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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



  • Mashungwa, G. and Mmolotsi, R. (2007). Trichilia emetica. In: van der Vossen, H. A. M. and Mkamilo, G. S. (eds). Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 14. Vegetable Oils. Prota foundation, Wageningen, Netherlands, Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands/ CTA, Wageningen, Netherlands, pp172-175.

  • Van der Vossen, H. A. M, Mashungwa, G. and Mmolotsi, R. (2007). Olea europeae. In: van der Vossen, H. A. M. and Mkamilo, G. S. (eds). Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 14. Vegetable Oils. Prota foundation, Wageningen, Netherlands, Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands/ CTA, Wageningen, Netherlands, pp121-126.
  • R. Mmolotsi and Z. Teklehaimanot (2007). Contribution of red alder to soil nitrogen input in a silvopastoral system. Biology and Fertility of Soils.
  • R. Mmolotsi and Z. Teklehaimanot (2006). The Effect of initial tree planting density on timber and wood fuel properties. Canadian Journal of Forest Research.
  • R. Mmolotsi and Z. Teklehaimanot (2005). The Potential contribution of red alder to soil fertility. Paper presented at the 2 nd CSP conference. Gaborone, Botswana. 6-8 th September 2005
  • M. Rampart, C. Cahalan, R. Mmolotsi and I.Kopong (2009). Effects of fire and elephants on diameter and height growth of Pterocarpus angolensis (Mukwa) seedlings/saplings in the Chobe Forest Reserves (Botswana). Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Science, 5 (2), 65 - 73.

Current Research

  • Project Leader: Growth performance, nutritional quality and water purification capacity of Moringa oleifera provenances in Botswana and Tanzania.

  • Studies on Mukwa (Pterocarpus angolensis) dieback: casual factors and effects on growth and wood quality. Approved for funding by the Research and Publications Committe / BCA (On-going).

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