Crop Protection
PDF version

Staff in Plant pathology unit have specialized in the various disciplines namely bacteriology, nematology, mycology, virology and weed science and are engaged in research in these areas. Besides conducting research in their areas of specialities, staff are engaged in multidisciplinary research where they are collaborating with researchers from other universities, research organizations both local and international. The research being conducted is both basic and applied with more emphasis being on applied research to address the pertinent issues of food security. The challenge of lack of funds has continued to hamper research, but the staff have been very aggressive in responding to calls for proposals under the guidance of research committee in the Department. The research has also greatly assisted students in their training by funding their research with over 15 students currently being supported through research projects.Read more