Nchore

Name: Dr. Nchore Bonuke

Title/Qualification: PhD

Department: Plant Sciences

Designation/Position: Lecturer

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Contact Address: Box 43844, Nairobi

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=MMSf4a8AAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=1

ORCID ID:  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7152-7032
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Area of Specialization: - Plant Pathology/Plant Nematology

Research Interests: - Plant disease Diagnosis & Management

PUBLICATIONS

Student Co-authored Publications

  • Wahome, C., Ombori, O., Maingi, J., Njeru, E., Nchore, S., Kimiti, J., & Muthini, M. 2023. Response of micropropagated tissue culture banana (Musa spp.) to acclimatization using arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi. African Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences4(2), 50-58. https://doi.org/10.33886/ajpas.v4i2.410
  • Asande, L.K., Ombori, O., Oduor, R.O., Nchore, S.B., Nyaboga, E.N. 2023. Occurrence of passion fruit woodiness disease in the coastal lowlands of Kenya and screening of passion fruit genotypes for resistance to passion fruit woodiness disease. BMC Plant Biology,  23 (544): 1-19
  • SM Malaka, DM Thuranira, M Mwangi, S Bonuke et al. 2023. Trichoderma species have potential in suppressing Fusarium oxysporum sp cubense infecting banana in Kenya. Journal of Applied Biosciences. 186: 19655-19665 https://doi.org/10.35759/JABs.186.10
  • Malaka S. M, Alwora G. O, Nchore S. B. Efficacy of Two New Fungicides against Colletotrichum kahawae Infecting Coffee in Kenya. Curr Agri Res 2021; 9(2). Available from: https://bit.ly/3jnn4bT. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12944/CARJ.9.2.03
  • Nyang’au, D, Atandi, J., Corta­da, L., Nchore, S., Mwangi, M. and Coyne, D. Diversity of nematodes on banana (Musa spp.) in Kenya linked to altitude and with a focus on the pathogenicity of Pratylenchus goodeyi. Nematology, 1-11. DOI 10.1163/15685411-bja10119.
  • Waswa, S.J., Waceke, J.W. and Nchore, S.B. 2020. Occurrence and Abundance of Phytonematodes in Tree Tomato (Solanum betaceum ) Farming Systems in Kenya. Researchjournali’s Journal of Agriculture Vol. 7 | No. 7 August | 2020. http://www.researchjournali.com/pdf/5605.pdf
  • Waswa, S.J., Waceke, J.W. and Nchore, S.B. 2020. Diversity of Plant Parasitic Nematodes of Tree Tomato (Solanum betaceum Cav.) In Kiambu and Embu Counties, Kenya. Middle East Journal of Agriculture Research vol. 9 (3), 605-616.
  • Angeline Chepkemboi, John Maingi, Shem Nchore: 2020.
    Evaluation of Selected Common Bean Genotypes for their Reaction to Xanthomonas Campestris phaseoli in Kakamega County, Kenya Abstract (ID 323):  Web-Version (html). 
  • Chepkemboi, A., Maingi, J.M. and Nchore, S.B. 2020. Screening of common bean genotypes for resistance against Xanthomonas campestris pv. phaseoli in Kakamega County, Kenya. European Journal of Biology, 5(1): 16-27. ISSN 2520-4738 (Online).
  • Njeru, E.M., Morris Muthini, M., Muindi, M.M., Ombori, O., Nchore, S.B., Runo, S. and Maingi, J.M. 2020. Exploiting Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi-Rhizobia-Legume Symbiosis to Increase Smallholder Farmers’ Crop Production and Resilience Under a Changing Climate. In: Singh, B.R., Safalaoh, A., Amuri, A.N., Eik, L.O., Sitaula, B.K. and Lal, R. (Eds.). Climate Impacts on Agricultural and Natural Resource Sustainability in Africa. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Pp. 470-488.  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37537-9
  • Muchemi, PK., Kamau, J.W., Nchore, S. B, Mathew P. N,Kimaru,K.Mwangi. JW, Joyce.W, Florence. M. 2019. Genetic Response of Selected Maize Germplasm Screening for MLND Resistance in Kenya. Kenyatta University Biennial research and innovation Conference, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 23-25 October 2019.
  • Muchemi, PK, Kamau, J.W., Nchore, S. B, Mathew P. N, Kimaru,K., Mwangi, JW., Waithira, J.,Munguti, F. 2019. The relationship between level of education, Farmers varietal prevalence, control and distribution of Maize Lethal Necrosis in Bomet County. Kenyatta University Biennial research and innovation Conference, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 23-25 October 2019.
  • Muchemi, PK., Kamau,JW., Nchore, S. B, Omwoyo, RO., Kimaru,, Mathew, PN. 2019. The use of low Tissue Culture Technology towards food sustainability in Kenya. Kenyatta University Biennial research and innovation Conference, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 23-25 October 2019.
  • 12.  Muchemi, PK.,Kamau, JW.,Mathew, P.N., Shem, B.N. and Mwangi, JW.,Kimaru, SK.  2018. The currents status of Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease in Nyandarua County, Kenya, Horticultural Association of Kenya
  • 13.  Muchemi PK, Kamau, JW., Shem, B.N., Mathew. PN. Omwoyo, RO., Kimaru, SK., 2018. The use of low Tissue Culture Technology towards food sustainability in Kenya. RUFORUM Biennial Conference.
  • Peter Shango, Nchore, S.B and Mwangi M. 2019. Assessment and Detection of Maize Chlorot­ic Mottle Virus Stability in Maize Seeds in Kenya, Kenyatta University Biennial research and innovation Conference, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 23-25 October 2019.
  • Waswa, S.J., Waceke, J.W. and Nchore, S.B. 2019. Occurrence and Abundance of Plant Parasitic Nematodes on Tree Tomato (So­lanum Betaceum) in Kiambu and Embu Coun­ties, Kenya. Kenyatta University Biennial research and innovation Conference, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 23-25 October 2019.
  • Nyang’au, D, Atandi, J., Corta­da, L., Nchore, S., Mwangi, M. and Coyne, D. Occurrence, Abundance and Distribution of Plant Parasit­ic Nematodes Associated with Bananas (Musa) at Differ­ent Altitudes in Kenya. Kenyatta University Biennial research and innovation Conference, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 23-25 October 2019.

Conference/Workshops/Seminar Papers

  • Malaka Samuel Musime, David Mwongera Thuranira, Maina Mwangi, Shem Nchore Bonuke, Hudson Lubabali and Charity Gathambiri (March 2023). Efficacy of selected biofungicides against Fusarium oxysporumsp. cubense infecting bananas in Central and Eastern regions of Kenya. In: The 1st Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization Scientific Conference. Held from 27th – 31st March 2023, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Samuel Musime Malaka, David Mwongera Thuranira, Maina Mwangi, Shem Bonuke Nchore, Hudson Lubabali, Charity Gathambiri. (May 2022). Fusarium oxysporumsp cubense persists as a major threat to banana production in Eastern Kenya. In: The 73rd International Symposium on Crop Protection on 24 May 2022, Ghent, Belgium.
  • Waswa, Stanous Juma; Waceke, J.W. & Nchore, S.B. (2021). Responses of Tree Tomato Varieties to Root-Knot Nematodes. In: The 5th KIBU International Conference (Virtual) on 15th and 16th June 2021, organized by Kibabii University.
  • Incidence and Prevalence of root-knot nematodes Meloidogyne species on selected indigenous leafy vegetables in Kisii and Trans-Mara counties of Kenya at the 12th biennial conference, KARI (published).
  • Use of agro-industrial wastes and organic amendments on the management of root-knot nematodes in Solanum nigrum in selected parts of Kenya at the 10th ACSS Conference, Maputo, Mozambique, 10-13 October, 2011 (Published).
  • Use of Farmers Practises in the Management of Root-knot Nematodes on Indigenous Vegetables in Kenya, Nov. 2010. (Abstract and Poster).
  • Response of African leafy vegetables to Meloidogyne spp. in Kenya (at the aGRO 2011-Inaugural Biennial Conference, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, The paper was submitted for Review and Publication in the Journal of Today's Biological Sciences Research & Review (JTBSRR) on May 2013 and published in Vol. 2, Issue 1, page 1-12, June 30, 2013.
  • Efficacy of Selected agro-industrial Wastes in Managing Root-knot nematodes on Black nightshade in Kenya (at the 1st PACN Congress on Agricultural Productivity and Paper submitted for publishing by ISRN on 29th April 2012, accepted on 31st July and published on October, 2012 in Agronomy).
  • Incidence, Prevalence & Management of Root-knot Nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) on Selected Indigenous Leafy Vegetables in Kisii and Trans-Mara Counties, Kenya (The 25th Postgraduate Seminar at K. University)

Exhibitions

  • 2015 Kenyatta University @30 “Embracing Culture in a Digital Age” Exhibition, 5th – 18th October, 2015 at Kenyatta University, Nairobi – Kenya.
  • 2010 Pan African Agribusiness and Agro-industry Consortium (PanAAC) and Universities, Business and Research in Agribusiness and Innovation (UNIBRAIN) Fair, 26th – 27th November 2010, Hilton Hotel, Nairobi – Kenya.

Research

  • 2023 – date  Characterization and Management of Tamarillo Dieback Disease in selected counties of Kenya.
  • 2023 – date Characterization and management of Selected Fungal Pathogens Causing Cassava Root Rot Disease in selected counties of Kenya.
  • 2023 – date Diversity, Cultivar Resistance and Biological Management of Root-knot nematodes on Taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott.), in Kirinyaga and Murang’a Counties, Kenya.
  • 2023 – date Occurence, Detection and Characterization of Potato Spindle Tuber Viroid in Solanum tuberosum L. in Selected Counties of Kenya.
  • 2022 – date Incidence and Chemical Management of Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe polygoni L.) on Greengrams in Kilifi County, Kenya.
  • 2022 – date Potential of Trichoderma Spp and Pseudomonas fluorescens for the management of Aspergillus flavus on peanuts in Nyamira County Kenya.
  • 2022 – date Assessment of Blast Resistance in Rice Cultivars With Varying Zinc and Anthocyanin Content.
  • 2022 - date Application of Gis & Remote Sensing Techniques in Modelling Conservation Biocontrol in Agricultural Landscapes in Kenya.
  • 2021 – date Effectiveness of Endophytes and Entomopathogenic Fungi on Greenhouse Whitefly Vector of Tomato Infectious Chlorosis and Tomato Chlorosis Viruses on Tomato in Kiambu and Kirinyaga Counties, Kenya.
  • 2019 – 2023 Characterization and Biocontrol of Pathogenic Microorganisms Associated With Commonly Grown Banana Cultivars in Embu, Kisii and Nyamira Counties of Kenya.
  • 2018 – date  Interaction Between Potato Cyst Nematodes (Globodera Spp.)  and Bacterial Wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) in Potato in Nyandarua County, Kenya.
  • 2018-date Virulence, Diversity and Management of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense infecting Bananas in Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya.
  • 2018 – 2020 Phenotypic Characterization of Common Bean Genotypes for Resistance to Xanthomonas campestris pv. phaseoli Constraining Bean Production in Western Kenya.
  • 2017-2021 Occurrence, Abundance and Distribution of Plant Parasit­ic Nematodes Associated with Bananas (Musa Spp.) at Differ­ent Altitudes in Kenya.
  • 2017-2020 Management of Plant Parasitic Nematodes on Tree Tomato (So­lanum Betaceum Cav.) in Kiambu and Embu Coun­ties, Kenya.
  • 2016-2017 Efficacy of Two New Fungicides Against Colletotrichum kahawae Infecting Coffee in Kenya.
  • 2016-2021 Characterization and biocontrol of pathogenic microorganisms associated with commonly grown banana cultivars in Embu, Kisii and Nyamira counties of Kenya.
  • 2016-2020 Assessment and detection of maize chlorotic mottle virus stability in maize seeds in Kenya.
  • 2016-2020 Management of common bean genotypes for resistance against Xanthomonas campestris pv. phaseoli in Kakamega County, Kenya.
  • 2013-2016 Management of Root-Knot Nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) on African Nightshades in Selected Parts of Kenya.
  • 2009-2012 Incidence, prevalence and management of root knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) on selected indigenous leafy vegetables in Kisii and Trans-Mara counties, Kenya.

Funded Projects

  • Erasmus+ Programme 2020 for Capacity Building in Higher Education ‘Nematology Education in Sub-Saharan Africa-NEMEDUSSA’. Our Erasmus+ grant agreement number 618814-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP.
  • Exploiting arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi-rhizobia-legume tripartite symbiosis to increase crop production and resilience in semi-arid tropics of Kenya. Vice Chancellor research grant 2017
  • Characterization and Non-Chemical Management of Root-Knot Nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) on African Nightshades in Selected Parts of Kenya. HORTINLEA -a funding initiative for global food security (GlobE) of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development