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Dr. Robert M. Gesimba (Ph.D)

Senior Lecturer Horticulture crop production/protection and post harvest physiology/technology ,

Chairman, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils ,

Faculty of Agriculture,

Egerton University,

P.O. Box 536-20115

Egerton 20200, Kenya.

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Phone: +254 721 551 999

 

EDUCATION

Year

Degree

Institution

2008

PhD Horticulture and Crop Science (Pomology, Physiology, Crop Protection)

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

2001

MSc Crop Science (Production)

Egerton University, Njoro

1995

BSc Horticulture

Egerton University, Kenya

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Dates/Year

Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

September 2008

Advanced Plant Pathology

Ohio Sate Research division (ORDC) Wooster-Ohio, USA

August 2012

E-learning materials preparation

Egerton University

October 2013

Examination setting and moderation

National Industrial Training Authority / KNEC

January 2011

Proposal writing

Egerton University

January 2015

Mushroom production systems

Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

January 2015

Training on writing policy briefs for Agricultural Researchers

Egerton University, Tegemeo

institute

 

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

Crop production, Plant protection (pathology), Fruit Science, Crop improvement, Biometry, Post harvest physiology and Technology.

 

APPOINTMENTS AND WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2014-date

Chairman, Crops Horticulture and Soils department, Egerton University

2010 – date

Senior Lecturer, Crops, Horticulture and Soil sciences Department, Egerton university

2005 - 2009

Lecturer, Crops, Horticulture and Soil sciences Department, Egerton university

2001 - 2004

Assistant Lecturer, Crops, Horticulture and Soil sciences Department, Egerton university

1990 - 2000

Demonstrator, Crops, Horticulture and Soil sciences Department, Egerton university

 

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

Project period

Research Topic

2012-2014

Trilateral partnership for food security- Egerton University/Punjab Agricultural University/Ohio State University. Funding USAID. USAID

$800,000. (Collaborating Research scientist)

2009-2012

Enhancing Productivity and Economic Value of Tomato and Passion fruit for Improved Income, Nutrition and Food Security. Donor: IPM-Crisp; Funding to KARI-$100,000(Collaborating Research scientist)

2014-

Breeding Tomato for improved resistance to bacterial wilt (Kenya seed). (Collaborating Research scientist)

2014-

Blackberry breeding and commercialization as an export cash crop in Kenya.

Funding 60,000USD RUFORUM. (Principal investigator).

2015-

Enhancing post harvest shelf life of Mangoes using natural coatings.

Funding NACOSTI 2000USD. (Collaborating Research scientist)

2015-

Detecting and prevention of the Mango fruit fly in Kenya. Funding NACOSTI 2000USD Collaborating Research scientist)

2015-

The use of Organic amendments in production of fruits. Funding SAGLA 10,000USD (Collaborating Research scientist)

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Journal

Title

Year

1

Global Journal of Advanced Research. Submitted.

Relationship between and within melon (Cucumis melo L.) germplasm resistant and susceptible to gummy stem rust (Didymella bryoniae) revealed by RAPD markers analysis.

Wolukau, N., Gesimba, R.M., Jinfeng, C., Zhou, X., li,Y., zhang, Y. 2015.

2015

2

Annals of Biological Research. Submitted

Evaluation of Nitrogen Effects on Yield and Quality of Watermelon {citrullus lanatus (thunb.) Matsumara & Nakai} Grown in the Coastal Regions of Kenya..

Maluki, M., Ogweno, J.O., Gesimba, R.M. 2015.

2015

3

International journal of plant and Soil Science. Accepted

Evaluation of Nitrogen Effects on Yield and Quality of Watermelon {citrullus lanatus (thunb.) Matsumara & Nakai} Grown in the Coastal Regions of Kenya.

Maluki, M., Ogweno, J.O., Gesimba, R.M. 2015.

2015

4

International Journal of Science and Nature Vol 6 (2):2015:188-194

Evaluation of Interaction effects of Nitrogen and Phosphorous on Yield and Quality of Watermelon {Citrullus lanatus (thunb.) Matsumara & Nakai}.

Maluki, M., Gesimba, R.M., Ogweno, J.O. 2015.

2015

5

Annals of Biological Research 6(5): 1-6.

Effect of Aloe vera gel coatings and storage temperatures on quality of mango (Mangifera indica L.) fruits.

Ochiki, S, Wolukau, J. N, Gesimba, M. R, 2015.

2015

6

African Journal of Horticulture and Forestry Vol. 7(1) 1-7.

Effect of Aloe vera gel coating on postharvest quality and shelf life of mango (Mangifera indica L.) fruits Var. ‘Ngowe’.

Ochiki, S, Gesimba, M. R, Wolukau, J. N. 2015.

2015

7

African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 13(36) 3724-3729

Effect of various concentrations of Aloe vera coating on postharvest quality and shelf life of mango (Mangifera indica L.) fruits Var. ‘Ngowe’..

Ochiki, S, Wolukau, J. N, Gesimba, M. R. 2014.

2014

8

Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Science. 7 (3):31-35.

The effect of Fusarium oxyporum f. sp. Passiflorae on Passiflora species chitinase production and activity in Kenya.

Gesimba, R. M., Struve, D.K. 2012.

2012

9

Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Science. 6 (2):41-48.

The effect of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Passiflorae on wilt development in Passiflora species from Kenya. Bots. J. Agric. Appl. Sci,

Gesimba, R.M., Struve, D.K., Rhodes, L. andR.M.S. Mulwa.

2010

10

Journal of Phytology

38 (2)56-61.

The Relationship between Graft Compatibility and Cyanohydrin glycoside type and content in Passiflora species.

Gesimba, R.M. and D.K., Struve.

2013

11

Agricultura Tropica Et Subtropica 38 (2)56-61.

A Review on weeds and weed control in oil crops with special reference to soybeans (Glycine max L.) in Kenya. Gesimba R.M. and M.C Langat.

2005

12

Agricultura Tropica Et Subtropica 39 (2) 88-91.

The effect of intercropping groundnut (Arachis hypogea L.) with sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) on yield and cash income. Langat M.C., Okiror M.A., Ouma J.P. and R.M. Gesimba.

2006

13

Journal of Agriculture and Applied Science 3 (2) 139 - 148.

The effect of intercropping groundnut (Arachis hypogea L.) with maize (Zea mays L.) on yield and cash income. Botswana

Langat, M.C., Okiror, M.A., Gesimba, R.M., and J.P. Ouma.

2007

 

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL / SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

Membership Category

Organization

Member

Horticultural Society of Kenya

Member

Horticultural Association of Kenya

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