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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)

Munthali D.C., Assoc Professor
Department of Crop Science & Production
Private Bag 0027,
Gaborone.
Tel: +267 3650139
Fax: +267 3928753

Academic Qualifications

PhD in Entomology, University of London
MSc in Entomology, University of London
BSc Agriculture, Unversity of Malawi

Research Interests

Evaluation of agricultural and ecological importance of termites
Development of Integrated Pest Management Strategies against pests of pigeon peas, sorghum and Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Red Spider Mite) on tomatoes
Field evaluation of bambara groundnut landraces against major insect pests
Field evaluation of Curcubits for damage by fruit flies
Studies on Crop/Plant pollinators

Recent Publications

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
Msuku, W.A.B., Saka, V.W. and Munthali, D.C. 2000 Major diseases and insect pests of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) in Malawi: A study Guide. Montfort Press. 62pp
Munthali, D.C., Logan, J.W. Wood, T.G. and Nyirenda, G.K.C. 1999. The distribution of termites damaging crops grown by small farmers in Southern Malawi. Insect Science and its Application 19 (1):43-49
Munthali, D.C. 1992. Effect of cassava variety on the biology of Mononychellus progressivus (Acari: Tetranychidae). Proceedings of the 8th Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops, Bangkok. Thailand. 331-341.

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