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Joyful Tatenda Rugare


Joyful Tatenda Rugare
BSc Agriculture Hons (Crop Science), MSc (Zimbabwe) 
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Mr. Joyful Tatenda Rugare is a Weed Scientist with over nine years University Teaching experience. Mr Rugare has published nine peer reviewed journal articles. His research interest is mainly on the utilization of allelopathic plants to control weeds in arable fields as well as management of parasitic angiosperms. Mr Rugare has supervised 32 BSc Honours students and two Masters Students. In addition he has taught at the Midlands State University, Africa University and Stellenbosch University. Mr Rugare was employed as an Agronomist at ARDA Chisumbanje Estate before he became a University Lecturer and researcher. He has served as a member of the University of Zimbabwe Farm’s Board of Management, the Reformed Church Board of Business Units, and the Daisyfield Board of Trustees. Mr Rugare has also been involved extensively in promoting the adoption of the herbicide technology and Conservation Agriculture in the smallholder sector through facilitating farmer training workshops. He is a member of the South African Weed Science Society (SWSS); and is currently in his second year of study for a PhD in Agronomy at Stellenbosch University which is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York through RUFORUM’s Graduate Teaching Assistanship Programme (GTAP). His topic of research is on the utilization of allelopathic green manure cover crops in controlling two important arable weeds (Eleusine indica and Richardia scabra) of Zimbabwe.

1.Muoni, T., Rusinamhodzi, L., Rugare, J. T., Mabasa, S., Mangosho, E., Mupangwa, W., and Thierfelder, C (2014). Effect of herbicide application on weed flora under conservation agriculture in Zimbabwe. Crop protection. 66: 1-7.
2.Muoni, T., Rusinamhodzi, L., Mabasa, S., Rugare, J. T., and Thierfelder, C. (2014). Does the use of atrazine in maize grown under conservation agriculture adversely affect soybean productivity in maize-soybean rotation in Zimbabwe. Journal of Agriculture Science 6(7): 294-302
3.Chitagu M. R., Rugare J. T. and Mabasa S. (2014). Screening maize (Zea mays) genotypes for tolerance to witchweed (Striga asiatica [L.] Kuntze) infection. Journal of Agricultural Science. 6(2): 1-10.
4.Runzika, M., Rugare, J.T and Mabasa, S. (2013). Screening Green Manure Cover Crops for their Allelopathic effects on some important weeds in Zimbabwe. Asian Journal of agriculture and Rural Development. 3(8): 554-565.
5.Kwembeya, A., Rugare, J.T and Mabasa, S. (2013). Allelopathic effects of Lantana (Lantana camara) on Blackjack (Bidens pilosa) and Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum). Asian Journal of agriculture and Rural Development. 3(8): 554-565.
6.Rugare, J.T and Mabasa, S. (2013). Efficacy and economics of manual and chemical weed control strategies in the first year of conservation agriculture adoption in the highveld areas of Zimbabwe. Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science. 2 (9): 231-241.
7.Tsekenedza, S., Rugare J.T., Mabasa, S. (2013). Response of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata l.) genotypes to wicth weeds (Alectra vogelii benth) infection. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development. 3(9): 667-672.
8.Memory Mazarire, Edmore Gasura, Stanford Mabasa, Joyful Tatenda Rugare, Ross Tafadzwa Masekesa, Gaudencia Kujeke, Doreen Rudo Masvodza and Francis Mukoyi. (2013). Response of new rice for Africa (NERICA) varieties to different levels of nitrogen fertilization in Zimbabwe. African Journal of Agricultural Research. 8 (48): 6110-6115.
9.Mandumbu, R., Musvosvi, C and Rugare, J.T. (2010). Methods and applications of weed seed banks in weed management: A review. Midlands State University Journal of Science and Technology 2(1): 55-64.

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