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 Misheck Chandiposha

Position: Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

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

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 Tavagwisa Muziri  

Position: Senior Lecturer

Research Interests:
    Fruit Science Postharvest, Organic Agriculture.
 

Dr Brenda Tsungai Makaure (Manenji)

Position: Lecturer

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

Mr Tafadzwa Talent Haripo

Position: Lecturer

Research interests:

    Crop Protection (Weed Science, Allelopathy, Plant Pathology and Entomology). Natural Pesticides (use of bioherbicides and biopesticides). Intercropping systems in Weed Management. Growing media on nurseries

Ms Nency Munyuki

Position: Lecturer

Research interests: 
    Agronomy, Sustainable Agriculture, Soil fertility

Mr Dumisa Dlamini

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests

Mr E W Mhuru

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests
    Conservation Agriculture

Mr Tendai Madanzi

Position: Lecturer

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

Mr Madhara Temba Mabarani

Position: Lecturer

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

Miss Dacyl N Muchemwa

Position: Field Technician

Research interests:
    Plant breeding, molecular plant biology, Plant tissue culture.

Mr Masimba Ncube

Position: Laboratory Technician

Research interests:
    Genomics and Molecular Biology Microbiology and Biotechnology Root Exudates and Plant Propagation Genetics and Plant Breeding

Mr Paul Chaibva

Position: Research Fellow

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