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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



CSB421: Ornamental Horticulture (2 credits)

The course is designed to give students knowledge of different types of materials and ornamental plants and shrubs used in landscaping and design and how they are used. Emphasis would be placed on materials available in Botswana and within the region. The course will also cover lawn establishment in homes, schools, recreational facilities such as children play ground, football fields, golf courses and public parks. This is a 2 credits course offered in semester 7 and has no pre-requisites. (1L, 2P)

CSP201: Introduction to Soil Science (3credits)

Crops have different soil requirements. An understanding of soil science will enable graduates to offer better services to farmers in the selection of suitable soils for proper crop growth and high yields. The course will cover aspects of soil formation, basic soil physical, chemical and morphological properties and soil classification. This is a 3 credits core course offered in semester 3 and has no pre-requisites. (2L, 2P)

CSP202: Soil Fertility and Fertilisers (3credits)

The course will cover plant nutrition; soil fertility and fertiliser management of the essential plant macro and micro-nutrients. The influence of soil biological, physical and chemical properties on plant nutrient availability to crops will be emphasised. It is a 3 credits core course offered in semester 4. (2L, 2P).

Prerequisite – CSB 221: Soil Science

CSP203: Introduction to Crop Pests (3 credits)

The course will cover diagnostic characteristics of arthropods, vertebrates, micro-organisms and weeds of agricultural importance and the biology and ecology of these pests. This is a three credits core course offered in semester 3 and has no pre- requisites. (2L, 2P)

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