Dr. Davie M. Kadyampakeni

Dr. Davie M. Kadyampakeni

Program Emphasis

  • Develop and implement sustainable strategies that optimize water management for citrus production, conservation of water, and water quality.
  • Conduct research to improve water use efficiency in citrus production systems, minimizing water quality degradation, and maximizing productivity.
  • Develop local and regional water use models taking into consideration citrus planting systems, tree water requirements, irrigation scenarios, and water use for cold protection.
  • Apply precision agricultural technologies for local and regional water management.
  • Develop best management practices for water conservation and quality maintenance for surface and ground water sources.

Education

2012 : Ph.D. Soil and Water Science, University of Florida, Florida, USA.

2005 : M.S. Agronomy (Irrigation), University of Malawi, Malawi.

2002 : B.S. Agriculture (Agricultural Engineering) with credit, University of Malawi, Malawi.

Specialization

Soil and Water Management and conservation
Nutrient management
Irrigation and drainage management
Water and nutrient best management practices
Crop production
Soil and crop modeling

Past Positions

2014 to 2016: Researcher, International Water Management Institute, Accra, Ghana.
2012 to 2014: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
2008 to 2012: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
2008: Irrigation Specialist, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security World Bank-IFAD Project, Lilongwe, Malawi.
2007: Scientific Officer, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Lilongwe, Malawi.
2002 to 2006: Irrigation Agronomist, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Chikhwawa, Malawi.

Refereed Publications

Leiva J.A., P. Nkedi-Kizza, K.T. Morgan, and D.M. Kadyampakeni. 2017. Imidacloprid transport and sorption nonequilibrium in single and multilayered columns of Immokalee fine sand. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0183767. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0183767. PDF

Owusu, S., M.L. Mul, B. Ghansah, P.K. Osei Owusu, V. Awotwe Pratt and D. Kadyampakeni. 2017. Assessing land suitability for aquifer storage and recharge in northern Ghana using remote sensing and GIS multi-criteria decision analysis technique. Model. Earth Syst. Environ. DOI 10.1007/s40808-017-0360-6. PDF

Kadyampakeni, D.M. and K.T. Morgan. 2017. Irrigation scheduling and soil moisture dynamics influence water uptake by Huanglongbing affected trees. Scientia Horticulturae 224:272-279. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2017.06.037 PDF

Hamido, S.A., K.T. Morgan, R.C. Ebel amd D.M. Kadyampakeni. 2017. Improved irrigation management of sweet orange with Huanglongbing. HortScience 52(6):916-921. 2017. doi: 10.21273/HORTSCI12013-17

Kadyampakeni, D.M., K.T. Morgan, A.W. Schumann. 2016. Biomass, nutrient accumulation and tree size relationships for drip- and microsprinkler-irrigated orange trees. Journal of Plant Nutrition 39:589-599, DOI:10.1080/01904167.2015.1009112

Kadyampakeni, D.M., K.T. Morgan, J. Villalobos, and R.C. Ebel. 2015. Water and Nutrient Use Efficiency and Root Distribution of Selected Horticultural Crops. Advances in Environmental Research 37:1-16.

Kadyampakeni, D.M., K.T. Morgan, P. Nkedi-Kizza, and G.N. Kasozi. 2015. Nutrient management options for Florida citrus: a review of NPK application and analytical methods. Journal of Plant Nutrition 38:568-583.DOI: 10.1080/01904167.2014.934470

Kadyampakeni, D.M., S. Kazombo-Phiri, B. Mati, and I.R. Fandika. 2014. Performance of small-scale water management interventions on crop yield, water use and productivity in three agro-ecologies of Malawi. Irrigation and Drainage DOI: 10.1002/ird.1886

Fandika, I.R., D. Kadyampakeni, B.M.L. Mwenebanda and T.M. Magombo. 2014. Banana irrigation management and optimization: A comparative study of researcher-managed and farmer-managed irrigated banana production in Shire Valley, Malawi. African Journal of Agricultural Research 9:2687-2693. DOI: 10.5897/AJAR09.302

Morgan K.T., S. Barkataky, D. Kadyampakeni, R.C. Ebel, and F. Roka. 2014. Effects of short term drought stress and mechanical harvesting on sweet orange tree health, water uptake and yield. HortScience 49(6):835-842.

Kadyampakeni, D.M., K.T. Morgan, A.W. Schumann, P. Nkedi-Kizza, and T.A. Obreza. 2014. Water use in drip- and microsprinkler-irrigated citrus trees. Soil Science Society of America Journal 78:1351–1361 doi:10.2136/sssaj2014.02.0054

Kadyampakeni, D.M., K.T. Morgan, A.W. Schumann, P. Nkedi-Kizza. 2014. Effect of irrigation pattern and timing on root density of young citrus trees infected with Huanglongbing disease. HortTechnology 24:209-221.

Kadyampakeni, D.M., S. Kazombo-Phiri, B. Mati, and I.R. Fandika. 2014. Impacts of small-scale water management interventions on crop yield, water use and productivity in two agro-ecologies of Malawi. Agricultural Science 5:454-465. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/as.2014.55046.

Kadyampakeni, D.M. 2014. Soil, water and nutrient management options for climate change adaptation in southern Africa. Agronomy Journal 106:100-110. doi:10.2134/agronj2013.0307

Kadyampakeni, D.M., K.T. Morgan, A.W. Schumann, P. Nkedi-Kizza, and K. Mahmoud. 2014. Phosphorus and potassium distribution and adsorption on two Florida sandy soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal 78:325–334. doi:10.2136/sssaj2013.07.0259

Kadyampakeni, D.M., K.T. Morgan, A.W. Schumann, P. Nkedi-Kizza, and K. Mahmoud. 2014. Ammonium and nitrate distribution in the soil using drip and microsprinkler irrigation for citrus production. Soil Science Society of America Journal 78:645–654. doi:10.2136/sssaj2013.07.0319

Kadyampakeni, D.M. 2013. Comparative response of cabbage to irrigation in southern Malawi. Journal of Agricultural Science 5:1-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jas.v5n8p1

Kadyampakeni, D.M., H.R. Mloza-Banda, D.D. Singa, J.H. Mangisoni, A. Ferguson, and S. Snapp. 2013. Agronomic and socio-economic analysis of water management techniques for dry season cultivation of common bean in Malawi. Irrigation Science 31:537-544. DOI 10.1007/s00271-012-0333-5

Fandika, I.R., D. Kadyampakeni, S. Zingore. 2012. Performance of bucket drip irrigation powered by treadle pump on tomato and maize-bean production. Irrigation Science 30:57–68. DOI 10.1007/s00271-010-0260-2

Pungulani, L., D. Kadyampakeni, L. Nsapato and M. Kachapila. 2012. Selection of high yielding and farmers’ preferred genotypes of bambara nut (Vigna subterranea (L) Verdc) in Malawi. American Journal of Plant Science 3:1802-1808. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ajps.2012.312A221

Kadyampakeni, D., A. Longwe, J. H. Mangisoni, H. R. Mloza-banda, H. Ferguson, and S. Snapp. 2010. A comparative economic assessment of the benefits of irrigation and water management practices on bean production in Chingale, Zomba, southern Malawi. Bunda Journal of Agriculture, Environmental Science and Technology: A Special Issue on Agricultural and Applied Economics 4:1-8.

Fandika, I.R., D. Kadyampakeni, C. Bottomani and H. Kakhiwa. 2007. Comparative response of varied irrigated maize to organic and inorganic fertilizer application. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 32:1107-1116. doi:10.1016/j.pce.2007.07.025.

Non-Refereed Publications

Zekri, M., A. Schumann, T. Vashisth, D. Kadyampakeni, K. Morgan, B. Boman, and T. Obreza. Fertigation for Citrus Trees. UF/IFAS Extension Publication HS1306, Gainesville, FL. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1306

Kadyampakeni, D. M.; Mul, M. L.; Obuobie, E.; Appoh, R.; Owusu, A.; Ghansah, B.; Boakye- Acheampong, E.; Barron, J. 2017. Agro-climatic and hydrological characterization of selected watersheds in northern Ghana. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 40p. (IWMI Working Paper 173). doi: 10.5337/2017.209 PDF

Kadyampakeni D.M., K.T. Morgan, M. Zekri, R.S. Ferrarezi, A.W. Schumann and T.A. Obreza. 2017. Irrigation Management of Citrus Trees. In: M.E. Rogers, M.M. Dewdney and T. Vashisth (Eds) 2017-2018 Florida Citrus Production Guide. p. 49-52. Available at: http://www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/pest/PDF/2017/Irrigation_Management.pdf

Morgan K.T., D.M. Kadyampakeni, M. Zekri, A.W. Schumann, T. Vashisth and T.A. Obreza. 2017. Nutrition Mangement for Citrus Trees. In: M.E. Rogers, M.M. Dewdney and T. Vashisth (Eds) 2017-2018 Florida Citrus Production Guide. p. 53-60. Available at: http://www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/pest/PDF/2017/Nutrition_Mangement.pdf

Ehsani, R., A. Alizadeh and D. Kadyampakeni. 2017. Monitoring tree health using water-uptake rate. Citrus Industry 7:16-17.

Kadyampakeni, D., J. Barron and O. Cofie. 2017. Agricultural water management research gaps and opportunities in West Africa. IWMI Working Paper, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 37 p.

Mul, M., D. Kadyampakeni, F. Salifu and S. Haruna. 2016. Climatic challenges for agriculture in the CCAFS CSV sites in West Africa and water storage options. CCAFS Working Paper, Bamako, Mali. 48 p.

Non-Refereed Proceedings

Kadyampakeni, D.M., K.T. Morgan, and A.W. Schumann. 2016. Citrus fertigation and irrigation practices for managing HLB in Florida. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society 129 :64-68.

Kadyampakeni, D., T. Ellis, Y. Sidibe. 2016. Evaluating soil water dynamics using a simple soil water balance model in northern Ghana. Proceedings of the African Soil Science Society Conference, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 14 pp.

Kadyampakeni, D., A. Larbi, and I. Hoeschle-Zeledon. 2015. Improving water productivity in crop-livestock farming systems in northern Ghana. Africa RISING Brief 26. Nairobi, Kenya: ILRI. http://africa-rising.net/2015/08/26/brief26/

Morgan K.T. and D.M. Kadyampakeni, 2015. Environmental conditions and irrigation practices affect citrus water use. In: A.H. Steele (Ed.) Drip Irrigation: Technology, Management and Efficiency pp 1-22.

Kadyampakeni, D.M., K.T. Morgan, A.W. Schumann, P. Nkedi-Kizza, and K. Mahmoud. 2014. Ammonium and nitrate distribution in the soil using drip and microsprinkler irrigation for citrus production. CSA News doi:10.2134/cs2014-47-3-9

Kadyampakeni, D.M. and K.T. Morgan. 2014. Preliminary data on water uptake by Huanglongbing infected trees. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society 127:42-44.

Kadyampakeni, D.M., K.T. Morgan and A.W. Schumann. 2014. Root density and water uptake of trees infected with Huanglongbing. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society 127:37–41.

Kadyampakeni, D.M., K.T. Morgan, and A.W. Schumann. 2013. Water and nutrient uptake in citrus open hydroponic systems. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society 126:58-61.

Morgan, K.T. and D. Kadyampakeni. 2012. Open Field Hydroponics: Concept and Application. In: A.K. Srivastava (eds). Advances in Citrus Nutrition p. 271-280.

Kadyampakeni, D. 2011. Soil and Water Management: An Analysis of Interventions for Small-scale Agricultural Production in Malawi. p. 263.

Mloza-Banda, H.R., Makwiza, C. and Kadyampakeni, D. 2010. Improving smallholder irrigation performance in Malawi. Proceedings of 2nd RUFORUM Biennial Meeting, 20-24 Sept. 2010, Entebbe, Uganda. p. 659-664.

Kadyampakeni, D.M.S. and Kazombo-Phiri, S.F.M. 2010.  Impacts of Treadle Pump Irrigation on Crop Productivity in Mchinji, Malawi. In: Mati, B. (ed). Agricultural Water Management Interventions Bearing Returns on Investment in Eastern and Southern Africa: A compendium of 18 case studies from six countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. p. 171-177.

Kadyampakeni, D.M.S. and Kazombo-Phiri, S.F.M. 2010. Assessment of the Productivity of Field Crops with Regulated Surface Irrigation in Domasi Scheme, Malawi. p. 178-185. In: Mati, B. (ed). Agricultural Water Management Interventions Bearing Returns on Investment in Eastern and Southern Africa: A compendium of 18 case studies from six countries in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Kazombo-Phiri, S.F.M. and Kadyampakeni, D.M.S. 2010. Effects of Off-Season ‘Dambo’ Irrigation on Crop Production and Farmer Incomes at Kamalambo, Malawi. In: Mati, B. (ed). Agricultural Water Management Interventions Bearing Returns on Investment in Eastern and Southern Africa: A compendium of 18 case studies from six countries in Eastern and Southern Africa.  p. 164-170.

Morgan, K.T., Schumann, A.W., Castle, W., Stover, E.W., Kadyampakeni, D., Spyke, P., Roka, F.M., Muraro, R. and Morris, A. 2009. Citrus production systems to survive greening–Horticultural practices. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society 122:114-121.

Kadyampakeni D.M.S., V. H. Kabambe.  2009. Analysis of research and development of soil fertility and water management technologies in Malawi - A review. Gökçekuş, H., (ed) Proceedings of International Conference on the Environment: Survival and Sustainability. Nicosia (Lefkoşa), Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus: Educational Foundation of Near East University. p. 3847-3862.

Monyo, E.S., M.O. Osiru, D. Kadyampakeni, O. Mponda and B. Chinyamunyamu. (eds.). 2008. Improving food security and nutrition in Malawi and Tanzania through research on edible legumes. Proceedings of Stakeholder Workshops on Groundnut Production in Malawi and Tanzania, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics. p. 96.

Kadyampakeni, D.M.S. and Kazombo-Phiri, S.F. 2008. Agricultural water management interventions with proven returns to investment under smallholder systems: Findings from a case study of Malawi. Improved Management of Agricultural Water in Eastern and Southern Africa Research Report No. 14, Nairobi, Kenya. p. 60.

Monyo, E., M. Osiru, J. Rusike, M. Mgonja, O. Mponda and D. Kadyampakeni. 2008. Mother and baby trials and farmer field schools for technology targeting and scaling-up/out.  In: Improving Food Security and Nutrition in Malawi and Tanzania through Research on Edible Legumes. Andhra Pradesh, India. p. 55-59.

Kadyampakeni, D.M.S. and I.R. Fandika.  2008.  A review of irrigation and drainage research in Malawi. In: C. Nhira, A. Mapiki, P. Rankhumise (eds). Land and Water Management in Southern Africa: Towards sustainable agriculture. p. 129-134.

Kabambe V.H. and D.M.S. Kadyampakeni. 2008.  Review and analysis of research and development of soil fertility and water management technologies in Malawi. In: C. Nhira, A. Mapiki, P. Rankhumise (eds). Land and Water Management in Southern Africa: Towards sustainable agriculture. pp 162-171.

Kadyampakeni, D., J.H. Mangisoni, D.D. Singa, H.R. Mloza-Banda, A. Ferguson, S. Snapp, and E. Mwendo-Phiri.  2008.  Economic evaluation of irrigation and water management practices in Chingale Area Development Program of World Vision Malawi, Zomba, southern Malawi. In: C. Nhira, A. Mapiki, P. Rankhumise (eds). Land and Water Management in Southern Africa: Towards sustainable agriculture. p. 537-551.

Kadyampakeni, D.M.S, H.R. Mloza-Banda, D.D. Singa, J.H. Mangisoni, A. Ferguson and S. Snapp. 2007. Technical evaluation of different irrigation technologies and water management techniques for dry season cultivation of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) in Chingale Area Development Programme, Zomba. Proceedings of the SADC Land Water Management Conference (Mapiki A, ed.). 20-22 February 2007, Gaborone, Botswana.

Kadyampakeni, D.M.S. 2007. Impact and mitigation of weather extremes for crop production in Malawi. Proceedings of the SADC Land Water Management Conference (Mapiki A, ed.). 20-22 February 2007, Gaborone, Botswana.

Kadyampakeni, D.M.S., F.E. Kadwa and G.J.C. Kauta. 2007.  Yield response of maize to applied water and nitrogen in Malawi. Proceedings of the SADC Land Water Management Conference (Mapiki A, ed.). 20-22 February 2007, Gaborone, Botswana.

Kadyampakeni, D.M.S., H.R. Mloza-Banda, D.D. Singa, J.H. Mangisoni, A. Ferguson and S. Snapp. 2006. Comparative analysis of different irrigation technologies and water management techniques for dry season cultivation of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) in Chingale ADP in Zomba southern Malawi. National Research Council of Malawi Dissemination Conference Proceedings, 6-8 December, 2006, Lilongwe, Malawi.

Extension and Research Presentations

Managing Nutrient Accumulation and Uptake Using Advance Citrus Production Systems. Presented at the Citrus Nutrition Day on October 11, 2016 at CREC, Lake Alfred FL, and at the YARA Nutrition Day on November 2, 2016 at SWFREC, Immokalee, FL. PDF

Update on Irrigation and Nutrient Management Studies of HLB Affected Trees. Presented at the Citrus Institute on April 4, 2017 at South Florida State College, Avon Park, FL. PDF

Improved Nutrient Management Strategies in the Era of HLB. Presented for Certified Crop Advisers statewide on April 12, 2017, Lake Alfred, FL. PDF