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University of Botswana
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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



CSD221: Ecology of Forests and Rangelands (2 credits)

The course covers concepts of plant and animal ecology, wildlife ecology and management as well as different types of forest vegetation. This is a 2 credit core course offered in semester 3 Level 200 and has no pre-requisites. (1L, 2P)

CSD222: Tree Establishment and Tending Operations (2 credits)

The course covers purposes of tree establishment, land clearing, site preparation, tree establishment, weeding, thinning; pruning, types of forest stands, silvicultural systems and types of plantations. This is a 2 credit core course offered in semester 3 Level 200 (1L, 2P)

Prerequisite – CSD 212, Plant Propagation.

CSD 223: Nursery Practices (2 credits)

The course covers uses of a nursery, selection of a nursery site, growth media, growing seedlings in containers; pricking out and potting on, management and marketing of nursery produce. This is a 2 credits core course offered in semester 3 Level 200 and has no pre-requisites. (1L, 2P)

CSD 311: Forest Fire and other Damaging Factors (2 credits)

This course covers types of forest fires, fire ecology, fire prevention measures, fire fighting techniques, organisation for fire fighting, forest fire fighting equipment, other damaging factors. This is a 2 credits core course offered in semester 4 Level 200 and has no pre-requisites. (1L, 2P)

CSD 312: Forest Entomology (2 credits)

The course covers the morphological and ecological diversity of forest and rangeland insects, diagnostic characteristics of insects and their natural enemies, beneficial insects, damage caused on plants and management of pests of forests and rangelands. This is a 2 credits core course offered in semester 5 Level 300 and has no pre-requisites. (1L, 2P)    | Prev | 1 | 2 | 3 ...

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