Dr. Muo Kasina

Country of current residence

Kenya

Current position

Centre Director

Current institute employer

National Sericulture Research Centre-KALRO

Since

2015

Website current institute

www.kalro.org

Previous positions

Senior Principal Research Scientist, KALRO

Principal Research Scientist, KALRO

Senior Research Scientist, KALRO

Professional memberships

Entomological Society of Kenya

Africa Association of Insect Science

Horticultural Association of Kenya

Nature Kenya

 

Skills

Sericulturist

pest and pollination management

Profession

Entomologist

Specialisation

Economic entomology

socioeconomics

environmmental economics

Degrees / expertise

PhD (Agricultural Sciences), 2007, University of Bonn, Germany.

MSc (Agricultural Entomology), 2004. University of Nairobi, Kenya.

 

BSc (Agriculture), 2000. University of Nairobi, Kenya.

2014

Alix A, T Steeger, C Brittain, D Fischer, R Johnson, T Moriarty, E Johansen, F Streissel, R Fischer, M Miles, C Lee-Steere, M Vaughan, B Vaissiere, G Maynard, M Kasina, RCF Nocelli, C Scott-Dupree, M Coulson, A Dinter and M Fry. 2014. Overview of a Proposed Ecological Risk Assessment Process for Honey bees
(Apis mellifera) and Non-Apis Bees.. In: Fischer D and Moriarty T. (eds.): Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-85252-1.. 121-148.
Frazier J, J Pflugfleder, P Aupinel, A Decourtye, J Ellis, C Scott-Dupree, Z Huang, H Thompson, P Bachman, A Dinter, M Vaughan, BE Vaissi`ere, G Maynard, M Kasina, E Johansen, C Brittain, M Coulson, and RCF Nocelli. 2014. Assessing Effects Through Laboratory Toxicity Testing. In: Fischer D and Moriarty T. (eds.): Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-85252-1.. 75-94.
Masiga R, M Kasina, J Mbugi, C Odhiambo, W Kinuthia, B Gemmill-Herren & BE Vaissière. 2014. Do French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) grown in proximity to Mt Kenya forest in Kenya experience pollination deficit?. Journal of Pollination Ecology, 14(24): 255-260.
Mwaura MM, DK Isutsa, JO Ogweno and M Kasina. 2014. Interactive effects of irrigation rate and leaf harvest intensity on edible leaf and fruit yields of multipurpose pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata duchesne). International Journal of Science and Nature, 5( 2): 199-204.
Pettis J, I Tornier, M Clook, K Wallner, B Vaissiere, T Stadler, W Hou, G Maynard, R Becker, M Coulson, P. Jourdan, M. Vaughan, R.C.F. Nocelli, C. Scott-Dupree, E. Johansen, C. Brittain, A. Dinter and M Kasina. 2014. Assessing Effects Through Semi-Field and Field Toxicity Testing. In: Fischer D and Moriarty T. (eds.): Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-85252-1.. 95-120 .
Vaughan M, BE Vaissi`ere, G Maynard, M Kasina, RCF Nocelli, C Scott-Dupree, E Johansen, C Brittain, M Coulson and A Dinter. 2014. Overview of Non-Apis Bees.. In: Fischer D and Moriarty T. (eds.): Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-85252-1.. 5-13.
Wisk JD, J Pistorius, M Beevers, R Bireley, Z Browning, MP Chauzat, A Nikolakis, J Overmyer, R Rose, R Sebastien, BE Vaissi`ere, G Maynard, M Kasina, RCF Nocelli, C Scott-Dupree, E Johansen, C Brittain, M Coulson, A Dinter and M Vaughan. 2014. Assessing Exposure of Pesticides to Bees. In: Fischer D and Moriarty T. (eds.): Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-118-85252-1.. 45-74 .

2013

Estambale TN, JH Nderitu, N Kiarie and JM Kasina. 2013. Factors that influence enrolment in agriculture and related sciences in public universities in Kenya. Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 2(1): 3-15.
Kasina M, M Kraemer, J Nderitu, C Martius and D Wittmann. 2013. The importance of African honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) as pollinators of high value crops in Kenya: A case of butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata Duchsne Ex Poir.) pollination. East African Agriculture and Forestry Journal , 79(3): 143-149.
Kega V.M., M. Kasina, J.H. Nderitu and F. Olubayo. 2013. Management of Maliarpha separatella Rag Using Effective Entomopathogenic Nematodes and Resistant Rice Cultivars. Journal of Entomology , 10(2): 103-109.
Kega VM, JH Nderitu, FO Olubayo and M Kasina. 2013. Evaluation of rice genotypes for susceptibility to African White Rice Stem Borer, Maliarpha separatella Rogonot. International Journal of Agri-business, innovation and rural development, 1(1): 35-45.

2012

Kasina M.J. 2012. Bees require protection for sustainable horticultural crops production in Kenya. Julius-K, 437: 167-172.
Mwangi D., M. Kasina, J. Nderitu, M. Hagen, M. Gikungu and M. Kraemer. 2012. Diversity and abundance of native bees foraging on hedgerow plants in the Kakamega farmlands, western Kenya. Journal of Apicultural Resea, 51(4): 298-305.
Oronje, M.L., M. Hagen, M. Gikungu, M. Kasina and M. Kraemer. 2012. Pollinator diversity, behaviour and limitation on yield of Karela (Momordica charantia L. Cucurbitaceae) in Western Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 7(11): 1629-1638.
van der Steen, J., I. Roessink, M. Kasina, M. Gikungu and R.C.F. Nocelli. 2012. Is the European honeybee (Apis mellifera mellifera) a good representative for other pollinator species?. Julius-K, 437: 179-180.
van der Valk, H., I. Koomen, RC.F. Nocelli, B.M. Freitas, S. Carvalho, J.M. Kasina, D. Martins, M. Mutiso, C. Odhiambo, W. Kinuthia, M. Gikungu, P. Ngaruiya, G. Maina, P. Kipyab, T. Blacquiere, J. van der Steen, I. Roessink, J. Wassenberg B. Gemmill-Herr. 2012. Aspects determining the risk of pesticides to wild bees: risk profiles for focal crops onthree continents. Julius-K, 437 : 142-158.
Wangai A.W., M.G. Redinbaugh, Z.M. Kinyua, D.W. Miano, P.K. Leley, M. Kasina, G. Mahuku, K. Scheets and D. Jeffers. 2012. First Report of Maize chlorotic mottle virus and Maize Lethal Necrosis in Kenya. Plant Disease , 96 (10): 1582.

2011

Kasina, M. and J. Nderitu. 2011. Policy implementation and its economic impact on potato marketing value chain in Kenya.. East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal , 76(3)(2010) : 161-168.
Olubayo F., D. Kilalo, S. Obukosia, S. Shibairo and M. Kasina. 2011. Homopteran pests complex of citrus (citrus sinensis) in semi-arid kenya. Int. J. Sustain. Crop Prod., 6(2): 23-28 .

2010

Hasheela E.B.S, J. Nderitu, F. Olubayo and M. Kasina. 2010. Evaluation of Border Crops Against Infestation and Damage of Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) by Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella). Tunisian Journal of Crop Protection, 5 (1) : 99-105.
Hasheela E.B.S., J. Nderitu, F. Olubayo and M. Kasina. 2010. Evaluation of Cabbage Varietal Resistance against Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) Infestation and Damage. Journal of Crop Protection , 5 (1): 91-98.
Kasina, M., M. Hagen, M. Kraemer, J. Nderitu, C. Martius and D. Wittmann. 2010. Bee pollination enhances crop yield and fruit quality in Kakamega, Western Kenya. East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, 75(1) (2009): 1-11.
Nderitu, J.H., F. Mwangi, G. Nyamasyo and M. Kasina. 2010. Utilization of synthetic and botanical insecticides to manage thrips (Thysanoptera: Thrips) on snapbeans (Fabaceae) in Kenya. International Journal of Sustainable Crop Production, 5(1): 1-4.

2009

Kasina M.. 2009. Pollination: Key to Food Security and Environmental Health. Further Information
Kasina M., J. Mburu, M. Kraemer and K. Holm-Müller. 2009. Economic benefit of crop pollination by bees: A case of Kakamega small-holder farming in western Kenya. Journal of Economic Entomology, : 102 (2): 467-473.
Kasina M., J. Nderitu, G. Nyamasyo, C. Waturu, F. Olubayo, E. Obudho and D. Yobera. 2009. Within-plant distribution and seasonal population dynamics of flower thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) infesting French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Kenya. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 7 (3): 652-659.
Kasina M., M. Kraemer, C. Martius and D. Wittmann. 2009. Farmers’ Knowledge of Bees and their Natural History in Kakamega district, Kenya. Journal of Apicultural Research, 48 (2): 126-133.
Kasina M., M. Kraemer, C. Martius and D. Wittmann. 2009. Diversity and Activity Density of Bees Visiting Crop Flowers in Kakamega, Western Kenya. Journal of Apicultural Research, 48 (2): 134-139.
Nderitu J, M. Sila, G. Nyamasyo and M. Kasina. 2009. Effectiveness of Entomopathogenic nematodes against Sweet Potato weevil (Cylas puncticollis Boheman) under semi-field conditions in Kenya. Journal of Entomology, 6 (3): 145-154.
Nderitu J., F. Mwangi, G. Nyamasyo and M. Kasina. 2009. Evaluation of cropping systems as a strategy for managing Snap bean flower thrips in Kenya. International Journal of Sustainable Crop Production, : forthcoming.
Nderitu J., M. Kasina, G. Nyamasyo and M. Sila. 2009. Insect species associated with sweet potatoes (Ipomea batatas L.) in Eastern Kenya. International Journal of Sustainable Crop Production, 4 (1): 14-18.
Olubayo F., J. Nderitu, A. Kibaru, R. Njeru, D. Yobera and M. Kasina. 2009. Utilization of border crops to manage aphid colonization and PVY incidence on potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). International Journal of Sustainable Crop Production, 4(5): 19-23.

2008

Kasina, M.J., J. Mburu and K. Holm-Mueller. 2008. Measuring economic value of crop pollination service: An empirical application of contingent valuation in Kakamega, Western Kenya.. In: Kumar, P. and R. Muradian (eds.): Payment for Ecosystem Services. Oxford University Press, India. ISBN 9780195698749. chap 6, 105-127.
Nderitu, J., J. Kasina, c. Waturu, G. Nyamasyo and J. Aura,. 2008. Management of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on French beans (Fabaceae) in Kenya: economics of insecticide applications. Journal of Entomology.
Nderitu, J.H., G. Nyamasyo and J.M. Kasina. 2008. Agricultural Entomology: Practical aspects of agricultural entomology (learning agricultural entomology through practice). Equatops Trading (publishing division). Nairobi Kenya.
Nderitu, J.H., J.M. Kasina, and F. Malenge. 2008. Evaluating border cropping system for management of aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) infesting okra (Malvaceae) in Kenya. Journal of Entomology.
Nderitu, J.H.,J.M. Kasina, J.W. Kimenju, and F. Malenge. 2008. Evaluation of synthetic and neem-based insecticides for management of aphids on okra (Malvaceae) in Eastern Kenya. Journal of Entomology.
Olubayo F., A. Kibaru, J. Nderitu, R. Njeru, S. Shibairo and M. Kasina. 2008. Management of aphids and aphid-transmitted viruses in stored seed potatoes in Kenya. International Journal of Sustainable Crop Production.

2007

6. Nderitu, J., M. Kasina, G. Nyamasyoand M-L. Oronje. 2007. Effects of insecticide application on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) pollination in Eastern Kenya. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences,.
Kasina, J.M.. 2007. Bee pollinators and economic importance of pollination in crop production: case of Kakamega, western Kenya. Edited by Vlek, P.L.G., M. Denich, C. Martius, C. Rodgers and N. van de Giesen. Ecology and Development Series Bd. 54. ISSN 1864-0443; ISBN 978-3-9.
Kasina, M. 2007. Bee pollinators and economic importance of pollination in crop production: case of Kakamega district, Western Kenya. Doctoral thesis at Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn. Further Information
Kasina, M., D. Wittmann and C. Martius. 2007. Bees and farmers in Kakamega forest: Economics of pollination. Apidologie , 38 : 15 Doi : 10.1051/apido:2007030.
Nderitu, J.H., E.M. Wambua, F. Olubayo, J.M. Kasina and C.N. Waturu. 2007. Evaluation of French Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)Cultivars and Breeding Lines for Resistance to Thrips(Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Pests in Kenya. Journal of Entomology, 4 (3): 202-209.
Nderitu,J. H., E. M. Wambua, F. M. Olubayo, J. M. Kasina and C.N. Waturu. 2007. Management of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) infestation on French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Kenya by combination of insecticides and varietal resistance. Journal of Entomology, 4 (6): 469-473.

2006

Kasina, J., J. Nderitu, G. Nyamasyo, F. Olubayo, C. Waturu, E. Obudho, and D. Yobera. 2006. Evaluation of companion crops for thrips(Thysanoptera: Thripidae) management on French bean Phaseolus vulgaris(Fabaceae). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 26 (2): 121-125.
Kasina, J., J. Nderitu, G. Nyamasyo, F. Olubayo, C. Waturu, E. Obudho, and D. Yobera. 2006. Monitoring diurnal population trends of Megalurothrips sjostedti and Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and their natural enemies on French bean Phaseolus vulgaris (Fabaceae). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 26 (1): 2-7.

2003

Kasina, J.M.. 2003. Management of flower thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) pests of French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) at Mwea-Tebere, Central Kenya. M.Sc. Thesis at University of Nairobi.
Van der Valk H, I Koomen, RCF Nocelli, M de F. Ribeiro, BM Freitas, SM Carvallho, JM Kasina, DJ Martins, G Maina, P Ngaruiya, M Gikungu, MN Mutiso, C Odhiambo, W Kinuthia, P Kipyab, T Blacquière, J van der Steen, I Roessink and J Wassenberg and B Gemmill. 2003. Aspects determining the risk of pesticides to wild bees: risk profiles for focal crops on three continents.. FAO ROME-ITALY. IS BN 978-92-5-107405-3.

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Research countries
  • Kenya
Research topic
Bee pollinators and economic importance of pollination in crop production: case of Kakamega district, Western Kenya
Working groups

Kenya pollinator conservation working group

Professional experience

Senior Principal Research Officer, Entomology and Biotechnology, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, 2008-current

Junior Researcher, Centre for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany, 2004-2007

Plant Inspector, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate service, Kenya, 2003-2004

 

IPM Manager, VegPro (K) Ltd, Kenya, 2003

Degrees

PhD (Agricultural Sciences), 2007, University of Bonn, Germany.

MSc (Agricultural Entomology), 2004. University of Nairobi, Kenya.

 

BSc (Agriculture), 2000. University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Funding institutions

BMBF (through BIOTA EA (E10)

Doctoral research funded by

MBZ via DAAD und BMBF via BIOTA

Cooperation partners

BIOTA-east

Bielefeld Universit

Muo Kasina

Former Junior Researcher

E-Mail:
kasina.j(at)gmail.com

Department:
ZEF c