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MR. PHILLIP NYAMUGAFATA

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MR. PHILLIP NYAMUGAFATA
MSc Soil Science (Soil Physics), University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK; BSc Honours Agriculture (Soil Science), University of Zimbabwe
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Specialisation: Soil Physics, Soil and water management; My research has been on soil productivity management under different land use systems using soil quality indicators to assess soil health

Publications:

  1. Bruand, A.; L.Q. D’Acqui; P. Nyamugafata; R. Darthout and G.G. Ristori (1993). Analysis of porosity in a tilled ‘crusting soil’ in Zimbabwe. Geoderma, 59:235 – 248.
  2. McKyes, E.; P. Nyamugafata and K.W. Nyamapfene (1994). Characterisation of cohesion, friction and sensitivity of two hardsetting soils from Zimbabwe. Soil and Tillage Research, 29:357 – 366.
  3. Muchaonyerwa, P., C. Chenu, O.L. Pantani, L. Calamai, P. Nyamugafata and S. Mpepereki (2002). Adsorption of the insecticidal toxin from Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies tenebrionis to clay fractions of tropical soils. Developments in Soil Science, 28B: 59 – 68.
  4. Murungu, F.S., P. Nyamugafata, C. Chiduza, L.J.Clark and W.R. Whalley (2003). Effects of seed priming, aggregate size and soil water potential on emergence of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) and maize (Zea mays L.). Soil and Tillage Research, 74:161-168
  5. Chikowo, R., P. Mapfumo, P. Nyamugafata and K.E. Giller (2003). Mineral N dynamics, leaching and nitrous oxide losses under maize following two year improved fallows on a sandy loam soil in Zimbabwe. Plant and Soil: 1 – 16.
  6. Murungu, F.S., C. Chiduza, P. Nyamugafata, L.J.Clark and W.R. Whalley (2004). Effect of on-farm seed priming on emergence, growth and yield of cotton and maize in a semi-arid area of Zimbabwe. Experiemental Agriculture, 40:23-35.
  7. Nyamadzawp, G., P. Nyamugafata, R. Chikowo and K.E. Giller (2003). Partitioning of simulated rainfall in a kaolinitic soil under improved fallow-maize rotation in Zimbabwe. Agroforestry Systems 59:207-214.
  8. Zingore, S., P. Mafongoya, P. Nyamugafata and K.E. Giller (2003). Nitrogen mineralization and maize yields following application of tree prunings to a sandy soil in Zimbabwe. Agroforestry Systems 199-211.
  9. Chikowo, R., P. Mapfumo, P. Nyamugafata, G. Nyamadzawo and K.E. Giller (2003). Nitrate N dynamics following improved fallows and maize root development in a Zimbabwean sandy clay loam. Agroforestry Systems 59:187 – 195.
  10. Chikowo, R., P. Mapfumo, P. Nyamugafata, and K.E. Giller (2004). Maize productivity and mineral N dynamics following different soil fertility management practices on a depleted sandy soil in Zimbabwe. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 102: 119 – 131.
  11. Chikowo, R., P. Mapfumo, P. Nyamugafata, and K.E. Giller (2004). Woody legume fallow productivity, biological N2-fixation and residual benefits to two successive maize crops in Zimbabwe. Plant and Soil 262: 303 – 315.
  12. Muchaonyerwa, P., S. Waladde, P. Nyamugafata, S. Mpepereki and G.G. Ristori (2004). Persistence and impact on microorganisms of Bacillus thuringiensis proteins in some Zimbabwean soils. Plant and Soil 266: 41 – 46.
  13. Murungu, F.S., C. Chiduza, P. Nyamugafata, L.J. Clark, W.R. Whalley and W.E. Finch-Savage (2004). Effects of ‘on-farm seed priming’ and sowing occasion on emergence and growth of maize in semi-arid Zimbabwe. Field Crops Research 89:49 – 57.
  14. Muchaonyerwa, P., T. Chevalier, O.L. Pantani, P. Nyamugafata, S. Mpepereki and C. Chenu (2005). Adsorption of the pesticidal toxin from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. tenebrionis on tropical soils and their particle-size fractions. Geoderma 133: 244 – 257.
  15. Zingore, S., C. Manyame, P. Nyamugafata, K.E. Giller (2005). Long-term changes in organic matter of woodland soils cleared for arable cropping in Zimbabwe. European Journal of Soil Science 56: 727 - 736.
  16. Murungu, F. S., P. Nyamugafata, C. Chiduza, L.J. Clark and W.R. Whalley (2005). Effects of seed priming and water potential on germination of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) and maize (Zea mays L.) in laboratory assays. South African Journal of Plant and Soil 22:64 - 70
  17. Nyamangara, J., S. Munotengwa, P. Nyamugafata and G. Nyamadzawo (2007). The effect of hydroxide solutions on structural stability and saturated hydraulic conductivity of four tropical soils. South African Journal of Plant and Soil 24: 1 – 7.
  18. Nyamadzawo, G., R. Chikowo, P. Nyamugafata and K.E. Giller (2007). Improved legume tree fallows and tillage effects on structural stability and infiltration rates of a kaolinitic sandy soil from central Zimbabwe. Soil and Tillage Research 96: 182 – 194.
  19. Nyamadzawo, G., F. Mapanda, P. Nyamugafata, M. Wuta and J. Nyamangara (2007). Short-term impact of sulphate mine dump rehabilitation on the quality of surrounding groundwater and river water in Mazowe District, Zimbabwe. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 35: 1376 – 1383.
  20. Nyamadzawo, G., R. Chikowo, P. Nyamugafata, J. Nyamangara and K.E. Giller (2008). Soil organic carbon dynamics of improved fallow-maize rotation systems under conventional and no-tillage in Central Zimbabwe. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 81: 85 – 93.
  21. Nyamadzawo, G., P. Nyamugafata, R. Chikowo, and K.E. Giller (2008). Residual effects of fallows on selected soil hydraulic properties in a kaolinitic soil subjected to conventional tillage (CT) and no tillage (NT). Agroforestry Systems 72: 161 – 168
  22. Nyamadzawo, G., J. Nyamangara, P. Nyamugafata, and A. Muzulu (2009). Soil microbial biomass and mineralization of aggregate protected carbon in fallow-maize systems under conventional and no-tillage in Central Zimbabwe. Soil and Tillage Research 102: 151 – 157.
  23. Nyamadzawo, G., P. Nyamugafata, M. Wuta and J. Nyamangara (2012). Maize yields under coppicing and non-coppicing fallows in a fallow-maize rotation system in central Zimbabwe. Agroforestry Systems 84: 273 – 286.
  24. Dunjana, N., P. Nyamugafata, A. Shumba, J. Nyamangara and S. Zingore (2012). Effects of cattle manure on selected soil physical properties of smallholder farms on two soils in Murewa, Zimbabwe. Soil Use & Management doi:10.1111/j.1475-2743.2012.00394.x
  25. Nyamadzawo, G., P. Nyamugafata, M. Wuta, J. Nyamanagara and R. Chikowo (2012). Infiltration and runoff losses under fallowing and conservation agriculture practices on contrasting soils, Zimbabwe. Water South Africa 38: 233 –240.
  26. Nyamadzawo, G., J. Gotosa, J. Muvengwi, M. Wuta, J. Nyamangara, P. Nyamugafata, and J.L. Smith (2012). The effect of catena position on greenhouse gas emissions from dambo located termite (Odontotermes transvaalensis) mounds from central Zimbabwe. (2012). African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. ISSN 1996-0786
  27. Nyamadzawo, G., N. Chirinda, F. Mapanda, J. Nyamangara, M. Wuta, P. Nyamugafata and J.E. Olesen (2012). Land-use and land use change effects on nitous oxide emissions in the seasonally dry ecosystems of Zimbabwe: A review. African Crop Science Journal 20: 551 – 562
  28. Mapanda, F., S. Munotengwa, M. Wuta, P. Nyamugafata and J. Nyamangara (2013). Short term responses of selected soil properties to clearing and cropping of miombo woodlands in central Zimbabwe. Soil and Tillage Research 26: 76 - 82

Book chapters:

  1. D’Acqui, L.P.; G.G. Ristori; P. Nyamugafata; M.T. Pardo; A. Dodero and E. Sparvoli (1995). Studies on crusting in a kaolinitic soil from Zimbabwe and the effect of different conditioners. In: So, H.B.; G.D. Smith, S.R. Raine; B.M. Shafer and R.J. Loch (eds). Sealing, crusting and hardsetting soils: Productivity and conservation. Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 355 – 362.
  2. Le Bissonnais, Y; A. Bruand; P. Nyamugafata and L.P. D’Acqui (1995). Variability of aggregate stability and surface crusting in Zimbabwe. In: So, H.B.; G.D. Smith, S.R. Raine; B.M. Shafer and R.J. Loch (eds). Sealing, crusting and hardsetting soils: Productivity and conservation. Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 473 – 478.
  3. Muchaonyerwa P., Chenu C., Pantani O.L., Calamai L., Nyamugafata P. and Mpepereki S., 2002. Adsorption of the insecticidal toxin from Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies tenebrionis to clay fractions of tropical soils. In Developments in Soil Science, Vol 28B (A.Violante, P.M. Huang, L.-M.Bollag and L. Gianfreda eds.) pp. 59 - 68. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
  4. Nyamadzawo, G., P. Nyamugafata, R. Chikowo, T. Chirwa and P. L. Mafongoya (2006). Soil and carbon losses under rainfall simulation from two contrasting soils under maize-improved fallows rotation in Eastern Zambia. Advances in Soil Science Special Issue: 197 – 206.
  5. Zingore, S, R. Chikowo, G. Nyamadzawo, P. Nyamugafata and P.L. Mafongoya (2007). Developments in the research on the potential of agroforestry for sustaining soil fertility in Zimbabwe. In: Ecological Basis of Agroforestry. Eds. Batish, D.R., Kohli, R.K., Jose, S. and Singh, H.P. CRC Press, ISBN 10:1420043277
  6. Nyamadzawo, G., F. Mapanda, M. Wuta, J. Nyamangara, P. Nyamugafata and Z. Jiri (2011). Water quality monitoring of Yellow Jacket river, Mazowe, Zimbabwe: A review. In: Pollution Monitoring eds. Orbitz, A.C. and N. Griffin pp. 245 – 254.

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