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Fingerprinting and Relating Juvenile Characters of Rice to Yield and Yield Components in Kiambu and Kirinyaga Counties
(Kenyatta University, 2019-02)
Rice is increasing as an important food and cash crop in Kenya and is third to maize and wheat in terms of consumption. Consumption has continually outstripped production resulting in massive importation. The main problem ...
Characterization, Water Stress and Nutrient Management of Yellow Passion Fruits (Passiflora Edulis, Var F. Flavicarpa. Deg) in Kiambu and Embu Counties, Kenya
(Kenyatta University, 2019-06)
Passion fruit has gained significant importance as a horticultural crop of choice among farmers in Kenya. The yellow passion has been recently commercialized in Embu County due to its adaptation to the hot arid conditions ...
Soil Moisture Conservation, Cropping Systems and Soil Fertility Effects on Soil and Maize Performance in Machakos County, Kenya
(Kenyatta University, 2019-05)
The main causes of food insecurity in semi–arid parts of Kenya are low soil fertility, low and unreliable rainfall. These two causes are the main challenges facing small-scale farmers in food production especially in ...
Performance of Amaranth Accessions against Moisture Stress and Key Insect Pests and Their Indigenous Parasitoids in Arusha, Tanzania
(Kenyatta University, 2019)
Amaranths are African indigenous vegetables (AIVs) that have recently gained importance as a food source in Africa owing to the high nutritional value of their leaves and grains. Production of this crop is, however, limited ...