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Staff Profiles: Agronomy and Horticulture

Dr Veronica Makuvaro

Position: Chairperson & Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:
    Agronomy, agro-meteorology (crop bias); Climate change adaptation and mitigation; Resilience building to climate change and smallholder agriculture.

Dr Tavagwisa Muziri  

Position: Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:
    Fruit Science Postharvest, Organic Agriculture.
 

Dr Pepukai Manjeru

Position: Senior Lecturer

Research Interest:
    Plant Breeding (breeding for biotic and abiotic resistance, breeding for improved nutritional value in staple crops), Seed Systems and stress Physiology. 

Dr Athanas Guzha

Position: Teaching Assistant

Research interests
    Molecular plant-pathogen interactions, Biofuels, Plant bioengineering, Plant biochemistry, Plant lipids

Mrs Brenda Tsungai Makaure (Manenji)

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests
    Plant physiology, Stress physiology, Plant nutrition and Plant – microbe interactions

Mr Anyway Chofamba

Position: Lecturer

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
    Physiological and molecular studies in cyanobacteria Climate research and technological 

Ms Joanah Midzi

Position: Lecturer

Mr Tendai Madanzi

Position: Lecturer

Research interests:
    Industrial Crop Agronomy Food Crop Agronomy Seed Science Conservation of plant genetic resources

Mr Munyaradzi Gwazane

Position: Lecturer

Research Interest:
    Climate change and Crop production HIV related issues TB and others public Health related issues.

Mr Madhara Temba Mabarani

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests
    Crop yield gap analysis Resource-use efficiency, Crop growth evaluation, Cropping systems

Mr Misheck Chandiposha

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests
    Food security Climate change Sugarcane Horticulture Field crops Physiology Post harvest technology of grain crops Sustainable Agriculture and farming systems.

Mr I Pahla

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests:
    Biological control options, agents, predators, parasitoids and plant-insect pest interactions and biopesticides (botanical pesticides). Sustainable production systems

Mrs W M Pilime (Chiota)

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests
    Plant nutrition, Soil fertility, Plant propagation

Mr S Muzemu

Position: Lecturer

Research interests:
    Crop protection research strategies using biological control options, agents, predators, parasitoids Plant-insect pest interactions and biopesticides (botanical pesticides).

Ms R M Mudyiwa

Position: Assistant Lecturer

Research Interests:     
    Plant Pathology

Ms Marjory Takawira

Position: Lab Technician

Research Interests:
    Nematology, microbiology, crop protection

Mr Paul Chaibva

Position: Technician

Research Interests
    Plant breeding Plant bio-technology Crop yield gap analysis Resource-use efficiency, Crop growth evaluation, Cropping systems

Mr E W Mhuru

Position: Technician

Research Interests
    Conservation Agriculture

Ms Wadzanai Lister Viriri

Position: Technician

Research Interests
    Crop production Food security Indigenous vegetable production Seed Science and Technology