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2019 Agriculture Week
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Penergetic Company during a visit to the school
The Dean Prof Bernard Njehia, Dr. Nicholas Korir and MSc student Kibet with a team from Penergetic Company during a visit to the school. Penergetic is a manufacturer of plant and animal growth boosters and their products are marketed worldwide. SAED is drafting an MoU with Penergetic to help the company penetrate and increase its presence in Kenya's agricultural sector. The company has committed herself to walk with SAED in the development of dryland agriculture at our Kitui Campus. The company will also support MSc students to conduct research in dryland agriculture
KU-OSHO PROJECT PARTICIPATION IN RUFORUM CONFERENCE
KU-OSHO Chemicals collaboration project exhibition during the RUFORUM conference 2018. Six SAED students conducting research under the project also presented posters under the leadership of the projects Principal Investigator,Prof. Waceke Wanjohi (Fourth from Left).
SAED’s Ph.D graduate during the 44 th K.U Graduation
Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education and Research, Prof. Collette A. Suda , Chancellor of Kenyatta University (KU) Dr. Benson Wairegi and the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Paul Wainaina congratulates one of the SAED’s Ph.D graduands during the 44 th K.U graduation ceremony on 3 rd , August, 2018
Ms. Monicah Ndung'u AST Department at Scent Istvan University &other KU Students-Hungary
Ms. Monicah Wangeci Ndung’u (right) , a third year BSc. Agriculture student at the School of Agriculture Enterprise & Development in a company of two other Students from Kenyatta University who attended a 3 months (March –May ,2018) Erasmas Exchange Program at Scent Istavan University, Hungary.

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 Director,Kitui Campus

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, NRF
  • 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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