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/Dr Pepukai Manjeru
Dr Pepukai Manjeru

Position: Senior Lecturer

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Qualifications:

  • PhD in Plant Breeding from University of the Free State
  • MSc Crop Science, UZ,
  • Bsc Honours Agriculture, UZ

Research Interest:

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

 Publications

  • Blessing Chapepa, Rangarirai Mapuranga & Pepukai Manjeru (2020) Characterisation of upland cotton grown in Zimbabwe using agronomical and morphological markers for Verticillium wilt tolerance, Cogent Food & Agriculture, 6:1, 1766734. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311932.2020.1766734
  • Manjeru, P., van Biljon, A., MacRobert, J., & Labuschagne, M. (2019). Provitamin A Maize Hybrid Response to Drought, Heat, Low Nitrogen, and Low Phosphorous Stress. Crop Science, 59(6), 2533. doi:10.2135/cropsci2019.02.0119 
  • Abe Shegro Gerrano, Willem Sternberg Jansen Van Rensburg, Patrick Olusanmi Adebola, Pepukai Manjeru, Michael Wolday Bairu & Sonja Louise Venter (2018) Evaluation and selection of taro [Colocasia esculentra (L.) Schott] accessions under dryland conditions in South Africa, Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science, DOI: 10.1080/09064710.2018.1530296
  • Pepukai Manjeru, Angeline Van Biljon & Maryke Labuschagne (2017) The development and release of maize fortified with provitamin A carotenoids in developing countries, Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, DOI: 10.1080/10408398.2017.1402751
  • Rodney Witman Lunduka, Kumbirai Ivyne Mateva, Cosmos Magorokosho & Pepukai Manjeru (2017) Impact of adoption of drought-tolerant maize varieties on total maize production in south Eastern Zimbabwe, Climate and Development, DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2017.1372269
  • Ngirazi, N.S., Manjeru, P. and Ncube, B. (2017). Pod yield stability and adaptation of ground nut (Arachis hypogaea L.) genotypes evaluated in multi-environmental trials in Zimbabwe. African journal of plant science. 11 (5): 174 – 184.
  • Ngirazi, N.S., Manjeru, P. and Ncube, B. (2017). Assessment of genotype x environment interaction and pod yield evaluation of ground nut (Arachis hypogaea L.) genotypes in Zimbabwe. African journal of plant science. 11 (3): 54 – 60.
  • Mudada, N., Chitamba, J., Macheke, T.O. and Manjeru, P. (2017). Genotype x environmental interaction on seed cotton yield and yield components. Open access library journal. Online
  • Mare, M., Manjeru, P., Ncube, B. and Sisito, G. (2017). GGE biplot analysis of genotypes by environment interaction on Sorghum bicolor L. (Moench) in Zimbabwe. African journal of plant science. 11 (7): 308 – 319.
  • Chapepa, B., Manjeru, P., Ncube, B., Mudada, N. and Mubvekeri, W. (2015). Diallel analysis on variation of Verticillium wilt resistance in upland cotton grown in Zimbabwe. African journal of agricultural research. 10 (2): 39 – 48.
  • Chapepa, B., Chitamba, J., Manjeru, P. and Mudada, N. (2013). Screening of Gossypium hirsutum germplasm against Verticillium dahlia Kleb by natural infection. 3 (1): 26 – 31.
  • Mharapara, T.R., Manjeru, P., Makunde, G. and Madanzi, T. (2010). Performance of F3 common bean populations under rainfed conditions in Zimbabwe. Midlands state university journal of science, agriculture and technology. 2 (1): 43 – 58.
  • Manjeru, P., Madanzi, T., Makeredza, B., Nciizah, A and Sithole, M. (2007). Effects of water stress at different growth stages on components and grain yield of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). African crop science society. 8: 299 – 303.
  • Chitamba, J., Manjeru, P., Mudada, N., Chinheya, C.C. and Handiseni, M. (2016). Current banana smallholder farmers’ farming practices and knowledge on plant-parasitic nematodes associated with banana (Musa spp.) in Rusitu valley, Zimbabwe. African journal of agricultural research. 11 (13): 1120 – 1125.
  • Mashavira, M., Chitata, T., Mhindu, R.L., Muzemu, S., Kapenzi, A. and Manjeru, P. (2015). The effect of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) compost on tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) growth attributes, yield potential and heavy metal levels. American journal of plant science. 6: 545 – 553.
  • Chitamba, J., Manjeru, P., Chinheya, C.C. and Handiseni, M. (2014). Evaluation of legume intercrops on the population dynamics and damage level of burrowing nematode (Radopholus similis) in banana (Musa spp.) Archives of phytopathology and plant protection. 47 (6): 761 – 773.
  • Mashavira, M., Mhindu, R.L., Muzemu, S., Chitata, T. and Manjeru, P. The effect of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) compost application on heavy metal concentration and agronomic performance of cabbage. Midlands state university journal of science, agriculture and technology. 5 (1): 125 – 132.
  • Muzhandu, R.T., Chinheya., C.C., Dimbi, S. and Manjeru, P. (2014). Efficacy of abamectin for the control of root knot nematodes in tobacco seedling production in Zimbabwe. African journal of agricultural research. 9(1): 144 – 147.

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