dr-jayne mugwe


Qualifications: BSc (Moi); M Phil (Moi); PhD (Kenyatta).
Area of Specialization: Integrated Soil fertility Management
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844 Nairobi 00100
Designation: Associate Professor
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Summary:  Associate Professor in research methods and applied soil science dedicated to guiding students through the research journey. I aim to help students conduct quality research and publish in credible journals. I hold extensive experience in conducting research, supervising students, and managing and implementing multidisciplinary research projects. I have published more than 90 peer-reviewed journal articles, >35 book chapters, and participated in numerous scientific conferences.

Recent publications

Papers/Publications In Refereed Journals

  • Nungula EZ, Mugwe JN,Boniface H. J. Massawe, Mahmoud F. Seleiman, Nawab Ali & Harun I. Gitari (2024) GIS-AHP based approach in land evaluation and suitability assessment for sunflower (Helianthus annus) production, Cogent Food & Agriculture, 10:1, DOI: 1080/23311932.2024.2309831
  • Nungula, EZ, Mugwe JN, JamalNasar, Boniface H. J. Massawe, Anne N. Karuma, Sagar Maitra, Mahmoud F. Seleiman, Turgay Dindaroglu, Naeem Khan & Harun I. Gitari (2023). Land degradation unmasked as the key constraint in sunflower (Helianthus annus) production: Role of GIS in revitalizing this vital sector, Cogent Food & Agriculture, 9:2, DOI: 1080/23311932.2023.2267863
  • Chappa, L.R., Mugwe, J., Gitari, H.H. and Maitra, S. (2023). Upholding Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Yield and Profitability while Maintaining Soil Fertility Under Intercropping with Sunn Hemp and Mineral Fertilizer Application. International Journal of Bioresource Sciences, 10(01): 31-49.
  • Rugendo M, Gichimu B, Mugwe JN, Mucheru Muna M and Mugendi DN (2023).  Surface runoff and soil erosion from Nitisols and Ferralsols as influenced by different soil organic carbon levels under simulated rainfall conditions. Heliyon 9: e17684
  • Kwezirimana S, Mugwe JN and Bekele N (2023). Impact of collective marketing participation on farmers’ income: Evidence from smallholder avocado farmers of Murang’a County, Kenya. Social Sciences & Humanities Open: 100614
  • Ndegwa JK,  Gichimu BM, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN (2023) "Integrated soil fertility and water management practices for enhanced agricultural productivity – A Review" submitted to the journal "International Journal of Agronomy. https://doi.org/10.1155/2023/8890794
  • Kibet P, Mugwe JN,  Korir NK, Mucheru-Muna MW, Ngetich FK, Mugendi DN (2023). Granular and powdered lime improves soil properties and maize (Zea mays l.) performance in humic Nitisols of central highlands in Kenya. Heliyon 9.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e17286
  • Ndung’u M, N. Mugwe, Mucheru M F.K. Ngetich, F.S. Mairura, D.N. Mugendi (2023). Tied-ridging and soil inputs enhance small-scale maize productivity and profitability under erratic rainfall conditions in central Kenya. Agricultural Water Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2023.108390
  • Oduor N, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugwe JN, Sijali I, Nyabuga G, Mugendi ND (2023). Soil water use efficiency under integrated soil management practices in the drylands of Kenya. Heliyon 9. 5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e16145
  • Ogega S, Mugwe JN and Micheni A (2023). Interactive effects of tillage methods and inorganic nutrients on maize and beans performance in Embu County, Kenya. International Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Research ISSN: 2455-6939 Volume: 09, Issue: 01 https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/333672/files/ijaer_09__07.pdf
  • Michoma J, Mugwe JN, Korir N and Mwangi M. (2023). Effect of hydrogel and mulching on soil moisture, yields, economics of yellow passion fruit in Embu and Kiambu counties, Kenya. Asian Journal of Agricultural and Horticultural Research Volume 10, Issue 4, Page 9-21, 2023; Article no. AJAHR. 98703 ISSN: 2581-478.  https://doi.org/10.9734/ajahr/2023/v10i4240
  • Akello M, Mugwe JN, Nasar Jamar, Kisaka O, Ranja S and Gitari H, (2023). Role of phosphorus and innoculation with bradyrhizobium in enhancing soybean production. Advances in Agriculture;  Article ID 3231623. https://ops.hindawi.com/view.manuscript/aag/3231623/1/
  • Otara, E.N., Mogaka, H.R., Ndirangu, S. N., Mugwe, J. N. (2023). Socioeconomic factors influencing uptake of regenerative agriculture technologies in the dry-lands of Embu County, Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Extension, Vol. 27 (1), 1-12. https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jae.v27i1.1
  • Chappa LR, Mugwe JN, Maitra S and  Gitari H (2022). Current Status and Prospects of Improving Sunflower Production in Tanzania Through Intercropping with Sunn Hemp International Journal of Bioresource Science Citation: IJBS: 09(01): 01-08, June 2022 DOI: 10.30954/2347-9655.01.2022.1
  • Oduor N, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugwe JN, Sijali, Nyambuga, Mugendi DN (2022). Nutrient and organic carbon losses by erosion, and their economic and environmental implications in the drylands of Kenya. Environmental Challenges 7https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envc.2022.100519
  • Akello M, Mugwe JN, Ali Raza M, Seleiman MF, Maitra S and Gitari H. (2022) Aggrandizing soybean yield, phosphorus use efciency and economic returns under phosphatic fertilizer application and inoculation with Bradyrhizobium. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition https://doi.org/10.1007/s42729-022-00985-8.
  • Kithome, M., Rasugu, H. M., Mugwe, J. N., & Nyarindo, H. I. (2022). Factors influencing Adoption of Irrigation Technologies among Smallholder Farmers in Machakos County, Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Extension26(3), 44-59. 
  • Njenga MW, Mugwe JN, Mogaka H, Nyabuga G, Kiboi MN, Ngetich F, Mucheru-Muna M, Sijali I, Mugendi D (2021). Determinants of Farmers’ Knowledge on Soil and Water Conservation Technologies in Dry Zones of Central Highlands, Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Extension, 25: 127-143, http://www.journal.aesonnigeria.org/index.php/jae/article/view/297
  • Mugi-Ngenga EW, Kiboi MN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Mairura FS, Mugendi DN, Ngetich FN (2021). Indigenous and conventional climate-knowledge for enhanced farmers’ adaptation to climate variability in the semi-arid agro-ecologies of Kenya. Environmental Challenges 5 (2021) 100355, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envc.2021.100355
  • Njenga MW, Mugwe JN, Mogaka H, Nyabuga G, Kiboi MN, Ngetich F, Mucheru-Muna M, Sijali I, Mugendi D (2021). Communication factors influencing adoption of soil and water conservation technologies in the dry zones of Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya. Heliyon,
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e08236
  • Kimiti W W, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Ngetich KF, Kiboi MN and Mugendi DN (2021). Lime, manure and Inorganic Fertilizer Effects on Soil Chemical Properties, Maize Yield and Profitability in Acidic Soils in Central Highlands of Kenya . Asian Journal of Environment & Ecology, Page 40-51DOI: 10.9734/ajee/2021/v16i330250. Published: 21 September 2021
  • G.G. Mwaura ,   M.N. Kiboi ,   J.N. Mugwe ,   G. Nicolay ,   E.K. Bett, A. Muriuki ,  C.M. Musafiri ,  F.K. Ngetich (2021) Economic evaluation and socioeconomic drivers influencing farmers’ perceptions on benefits of using organic inputs technologies in Upper Eastern Kenya, Environmental Challenges  doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envc.2021.100282
  • Ndeke AM,  Mugwe JN, Mogaka H, Nyabuga G, Kiboi M,  Ngetich FK, Mucheru-Muna M,  Sijali I, Mugendi DN. (2021). Gender-specific determinants of Zai technology use intensity for improved soil water management in the drylands of Upper Eastern Kenya" Heliyon 7 e07217. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e07217
  • Mugwe J.N and Oduor E.O. (2021). Integrated Soil Fertility Management Approaches for Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation, and Enhanced Crop Productivity. Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021. W. Leal Filho et al. (eds.), Handbook of Climate Change Management, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22759-3_325-1
  • Mucheru-Muna MM, Ada MA, Mugwe JN, Mairura SM,  Ada A, Mugi-Ngenga E, Zingore S, Mutegi  JK (2021). Socio-economic predictors, soil fertility knowledge domains and strategies for sustainable maize intensification in Embu County, Kenya. Heylion 7:2 e06345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06345
  • Mwaura, G. G., Kiboi, M. N., Bett, E. K., Mugwe, J. N., Muriuki, A., Nicolay, G., & Ngetich, F. K. (2021). Adoption Intensity of selected organic-Based soil fertility management technologies in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.570190
  • Mugwe, JN., Ayieko D, Bett E and Mogaka., H (2020).  Determinants of smallholders farmers’ participation in collective marketing of maize in the central highlands of Kenya. African Journal of Rural Development, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 225-241., April, 2020. ISSN 2415-2838. https://www.afjrd.org/jos/index.php/afjrd/article/view/2000.
  • Mugwe JN, Ngetich FK and Oduor E (2019). Integrated Soil Fertility Management: Evolving paradigms toward integration© Springer Nature Switzerland Leal Filho et al. (eds.), Zero Hunger, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69626-3_71-1
  • Mwende N, Danga B, Mugwe J.N., and Kizito (2019). Effect of Integrating Tied ridging, Fertilizers and Cropping Systems on Maize Performance’ in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of Eastern Kenya. African Journal of agricultural Science and technology: 5: (2) 86-91 http://www.ajest.info/index.php/ajest/article/view/355
  • Murage, FM, Mugwe J.N, Ngetich, K.F, Mucheru-Muna, M.M and Mugendi, DN (2019). Adoption of soybean by smallholder farmers in the Central Highlands of Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural economics and Rural Development 7 (5) 1-12. https://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/19470 
  • Mwebia F,W.. Mugwe, J.N., Mucheru-Muna M., Mugendi, D.N. (2019). Influence of farmer groups’ characteristics on up scaling uptake of soil fertility technologies in Eastern Kenya. (2019). Journal of Agriculture 6 (1) 1-17 http://www.researchjournali.com/view.php?id=4848
  • Bett, E., Mugwe, J., Nyalugwe, N. Haraman, E., Williams, F., Tambo, J., Wood, A. and Bundi, M. (2018). Impact of plant clinics on disease and pest management, tomato productivity and profitability in Malawi. CABI Working Paper 11, 30pp. https://dx.doi.org/10.1079/CABICOMM-25-8089
  • Verde, B., Danga, B., Mugwe J., (2018). Interactive effect of goat manure, phosphate fertilizer and lime on soil fertility in Embu County, Kenya. Discovery Agriculture: 4:1-8. http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/18731
  • Kiboi, M.N., Ngetich, K.F., Diels, J., Mucheru-Muna, M., Mugwe, J., Mugendi, D.N (2017). Minimum tillage, tied ridging and mulching for better maize yield and yield stability in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Soil & Tillage Research, 170: 157-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2017.04.001
  • Njeru, P., Maina, I., Lekasi J., Kimani, S., Esilaba, A, Mugwe, J. and Mucheru-Muna, M (2016). Climate Smart agriculture adaptation strategies for rainfed agriculture in drought prone areas of central Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology. Vol 12 (2) 113-124. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJARGE.2016.076928
  • Mugi-Ngenga EW, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Ngetich FK, Mairura FS,and Mugendi DN (2016). Household's socio-economic factors influencing the level of adaptation to climate variability in the dry zones of Eastern Kenya. Journal of Rural Studies 43 (2016) 49-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2015.11.004
  • Musyoki JK, Mugwe JN, Mutundu K & Muchiri M.  (2016) Factors influencing level of participation of community forest associations in management forests in Kenya, Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 35:3, 205-216, DOI: 10.1080/10549811.2016.1142454. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10549811.2016.1142454
  • Masika KO, Mucheru-Muna MM, Ngetich FK, Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN, Mairura F, Shisanya C and  Makokha GL (2015). Potential of deterministic and geostatistical rainfall interpolation under high rainfall variability and dry spells: case of Kenya’s Central Highlands. Theoretical and applied climatology Vol 199 No 3-4. ISSN 0177-798X. Theoretical Applied  DOI 10.1007/s00704-015-1413-2. https://hdl.handle.net/10568/73658
  • Masika OK, Mucheru-Muna MM,  Ngetich F K, Mugwe JN,  Mugendi DN, Mairura FK and  Muriuki J (2015). Using APSIM Model as a Decision –support tool for long term integrated nitrogen management and maize productivity under semi arid conditions in Kenya. Experimental Agriculture: 52 (2) 279-299 https://doi.org/10.1017/S0014479715000095
  • Kabirigi M., Musana B., Ngetich F, Mugwe J, Mukuralinda A and Nabahungu NL (2015). Applicability of conservation agriculture for climate change adaptation in Rwanda’s situation. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management: 6 (9) 241-248. DOI 10.5897/JSSEM15.0508 . https://hd.handle.net/10568/76573
  • Masika OK, Mucheru-Muna MM,  Ngetich FK, Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN and Mairura FK (2015). Rainfall Variability, Drought Characterization, and Efficacy of Rainfall Data Reconstruction: Case of Eastern Kenya. Advances in Meteorology Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 380404, 16 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/380404
  • Bashagaluke J., Nicole N., Didier F. , Mochoge B., Mugwe J, Walangululu  J.,  (2015). Application of infrared technique in soil properties characterization in South Kivu province of DR Congo. African Journal of Food Science and Technology (ISSN: 2141-5455) Vol. 6(2) pp. 58-67. http://www.interesjournals.org/AJFST
  • Muchai S K, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN and Mairura FK (2014). Client focused Extension approach for disseminating soil fertility management in central Kenya. International journal of Agricultural Extension (IJAE) 02 (02) 129-136. http://escijournals.net/index.php/IJAE/article/view/801
    http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/11707
  • Ahmat1 FL, Mugwe JN,  Kimani S, Gweyi JO (2014). Maize response to Tithonia  diversifolia and rock phosphate application under two maize cropping systems in Kenya.  Journal of Applied Biosciences 79:6983 – 6991 ISSN 1997–5902. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jab.v79i1.18
  • Macharia JM, Mugwe JN,  Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN (2014). Socioeconomic factors  influencing levels of knowledge in soil fertility management in the central highlands of Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology; 701-711 ISSN 1939-1250 doi: 10.17265/2161-6264/2014.09.003. https://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/10372
  • Ngetich, K. F., Diels, J., Shisanya, C. A., Mugwe, J. N., Mucheru-Muna, M. and Mugendi, D. N. (2014). Effects of selected soil and water conservation techniques on runoff , sediment yield and maize productivity under sub-humid and semi-arid conditions in Kenya. Catena, 121, 288-296. doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2014.05.026. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2014.05.026
  • Mucheru-Muna, M, Mugendi, D.N., Pypers P, Mugwe, J.N., Kungu, J., Vanlauwe, B.  and Merckx, R (2014).  Enhancing maize productivity and profitability using organic inputs and mineral fertilizer in central Kenya smallhold farms. Experimental  Agriculture, volume 50 (2), pp. 250 https://doi.org/10.1017/S0014479713000525
  • Matusso JMM, Mugwe JN and Mucheru-Muna MW  (2014). Effect of different maize (Zea mays L.) – soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill intercropping patterns on yields and land equivalent ratio. Journal of Cereals and Oilseeds: 4 (4)48-57. http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/8781
  • Ngetich, F.K., Mucheru-Muna, M., Mugwe, J.N.,  Shisanya, C.A., Diels, J., Mugendi, D.N. (2014). Length of growing season, rainfall temporal distribution, onset and cessation dates in the Kenyan highlands. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 188: 24-32. doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.12.011. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.12.011
  • Matusso JMM, Mugwe JN and Mucheru-Muna MW (2014). Effect of different maize (Zea mays L.) – soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) intercropping patterns on yields, light interception and leaf area index in Embu West and Tigania East sub counties. Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research 2(2), pp. 6-21.
  • Matusso JMM, Mugwe JN and Mucheru-Muna MW (2014). Changes of Soil Inorganic N, Soil Organic C and N Uptake by Maize and Soybean under Different Intercropping Patterns in Embu West and Tigania East Counties of Central Kenya. Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research 2(2), pp. 22-33, April 2014
  • Okeyo, A.I., Mucheru-Muna, M., Mugwe, J.N., Ngetich, F.K.,  Mugendi, D.N.,  J. Diels, C.A. Shisanya, (2014). Effects of selected soil and water conservation technologies on nutrient losses and maize yields in the central highlands of Kenya. Agricultural Water Management, 137, 52-58. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378377414000390
  • Matusso, J. M. M., Mugwe J. N. and Mucheru-Muna M. (2014) Effects of Different Maize (Zea mays L.) – Soybean (Glycine max (L.)  Merrill) Intercropping Patterns on Yields and its Economics. Advanced Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 2(003), pp. 038-048, ISSN: 2360-9354  Advanced Journals  http://www.advancedjournals.org/AJAR
  • Matusso, M., Mugwe, J.N, Mucheru-Muna, M.  (2014).  Effects of different maize (Zea mays L.) – soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) intercropping patterns on soil mineral-N, N-uptake and soil properties  African Journal of Agricultural Research: Vol 9 (1), pp. 42-55, 2 January, 2014  DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2013.7178 ISSN 1991-637X ©2014. http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/8762
  • Verde BS, Danga BO and Mugwe JN (2013). Effects of manure, lime and mineral P fertilizer on soybean yields and soil fertility in a Humic Nitisol in the central highlands of Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Science Research : 2 (9) 283-291.
  • Nduwumuremyi A, Ruganzu R, Mugwe JN, Rusanganwa AC (2013). Effects of unburned lime on soil pH and base cations in acidic soil. ISRN Soil Science Volume 2013, Article ID 707569, 7 pages.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/707569
  • Verde BS, Danga BO and Mugwe JN (2013). The effects of Manure, Lime and fertilizer on N uptake and Soybean Yields (Glycine Max (L.) Merril) in the central highlands of Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering B2 111 – 116 ISSN a1934-8932.
  • Athanase N, Mugwe JN, Ruganzu V, Rusanganwa C and Nyirinkwaya B (2013). Effects of Travertine on Selected Soil Properties and yield of Irish Potato (Solanum Tuberosum L) in acidic soils. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology A3 175 – 182 ISSN 1939-1250.
  • Verde, B, Danga BO., Mugwe JN (2014). Soil microbial biomass changes with application of organic and inorganic in acid soil in Embu County, Kenya. Scholary journal of agricultural Sciences. 4 (1) 27-31. http://www.scholarly- journals.com/sjas/archive/2014/January/pdf/Benvido%20et%20al.pdf
    http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/10304
  • Ngetich KF, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugwe JN, Shisanya CA, Diels J, Mugendi DN (2014). Length of growing season, rainfall temporal distribution, onset and cessation dates in the Kenyan highlands. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 188 (2014) 24– 32. http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/9342. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.12.011
  • Musyoki JK, Mugwe JN, Mutundu K and Muchiri M (2013). Determinants of Household Decision to Join Community Forest Associations: A Case Study of Kenya," ISRN Forestry, vol. 2013, Article ID 902325, 10 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/902325. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/902325
  • Matusso, J.M., Mugwe, J.N., and Mucheru-Muna, M. (2014). Potential role of cereal-legume intercropping systems in integrated soil fertility management in smallholder farming systems of Sub-Saharan Africa.  Research Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Management. Vol. 3(3), pp. 162-174, March, 2014, ISSN 2315 - 8719© 2014 Apex Journal International.
  • Njeru PNM, Mugwe J,  Mucheru-Muna M, Maina I, Mwangi, S. Amboga S. Miruka S,  J.K. Lekasi JK, Kimani SK, Miriti J, Gitari J, Mahasi M. (2013) Integrating scientific and farmers’ evaluation of water harvesting and soil fertility technologies in sorghum productivity in Eastern Kenya.  East Africa Agriculture and Forestry Journal. (2013) 78(3), 143-150
  • Nduwumuremyi, A, Ruganzu, V., Mugwe, J.N. Sylvestre, H. (2013). Soil acidification and lime quality: sources of soil acidity, its effects on plant nutrients, efficiency of lime and liming requirements, Agricultural Advances:  2(9) 259-269, ISSN 2251-7820, DOI: 10.14196/aa.v2i9.988.
  • Nduwumuremyi, A., Mugwe, J.N., Rusanganwa C. A. and Mupenzi J. (2013). Mapping of limestone deposits and determination of quality of locally available limestone in Rwanda, Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management, Vol. 4(5), pp. 87-92, ISSN 2141-2391, DOI 10.5897/JSSEM12.20.https://www.researchgate.net/publication/272712968
  • Njeru PNM, Mugwe J, Maina I, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi D, Lekasi JK, Kimani SK, Miriti J, Esilaba AO and Muriithi F (2013). Integrating scientific and farmers’ perception towards evaluation of rain-fed agricultural technologies for sorghum and cowpea productivity in Central Kenya. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management Vol. 4(7), pp. 123-131, November, 2013. http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/8751
  • Kimaru SM, Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN (2013). Gender disparities in uptake of information on soil fertility management in the central highlands of Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Science and research (IJASR) 3 (2) 197-206. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262680353
  • Kimaru SM, Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN (2012). Influence of Education Levels on Dissemination of Soil Fertility Management Information in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics (JARTS); 113 2: 89-99. URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2012092441785
  • Mucheru-Muna M,  Pypers P, Mugendi D, Mugwe J, Merckx R and Vanlauwe  B (January 2010).  A staggered maize .legume intercrop arrangement robustly increases crop yields and economic returns in the highlands of Central Kenya.  Field Crops Research 115: 132-139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2009.10.013
  • Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN, Mucheru Muna M, Odee D  and Franklin Mairura (2009).  Effect of selected organic materials and inorganic fertilizer on soil fertility in a Humic Nitisol in the Central highlands of Kenya. Soil Use and Management 25: 434 - 440
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi D, Mugwe J, and Kung’u J (2009). Soil mineral N dynamics in a maize crop following different soil fertility amendments in different soil fertility status in sub-humid and semiarid regions in Central Kenya. Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences 5 (6): 978-993
  • Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MM,  Mugendi DN, Kung’u JB, Bationo A  and Mairura F  (2009) Adoption potential of selected organic inputs for improving soil fertility in the central highlands of Kenya.  Agroforestry Systems, 76: 467-485
  • Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN, Kung’u J, Mucheru-Muna M (2009).  Crop yields responses to application of organic and inorganic soil inputs under on-station and on-farm trials Experimental Agriculture, 45:47-59
  • Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna M, Merckx R, Chianu J  and Vanlauwe B (2009) Determinants of the decision to adopt integrated soil fertility management practices by smallholder farmers in the central highlands of Kenya. Experimental Agriculture, 45:61-75
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi D, Mugwe J, Kung’u J (2008). Maize yields and mineral-N movement as affected by organic and inorganic inputs in a humic Nitisol in Meru South District, Kenya. African Journal of Environmental Studies and Development 1: 99-108
  • Mugendi D, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe J, Kung’u J, Bationo A (2008). Best bet soil fertility technologies for improved food production in the Central highlands of Kenya. African Journal of Environmental Studies and Development 1: 8-15
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi D, Kung’u J, Mugwe J, Bationo A (2007). Effects of organic and mineral fertilizer inputs on maize yield and soil chemical properties in a maize cropping system in Meru South District, Kenya. Agroforestry Systems 69: 189-197
  • Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN, Mugwe J. 2008. Maize yields and mineral movement as affected by organic and inorganic inputs in a humic Nitisol in Meru South District, Kenya. African Journal of Environmental studies and development 1: 99-107
  • Mugendi DN, Kanyi MK, Kungu JB, Wamicha MN and Mugwe JN The role of agroforestry trees in intercepting leached nitrogen in the farming systems of the central highlands of Kenya. East African Agricultural and forestry Journal 69: 69-79.
  • Mugendi DN,  Nair PKR, Graetz , Mugwe J N, O’Neill (1999) Recovery by alley-cropped maize and trees from 15N-labeled tree biomass in the sub-humid highlands of Kenya. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s003740050630
  • Mugendi DN, Nair PKR, Mugwe JN, O’Neill MK and Woomer PL 1999. Alley cropping of maize with Calliandra and leucaena in the subhumid highlands of Kenya. Part 1. Soil fertility changes and maize yields. Agroforestry systems 46: 39-50
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