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Dr. Carolyne Anaye Omukoko

Dr. Carolyne Anaye Omukoko

Lecturer

Email:canaye@chuka.ac.ke

Faculty: Agricultural and Environmental Studies

Department: Plant Sciences

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Horticulture and Plant Health Science and Management (Insect Pathology, Entomology)
WORK EXPERIENCE
2016 June to date: Lecturer, Chuka University
2012 November – May 2016 Chuka University: Assistant Lecturer Plant Science department
2012 September – December Part-time Tutor Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology
2012 April- December Part-time Tutor Technical University of Nairobi
2011 August-April 2012 Part-time Tutor Catholic University of Eastern Africa
2010 May-August Real IPM (K) Ltd. Trials Manager
EDUCATION
Ph.D. (Plant Health Science and Management) (J.K.U.A.T)
Master of Science, Horticulture (J.K.U.A.T)
Bachelor of Science, Horticulture (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology)

KEY RESEARCH PROJECT
2015 – 2019: Endophytic activity and efficacy of Beauveria bassiana against Red spider mites in Tomato (ICIPE/ILRI)
2015 – 2017: Endophytic activity and efficacy of Beauveria bassiana against Red spider mites in Tomato (NACOSTI, KES 1million)
2015- 2018 To date: Co-Investigator in “Effects of farmyard manure and harvesting frequency on insect pests, leaf yield, and longevity of kitchen garden kales” Project funded by Chuka University (KES 500,000)
2007 Sept-Dec 2008: Biological control of banana weevils using Beauveria bassiana (ICIPE)
PUBLICATIONS
1. Omukoko, C.A., (June 2019). Review on agricultural insect pests control using entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana Afr. J. Hort. Sci. 16:13 – 20
2. Omukoko, C.A., Turoop, L., and Wekesa, V., W., Laboratory assessment of red spider mites (Tetranychus evansi) damage on tomato plants enhanced with Beauveria bassiana hakenya.net/ajhs/index.php/ajhs/article/download/181/137/
3.. Omukoko, C.A., J.M. Wesonga, E.M. Kahangi, L.S. Wamocho and K.N. Maniania, Screen house
Transmission of Beauveria bassiana from infected to non-infected Adults of Banana weevil, Acta Hort. 911, ISHS 2011:235-242
4. Omukoko C.A., Wesonga J.M., Maniania N.K., Kahangi E.M.,Wamocho L.S.,Screening of Beauveria bassiana isolates to the banana weevil and horizontal transmission under Laboratory. Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology. 3:2014
5. Omukoko C.A., Efficacy of Beauveria bassiana isolates to the Banana weevil and Horizontal transmission under laboratory conditions. The African Students Journal 2011: 1:85-91
6. Omukoko, C.A., J.M. Wesonga, E.M. Kahangi, L.S. Wamocho and K.N. Maniania, Virulence of three strains of Beauveria bassiana against the banana weevil. ARPN Journal 9:10 2014
7. Omukoko C.A., Maniania N.K., Wesonga J.M., Kahangi E.M.,Wamocho L.S., Pathogenicity of Beauveria bassiana isolates to the banana weevil. Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology. 2:2012

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Vegetable production, Entomology and Insect Pathology (Entomopathogens)

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