Alfred Odindo

Alfred Odindo (PhD)
Lecturer in Crop Science


+27 (0)33 260 5425

Alfred Odindo has background in Crop Science/Agronomy. His PhD in Crop Science focused on the biochemical and molecular basis of seed quality development in seeds of drought tolerant plants in response to water stress. Current research interests include plant nutrition focusing on nutrient recovery and re-use from waste and the sustainable management of water and wastewater. He also has an interest in crop modelling and seed science and technology. He is currently leading the project on integrating agriculture in designing low cost sanitation technologies.

Recent Publications:
  • Siboza, IX, Berltling I and Odindo, A.O. (2014) Salicylic acid and methyl jasmonate improve chilling tolerance in cold-stored lemon fruit (Citrus limon)" Journal of Plant Physiology (Accepted for publication)
  • Abdel-Rahman E., Mutangaa, O., Odindi, J., Adama, E., Odindo, A.O. and Ismaila, R. (2014) A comparison of partial least squares (PLS) and sparse PLS regressions for predicting yield of Swiss chard grown under different irrigation water sources using hyper spectral data. Computers and Agriculture 106 , 11-19
  • Odindo A.O., Ngobese I.N.H., Madlala S., and Tesfay (2013) The potential use of Anaerobic Baffled Reactor (ABR) effluent for Peri-Urban Horticulture. Acta Hort 1007, 295-302
  • Ndou V.N., Shimelis H.A, Odindo, A.O and Modi, A.T. (2013) Response of selected wheat genotypes to ethylmethanesulfonate concentration, treatment temperature and duration. Scientific Research and Essays Vol. 8 189 – 196.
  • Tesfay A.Z., Bertling I, Odindo A.O., Greenfield P.L. and Workneh T.S. (2011) Growth responses of tropical onion cultivars to photoperiod and temperature based on growing degree days. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 10(71), pp. 15875-15882