Staff Profile

/Mr S Muzemu

Mr S Muzemu

Lecturer


Qualifications: 

  • MSc Crop Protection, (UZ, Zimbabwe)
  • BSc Crop Science, (UZ, Zimbabwe)
  • National Diploma in Agriculture, (Gwebi Agricultural College, Zimbabwe)
  • National Certificate in Agriculture, (Esigodini Agricultural College, Zimbabwe)

 Research interests:

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

 Community Engagement Activities:

  • External examiner and curriculum reviewer for MSU-Agriculture affiliate colleges.
  •  Mberengwa CESIK farmers training on horticultural crop insect pests’ identification.

 Publications

  • Mashavira1, M., Mhindu1, R.L., Muzemu1, S., Chitata2, T. and Manjeru1*, P. 2015. The Effect of Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) Compost Application on heavy metal concentration and agronomic performance of cabbage (Brassica oleracea) MSUJSAT Vol. 5, No. 1, p.10-19.
  •  Mashavira1, M., Chitata2, T., Mhindu2, R.L., Muzemu2, S., Kapenzi3, A. and Manjeru1*, 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 Sciences, 6, 545-553.
  • Innocent Pahla1, Martin Moyo1, Simbarashe Muzemu2, Tavagwisa Muziri3. 2014. Evaluating the effectiveness of botanical sprays in controlling aphids (Brevicoryne brassicae) on rape (Brassica napus L.), International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research, Vol. 5, No. 1, p.1-6,
  • Pahla1, I., Muziri1, T., Muzemu1, S. and Chiedza2, C. 2013. Effect of different sucrose concentrations on the vase life of different protea cultivars (Protea leucadendron and leucospermum). International Journal of Biosciences. ISSN:2220-6655, Vol. 3,No. 9, p.208-213
  • Innocent Pahla1,*, Fanuel Tagwira2, Simbarashe Muzemu1 and James Chitamba3. 2013. Effects of Soil Type and Manure Level on the Establishment and Growth of Moringa International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 2013, 3(6):226-230.
  • Simbarashe Muzemu*,1, James Chitamba2 and  Sipiwe Goto1.  2013. Screening of Stored Maize (Zea mays L.) Varieties Grain for Tolerance Against Maize Weevil, Sitophilus zeamais (Motsch.). International Journal of Plant Research, ISSN: 2163-2596, Volume 3, Number 3, May 2013, 17-22.
  • Tawanda Maguvu1, Simbarashe Muzemu1*, Tsvakai Mushayabasa1 and James Chitamba2. Effects of different pulse solutions on vase life and quality of roses (Rosa hybrid L.). International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research (IJAAR), ISSN: 2223-7054, Vol. 3, No. 5, p. 10-13, 2013.
  • Shepherd Mudzingwa1, Simbarashe Muzemu*,1 and James Chitamba2. Pesticidal efficacy of crude aqueous extracts of Tephrosia vogelii L., Allium sativum L. and Solanum incanum L. in controlling aphids (Brevicoryne brassicae L.) in rape (Brassica napus L.), Journal of Research in Agriculture (2013) 2(1):157-163.
  • Muzemu1, B.M. Mvumi1*, S.P.M. Nyirenda2, G.W. Sileshi3, P. Sola4, J.F. Kamanula5, S.R. Belmain6 and P.C. Stevenson6,7. 2011. Pesticidal effects of indigenous plants extracts against rape aphids and tomato red spider mites, African Crop Science Conference Proceedings, Vol. 10. pp. 169 – 171, ISSN 1023-070X/2011, African Crop Science Society

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