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Dr Kenneth Obrien Mpho Mapoka


Dr Kenneth Obrien Mpho Mapoka


Faculty of Agriculture
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering(ABE)

P/Bag 0027, Gaborone Botswana
  • PhD topic: Non-destructive measurement system to determine corn seed planting depth using ground penetrating radar for precision agriculture


  • PhD in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University (2018), USA.
  • MEng in Mechatronics, University of Sheffield (2012), UK.

Professional Societies

  • Member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Precision farming
  • Mechatronics

Primary Research Areas

  • Precision Agriculture, sensing and controls applicable in advanced machinery control.

Potential Research topics 

  • Engineering and applications of soil and crop sensors; precision agriculture
  • Sensing below the roots: Low-cost networked soil moisture sensors to dynamically map the fluxes in moisture across field
  • Advanced machinery