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Prof. Louis M. Mumera

Prof. Louis M. Mumera

Professor of Plant Physiology

Faculty of Agriculture,

Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 727 381 569

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EDUCATION

1992

Ph.D., Plant Physiology

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

1983

Master of Science in Agronomy

The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

1973

Bachelor of Arts in Agricultural Education

University of Massachusetts, USA

1969

Diploma in Agricultural Education

Egerton University, Kenya

WORK EXPERIENCE

2013 June 1- present

Chairman of Council, South East Kenya University [SEKU]

2006-2011

Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration & Finance, Egerton University

2005-2008

Member, Board of Directors, Coffee Research Foundation, Kenya

2005-2006

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Egerton University

2002-Present

Professor of Plant Physiology, Department of Crops Horticulture & Soils Egerton University

1993-1998

Director Board of Undergraduate Studies, Egerton University

1986-1987

Chairman Department of Crop Science, Egerton University

1973-2002

Lecturer, Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Education & Crop Sciences, Egerton University

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS [Undertaken; Coordinated*]

2012-Presnt

Steering Committee, Sugar Reform Support Project,[ European Union, KES 130,983,280*]

2008-2012

Steering Committee, Increasing the Resilience of Coffee to Leaf Rust in India & Four African Countries. [European Union, US $ 320,000].

2005-2008

Higher Education Partnership in Agricultural Development (HEPAD): 3-yr Project to strengthen Teaching & Research Capacity in the Faculty of Agriculture, [USAID $ 307,160].

1993-present

The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL):[ Rockefeller Foundation; $ 395,000]

2003-2005

The Role of Selected shrub & herbaceous legumes in soil fertility replenishment and weed control in maize based cropping systems of western Kenya: [Rockefeller Foundation, US $ 32,000].

1997-2000

The Role of Chickpea in Soil Fertility Replenishment in Wheat based Cropping Systems in the Rift Valley Highlands, Kenya. [Rockefeller Foundation US $ 47,020]

1998-2001

The Search for Striga Resistant Maize.[ World Bank/KARI US $ 15,770]

1989-1990

Nitrogen & Phosphorus as Factors in Physiology of Maize under Striga Parasitism: [Rockefeller Foundation, US $ 29,200]

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Wasike V.W., N.W Mungai, F.N. Wachira, L.M. Mumera, N. Sanginga, L. Hermann, H.N. Mburu, P. Malala, and L.A. Wasilwa. 2011. The Competitiveness of Indigenous Bradyrhizobium spp and Bradyrhizobium elkanii Strains on Promiscuous and Specific Soybean Varieties in Kenyan Soils. Kenya Jour. Sci Techn. Innov. Vol.2:10-18

2

Khaemba M.J., S.M. Mwonga, L.M. Mumera, and L. Nakhone. 2011. Forage Legume-Cereal Double Cropping in Bimodal Rainfall in Highland Tropics: The Kenyan case. In A. Bationo et al (eds). Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa. Springer Science + Business Media. pp 271-279.

3

Wasike VW, HN Mburu, B Vanlauwe, FN Wachira, NW Mungai, LM Mumera, N Saginga, JO Owuoche, LA Wasilwa, and D Lesueur. 2009. Environmental Influence on the Genetic diversity of Indigeneous Bradyrhzobia Nodulating Promiscuous Soyabean in Kenya. E. Afr. Agric. For. J. 2009. 75(2): 109-119

4

Cheruiyot EK, LM Mumera, WK Ngetich, A Hassanali and FN Wachira. 2009. High Fertilizer Rates Increase Susceptibility of Tea to Water Stress. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 33:115-129

5

Wasike VW, D Lesueur, FN Wachira, NW Mwangi, LM Mumera, N Saginga, HN Mburu, D Mugadi, P Wango,and, and B Vanlauwe. 2009 Genetic diversity of indigenous Bradyrhizobium bacteria nodulating promiscuous soybean[Glycine max (L) Merr.] varieties in Kenya: Impact of phosphorus and lime fertilization in two contrasting sites. Plant and Soil. 322:151-163

6

Cheruiyot EK, LM Mumera, WK Ngetich, A Hassanali, FN Wachira & JK Wanyoko. 2008 Shoot epicatechins and epigallocatechin contents respond to water stress in tea [ camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kunste]. Biosc. Biotechnol., Biochem. 72 (5) : 1219-1226

7

Cheruiyot EK, LM Mumera, WK Ngetich, A Hassanali, FN Wachira, 2007. Polyphenols as potential indicators for drought tolerance in tea [ camellia sinensis(L.). Biosc. Biotechnol. Biochem. 71 (9): 2190-2197

8

Cheruiyot EK, SM Mwonga, LM Mumera, JK Macharia, IM Tabu, JG Ngugi. 2007. Rapid decay of dolichos [Lablab purpurens (L.) Sweet] residue leads to loss of nitrogen benefit to succeeding maize (zea mays L.). Austrl Jour Exp Agric. 47: 1000-1007

9

Tabu I.M R.K. Obura, A Bationo and L.M. Mumera 2006. Effect of Soil Fertility Management and Nitrogen FertilizerRates on Maize Yield on Smallholder Farmers Fields. Journal of Agronomy 4:1-5. (ISSN 1812-5379)

10

Masinde JK, JO Ahenda, SM Mwonga, LM Mumera, LN Nakhone. 2006. Evaluation of germination capacities of selected forage legume seeds from Kenya highlands. Egerton Jour. 6(1): 103-116.

11

Ithinji G, L.M. Mumera J Lagat 2004. Ex-Ante Economic Assessment of Legume-Cereal Crop Sequencing Technology in Nakuru District, Kenya. East Africa Journal of Rural Development.20:24-33.

12

Cheruiyot E.K. L.M. Mumera, L.N Nakhone and S.M Mwonga.. 2003. Effect of Legume-maged fallow on weeds and soil nitrogen in following maize (Zea mays L) and wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) crops in the Rift Valley highlands of Kenya. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 43:597-604

13

Ithinji G.K., W.S.K. Wasike, L.M. Mumera and S Wangia. 2002. Modeling selection of Agro-Technologies: The case of Legume-Cereal Crop sequencing in Njoro Division of Nakuru District, Kenya. Int’l. Jour Agric. Rural Dev. 3: 1-7.

14

Cheruiyot E.K., L.M. Mumera, L.N. Nakhone, S.M. Mwonga 2001. Rotational Effects of Grain Legumes on Maize Performance in the Rift Valley Highlands of Kenya. African Crop Science. Journal . 9(4):667-676.

15

Mumera, L. M. & F. E. Below 1996: Genotype Variation in Resistance to Striga Parasitism of Maize. Maydica 41: 255-262.

16

Mumera, L. M. & F. E. Below 1993: Role of Nitrogen in Resistance of Striga Parasitism of Maize Crop Science 33 (4) : 758-763.

17

Mumera, L. M. 1988: Striga Infestation in Maize and Sorghum related to Cultivar Herbicidal Activity and Nitrate Kenya Sugar VII (I): 17-29

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Plant Physiology & Weed Science: Photosynthesis; Radiation in Plant canopies; Nitrogen in plant nutrition; Host-parasite Interactions; Multiple Cropping Systems.

 

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