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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

CSP621: Insect Taxonomy and Systematics

The course will cover principles and methods in insect taxonomy and systematics. Insect morphology will be reviewed to understand the basis for insect diversity and success. The course will familiarise students with the morphology, ecology and evolution of major insect groups of agricultural importance. Students will also learn and gain experience in the collection, curation and identification of insects using taxonomic keys.

CSP622: Economic Entomology

This course will cover economic application of the pest management strategies. Integration of chemical, biological, cultural and physical tactics into an overall pest management strategy will be emphasized. The course will also cover toxicology of insecticides.

CSP623: Mycology

The course will cover biology and taxonomy of fungi, symbiotic associations between fungi and plants, genetics and variability in fungi, identification of fungal plant pathogens, epidemiology and control of fungal diseases of crops and fungi as biological control agents.

CSP624: Nematology

The course covers the morphology and anatomy of nematodes, growth reproduction, distribution, ecology, identification, classification and the economic importance of nematodes as plant parasites. The theory, foundation, principles and practices of nematode management and the techniques used to study and manage nematodes populations will also be covered.

CSP625: Plant Virology

The course will cover chemical nature, replication, taxonomy and pathogenesis of viruses. Modern techniques used in detection of viruses in plants, types of disease and their control measures will also be covered.              | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 |

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