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    • Farm Energy, Power and Machinery for Non-Engineers: A Reader for University and College Students in Kenya 

      Waswa, Fuchaka; Shitanda, Douglas; Mukolwe, Michael (KurArts Designs and Digital Printers Limited, 2022)
    • CORPORATE & INTELLECTUAL SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: A Guide for Industry and Service Agencies in Kenya 

      Waswa, Fuchaka (KurArts Designs and Digital Printers Limited, 2024)
    • Athari za Sera ya Lugha Afrika Mashariki na Nafasi ya Kiswahili Afrika na Ulimwenguni 

      Osore, Miriam; Minyade, Sheril (RealText Printers and Publishers, 2024)
      Sera ya lugha ni kipengele cha mpango lugha. Haya ni maamuzi katika maandishi kuhusu jinsi lugha zinavyopaswa kutumika katika jamii ili kutekeleza majukumu mbalimbali. Maamuzi haya yanaweza kutolewa katika katiba ya nchi ...
    • An Insight into the Consequences of Emerging Plant Responses Contaminants in Soil and Water and Plant Responses 

      Sairam, Masina; Maitra, Sagar; Praharaj, Subhasisha; Nath, Suprava; Shankar, Tanmoy; Sahoo, Upasana; Santosh, D.T; Sagar, Lalichetti; Monalisha, Panda; Priya, G. Shanthi; Ashwini, T.R; Gaikwad, Dinkar J.; Hossain, Akbar; Pramanick, Biswajit; Jatav, Hanuman Singh; Gitari, Harun I.; Aftab, Tariq (Springer, Cham, 2023)
      With the advancement of science, better monitoring of soil and water quality has become possible. Many contaminants have been reported in the recent past that influence the quality of soil and water negatively. However, ...
    • Role of Legumes in Cropping System for Soil Ecosystem Improvement 

      Jena, Jagadish; Maitra, Sagar; Hossain, Akbar; Pramanick, Biswajit; Gitari, Harun I.; Praharaj, Subhashisa; Shankar, Tanmoy; Palai, Jnana Bharati; Rathore, Akshit; Mandal, Tanuj Kumar; Jatav, Hanuman Singh (Nova Science, 2022-02)
      Soil health management is a prime concern to ensure agricultural sustainability. Dwindling soil fertility as well as declining soil health is one of the great challenges of the present time to feed the world population. ...
    • Weeds and Weed Management 

      Namikoye, Everlyne Samita (Kenyatta University, 2020)
      Weeds are undesirable plants that may grow naturally along with crops. They affect the growth of plants, products desirability, decreased production efficiency and the yields. Weeds usually grow very fast, compete for the ...
    • Taxonomy and Classification of Insects 

      Namikoye, Everlyne Samita (Kenyatta University, 2020)
      Classification refers to the arrangement of the kinds of individuals living organisms into groups and the groups into systems called classification. TAXONOMY: This is the science of identifying, naming and classifying ...
    • Introduction to Crop Protection: Plant Diseases 

      Namikoye, Everlyne Samita (Kenyatta University, 2020)
      Plants, whether cultivated or wild, grow and produce well as long as the soil provides them with sufficient nutrients and moisture, sufficient light reaches their leaves, and the temperature remains within a certain “normal” ...
    • Plant Diseases Caused by Viruses 

      Namikoye, Everlyne Samita (Kenyatta University, 2020)
      Plant viruses have a huge impact on crop production throughout the world. Consequently, there has been a considerable effort and resources directed towards managing virus diseases. Crop failure due to debilitating viruses ...
    • Plant Diseases Caused by Fungi 

      Namikoye, Everlyne Samita (Kenyatta University, 2020)
      Fungi are microscopic organisms that reproduce by means of spores. Only those with cell wall containing chitin are classified as true fungi. Most plant diseases are caused by fungi and most of them tend to become a problem, ...
    • Plant Diseases Caused by Nematodes 

      Namikoye, Everlyne Samita (Kenyatta University, 2020)
      Nematodes are lower invertebrate animals and are perhaps the most numerous multicellular animals on the earth. They are generally free-living in marine, freshwater or soil environments, but a large number of species are ...
    • Management of Plant Diseases 

      Namikoye, Everlyne Samita (Kenyatta University, 2020)
      Most serious diseases of crop plants appear on a few plants in an area year after year, spread rapidly, and are difficult to cure after they have begun to develop. Therefore, almost all control methods are aimed at ...
    • Introduction to Crop Protection: Major Insect Pests 

      Namikoye, Everlyne Samita (Kenyatta University, 2020)
      The major quarantine pests identified recently on cut flowers include bollworms (Helicoverpa armigera, Spodoptera spp.), leaf miner (Liriomyza sp.), white flies (mainly Bemisia tabaci), thrips (mainly western flower thrips ...
    • Introduction to Crop Protection: Homoptera 

      Namikoye, Everlyne Samita (2020)
      Order Homoptera include aphids, whitefly, scales, leafhoppers, and mealybugs. They are plant-sucking, and many excrete honeydew, a liquid high in sugar, which attracts ants and is used as a substrate for sooty mold fungus, ...
    • Plant Diseases Caused by Bacteria 

      Namikoye, Everlyne Samita (Kenyatta University, 2020)
      Diseases caused by bacterial plant pathogens are one of the most severe constraints to agricultural productivity. Many types of crops are attacked by these pathogens every season with substantial losses occurring. Diseases ...
    • The Orma Boran—ten years of field observations 

      Munga, Leonard (Towards Increased Use of Trypanotolerance: Current Research and Future Directions, 1994)
      In 1913 Balfour reported Bos indicus cattle in the Koalib area of Sudan which he claimed were immune to trypanosomiasis (Balfour, 1913). Since that date trypanotolerance has been reported in other Bos indicus breeds ...
    • Cassava production and limitation of propagation through tissue culture 

      Ogero, K.O.; Gitonga, N. M.; Omwoyo, Ombori; Ngugi, M. (FaCT: Publishing, 2010)
      With the unrelenting increase in human population it is important that concerted efforts be made to increase crop productivity so as to match the expected increase in food demand. The gravity of this problem is well ...
    • Banana production, constraints and their propagation methods 

      Kasyoka, Martha Rhoda; Mwangi, Maina; Mbaka, J.; Gitonga, N.; Kori, N. (FaCT Publishing, 2010)
      Banana (Musa species) is an important food crop worldwide (Robinson, 2007). About 70 million people in East and West Africa are estimated to derive more than one quarter of their food energy requirement from plantains ...
    • Smut: An increasing threat to maize production in Kenya 

      Mwangi, Maina; Kirubi, D. (FaCT Publishing, 2010)
      Maize smut occurs globally wherever maize is grown. The disease reduces yields drastically through stunting and formation of galls on the above ground parts of the plant especially on the developing cob and the tassel. In ...
    • What affects efficiency of small holder dairy enteprises in rural Kenya? 

      Wambugu, Stephen K.; Maina, Mwangi; Mugambi, D.K.; Gitunu, A.M (FaCT Publishing, 2010)
      Dairy cattle farming is a major economic activity in Kenya contributing 3.5% of the national gross domestic product (GDP), and income, employment and food to many small-scale farmers. The country’s dairy herd size is the ...