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Training needs in soil fertility management for farmers and extension workers in central highlands of Kenya
The objective of this study was to identify training requirements of farmers and extension agents for effective and enhanced uptake and utilization of these technologies in the central highlands of Kenya. The study was ...
Determination of insecticidal activity of Kenyan Bt isolates against the spotted stem borer, chilo partellus
The delta – endotoxin crystals containing insecticidal Cryproteins were isolated from 20 unidentified local Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner (Bt)isolates and a reference isolate Bt aizawai(Bta) using froth floatation and ...
Optimizing pumpkin production and value addition in Kenya: baseline survey findings
Traditionally considered a “poor man’s food”, the pumpkin is increasingly being recognized as an important food crop in Kenya mainly due to increased knowledge of its nutritional value and ease of crop cultivation in several ...
Effect of 2, 4-d levels on callus induction of leaf and stem explants of 5 local farmer-preferred sweet potato varieties in Kenya
Five local and popular sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas(Lam.) varieties were selected from the major sweet potato growing areas, based on farmer-preferences and desirable characteristics. Both leaf and stem explants were ...
Optimisation of parameters for agrobacterium-mediated transformation of sweet potato
An Agrobacterium-mediated transformation and somatic regeneration protocol was adapted for a Kenyan sweet potato variety, KSP36. A model cultivar, CTP560 was used as a control. For selection of transformed explants paramomycin ...
In vitro selection and characterization of salinity tolerant somaclones of tropical maize (Zea mays L.)
Tolerance to salinity was obtained in an open pollinated variety (KAT) widely grown in the East African region and a dryland hybrid (PH01) by applying in vitro selection and regeneration procedures. Immature zygotic embryos ...