Dr. Wilson Thagana

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Name: Wilson M. Thagana

Title/Qualifications: PhD

Department/Unit/Section: Agricultural Science and Technology (AST)

Contact Address: Kenyatta University, 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

Position: Senior Lecturer and Chair

Area of Specialization: Plant Breeding & Biotechnology

Research Interests: Application of biotechnological tools in crop improvement, Breeding for drought and salinity tolerance

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Publications

    
Conference Presentations

  • Thagana,W.M., Identification of SSR Markers associated with Cassava Mosaic Disease in Kenya ASACSES conference, ECOWAS Parliament Building, Abuja, Nigeria 2nd -5th November, 2015

  • Thagana,W.M. Envisaged MSc Postharvest Technology Curriculum at Kenyatta University Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda 5th-9th August, 2015

  • Thagana W.M., Efficacy of a Local and Commercial Rooting powder on Roses, 1st School of Agriculture Biennial International Conference sponsored by KU/AGRA/DAAD/UoN, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 1st -5th December, 2014
  • Thagana W.M., Effects of Withholding Irrigation Water after Complete Heading on Seed Quality Traits in Mwea, 1st School of Agriculture Biennial International Conference sponsored by KU/AGRA/DAAD/UoN, Kenyatta University(KU), Nairobi, Kenya, 1st -5th December, 2014
  • Thagana,W.M., Targeted Plant Breeding,KARI-Thika/Kenya, 1/11/13
  • Thagana, W.M.,Effect of Seed Size on Germination and Early Growth of Jojoba in Semi-arid Areas of Kenya,11th African crop Science Society Conference. Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, Entebbe-Uganda.13th -17th October 2013.
  • Thagana, W.M., Enhancing Cassava Productivity Through Host plant Resistance Breeding Against Cassava Mosaic Disease and Cassava Brown Streak Disease using Genetic Engineering and Marker Assisted Selection-a Kenyan project, Arusha/Tanzania, 28/1/13 -1/02/13
  • Thagana, W.M.,Effect of Withholding Irrigation Water after Complete Heading on Rice Yield and Components in Mwea, Kenya,11th African crop Science Society Conference. Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, Entebbe-Uganda.13th -17th October 2013.
  • Thagana, W.M.,Characterization of Arabusta (Coffea arabica L. x Coffea canephora Pierre) Coffee and it’s Parental Genotypes using Molecular Markers ,11th African crop Science Society Conference. Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, Entebbe-Uganda.13th -17th October 2013.
  • Thagana, W.M.,Effect of Genotype, Plant Spacing and Weeding Regimes on Weed Density and Yields of Upland Rice in Uganda.11th African crop Science Society Conference. Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, Entebbe-Uganda.13th -17th October 2013.
  • Thagana, W.M.,Enhancing Cassava Productivity Through Host plant Resistance Breeding Against Cassava Mosaic Disease and Cassava Brown Streak Disease using Genetic Engineering and Marker Assisted Selection-a Kenyan project.Arusha/Tanzania.28/1/13 -1/02/13
  • Thagana, W.M., Occurrence of seed abortion and numerical components of seed yield of soyabean (Glycine max L. Merr.) in three contrasting environments. El Minia/Egypt, 25th-29th March, 2012
  • Thagana, W.M.,Characterization of Sweet Potato [Ipomea batatas (L)] Landraces using Morphological and DNA markers in East Kamagak Location of Rachuonyo District,Bondo University College (BUC), Bondo, Kenya.4th-7th December 2012.
  • Thagana W.M., Commercialization and Utilization of Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis [Link] Schneider)as a basis for Industrialization and Income Generation in ASALs, UniBRAIN/PanAAC Fair, Hilton Hotel, Nairobi, 26th-27th Nov, 2010
  • Thagana, W.M., Selection and characterization of superior bushes of Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis [Link] Schneider) for ASALs in Kenya. Nairobi, 7th-9th April, 2010
  • Thagana, W.M., Chickpea - a promising new food legume crop for drought prone cool areas of Kenya. Cape Town/South Africa 2009
  • Thagana, W.M., Comparison of phenotypic characters of mutant lines of rapeseed (Brassica napus L) with the original parents. Nairobi/Kenya, 2008
  • Thagana, W.M.,Invitro embryo culture and immature seed germination techniques for rapid generation advance in soyabean [Glycine max (L.)Merrill],Nairobi/Kenya,2006
  • Thagana, W.M.,Variability in M2 generations and characteristics of selected advanced mutant lines of rapeseed.2006
  • Thagana, W.M.,Characterization and genetic relationships of rapeseed(Brassica napus L.),Entebbe/Uganda,2005
  • Thagana, W.M.,Introduction and status of Jojoba Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneider productionin Kenya.Nairobi/Kenya,2004.
  • Thagana, W.M.,Genotype-environment interactions and stability estimates for sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) varieties grown in diverse environments in Kenya.Johannesburg/ South Africa.2002.
  • Thagana, W.M.,Holistic approach in the dissemination of technologies in Lare division, Nakuru district,Egerton university/Kenya.2001
  • Thagana, W.M.,The status of Kenya in the Global production and supply of oilseed and oilseed products.Nairobi/Kenya.2000.

Research

  • Thagana, W. M. 2017-2018 Commercialization of Locally Developed Agricultural Inputs-Foliar Fertilizers, Hydrophonic Nutrient Solutions and Rooting Powders Kenyatta University Vice Chancellors’ Research Grant Call 2016

  • Thagana, W. M.2017-2019 Development of Net Blotch Resistant Doubled Haploid Genotypes of Barley by Chromosome Elimination using Bulbosum Technique
  • Thagana, W. M.2016-2018 Fingerprinting and Relating Juvenile Characters of Rice to Yield and Its ComponentsNACOSTI
  • Thagana, W. M. 2014-15 Nutrition-sensitive Intervention with African Leafy Vegetables to Improve Nutrition Status of School Going Children in Kenya, Kenyatta University Vice Chancellors’ Research Grant Call 2013

  • Thagana, W.M., 2012-15, Enhancing Cassava Productivity Through Host Plant Resistance Breeding Against Cassava Mosaic Disease and Cassava Brown Streak Disease,EAAPP
  • Thagana, W.M., 2011-12, Characterization of Sweet Potato (Ipomea batatas [L.] Lam) Landraces Using Morphological and DNA Markers in East Kamagak Location of Rachuonyo District, NCST
  • Thagana, W.M., 2008-2010, Enhancing Chickpea Productivity and Production in Drought-Prone Areas of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, Bill & Melinda Gates
  • Thagana, W.M., 2008-09, Commercialization and utilization of Jojoba in ASALS, KAPP
  • Thagana, W.M., 1993-2010, Breeding Oilseed Crops,KARI
  • Thagana, W.M., 1983-1993, Maize and Sorghum Variety Performance Trials, SRD/MoA

 

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