Senior Lecturer,Makerere University , Uganda
Dr. Herbert Talwana’s main professional training is in Agricultural Sciences, particularly crop His research program concentrates in the area of Nematology with a focus on nematode diagnostics,
Dr. Herbert Talwana’s main professional training is in Agricultural Sciences, particularly crop
His research program concentrates in the area of Nematology with a focus on nematode diagnostics,
Name: Dr. Herbert Talwana
Country of birth: Uganda
Position Title: Senior Lecturer
Institution: Makerere University , Uganda
Department of Crop Science Faculty of Agriculture Makerere University P.O. Box 7062 Kampala, Uga
Tel: +256 414 533580Fax: +256 772 521685
B.Sc., Agriculture, Makerere University, Uganda
M.Sc., Agriculture, Makerere University, Uganda
Ph.D., Agricultural Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Positions held (since terminal degree):
- Nematode diagnostics
- Nematode management (cultural control and Integrated Pest Management)
- Nematode-soil nutrient interactions
- Various crops- banana, cereals, root and tubers
Honors and Awards (since terminal degree):
A selection of major research accomplishments: Discoveries and first reports
A Selection of refereed journal publications (2002-present)
Coyne D. L. and Talwana, L. A. H. and Maslen N. R. 2003. Plant parasitic nematodes associatedwith root and tuber crops in Uganda. African Crop Protection. 9(2):87-98.
Talwana L. A. H., P. R. Speijer, C. S. Gold. R.L. Swennen, and D. De Waele 2003. A comparisonof the effects of Radopholus similis and Pratylenchus goodeyi on growth, root health and yieldof an East African highland-cooking banana (Musa AAA-group). International Journal of PestManagement. 49:199-204.
Invited presentations at major international conferences (2002-present-Maximum 8)
Talwana L. A. H., P. R. Speijer, Swennen, R. L. and D. De Waele. 2002. Effect of soil nutrientamendments on nematode infection, reproduction and damage on bananas. Paper presentedat the The 20th Conference of the Soil Science Society of East Africa. 26 December 2002.
Talwana L. A. H., P. R. Speijer, D. De Waele and R.L. Swennen 2003. Effect of nematodeinfection on nutrient distribution in leaves of three banana cultivars in Uganda. Paperpresented at the 6th Conference of the African Crop Science Society, Nairobi, 12-17 October,2003.
Research Grants (2004 – present):
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