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Dr. Samuel Odeyo Nyalala

Dr. Samuel Nyalala, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Horticulture

Faculty of Agriculture,

Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 - 722 997 924

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EDUCATION

2011

Ph.D., Horticultural Crop Protection

University of Copenhagen,Denmark

2004

MSc., International Horticulture

University of Essex, UK.

1996

B.Sc. Horticulture

Egerton University, Kenya

1985

Diploma in Horticulture

Egerton University, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Floriculture, Ornamental Horticulture,Crop Protection, Greenhouse Technology,Plant Volatile Science

WORK EXPERIENCE

July2014– present

Senior Lecturer in Horticulture,Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University

2010 - 2014

Lecturer in Horticulture Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University

2006- 2010

Assistant Lecturer in Horticulture,Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University

1989-2006

Senior Technician in Horticulture, Department of Horticulture, Egerton University.

1985-1989

Assistant Agricultural Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Nyalala, S.P.O, Li, Y., Opetu, G., Liu G., Zhang H., Wolukau, J.N., Sheng, X. (2015). Agricultural Development and Applicable Technology in Africa: Farming in Kenya. Zhejiang Science and Technology Publishing House/Egerton University Press, ISBN 978-9966-060-79-2 (In press)

2

Githeng'u, S., Nyalala, S. and Gaoqiong, L. (2015). Effect of Drenching CoptisChinensisFranch Extract on Soft Rot of Zantedeschia 'Black Magic'. ActaHorticulturae 1077:105-110

3

Nyalala, S.O. and Grout, B.W.W (2015). Volatile Emissions from Actively-Growing Gynandropsisgynandra and

Cleome hasseleriana to Control Spider Mites in Protected Rose Cultivation.ActaHorticulturae1064:299-302

4

Kirkegaard, N., Nyalala, S., Grout, B. (2014). Do the deposits left by weaver ants on developing mango fruits repel fruit flies, thereby reducing egg-laying into the fruits? Pheromones and other semiochemicals IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 99, 177-181

5

Nyalala, S.O., Grout, B.W.W., Petersen, M.A. (2013). Volatile compounds from leaves of the African spider plant (Gynandropsisgynandra L. (Briq)) with bioactivity against spider mite (Tetranychusurticae Koch).Annals of Applied Biology162, 290–298

6

Nyalala, S.O., Alemayehu, S., Grout, B.W.W., Petersen, M.A. (2011). Volatile Emissions of Methyl Cyanide from Leaves of Gynandropsisgynandra L. (Briq.) as a Possible Spider Mite Repellent. ActaHorticulturae917:55-61

7

Nyalala, S.O., Petersen, M.A., Grout, B.W.W. (2011). Acetonitrile (methyl cyanide) emitted by the African spider plant (Gynandropsisgynandra L. (Briq)): Bioactivity against spider mite (Tetranychusurticae Koch) on roses. Scientia Horticulturae128: 352–356

8

Nyalala, S. and Grout, B. (2007). African spider flower (Cleome gynandra L./Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.) as a red spider mite (Tetranychusurticae Koch) repellent in cut-flower rose (Rosa hybrida L.) cultivation. Scientia Horticulturae 114, 194–198

9

Nyalala, S (2006). Zantedeschia: A cut flower for diversification. FlowerTech9 (3): 12-14

10

Nyalala, S (2006). Devising an anti-nematode strategy in the Rose crop. FlowerTech9 (3): 22-24

11

Nyalala, S (2006). Manipulating Phaelonopsis stem length. FlowerTech9 (4): 28-30

12

Nyanjage, M.O.,Nyalala, S.P. O., Illa, A.O., Mugo, B.W., Limbe, A.E. and Vulimu, E.M. (2005). Extending the postharvest life of sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) ‘California Wonder’ with modified atmosphere packaging and storage temperature. AgriculturaTropica ET Subtropica Journal 38 (2): 28-32

13

Liu, G.,Nyalala, S. P. O, Nyanjage, M. O. and Tuitoek, D.K Eds. (2005). Greenhouse Management. Egerton University Press, Njoro, Kenya. ISBN 9966-838-59-7

14

Kere, G.M., Nyanjage, M.O., Liu, G. and Nyalala, S.P.O. (2003). Influence of Drip Irrigation Schedule and Mulching Material on Yield and Quality of Greenhouse Tomato (Lycopersiconesculentum Mill.) ‘Money Maker’. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences 2 (14): 1052-1058

15

Nyanjage M.O.,Nyalala S.P.O., Ochieng J.A M., and Liu G. (2002). Integrated Farming Systems for Rural Development in the Lake Victoria Region of Western Kenya: A Review. AgriculturaTropica ET Subtropica Journal 35: 195 –203

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Horticulture, Floriculture, Ornamentals,Landscaping, Crop Protection, Plant-pest Interactions, Biological control, Greenhouse Management