Dr. James Otieno Owuoche

Dr. James O. Owuoche PhD,

Dr. James O. Owuoche PhD,

Department Of Crop Horticulture and Soil Science,

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 720 710040

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Post Doctorial Fellow

Kansas State University


Doctor of Philosophy (Plant Breeding)

Kansas State University, Kansas US


Master of Science in Plant Breeding

University of Alberta, Alberta. Canada


Bachelor of Sciences in Agriculture

University of Nairobi, Kenya


Diploma in Agricultural Education

Egerton University, Kenya


Wheat Breeding/molecular and Genetics


October 2009-To date

Senior Lecturer at Egerton University, Department Of Crops Horticulture and Soil Science.


2005- 2009

Lecturer at Moi University, (Currently Eldoret University) Department of Biotechnology

2003- 2005

Plant breeder and Molecular Geneticist at KARI- National Plant Breeding Research Center.

1985 to 1997

Research Scientist at Kenya Agricultural Research Institute Njoro Kenya.



J.N. Oggema, M.G Kinyua, J.P. Ouma and J.O. Owuoche. 2007. Agronomic

performance of locally adapted sweet Potato (Ipomea batatas) Cultivars

Derived From Tissue Culture Regenerated Plants. J. of Biotech. Africa.



Gudu, S.O., P.O. Kisinyo, E.T. Makatiani, D. W Odee, J.F.O Esegu, S.A.O.

Shamchama, C.O. Othieno, J.R. Okalebo, J.R. Osiyo and J. O. Owuoche.

2009. Screening of Sesbania for tolerance to Aluminium Toxicity and

symbiotic Effectiveness with Acid Tolerant Rhizobia strains in Acid soils in

Western Kenya. Experimental. Agriculture. 45:1-11.


V.W. Wasike, H.N. Mburu, B. Vanlauwe, L.A. Wasilwa, N. Sanginga,

N.W. Mungai, L.M. Mumera, D. Lesueur, F.N. Wachira, J.O.

Owuoche. 2009. Environmental Influence on the Genetic Diversity of

Indigineous Bradyrhizobia Nodulating Promiscuous Soyabean in

Kenya. E. Afri. Agric. For. For. J. 75: 109-119.


Okiyo, T., S. Gudu, O. Kiplagat and J. O. Owuoche 2010. Heterosis in

Sorghum and Potential for Hybrid Sorghum Production in Kenya.

Proceedings of KARI conference 2010 held in Nairobi Kenya.


E.S. Arunga, H.A. Van Rheenen, J.O. Owuoche 2010. Diallel Analysis of

Snap Beran (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) varieties for Important traits.9 African

Journal of Agricultural Research 5: 1951-1957


Karimi, R., Owuoche, J.O. and Silim, S.N. 2010. Inheritance of

fusarium wilt resistance in pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh].

Indian J. Genetics and Plant Breeding 70 (3) 271-276.


J.H. Ringo, E.E Mneney, A.O. Onkware, B.A. Were, E.J. Too, J.O.

Owuoche and S.O. Gudu. 2010. Tolerance to Alumimium Toxicity in

Tanzanian Sorghum Genotypes. African Crop Science Journal, Vol. 18:

155 – 164.


. Okiyo, S. Gudu, O. Kiplagat and J. Owuoche. 2010. Combining

Drought And Aluminium Toxicity Tolerance To Improve Sorghum

Productivity. African Crop Science Journal, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 147 –



Rael Karimi, James Otieno Owuoche, Said Nandy Silim. 2012.

Importance and management of fusarium wilt (Fusarium udum Butler)

of pigeonpea. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural

research Vol. 2, (1) 1-14.


Ogutu, M.O., Owuoche ,J.O, Muasya R. and Ouma,G. 2012.

Effects of inter-specific interaction of nitrogen fertilizer and bean-

maize cropping systems on quality of bean seed in Western Kenya.

Agric. Biol. J. N. Am., 3(4): 154-168.


E. E. Arunga, J. O. Ochuodho, M. G. Kinyua and J. O. Owuoche.

2012. Characterization of Uromyces appendiculatus isolates collected

from snap bean growing areas in Kenya. African Journal of

Agricultural Research Vol. 7(42), pp. 5685-5691.


Ringo J.H., Mneney E. E., Onkware A.O., Owuoche J. O., Were B.A.,

Too E.J. and Gudu S.O. 2014. Diversity of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor

L. Moench) Germplasm from Tanzania.. Journal of Biology,

Agriculture and Healthcare. 4:(24) 36-44.


Kiprotich, F. K., Cheruiyot, E.K., Mwendia, C.M., Wachira, F.N. and

Owuoche, J.O. Biochemical quality indicies of Sorghumgenotypes from

East Africa for Malting and Brewing. African Journal of Biotechnology

13(2): 313-321.


P.K. Kimani, F. Wachira, Erick Kimutai Cheruiyot, J. Owuoche, E.

Kimani. 2014. Genetic diversity of African sorghum (Sorghum bicolour

L. Moench) accessions based on microsatellite markers. Australian

Journal of Crop Science. 8(2):171-177.


Japheth Embeywa Jamoza, James Owuoche, Oliver Kiplagat and

Wilson Opile. 2014. Broad-sense heritability estimation and correlation

among sugarcane (Saccharum spp. hybrids) yield and some agronomic

traits in western Kenya IJAPR. Vol.2 (1), 016-025.


Muigai Paul Kimani, Erick Kimutai Cheruiyot, James Otieno

Owuoche, Francis Nyamu Wachira, Esther Kimani. 2014. Genetic

Diversity of Farmers ’Preferred Sorghum Accessions and Improved

Lines from ICRISAT Reveal a Disconnect Between Innovation and

Technology Transfer. J. Crop Sci. Biotech. 2014 (June) 17 (2) : 97~102.


Odongo, F.O., Oyoo, M.E., Wasike, V. , Owuoche, J.O., Karanja,

L., and Korir, P. 2015. Genetic Diversity of Bambara Groundnut

(Vigna subterranean L. Verdc) Landraces in Kenya Using

Microsatellite markers. African Journal of Biotechnology 14(4) 283-



Breeding and genetics of cereals mainly wheat barley triticale and oats. Breeding for rusts (Stem rust, leaf rust and stripe rust) resistance and identification of different genes in wheat. Molecular breeding in wheat and sorghum.

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