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Staff Profile

/Mr S Muzemu

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:

  • Gweru Crop Diseases and Pests Clinic

 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
  • Chikwari, A. Muzemu, S. Mandumbu, R. Mabasa, S and Rugare, J. 2019. Striga asiatica L. Moench Management in Sorghum bicolor L. Moench using Organic and Inorganic Nutrient Sources in Zimbabwe. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences ISSN 1996-3351 DOI: 10.3923/ajbs.2019. Asian J. Biol. Sci., 12 (4): 711-716, 2019
  • Nyasha Sakadzo, Pahla Innocent, Muzemu Simbarashe, Mandumbu Ronald and Makaza Kasirayi. 2018. Herbicidal effects of Datura stramonium (L.) leaf extracts on Amaranthus hybridus (L.) and Tagetes minuta (L.). African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 13(34), pp. 1754-1760.
  • Nyasha Sakadzo, Pahla Innocent, Muzemu Simbarashe, Mandumbu Ronald and Makaza Kasirayi. 2018. Thorn apple (Datura stramonium L.) allelopathy on cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata L.) and wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in Zimbabwe. African Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 13(29), pp. 1460-1467.
  • Rangarirai Mapuranga, Francis Jimu, Fredy Musiniwa, Simbarashe Muzemu, Tendai Madanzi. 2016. Efficacy of aqueous extracts of Aloe zebrina Baker, Capsicum annum L. and Melia azedarach L. against Aphis gossypii Glover (Homoptera: Aphididae). Int. J. Agr. Agri. Res. 9(2), p.36-46.
  • Nyoni M, Muzemu S, Cleopas Chinheya, Mushayabasa T, Ncube B. 2015. Screening indigenous nematicidal plants in Zimbabwe against Meloidogyne javanica Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 0-39.
  • Mashavira, M., Mhindu, R.L., Muzemu, S., Chitata, T. and Manjeru, 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.
  • 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 Sciences, 6, 545-553.
  • Innocent Pahla, Martin Moyo, Simbarashe Muzemu, Tavagwisa Muziri. 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,
  • Pahla, I., Muziri, T., Muzemu, S. and Chiedza, 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 Pahla, Fanuel Tagwira , Simbarashe Muzemu and James Chitamba . 2013. Effects of Soil Type and Manure Level on the Establishment and Growth of Moringa oleifera. International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 2013, 3(6):226-230.
  • Simbarashe Muzemu, James Chitamba and Sipiwe Goto . 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 Maguvu, Simbarashe Muzemu, Tsvakai Mushayabasa1 and James Chitamba. 2013. 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 Mudzingwa, Simbarashe Muzemu and James Chitamba. 2013. 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.
  • Muzemu, B.M. Mvumi, S.P.M. Nyirenda, G.W. Sileshi, P. Sola, J.F. Kamanula, S.R. Belmain6 and P.C. Stevenson. 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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