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Botswana College of Agriculture
Private Bag 0027
Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
Fax: +267 - 3928753
www . bca . bw
University of Botswana
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

CSP406 Fruit Production (3 credits)

The course will cover the economic importance of fruits, principles and practices of fruit production, physiology and biochemistry of fruits, orchard design, establishment, management, environmental and cultural requirements. This is a 3 credits core course offered in semester 8. (2L, 2P)

Prerequisite – CSP 307: Plants Propagation

CSP408: Landscape Horticulture (3 credits)

The course will cover principles and practices of landscaping, types of landscape features and designs, planning, installation and maintenance of outdoor spaces. It is a 3 credits core course offered in semester 8 and has no pre-requisites. (2L, 2P)

General Education Courses

CSB341: Crops and Humankind (2 credits)
The course covers origin of agriculture, crop evolution, the hunter-gatherer stereotype, food crops in the wild habitat, Africa’s contribution towards cultivated crops, crop uses, African agriculture and cropping systems, crop selection and improvement, crop pests, diseases and weeds, crop and soils of Botswana, soil-plant- animal relationships, forestry, agroforestry and sustainable agriculture, crops and the future of peasant agriculture in Africa, feeding the world. This is a 2 credit GEC course offered

Courses for Masters programme

CSP601: Eco-Physiology of Crop Plants

This course will focus on current knowledge of the key plant processes, the capture and use of physical resources by crop communities and the role of management practices in resource capture and use.              | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 |

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