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Publications School of Agriculture and Food Security

YearAbstract/PaperJournalAuthor(s)
2013 Use of organic inputs in management of alfisols and ultisols for sustainable maize production in Western Kenya. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 3(4): 884-895. Achieng, J.; J. Ouma, G.; Odhiambo, G
2013 The effects of farm pesticides on water bird numbers in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science and Water Resources, 2(7), 203 – 209. Kaoga, J.; Ouma, G.; Abuom, P.
2013 Immediate and residual effects of lime and phosphorus fertilizer on soil acidity and maize production in Western Kenya. Experimental Agriculture, 1-16. Kisinyo, P., Othieno, C., Gudu, S., Okalebo, J., Opala, P., Ng'etich, W. K., Nyambati, R. O.; Ouma, E. O.; Agalo, J. J.; Kebeney, S. J.; Too, E. J.;.Kisinyo, J. A. Opile, W.
2013 Phosphorus sorption and lime requirements of maize growing acid soils of Kenya. Sustainable Agriculture Research; 2(2); 116-123. Kisinyo, P.O.; Othieno, C.O.; Gudu, S.O.; Okalebo, J.R.; Opala, P.A.; Maghanga, J.K.; Ng’etich, W.K.; Agalo, J.J.; Opile, R.W.; Kisinyo, J.A.; Ogola, B.O.
2013 Effects of drying method, storage period and carbon: nitrogen ratio on inorganic nitrogen contents of Vertisols. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 6(12), 476-482. Nina, D.O.; Sigunga, D. O. 
2013 Farmers’ perception and its influence on adoption of Striga management technologies in Western Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development, 2(5), 175-183. Odhiambo G.D.; Maraga J.N.; Oyunge D.O.; Alokit C. 
2013 Screening sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L) Moech) for sugar and biomass production. Sugar Tech, 15(3), 258-262. Olweny, C.; Abayo, G.; Dida, M.; Okori, P.
2013   Status of the Sondu-Miriu River fish species diversity and fisheries: Sondu-Miriu Hydro-Power Project (SMH) operations. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment, 5(8), 181-188. Owiti, D.O.; Kapiyo, R.A.; Bosire, E.K.
2013 Comparison of antimicrobial activities of brine salting, chlorinated solution and Moringa oleifera plant extracts in Rastrineobola argentea and Oreochromis niloticus fish from Lake Victoria basin of Kenya. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND), 13(3), 7772-7788. Onyuka, J.H.O.; Kakai, R.; Arama, P.F.; Ofulla, A.V.O.
2013 Response of the African nightshade to phosphate fertilizer alication in Western Kenya. Archives of Alied Science Research, 5(1), 195-201. Tuwei, C.; Opala, P.A.; Omami, E.N.; Opile, W.R.

2012 Molecular characterisation of dicot-infecting mastreviruses from Australia. Virus Research, M3 - doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2012.02.024 (In Press) (Elsevier) Hadfield, J.; Thomas, J.E.; Schwinghamer, M.W.; Kraberger, S.; Stainton, D.; Dayaram, A.; Parry, J.N., Pande, D.; Martin, D.P.; Varsani, A.;

2012 Dietary selection in Mastomys natalensis (Rodentia: Muridae) in the maize agro-ecosystems of central and southwestern Tanzania. Mammalia, 72 (3), 169–177 (De Gruyter) Odhiambo, R.O.; Makundi, R.H.; Leirs, H.; Verhagen, R.

2012 The Changing rainfall patterns and the associated impacts on subsistence agriculture in Laikipia East District, Kenya. Journal of Geography and Regional Planning Vol. 5, pp. 198-206. Huho, J.M., Ngaira, J.K. And Ogindo, H.O., and Masayi, N.

2011 Percentage take off of top - grafted rose (Rosa hybrida) Cultivars as affected by harvest stage and storage period of bud-wood. J. Microbial.  Biotech. Res.1:17-28 Otiende A. Millicent, Nyabundi  O. Julius, Onyango Mary O. Abukutsa and Ngamau Kamau.

2011 Hawesting surface rainwater Purification using moringa Olifera seed extracts and aluminum Sulphate. J. Agric. Ext. and Rural Dev. 3, 102-112. Arama P.F., Wagai S. O., Ogur J. A., Otieno  W. A., Owido S. O. Mahagagu C. M.

2011 Nutritional Analysis of Some Composted and non-composted Agricultural substrates used for production of Kenyan nature wood ear mushroom. A. J. Food Technol 6:804-816. Onyango B. O., V. A. Palapala, P. F. Arama, S. O. Wagai and C. A. Otieno.

2011 Living with drought: The case of the Maasai pastoralists of northern Kenya.  Education Research Journal, Vol 2(1), pp.  779-789. Huho, J.M., Ngaira, J.K. And Ogindo, H.O.

2011 Suitability of selected supplemented substrates for cultivation of Kenyan nature wood ear mushrooms. A. J. Food Technol 5:395-403. Onyango B. O., V. A. Palapala, P. F. Arama, S. O. Wagai and B. M. Gichima

2011 Antimicrobial activity of foliar fertilizer formulations and their effect on ice nucleation activity of     Pseudomona Syringae, the causal agent of Bacterial blight in Cofee. Int. J. Agric. Res. 6:550-561 R. B. Mugiira, P. F. Arama, J. M. Macharia and B. M. Gichimu

2011 Morphological characterization of Kenyan nature wood ear mushroom and the effect of supplemented mellet and sorghum grains in spawn production Agric. Biol. J. N. Arn.2:407-414. Onyango B. O., Palapala V. A., Arama P. F., Wagai S. O. and Gichimu B. M.

2011 Spatial heterogeneity in ecosystem structure and productivity in a moist Kenyan savanna. J. Plant Ecol. 212:769-783. Otieno D.O., K’Otuto G. O., Ja‘kli B., SchrÖttle P., Maina J. N., Jung E., Onyango J. C.

2011 Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of enteric bacteria isolated from water and fish in Lake Victoria basin of Western Kenya. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. 75:762-769. Onyuka J. H. O., R. Kakai, D. M. Onyango, P. F. Arama, J. Gichuki and A. V. Ofula.

2011 Antibacterial activity of M. Moringa Oleifera and Moringa Oleifera and Moringa stenopetala methanol and n-hexane seed extracts on bacteria implicated in water-born diseases. Afr. J. Microbiol, Res. 5:153-157. Atieno W., Wagai S., Arama P. F. and Ogur J.

2011 Phytochemical constituents of some medicinal plants used by the Nandis of South Nandi district, Kenya. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, 9(3): 1201 -1210. (Biosciences) Jeruto, P.; Mutai, C.; Ouma, G.; Lukhoba, C.

2011 An inventory of medicinal plants that the people of Nandi use to treat malaria. Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences, 9 (3), 1192- 1200. (Biosciences) Jeruto, P.; Mutai, C.; Ouma, G.; Lukhoba, C.

2011 Pedological perspective of gully erosion sites within Kendu escarpment-Sondu Miriu Region, West Kenya. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 5(12), 1050 -1059. (Academic Journals) Sigunga, D.O.; Hoshino, M.; Onyango, J.C.; Asanuma, S.; Kimura, M.

2011

Land and soil resources and their management for sustainable agricultural production in Kenya: current position and future challenges.

Egerton Journal of Science and Technology Series, 11 Sigunga, D.O.; Wandahwa, P.

2010 Effect of Tithonia diversifolia (\    1QA`) and inorganic fertilizers on maize yield on Alfisols and Ultisols of western Kenya. Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America, 1(5), 740-747 Achieng, J.O.; Ouma, G.; Odhiambo, G.; Muyekho, F.
 2010 Effect of farmyard manure and inorganic fertilizers on maize production on Alfisols and Ultisols in Kakamega, western Kenya.  Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America, 1(4), 430-439 Achieng, J.O.; Ouma, G.; Odhiambo, G.; Muyekho, F.
    
2010  Participatory evaluation of integrated pest and soil fertility management options using ordered categorical data analysis.   Agricultural Systems, doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2009.12.005, (In Press) (Elsevier) De Groote, H.; Rutto, E.; Odhiambo, G.; Kanampiu, F.; Khan, Z.; Coe, R.; Vanlauwe, B. 
    
2010 Yield of three commercial watermelon cultivars in Kenya as compared to a local landrace.  The African Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 3. ……(The Global Horticulture Initiative). Gichimu B.M.; Owuor, B.O.; Dida, M.M.

 

    
2010  PArticipatory consumer evaluation of twelve sweetpotato varieties in Kenya.   The African Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 3……(The Global Horticulture Initiative) Kwach, J.K.; Odhiambo, G.O.; Dida, M.M.; Gichuki, S.T.
    
2009 Economic analysis of different options in integrated pest and soil fertility management in maize cropping systems of western Kenya. Agricultural Economics (in press). (Wiley-Blackwell)  De Groote, H.; Vanlauwe, B.; Rutto, E.; Odhiambo, G.; Kanampiu, F.; Khan,
    
 2009 Morphological characterisation of some wild and cultivated watermelon (Citrullus sp.) accessions in Kenya.   ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science, 4 (2), 10-18 (Asian Research Publishing Networks). Gichimu, B.M.; Owuor, B.O.; Mwai, G.N.; Dida, M.M.
    
 2009 Comparing the yield components of three most popular commercial watermelon cultivars in Kenya with one newly introduced cultivar and one landrace. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science, 1(4), 65-71. (Academic Journals)   Gichimu, B.M; Owuor, B.O.; Dida, M.M.
    
2009  Multi-locational on-farm evaluation of sweet potato varieties for commercial and domestic use.   East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, 75(1&2), 127-138. (African Journals Online) Johnson, K.K.; Gichuki, S.T.; Dida, M.M.; Odhiambo, G.D.
    
2009  Moisture content and the longevity of seeds of six Euphorbia species in open storage.  Seed Science and Technology, 37(2), 383-397 (International Seed Testing Association) Muthoka, P.N.; Hay, F.R.; Dida, M.M.; Nyabundi, J.O.; Probert, R.J.
    
2009 Germination and dormancy breaking requirements for Vernonia galamensis (Asteraceae).  Seed Science and Technology, 37, 1-9 (International Seed Testing Association) Nyamongo, D.O.; Nyabundi, J.; Daws, M.I.
    
2009 Fungitoxic properties of four crude plant extracts on fusarium oxysporum schl. F. sp phaseoli.  African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 9(8), (Rural Outreach Programme (ROP), Nairobi) Obongoya, O.B.; Wagai, S.O.; Odhiambo, G.
    
2009 Induced male-sterility alters dry matter distribution in Solanum villosum Mill.  Acta Hort., 806, 571-578 (International Society for Horticultural Science) Ojiewo, C.O.; Murakami, K.; Masuda, M.; Agong, S.G.
2009 Seed germination of java plum (Syzigium cumnii) in three provenances western Kenya. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science,1(10), 320–329 (Academic Journals)  Okuto, J.L.; Ouma, G.
    
2009  Genotypic variability in sesame mutant lines  Kenya African Crop Science Journal, 17(2), 101-107  (Bioline International)  Ong'injo, E.O.; Ayiecho, P.O.
    
2009 Effect of Different container sizes and irrigation frequency on the growth and gas exchange characteristics of mango rootstock seedlings.  Advances in Horticultural Science, 23 (1), 33 – 40. (Firenze University Press)  Ouma, G.
    
2009 Intercropping and its application to banana production in East Africa: A review.  Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science, 1(2), 13-15 (Academic Journals)  Ouma, G.
    
2009 Vegetative propagation of large sour plum (Ximenia caffra Sond) by rooting of plagiotropic stem cuttings.   ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science, 4 (1), 19-27 (Asian Research Publishing Networks).  Owuor, B.; Musyimi, D.; Ocaido, M.; Asimwe, J.
    
2009   Fungitoxic properties of four crude plant extracts on Fusarium oxysporum Schl. F. SP. Phaseoli, disease of common beans.   African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 9(8), 1652- 1666. (Rural Outreach Programme (ROP), Nairobi) Wagai, S.O.; Obongoya, B.O.; Odhiambo, G. 
    
2008 Economic efficiency and supply response of women as farm managers: Comparative evidence from western Kenya.   World Development, 36, 1247-1260 (Elsevier) Alene, A.D.; Manyong, V.M.; Omanya, G.O.; Mignouna, H.D.; Bokanga, M.; Odhiambo, G.D.
    
2008 Propagation of some endangered Indigenous trees from the Nandi South District of Kenya using cheap, non-mist technology.  Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science, 3(3), 1-6 (Asian Research Publishing Networks)  Jeruto, P.; Lukhoba, C.; Ouma, G., 
    
2008 Herbal treatments in Aldai and Kaptumo divisions in Nandi District, Rift Valley Province, Kenya.   African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, 5(1), 103-105 (African Networks on Ethnomedicines) Jeruto, P.; Lukhoba, C.; Ouma, G.; Otieno, D.; Mutai, C.
    
2008 An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by the Nandi people in Kenya.  Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 116(2), 370-376 (Elsevier)  Jeruto, P.; Lukhoba, C.; Ouma, G.; Otieno, D.; Mutai, C.
    
2008

 Effect of water deficit on the physiological and morphological characteristics of mango (Mangifera indica) rootstock seedlings.

American Journal of Plant Physiology, 3, 1-15. (Academic Journals Inc., USA)  Luvaha, E.; Netondo, G.W.; Ouma, G.
    
2008  Salinity and temperature effects on CO2 assimilation in leaves of avocados. American Journal of Plant Physiology, 3(1), 40-49. (Academic Journals Inc., USA) Musyimi, D.M.; Netondo, G.W.; Ouma, G.
    
2008 Integration of farmyard manure and plant population density effects on soil characteristics and productivity of mulched Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa) in a Tropical climate.   The African Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 1, 100-115 (The Global Horticulture Initiative)  Ogendo,R.O.;Isusta,D.K.; Sigunga,D.O
    
2008 Effect of washing and media on the germination of papaya seeds.  Agricultura Tropica et Subtropica, 41(1), 21-26. (Institute of Tropics and Subtropics (ITS) 2009, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)  Okeyo, A.; Ouma, G.
    
2008 Effect of washing and media on the germination of papaya seeds. ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science, 3(1), 8-11(Asian Research Publishing Networks).  Okeyo, A.; Ouma, G.
    
2008  Effect of forcing and root pruning on the growth of citrus rootstock seedlings.   African Plant Science and Biotechnology Journal, 2(2), 20-28. (Global Science Books)  Ouma, G.
    
2008  Use of gibberellins to improve fruit set in pears after frost damage.  Journal of Biological Sciences, 8(1), 213-216 (Asian Network for Scientific Information)   Ouma, G.
    
2008  Effects of fertilizer nitrogen on short-term nitrogen loss in bypass flow in a Vertisol.  Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 39(17), 2534-2549. (Taylor & Francis)  Sigunga, D.O.; Janssen, B.H.; Oenema, O.
    
2008   Integrated management of Striga hermonthica, stem borers, and declining soil fertility in western Kenya.  Field Crops Research,  107,  102-115 (Elsevier) Vanlauwe, B.; Kanampiu, F.; Odhiambo, G.D.; De Groote, H.; Wadhams, L.J.; Khan, Z.R.
    
2008  Phosphorus requirements by maize varieties in different soil types of western Kenya.  African Crop Science Journal, 16(2), 161-173 (Bioline International) Wasonga, C.J.; Sigunga, D.O.; Musandu, A.O.
    
2008  Striga management and the African farmer.  Outlook on Agriculture, 37(4), 277-282 (IP Publishing Ltd) Woomer, P.L.; Bokanga, M.; Odhiambo, G.D.
    
 2007 Economic efficiency and supply response of women as farm managers: comparative evidence from western Kenya.   World Development, 36 (7), 1247-1260 (Elsevier) Arega, D.A.; Manyong’, V.M.; Omanya, G.; Mignouna, H.D.; Bokanga, M.; Odhiambo, G.D. 
    
 2007 Smallholder market participation under transactions costs: Maize supply and fertilizer demand in Kenya.   Journal of Food Policy, 33, 318-328 (Elsevier) Arega, D.A.; Manyong’, V.M.; Omanya, G.; Mignouna, H.D.; Bokanga, M.; Odhiambo, G.D.
    
 2007  Klebsiella oxytoca ‘10mkr7’ stimulates Striga suicidal germination in Zea mays.  Journal of Tropical Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2, 13-19 (African Journals Online).  Babalola, O.O.; Odhiambo, G.D.
    
 2007 Physiological responses of mango (Magifera indica) rootstock seedlings to water stress.  American Journal of Plant Physiology, 3(1), 1-5. (Academic Journals Inc., USA)  Luvaha, E.; Netondo, G.W.; Ouma, G
    
2007  Physiological responses of mango (Magifera indica) root stock seedlings to water stress.  Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science, 2 (4-5), 6-12 (Asian Research Publishing Networks). Luvaha, E.; Netondo, G.W.; Ouma, G.
    
 2007  Effects of salinity on growth and photosynthesis of avocado seedlings.  International Journal of Botany, 3(1), 78-84. . (Asian Network for Scientific Information)  Musyimi, D.M.; Netondo, G.W.; Ouma, G.
    
 2007 Effects of salinity on gas exchange and nutrient uptake in avocados. Journal of Biological Sciences, 7, 496-505. (Asian Network for Scientific Information)   Musyimi, D.M.; Netondo, G.W.; Ouma, G.
    
 2007 Growth of avocado plants under saline conditions.  International Journal of Fruit Science, 7, 59-75 (Taylor & Francis )  Musyimi, D.M.; Netondo, G.W.; Ouma, G.
    
 2007 Polyploidy breeding of African nightshade (Solanum section Solanum).  International Journal of Plant Breeding, 1(1), 10-21 (Global Science Books)  Ojiewo, C.O.; Murakami, K.; Masinde, P.W.; Agong, S.G.
    
2007  Chemical and defoliation effects on apple fruit set.  Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 6(7), 1155 – 1157. (Global Science Books)  Ouma, G.
    
2007  Chemical and non-chemical thinning methods in apple (Malus domestica Borkh).   ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science, 2, 7-11(Asian Research Publishing Networks).  Ouma, G.
    
2007  Effect of different container sizes and irrigation frequency on the morphological and physiological characteristics of mango (Mangifera indica) rootstock seedlings. International Journal of Botany, 3(3), 260-268. . (Asian Network for Scientific Information)  Ouma, G.
    
 2007 Growth parameters, photosynthesis as affected by different container sizes and irrigation frequency.  Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, 2(6), 23 – 34. (ARPN Journals)   Ouma, G.
    
2006   Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria do not pose any deleterious effect on cowpea and detectable amounts of ethylene are produced. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (Netherlands). DOI: 10.1007/s11274-006-9290-6. (Springer+  Babalola, O.O.; Sanni, A.I.; Odhiambo, G.D.; Baldwyn, T.
    
2006 Growth responses of rough lemon (C. Limon L.) rootstock seedlings to different container sizes and N levels.  Agricultural Tropica et Subtropica, 39(3), 182 – 188. (Institute of Tropics and Subtropics (ITS) 2009, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)   Ouma, G.
    
2006 Land Evaluation for Soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill) production based on kriging soil and climate parameters for the Kakamega District, Kenya.  Journal of Agronomy, 5(1), 142-250 (Asian Network for Scientific Information) Rota, J. A.; Wandahwa, P.; Sigunga, D.O.
    
 2005 Root confinement and irrigation frequency affect growth of rough lemon seedlings.   Fruits Journal, 60(3), 195 – 220. EDP Sciences)  Ouma, G.
    
 2004 Isolation of rhizobacteria associated with maize and assessment of their potential for use in Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth. suicidal germination. Journal of Tropical Microbiology and Biotechnology, 3 (1), 64 – 70 (African Journals Online). Babalola, O.O.; Sanni, A.I.; Odhiambo, G.D.
    
 2004 Chemical and non-chemical thinning studies in apple.  Discovery and Innovation, 17, 50 – 55. (African Academy of Sciences (AAS)   Ouma, G.