 2002. Evaluation of laboratory lime requirement methods on the soils of the Pandamatenga region of Botswana. Thai Journal of Agric. Science 35(3): 327-334.

Ramolemana, G., Machacha, S., Lebutswe, T. and Tsopito, C.R. 2003. Response of morama bean (Tylosema esculentum) to phosphorus and nitrogen fertilisers in sandy soils in Botswana UNISWA Journal of Agriculture 11: 34-39

Machacha, S. 2004. Evaluation of laboratory buffer methods to predict lime requirement of some acid soils of eastern Botswana. Communications in soil science and plant analysis 35(17&18): 2675-2687

Aganga, A.A., Machacha, S., Sebolai, B. and Marotsi, B.B. 2004. Minerals in soils and forages irrigated with secondary treated sewage water in Sebele-Botswana. Journal of Applied Sciences 3:1-7

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