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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


Globalization has rapidly changed the way horticultural crops are produced, harvested, stored, processed, handled, marketed and distributed along the marketing chains. Our goal in the Horticulture Section of CSP Department is to produce qualified horticulturists that are able to research, develop and transfer technologies related to horticulture (fruit, vegetable, flower and ornamental, medicinal and spice production, biotechnology, postharvest physiology and technology, landscaping, interiorscaping, lawn management and nursery management) to growers, processors and consumers. We in horticulture also carry research in germplasm evaluation and conservation, nutrition, crop management and manipulation, plant bioregulators, postharvest physiology and technology, flower preservatives, water use efficiency, physiology, and biotechnology of horticultural crops and recycling of water for horticultural production.

The horticulture section of CSP Department undertakes consultancy in all aspects of horticulture, landscaping and interiorscaping. The horticulture section also has well equipped laboratories, greenhouses, hydroponics, irrigation systems (drip, center pivot, sprinkler, and Tand T), orchards and gardens for carrying out research and student practicals. The horticulture section through the BCA Library subscribes hardcopy and online journals in all disciplines of horticulture.

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