Proceedings of the 24th Soil Science Society of East Africa Conference
26th - 30th November 2007 at Izaak Walton Inn, Embu,Kenya
Keynote papers
  1. SOIL FERTILITY MANAGEMENT AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY IN EASTERN KENYA
    Muriuki, Jane
  2. EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND APPROACHES IN LAND AND WATER MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
    Owino, J.O.
  3. AGRICULTURE AS A PROVIDER OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES_A RESEARCH AND CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE OF THE CPWF
    Johnson, N and Maina FW
  4. STRENGTHENING CAPACITY FOR SOILS AND LAND MANAGEMENT
    August B Temu
Theme 1. Soil Management and Agricultural Productivity
  1. EFFECT OF LEGUME-WHEAT CROPPING SEQUENCES ON SOIL MICROBIAL BIOMASS, SOIL MINERAL N AND PERCENT TOTAL N IN WHEAT AT RONGAI - NJORO, KENYA
    Guto SN, Mochoge BO, Mwonga SM
  2. GREEN MANURING WITH HERBACEOUS LEGUMES FOR MAIZE PRODUCTION IN THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS OF KENYA
    J.N. Gitari, S.C. Amboga, D.N. Mugendi, J.G. Mureithi, J.B. Kung’u, and C.K.K. Gachene
  3. INFLUENCE OF SOIL NUTRIENT LEVELS ON CROP PROTECTION_A CASE OF THE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF MAIZE STREAK VIRUS DISEASE AND ITS VECTORS
    O.E.V Magenya, N. Kidula and F. Makini
  4. NUTRIENT RELEASE PATTERNS FROM PYMARC ON SELECTED SOILS IN KENYA
    Nyongesa H. W, R. K Obura, B. K Kitur, J. P Ouma, H. P Opala and N.C.O Keya
  5. NUTRIENT UPTAKE AND YIELD RESPONSES OF MAIZE AND BEAN TO LEGUMINOUS COVER CROP FALLOW WITH MINIMUM TILLAGE IN UGANDA
    Drake N. Mubiru
  6. PHOSPHORUS LEACHING IN AN ACID TROPICAL SOIL “RECAPITALIZED” WITH PHOSPHATE ROCK AND TRIPLE SUPERPHOSPHATE
    Gikonyo, E., Zaharah, A.R., Hanafi, M.M., and Anuar R.
  7. PRELIMINARY EXPERIENCES WITH FERTILIZERS CONTAINING BROAD BASE OF NUTRIENTS AND ORGANIC INPUTS ON MAIZE YIELD IN NORTH WEST KENYA
    Mwangi T, R. Onyango, M. Kamidi, M. Wanyonyi, J. Barkutwo, K. Ndung’u and J. Mulati
  8. PROSPECTS OF MUCUNA USE FOR IMPROVEMENT OF MAIZE YIELDS IN KENYA
    Maobe, S. N, Mburu, M.W.K, Ndufa, J. K, Akundabweni, L. S
  9. STRIGA INFESTATION AND MANAGEMENT IN EAST AFRICA
    Paul L. Woomer, George D. Odhiambo and Canon N. Savala
  10. THE EFFECT OF NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS APPLICATION ON THE POD YIELD OF SNOWPEAS
    E.M.Irambu, A.M.Ndegwa, A.W.Muriuki and S. B. Wepukhulu
Theme 2. Management of Land and Water for Sustainable Land Productivity
  1. COMPARING SOIL MOISTURE BY TDR AND NEUTRON PROBE AT 30CM DEPTH AND CROP YIELDS IN A MAIZE AND COWPEA AGRO-FORESTRY AND GRASS STRIP FARMING SYSTEM SEMI-ARID KENYA
    Kinama, J.M., Stigter, C.J., Ong ,C.K., Ng'ang'a, J.K and Gichuki, F.N
  2. EFFECT OF CONSERVATION TILLAGE AND COVER CROPS ON MAIZE YIELDS IN KUSA, RANGWE AND MUKURO AREAS, SOUTH WEST KENYA
    Nzabi, A. W., F. Makini, N. Kidula, E. Mutai and J. Rockstrom
  3. EROSION HAZARD MAPPING FOR LAND RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN SEMI-ARID KENYA
    J.M. Kinama P.M. Maingi M. Stocking
  4. IMPROVING PERFORMANCE OF IRRIGATION SCHEMES THROUGH PARTICIPATORY DIAGNOSIS AND ACTION PLANNING
    I.V. Sijali, G.M. Mwago & F. Kaburu
  5. INTEGRATED USE OF ORGANIC AND INORGANIC FERTILIZER SOIL AMENDMENTS FOR IMPROVING MAIZE YIELDS AND SOIL FERTILITY IN CENTRAL KENYA
    Jayne Mugwe, Danie Mugendi, David Odee, James Kungu, Monica Mucheru- Muna and Andre Bationo
  6. OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION IN AGRICULTURE AND INVESTMENT REQUIREMENTS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE OPPORTUNITIES
    Louis V. Verchot and James K. Mutegi
  7. SLEMSA MODEL APPLICATION FOR LAND USE MANAGEMENT IN SEMI-ARID KENYA
    Kinama J. M. Stocking, M. Maingi, P.M
  8. TILLAGE AND CROP RESIDUE EFFECTS ON CEREAL AND LEGUME YIELD IN DIFFERENT CROPPING SYSTEMS IN WESTERN KENYA
    Kihara J., A. Bationo, B. Waswa, J. Kimetu, J. Okeyo, F. Maina, J. Mukalama and B. Vanlauwe1
  9. UNDERSTANDING RANGELAND RAINFALL FOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTIVITY
    David K. Musembi, J. W. Munyasi, E. N. Muthiani
  10. WATER AND LIGHT USE IN MAIZE-MUCUNA INTERCROPPING SYSTEM
    MWK Mburu, JG Mureithi and CKK Gachene
  11. WATER HARVESTING TECHNIQUES AND INTEGRATED NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR MAIZE PRODUCTION IN THE SOUTHERN RANGELANDS OF SEMI-ARID EASTERN KENYA
    C.M. Githunguri, A.O. Esilaba, A.N. Kathuku and L.M. Mutuku
Theme 3. Research and Technology
  1. ADOPTION OF INNOVATIVE ATIRI INTERVENTIONS AMONG SELF HELP WOMENS’ GROUP IN SEMI ARID THIKA DISTRICT, KENYA
    Onyango, J.W and Ouma, J.
  2. FARMER FIELD SCHOOL AS AN EFFECTIVE APPROACH IN EMPOWERMENT OF GENDER PARTICIPATION, DECISION MAKING AND DIFFUSION OF SOIL AND CROP MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES AMONG SMALL SCALE FARMERS TRANS-NZOIA DISTRICT, KENYA.
    Bunyatta D.K and Mureithi J.G
  3. INFLUENCE OF NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES ON SOIL NUTRIENT STOCKS AND BALANCES IN SMALLHOLDER FARMS OF CENTRAL HIGHLANDS OF KENYA
    Muthamia J. M., Mugendi D. N. and Kung’u J. B.
  4. THE PLASTIC-TUBE BIOGAS PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY_EXPERIENCES IN SCALING-UP AND IMPLICATION TO RURAL AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION IN KENYA
    E.M. Kiruiro, G.M. Karanja and F. Matiri
Theme 4. Socio-Economic and Policy Issues in Soil and Environment Management
  1. ADOPTION OF SOIL FERTILITY IMPROVING TECHNOLOGIES BY MALE AND FEMALE HEADED HOUSEHOLDS IN CENTRAL KENYA
    Kirumba E. G., D. Mugendi, R. Karega1, J. Mugwe
  2. ANALYSIS OF FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ADOPTION OF INTEGRATED SOIL NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY IN WESTERN KENYA
    Odendo, M, Obare, G. and Salasya, B
  3. BIOPHYSICAL AND ECONOMETRIC DETERMINANTS FOR FARMER’S ADOPTION OF BIOLOGICAL LAND QUALITY MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES IN CENTRAL KENYA
    James K. Mutegi, Daniel N. Mugendi, James B. Kung’u and Louis V. Verchot
  4. MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIC INPUTS IN EAST AFRICA_A REVIEW OF CURRENT KNOWLEDGE AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
    P.A. Opala and H. Nyongesa
  5. SOCIOECONOMIC AND POLICY FACTORS UNDERMINING FARMERS’ ACCESS TO SOIL FERTILITY ENHANCING FARM INPUTS IN WESTERN KENYA
    Jonas N. Chianu, Franklin Mairura, Damian Ihedioha
  6. UTILISATION OF INDIGENOUS TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE (ITKs) IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AS A RESPONSE TO MARKET LIBERALISATION: THE CASE OF ARID AND SEMI-ARID REGIONS OF EASTERN KENYA
    Matiri, F.M., Kihanda F.M. and Kiruiro, E.M.
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