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/Dr Pepukai Manjeru
Dr Pepukai Manjeru

Position: Senior Lecturer

Department: Accounting Sciences
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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

    1. Matandirotya, N.R., Manjeru, P., Cilliers, D.P., Burger, R.P., Mushore, T.D. (2022). Impact of Climate Variability on Maize Production in South Africa. In: Leal Filho, W., Djekic, I., Smetana, S., Kovaleva, M. (eds) Handbook of Climate Change Across the Food Supply Chain. Climate Change Management. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-87934-1_13Alec
    2. Lovemore Chitanda, Munyaradzi Mativavarira, Pepukai Manjeru, Kyung-Ho Kang, Jean K. Nzuma, Trymore Kamunhukamwe, Tendai A. Hove, Leonard Madzingaidzo, “Performance of Doubled Haploid Elite Rice (Oryza sativa) Germplasm for Grain Yield and Associated Traits in Harare, Zimbabwe”, Advances in Agriculture, vol. 2022, Article ID 7393896, 9 pages, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/7393896
    3. Magaisa, Pepukai Manjeru, Casper Nyaradzai Kamutando, and Martin Philani Moyo (2021). Participatory variety selection and stability of agronomic performance of advanced sorghum lines in Zimbabwe. JOURNAL OF CROP IMPROVEMENT. https://doi.org/10.1080/15427528.2021.1974635
    4. Olivia Mukondwa, Pepukai Manjeru, Savemore Ngirazi, Busiso Olga Mavankeni, Dumisani Kutywayo and Casper Nyaradzai Kamutando (2020) Genotype-by-trait association of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) advanced lines grown under arid and semi-arid regions of Zimbabwe. Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12892-020-00060-7
    5. 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
    6. Manjeru, P., Van Biljon, A. and Labuschagne M. (2017). The development and release of maize fortified with provitamin A carotenoids in developing countries. Critical reviews in food science and nutrition. 59:8, 1284-1293, DOI: 10.1080/10408398.2017.1402751
    7. Lunduka, R.W., Mateva, K.I., Magorokosho, C. and Manjeru, P. (2017). Impact of adoption of drought-tolerant maize varieties on total maize production in southeastern Zimbabwe. Climate and development. 11:1, 35-46, DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2017.1372269
    8. 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
    9. Blessing Chapepa, Rangarirai Mapuranga, and 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
    10. Muchekeza Jane Tafadzwa, Jombo Talknice Zvamaziva, Magogo Charles, Mugari Amiel, Manjeru Pepukai, and Manhokwe Shepherd (2021). Proximate, physico-chemical, functional, and sensory properties OF quinoa and amaranth flour AS potential binders in beef sausages. Food Chemistry 365 (2021) 130619.
    11. Mare, M., Manjeru, P., Ncube, B., and Sisito, G. (2017). GGE biplot analysis of genotypes by environment interaction on Sorghum bicolor (Moench) in Zimbabwe. African journal of plant science. 11 (7): 308 – 319.
    12. 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 ). African crop science society. 8: 299 – 303.
    13. Ngirazi, N.S., Manjeru, P. and Ncube, B. (2017). Pod yield stability and adaptation of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea ) genotypes evaluated in multi-environmental trials in Zimbabwe. African journal of plant science. 11 (5): 174 – 184.
    14. Ngirazi, N.S., Manjeru, P. and Ncube, B. (2017). Assessment of genotype x environment interaction and pod yield evaluation of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea ) genotypes in Zimbabwe. African journal of plant science. 11 (3): 54 – 60.
    15. 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
    16. 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.
    17. 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.
    18. 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.
    19. 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.
    20. Francis Muromo, Tendai Madanzi, Pepukai Manjeru, Innocent Isaac and Jephias Matunhu (2021) Building Resilience to Climate Change through the Adoption of Grain and Vegetable Amaranth in Binga District of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. World Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 9, No. 1, 9-14
    21. Francis Muromo, Jephias Matunhu, Tendai Madanzi, Pepukai Manjeru, Innocent Isaac (2021). Market linkages: A Way of Sustaining the Production of Amaranth in Manjolo and Sikalenge Wards of Binga District of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. World Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 9, No. 1, 37-41
    22. Tavagwisa Muziri, Paul Chaibva, Anyway Chofamba, Tendai Madanzi, Pepukai Manjeru, Nhamo Mudada, Shephard Manhokwe, Amiel Mugari, Diego Matsvange, Cyril Tapiwa Farai Murewi, Liboster Mwadzingeni and Raymond Mugandani (2020) Using principal component analysis to explore consumers’ perception toward quinoa health and nutritional claims in Gweru, Zimbabwe. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.2071
    23. Edson Munsaka, Chipo Mudavanhu, Lucy Sakala, Pepukai Manjeru and Diego Matsvange. (2021). When Disaster Risk Management Systems Fail: The Case of Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani District, Zimbabwe. International Journal Disaster Risk Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13753-021-00370-6
    24. 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.
    25. 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.
    26. 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.
    27. Muzhandu, R.T., Chinheya, C.C., and Manjeru, P. and Dimbi, S. (2013). Use of edaphic factors to map the spatial distribution of root knot nematodes in tobacco plantations. African journal of agricultural research. 8 (29): 3946 – 3949.
    28. Mareni, R., Nyathi, C., Madanzi, T., Masaka, J., Chinorumba, and Manjeru, P. (2013). The effect of phosphorous fertiliser application rates on root biomass characteristics of irrigated sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum ). Midlands state university journal of science, agriculture and technology. 4 (1): 108 – 123.
    29. Ndige, T., Madanzi, T., Manjeru, P. and Kapenzi, A. (2012). Seed priming and water potential effects on germination and emergence of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris ) Midlands state university journal of science, agriculture and technology. 3 (1): 20 – 30.
    30. Madanzi, T., Muhambi, M., Manjeru, P., Makeredza, B. and Darikwa, T.B. (2007). Effect of storage length on early stand establishment of four sorghum (Sorghum bicolor ) varieties in the smallholder sector of Zimbabwe. African crop science society. 8: 9 – 13.
    31. 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.
    32. Chitamba, J., Manjeru, P., Chinheya, C.C., Mudada, N. and Handiseni, M. (2013). Plant-parasitic nematodes associated with banana (Musa spp.) in Rusitu valley, Zimbabwe. Nematropica. 43(1): 113 – 118.

     

     

    Books

    1. Quinoa Production Guidelines: A resilient crop for resilient communities in changing climate
    2. Sesame production handbook
    3. Building resilience to Natural Disasters in Populated African Mountain Ecosystems. Case of Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe.

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