Individual staff Profile

Name:    Waktole Sori Gobena
Academic Rank:    Associate Professor
College/Institute:    Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Department/Team:    Horticulture and Plant Sciences
Field of Specialization:    Agricultural Entomology and Sericulture
Research Interest:    Postharvest pest management, IPM and Sericulture
List of Publications:    
Research articles
1.    Tarekegn Fite, Emana Getu and Waktole Sori, 2014. Integrated Management of
Sweetpotato Weevil, Cylas puncticollis (Boheman) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in
 Eastern Ethiopia. Journal of Entomology, 11 (4): 225-237. ISSN: 1812-5670, DOI: 10.3923/je.2014 (online first).
2.     Kedir Shifa, Waktole Sori and Emana Getu, 2014.Feed Utilization Efficiency of Eri-Silkworm ((Samia cynthia ricini Boisduval) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) on Eight Castor ((Ricinus communis L.) Genotypes. International Journal of Innovative and Applied Research, 2(4): 26-33. ISSN 2348-0319.
3.     Dubale B., Solomon A., Geremew B., Sethumadhava Rao G. and Waktole S., 2014. Mycoflora of Grain Maize (Zea mays L.) Stored in Traditional Storage Containers (Gombisa and Sacks) in Seleceted Woredas of Jimma Zone, Ethiopia. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND), 14(2): 1-19, ISSN: 16845374, published by African Scholarly Science Communication Trust.
4.     Worku Wolde, Emana Getu and Waktole Sori, 2014. Integrated Management of Sweetpotato Weevil (Cylas puncticollis (B.)) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) at Chano Dorga, Southern Ethiopia. Asian Journal of Agricultural Research, 8: 17-29.
DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2014.17.29;
URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajar.2014.17.29
5.     Kedir Shifa, Emana Getu and Waktole Sori, 2014. Rearing Performance of Eri-Silkworm (Samia cynthia ricini Boisduval) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) Fed with Different Castor (Ricinus communis L.) Genotypes. Journal of Entomology, 11: 25-33. DOI:10.3923/je.2014.25.33; URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=je.2014.25.33
6.     S. Addisu, D. Mohamed and S. Waktole, 2014. Efficacy of Botanical Extracts against Termites, Macrotermes spp., (Isoptera: Termitidae) under Laboratory Conditions. International Journal of Agricultural Research, 9: 60-73. DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2014.60.73; URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijar.2014.60.73.
7.     Fekadu Gemechu, Dante R. Santiago and Waktole Sori, 2013. Laboratory Evaluation of Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) and Ethiopian Mustard (Brassica cariata) Seed Oils as Grain Protectants against Maize Weevil, Sitophilus zeamais M.  Coleoptera:Curculionidae), African Journal of agricultural Research, 8(32): 4374-4379.
8.     Addisu Sileshi, Waktole Sori and Mohamed Dawd, 2013. Laboratory Evaluation of Entomopathogenic Fungi (Metarhizium anisophilae and Beauveria bassiana) Against Termite, Macrotermes (Isoptera: Termitidae). Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 12(1): 1-10.
9.     Waktole Sori and Bhaskar RN, 2013. Responses of Fresh Leaf Yield and Quality Variables of M5 Mulberry to Bio-inoculants, FYM and Inorganic Fertilizers under Rainfed Conditions, African Journal of Plant Science, 7(4): 131-136.
10.    Fekadu Gemechu, Waktole Sori and Dante R. Santiago, 2013. Efficacy of Botanical Powders and Cooking Oils against Angoumois Grain Moth, Sitotroga cereallela O. (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in Stored Maize, African Journal of Biotechnology, 12(16): 1978-1986.
11.    Temesgen Kaba and Waktole Sori, 2013. Differential resistance of Maize Varieties to Maize Weevil (Sytophilus Zeamais M.) (Coleoptera: Curiculionidae) Under Laboratory conditions, Journal of Entomology, 10(1):1-12.
12.     Dubale, B., S. Waktole, A. Solomon, B. Geremew and M.R. Sethu, 2012. Influence of Agro-ecologies, Traditional Storage Containers and Major Insect Pests on Stored Maize (Zea mays L.) in Selected Woredas of Jimma Zone. Asian Journal of Plant sciences, 11(5): 226-234.
13.    Fekadu Gemechu, Waktole Sori and Dante R. Santiago, 2012. Evaluation of Plant Powders and cooking Oils against Maize Weevils, Sitophilus zeamais M., (Coleopteran: Curculionidae) under Laboratory Conditions, Molecular entomology, 3(2): 4-14.
14.    Waktole Sori and Amsalu Ayana, 2012, Storage pests of maize and their status in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia, African Journal of Agricultural research, 7(28): 4056-4060.
15.    Daba Mengesha, Derbew Belew, Wossene Gebresilassie & Waktole Sori, 2012, Growth and Yield performance of Anchote (Coccinia abyssinica Lam. Cogn.) in Response to contrasting environment, Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 11(4): 172-181.
16.    Fikre Lemessa, Waktole Sori and Mulatu Wakjira, 2011, Association between Angular Leaf Spot (Phaeoisariopsis griseola (Sacc.) Ferraris) and Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Yield Loss at Jimma, Southern Ethiopia, Plant Pathology Journal, 2011.
17.    Waktole Sori and Bhaskar RN, 2012. Effect of Bio-inoculants Applied to M5 Mulberry Under rainfed condition on growth and cocoon tarits performance of silkworm, Bombyx mori L., Memona Ethiopian Journal of Science, 4(2): 29-39.
18.    Waktole Sori and B. Mallik, 2001. Crop Loss Estimation of Insect Pests attack on Sesame. Pest Mgt. J. Eth. 5: 77-80.
19.    Waktole Sori, 2000. Ants: an Indirect Pest of Cotton, Pest Mgt. J. Eth. 2: 19-22.
Proceedings
1.    Belay B., A. G/Mariam, C. Jira, Waktole  Sori and A. Deribew, 2011, Overview of Research, Consultancy, Community based Education and Post Graduate studies Policy of Jimma University. In.: Proceedings of the Second Annual Research Conference of Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia, 17-18 February 2011, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia.
2.    Waktole  Sori and R.N. Bhaskar, 2010, Effect of Bio-fertilizers as a Component of Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) on Growth, Yield and Quality of Mulberry (Morus alba Linnaeus) and Cocoon Productivity on silkworm, Bombyx mori Linnaeus. In.: Proceedings of the First Multidisciplinary Annual Research Conference of Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia, 8-9 April 2010, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia.
3.    Bhaskar, R.N., S. Fatima, S. Saritha Kumari, K.R. Shashidar and Waktole  Sori, 2008, In-Vitro Efficacy of medicinal Botanicals on Different Groups of Bacteria Associated With Flacherie Disease of Silkworm (B. Mori L.). A paper presented on International Conference on Trends in Seri-biotechnology,  Organized by Department of Sericulture, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur-515003, Andhra Pradesh, India, March 2008.
4.    Waktole Sori and R.N. Bhaskar, 2008, Profit Maximization in Rainfed Sericulture through the Use of Bio-inoculants as a component of Integrated Nutrient Management (INM).  A paper presented on International Conference on Trends in Seri biotechnology,  Organized by Department of Sericulture, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur-515003, Andhra Pradesh, India, March 2008.
5.    Shashidhar, K.R., R.N. Bhaskar, T.K. Narayanaswamy, Waktole Sori, Saritha Kumari and  D.K. Hadimani, 2007, Influence of Different Mulches on Physical, Chemical and biological properties of Soil and Leaf Yield of M5 Mulberry Under rainfed Condition. A paper presented on   18th All India Congress of Zoology and National Seminar organized by University of Lucknow, 7-9 December 2007, Lucknow, India.
6.    Bhaskar R.N.,  S. Saritha Kumari, K.P. Chinnaswamy, Fatima Sadatulla, K.C. Narayanaswamy, K.R. Shashidhar and Waktole Sori,  2007, Distribution Patterns of Different Phylloplane Microflora on M5  Mulberry. A paper presented on   18th All India Congress of Zoology and National Seminar organized by University of Lucknow, 7-9 December 2007, Lucknow, India.
7.    Bhaskar R.N., Waktole Sori, R. Govindan, Radha Krishina, and Andani Gowda, 2007, Effect of Bio-inoculants on Yield and Quality Parameters of M5 Mulberry Under Rainfed Condition. A paper presented on   18th All India Congress of Zoology and National Seminar organized by University of Lucknow, 7-9 December 2007, Lucknow, India.
8.    Waktole Sori, R.N. Bhaskar, K.P.Chinnaswamy and S. Bhaskar,  2007, Influence of Bio-inoculants on Growth Parameters of M5 Mulberry Under Rainfed Condition . A paper presented on   18th All India Congress of Zoology and National Seminar organized by University of Lucknow, 7-9 December 2007, Lucknow, India.
9.    Waktole Sori, R.N. Bhaskar, K. Sudhir, K.R. Shashidhar  and S. Saritha Kumari,  2007, Influence of Bio-inoculants on Available N, P and K Content of M5 Mulberry Garden Under Rainfed Condition . A paper presented on   18th All India Congress of Zoology and National Seminar organized by University of Lucknow, 7-9 December 2007, Lucknow, India.
10.    Waktole Sori, 2002, Cotton Insect Pests and Their Management Practices in Ethiopia,   Paper presented on Train the trainees Program Organized by Ethiopian Agro Chemical Association, April 9 & 10, 2002, Adama, Ethiopia.
11.    Waktole Sori, 1995, Management of Cotton Aphid, Aphis gossypii using Insecticides in    Ethiopia, in.: Proceedings of the Crop Protection Society of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
12.    Waktole Sori, 1995, Management of Cotton Insect Pests in Ethiopia: a review. In.: Proceedings of a CTA/IAR/IIBC Seminar on Integrated Biological Control and Host Plant Resistance, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9-14 October 1995, CTA/IAR/IIBC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
13.    Geremew Terefe, Waktole Sori, Abiye Simon and Ashebir Kebede, 2000. Integrated Pest Management for Cotton with a focus on Whitefly and Aphids. Technical paper no. 10, A multi-country (Israel, Zimbabwe, Egypt and Ethiopia) project report under the common fund for commodities, produced by Israel Cotton production and Marketing Board. 73pp.
Book Chapter
Bhaskar RN and Waktole Sori, 2009, Prospects of Using Organic Resources for Sustainable Sericulture, In: Sunil P., Trivedi, Kamal J, Pandey BN and Pandey PN (eds.). Indian Sericulture: Past, Present and Future, Alfa Publication, New Delhi, India, pp. 297.

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