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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

Crop Science & Production (CSP) Staff Profile

Sesay A., Assoc Professor
Department of Crop Science & Production
Private Bag 0027,
Gaborone.
Tel: +267 3650136
Fax: +267 3928753

Academic Qualifications

PhD Crop and Plant Physiology, Iowa State University
MSc Crop Production and Physiology, Iowa State
BSc. Ed. Biology and Education, University of Sierra Leone

Research Interest

My research activities have included studies on the respiratory characteristics of the soybean (Glycine mays), the link between mineral nutrition, the onset of senescence and yield in the soybean, and on the effects of environmental factors on the growth, development and productivity of the groundnut (Arachis hypogaea), cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) and bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea)

Recent Publication

Azam-Ali, N.S., Sesay, A., Karikari, S.K., Massawe, F.J., Aguilar-Manjarrez, J., Bnnyan, M. and Hampson, K. 2001. Assessing the potential of an underutilized crop- A case study using bambara groundnut. Experimental Agriculture 37: 433-472
Sesay, A. and Yarmah, A. 1996. Growth and yield performance and market quality of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) as affected by cropping season in southern Sierra Leone. Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Cambridge 127: 201-206
Sesay, A., Stewart, C.R. and Shibbles, R.M. 1988. Cyanide resistant respiration in light and dark grown soybean cotyledons. Plant Physiology 87: 655-659
Sesay, A., Shibbles, R.M. 1980. Mineral depletion and leaf senescence as influenced by foliar nutrient application during seed filling. Annals of Botany 85: 47-55

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