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Crop water relationships and thermal adaptation of kathika beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and green grams (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek) with special reference to temporal patterns of potential growth in the drylands of SE Kenya
(Journal of Arid Environments, 2001)
High soil temperatures influence seedling emergence as well as the performance of plant organs and yields. Temperatures of above 40°C were recorded in the topsoil of the Ferralsols of the semi-arid areas of SE Kenya during ...
Population Level of Bean Rhizobia in the Soil of Semi-Arid South-East Kenya and Assessment of Symbiotic Behaviour
(Faculty of Science Kenyatta University, 2001)
The major objective of this study was to investigate Biological Nitrogen Fixation (BNF) in common bean in semi-arid south-east Kenya. The population of indigenous rhizobia specific to common bean was determined using the ...
Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Selected Legumes of the Semi-Arid Makueni District of Southeast Kenya
(Journal of Agriculture in the Tropics and Subtropics, 1999-10)
The major objective of this study was to investigate biological nitrogen fixation in two main legumes (green gram and common bean) grown in semi-arid southeast Kenya. Nodulation experiments on the two legumes were carried ...
Phenological and physiological evaluation of the potential of Tohono O'odham Z16 maize as a new crop for the semi-arid areas of SE-Kenya
(Journal of Agriculture in the Tropics and Subtropics, 1997)
This study intends to compare the phenology, crop water requirements and the diurnal behaviour of leaf water potential of the new maize variety Tohono O'odham Z16 and of the locally grown varieties, i.e. Makueni DLC and ...
Nitrogen Fixation by Vigna radiata L. Wilczek in Pure and Mixed Stands in SE-Kenya
(CSA Illumina, 1999)
Greenhouse and field experiments were carried out to determine the number of rhizobia in soils of SE-Kenya, nodulation and nitrogen fixation by green grams in two cropping systems was also determined. The Most Probable ...