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Botswana College of Agriculture
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Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
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University of Botswana
NRFTC
Botswana Government

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



CSP Courses Synopsis

Courses for Higher Diploma Programmes

CSD211: Forest and Range Botany (3 credits)

The course exposes students to the productive role marketing process plays in the agribusiness. Topics covered include; definition of agricultural marketing, price determination and discovery, marketing margins, market concentration/integration, market structures, market risks, futures market, hedging, risk management, cooperatives and marketing boards. This is a 2 credit core course offered in semester 5 level 300 (1L - 2P)

CSD212: Plant Propagation (3 credits)

The course covers the concepts of plant propagation, structures and materials for propagation, plant propagation techniques, controlled and uncontrolled environments, nursery techniques and management. This is a 3 credits core course offered in semester 2 Level 100 and has no pre-requisites. (2L, 2P)

CSD213: Seed Technology & Tree Improvement (3 credits)

The course covers the genetic basis of tree improvement, genetic conservation, tree improvement methods, biotechnology in improvement of tree species, seed technology, seed collection, seed processing, storage and enhancement, seed certification and marketing. This is a 3 credits core course offered in semester 3 Level 200 and has no pre-requisites. (2L, 2P)

CSD214: Forestry and Range Policy and Administration (2 credits)

This course covers the importance of legislation and policies, Acts related to forestry and rangeland management, management strategies of forestry and range organisations, policies and strategies related to forests and rangelands. This is a 2 credits core course offered in semester 3 Level 200 and has no pre-requisites. (1L, 2P)        | Next page |

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