Kansas State University
Collaborating Scientists' Institutions: Departmetn of Agriculture Research Ministry of Agriculture, Arable Lands Development Program (Botswana); Palapye Development Trust
RichardL. Vanderlip; Naraine Persaud
The major purpose of this sorghum/millet activity is to assist Botswana’s Department of Agriculture with dryland sorghum/millet research and development. This purpose is achieved by providing research input, technical assistance as requested, and training of Botswana’s agricultural research scientists and technicians.
1. Continue multilocation, mostly on-farm, trials to evaluate several tillage systems in conjunction with fertilizer applications for their effect on sorghum growth and yield,soil physical properties, soil moisture conservation, and weed control. 2. Continue multilocational trials to evaluate the effect of P application on hardveld and sandveld soils in Botswana. 3. Initiate, using data from 1988/89, b9/90, and 90/91 tillage trials, validation of sorghum growth simulation models.