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:Mary Goretti Kariaga Ms. ::Lecturer in Plant Pathology, Mycology, Bacteriology, Virology, Nematology, Sugarcane agronoyy

Maseno University/Mount Pleasant Mushroom consultants

Maseno University Botany Department Private Bag Maseno Kenya Phone 254 035 51011/51008/51622 Fax 254 035 51221/51152 Cell 254733536611 254723852785

=Education= [ Degree/Major ]

  1. 1999-2002. University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe.
  2. D. Phil Plant Mycology. (To be awarded)
  3. 1986 – 1988 Nairobi University Nairobi.
  • M Sc. Agronomy (Plant Pathology)
  • 1975-1978 Nairobi University Nairobi
  • B Sc. Education (Science).

Professional experience [ Job Title ] 1978-1987 Agricultural Research Officer Ministry of Agriculture 1987-1992  Senior Research Officer Kenya Agricultural Research Institute. 1992-1995  Senior Plant Pathologist, Western Kenya Rain-fed Rice Project. 1995 to date

 Lecturer Maseno University, Kenya




Research interest and activities

==Consultant and Trainer on Edible mushrooms. Lake Victoria wetlands integrated research==.

Catholic Church choir


Kariaga M. G. (2006). Important factors in composting for production of high yields in button mushrooms Agaricus bisporus (lge) and Agaricus bitorquis (Quel) Saccardo. Proceedings of the first African Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms in Kampala Uganda 25th_ 29th October 2006

Kismare C. and Kariaga M. G. (2004). Isolation, Identification and characterization of a Tibetian Medicinal fungus Geotrichum candidum from yoghut. In Press Discovery and Innovation

Kariaga, M. G. and Mswaka A. Y. (2003). Bacteria and bacteria supplements booste the yield of white button mushroom Agaricus bisporus (lge) Sing. Poster presentation Cape Biotech 2003 Conference. Capetown South Africa Kariaga, M. G. and Zowa Takawira (2003). The use of agricultural wastes for the production of Oyster mushrooms. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings, Vol. 6

 Kariaga, M. G. (2002).  Acetate as a possible factor in triggering fruiting of   button mushroom Agaricus bisporus.

A paper presented at the 12th biennial congress of the South African society for microbiology. 2-5th April 2002.

Kariaga, M. G. and Mswaka A. Y. (2000). The effect of incorporating hydrocarbons into casing material on yield of mushroom, Agaricus bisporus (Lge) Sing. Presented at the Research day of Biochemical and Molecular biology Society of Zimbabwe at the University of Zimbabwe 27 th October 2000 Kariaga, M. G. (1997) Screening Rice Varieties for Resistance to Rice Blast in Western Kenya. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings, Vol. 3 pp. 809. Kariaga M. G. (1993). Nematodes Associated with Rainfed Rice in Western Kenya. Proceedings I st Crop Science Conference for Eastern and Southern Africa in Kampala . Kariaga M. G. (1992). Assessment of Yield Loss due to Nematodes Using a Nematicide in Two Sugarcane Varieties. Proceedings of third KARI Conference ,7-9th November 1992. Kariaga M. G. (1990). The effect of nematodes on tillering of sugarcane. Kenya Sugar Journal Vol IX NO. 1 pp 49-52 Osoro M. O. and M. G. Kariaga (1981). The Percentage loss on sugarcane yield when seed infected with sugarcane mosaic virus is used. Kenya Sugar Journal 1981 Osoro M. O. Ongoma G. I. B. and M. G. O. Kariaga (1980). Important diseases affecting sugarcane in Kenya. Kenya Sugar Journal Vol 1 No. 1 pp 23-26

Practicals Manual , Nyakada C. J.J. Baloyi and F. Mvere (Eds). Compilers Jannet Hussein, Mary G. Kariaga, Julia Sibiya Stanley Masimbe , Mpofu L. D. T. and Professor I. S. Sibanda. A module used by Open University of Zimbabwe. Bsc. Agriculture management programme List of Plant diseases in Zimbabwe. (Eds) Masuka A., Cole & Mguni 2001 . Published by Plant Protection Research Institute. Ministry of Agriculture Zimbabwe. ISBN 0-908307-73-x

Mushroom growing guide. “Growing Edible mushrooms” by M.G. Kariaga Desertations MSc. Plant parasitic nematodes associated with sugarcane in the Nyanza sugarbelt D. Phil. Effect of variation of substrates casing materials, microflora and metabolic products on the yield of two mushroom varieties Agaricus bitorquis (Quel) saccardo and Agaricus bisporus (lge) sing.

Professional memberships KEPAWAE Kenya professional women in agriculture and environment Association. Founder member No. 22. Was one of the two delegate members to the planning meeting in Harare in 1992 . Current Chair lady Nyanza Province AAWARD Association of African women in research.

Community activities KAWAAN+TAT YIEN Women Group: Role model training/activities in Schools (School Visits). Intermediate technology training of W Groups & Aids orphans, Income generation for poverty alleviation & Aids awareness. ST RITA Community development organization dealing with AIDs orphans: Home based care. 2005 Children,s rights award winners Subjects Taught at the University General Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Industrial microbiology, Advanced microbiology, Plant Pathology, Nematology, Mycology, Bacteriology, Virology, Biostatistics. Student Projects Supervised Determination of the extent of spread of brown spot disease pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae of sugar beans (phaseolus vulgaris) in zimbabwe. University of Zimbabwe Honours student Pamela Chikumira

Compare ring yields of two mushroom varieties: Agaricus brunnescens (Peck) Sing and Agaricus bitorquis (Quel) Saccardo using the conventional Horse manure compost and synthetic maize compost. Open University Honours Student Floidy Wafawanaka Management of (Fusarium Yellows Fusarium oxysporium schl. F.sp. Phaseoli) on common beans Phaseolus vulgaris using selected plant extracts. Obongoya Bonventure Okochi. M Sc. Student Maseno University

Assessment of the yield of oyster mushroom pleurotus

pulmonarious when grown on fermented and non-fermented substrates. Honours project by Beatrice Njue Maseno University

Research interest and activities

==Consultant and Trainer on Edible mushrooms. Lake Victoria wetlands integrated research==.

=Catholic Church choir. Awards

2004. RockerfelIor /Format National Award-Innovator in

          organic farming

2003. Rockerfellor sponsorship to the 6th Crop Science


2002. The African Society of Virologists 12th biennial

           congress of South African Society for

2001. UNESCO. International Microbiology

          Conference in Kenya


            Awareness Project Training at ICIPE

1992-1993 African Development Bank. Rainfed Rice

              Project Research.

1992 . UNIFEM. Crop Science conference in Kampala 1993. UNIFEM Consultative meeting as a kenyan

              representative to the organization of different
              countries’ Women in agriculture and environment
              Associations, held in Zimbabwe.

1991. ODA ( British) Crop Protection Survey in Kenya 1992. BRITISH COUNCIL, Crop Protection (for resource poor farmers) workshop in Sussex University 1986. EU & KARI MSc. Nairobi University 1984. UNDP International conference on the irrigation

                of Sugarcane and related crops in Mauritius.

1982. UNDP & Kenya Government Sugarcane

                     agronomy  course in Mauritius

Madam Kariaga, how do i get to be supplied with mashrooms in large quantities, please would send a quatation to the following email address 14:52, 6 June 2007 (CEST)

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