Chairman – Prof. John Mwibanda Wesonga

HAK BRIEF

Joined HAK in 2000

Served previously in various capacities including  Chairman (2007-2011), Vice Chairman (2012-2015).

Education

2007:                 Research visit under Matsumae International Foundation. University of Okayama, Japan

2006:                 Research Visit under the DAAD Re-invitation programme. University of Hannover, Germany

2000 – 2004      Ph.D in Horticulture. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.

1997 – 1999       Master of Horticulture at the University of Western Sydney Hawkesbury, Australia.

1990 – 1994      B.Sc. in Horticulture (First Class Honours). Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.

Employment Records

Worked in the Department of Horticulture, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) as Associate Professor (Since October 2014), Senior Lecturer (2010-2014), Lecturer (2005 – 2010), Tutorial Fellow (2001- 2005) and Teaching Assistant (1996-2000).

Selected Publications

Ketter NC, Wesonga JM, Wariara K, Elings A and F. Hoogerwerf. (2015) Evaluation of a cocopeat-based substrate system for rose production in Naivasha, Kenya, Acta Hort. 1077:111-120.

Mwangi HW, Kihurani AW, Wesonga JM, Ariga ES, Kanampiu F (2015). Effect of Lablab purpureus L. cover crop and imidazolinone resistant (IR) maize on weeds in drought prone areas, Kenya, Crop Protection 72:36-40

John M Wesonga, Cornelius Wainaina, Francis K. Ombwara, Peter W. Masinde and Patrick G. Home (2014). Wick material and media for use with capillary wick based irrigation system in Kenya. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), 3(4):613-617.

Lucy K. Murungi, Daisy Salifu, Peter Masinde, John Wesonga, Aggrey Nyende, Markus Knapp (2014). Effects of the invasive tomato red spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) on growth and leaf yield of African nightshades, Crop Protection 59:57-62

Wesonga JM, Agong SG and Stuetzel H (2012). A simulation model for growth and development of French beans in Kenya, Afr. J. Hort. Sci. (2012) 6:135-148

Email: jwesonga@agr.jkuat.ac.ke

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