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Faculty of Agriculture

Department of Horticulture Staff - Dr. M.T. Masarirambi

Department of Horticulture Staff

Prof. M.T. Masarirambi - Professor

B.Sc. in Agriculture (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe), M.Sc. in Horticulture (Michigan State University, USA), Ph.D. in Horticulture (University of Florida, USA)

Research Interests

Vegetable Production and Post-harvest Physiology

Recent Publications

  • Ginidza, T.K., M.T. Masarirambi, P.K. Wahome and T.O. Oseni (2015). Effects of different concentrations of NPK fertilisers on growth and development of wild okra (Corchorus olitorius). Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America  6 (3):74-80
  •  Kwambe, X.M. M.T. Masarirambi, P.K. Wahome and T.O. Oseni (2015). The effects of organic and inorganic mulches on growth and yield of green bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in a semi-arid environment. Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America  6 (3):81-89
  • Mhazo, N., B. Hanyani –Mlambo, R.M. Nazare, K. Mupanda and M.T. Masarirambi (2015). Small and medium scale production and marketing of processed fruits and vegetables in Zimbabwe. UNISWA Journal of Agriculture, 18:46-57.
  • Kunene, N., Mhazo, N., W.O.Mukabwe. and M.T. Masarirambi (2015). Fabrication and testing of a box type solar cooker. UNISWA Journal of Agriculture, 18:58-68.
  • Dlamini, M.L., P.K. Wahome, T.O. Oseni and Masarirambi, M.T. (2015). Effects of different irrigation regimes on the growth and development of calathea (Calathea makoyane L). UNISWA Journal of Agriculture, 18:10-22.
  • Mabundza, R., P.K. Wahome and M.T. Masarirambi (2010). Effects of different pre-germination treatment methods on the germination of passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) seeds. Journal of Agriculture & Social Sciences, 6:57-60
  • Wahome, P.K., N.M Motsa, M.T.Masarirambi and V.D. Shongwe (2010). Effects of hydroponics systems and growing media on productivity of tomato (Lycopersicon escullentum. Mill). Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Sciences  6 (2):4-12.
  • Mhazo, N., N. Dlamini, A.M. Dlamini and M.T. Masarirambi (2010). Evaluation of the potential of using solar energy to pasteurize drinking water: Using Escherichia coli (E coli) as an indicator. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 2(3): 160-164
  • Wahome P.K., M.T. Masarirambi and V.D. Shongwe (2010). Evaluating different hydroponics systems for growth, flowering and quality of Gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus L.). International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 12: 649-654
  • Oseni, T.O., N.S. Shongwe and M.T. Masarirambi (2010). Effect of abascular mycorrhiza (AM) inoculation on the performance of tomato nursery seedlings in vermiculite. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 12: 789-792
  • Masarirambi, M.T., A.M. Manyatsi, and N.Mhazo (2010). Distribution and utilization of wetlands in Swaziland. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 2(3): 147-153
  • Manyatsi, A.M., N.Mhazo, and M.T.Masarirambi (2010). Climate variability and change as perceived by rural communities in Swaziland. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 2(3): 165-170 
  • Shongwe, V.D., B.N. Magongo, M.T. Masarirambi and A.M. Manyatsi (2010). Effects of irrigation on yield and quality of paprika (Capsicum anuum L). Physics and Chemistry of the Earth , 35: 717-722
  • Manyatsi, A.M., N.Mhazo, S. Msibi, and M.T.Masarirambi (2010). Utilisation of wetland plant resources for livelihood in Swaziland: The case of Lobamba Lomdzala area. Current Research Journal of Social Sciences 2 (4): 262-268
  • Masarirambi, M.T., V.D. Shongwe and V.Chingwara (2010). The effect of GA3 and ethephone on syncronization of coffee (Coffea arabica) flowering and berry ripening. Acta Hort (ISHS) 884: 573-580
  • Masarirambi M.T.,V. Mavuso, V.D. Shongwe T.P. Nkambule and N. Mhazo  (2010). Indigenous post-harvest handling and processing of traditional vegetables in Swaziland: A review. African Journal of Agricultural Research 5(24):3333-3341
  • Masarirambi, M.T., M.M. Hlawe, O.T. Oseni and T.E. Sibiya (2010). Effects of organic fertilizers on growth, yield, quality and sensory evaluation of red lettuce (Luctuca sativa L.) ‘Veneza Roxa’. Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America 1 (6):1319-1324
  • Zwane, P. E.,  M. T. Masarirambi,  T. Seyoum and B.S. Nkosi (2011). Natural fibre plant resources of economic value found in wetlands of Swaziland: A review.  African Journal of Agricultural Research 6 (4):774-779
  • Zwane,P.E., S.E. Chapple and  M.T. Masarirambi (2011). Exploration of nano-finished non-wovens for potential use in protective clothing for agricultural workers in South Africa. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Science 3(3): 297-306
  • Mhazo, M.L., N.Mhazo, M.T. Masarirambi (2011). The effectiveness of home made organic pesticides derived from wild plants (Solanum pindiriforme and Lippia javanica), garlic (Aliium sativum) and tobacco (Nicotiana tabaccum) on aphid (Brevicoryne brassica) mortality on rape (Brassica oleracea var acephala) plants. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 3(5): 457-462
  • Manyatsi, A.M., N. Mhazo, M. Mkhatshwa and M.T. Masarirambi (2011). The effect of different in-situ water conservation tillage methods on growth and development of taro (Colocasia esculenta L.). Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 3 (1): 11-18
  • Masarirambi, M.T., O.T. Oseni, V.D. Shongwe and N. Mhazo (2011). Physiological Disorders of Brassicas/Cole Crops found in Swaziland: A Review. African Journal of Plant Science 5(1): 8-14
  • Masarirambi, M.T., M.B. Mamba and D.M. Earnshaw (2011). Effects of various substrates on growth and yield of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus). Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 3 (4): 375-380
  • Zwane, P.E., M.T. Masarirambi, N.T. Magagula, A.M.Dlamini and E.Bhebhe (2011). Exploitation of Agave Americana L plant for food security. American Journal of Food and Nutrition 1 (2):82-88
  • Masarirambi M.T., K. Maphiza and T. Masarirambi (2011). Effect of leaf number, location and casing material on the take off of grafted roses (Rosa hybrida cv baccara). Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Sciences 7 (2):12-19
  • Wahome, P.K., T.O. Oseni, M.T. Masarirambi, and V.D. Shongwe (2011). Effects of different hydroponics systems and growing media on the vegetative growth, yield and cut flower quality of Gypsophilla (Gypsophila paniculata L.). World Journal of Agricultural Sciences 7 (6): 692-698
  • Oseni, T.O., S. Dlamini, D.M. Earnshaw, and M.T. Masarirambi (2012). Effect of substrate pre-treatment methods on oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus) mushroom production. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 14: 251-255
  • Mhazo, N., A.M. Manyatsi, M.T. Masarirambi and M.L. Mhazo (2012). Conservation agriculture in an integrated crop and livestock farming system: Challenges and opportunities in Swaziland. Swaziland Journal of Sustainable Development, 1 (1): 69-90
  • M.T. Masarirambi, B.M. Mbokazi, P.K. Wahome and T.O. Oseni (2012). Effects of kraal, chicken, manure and inorganic fertilizer on growth and yield of lettuce (Lactuca sativa var Commander) in a semi-arid environment. Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences.4 (1):58-64
  • Masarirambi, M.T., N. Sibandze, P.K. Wahome and T.O. Oseni (2012). Effects of kraal  manure application rates on growth and yield of wild okra (Corchorus olitorius L. )  in a sub-tropical environment.. Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 4 (1):89-95
  • Masarirambi, M. T., P. Dlamini, P.K. Wahome and T.O. Oseni (2012). Effects of chicken manure on growth, yield and quality of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) ‘Taina’ under a lath house in a semi-arid sub-tropical environment. American Eurasian Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences 12 (3): 399-406
  • Masarirambi, M.T., F. Mandisodza, A.B. Mashigaidze and E. Bhebhe (2012). Influence of plant population and seed tuber size on growth and yield components of potato (Solanum tuberosum). International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 14:545-549
  • Carmichael, P.C., V.D. Shongwe, M.T. Masarirambi and A.M. Manyatsi  (2012). Effect of mulch and irrigation on growth and yield of raddish (Raphanus sativus L.) in a semi-arid sub-tropical environment. Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 4(3): 183-187
  • Masarirambi, M.T., Z. Dlamini, A.M. Manyatsi, P.K. Wahome, T.O. Oseni and V.D. Shongwe (2012). Soil water requirements of amaranth (Amaranthus hybridus) grown in a greenhouse in a semi-arid, sub-tropical environment. American Eurasian Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences 12 (7): 932-936
  • Masarirambi, M.T. and K.A. Nxumalo (2012). Post-harvest physiological indicators on the phenotypic variation of marula fruits (Sclerocarya birrea subspp. Cafra) in Swaziland. International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences. 1 (8):1025-1039
  • Dlamini, B.E., D.M. Earnshaw and M.T. Masarirambi (2012). Growth and yield response of Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) grown on locally available substrates. Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences 4 (5): 623-629
  • Earnshaw, D.M., B.E. Dlamini and M.T. Masarirambi (2012). Growth and yield of Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) grown on different substrates amended with varying levels of wheat bran.  Intrenational  Journal of Life Sciences 1(4): 111-117
  • Oseni, T.O., S.S. Dube, P.K. Wahome, M.T. Masarirambi and D.M. Earnshaw. (2012). The effect of wheat bran supplement on growth and yield of Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) on fermented pine sawdust substrate. Experimental Agriculture & Horticulture 1 (2): 30-40
  • Masarirambi, M.T. R.C. Ndadzungira, A.B. Mashingaidze and T. Masarirambi (2013). Agronomic performance of Oriental pepper (Capsicum annuum L) cultivars in a sub-tropical environment. Caspian Journal of Applied Sciences Research. 2 (8): 58-64
  • Thwala, M, P.K. Wahome, T.O. Oseni and M.T. Masarirambi (2013). Effects of floral preservations on the vase life of orchid (Epidendrum radicans L.) cut flowers. Journal of Horticultural Sciences & Ornamental Plants 5 (1): 22-29
  • Masarirambi M.T., M,E. Mndzebele, P.K.  Wahome, and T.O. Oseni (2013). Effects of white plastic and sawdust mulch on ‘Savoy’ baby cabbage (Brassica oleracea  var. bullata ) growth, yield and soil moisture conservation in summer  in Swaziland. American Eurasian Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences 13 (2): 261-268
  • Mhazo, M.L., F.C. Ngwerume and M.T. Masarirambi (2014). Garlic (Allium sativum) propagation alternatives using bulblets and cloves of different sizes in a semi-arid sub-tropical environment. Annual Research & Review in Biology 4 (1): 238-245
  • Msibi, B.M., W.O. Mukabwe, A.M. Manyatsi, N.Mhazo and M.T. Masarirambi (2014). Effects of liquid manure on growth and yield of spinach (Beta vulgaris var cicla) in a sub-tropical environment in Swaziland. Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences  6(2): 40-47
  • Mkhonta, T.T., P.E. Zwane, M.T. Masarirambi and J.M. Thwala (2014). Post-harvest handling, processing and marketing of sisal fibres and crafts in the Shiselweni district of Swaziland. Current Research Journal of Social Sciences.  6 (2): 39-47
  • Vilane, V.S.,  P.E. Zwane, M.T. Masarirambi and J.M. Thwala (2014). Post-harvest handling, storage and processing  of sisal fibres  in the Hhohho  district of Swaziland . Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences. 6 (3): 127-133

 

Contacts

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Tel.: + 268 25170500 Ext 70542
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Email: mike@uniswa.sz