Dr. Nyembezi Mgocheki

dr nyembesi mgochekiAcademic Qualifications

  • PhD Applied Entomology Stellenbosch University, South Africa (2008)
  • MSc Crop Science and Management, University of Nottingham, UK, (2004)
  • BSc Agriculture and Management, UZ/ZOU (2002)
  • Diploma in Education, UZ (1992)

Contact Details
Department of Biological Sciences, FSE Complex, Office B10
Phone: +263771121823
Emails: nmgocheki@yahoo.com; nmgocheki@buse.ac.zw
Skype: nmgocheki


Current: Senior Lecturer, Biological Science Department (Faculty of Science, Bindura University of Science Education, BUSE)

2015- 2017– Senior Lecturer/ Programme leader (Faculty of Agriculture)
Acting Chairperson – Agricultural Management, Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU)

2015- Senior Lecturer- Applied Entomology (Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China

2013-15– Lecturer- Crop Science (Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, BUSE)

2012-13– Curator of Entomology (Iziko South African Museums, Cape Town)

2009-2011– Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Applied Entomology- Stellenbosch University/South African Sugar Research Institute, South Africa)


  • Black soldier fly – role in sustainable food and energy production in Zimbabwe
  • Homeopathic management of arthropod pests, diseases and parasites in livestock
  • Biological control of arthropod pests using entomopathogenic agents Courses offered
  • Entomology and Parasitology
  • Immunology and Virology
  • Cell biology and
  • Advanced Immunology

Professional Memberships, Societies and Committees

  • International Society of Hymenoptersists (ISH)
  • Royal Entomological Society
  • Zoological Society of Southern Africa
  • Entomological Society of Southern Africa
  • Associated Country Women of The World

Community engagement

  • Mosquito management- an area wide approach using natural remedies
  • The Importance and Plight of Pollinators in Zimbabwe

Selected Bibliography

  1. Chapu, G and Mgocheki, N (2017). A Survey On Traditional And Modern Prophylactic Methods Of Malaria Management In A Resettlement Area In The Southern Lowveld Of Zimbabwe. Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health 21(1): 1-17. ISSN: 2329-891X
  2. Bita, W., Mgocheki, N and Kamota, A (2017) Effect of different vermiculite and pine bark media substrates mixtures on physical properties and spiral rooting of radish (Raphanus sativus L.) in float tray system. Rhizospere 3:67-74. ISSN 2452-2198
  3. Mgocheki, N. (2016). Impact of botanical extracts on weight gain and abdominal fat content in broiler chickens. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR) 30(5): 394-402. ISSN 2307-4531
  4. Mgocheki, N and Addison, P. (2016) Investigating the validity of the species status of the false codling moth in South African deciduous fruit orchards using mating studies and mtDNA. Bulletin of Entomological Research 106(5): 598-605. ISSN: 0007-4853
  5. Mgocheki, N and Addison, P (2015) Bioassays to determine sublethal effects of a systemic insecticide on Anagyrus sp. near pseudococci (Girault) and Coccidoxenoides perminutus (Timberlake) (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae). South African Journal of Viticulture and Enology 36(1): 175-179. ISSN: 0253-939X
  6. Martinez, J-J.I., Raz, R., Mgocheki, N & Alvarez, R. (2014). Differential spatial distribution of arthropods under epiphytic lichens on trees, Journal of Insect Biodiversity 2(15): 1-7. ISSN: 2147-7612
  7. Martinez, J-J.I. & Mgocheki, N. (2012). Impact of a long-term mating-disruption management in crops on non-target insects in the surrounding area. Journal of Insect Conservation 16(5): 757-762. (DOI: 10.1007/s10841-012-9460-9). ISSN: 1366-638X
  8. Mgocheki, N., Conlong, D., Ganeshaan, S & Addison, P. (2012). Using morphological and molecular techniques for the identification of white grub species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Proceedigs of the 85th South African Sugar Technologists’ Association Congress (SASTA), ICC, Durban from 15-17 August 2012