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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



CSB321: Fruit and Vegetable Production (2credits)

The course covers principles of production, economic importance, botany, environmental requirements, cultural practices of tropical, subtropical and temperate fruits, and leafy, fruit, stem, root, tuber, flower and bulb vegetables. This is a 2 credits core course offered in semester 6, Level 300 and has no pre-requisites. (1L, 2P)

CSB322: Field Crop Production (2 credits)

The course covers the roles played by agronomists in the sustainable production of field crops and selection of optimum packages for the production of such important field crops as cereals, legumes and oilseed crops, fibre crops and other potential miscellaneous field crops under dryland conditions in Botswana. This is a 2 credits core course offered in semester 6, Level 300 and has no pre- requisites. (1L, 2P)

CSB323: Plant Breeding (2credits)

The course covers principles and practices of plant breeding, including reproduction of crop plants, plant hybridisation, sources of genetic variation, selection methods, breeding for disease and pest resistance, applications of biotechnology in plant breeding and marker assisted selection, molecular breeding. This is a 2 credits core course offered in semester 6, Level 300 and has no pre-requisites. (1L, 2P)

CSB324: Principles of Crop Protection (3 credits)

The course covers diagnostic characteristics of major groups of pests, diseases and weeds, pest damage and associated crop yield losses, and pest management strategies. This is a 3 credits core course offered in semester 3, Level 200 and has no pre-requisites. (2L, 2P)

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