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On-farm evaluation of the ‘push–pull’ technology for the control of stemborers and striga weed on maize in western Kenya
(Elsevier Inc., 2008-03)
The ‘push–pull’ technology is a novel pest management strategy developed for control of stemborers and striga weed, Striga hermonthica, in maize-based farming systems in eastern Africa, where maize is intercropped with ...
Evaluation of farmers' field days as a dissemination tool for push-pull technology in Western Kenya
(Elsevier Ltd, 2009-03)
Our earlier study on farmers' adoption of ‘Push-pull’ technology (PPT) for management of cereal stemborers and Striga weed showed that field days (FDs) could be effective in technology dissemination. Hence, in an effort ...
Traditional use of mosquito-repellent plants in western Kenya and their evaluation in semi-field experimental huts against Anopheles gambiae: ethnobotanical studies and application by thermal expulsion and direct burning
(Oxford University Press, 2002-06)
Ethnobotanical survey in 2 communities in western Kenya revealed that the most commonly known repellent plants were Ocimum americanum L. (64•1%), Lantana camara L. (17•9%), Tagetes minuta L. (11•3%) and Azadirachta indica ...
Significant others influence on socialization into sport of Kenya secondary school athletes
(Journal of Educational Research and Development, 2009-04)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of significant others in socialization into sports of secondary school athletes in Kenya. Data were collected through questionnaire from 636(320 males and 316 ...
Variation in In vitro Fumonisin B1 Production by Different Fusarium verticillioides Isolates in Kenya
(IDOSI Publications, 2008)
Several Fusarium verticillioides isolates from different maize growing regions in Kenya were isolated and evaluated for their ability to produce fumonisin B1 (FB1 ) The toxin was quantified using a directly competitive ...
The provision of formal western education among the Kenyan pastoral communities; 1900-1990
(Eastern Africa Journal of Historical and Social Sciences Research, 2000)
Phenotypic nutrient up-take differences in an alley cropping system in semi-arid Machakos, Kenya
(IOS Press, 2001-01-01)
Alley cropping of Cassia siamea and maize was studied in semi-arid Kenya for soil fertility improvement. Katumani composite maize was planted except in the short rains of 1988 (SR88) when a hybrid variety was sown. Therefore ...
Changing the Course: Equity Effects and Institutional Risk Amid Policy Shift in Higher Education Financing in Kenya
(Springer Netherlands, 2008-04)
Reform in higher education financing in Kenya has been occasioned by both endogenous and exogenous variables. Internal pressures of a declining economy, rapid demographic growth and increased inter-and intra-sectoral ...
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
(Penerbit UTHM, 2006)
Maize production in Molo division, situated in the central Rift Valley is constrained by acid soil infertility and high P fixation. To realize maximum crop production, the acid infertile soil may be corrected through liming, ...
Toxic cyanobacteria and their toxins in standing waters of Kenya: implications for water resource use
(IWA Publishing, 2006-06-04)
Phytoplankton biodiversity studies in Kenya's standing waters were carried out between 2001 and 2003. Toxin producing cyanobacteria were recorded in twelve water bodies. Microcystis and Anabaena were the most common species ...