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Dr. Ruth Gathu

Position: Senior Lecturer & School Examination Cordinator
Department:
Agricultural Science and Technology
Area of Specialization:
Agriculture Entomology
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844 Nairobi 00100


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 Research Interests:

 Use of natural enemy’s in the management of arthropod pests. With a bias on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies of the horticultural crops.

 Research in areas related in conservation of the natural enemies in order to reduce on pesticides.  Sustain  biodiversity.

 Recent Publications 

Conference Presentations 

  • Kahuthia-Gathu R., Nyambo B, Subramanian S. Impact of introduced parasitoid Cotesia vestalis on Plutella xylostella and its parasitoid guild on kale in semi-arid areas in Kenya The International Conference on Building a New Generation Of Agricultural Scientists at Kenyatta University, Kenya. 1st – 5th December 2014

  • Muriuki L.M., G.M. Kariuki, Z.M. Kinyua, R. Gathu, D.L. Coyne Evaluation of Tomato Cultivars for Resistance to Bacterial Wilt-root Knot Nematode Disease Complex in Kenya The International Conference on Building a New Generation Of Agricultural Scientists at Kenyatta University, Kenya. 1st – 5th December 2014

  • Ndalo V. Kahuthia-Gathu R., Maina M. Population dynamics and indigenous parasitoid guild of tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta) in Loitokitok, Kajiado County Kenya The International Conference on Building a New Generation Of Agricultural Scientists at Kenyatta University, Kenya. 1st – 5th December 2014

  • Namikoye E. S., M. Kasina, M.W. Githendu, G. kariuki, R.K. Gathu, Z.M. Kinyua Population Dynamics and Management of Frankliniella williamsi (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) vector of maize chlorotic mottle virus. The International Conference on Building a New Generation Of Agricultural Scientists at Kenyatta University, Kenya. 1st – 5th December 2014

  • Dr. Ruth Kahuthia-Gathu Impact of introduced parasitoid Cotesia plutellae on Plutella xylostella and its parasitoid guild on kale in semi-arid areas in Kenya 11th African Crop science society conference in Entebbe, Uganda 14-17 October 2013

  • S.K. Ndungu, I Macharia, R. Kahuthis-Gathu, R. Githaiga Wahome Impact of organic vegetable production system in Kiambu and Kajiado Counties of Kenya 11th African Crop science society conference in Entebbe, Uganda 14-17 October 2013

  • Luchidio M. T. Impact of training boda boda operators and safety status in Kakamega County, Kenya Mount Kenya University 1st International Research & Innovation Conference 28th -30th Aug 2013

  • Ruth Kahuthia-Gathu Spread and establishment of exotic parasitoid Cotesia plutellae on diamondback moth and parasitoid guild on kale in Semi-arid areas of Kenya Mount Kenya University 1st International Research & Innovation Conference 28th -30th Aug 2013

  • Ruth Kahuthia-Gathu Trends and patterns of Emerging drugs in Kenya. A case study in Nairobi and Mombasa County 2nd National Conference on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Nairobi, Kenya 10th -13th June 2013:

  • Carol Wangari Wangungu Studies on complexity of the dieback disease of passion fruit in Kenya. http://www.m.elewa.org/IeCAB-Abstracts-2011/IeCAB011-413.pdf
    4th Int. e-Conference on Agricultural Biosciences. Held online Aug 2011

  • Njau Njau Potential challenges facing Macropropagation technique in banana. http://www.m.elewa.org/IeCAB-Abstracts-2011/IeCAB011-416.pdf 4th Int. e-Conference on Agricultural Biosciences. Held online August 2011

  • Dr. Ruth Kahuthia-Gathu (Poster presentation) Insect pests and Diseases of Sechium edule in Kenya Agro 2011 Biennial conference “Optimisation of agricultural value chains for sustainable development. UON Kenya 26th -28th Sept 2011

  • Njeri Njau Assessing Macropropagation technique for production of healthy banana seedlings. Proceedings ACSS 2011. Pp 248 African Crop Science Society Conference, Maputo, Mozambique 10th-13th October 2011.

  • Caroline Wangari Wangungu, Practices for reducing dieback disease incidence on passion fruit in Kenya. Proceedings ACSS 2011 Pp 264 African Crop Science Society Conference, Maputo. Mozambique 10th-13th October 2011.

  • Njau Njeri Biotic constraints to banana production in Eastern and Central Provinces of Kenya.Pp 267 – 269. http://mak.ac.ug/documents/RUFORUM/NjeriBiotic.pdf
    Second RUFORUM biennial conference, Entebbe, Uganda. 20-24th Sept. 2010

  • Njau Njeri Assessing effectiveness of macropropagation technology to produce healthy seedlings of banana varieties with high market demand in Eastern and Central provinces, Kenya. Pp 531 – 533. http://mak.ac.ug/documents/RUFORUM/NjeriAssessing.pdf Second RUFORUM biennial conference, Entebbe, Uganda. 20-24th Sept. 2010

  • Wangungu, Caroline W. Biotic constraints to passion fruit production in Central and Eastern Kenya. Conference proceedings Pp 239 – 241.
    www.mak.ac.ug/documents/RUFORUM/WangunguBiotic.pdf Second RUFORUM biennial conference, Entebbe, Uganda. 20-24th Sept. 2010

  • Wangungu, Caroline W. Studies on the etiology, epidemiology and management of dieback disease of passion fruit in Kenya. Pp 303 – 305.
    http://mak.ac.ug/documents/RUFORUM/WangungaStudies.pdf Second RUFORUM biennial conference, Entebbe, Uganda. 20-24th Sept. 2010

  • Dr. Ruth Kahuthia-Gathu Diversity, distribution and role of wild crucifers in major cabbage and kale growing areas of Kenya Beijing, China 24-28th Oct 2006

  • Kahuthia-Gathu Ruth Diversity and role of wild crucifers in major crucifer growing areas of Kenya. 2nd National Biological Postgraduate Scientific Conference, Kenyatta University, Kenya 8-10th Aug 2006

  • Lohr Benhard Biological impact of the exotic diamondback moth parasitoid Diadegma semiclausum (Hellen) in Kenya. International Congress of Entomology, Brisbane, Australia
    16-21st Aug 2004

  • Lohr Benhard Bio-control based IPM for the diamondback moth in Eastern and Southern Africa on IPM development and implementation in Africa
    Kampala Uganda. Sept 2003

  • Ruth Kahuthia-Gathu Evaluation of neem formulations for the control of selected pests of French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris),
    Kenyatta University, Kenya 9-12th Oct 2000:

 






 

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