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



CSD329: Fruit Production (3 credits)

The course will cover economic importance, environmental requirements, cultural practices, harvesting, processing and marketing of tropical, subtropical and temperate fruits. This is a 3 credits core course offered in semester 2 Level 300 and has no pre-requisites. (2L, 2P)

CSD 331: Landscape Features and Design (3 credits)

The course covers the importance of hard and soft landscaping, identification of hard and soft landscape features, selection of a landscape site; landscaping designs, maintenance of landscape structures. This is a 3 credits core course offered in semester 6 Level 300 and has no pre-requisites. (2L, 2P)

Courses for Degree Programmes

CSB211: Principles of Crop Production (3 credits)
The course covers basics of crop production, description of different cropping systems in Botswana and the world, factors that influence crop production and distribution in Botswana. This is a 3 credits core course offered in semester 3, Level 200 and has no pre-requisites. (2L, 2P)

CSB221: Soil Science (3 credits)

The course covers soil formation, soil physical properties, factors affecting plant growth, plant nutrition and nutrient uptake, soil reaction and liming, macro and micronutrients, and soil classification. This is a 3 credits core course offered in semester 4, Level 200 and has no pre- requisites. (2L, 2P)

CSB311: Crop Physiology (3 credits)

The coverage of this course includes plant and cell structure and functions, factors of production, dormancy and germination, propagation, flowering and fruiting, water and nutrient uptake, plant growth regulators, crop competition, staging systems, plant growth analyses, crop adaptation to stresses. This is a 2 credits core course offered in semester 5, Level 300 and has no pre-requisites. (2L, 2P)         | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9...

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