Staff: Agronomy

Mr Munyaradzi Gwazane

Chairperson : Department of Agronomy

Research Interest:

  • Climate change and Crop production
  • HIV related issues
  • TB and others public Health related issues.


Dr Nester Mashingaidze

Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Weed ecology, dynamics and management
  • Farming system analysis: optimization and bio-economic models, trade-off analysis, fuzzy cognitive mapping, nutrient, labor and cash flows and household typology development.
  • Participatory approaches to research through multi-stakeholder platforms (R4D and Innovation platforms), participatory modeling, on-farm demonstrations and farmer field schools.
  • Planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of on-station and on-farm agronomic experiments, trials and demonstrations.
  • Multi-disciplinary research approaches including nutrition-sensitiveagriculture, and integrated assessment and agricultural systems modeling approaches


Dr Walter Mahohoma

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

  • Crop water relations
  • Irrigation agronomy and management
  • Remote sensing
  • Agronomic modelling


Dr Veronica Makuvaro

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:

  • Climate change and adaptation
  • Agronomy
  • Agro meteorology (crop bias); teaching & learning


Mr E W Mhuru

Technician

Research Interests

  • Conservation Agriculture


Mr Pepukai Manjeru

Senior Lecturer

Research Interest:

  • Breeding crops for increased nutrition and tolerance to abiotic and biotic stress


Mrs Brenda Tsungai Makaure

Lecturer, Department of Agronomy


Mr Madhara Temba Mabarani

Lecturer, Department of Agronomy

Research Interests

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


Mr Athanas Guzha

Teaching Assistant, Department of Agronomy

Research Interests:

  • Use of molecular techniques to study and understand mechanisms that are fundamental in plant-microbe interactions.
  • Generation of new information that may help in the formulation of a blueprint of molecular interactions that exist between crops and biotic/abiotic factors.

Mr Misheck Chandiposha

Lecturer, Department of Agronomy

Research Interests

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