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Dr. Ruth Gathu

Senior Lecturer
Agricultural Science and Technology
Kenyatta University


 Dr. Ruth Gathu is currently working as a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Department in Kenyatta University

Research Interest

Use of natural enemy’s in the management of arthropod pests. With a bias on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies of the horticultural crops. Research in areas related in conservation of the natural enemies in order to reduce on pesticides. Sustain biodiversity. 


  • S. K. Ndungu, I. Macharia, R. Kahuthia-Gathu and R. G. Wahome 2013 Impact of organic vegetable production system in Kiambu and Kajiado Counties of Kenya Journal of Environmental science and Engineering. 2:256-266.

  • Carolyne W. Wangungu, Maina Mwangi, Ruth Gathu, and Reuben Muasya. 2014 Good Orchard Maintenance and Agronomic Practices as Working Components in Management of Dieback Disease on Passion Fruit (Passiflora sp.) in Kenya. Annual Research & Review in Biology. 4(9): 1397-1405.

  • Kahuthia-Gathu R. , Maina Mwangi and Fiaboe M.O. 2017 Assessing and Enhancing Impact of Cotesia vestalis in the Management of Diamondback Moth Plutella xylostella on Kales in Semi-Arid Areas of Kenya. Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences. Vol 11:1-13 ISSN:2313-8629

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