Ronald Mandumbu

Ronald MandumbuDepartment: Crop Science

Qualifications

  • Msc Crop Protection (University of Zimbabwe)
  • Bsc (Honours) Crop Science

Areas of Research: 

  • Biology, ecology  and management of weeds.

Current Research: 

  • Ecology of strigolactone production in Sorghum arundinaceaum and Sorghum bicolour.

Recent Publications: 

  1. Mandumbu R, S.J. Twomlow, Jowah, P, Mashingaidze N, Hove L and Karavina C (2012). Weed seed bank response to tillage and residue management in semi-arid Zimbabwe. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 45 (18): 2165 – 2176
  2. Tibugari H, Mandumbu R, Jowah P and Karavina C (2012). Farmer knowledge, attitude and practice on cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) pest management strategies in Zimbabwe. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 45(20): 2395 – 2405
  3. Karavina C and Mandumbu R (2012). Biofumigation for crop protection: potential for adoption in Zimbabwe. Journal of animal and plant Sciences 14 (3): 1996 – 2005
  4. Mandumbu, R; Karavina, C, Tibugari, H and Muchiwanga, N. Plasticity of Rottboelia cochinchinensis to soil type and fertility levels: implications to geographical distribution in Zimbabwe. Journal of Applied Sciences in Southern Africa  [In Press]
  5. Mandumbu R, Twomlow S, Jowah P, Mashingaidze N, Hove L and Karavina C . Weed seed bank community diversity under different tillage and residue levels in semi-arid south western Zimbabwe. Journal of Applied Sciences in Southern Africa [In Press]
  6. Mandumbu R, Karavina C, Tibugari H, Mandizvidza L and Mhungu S. Allelopathic potential of sorghum, wheat and maize residue extracts on germination and early establishment of Amaranthus hybridus and Rottboellia cochinhchinensis. Uniswa Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology (In Press)

Recent Conferences: 

  1. Mandumbu R, Karavina C and Mudzengi T (2012). Effect of two organic fertilisers on Phaseolus vulgaris growth and yield. Presented at the Research and Intellectual Expo, Zimbabwe. The conference was held on 5 – 7 September 2012 at the University of Zimbabwe.
  2. Mandumbu R, Karavina C, Kudangirana W and Parwada C (2012). The effect of crop row orientation and plant population on maize productivity and weeds. Presented at the Ergerton University International Conference. The conference was held on 26 – 28