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PROF. MWANARUSI SAIDI

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Faculty of Agriculture
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Crops, Horticulture & Soils
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SUMMARY

Prof. M. Saidi is an Associate Professor of Horticulture at Egerton University, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils. She is a member of the Horticultural Society of Kenya and Kenya Horticultural Society. She joined the Department as a Teaching Assistant in 1996. She is currently the Acting Registrar (Academic Affairs) and the Programme Coordinator for the Master of Science Horticulture Programme at the University. She is well grounded in managing research projects to successful completion tackling local, regional and international agri- based production challenges including emerging production technologies and capacity building. She is self driven, results oriented and a team player always geared towards achieving set objectives. She has a rich experience in the Horticulture and Education sectors with over 20 years of experience. She has established good working relationships with the horticulture industry of Kenya through the alumni of Egerton University and other team players in the agriculture sector. She has a rich experience in action research and capable of establishing good working relations with target groups. She has good experience in development, accreditation and delivery of agri-based curricula, having spearheaded departmental curriculum review a number ot times to include entrepreneural skills and climate smart production components. She has been involved in teaching and supervision of several students at diploma, bachelor, Master and Doctoral level and published over 30 papers in refererred journals. She is well grounded in sustianable crop production systems including cropping systems, crop environment manipulation and water and pest management with a special interest in low cost sustainable production systems and capacity building of the 

of the same among potential vegetable and fruit growers and other stakeholders in the industry.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2009: PhD., Horticulture - Egerton/Michigan State University

2000: MSc. Horticulture - Egerton University

1995: BSc. Horticulture - Egerton University

1989: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) - Matuga Girls’ High School, Kwale

1985: Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (K.C.P.E) - Golini Primary school, Kwale

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

Horticulture; VegetableProduction (Olericulture)

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  1. Ph.D Horticulture
  2. MSc. Horticulture
  3. BSc. Horticulture
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • January 2021 – To date -    Acting Registrar (Academic Affairs)                      
  • May 2018 – July 2020: Egerton University - Acting Registrar (Academic Affairs)
  • May 2018 – To date: Egerton University, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soil - Associate Professor,
  • Nov. 2016 – April 2021: Egerton University - Ag Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs)
  • March 2012 – October 2016: Egerton University, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soil - Senior Lecturer
  • 2007-2012: Egerton University, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soil - Lecturer
  • 2001-2007: Egerton University: Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soil - Assistant Lecturer
  • 1996-2001: Egerton University, Department Horticulture - Teaching Assistant
  • 1995-1996: Coast Development Authority -  Assistant Farm manager
KEY PROJECTS
  1. European Commission. Euro 994,811. 2021-2024. Strengthening Agri-Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement Training in East, West and North Africa (AgriENGAGE).
  2. Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP). KES 2,085, 884. 2020 – 2021. Tomato Value Chain (Kajiado County Government).
  3. Finnish Government. Euro 1,874,604. 2020-2024. Problem-Based-Learning Bioeconomy Entrepreneurship and Capacity Building Programme in Africa (PBL-BioAfrica). Collaborator
  4. European Commission. EURO 992,950. 2020-2023. Innovative Learning and Co-creation of Teaching Methodology for Scaling Entrepreneurship in Food and Agribusiness in Sub-Saharan Africa (AgriSCALE). Collaborator
  5. NUFFIC Institutional Collaboration Projects - Euro 748.146, 2019-2021. Strengthening skills and training capacity in horticulture in Kenya. Collaborator.
  6. NUFFIC Institutional Collaboration Projects – Euro 1,175,000, 2019-2022. Strengthening Agriculture TVET Teacher Training in Kenya and the Netherlands. Collaborators.
  7. ACP-EU Co-operation Programme in Higher Education (EDULINK II). Euro 496,368, 2013-2017. Strengthening University capacity to enhance competitiveness of Agribusiness in East and West Africa.
  8. USAID – HortCRSP. US $ 500,000. 2010 – 2014 Low cost pest exclusion and microclimate modification for small scale vegetable growers in East and West Africa. Egerton University Principal Investigator.
  9. National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) $ 33,000, 2012-2013. Linking Agriculture to Tourism for Improved Livelihoods in Coastal Kenya. Principal Investigator.
  10. CMAAE Faculty Research Grant. $ 15,000. 2012-2013. Potential of Integrating Underutilzed Vegetables into Agro-Pastoral Livelihoods for Income and Nutritional Security in Kajado and Narok, Counties of Kenya. Collaborator
  11. Egerton University Research Grant. Ksh. 400,000. 2012-2013. Vermicomposting for organic waste management and improved vegetable yields. Collaborator
  12. Egerton University Research Grant. Ksh. 400,000. 2008-2009. Economic assessment of cowpea as influenced by leaf harvesting and cropping regime. Funded by Egerton University. Principal Investigator.
  13. Egerton University Research Grant. Ksh. 200,000. 2007-2008.Optimization of watermelon production in semi arid areas of Marigat through enhanced utilization of organic nutrient sources’. Principal Investigator.

 

FUNDED POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS RESEARCH

  1. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries. Sponsorship for long term training under the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) KCSAP/COMP.2/VOL. (68). KES 1,000,000, 2019-2020. Influence of bunching onion (Allium fistulosum) crude extract and irrigation levels on bacterial wilt incidence, growth, yield and quality of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum ). Edinah Shikoli. MSc. Horticulture.
  2. National Research Fund (NRF) NRF 1ST 2016/2017. KES 339,490. 2017 - 2018 Effects of Parasitoid Wasp, Extracts of Garlic and Chilly on Greenhouse Whitefly Infestation on Tomato Performance. Jacob S. Masai Sumaili. MSc. Horticulture.
  3. National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) NACOSTI/RCD/ST&I 7th Call M.Sc/107. KES 180,000. 2016-2017.Influence of Different Coloured Agronet Covers on Water Use Efficiency, Insect Pest Populations, Yield and Quality of French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Munywoki James Ngelenzi. MSC. Horticulture.
  4. National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) NACOSTI/RCD/ST&I 5th Call M.Sc/013. KES 150,000. 2014-2015. Effect of Agronet Cover and Companion Planting on Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) infestation, Yield and Quality of Tomato (Lyopersicon esculentum). Stella Nthenya Mutisya. MSC. Horticulture.
  5. National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) NCST/ST&I/RCD/4th Call Ph.D/111. KES 900,000, 2014-2015. Effect of Nitrogen, Posphorous and Watering Regimes on Plant Growth, Leaf Yield and Essential Oils of Sage (Salvia officinalis). Naomi Boke Rioba. Ph.D. Horticulture.
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Horticulture - Vegetable cropping systems, manipulation of crop environment, nutrient and pest management, Adaptive research
  • Agrienterprise development
  • Leadership  development.
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Munywoki J. N., J.O. Ogweno & Saidi. 2019. Improving Water Use Efficiency and Insect Pest Exclusion on French Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Using Different Coloured Agronet Covers. Journal of Agricultural Science; Vol. 11, No. 3; 2019 ISSN 1916-9752   E-ISSN 1916-9760
  2. Obel H.O., A.M. Opiyo and M. Saidi. 2018. Net cover color influence nutritive quality of African nightshade and spiderplant. International Journal of Vegetable. Science, DOI: 10.1080/19315260.2018.146884.
  3. Langa’t. J.C., Saidi and A. Opiyo. 2017. Effect of coloured Agro-Net Covers in Insect Pest Control and Yield of Tomato (Solanum lycopresicon Mill). Journal of agricultural Science 9(12): 283-293.
  4. Saidi M and E. M. Muleke. 2017. Evaluation of Agronet Covers to Reduce Pesticide Application for Yield Improvement and Profitability for Small Scale Cabbage (Brassica oleraceae capitata) Growers. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science 17(1): 1-13 DOI: 10.9734/IJPSS/2017/33585.
  5. Gogo E.O, Saidi, A. M. Opiyo, T. Martin, M. Ngouajio. 2017. Effects of Alpha-Cypermethrin Impregnated Agricultural Net Covers on the Crop Environment, Insect Pest Population and Yield of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill). Afr. J. Hort. Sci. 11:59-71
  6. Obel H. O, A. M. Opiyo and M Saidi. 2017. Different Agronet Covers Influence Physiological Traits, Growth and Yield of African Nightshade (Solanum scabrum ) and Spiderplant (Cleome gynandra L.). International Journal of Plant & Soil Science 15(6): 1-12 . DOI: 10.9734/IJPSS/2017/32620.
  7. Munywoki J.N, Saidi and J. O. Ogweno. 2017. Improving French Bean (Phaseolus vulgarisL.) Pod Yield and Quality Through the Use of Different Coloured Agronet Covers. Sustainable Agriculture Research; Vol. 6, No. 1. Pp 62-72. doi:10.5539/sar.v6n1p62
  8. Mutisya S., Saidi, A. Opiyo, M. Ngouajio and T. Martin. 2016. Synergistic Effects of Agronet Covers and Companion Cropping on Reducing Whitefly Infestation and Improving Yield of Open Field-Grown Tomatoes. Agronomy 2016, 6, 42; doi:10.3390/agronomy6030042
  9. Mshenga P, Saidi, A. O. Nkurumwa, J. R Magogo, S. I. Oradu, (2016) "Adoption of African indigenous vegetables into agro-pastoral livelihoods for income and food security: Evidence from Kenya", Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, Vol. 6 Iss: 2, pp.110 – 126. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JADEE-07-2014-0022
  10. Maiwa Mwambi M.M, J. Oduol, P. Mshenga and Saidi. 2016. Does contract farming improve smallholder income? The case of avocado farmers in Kenya. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies Vol. 6 No. 1, 2016 pp. 2-20 Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2044-0839 DOI 10.1108/JADEE-05-2013-0019
  11. Rioba, N.B., F.M. Itulya, Saidi, Nirit B. and Dudai N. 2015. Effect of nitrogen, phosphorus and irrigation frequency on essential oil content and composition of sage (Salvia officinalis L.). Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, pp21-29.
  12. Magogo, J.R, P.M. Mshenga, Saidi, A. Nkurumwa, S.I. Oradu. 2015. Determinants of Choice of Marketing Outlets for African Indigenous Vegetables among the Agro-Pastoral Maasai of Narok and Kajiado Counties of Kenya. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development Vol. 6 (8):29-42.
  13. Gogo E.O., Saidi, J.M. Ochieng, T. Martin, V. Baird and M. Ngouajio. 2014. Microclimate modification and insect pest exclusion using agronet improve pod yield and quality of French bean. HortScience 49(10):1298–1304.
  14. Muleke, E.M., Saidi, F.M. Itulya, T. Martin and M. Ngouajio. 2014. Enhancing Cabbage (Brassica oleraceae Var capitata) Yields and Quality through Microclimate Modification and Physiological Improvement Using Agronet Covers. Sustainable Agriculture Research; Vol. 3, No. 2; pp 24-34.
  15. Gogo E.O., Saidi, F.M. Itulya, T. Martin and M. Ngouajio. 2014. Eco-friendly nets and floating row covers reduce pest infestation and improve tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) yields for smallholder farmers in Kenya. Agronomy 2014, 4, 1-12; doi:10.3390/agronomy4010001.
  16. T, A. Kamal, E. Gogo, M. Saidi, E. Dele´ Tre´, R. Bonafos, S. Simon, and M. Ngouajio. 2014. Repellent effect of alphacypermethrin-treated netting against Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Journal of Economic Entomology Vol. 107, no. 2: pp 684-690.
  17. Wachira J.M., P. M. Mshenga and Saidi. 2014. Comparison of the profitability of small-scale greenhouse and open-field tomato production systems in Nakuru-North District, Kenya. Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 6(2): pp54-61.
  18. Rioba B. N, Saidi and F.M. Itulya. 2014. Effects of nitrogen, phosphorus and irrigation regimes on growth and leaf productivity of sage (Salvia officinalis L.) in Kenya. Annals of Biological Research vol 5 (2):84-91.
  19. Saidi , E.O.Gogo, F.M. Itulya, T. Martin, and M. Ngouajio. 2013. Microclimate modification using eco-friendly nets and floating row covers improves tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) yield and quality for small holder farmers in East Africa. Agricultural Science. vol.4, No.11, 577-584. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/as.2013.411078.
  20. Muleke E.M., Saidi, F.M. Itulya, T. Martin, and M. Ngouajio. 2013. The assessment of the use of eco-friendly nets to ensure sustainable cabbage seedling production in Africa. Agronomy 3:1-12.
  21. Jeptoo A., J. N. Aguyoh and Saidi. 2013. Improving Carrot Yield and Quality through the Use of Bio-slurry Manure. Sustainable Agriculture Research; Vol. 2 (1):164-172.
  22. Jeptoo, A., J.N. Aguyoh, and Saidi. 2013. Tithonia manure improves carrot yield and quality. Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health Sciences vol.2 (4):136-142.
  23. Isaboke, H.N., Mshenga and M. Saidi. 2012. The Effect of Butternut Squash (Cucurbita moschata) on the Incomes of the Small-Holders in Suba District, Kenya. Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 4(5): 319-324.
  24. Gogo E.O., Saidi, F.M. Itulya, T. Martin, and M. Ngouajio. 2012. Microclimate Modification Using Eco-Friendly Nets for High Quality Tomato Transplant Production by Small-Scale Farmers in East Africa. HortTechnology 22(3):292-298.
  25. Isaboke, H.N., Mshenga, B.K. Mutai and M. Saidi. 2012. Determinants of adoption of butternut squash (cucurbita moschata) farming among small-holders in Suba district, Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development 9: 82-97.
  26. Saidi M., F. M. Itulya, J. Aguyoh, and M. Ngouajio. 2010. Effects of cowpea leaf harvesting initiation time and frequency on tissue nitrogen content and productivity of a dual purpose cowpea-maize intercrop. HortScience, 45(3):369-375. 2010.
  27. Saidi M., F. M. Itulya, J. Aguyoh, and M. Ngouajio. 2010. Leaf harvesting time and frequency affect vegetative and grain yield of cowpea. Agron J. 102:827-833.
  28. Aguyoh J.N, W. Audi, Saidi and L. Gao-Qiong (2010) Growth, yields and quality response of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus (Thumb) Mansf. & nakai) Cv. Crimson Sweet) subjected to different levels of tithonia manure. I.J.S.N 1(1):7-11.
  29. Saidi M., F.M. Itulya, J.N. Aguyoh, and P.M. Mshenga. (2010) .Yields and profitability of a dual-purpose sole cowpea and cowpea-maize intercrop as influenced by cowpea leaf harvesting frequency. ARPN Journal of Agriculture. and Biological Science 5(5):65-71.
  30. Saidi M., F.M. Itulya, J.N. Aguyoh, G. Owuor and P.M. Mshenga. (2010) .Effects of cowpea leaf harvesting initiation time on yields and profitability of a dual-purpose sole cowpea and cowpea-maize intercrop. EJEAFChe 9(6):1134-1144.
  31. Saidi M., M. Ngouajio, F.M. Itulya F.M. and J. Ehler. (2007). Leaf harvesting initiation time and frequency affect biomass partitioning and yield of cowpea (Vigna unguculata (L) Walp. Crop Science Journal 47:1159 – 1166.
  32. Saidi, M. and F.M. Itulya. 2006. Effect of intercropping collard with beans or onions on aphid population and yields of collard under high altitude conditions in Kenya. Tanzanian Journal of Agricultural Science 7(2):57-66.
  33. Said M. and F.M. Itulya (2003). Intercropping and nitrogen management effects on diamondback moth damage and yields of collards in the highlands of Kenya. Crop Science.11 (1):35-42.
CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS
  1. Ochieng H.O, A.M Opiyo and Saidi . 2017. Different agronet covers influence yield and nutritive quality of African nightshade (Solanum scabrum Mill.) and spiderplant (Cleome gynandra L.). Paper presented at the eleventh annual research week and international conference held at FEDCOS Complex on 29th – 31st March 2017. Egerton University – Kenya.
  2. Lang’at C.J, Saidi and A.M Opiyo. 2017. Effect of different coloured agronet covers on microclimate modification, insect pest infestation reduction and tomato yield improvement. Paper presented at the eleventh annual research week and international conference held at FEDCOS Complex on 29th – 31st March 2017. Egerton University – Kenya.
  3. Munywoki J.N, Saidi and Ogweno J.O. 2016. Improving French Bean (Phaseolus vulgarisL.) Pod Yield and Quality Through the Use of Different Coloured Agronet Covers. Paper presented at the 16th Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Production in the Tropics held at Chuka University, Chuka, Kenya on 28th November – 2nd December 2016.
  4. Ochieng H.O, A.M Opiyo and Saidi . 2016. Different agronet covers influence growth and yield of African nightshade (Solanum scabrum Mill.) and spiderplant (Cleome gynandra L.). Paper presented at the 16th Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Production in the Tropics held at Chuka University, Chuka, Kenya on 28th November – 2nd December 2016.
  5. Martin T, Saidi, S. Niassy, S. Simon, F. Vidogbena, L. Parrot, S. Ekesi, E. Deletre, S. Subramanian, F. Assogba-Komlan, V. Baird, K. Fiaboe, M. Ngouajio, J.E. Simon, and A. Ratnadass. Insect net: A novel technology to promote integrated pest management on horticultural crops in Africa. Paper presented at the 3rd All Africa Horticultural Congress held at IITA on 7th-12th August 2016. Ibadan Nigeria..
  6. Mbithi M.A., Saidi, and M. Mwangi. Improving growth and yields of beetroot through the use of vermicompost. Paper presented at the eight annual research week and international conference held at Agricultural Resource Center on 26th – 28th March 2014. Egerton University – Kenya.
  7. Gogo E.O., Saidi, T. Martin, and M. Ngouajio. Improving tomato yield and quality through microclimate modification and insect pest reduction using agricultural nets. Paper presented at the 13th Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Production in the Tropics held at Meru University of Science and Technology, Meru, Kenya on 3rd – 6th March 2013.
  8. Mwambi M.M, J. Oduol, P.M. Mshenga and Saidi. Does contract farming improve smallholder farmers’ income? The case of avocado farming in Kenya. Paper presented at the 138th EAAE Seminar on Pro-poor Innovations in Food Supply Chains, 11th -13th September 2013, Ghent Belgium.
  9. Gogo E.O., Saidi, F.M. Itulya, T. Martin, and M. Ngouajio. Microclimate Modification Using Eco-Friendly Nets for High Quality Tomato Transplant Production by Small-Scale Farmers in East Africa. Paper presented at the seventh annual research week and international conference held at Agricultural Resource Center on 26th – 28th September 2012. Egerton University – Kenya.
  10. Muleke E.M., Saidi, F.M. Itulya, T. Martin, and M. Ngouajio. Enhancing cabbage seed germination and seedling quality using eco-friendly nets. Paper presented at the seventh annual research week and international conference held at Agricultural Resource Center on 26th – 28th September 2012. Egerton University – Kenya.
  11. Ngouajio, M., T. Martin, L. A. Wasilwa, F. A. Komlan, Saidi, E. O. Gogo, S. Simon, S.Subramanian, M. Kasina, F. Omari, A. Adegbidi, L. Parrot, D. Ahouangassi, P. Guillet. 2012. Improved small-scale vegetable production and productivity in Africa with the use of agricultural nets. HortScience 47(9):S96. (Abstr.)
  12. Saidi M.,M. Itulya, J.N. Aguyoh, and G. Owuor .Effects of cowpea leaf harvesting initiation time on yields and profitability of a dual-purpose sole cowpea and cowpea-maize intercrop. Paper presented at the 2nd RUFORUM Biennial Conference held at the Imperical Resort Beach hotel on 20th – 24th September 2010. Entebbe – Uganda.
  13. Saidi M.,N. Aguyoh and G. Owuor. (2009). An assessment of the economic benefit of dual purpose cowpea under different cropping and leaf harvesting regimes. Paper presented at the fourth annual research week and international conference held at Agricultural Resource Center on 16th – 18th September 2009. Egerton University – Kenya.
  14. Saidi M., M. Ngouajio, F.M. Itulya F.M. and J.N. Aguyoh. (2008). Leaf harvesting initiation time and cropping regime affect vegetable and grain yield of dual-purpose cowpea (Vigna unguiculata Walp). Proceedings of the third annual research week and international conference held at Agricultural Resource Center on 15th – 17th September 2008. Egerton University – Kenya.
HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS
  1. Egerton University Lecturer of the Year Award Recipient 2011.
  2. Honored as the second best presenter in the senior category during the RUFORUM 2nd Biennial Conference held in Entebbe Uganda, Sept. 20-24, 2010
  3. USAID Scholarship (through HEPAD program) to undertake doctoral studies 2005-2009.
TEACHING AREAS
  • Vegetable Production
  • Agricultural Experimentation
  • Quantitative Methods in Plant Science Research
  • Foundational Horticulture Courses
  • Emerging Issues in Horticulture
POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
MASTERS LEVEL :
  1. Caroline Jelagat Lang`at. Influence of the Colour of Agronet Cover on Pest Infestation and Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) Growth, Yield and Quality. Horticulture. Graduated 2018.
  2. Obel Hesbon Ochieng. Influence of Different Agronet Covers on Vegetative Growth, Yield and Quality of African Nightshade (Solanum Scabrum) and Spiderplant (Cleome Gynandra L.). Msc. Horticulture. Graduated 2018.
  3. Mutisya Stella Nthenya. Effects of Agronets and Companion Planting on Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) infestation, yield and post harvest quality of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill). Horticulture. Graduated 2017.
  4. Munywoki James Ngelenzi. Influence of Different Coloured Agronet Covers on Water Use Efficiency, Insect Pest Populations, Yield and Quality of French Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). MSc. Horticulture. Graduated 2017.
  5. Magogo Juma Riziki. An Analysis of Marketing of African Indigenous Vegetables among Agro-Pastoral Maasai of Narok and Kajiado Counties. Agricultural Economics. Graduated 2015.
  6. Everlyne M. Muleke. Evaluation of Bioagronets on Microclimate Modification, Insect Pest Control and Cabbage (Brassica Oleraceae Var. Capitata.) Crop Performance. Horticulture. Graduated 2013.
  7. Mercy Maiwa Mwambi. Participation of Smallholder Avocado Farmers in Contract Farming and its Effect on Income in Kandara District, Kenya. Agricultural and Applied Economics. Graduated in 2013.
  8. Elisha O. Gogo. Influence of Eco-Friendly Nets and Floating Row Covers on Micro-Climate Modification, Pest Infestation, Growth and Yields Of Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum). MSc. Horticulture. Graduated 2013.
  9. Agnes Jeptoo. Influence of Tithonia and Bioslurry Manures on Growth, Yield and Quality of Carrots (Daucus Carrota Var. Nantes). MSc. Horticulture. Graduated 2012.
  10. Isaboke, H. Factors Influencing the Adoption of Butternut Squash Farming in Suba District. Agricultural and Applied Economics. Graduated 2012.
  11. Wachira, John. Comparison of Open Field and Greenhouse Tomato Production Sytems in Nakuru North District, Kenya. Agricultural and Applied Economics. Graduated 2012.
  12. Mbithi Alice Munuu. Effects of different Application Rates of Vermicompost and Biofertilizer on Growth, Yield and Quality of Beetroot (Beta vulgaris Crassa L.). MSc. Horticulture. Awaiting thesis defense.
  13. Aloo Maureen Atieno. Influence of Cactus (Opuntia stricta) Mucilage Coating and Calcium Chloride Dipping on Post-harvest Quality and Shelf life of Bell pepper (Capsicum annum L. CV. California Wonder). MSc. Horticulture. Awaiting thesis defense.
  14. Sumaili Jacob Steve Masai. Effects of Encarsia formosa Gahan and Crude Plant Extracts of Garlic and Eye Chilli on Greenhouse Whitefly (Trialeurodes Vaporariorum) Population, Damage and Yield Of Tomato. Horticulture. Writing thesis
  15. Edinah M. Shikoli. Influence of bunching onion (Allium fistulosum) crude extract and irrigation levels on bacterial wilt incidence, growth, yield and quality of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum ). Msc. Horticulture. Writing thesis.
  16. Lasu Gloria Nyoka Joseph. Yield and Quality of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) Pods as Influenced by Irrigation Interval and Packaging Material. Msc. Horticulture. Finalizing field work and Writing thesis.
PhD. LEVEL :
  1. Munywoki James Ngelenzi. Integrated Approach to Nematode (Meloidogyne Spp) Management and Carbon Dioxide Enrichment for Field Grown Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum ). Ph.D. Horticulture. Writing thesis.
  2. Naomi Boke Rioba. Effects of nitrogen, phosphorous and watering regimes on growth, yield and essential oils of sage (Salvia officinalis L.) Ph.D Horticulture. Graduated 2015.
OTHER SOCIETIES
  1. Member of the Horticultural Association of Kenya.
  2. Member of the Kenya Horticultural Society.
REFEREES
  1. Francis .M. Itulya. 6507 S Kimbark AVE, APT 3S, CHICAGO USA. E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  2. Alexander K. Kahi. Egerton University, P.O. Box 536 – 20115 Egerton -Kenya. E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. Muo Kasina. Center Director. National Sericulture Research Center, P.O. Box 7816 – 01000, Thika – Kenya. E-Mail: Muo.Kasina.kalro.org
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