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MandateThe Department’s mandate includes: teaching, training, research, disseminating knowledge, product development, and technology transfer in Agronomy, Horticulture and Soil Sciences.VisionTo be a center of excellence in creating, seeking, acquiring, storing and disseminating knowledge in the field of Agronomy, Horticulture and Soil Sciences.

Prof. Lenah Nakhone Wati, PhD

Prof. Lenah Nakhone Wati, PhD
Associate Professor of Soil Science (Environmental Soil Chemistry)
P.O. Box 536-20115
Egerton, Kenya.
Principal, Nakuru Town Campus College
P.O.Box 13357 -20100
Tel: +254 51 221 5648
Mobile: +254 724 629 000/ 735 968 443
Email:lenahnakhone@gmail.com; lenahnakhone@yahoo.com; lwati@egerton.ac.ke

EDUCATION

Year

Degree

Institution

1990

PhD in Environmental Soil Chemistry.

University of Nottingham (UK)

1983

Master of Science in Environmental Chemistry,

University of Nairobi

1979

Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) , Chemistry (Major) and mathematics (Minor)

University of Nairobi 1979.

1975

East African Advanced Certificate of Education(E.A.A.C.E) , 3 Principals , 1 subsidiary

Alliance Girls High School

1973

East African School Certificate (G.C.E), Division 1

Bunyore girls High School

1970

Certificate of Primary Education

Mahanga Primary School,

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Dates/Year

Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

1986

Radio-isotope analytical techniques

The university of Loughborough (UK)

2004-2005

Fulbright Senior Research Scholar Fellowship

Iowa State University, United States of America

January 2005

Leadership, Corporate Governance, Strategic Planning and Institutional management Programme for Egerton University Deans, Directors and COD’s, Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi , Kenya.

October, 2006

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Assessment of R & D Investments in Agriculture

University of Haramaya, Ethiopia

January, 2006

Leadership, corporate Governance, Strategic Planning & Institutional Management at the School of Monetary Studies, Nairobi.

May 2007

Leadership and Management in Higher Education: held at KCCT, Mbagathi, Nairobi, Kenya

2012

Decision Support Tools for Agricultural Production, Fertilizer Recommendation and Climatic Variability", Arusha,

IFDC

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Soil chemistry, Environmental chemistry, trace metal solubility and mobility in soils ,

WORK EXPERIENCE

January 2011 to present

Principal, Nakuru Town Campus College

April 2009 to January 2011

Director, Nakuru Town Campus

October 2003 to present,

Associate Professor. Department of Crops, Horticulture, Egerton University,

February, 1994 to September 2003

Senior lecturer in the Department of Soil Science, Egerton University,

April 1984 to February 1994

Lecturer in Soil Science at Egerton University

December, 1983 to March 1984

Research Officer at the Kenya Marine and Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya

January 1982 to November 1983,

Demonstrator / Research Assistant the Department of Chemistry, .University of Nairobi

Jul 1979 to October, 1979

Research Officer – National Agricultural Laboratories, Ministry of Agriculture Nairobi, Kenya,

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS (2006-Present)

Project period

Research Topic

2008 -2009

SCARDA/ RUFORUM
Training of MSc. Students in Regional Postgraduate Programme in Agricultural Information and Communication Management (AICM)/
Value: USD 252, 525 equivalent to KES 18, 939,375)

2009 -2010

IDRC (climate change adaptation in Africa: program) through START Secretariat, Washington DC
Project: African Climate Change Fellowship Programme
Value: USD 104, 193 for six candidates.
The purpose of the CCAA programme is to significantly improve the capacity of African countries to adapt to climate change in ways that benefit the most vulnerable. The African Climate Change Fellowship Programme involves two Post-Doctoral Fellows and three Policy Fellows from five African Countries. I identified supervisors for the Fellows, planned and facilitated their field work and other associated logistics

2008-2010

FAO/FNPP :Project 1: Role of traditional vegetables and associated cropping systems: A case study of Bondo District, Kenya
Project 2: MSc. Research on cropping systems in Bondo District.
Value: USD 18 000 equivalent to KES 1, 350, 000

2012

ACCFP: Developing sustainable agricultural resilience and adaptation to climate change in the drylands of Uganda. Fellowship value: US dollars 17 992.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Chemistry and biochemistry of Nitrogen, Sulphur and Phosphorous reactions and transformations in soils, plant materials and natural waters;
  • Phytoremediation of arable contaminated soils,
  • Role of legumes in soil fertility management and
  • The impact of climate change on agriculture

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (2003-Present)

1

Nakhone,L.N. and M.A. Tabatabai.2008. Nitrogen Mineralization of leguminous crops in soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 171(2) 231 -241

2

Young S.., N...J Crout., J. Hutchison, A. Tye., S. Tandy and L.Nakhone (2007) Techniques for measuring Attenuation: Isotopic Dilution Methods. In Natural Attenuation of Trace Element Availability in Soils ( pp19-37) Eds R. Hamon; M. McLaughlin and E. Lomb, ICRC Press- Taylor & Francis, New York

3

Masinde, J.K., Ahenda, J., Mwonga,s.m., Mumera L.M and NakhoneL.N. 2006. Evaluation of Germination capacities of selected Forage legume seeds from the Kenyan Highlands.. Egerton Journal: Science and Technology Series 6(1) 103 -116

4

Tabu. I.M., R.K. Obura., A. Bationo and L. Nakhone 2005. Effect of Farmers’ management Practices on Soil Properties and maize Yield. Journal of Agronomy 4 (4) 293 -299.

5

Cheruyoit E.K. L.M Mumera, L.N Nakhone and S.M Mwonga 2002. Effects of Legume-managed fallow on weeds and soil nitrogen in following maize (Zea mays) and wheat (triticum aestivum L) crops in the rift valley highlands of Kenya. Australian journal of Experimental Agriculture 43(6) 597-604.

Mungai, NW, Nakhone LW, Lagat JK, Opiyo AM and Mumera LM 2008: Role of traditional Leafy vegetables and associated cropping systems: A case study of Bondo District, Kenya.

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL / SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

Membership Category

Organization

Member

Member, Soil Science Society of America ( M/No.238383)

Member

Soil Science Society of East Africa

Member

Kenya professional Association of Women in Agriculture and Environment (KEPAWE)

 

Prof. Alice W. Kamau

 

Prof. Alice W. Kamau
Associate Professor and Director, African Institute for Capacity Development
Faculty of Agriculture,
Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils,
Egerton University
P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya
Mobile: +254 - 722 399450
Email: awkamau@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

1987

Ph.D., Zoology (Agricultural Entomology)

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1977

Master of Science, Agricultural Entomology

University of Nairobi, Kenya.

1974

BSc. Agriculture

Makerere University, Uganda

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Agricultural Entomology

WORK EXPERIENCE

April 2013 -Present

Associate Professor, Egerton university

Oct 2002 - present

Director, African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD)

Oct 1989 – April 2013

Senior Lecturer, CHS Department

Oct 2001- March 2006

Director, Crop Management Research Training (CMRT), Egerton University.

1991 - 2000

Course Coordinator/Assistant Project Coordinator,(CMRT), Egerton University

July 1976 – Sept 1989

Research Officer, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, (KARI), Kenya

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

1996

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Beanfly (Ophiomyia spp). Funded by African Highland Initiative (AHI-CIAT).

1999- 2002

Integrated Pest Management of Chafer Grub, Schizonycha spp. Funded by ARF

2002 - 2005

Sustainable Community Development Project (SCODP) Phase II (Joint Project with CMRT). Funded by USAID.

2002-2006

Seed Trade Association of Kenya (STAK) USAID funded project. Collaboration between STAK and CMRT.

2006 -2008

The Efficacy of ladybird beetles (Coleoptera:Coccinelidae) as a bio-control agent in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of cereal aphids in wheat. AICAD funded

2007-2009

Insecticidal and Repellent Effects of some plant powders and essential oils against the larger grain borer, Prostephanus truncatus (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in maize grain storage. AICAD funded.

2007-2008

Identification of Tomatoes resistant to red spider mites, Tetranychus evansi. Internal funding, Research and Extension Division, Egerton University.


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Fridah Chebet, Arop L. Deng, Joshua Ogendo, Alice W. Kamau and Philip K. Bett.(2013) Bioactivity of selected plant powders against Prostephanus truncates ( Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in stored maize grains. Plants protect. Sci. Vol 49, 2013, No 1:34-43

2

Nyaanga J. G., Kamau A. W., Pathak R. S. and Tuey R. K. (2008). Spatial-Temporal Distribution and Abundance of Cereal Aphids and Aphidophagous Coccinellid species in Selected Wheat Growing Areas of Kenya. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology. (2008) 8:29-41

3

J. N. Maling’a, M. G. Kinyua, A. W. Kamau, J. K. Wanjama and R. S. Pathak (2008). Characterisation of bread wheat genotypes resistant to Russian Wheat Aphid in Kenya. East African Agriculture and Forestry Journal, (2008) 74(1), 51-58

4

J. N. Maling’a, M. G. Kinyua, A. W. Kamau, J. K. Wanjama and R. S. Pathak (2008). Identification of bread wheat genotypes resistant to Russian Wheat Aphid in Kenya. East African Agriculture and Forestry Journal, (2008) 74 (1) 47-50

5

S. N. Mwangi, A. L. Deng, A. W. Kamau (2008). Response of Kenyan Varieties of common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris L., to infestation by Aphis fabae Scopoli. African Entomology 16(2):196-202 (2008)

6

D. N. Obonyo, J. B. O. Ogola, A. W. Kamau (2008). Effects of time of planting, fertilizer and insecticide on sorghum shoot fly, Atherigona soccata (Diptera: Muscidae), on two varieties of sorghum. African Entomology 16(2): 185-195 (2008)

7

J. N. Malinga, M. G. Kinyua, A. W. Kamau, J.K. Wanjama, J.O. Awalla and R.S. Pathak (2007) Biotypic and Genetic Variation Within Tropical Populations of Russian Wheat Aphid, Diuraphis noxia (Kurdjumov) (Homoptera: Aphididae) in Kenya. Journal of Entomology 4 (5): 350-361, 2007.

8

J. G. Nyaanga, A. W. Kamau, and J. K. Wanjama (2006). Niche and Temporal Differences in Colonization of three Wheat Varieties by three Species of Cereal Aphids. Asian Journal of Plant sciences. 5(4) 713 – 716, 2006.

9

S.O. Mallowa D.K. Isutsa, A. W. Kamau, R. Obonyo and J.P. Legg. Current characteristics of Cassava Mosaic Disease in postepidemic areas increase the range of possible management options. Annals of Applied Biology 149 (2006) 137-144.

10

Nyaanga J.G., A. W Kamau. and J. K.. Wanjama (2005). The influence of Temperature on Population Increase and Alarysim of Three Aphid Species. Discovery and innovation 2005, 17(3/4).

11

M.C. Shiluli, C. N. Macharia and A. W. Kamau (2003) Economic Analysis of maize yield response to nitrogen and phosphorous in the sub-humid zones of western Kenya. African crop Science Journal, vol. 11, No. 3, pp 181-187,2003

12

A.W. Kamau., J. M. Mueke and B.M. Khaemba (1992) Resistance of Tomato Varieties to the Tomato Russet Mite, Aculops lycopersici (Massee) (Acarina: Eriophyidae). Insect Science. Application, Volume 13, No.3, pp 351-356.

PATENTS

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Agriculture: Agronomy, Agricultural Entomology, Community Empowerment, and Knowledge and Technology Dissemination

PROF. ANTONY MWANGI KIBE

 

PROF. ANTONY MWANGI KIBE
Associate Professor of Agronomy and Senate Representative, Faculty of Agriculture
Crops, Horticulture and Soils Department
P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya
Tel: +254 51 221 7737
Mobile: +254 721 402957
Fax: +254 51 211 1113
Email: akibe@egerton.ac.ke or kibeanto@gmail.com

EDUCATION

1998-2003

Doctor of Philosophy in Agronomy (Nutrient & Water Management)

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India

1992-1995

Master of Science in Agronomy

Sam Hagginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Science. Formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute, (UP) India.

1988-1992

Bachelor of Sciences in Agriculture

Sam Hagginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Science formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute, (UP) India.

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Nutrient and Water Management of Crops: Crop Production; Modeling Crop Growth and Yield; Forage Production and Cropping Systems for Irrigated and Dry Land Environments.

WORK EXPERIENCE

5th April 2013

DIRECTOR, BOARD OF MANAGEMENT, EUSACCO

4th April 2013

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF AGRONOMY

Nov 2010 to Present

Senate Representative, Faculty of Agriculture, Egerton University

5th June 2007 to 4th April 2013

Senior Lecturer, Crops, Horticulture and Soils Department, Egerton University

1994 March to, June 4th 2007

Lecturer, Department of Agronomy, Egerton University

July 2003 to Dec 2005

Examinations Coordinator, Agronomy Department

April 1992 to 1994

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Agronomy, Egerton University

MOST RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1.

Ismail, S. G., Kinyua, M. G., Kibe, A. M. and Wagara, I. N. (2012). Wheat Stem Rust Severity and Physiological Races in North Rift Region of Kenya. Asian Journal of Plant Pathology, ISSN 1819-1541. Pages 1-8.

2.

Ndiso, J. B., Kibe, A. M., Mugo, S. and Pathak, R. S. (2012). Influence of Drought Stress on Growth, Yield and Yield Components of Selected Maize Genotypes in Costal Lowland Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Sciences. ISSN: 2167-0447. Vol.2 (6), pp. 178-185, June 2012. Available online at www.internationalscholarsjournals.org.

3.

Onyari, C. N., Ouma, J. P. and Kibe, A. M. (2010). Effect of Tillage method and Sowing Time on Phenology, Yield and yield Components of Chickpea (Cicer aerietinum L.) under Semi-arid Conditions in Kenya. Journal of Applied Biosciences, 34: 2156-2165.

4.

Muti S. M. and Kibe A. M. (2009). The Effects of East African Low Level Jet on Food Security in Horn of Africa: A Case Study of Coastal Region of Kenya. African Journal of Food Agriculture Nutrition and Development. Vol. 9, No. 8: 1761-1777.

5

Ndiso, J.B., Kibe, A. M., Mugo, S., Pathak, R. S. and Likhayo, P. (2008). Screening Kenyan Coastal Maize Landraces for Resistance to Drought Stress and Storage Pests. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 8:10-28.

6

Kibe, A. M. and Onyari, C. N. (2008). Production Functions and Their Use in Predicting Chickpea Biomass Yields When Grown Under Varying Tillage and Sowing Dates in Naivasha, Kenya. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology, Vol.8:88-103.

7

Kamithi, D.K., Kibe, A.M. and Akuja, T. (2008). Effects of Nitrogen and Plant Population Density on Dry Matter Production of Desi Chickpea (Cicer aerietinum L.) in Naivasha Dry Highlands of Kenya. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology, Vol.8:104-117.

8

Mwangi M., Kibe A. M. and Bhattacharjee, S. K. (2008). Influence of Wet and Dry Cold Storage and Holding Solutions on the Respiration Rate and Post Harvest Life of Cut Flowers. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, Vol. 10(1):43-55.

9

Kibe, A. M. and Kamithi D. K. (2007). Production Potential of Desi Chickpea Grown Under Various Nitrogen and Planting Densities at Naivasha, Kenya. Agricultural Journal 2 (4):520-525.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Evaluation of growth and yield of various crops under varying crop management practices. Development of crop production functions that relate crop management factors with yields. Determination of drought tolerance; Determination of water use efficiency. Evaluation of Drought mitigation strategies; management of crop diseases through agronomic interventions; Evaluation of dual purpose (fodder and grain) sorghum-cowpea intercrop yield in semi arid land.

Dr. Joyce J. Lelei Ndemo, PhD

Dr. Joyce J. Lelei Ndemo, PhD
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Senior Lecturer Soil Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture,
Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils,
Egerton University
P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 - 722 557 037
Email: joycendemo@yahoo.com OR joycendemo@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2004

Ph.D., Soil Science

BOKU , Austria

1999

Master of Science., Soil Science

Egerton University, Kenya

1995

B.Sc. Agriculture

Egerton University, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Soil Fertility Management / Soil Biology

WORK EXPERIENCE

April 2009 - Present

Senior Lecturer, CHS Department

2005-2009

Lecturer, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University.

1999-2005

Assistant lecturer, Egerton University

1996-1999

Teaching Assistant, Egerton University

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2009-

Response of Maize to Soil Amendments in Acid Soils of the Central Rift Valley province of Kenya (2009). Funded by Egerton University Internal Fund.

2010

Mobilization of phosphorus from Minjingu Rock Phosphate by white lupin (Lupinus albus). (2010) Funded by NCST

2011

Enhancing the release of P from rock phosphate using chickpea and white lupin. (2011) .Funded by RUFORUM

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

I

R.N. Onwonga, J. J. Lelei and j. Macharia. 2013. Comparative effects of soil amendments on phosphorus use and agronomic efficiencies of two hybrid maize in acidic soils of Molo county, Kenya. Accepted for Publication. Journal of Agricultural Sciences

II

R.N. Onwonga, J. J. Lelei and B. Mochoge. 2010. Mineral Nitrogen and Microbial Biomass Dynamics under Different Acid Soil Management Practices for Maize Production. J. of Agric. Sci. Vol. 2, (1). pp 16-30.

III

Onwonga R. N., Lelei J. J., Freyer B., Friedel J. K. and Mwonga S. M. 2010. Short rain season fallow: window of opportunity for integrating improved fallow legumes into the farming system of Molo District, Kenya . Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science. Vol. 5 No. 2

IV

J.J. Lelei, R.N. Onwonga and B. Freyer. 2009. Organic based nutrient management strategies: Effect on soil nutrient availability and maize (Zea mays L.) performance in Njoro, Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol 4 (2). Pp 092 – 099.

V

R.N. Onwonga, J.J. Lelei, B. Freyer, J.K. Friedel, S.M. Mwonga and P. Wandahwa. 2008. Low cost techniques for enhancing N and P availability and maize (Zea mays L.) performance on acid soils. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences 4 (S): 862-873.

VI

Lelei, J.J., Onwonga, R.N. and Mochoge, B.O. 2006. Interactive effects of lime, manure, N and P fertilizers on maize (Zea mays L.) yield and N and P uptake in an acid mollic Andosol of Molo Kenya. Egerton Journal: Science and Technology series. Volume VI. No. 1. pp 141-156

VII

Lelei, J.J., Mochoge, B.E. and Onwonga, R.N. 2000. Effect of lime, urea and triple superphosphate on nitrogen and phosphorus mineralization in an acid soil during incubation. African Crop Science Journal. Volume 8. No. 3. pp 329-338.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Soil fertility management using low cost technologies

Prof. Louis M Mumera

Prof. Louis M Mumera
Professor of Plant Physiology
Faculty of Agriculture,
Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils,
Egerton University
P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya
Mobile: +254 727 381 569
Email: <lmmumera@africaonline.co.ke>

 
EDUCATION
 

1992

Ph.D., Plant Physiology

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

1983

Master of Science in Agronomy

The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

1973

Bachelor of Arts in Agricultural Education

University of Massachusetts, USA

1969

Diploma in Agricultural Education

Egerton University, Kenya

 
WORK EXPERIENCE
 

2013 June 1- present

Chairman of Council, South East Kenya University [SEKU]

2006-2011

Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration & Finance, Egerton University

2005-2008

Member, Board of Directors, Coffee Research Foundation, Kenya

2005-2006

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Egerton University

2002-Present

Professor of Plant Physiology, Department of Crops Horticulture & Soils Egerton University

1993-1998

Director Board of Undergraduate Studies, Egerton University

1986-1987

Chairman Department of Crop Science, Egerton University

1973-2002

Lecturer, Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Education & Crop Sciences, Egerton University

 

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS [Undertaken; Coordinated*]

 

2012-Presnt

Steering Committee, Sugar Reform Support Project,[ European Union, KES 130,983,280*]

2008-2012

Steering Committee, Increasing the Resilience of Coffee to Leaf Rust in India & Four African Countries. [European Union, US $ 320,000].

2005-2008

Higher Education Partnership in Agricultural Development (HEPAD): 3-yr Project to strengthen Teaching & Research Capacity in the Faculty of Agriculture, [USAID $ 307,160].

1993-present

The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL):[ Rockefeller Foundation; $ 395,000]

2003-2005

The Role of Selected shrub & herbaceous legumes in soil fertility replenishment and weed control in maize based cropping systems of western Kenya: [Rockefeller Foundation, US $ 32,000].

1997-2000

The Role of Chickpea in Soil Fertility Replenishment in Wheat based Cropping Systems in the Rift Valley Highlands, Kenya. [Rockefeller Foundation US $ 47,020]

1998-2001

The Search for Striga Resistant Maize.[ World Bank/KARI US $ 15,770]

1989-1990

Nitrogen & Phosphorus as Factors in Physiology of Maize under Striga Parasitism: [Rockefeller Foundation, US $ 29,200]

 
RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 

1

Wasike V.W., N.W Mungai, F.N. Wachira, L.M. Mumera, N. Sanginga, L. Hermann, H.N. Mburu, P. Malala, and L.A. Wasilwa. 2011. The Competitiveness of Indigenous Bradyrhizobium spp and Bradyrhizobium elkanii Strains on Promiscuous and Specific Soybean Varieties in Kenyan Soils. Kenya Jour. Sci Techn. Innov. Vol.2:10-18

2

Khaemba M.J., S.M. Mwonga, L.M. Mumera, and L. Nakhone. 2011. Forage Legume-Cereal Double Cropping in Bimodal Rainfall in Highland Tropics: The Kenyan case. In A. Bationo et al (eds). Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa. Springer Science + Business Media. pp 271-279.

3

Wasike VW, HN Mburu, B Vanlauwe, FN Wachira, NW Mungai, LM Mumera, N Saginga, JO Owuoche, LA Wasilwa, and D Lesueur. 2009. Environmental Influence on the Genetic diversity of Indigeneous Bradyrhzobia Nodulating Promiscuous Soyabean in Kenya. E. Afr. Agric. For. J. 2009. 75(2): 109-119

4

Cheruiyot EK, LM Mumera, WK Ngetich, A Hassanali and FN Wachira. 2009. High Fertilizer Rates Increase Susceptibility of Tea to Water Stress. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 33:115-129

5

Wasike VW, D Lesueur, FN Wachira, NW Mwangi, LM Mumera, N Saginga, HN Mburu, D Mugadi, P Wango,and, and B Vanlauwe. 2009 Genetic diversity of indigenous Bradyrhizobium bacteria nodulating promiscuous soybean[Glycine max (L) Merr.] varieties in Kenya: Impact of phosphorus and lime fertilization in two contrasting sites. Plant and Soil. 322:151-163

6

Cheruiyot EK, LM Mumera, WK Ngetich, A Hassanali, FN Wachira & JK Wanyoko. 2008 Shoot epicatechins and epigallocatechin contents respond to water stress in tea [ camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kunste]. Biosc. Biotechnol., Biochem. 72 (5) : 1219-1226

7

Cheruiyot EK, LM Mumera, WK Ngetich, A Hassanali, FN Wachira, 2007. Polyphenols as potential indicators for drought tolerance in tea [ camellia sinensis(L.). Biosc. Biotechnol. Biochem. 71 (9): 2190-2197

8

Cheruiyot EK, SM Mwonga, LM Mumera, JK Macharia, IM Tabu, JG Ngugi. 2007. Rapid decay of dolichos [Lablab purpurens (L.) Sweet] residue leads to loss of nitrogen benefit to succeeding maize (zea mays L.). Austrl Jour Exp Agric. 47: 1000-1007

9

Tabu I.M R.K. Obura, A Bationo and L.M. Mumera 2006. Effect of Soil Fertility Management and Nitrogen FertilizerRates on Maize Yield on Smallholder Farmers Fields. Journal of Agronomy 4:1-5. (ISSN 1812-5379)

10

Masinde JK, JO Ahenda, SM Mwonga, LM Mumera, LN Nakhone. 2006. Evaluation of germination capacities of selected forage legume seeds from Kenya highlands. Egerton Jour. 6(1): 103-116.

11

Ithinji G, L.M. Mumera J Lagat 2004. Ex-Ante Economic Assessment of Legume-Cereal Crop Sequencing Technology in Nakuru District, Kenya. East Africa Journal of Rural Development.20:24-33.

12

Cheruiyot E.K. L.M. Mumera, L.N Nakhone and S.M Mwonga.. 2003. Effect of Legume-maged fallow on weeds and soil nitrogen in following maize (Zea mays L) and wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) crops in the Rift Valley highlands of Kenya. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 43:597-604

13

Ithinji G.K., W.S.K. Wasike, L.M. Mumera and S Wangia. 2002. Modeling selection of Agro-Technologies: The case of Legume-Cereal Crop sequencing in Njoro Division of Nakuru District, Kenya. Int’l. Jour Agric. Rural Dev. 3: 1-7.

14

Cheruiyot E.K., L.M. Mumera, L.N. Nakhone, S.M. Mwonga 2001. Rotational Effects of Grain Legumes on Maize Performance in the Rift Valley Highlands of Kenya. African Crop Science. Journal . 9(4):667-676.

15

Mumera, L. M. & F. E. Below 1996: Genotype Variation in Resistance to Striga Parasitism of Maize. Maydica 41: 255-262.

16

Mumera, L. M. & F. E. Below 1993: Role of Nitrogen in Resistance of Striga Parasitism of Maize Crop Science 33 (4) : 758-763.

17

15 Mumera, L. M. 1988: Striga Infestation in Maize and Sorghum related to Cultivar Herbicidal Activity and Nitrate Kenya Sugar VII (I): 17-29

 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
 

Plant Physiology & Weed Science: Photosynthesis; Radiation in Plant canopies; Nitrogen in plant nutrition; Host-parasite Interactions; Multiple Cropping Systems.

 
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Prof. Louis M. Mumera

Prof. Louis M. Mumera
Professor of Plant Physiology
Faculty of Agriculture,
Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils,
Egerton University
P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 727 381 569
Email: lmmumera@africaonline.co.ke

EDUCATION

1992

Ph.D., Plant Physiology

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

1983

Master of Science in Agronomy

The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

1973

Bachelor of Arts in Agricultural Education

University of Massachusetts, USA

1969

Diploma in Agricultural Education

Egerton University, Kenya

WORK EXPERIENCE

2013 June 1- present

Chairman of Council, South East Kenya University [SEKU]

2006-2011

Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration & Finance, Egerton University

2005-2008

Member, Board of Directors, Coffee Research Foundation, Kenya

2005-2006

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Egerton University

2002-Present

Professor of Plant Physiology, Department of Crops Horticulture & Soils Egerton University

1993-1998

Director Board of Undergraduate Studies, Egerton University

1986-1987

Chairman Department of Crop Science, Egerton University

1973-2002

Lecturer, Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Education & Crop Sciences, Egerton University

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS [Undertaken; Coordinated*]

2012-Presnt

Steering Committee, Sugar Reform Support Project,[ European Union, KES 130,983,280*]

2008-2012

Steering Committee, Increasing the Resilience of Coffee to Leaf Rust in India & Four African Countries. [European Union, US $ 320,000].

2005-2008

Higher Education Partnership in Agricultural Development (HEPAD): 3-yr Project to strengthen Teaching & Research Capacity in the Faculty of Agriculture, [USAID $ 307,160].

1993-present

The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL):[ Rockefeller Foundation; $ 395,000]

2003-2005

The Role of Selected shrub & herbaceous legumes in soil fertility replenishment and weed control in maize based cropping systems of western Kenya: [Rockefeller Foundation, US $ 32,000].

1997-2000

The Role of Chickpea in Soil Fertility Replenishment in Wheat based Cropping Systems in the Rift Valley Highlands, Kenya. [Rockefeller Foundation US $ 47,020]

1998-2001

The Search for Striga Resistant Maize.[ World Bank/KARI US $ 15,770]

1989-1990

Nitrogen & Phosphorus as Factors in Physiology of Maize under Striga Parasitism: [Rockefeller Foundation, US $ 29,200]




RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Wasike V.W., N.W Mungai, F.N. Wachira, L.M. Mumera, N. Sanginga, L. Hermann, H.N. Mburu, P. Malala, and L.A. Wasilwa. 2011. The Competitiveness of Indigenous Bradyrhizobium spp and Bradyrhizobium elkanii Strains on Promiscuous and Specific Soybean Varieties in Kenyan Soils. Kenya Jour. Sci Techn. Innov. Vol.2:10-18

2

Khaemba M.J., S.M. Mwonga, L.M. Mumera, and L. Nakhone. 2011. Forage Legume-Cereal Double Cropping in Bimodal Rainfall in Highland Tropics: The Kenyan case. In A. Bationo et al (eds). Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa. Springer Science + Business Media. pp 271-279.

3

Wasike VW, HN Mburu, B Vanlauwe, FN Wachira, NW Mungai, LM Mumera, N Saginga, JO Owuoche, LA Wasilwa, and D Lesueur. 2009. Environmental Influence on the Genetic diversity of Indigeneous Bradyrhzobia Nodulating Promiscuous Soyabean in Kenya. E. Afr. Agric. For. J. 2009. 75(2): 109-119

4

Cheruiyot EK, LM Mumera, WK Ngetich, A Hassanali and FN Wachira. 2009. High Fertilizer Rates Increase Susceptibility of Tea to Water Stress. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 33:115-129

5

Wasike VW, D Lesueur, FN Wachira, NW Mwangi, LM Mumera, N Saginga, HN Mburu, D Mugadi, P Wango,and, and B Vanlauwe. 2009 Genetic diversity of indigenous Bradyrhizobium bacteria nodulating promiscuous soybean[Glycine max (L) Merr.] varieties in Kenya: Impact of phosphorus and lime fertilization in two contrasting sites. Plant and Soil. 322:151-163

6

Cheruiyot EK, LM Mumera, WK Ngetich, A Hassanali, FN Wachira & JK Wanyoko. 2008 Shoot epicatechins and epigallocatechin contents respond to water stress in tea [ camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kunste]. Biosc. Biotechnol., Biochem. 72 (5) : 1219-1226

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Cheruiyot EK, LM Mumera, WK Ngetich, A Hassanali, FN Wachira, 2007. Polyphenols as potential indicators for drought tolerance in tea [ camellia sinensis(L.). Biosc. Biotechnol. Biochem. 71 (9): 2190-2197

8

Cheruiyot EK, SM Mwonga, LM Mumera, JK Macharia, IM Tabu, JG Ngugi. 2007. Rapid decay of dolichos [Lablab purpurens (L.) Sweet] residue leads to loss of nitrogen benefit to succeeding maize (zea mays L.). Austrl Jour Exp Agric. 47: 1000-1007

9

Tabu I.M R.K. Obura, A Bationo and L.M. Mumera 2006. Effect of Soil Fertility Management and Nitrogen FertilizerRates on Maize Yield on Smallholder Farmers Fields. Journal of Agronomy 4:1-5. (ISSN 1812-5379)

10

Masinde JK, JO Ahenda, SM Mwonga, LM Mumera, LN Nakhone. 2006. Evaluation of germination capacities of selected forage legume seeds from Kenya highlands. Egerton Jour. 6(1): 103-116.

11

Ithinji G, L.M. Mumera J Lagat 2004. Ex-Ante Economic Assessment of Legume-Cereal Crop Sequencing Technology in Nakuru District, Kenya. East Africa Journal of Rural Development.20:24-33.

12

Cheruiyot E.K. L.M. Mumera, L.N Nakhone and S.M Mwonga.. 2003. Effect of Legume-maged fallow on weeds and soil nitrogen in following maize (Zea mays L) and wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) crops in the Rift Valley highlands of Kenya. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 43:597-604

13

Ithinji G.K., W.S.K. Wasike, L.M. Mumera and S Wangia. 2002. Modeling selection of Agro-Technologies: The case of Legume-Cereal Crop sequencing in Njoro Division of Nakuru District, Kenya. Int’l. Jour Agric. Rural Dev. 3: 1-7.

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Cheruiyot E.K., L.M. Mumera, L.N. Nakhone, S.M. Mwonga 2001. Rotational Effects of Grain Legumes on Maize Performance in the Rift Valley Highlands of Kenya. African Crop Science. Journal . 9(4):667-676.

15

Mumera, L. M. & F. E. Below 1996: Genotype Variation in Resistance to Striga Parasitism of Maize. Maydica 41: 255-262.

16

Mumera, L. M. & F. E. Below 1993: Role of Nitrogen in Resistance of Striga Parasitism of Maize Crop Science 33 (4) : 758-763.

17

Mumera, L. M. 1988: Striga Infestation in Maize and Sorghum related to Cultivar Herbicidal Activity and Nitrate Kenya Sugar VII (I): 17-29

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Plant Physiology & Weed Science: Photosynthesis; Radiation in Plant canopies; Nitrogen in plant nutrition; Host-parasite Interactions; Multiple Cropping Systems.

 

Dr. Mwanarusi Saidi

Dr. Mwanarusi Saidi, PhD
Senior Lecturer and Coordinator, Horticulture Programs
Faculty of Agriculture,
Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils,
Egerton University
P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 - 722 739 311
Email: mwanarusi @yahoo.com OR mwanarusis@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2009

Ph.D., Horticulture (Olericulture)

Michigan State University, USA/Egerton University, Kenya

2000

MSc. Horticulture (Olericulture)

Egerton University, Kenya

1995

B.Sc. Horticulture

Egerton University, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Vegetable science, Cropping systems, crop environment manipulation, insect pest management

WORK EXPERIENCE

May 2011 - present

Coordinator, Horticulture programs in the department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University

Feb 2012 - Present

Senior Lecturer, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University

2007-2012

Lecturer, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University.

2001-2007

Assistant Lecturer, Egerton University

1996-2001

Teaching Assistant, Egerton University

1995-1996

Assistant Farm Manager, Coast Development Authority, Kenya

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2010- 2014

Low cost pest exclusion and microclimate modification for small scale vegetable growers in East and West Africa (2010 – 2014) – Funded by USAID – HortCRSP (US $ 500,000)

2012-2014

Linking agriculture to tourism for improved livelihoods in coastal Kenya - Funded by NCST (Ksh 2,823 000)

2012 - 2013

Potential of integrating African indigenous vegetables into agropastoral livelihoods for income and food security: The case of Narok and Kajiado Counties, Kenya s – Funded by the African Economic Research Consortium (US$ 15, 000)

2012-2013

Vermicomposting for organic waste management and improved vegetable yields. Funded by Egerton University (Ksh. 400,000)

2007 - 2008

Economic assessment of cowpea as influenced by leaf harvesting and cropping regime. Funded by Egerton University (Ksh. 400,000)

2009-2012

Optimization of watermelon production in semi arid areas of Marigat through enhanced utilization of organic nutrient sources’. (Ksh. 200,000)

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Muleke E.M., M. Saidi, F.M. Itulya, T. Martin, and M. Ngouajio. 2013. The assessment of the use of eco-friendly nets to ensure sustainable cabbage seedling production in Africa. Agronomy 3:1-12.

2

Agnes Jeptoo, Joseph N. Aguyoh and Mwanarusi Saidi. 2013. Improving Carrot Yield and Quality through the Use of Bio-slurry Manure. Sustainable Agriculture Research; Vol. 2 (1):164-172.

3

Isaboke, H.N., P. Mshenga and M. Saidi. 2012. The Effect of Butternut Squash (Cucurbita moschata) on the Incomes of the Small-Holders in Suba District, Kenya. Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 4(5): 319-324.

Gogo E.O., M. Saidi, F.M. Itulya, T. Martin, and M. Ngouajio. 2012. Microclimate Modification Using Eco-Friendly Nets for High Quality Tomato Transplant Production by Small-Scale Farmers in East Africa. HortTechnology 22(3):292-298.

5

Isaboke, H.N., P. Mshenga, B.K. Mutai and M. Saidi. 2012. Determinants of adoption of butternut squash (cucurbita moschata) farming among small-holders in Suba district, Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development 9: 82-97.

6

Saidi M., F. M. Itulya, J. Aguyoh, and M. Ngouajio. 2010. Effects of cowpea leaf harvesting initiation time and frequency on tissue nitrogen content and productivity of a dual purpose cowpea-maize intercrop. HortScience, 45(3):369-375. 2010.

7

Saidi M., F. M. Itulya, J. Aguyoh, and M. Ngouajio. 2010. Leaf harvesting time and frequency affect vegetative and grain yield of cowpea. Agronomy Journal. 102:827-833.

8

Aguyoh J.N, W. Audi, M. Saidi and L. Gao-Qiong (2010) Growth, yields and quality response of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus (Thumb) Mansf. & nakai) Cv. Crimson Sweet) subjected to different levels of tithonia manure. International Journal of Science and .Nature 1(1):7-11.

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Saidi M., F.M. Itulya, J.N. Aguyoh, and P.M. Mshenga. (2010) .Yields and profitability of a dual-purpose sole cowpea and cowpea-maize intercrop as influenced by cowpea leaf harvesting frequency. ARPN Journal of Agriculture and Biological Science 5(5):65-71.

10

Saidi M., F.M. Itulya, J.N. Aguyoh, G. Owuor and P.M. Mshenga. (2010) .Effects of cowpea leaf harvesting initiation time on yields and profitability of a dual-purpose sole cowpea and cowpea-maize intercrop. EJEAFChe 9(6):1134-1144.

11

Saidi M., M. Ngouajio, F.M. Itulya F.M. and J. Ehler. (2007). Leaf harvesting initiation time and frequency affect biomass partitioning and yield of cowpea (Vigna unguculata (L) Walp. Crop Science Journal 47:1159 – 1166.

12

Saidi, M. and F.M. Itulya. 2006. Effect of intercropping collard with beans or onions on aphid population and yields of collard under high altitude conditions in Kenya. Tanzanian Journal of Agricultural Science 7(2):57-66.

13

Said M. and F.M. Itulya (2003). Intercropping and nitrogen management effects on diamondback moth damage and yields of collards in the highlands of Kenya. African. Crop Science.11(1):35-42

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Horticulture, Vegetable cropping systems, manipulation of crop environment, nutrient and pest management, Adaptive research

Dr. Mariam Mwangi

Dr. Mariam Mwangi, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Agriculture,
Crops, Horticulture and Soils Department
Egerton University
P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya
Tel: +254 51 221 7737; Mobile: +254 721 611641
Fax: +254 51 211 1113
Email: mariammwangiflori@gmail.com OR mariamflori@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

2003

PhD in Horticulture (Post harvest Technology)

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India

1990

MSc. in Horticulture

Sam Hagginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Science. Formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute, (UP) India.

1988

Bachelor of Sciences in Agriculture

Sam Hagginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Science formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute, (UP) India.

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Floriculture , Post harvest Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Horticulture

WORK EXPERIENCE

2005 - Present

Senior Lecturer, Crops, Horticulture & Soils Department, Egerton University, Kenya

2005 - Present

Landscape Advisor / Consultant, Egerton University

1997 - 2005

Lecturer , Crops, Horticulture & Soils Department, Egerton University

1993 - 1997

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Horticulture, Egerton University

1991 - 1993

Assistant Programme Officer, Department of programme for Agriculture Education, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, India

RECENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

2012 - Present

Linking Agriculture to Tourism for Improved Livelihoods in Coastal Kenya; NCST Research Grant for Women Scientists funded (Ksh 2.8 million)

2012 - Present

Enhancing Food Safety in the Kenyan Domestic Market through Reduced Pesticide Residues on Vegetables – A value Chain Approach; NCST Research Grant for Women Scientists funded (Ksh 1.8 million)

2012 - Present

Vermicomposting for Organic Waste Management and Improvement of Vegetable yields; Funded by Egerton University (Ksh 400,000)

2008 - 2010

Capacity Building for Women Scientist; three Workshops funded by International Foundation for Science (IFS); (11,100 Euros)


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Situma, Maureen; Mwangi, Mariam and Mulwa R.M.S (2013). Influence of Benzyladenine and Gibberellic acid Pretreatments on Dormancy Release, Flowering and Multiplication of Oriental Lily bulbs. Submitted to Journal of Applied Horticulture.

2

Situma, Maureen; Mwangi, Mariam; Mulwa R.M.S and Kibe A.M. (2013). Influence of Gibberellic acid and Benzyladenine Pretreatments on Growth and Flowering Characteristics of Oriental Lily bulbs. Submitted to Asian Academic Research Associates Journal.

3

Mwangi M., Kibe A. M. and Bhattacharjee, S. K. (2008). Influence of Wet and Dry Cold Storage and Holding Solutions on the Respiration Rate and Post Harvest Life of Cut Flowers. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, Vol. 10(1):43-55.

4

Mwangi, Mariam and Bhattacharjee, S.K. (2004). Influence of pulsing and wet cool storage postharvest life and quality of ‘Golden Gate’ cut roses. Scientific Horticulture, Vol. 9. 181-186.

5

Mwangi, Mariam and Bhattacharjee, S.K. (2003). Influence of pulsing and dry cool storage on the postharvest life and quality of ‘Noblesse’ cut roses. Journal of Ornamental Horticulture, Vol. 6 (2): 126 – 129

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Mwangi, Mariam; Chatterjee, S.R. and Bhattacharjee, S.K. (2003). Changes in the biochemical constituents of ‘Golden Gate’ cut rose petals as affected by precooling with ice-cold water spray, pulsing and packaging. Journal of Plant Biology, Vol. 30 (1): 95 – 97.

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Mwangi, Mariam; Chatterjee, S.R. and Bhattacharjee, S.K. (2003). Effect of precooling and pulsing on the biochemical changes during senescence in Golden Gate cut rose petals. Indian Journal of Horticulture, Vol. 60 (4): 394-398.

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Mwangi, Mariam; Chowdhry, P.N. and Bhattacharjee, S.K. (2003). Influence of precooling and pulsing on the growth of microorganisms in the vase water of cut rose cv. Noblesse. Annals of Agricultural Science, Ain Shams Univ. Cairo, Vol. 48 (1): 343-351.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Horticulture; Value Addition in Floriculture; Organic Farming ; Post Harvest Technology; Herbs and Spices

Julius Khaemba Masinde,MSc

Julius Khaemba Masinde,MSc
Lecturer, Soil Science
Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils,
Egerton University
P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 – (0)721 864690
Email: jmasinde@egerton.ac.ke OR khaemba03@yahoo.com OR julius.khaemba@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2011

Certificate, Training of Trainers course on Climate Change and Sustainable Land-Water Management

World Bank Institute/Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)/African Institute of Capacity Development (AICAD)

2006

Certificate; Use of Denaturing Genetic Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE) DNA Finger Printing Technique

World Agroforestry Centre/ Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility (TSBF) Institute of CIAT

2004

Certificate, Certificate in Pesticide Management and Pesticide Risk Reduction

SCANAGRI AB Sweden

2003

M.Sc. Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

Egerton University

1997

Post Graduate Certificate, Agricultural Meteorology

World Meteorological Centre, Bet Dagan Israel

1995

Diploma; Crop Management Research

CMRT Project of Egerton University, KARI/CIMMYT

1993

BSC. Horticulture

Egerton University

1985

Diploma in Agriculture

Egerton College

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

WORK EXPERIENCE

October 2010 - present

Lecturer, Soil Science, Egerton University

August 2006-October 2010

Assistant lecturer, CHS Department

July 1988 –August 2006

Senior Technologist, Departments of Agronomy, Soil Science and CHS, Egerton University

July 1985-July 1988

Divisional Agricultural Extension Officer, Griftu Division Wajir, Ministry of Agriculture.

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2006-2011

On a collaborative Project with Tanzanians titled “Characterization of undesirable substances in the ruminant food chain in the Lake Victoria Basin on the basis of biophysical and anthropogenic factors”.

204-2005

Part of a team involved in a project investigating rehabilitation of acidic soils in western Kenya.

1997

Involved in a Rockefeller Foundation funded project evaluating utilization of phosphate fertilizer for improved maize production and food security amongst smallholder farmer communities in western Kenya.

1995-1996

Evaluated chick pea varieties for ICRISAT at Egerton University.

1994

Co-ordinator, Sorghum/Fingermillet Project evaluating the adaptation of highland materials for cold tolerance for .International Crops Research Institute for the Semi- Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) at Egerton University.

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

2011: Kiogora D. S, Njoka E. M., Khaemba J. M, Komwihangilo D. M. and Max R. A. Anthropogenic Factors influencing the Ruminant Food Chain in Lake Victorian Basin. International Journal of Professional Practice – 2(4): 321-331

2

2011: Masinde, J.K, Mwonga S.M, Mumera L.M and Nakhone L. Forage legume-cereal double cropping in bimodal rainfall highland tropics: The Kenyan case. In: A. Bationo, B. Waswa, J. Okeyo and F. Maina (Eds). Innovations for Green Revolution in Africa: Exploring the Scientific Facts. DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-2543-2_26, © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011. DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-2543-2_26, © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011Springer NL.

3

2009: I. M. Tabu, R. K. Obura, A. Bationo, J. K. Masinde and L. Nakhone. Effect of phosphatic fertilizer type on maize growth in a rhodic ferralsol farmer perceived niche in western Kenya. Egerton Journal Sci & Tech 9:1-12.

4

2007: Tabu, I.M, Bationo A., Obura R.K. and Masinde J.K. Effect of rock phosphate, lime and green manure on growth and yield of maize in non productive niche in a Rhodic Ferralsol in farmers’ fields. In: A. Bationo, B.S Waswa, J Kihara and J. Kimetu (Eds). Advances in integrated soil fertility management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and opportunities. Springer NL Chap 42 pp 449-456.

5

2006: Masinde, J.K, Ahenda J.O Mwonga S.M, Mumera L.M and Nakhone L. 2006. Evaluation of germination capacities of selected forage legume seeds from the Kenya Highlands. Egerton Journal 6 (1):103-116.

6

2003: Masinde, J.K. The contribution of selected pasture legumes to soil fertility and wheat yields in a cereal based cropping system in the Highlands of the Rift Valley Province, Kenya. M.Sc. Thesis. Egerton University.

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NEWSLETTER PAPER
2008: Komwihangilo, D.M., Max R.A., Njoka, E.M and Masinde, J.K. Characterization of undesirable substances in the ruminant food chain in the Lake Victoria Basin on the basis of biophysical and anthropogenic factors: Preliminary results. Vic-Res Initiative: Synergy for Quality Research Newsletter Issue 5 Jan-April 2008.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Nutrient dynamics in agro-ecosystems, soil carbon and climate change and soil biology

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