Mbokota Candy - Nematologist - Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Khosa Mbokota Candy

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Services

Nematologist

Work History

South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNSP)

Agricultural Research Council

Sub total= R 65 000
TOTAL= R 1 691 000

FUND RAISING

(Total = R1 691 000)
YEAR 2006
National Research Foundation
Agricultural Research Council and Department of Science and Technology
Sub total=

R 65 000

R 100 000
R 165 000

YEAR 2007
National Research Foundation
Agricultural Research Council and Department of Science and Technology
Sub total=

R 65 000

R 120 000
R 185 000

YEAR 2008
National Research Foundation
Agricultural Research Council and Department of Science and Technology
Sub total=

R 75 000

R 340 000
R 415 000

YEAR 2009
Agricultural Research Council and Department of Science and Technology
Norman E. Borlaug Scholarship Program
Sub total=

R 360 000
R 100 000
R 460 000

AgriSeta

Sub total=

R 33 000

Researcher (Nematology/Entomology)

Nematology/Entomology

From June 2011

Main Job Functions:
• Daily research activities in Nematology (Pest Management Division).
• Initiate and conduct nematological research on subtropical fruit and vegetables.
• Publications of relevance to producers and other clients as well as scientific community.
• Presentations at all relevant forums.
• Interaction with stake holders and strategic partners to secure external funding.
• Diagnostic and advisory services at national level.
• Informal training, e.g. attending relevant courses and seminars related to the field of study.
• Provide support to the programme and coordinate food security at Provincial level.
• Encourage householder food production of small-scale farmers, promote and support community based food security and nutrition programmes that encourage self-reliance.
• Building of partnership for programme harmonization with other
Departments, Private Sector
• Play an active role in Provincial and Local food security committees and groups.
• Organizing working groups, convene stakeholders meeting to establish steering committee and delivery mechanism.
• Managing the implementation of project activities, monitoring and evaluation process
• Control operational budget
• Write proposals to seek funding projects


4.2. Job Obtained: Agricultural Research Council
Private Bag x11208
Nelspruit
1200
Tel: (013) 753 7000

MEMBERSHIP HOLDER

Nematological Society of Southern Africa
• Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America
• Brazilian Nematological Society
• Russian Society of Nematologists
• Partnership to Cut hunger and Poverty in Africa

COOPERATION IN INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

for sustainable nematode management in household and community gardens of resource-poor farmers in South Africa - Donor: Rothamsted Research Institute (United Kingdom)

Cooperative institutes
• Rothamsted Research Institute (United Kingdom)
• ARC-CGI
• ARC-ITSC
• University of Limpopo
• Department of Agriculture Limpopo and Mpumalanga
• Referee for SASAT
• Mentor of PDP/ DST student
• Funding NRF and DST

North-West University

Sub total=

R 302 000
R 66 000
R 368 000

M.C., Daneel, M.S., Mc Donald, A.H. and D. De Waele

Efficacy of crude plant extract as bionematicides under glasshouse, microplot and field conditions. Proceedings of 19th Nematological Society of Southern Africa 19: 30, Hazyview, South Africa (Abstract) Accepted.

Khosa, M.C., Daneel, M.S., Mc Donald, A.H. and D. De Waele. 2009. Efficacy of plant crude extract as bionematicides under glasshouse, microplot and field conditions. Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium of Nematodes in Tropical Ecosystems 1:21-22, Hanoi, Vietnam. (Abstract) Accepted.

Khosa, M.C., Daneel, M.S., Mc Donald, A.H. and D. De Waele

Plant crude extract as bionematicides under glasshouse, microplot and field conditions. 2nd International Nematology Symposium of Tropical Ecosystem, 04-09 October 2009, Maceio, Brazil (Abstract) Accepted.

Khosa, M.C., Mc Donald, A.H., Daneel, M.S., De Waele, D. and Maharaj, V. 2011. Screening extracts of maerua angolensis and tabernaemontana elegAns for egg-hatch-inhibition and J2 motility of meloidogyne incognita race 2. Soilborne Plant Diseases Interest Group symposium, 14 September 2010, Vredenburg Research Centre, ARC-PPRI, Stellenbosch, South Africa (Paper) and the 20th Nematological Society of Southern Africa 15- 18 May 2011, Spier, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa (Abstract) Accepted.

Khosa, M.C., Mc Donald, A.H., Daneel, M.S., De Waele, D. and Maharaj, V. 2012. Inhibition of juvenile motility of root-knot nematode (meloidogyne incognita) by maerua angolensis and tabernaemontana elegans leave extracts in vitro. 2nd All African Horticulture Congress, 15- 19 January 2012, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa (Abstract) Accepted.
Khosa, MC., Mc Donald, A.H., Daneel, M.S. and De Waele, D. 2012. An investigation into the potential of crude and partially separated material of selected non-crop plant species as control agents of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne incognita) in tomato. 1st National Global Change Conference, 26-28 November 2012, Bitchwood Hotel, Boksburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa (Abstract) Accepted.

Khosa, M.C. 2013. An investigation into the potential of crude and partially separated material of selected non-crop plant species as control agents of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne incognita) in tomato. Thesis submitted for the degree Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Sciences at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University, South Africa. http://hdl.handle.net/10394/8705. Accessed on 24 July 2013.
Khosa, M.C., Mc Donald, A.H., Daneel, M.S., De Waele, D. and Fouche, G. 2013. Effect of plant extracts on...

Integrated Crop Management Strategies

Daneel, M.S, Tefu

NRF report on rural farming in South Africa. March 2009

Khosa, M.C

May 2009 - May 2009

and Daneel M.S. Nematodes and insect pest problems in Small Scale Farming System of Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces 2009. The Nematology Division with cooperation from Rothamsted Research Institute (United Kingdom) on the 13th May 2009 to 15th May 2009.

Khosa, M.C. Norman E. Borlaug Scholarship Programme

October 2009 - October 2009

(Norman E. Borlaug Scholarship Foundation and United State Department of Agriculture), from 12th October 2009 to 16th October 2009. Iowa State, Des Moines, United State of America.

Bacteria and Nematodes on Plant Organs and Soil Environment". Host Organization (University of Missouri)

M.C. Completed a research fellowship training program

October 2009 - December 2009

"Isolation and Identification of Virus, Fungi, Bacteria and Nematodes on Plant Organs and Soil Environment". Host Organization (University of Missouri), from 17th October 2009 to 06th December 2009. Missouri State, Columbia, United State of America

9. INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS AND FOLLOW-UP ACTIONS (NORMAN E. BORLAUG FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM:
• Hosted International guest (Dr. Andrew D. Clarke) from University of Missouri, Columbia, USA on the 21 to 30 March 2011.
• Hosted International guest (Dr. Thomas A. Coudron) from Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory at United State Department of Agriculture, Columbia, USA on the 22 to 31 May 2011

FUTURE COLLABORATION CONTACTS:
9.1. Dr T. Coudron (Adjunct Associate Professor)
Division of Plant Sciences
Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory
United State Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Research Center
Columbia, MO 65211
Tel: (573) 875 4361; Fax: (573) 875 4261
E. mail: Tom.Coudron@ars.usda.gov

9.2. Prof. G. Fouche (Scientific Innovation Leader)
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR Biosciences)
P.o Box 395
Pretoria
0001
Email: GFouche@csir.co.za
Tel: 012 841 3815

9.3. Prof. M.P. Mokgotho (Senior Lecturer)
Professor of Biochemistry
School of Molecular and Life Sciences
Private Bag x1106
University of Limpopo
Sovenga, 0727
Tel: 015 268 3013, Cell: 084 359 0221
E-mail: matlou.mokgotho@ul.ac.za

9.4. Dr. T.P. Mafeo (Plant Production-HOD)
Department of soil science, Plant Production and agricultural engineering
Private Bag x1106
University of Limpopo
Sovenga, 0727
Tel: 015 268 2189, Cell: 078 470 8471
Email: tieho.mafeo@ul.ac.za

Khosa, M.C, Daneel, M.S., Mc Donald, A.H. and D. De Waele

Efficacy of bionematicides derived from different plant organs on a nematode population under microplot and field conditions. Proceedings of the 5th International Congress of Nematology 5:310. Brisbane, Australia (Abstract) Accepted.

Khosa, M.C., Daneel, M.S., Mc Donald, A.H. and D. De Waele

Effect of bionematicides derived from different plant organs on a nematode population under glasshouse conditions. Proceedings of 18th Nematological Society of Southern Africa 18:8, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Abstract) Accepted.

Khosa, M.C

Nematodes and insect pest problems in vegetable gardening in rural areas. Meeting with farmers and extension officers on soil preparation. Department of Agriculture of Limpopo, (15 reports) 2007-2012.

8. SCHOLARSHIP AND WORKSHOP ATTENDED:

Khosa, M.C. The Nematology Division

with delegates from Rothamsted Research Institute (United Kingdom) on the 16th May 2009. Hazyview, South Africa.

Khosa, M.C. World Food Prize Event. Host City (Des Moines), 15th October 2009. Iowa State, Des Moines, United State of America.

Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces

(2006-2014)
This aspect was attended in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces of South Africa through workshops and training days in different districts. A workshop was held with personnel of the Department of Agriculture of Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces and during the training days local farmers were also invited. The workshops were attended by 80 extension officers, 120 farmers and researchers from both Provinces. During the workshop a power point presentation of nematodes, virus, bacteria and fungi pests/diseases with their symptoms were shown including Integrated Pest Management strategies. The workshop has given the extension officers enough knowledge to recognize, identify and control different pests in the field.

Khosa, M.C

and Daneel M.S. Nematodes and insect pests in vegetable garden, School food garden and Health clinic garden in rural areas of Limpopo Province; discussions and site selection. (40 reports) 2006-2009.

Khosa M.C. and Mashela, P.W

Comparing effects of Cucumis myriocarpus organic amendment and synthetic nematicides on suppression of Meloidogyne incognita on tomato production. Masters Dissertation, submitted to the University of Limpopo, Sovenga.

Nematology at University of North West, Potchefstroom

Khosa, M.C. Re-curriculum workshop at the Government Complex facilitated by UNISA and the Department of Agriculture of Mpumalanga. Education and training needs at UNISA, 8 August 2007. South Africa.

Khosa, M.C. District World Food day at Mbuzini Community Garden facilitated by the Department of Agriculture Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. 28 September 2007.

Ph.D. Candidate-Junior Researcher

Department of Science and Technology Beneficiary Development Programme

August 2005 - May 2011

Main Job Functions:
• Daily research activities in Nematology (Pest Management Division).
• Informal training, e.g. attending relevant courses and seminars related to the field of study.
• Provide support to the programme and coordinate food security at Provincial level.
• Encourage householder food production of small-scale farmers, promote and support community based food security and nutrition programmes that encourage self-reliance.
• Building of partnership for programme harmonization with other
Departments, Private Sector
• Play an active role in Provincial and Local food security committees and groups.
• Organizing working groups, convene stakeholders meeting to establish steering committee and delivery mechanism.
• Managing the implementation of project activities, monitoring and evaluation process
• Control operational budget
• Write proposals to seek funding projects

4.2. Job Obtained: Top-rose Company
Box 5
Hekport
2800
Tel: (014) 576 1176

Assistant Manager (Monitoring and Evaluation of the Greenhouse)

January 2002 - June 2003

Main Job Functions:
• Scouting for the disease and pests.
• Analyses the production data for the outputs.
• Controlling the fertigation system and mixing of fertilizer tanks, collect and analyze the water (pH and electrical conductivity) samples.
• Chemical control and supervising the sprayers.
• Grading, bunching and packing of flowers, harvesting and bending of stems.
• Analyze and control the whole farm budget enterprise.

5. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER:

Khosa M.C. and Mashela, P.W

Crude extracts of Nerium indicum suppress densities of Meloidogyne incognita and increase yield of tomato crops. Honors Dissertation, Submitted to the University of the North, Sovenga.

Private Bag

Job Obtained: Agricultural Research Council
Private Bag x11208
Nelspruit
1200
Tel: (013) 753 7000

Qualifications & Certifications

Horticulture

University of Limpopo

Environmental Sciences

West University

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