Bio

Dr. MUIRU WILLIAM MAINA

I am a Senior lecturer in the Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, a position I have held since 2014. I obtained my PhD degree in Plant Pathology in 2008 from the University of Nairobi. I have been involved in teaching, research and outreach activities in crop protection. I am currently the head of the Plant Pathology Unit of the Department. I have also held other positions of responsibility in the department including coordination of examinations, coordination of students’ research projects for both Diploma and fourth years.

Dr. W.M. Muiru CV 2021

Publications


2021

Kulimushi, SM, Muiru WM, Mutitu EW.  2021.  Potential of Trichoderma spp., Bacillus subtilis and Pseudomonas fluorescens in the management of early blight in tomato. . Biocontrol Science and Technology. 31(9):online.
2 Joyce Eunice, Douglas Miano, MEMIMWM &.  2021.  Status of maize lethal necrosis disease in seed production system in Kenya.. Cogent Food & Agriculture. 7(11918406):Online. Abstract

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2020

  2020.  Molecular Detection of Cucumber Mosaic Virus and Tobacco Mosaic Virus Infecting African Nightshades (Solanum scabrum Miller). International Journal of Agronomy Volume . Article ID 8864499:7pageshttps://doi.org/10.1155/2020/8864499.
Mwangi, M.W., MKWM & JW.  2020.  Characterisation of Fusarium species infecting tomato in Mwea West Sub-county, Kirinyaga County, Kenya. Can. J. Plant Pathol. . https://doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2020.1788645
and 4 Emmanuel Wesonga Atsango, William Maina Muiru, AWM’ombe LG.  2020.  Use of Amino Oligosaccharins and Alternaria Fine Protein in the Management of Crown Gall Disease in Roses. Current Agriculture Research Journal. 8(2)
and Caroline K. Kariuki, EMWMWM.  2020.  Effect of Bacillus and Trichoderma species in the management of the bacterial wilt of tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum) in the field. Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control. 30(109):doi.org/10.1186/s41938-020-00310-4.

2019

Christelle Bonane Sinza, Muiru, FMNLM’ragwac GSAWM.  2019.  Performance of biofortified Common Bean Varieties under Different Soil Moisture Levels. International Journal of Scientific Research and Innovative Technology. 6(3)
and Mogeni, H., MKWMJW.  2019.  Influence of Farming Practices on the Chemical Properties of Soil in Small Scale Tea Farms in Kirinyaga and Tharaka-Nithi Counties of Kenya. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science . 29(2):1-7.
and Kimaru S. Linguya, Kilalo Dora, KWMJW.  2019.  Evaluation of a suitable seed processing method for increased production of edible nightshade (Solanum scabrum) leafy vegetable. Cogent Food & Agriculture . 5:1659212.
Alice K. Charles, William M. Muiru, DMJKW & W.  2019.  Distribution of Common Maize Diseases and Molecular Characterization of Maize Streak Virus in Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Science. 11(5)
Kimenju, HODMWMAM’ombe. JMWMWW.  2019.  Distribution of Cassava Bacterial Blight and Reaction of Selected Cassava Genotypes to the Disease in Kenya. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. 9(4):ISSN2224-3186.

2018

and Mellon Kabole, Maina Muiru, DKDC2018.  2018.  Evaluation of Growth Characteristics of Selected Beauveria bassiana. Isolates Under Laboratory Conditions In Kenya. International Journal of Scientific Research and Innovative Technology. 5(7)
Kitty Mngoli1, JIWMKM 2018.  2018.  Aflatoxin Contents and Exposure in Young Children, and Sensory Characteristics of a Nixtamalized Supplementary Porridge. Food Science and Quality Management. 78:ISSN2225-0557.
  2018.  Effect of soil sterilisation on biological control of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici and Meloidogyne javanica by antagonistic fungi and organic amendment in tomato crop. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science. DOI: 10.1080/09064710.2018.1450439.
and Herve Mwizerwa, George Ooko Abong, SKMMWOPGMMBOB.  2018.  Profiling of Microbial Content and Growth in Fermented Maize Based Products from Western Kenya. Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science. 6(2):509-519.

2017

  2017.  Evaluation of selected tomato cultivars reaction to infestation with Meloidogyne javanica in greenhouse conditions. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research. 11(3):17-25.
William Muiru, Maundu Jane, KJGEWP.  2017.  Influence of NPK fertilizer on tolerance to damage by root knot nematodes on coffee. Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res. 11(1):81-89.
William Maina Muiru, Erick. Ogumo, JWKDM.  2017.  Potential of green manure crops in suppressing root knot nematodes in French beans. Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res. 11(1):90-97.
  2017.  Evaluation of bio-wastes for multiplication of Paecilomyces lilacinus. Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res. 10(6):1-5.
  2017.  Response of assorted maize germplasm to the lethal maize necrosis disease in Kenya.. Journal of Plant Studies. 6(2):ISSN1927-0461.

2016

  2016.  Application of superabsorbent polymers (SAP) as desiccants to dry maize and reduce aflatoxin contamination. Journal of Food Science and Technology, J Food Sci Technol . 53:3157-3165.

2015

  2015.  Tomato management practices and diseases occurrence in Mwea West Sub-County. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. 5:20.

2014

  2014.  Reaction of Selected Coffee Germplasm to Root-Knot Nematodes in Kenya. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. 4(3):ISSN2224-3186.
  2014.  Plant Parasitic Nematodes Associated With Coffee in Kenya and Factors Influencing their Occurrence, Abundance and Diversity. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare. 4(ISSN 2225-093X ):ISSN2224-3208.
Kimenju J.W. Maundu J.Nzesya, Muiru W. Maina, WP1 GEMK.  2014.  Reaction of selected coffee germplasm to root-knot nematodes in Kenya. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. 4:68-75.
  2014.  Comparative Efficiency of Tillage Practices in Maize. Current Agriculture Research Journal . 2(2):89-93.
  2014.  Household dietary exposure to aflatoxins from maize and maize products in Kenya.. Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19440049.2014.976595.

2013

2012

  2012.  Comparison of effectiveness of zero tillage and intercropping on weed management in maize. Journal of Agriculture and Healthcare. 2:99-105.

2011

  2011.  Different land use types in the semi-arid rangelands of Kenya influence soil properties. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management . 2(11):370-384.

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