Wondimeneh Taye Haile

Wondimeneh Taye Haile

Full Name: Wondimeneh Taye Haile

Educational level: PhD, MSc, BSc, Dip.   
Academic Rank:  Assistant Professor 
College/School: Agriculture
Department/Team: Plant Sciences
Field of Specialization:  Plant Pathology

Research Interest:  

  • Food safety (Mycotoxin Research)
  • Plant Disease Management
  • Plant disease Epidemiology
  • Integrated Multidiscipline  research
  • Applied Microbiology in relation to Plant Pathology

List of Publications:

Brikti F. and Wondimeneh T. 2019. Sorghum Genetic Resource Collection, Evaluation, Conservation and Utilization in Ethiopia: A Review. International Journal of Research Studies in Agricultural Sciences. 5: 11, 1-11.

Awoke A, Negash H and Wondimeneh T. 2019. Screening Desi and Kabuli Chick Pea Varieties against Fusarium Wilt Resistance in West Gojam, Northwestern Ethiopia. J Plant Pathol Microbiol 10(2): 474. doi: 10.4172/2157-7471.1000474

Wondimeneh T., Amare A, Mashilla D and Alemayehu C. 2018. Association of farmers’ sorghum grain postharvest handling practices with aflatoxin and fumonisin contamination in East Hararghe, Ethiopia. Africa Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 18 (1) 13186- 13201.

Wondimeneh T., Amare A, Mashilla D and Alemayehu C. 2018. Fungal invasion and mycotoxins contamination of stored sorghum grain as influenced by threshing methods. International Journal of Pest Management, 64 (1) 66-76. 

Wondimeneh T, Amare A, Alemayehu C and Mashilla D. 2016. Aflatoxin B1 and total fumonisin contamination and their producing fungi in fresh and stored sorghum grain in East Hararghe, Ethiopia. Journal of Food Additives and Contaminants Part B, 9(4): 237–245.

Alemayehu C, Wondimeneh T, Amare A, Rudolf K, Michael S, Antonio L. 2014. Multimycotoxin analysis of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) and finger millet (Eleusine coracana L. Garten) from Ethiopia. Food Control 45: 29-35.

Wondimeneh T, Werke A and Melash W. 2014. Insecticidal Activity of Lantana Camara on Maize Weevils (Sitophilus Zeamais Motsch.). International Journal of Research in Agricultural Sciences,1(1): 2348 – 3997.

Wondimeneh T, Sakhuja P.and Tadele T. 2013. Root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) management using botanicals in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum). Acad. J. Agric. Res., 1(1): 009-016.

Wondimeneh T, Sakhuja P. and Tadele T. 2012. Evaluation of plant extracts on infestation of root-knot nematode on tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill).  E3 Journal of Agricultural Research and Development Vol. 2(3): 086-091.

Wondimeneh T, Fanuel L and Gifole G. 2012. Seed Germination, Emergence and Seedling Vigor of Maize as Influenced by Pre-Sowing Fungicides Seed Treatment. E3 Journal of Agricultural Research and Development, 3(3): 035-041.

Fanuel L, Gifole G and Wondemeneh T. 2012. Participatory Seeding Rates Evaluation on Teff (Eragrostis teff (Zucc.) Trotter) Using Seed Spreader in Wolaita, South Ethiopia: Farmers Evaluation and Economic Analysis. Advances in Life Science and Technology , Vol 5

Fanuel L, Gifole G, Wondemeneh T, Terutaka N, Yoshiaki N.  2011.  Effects of Seeding Rates and Seed Spreaders on Teff (Eragrostis teff) Productivity -Methods and Results of Farmer Participatory Evaluation. Research for Tropical Agriculture, Vol4, extra issue 2 


  • Wondimeneh Taye, Amare Ayalew, Mashilla Dejene and Alemayehu Chala (2017). Fungal invasion and mycotoxins contamination of stored sorghum grain as influenced by threshing methods ground. In Birhanu Kuma, Solomon Mekonen and Wondimu Tegegn (eds). “Building Knowledge Economy through Research” Proceeding of the 6th Annual National Research Workshop held in Wolaita Sodo University from May 4-5, 2017, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia.

Chapter in book

  • Fanuel Laekemariam, Gifole Gidago and Wondemeneh Taye. 2016. Lowering teff seeding rate using a seed spreader via the participatory approach in South Ethiopia. In Farmers Research Group: institutionalizing participatory agricultural research in Ethiopia. Ed. Dawit Alemu, Yoshiaki Nishikawa, Kiyoshi Shiratory and Taku Seo. Practical Action Publishing. Pp 218.

Conference Participations

  • The 36th International Mycotoxin Workshop, Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany 16-18 June 2014, organized by the Society of Mycotoxin Research (Participant)
  • The 1st international research conference organized by Arsi University, Assela, Ethiopia. Dec. 15-16, 2017 (Presenter)
  • The 1st International research conference organized by Wollega University, Nekemet. May 18-19, 2017 (Presenter)
  • The 6th National research conference organized by Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia May 4-5, 2017. (Presenter and chairperson)
  • The 6th National research conference of Wollega University, Shambu Campus, Ethiopia. Feb. 17-18,2017 (Presenter)
  • The 6th National research conference of Food and Nutrition Society of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Presenter)

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