Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Passion fruit production in Kenya: Opportunities and constraints 

    Wangungu, C.W.; Mwangi, Maina; Gathu, R.K.; Mbaka, J.; Kori, J.N. (FaCT Publishing, 2010)
    Passion fruit is ranked third in importance among the horticultural crops in Kenya. In recent years, the fruit has gained high demand due to activities of beverage producing companies. The fruit has dynamically changed the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Passion fruit production in Kenya: Opportunities and constraints 

    Wangungu, C.W.; Mwangi, Maina; Gathu, R.K.; Mbaka, J.; Kori, J.N. (FaCT Publishing, 2010)
    Passion fruit is ranked third in importance among the horticultural crops in Kenya. In recent years, the fruit has gained high demand due to activities of beverage producing companies. The fruit has dynamically changed the ...
  • Contributions of Agricultural Sciences towards achieving the Millenium Development Goals 

    Mwangi, Maina (FaCT Publishing, 2010)
    All the materials included in this book were originally submitted to the 3rd International e- Conference on Agricultural Biosciences held online from June 1 - 15, 2010. This was an internet based conference designed to ...
  • Role of Wild Crucifers on Parasitoids of Plutella xylostella in Kenya: Wild Crucifers acts as Refugia for DBM Parasitoids 

    Kahuthia-Gathu, R. (LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012-05-02)
    Indiscriminate use of pesticides contributes to elimination of parasitoid guild and development of pesticide resistance. As part of classical biological control, two parasitoids Diadegma semiclausum and Cotesia plutellae ...
  • Physico-chemical properties of flour from kibuzi and PHIA 25 bananas. 

    Wamue-Ngare, G.N.; Ng'an'ga, Z.; Manyama, A.; Mwangi, M.; Muyonga, J. H. (Inter-University Council for East Africa Lake Victoria Research Initiative, 2012)
    Flour was made from PHIA 25, a high yielding dessert banana cultivar, which is not very widely accepted for fresh consumption and compared to flour from kibuzi,a widely con-sumed cooking banana type. The proximate ...