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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



CSP402: Diseases of Field Crops (3 credits)

The course covers the diseases of field crops caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, nematodes, parasitic plants, and abiotic agents. Emphasis will be on disease diagnosis, conditions for disease development, disease epidemiology and control. This is a 3 credits core course offered in semester 6. (2L, 2P)

PrerequisiteCSP 203: Introduction to Crop Pests

CSP403: Floriculture (3 credits)

The course will cover all aspects of growing and management of houseplants, flowers and other ornamental plants under outdoor, indoor and controlled environmental conditions. It is a 3 credits core course offered in semester 7 and its pre- requisite is CSP 307: Plant Propagation. (2L, 2P)

Prerequisite – CSP 307: Plants Propagation

CSP404: Postharvest Physiology and Technology (3 credits)

The course will cover the structure, composition, physiology and biochemistry of horticultural produce. Environmental conditions influencing the post-harvest behaviour of horticultural produce and control as well as physiological disorders and other factors leading to loss in quality and quantity of produce. Evaluation and management of quality will also be covered. This is a 3 credits core course offered in semester 8. (2L, 2P)

Prerequisite – BSB 323: Biochemistry.

CSP405: Diseases of Horticultural Crops (3 credits)

The course covers the diseases of horticultural crops caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, nematodes, parasitic plants, and abiotic agents. Emphasis will be on disease diagnosis, conditions for development, disease epidemiology and control. It is a 3 credits core course offered in semester 7. (2L, 2P)

Prerequisite – CSP 203: Introduction to Crop Pests       | 11 | 12 | 13 ...

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