Prof. Alice W. Kamau

 

Prof. Alice W. Kamau

Associate Professor and Director, African Institute for Capacity Development

Faculty of Agriculture,

Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 - 722 399450

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EDUCATION

1987

Ph.D., Zoology (Agricultural Entomology)

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1977

Master of Science, Agricultural Entomology

University of Nairobi, Kenya.

1974

BSc. Agriculture

Makerere University, Uganda

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Agricultural Entomology

WORK EXPERIENCE

April 2013 -Present

Associate Professor, Egerton university

Oct 2002 - present

Director, African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD)

Oct 1989 – April 2013

Senior Lecturer, CHS Department

Oct 2001- March 2006

Director, Crop Management Research Training (CMRT), Egerton University.

1991 - 2000

Course Coordinator/Assistant Project Coordinator,(CMRT), Egerton University

July 1976 – Sept 1989

Research Officer, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, (KARI), Kenya

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

1996

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Beanfly (Ophiomyia spp). Funded by African Highland Initiative (AHI-CIAT).

1999- 2002

Integrated Pest Management of Chafer Grub, Schizonycha spp. Funded by ARF

2002 - 2005

Sustainable Community Development Project (SCODP) Phase II (Joint Project with CMRT). Funded by USAID.

2002-2006

Seed Trade Association of Kenya (STAK) USAID funded project. Collaboration between STAK and CMRT.

2006 -2008

The Efficacy of ladybird beetles (Coleoptera:Coccinelidae) as a bio-control agent in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of cereal aphids in wheat. AICAD funded

2007-2009

Insecticidal and Repellent Effects of some plant powders and essential oils against the larger grain borer, Prostephanus truncatus (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in maize grain storage. AICAD funded.

2007-2008

Identification of Tomatoes resistant to red spider mites, Tetranychus evansi. Internal funding, Research and Extension Division, Egerton University.

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Fridah Chebet, Arop L. Deng, Joshua Ogendo, Alice W. Kamau and Philip K. Bett.(2013) Bioactivity of selected plant powders against Prostephanus truncates ( Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in stored maize grains. Plants protect. Sci. Vol 49, 2013, No 1:34-43

2

Nyaanga J. G., Kamau A. W., Pathak R. S. and Tuey R. K. (2008). Spatial-Temporal Distribution and Abundance of Cereal Aphids and Aphidophagous Coccinellid species in Selected Wheat Growing Areas of Kenya. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology. (2008) 8:29-41

3

J. N. Maling’a, M. G. Kinyua, A. W. Kamau, J. K. Wanjama and R. S. Pathak (2008). Characterisation of bread wheat genotypes resistant to Russian Wheat Aphid in Kenya. East African Agriculture and Forestry Journal, (2008) 74(1), 51-58

4

J. N. Maling’a, M. G. Kinyua, A. W. Kamau, J. K. Wanjama and R. S. Pathak (2008). Identification of bread wheat genotypes resistant to Russian Wheat Aphid in Kenya. East African Agriculture and Forestry Journal, (2008) 74 (1) 47-50

5

S. N. Mwangi, A. L. Deng, A. W. Kamau (2008). Response of Kenyan Varieties of common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris L., to infestation by Aphis fabae Scopoli. African Entomology 16(2):196-202 (2008)

6

D. N. Obonyo, J. B. O. Ogola, A. W. Kamau (2008). Effects of time of planting, fertilizer and insecticide on sorghum shoot fly, Atherigona soccata (Diptera: Muscidae), on two varieties of sorghum. African Entomology 16(2): 185-195 (2008)

7

J. N. Malinga, M. G. Kinyua, A. W. Kamau, J.K. Wanjama, J.O. Awalla and R.S. Pathak (2007) Biotypic and Genetic Variation Within Tropical Populations of Russian Wheat Aphid, Diuraphis noxia (Kurdjumov) (Homoptera: Aphididae) in Kenya. Journal of Entomology 4 (5): 350-361, 2007.

8

J. G. Nyaanga, A. W. Kamau, and J. K. Wanjama (2006). Niche and Temporal Differences in Colonization of three Wheat Varieties by three Species of Cereal Aphids. Asian Journal of Plant sciences. 5(4) 713 – 716, 2006.

9

S.O. Mallowa D.K. Isutsa, A. W. Kamau, R. Obonyo and J.P. Legg. Current characteristics of Cassava Mosaic Disease in postepidemic areas increase the range of possible management options. Annals of Applied Biology 149 (2006) 137-144.

10

Nyaanga J.G., A. W Kamau. and J. K.. Wanjama (2005). The influence of Temperature on Population Increase and Alarysim of Three Aphid Species. Discovery and innovation 2005, 17(3/4).

11

M.C. Shiluli, C. N. Macharia and A. W. Kamau (2003) Economic Analysis of maize yield response to nitrogen and phosphorous in the sub-humid zones of western Kenya. African crop Science Journal, vol. 11, No. 3, pp 181-187,2003

12

A.W. Kamau., J. M. Mueke and B.M. Khaemba (1992) Resistance of Tomato Varieties to the Tomato Russet Mite, Aculops lycopersici (Massee) (Acarina: Eriophyidae). Insect Science. Application, Volume 13, No.3, pp 351-356.

PATENTS

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Agriculture: Agronomy, Agricultural Entomology, Community Empowerment, and Knowledge and Technology Dissemination