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Dr. Arnold M. Opiyo, D.Sc.

Dr. Arnold M. Opiyo, D.Sc.

Senior Lecturer in Horticulture

Faculty of Agriculture,

Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 - 723 119 044

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EDUCATION

2005

D.Sc. Postharvest Physiology of Horticultural Crops

Zhejiang University, China

2000

M.Sc, Horticulture

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1984

B.Sc. (Hons) Agric.

Haryana Agricultural University, India

1979

Diploma in Horticulture

Egerton College, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Postharvest Physiology (Horticulture), Vegetable Science

WORK EXPERIENCE

March 2012 - present

Senior Lecturer in Horticulture, Dept. of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University

August 2005 – February 2012

Lecturer in Horticulture, Dept. of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University

May - June 2011

Visiting Lecturer (Horticulture) – Higher Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (ISAE), Rwanda.

1988 - 2005

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Horticulture, Egerton University.

1984 - 1988

Vegetable Seeds Quality Certification Officer – National Seed Quality Control Service

SELECTED PROJECTS

2013 -

Diversifying Food Systems: Horticultural Innovations and Learning for Improved Nutrition and Livelihood in East Africa – German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

2008 - 2012

ValueLead – European Union

2006 - 2009

Role of traditional leafy vegetables and associated cropping systems: A case study of Bondo District, Kenya. - FAO Netherlands Partnership Programme (FNPP).

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Jiang, Juan; Jiang, Li; Zhang, Li; Luo, Bo; Opiyo, Arnold and Yu, Zhifang. (2012). Changes in protein profile in fresh-cut lotus tuber before and after browning. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. March 2012, 3955 – 3965.

2

Ondieki, M.J., Aguyoh, J.N. and Opiyo, A.M. (2011). Fortified compost manure improves yield and growth of African nightshades. International Journal of Science and Nature 2 (2) 2011: 231 – 237.

3

Ondieki, M.J., Aguyoh, J.N. and Opiyo, A. (2011). Variations in growth and yield characteristics of three black nightshade species grown under high altitude conditions. Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America. 2011, 2 (3): 401 – 406.

4

Opiyo, A.M. and Ying, T-J. (2010). Regulation of cellulose and pectinase activities in cherry tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill var. cerasiforme) fruit by use of 1-methylcyclopropene. ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science, 5 (5) 55 – 64.

5

Opiyo, A.M. and Ying, T-J. (2010). 1-methylcyclopropene may alter precedence of ethylene biosynthetic enzymes in cherry tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. var. cerasiforme) fruits. African Journal of Horticultural Science, 3, 48 – 62.

6

Opiyo, A.M. and Ying, T-J. (2006). Advances in the management of ethylene in horticultural crops. Outlook on Agriculture, 35 (1), 51 – 55.

7

Opiyo, A.M. and Ying, T-J. (2005). The effects of 1-methylcyclopropene treatment on the shelf life and quality of cherry tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme) fruit. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 40, 665 – 673.

8

Opiyo, A.M. and Ying, T-J. (2005). Effect of 1-methylcyclopropene post-harvest treatment on ripening process in cherry tomato fruit (Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme). Journal of Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, 31 (1), 27 – 33.

9

Opiyo, A.M. (2004). Effect of nitrogen application on leaf yield and nutritive quality of black nightshade (Solanum nigrum L.). Outlook on Agriculture, 33 (3), 209 – 214.

10

Opiyo, A.M. and Bebe, B.O. (2011). Sustainable use and conservation of agro-biodiversity. Pp. 48 – 62. In: Agrobiodiversity conservation and sustainable use for enhanced food security. (Edt.) Nancy W. Mungai. ISBN: 996605353-0.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Horticulture, Value Chains, Agrobiodiversity

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