Thursday, 19 October 2017

Dr. Felix Rotich Profile

 

Name: Felix Rotich
Title/Qualification: PhD
Position: Lecturer
Department: Agricultural Resource Management
School:  Agriculture
Area of Specialization:  Plant Pathology
Contact Address: P.O. Box 6 – 60100, Embu
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Short Biography

Hold a PhD from University of Arkansas – USA, a master of science (Horticulture) and BSc (Horticulture) from Moi University, Eldoret. For my PhD I investigated the diversity of Magnaporthe oryzae in the U.S. and Africa. I also worked on the identification of resistance genes for disease management of rice blast disease. My master thesis was on the characterization of Ralstonia solanacearum the pathogen that causes bacterial wilt of potato.

Research Interests

Plant pathogen characterization, plant disease management and breeding for resistance to plant diseases

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