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/Mrs W M Pilime (Chiota)
Mrs W M Pilime (Chiota)

Position: Lecturer


  • PhD Agronomy student, University of Pretoria, 2013- to date
  • Soil and Environmental Management, University of Zimbabwe, 2011
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (Honours in Horticulture), Africa University, 2005

Research Interests

  • Plant nutrition, Soil fertility, Plant propagation


  • Wendy Mutsa Chiota, Prince Mabhiza, Paul Chaibva and Tsvakai Gama. 2015. Evaluating the effects of non-soil media on emergence and growth of potato (Solunum tuberosum). International Journal of Biosciences | IJB | ISSN: 2220-6655 (Print), 2222-5234 (Online) http://www.innspub.net Vol. 7, No. 3, p. 24-30, 2015.
  • Clyde Shereni, Wendy Mutsa Chiota and Tsvakai Mushayabasa. 2015. Evaluation of Coal Rubble and Pine Bark Media Mixture on Germination and Growth 4 of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicon ) Seedlings. International Journal of Current Research in Biosciences and Plant Biology ISSN: 2349-8080 Volume 2 Issue number 8 (August-2015).
  • Charles Saruchera, Tsvakai Mushayabasa, James Chitamba and Wendy Mutsa Chiota. Effects of Hydration Time on Quality of Pretty Woman Roses. Int. J. Curr. Res. Biosci. Plant Biol. 2015, 2(7): 129-134.
  • Tsvakai Gama, Alice Tafadzwa Jazi, Marjory Takawira and Wendy Mutsa Chiota. Influence of indigenous ripening methods on quality and shelf life of bananas. MSUJSAT (accepted).
  • Svotwa, T. Chitambo, W.M. Chiota and M. Shamudzarira. 2014. Optimizing Grass Mulch Application Rate In Flue Cured Tobacco Float Seedlings For The Control Of Salt Injury And Improvement Of Seedling Quality. Sci. Agric; 4(1) 43–49.
  • Chitamba, J., Dube, F., Chiota, W.M., and Handiseni, M. 2012. Evaluation of Substrate Productivity and Market Quality of Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus oestratus) Grown on Different Substrates. International Journal of Agricultural

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