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Faculty of Agriculture

Department of Horticulture Staff - Prof. P.K. Wahome

Department of Horticulture Staff

Prof. P.K. Wahome - Head of Department

B.Sc. in Agriculture (University of Nairobi, Kenya), M.Sc. in Horticulture (University of Nairobi, Kenya), Dr. rer. hort. (Humboldt-  University, Berlin, Germany)

Research Interests

Floriculture, Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design.

Recent Publications

  • Masarirambi, M.T. Nkomo, M., Oseni, T.O. and Wahome, P.K.  (2013). Effects of cattle manure application on growth and marketable yield of traditional okra (Corchorus olitorius) in Swaziland. Acta Horticulturae. 1007: 339-345.
  • Masarirambi, M.T. Mndzebele, M.E.,  Wahome, P.K.  and Oseni, T.O. (2013). Effects of white plastic and sawdust mulch on ‘Savoy’ baby cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. bullata L.) growth, yield and soil moisture conservation in summer in Swaziland. American-Eurasian  Journal of Agricultural and Environmental  Sciences. 13(2): 261-268.
  • Thwala, M., Wahome, P.K., Oseni, T.O. and Masarirambi, M.T. (2013). Effects of floral preservatives on the vase life of orchid (Epidendrum radicans L.) cut flowers. Journal of Horticulture & Ornamental Plants. 5(1): 22-29.
  • Oseni, T.O., Dube, S., Wahome, P.K. and Masarirambi, M.T. (2012). Effects 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., Dlamini, Z., Manyatsi, A.M., Wahome, P.K., Oseni, T.O. 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 Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 12: 932-936.
  • Masarirambi, M.T., Dlamini, P., Wahome, P.K.  and Oseni, T.O. (2012). Effects of chicken manure on growth, yield and quality of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) ‘Taina’ under a lath house in a sub-tropical Environment. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 12: 399-406.
  • Masarirambi, M.T., Mbokazi, B.M., Wahome, P.K. and Oseni, T.O. (2012). Effects of kraal manure, chicken manure and inorganic fertilizer on  growth and yield of lettuce (Lactuva sativa L. var Commander) in a semi-arid environment. Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 4: 58-64.
  • Masarirambi, M.T., Sibandze, N., Wahome, P.K. and Oseni, T.O. (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: 88-94.
  • Ngubeni, P. and Wahome P.K. (2011). Effects of different irrigation regimes on growth, yield and quality of carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus L.). UNISWA Research Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology. 14(1): 1-18.
  • Wahome P.K., Oseni T.O., Masarirambi M.T. and Shongwe V.D. (2011).  Effects of Different Hydroponics Systems and Growing Media on The Vegetative Growth, Yield and Cut Flower Quality of Gypsophila (Gypsophila paniculata L.). World Journal of Agricultural Sciences.7: 692-698.
  • Wahome, P.K., Masarirambi, M.T. and Shongwe, V.D. (2010). Evaluating different hydroponics systems for growth, flowering and quality of gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus L.). International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 12: 649-654.
  • Tsabendze, M.W. and Wahome, P.K. (2010). Influence of different irrigation regimes on the production of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 8: 233-238.
  • Mabundza, R.M., Wahome, P.K. and Masarirambi, M.T. (2010). Effects of different pre-germination treatment methods on the germination of passion fruit (Passiflora endulis) seeds. Journal of Agriculture and Social Sciences. 6(3): 57-60.
  • Mamba B.K. and Wahome, P.K. (2010) Propagation of geranium (Perlagonium hortorum) using different rooting medium components. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 7: 497-500.
  • Hlatshwayo, M.S. and Wahome, P.K. (2010) Effects of shading on growth, flowering and cut flower quality in carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus). Journal of Agriculture and Social Sciences. 6(2): 34-38.
  • Nxumalo S.S. and Wahome, P.K. (2010) Effects of application of short-days at different periods of the day on growth and flowering in chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflorum Kitam.). Journal of Agriculture and Social Sciences. 6(2): 39-42.
  • Wahome, P.K., Motsa, N., Masarirambi, M.T. and Shongwe, V.D. (2010). Effects of hydroponics systems and growing media on productivity of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. 6: 4-12.

Contacts

P.O. Luyengo M205, Swaziland.
Tel.: + 268 25170500 Ext 70542
Fax:  +268 25170501
Email: wahome@uniswa.sz