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Prof. Gachene Charles K K Publications
12013Nitrogen Fixation By Natural Populations Of Acacia Senegal In The Drylands Of Kenya Using 15N Natural Abundance
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22012Using P-GIS To Reverse Forest Destruction: Comprehending The Magnitude Of Problems In The Lower Tana River Basin
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32012Soil Hydraulic Properties Of A Nitisol In Kabete, Kenya
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42012The Disappearing Forest: A Case Study Of Trends In Land Use And Land Cove R Change Of The Threatened Lower Tana River Forest Complex, Coastal Kenya.
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52011Using Forage Legumes To Improve Soil Fertility For Enhanced Grassland Productivity Of Semi-arid Rangelands Of Kajiado District, Kenya
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62011Soil Physicochemical Properties Under Acacia Senegal Varieties In The Dryland Areas Of Kenya
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72011Use Of CROPWAT Model To Predict Water Use In Irrigated Tomato Production At Kabete, Kenya
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82011Production Systems, Land Cover Change And Soil Factors Affecting Pastur E Production In Semi1arid Nakasongola
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92011Does Crotalaria Residues Used As A Source Of Nitrogen (N) For Maize Fertilization Require Any Mineral N Supplementation?
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102011The Effect Of Introduced Forage Legumes On Improvement Of Soil Fertility In Natural Pastures Of Semi-arid Rangelands Of Kajiado District, Kenya
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112011Effect Of Organic Mulch Type And Time Of Application On Potato Yield, Soil Moisture And Temperature In A Contrasting Climate Gradient In Embu District.
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122011Effect Of Vegetative Macro Contour Lines On Soil Moisture Conservation And Crop Performance In Eastern Province, Kenya
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132011Genefic Diversity Of Gum Arabic-producing Acacia Senegal Variefies In Kenya Using Inter-Simple Sequence Repeat (ISSR) And Chloroplast Simple Sequence
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142010Assessment Of Changes In Natural Resources: A Participatory Approach
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152010Residual Effect Of Mucuna Pruriens Green Manure Application Rate On Maize (Zea Mays L.) Grain Yield
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162010Effects Of Legume Cover Crop And Sub-soiling On Soil Properties And Maize (zea Mays L) Growth In Semi Arid Area Of Machakos District, Kenya
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172010Adoption And Opportuni Ties For Improving Soil And Water Conservation Measures In Kathekakai Settlement Scheme, Machakos District. Paper
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182010Crop Production In Water Scarce Environments: Getting The Most Out Of Localised Drip Irrigation Systems
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192009Gender, Soil And Water Conservation In Machakos District, Kenya
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202009Soil And Nutrient Losses Due To Erosion In Maize-legume Cropping Systems Of Central Kenya
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212008Decomposition Rates Of Biomass Obtained From Six Month-old Tephrosia Vogelii, Tithonia Diversifolia And Natural Fallow Vegetation At Maseno, Kenya. Biological Agricultural & Horticultural Journal, Vol 1
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222008Effects Of Water Conservation Tillage On Water Use Efficiency In Maize1cowpea Cropping Systems In Semi Arid E Astern Kenya.
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232008Comparison Of Sampling Designs In The Detection Of Spatial Variability Of Katumani Soils For Precision Agriculture.
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242008Six Month-duration Tephrosia Vogelii Hook.f. And Tithonia Diversifolia (Hemsl.) A.Gray Planted-fallows For Improving Maize Production In Kenya
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252007GN Chemining
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262007Response Of Snapbean To Inorganic N-fertilizer And Farm And Manure In Mwea
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272006Nyambati EM, Mureithi JG, Gachene CKK And Gitari JN. 2006. Managing Green Manure Legumes For Improved Maize Production In Kenyan Highlands. In Jg Muriethi, CKK Gachene, JW Wamuongo And M Eilitta (eds) Enhancing Agricultural Productivity In East Africa: De
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282006Gachene CKK And Mwangi H. 2006. Green Manure Cover Crops For Soil Erosion Control And And Conservation Agriculture In Central And Eastern Highlands Of Kenya. In Jg Muriethi, CKK Gachene, JW Wamuongo And M Eilitta (eds) Enhancing Agricultural Productivity
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292006Karuku G, Gachene CKK And Macharia P. 2006. Soil Water Behaviour Under Different Cover Crops And Under Different Residue Management Practices. In Jg Muriethi, CKK Gachene, JW Wamuongo And M Eilitta (eds) Enhancing Agricultural Productivity In East Africa:
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302006Macharia PN And Gachene CKK. 2006. Forage Legumes For The Improvement Of Natural Pastures Of Semi Arid Rangelands Of Kajiado District. In Jg Muriethi, CKK Gachene, JW Wamuongo And M Eilitta (eds) Enhancing Agricultural Productivity In East Africa: Develop
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312005Participatory Evaluation Of Residue Management Effects Of Green Manure Legumes On Maize Yield In The Central Kenya Highlands. Journal Of Sustainable Agriculture, Vol. 25(4), 49-68
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322005Hydroeconomic Evaluation Of Rainwater Harvesting And Management Technologies: Farmers
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332005Effects Of Soil Management Practices And Tillage Systems On Soil Moisture Conservation And Maize Yield On A Sandy Loam In Semiarid Kenya
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342005Capacity Building For Land Resources Management To Meet The Challenges Of Food Security In Africa. Proceedings Of The 21 Annual Conference 1st-5th December, 2003, Eldoret Kenya
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352005Effect Of Liming And Triple Superphosphate Fertilizer Application On Growth And Root Nodulation Of Common Bean (phaseolus Vulgaris) In Soils Of Old Tea Lands
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362005Modelling Soil Organic Matter Dynamics In The Kabete Long-term Experiment In Kenya
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372004(eds/contributor). Soil Fertility And Land Productivity. A Guide For Extension Workers In The Eastern Africa Region. RELMA Technical Handbook Series 30. Nairobi, Kenya RELMA/Sida, ISBN 9966-896-66-X, 146 + Xiv Pp.
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382004Effects Of Soil Management Practices And Tillage Systems On Surface Soil Water Conservation On A Sandy Loam In Semi-arid Kenya. Soil & Tillage Research 75, 173-184.
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392004Promotion Of Marejea Cultivation In The Ruvuma Region Of Tanzania: Experiences Of The Catholic Missionaries At Peramiho Mission Centre. In (eds) M Eilitta, J Mureithi And R Derpsch. Green Manure/cover Crops Systems Of Smallholder Farmers: Experiences From
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402004Green Manure/cover Crop Technology In Eastern And Central Uganda: Development And Dissemination. In (eds) M Eilitta, J Mureithi And R Derpsch. Green Manure/cover Crops Systems Of Smallholder Farmers: Experiences From Tropical And Subtropical Regions, Kluw
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412004SESSION III–IRRIGATION, DRAINAGE AND WATER HARVESTING-The Effects Of Grass Strips On The Terrace Development And Crop Yield
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422004Promotion Of Marejea Cultivation In The Ruvuma Region Of Tanzania: Experiences Of The Catholic Missionaries At Peramiho Mission Centre
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432004Legume Research Network Project: A Sythensis Report Of Phase 1 (1994-2000)
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442004Lost And Reclaimed: A Case Study Of Gully Rehabilitation In Central Kenya Highlands Using Low-cost Measures
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4520032003 Grain Maize Yield Improvement Using Tephrosia Vogelii And Tithonia Diversifolia Biomass At Maseno, Kenya. Tropical And Subtropical Agroecosystems, Vol. 2: 1-11.
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462003The Role Of Green Manure Legumes In Smallholder Farming Systems In Kenya: The Legume Research Network Project. Tropical And Subtropical Agroecosystems, Vol. 1 : 57-70.
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472003Influence Of Irrigation And Nitrogen Fertilizers On Maize Growth, Nitrogen Uptake And Yield In A Semi-arid Kenyan Environment. E. Afr. Agric. For. J. 69 (2), 99-108.
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482003Soil Chemical Properties, Sunflower Growth And Yields As Affected By Double Digging, Mulch And Compost In Central Kenya. E. Afri. Agric. For. J. 68(3), 159-163.
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492003Soil Fertility And Land Productivity Technical Handbook No. 30
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502003Soil Fertility And Land Productivity
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512003Effects Of Soil Management Practices And Tillage Systems On Soil Water Conservation And Maize Yield On A Sandy Loam In Semi-arid Kenya
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522003Grain Maize Yield Improvement Using Tephrosia Vogelii And Tithonia Diversifolia Biomass At Maseno, Kenya
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532003The Role Of Agroforestry Trees In Soil Productivity: Verification Of Farmers’ Knowledge A Nd Perceptions In Central Kenya Highlands
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542003The Role Of Plant Residues In Soil Productivity: Farmers'knowledge And Practices In Embu District, Kenya
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552003Temporal Variability Of Crust Strength And Thickness As Influenced By Tillage Methods And Soil Management Practices In Semi Arid Areas Of Kenya, P. 59-76
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562002Incorporation Of Green Manure Cover Crops In Maize Based Cropping System In Semi-arid And Sub-humid Environments Of Kenya. In (eds) J.G. Mureithi, C.K.K. Gachene, F.N. Muyekho, M. Onyango, L. Mose And O. Magenya. Participatory Technology Development For S
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572002The Effect Of Post-harvest Crop Cover On Soil Erosion In A Maize-legume Based Cropping System In Gatanga, Kenya. Journal Of Agriculture In The Tropics And Subtropics, Vol 103, Pp 17-28
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582002Assessment Of Erosion Damage In Ndome And Ghazi, Taita Taveta, Kenya: Towards An Integrated Erosion Management Approach. GeoJournal 56: 171-176.
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592002Assessment Of Erosion Damage In Ndome And Ghazi, Taita Taveta, Kenya: Towards An Integrated Erosion Management Approach
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602002Incorporation Of Green Manure Cover Crops In Maize Based Cropping System In Semi -arid And Sub-humid Environments Of Kenya
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612002Performance Of Zea Mays Grown Under Short Term Duration Fallow Systems
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622002The Role Of Green Manure Legumes In Smallholders Farming Systems In Kenya
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632001Decomposition Rates Of Biomass Obtained From Six Month-old Tephrosia Vogelii, Tithonia Diversifolia And Natural Fallow Vegetation At Maseno, Kenya. Biological Agricultural & Horticultural Journal, Vol 19(1), 49-62.
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642001Field Assessment Of The Effect Of Cumulative Soil Loss On Soil Productivity East Afr. Agric. For. J., Vol. 67 (2), 129-145.
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652001Effects Of Soil Management Practices And Tillage Systems On Surface Soil Water Conservation And Crusty Formation On A Sandy Loam In Semi-arid Kenya
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662000Gachene, C.K.K., Oduor, A., Klingspor, P. And Haru, R. 2000. Soil Erosion Control With Legume Cover Crops: Data Summary. In (eds J.G. Mureithi, C.W. Mwendia, F.N. Muyeko, M.A. Onyango And S.N. Maobe) Participatory Technology Development For Soil Managemen
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672000Gachene, C.K.K., J.P. Mbuvi, H, Linner And N, Jarvis, 2000. Crop Response To Soil Water Content Under Fertilized And Non-fertilized Conditions. Soil Science Society Of East Africa (SSSEA) ISBN No. 9966-879-27-7, P 161-169.
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682000Soil Erosion Effects On Productivity Of Humic Nitosol. Soil Science Society Of East Africa ,ISBN No. 9966-8879-27-7, P 233-239.
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692000Screening Legume Cover Crops For Dry-season Survival In A Semi-arid Environment Of Kenya. In (eds J.G. Mureithi, C.W. Mwendia, F.N. Muyeko, M.A. Onyango And S.N. Maobe). Participatory Technology Development For Soil Management By Smallholders In Kenya. Sp
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702000Soil Moisture Extraction By Different Cover Crops. In (eds J.G. Mureithi, C.W. Mwendia, F.N. Muyeko, M.A. Onyango And S.N. Maobe) Participatory Technology Development For Soil Management By Smallholders In Kenya. Special Publication Of Soil Management And
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712000Community Capacity Building As An Opportunity For Sustainable Land Management: Lessons From Ndome And Ghazi In Taita-Taveta District, Kenya. Journal Of Agriculture In The Tropics And Subtropics, Vol 101 Pp 181-189.
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722000Development Of A Multi-disciplinary Approach To Improve The Management Of Soil Fertility By Smallholder Farmers: Experience Of The TSBF Programme.
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732000Effect Of Micro-catchment Size On Survival And Growth Of Two Semiarid Tree Species.
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742000The Effect Of Variations In Maize Stover Placement On Maize Growth And Nitrogen Uptake In Continuous Maize Cropping Systems In Two Regions Of Kenya.
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752000The Effect Of Varying Rates Of Compost And Diammonium Phosphate On Soil Physical Properties And Crop Performance.
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762000Effectiveness Of Three Grass Species As Filter Strips For Soil Conservation On Cropland.
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772000Effects Of Phosphorus Supply On The Growth And Nodulation Of Cowpeas.
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782000Environmental And Land-use Consequences Of Sand Harvesting In Masinga Division.
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792000Environmental Impact Assessment For Water Development And Conservation.
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802000Erosion Scars Caused By Earthflows: A Case Study Of Ol Joro Orok Division, Nyandarua District
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812000An Evaluation Of Gully Control Measures In Central Province, Kenya.
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822000Factors Affecting Land Use And Crop Production In Botswana.
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832000From Problem Diagnosis To Zoning: New Avenues For Collaborative Research And Development.
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842000Hedgerows For Control Of Soil Erosion In Kabale, Southwest Uganda.
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852000The Impact Of Climatic Changes On Land And Water Resource Management In Kenya.
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862000Impacts Of Land-use Practices On Natural Forests And Watersheds In The Lake Nakuru Catchment Basin.
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872000Biological And Water-harvesting Measures For Gully Control
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882000Land And Water Management For Sustainable Agricultural Production.
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892000Land And Water Management For Sustainable Agricultural Production.
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902000Minimizing Hydrological Impacts Of Smallholder Drainage Development
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912000New Ways Of Water Development For Pastoral Areas: Experiences From Southern Marsabit District.
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922000A Participatory Route Towards Conservation Farming For Better Land Husbandry.
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932000Peoples' Participation In Agroforestry: The Case Of The Pokot.
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942000Soils Of The Erosion Research Farm, Kabete Campus
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952000Saha. HM (2002). Participatory Evaluation Of Cowpea Cultivars For Adaptation In Coastal Kenya
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962000Rehabilitating Badly Eroded Soils In A Long Term Field Experiment Using Green Manure Cover Crops
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972000The Range Management Handbook Of Kenya: A Database For Planning Development In Arid And Semi-arid Areas Of Kenya.
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982000Residual Effect Of Lucerne On Wheat Yield: Report Of A Farm Trial At Njoro, Nakuru District.
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992000Riverbank Protection And Food Security.
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1002000Soil And Water Management In Semi-arid Kenya: An Overview.
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1012000Soil Erosion And Conservation Activities On Land Affected By Road Drainage: A Case Study Of Nyeri District.
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1022000Some Conceptions About Sediment Rating Equations.
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1032000Some" Near-farmer" Research On Land And Water Management For Crop Production In Semi-arid Kenya.
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1042000Systematic Gully Evaluation As A Precondition For Control.
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1052000Use Of Cover Crops To Improve Soil Productivity: Preliminary Studies Using Tropical Velvet Bean
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1062000Use Of Soil Survey Information In Soil And Water Management.
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1072000The Crisis In Land And Agricultural Productivity
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1082000Crop Response To Soil Water Content Under Fertilized And Non-fertilized Conditions
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1092000Soil Fertility Management Handbook For Extension Staff And Farmers In Kenya
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1102000Land And Water Management In Kenya: Towards Sustainable Land Use.
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1112000Legume Cover Crops For Soil Fertility Improvement In The Highlands Of Eastern Africa Region. Report Of An AHI Workshop
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1122000Returning Land Back To Productivity: The Role Of Green Manure Cover Crops In Controlling Soil Erosion In Farmers Fields, Gatanga, Kenya
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1132000Soil Erosion Effects On Productivity Of A Humic Nitisol
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1141999Soil Productivity Evaluation Under Different Soil Conservation Measures In Harerge Highlands Of Ethiopia. Special Issue Of E.A.A.F. Journal, Vol. 65 No. 2, 95
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1151999The Effect Of Grass Strips On Terrace Development And Crop Yield. Special Issue Of E.A.A.F. Journal, Vol. 65 No. 1, 79
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1161999Biomass Production And Nutrient Accumulation By Tephrosia Vogelii (Hemsley) A. Gray And Tithonia Diversifolia Hook F. Fallows During The Six-month Growth Period At Maseno, Western Kenya. Biotechnol. Agron. Soc. Environ. 3(4), 237-246.
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1171999Legume Cover Crops For Soil Fertility Improvement In The East African Region. AHI (African Highland Initiative) Soils Working Group Report No. 1., AHI/TSBF, Nairobi, Kenya. 25 Pp.
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1181998Maize Yield Reduction Due To Erosion In A High Potential Area Of Central Kenya Highlands. African Crop Sc. Journal, Vol. 6. No. 1, Pp 29-37.
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1191998Effects Of Tillage And Mulching On Soil Moisture Conservation And Crop Production. Applied Plant Sciences, 12 (1), Pp 5-9.
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1201998Incorporation Of Green Manure Legumes Into Smallholder Farming Systems In Kenya: Achievements And Current Activities Of Legume Screening Network. In (eds): F Rasolo And M. Raunet. Agrobiological Management Of Soils And Cropping Systems. Montpelier France,
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1211998Continuous Fertilization On Non-humiferous Acid Oxisols In Rwanda
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1221998Soil Organic Carbon, Nitrogen And Phosphorus Losses In Eroded Sediments From Runoff Plots On A Clay Soil In Kenya. Applied Plant Sciences, 12(3), Pp. 72-76.
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1231998Soil Moisture Extraction In Maize-mucuna Based Cropping System
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1241998The Distribution, Characteristics And Class Ification Of Swell - Shrink Soils In Kenya.
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1251998An Overview Of Legume Screening Network Activities.
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1261998Soil Moisture Extraction In Maize - Mucuna Based Cropping System.
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1271997Soil Erosion Effects On Soil Properties In A Highland Area Of Central Kenya. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 61: 559
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1281997Contributed In The Write Up Of The Document
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1291997Soil Moisture Extraction By Different Legume Cover Crops
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1301997Controlling Seasonal Soil Loss Using Purple Vetch (Vicia Benghalensis)
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1311996Properties, Management And Classification Of Vertisols In Kenya. In: FAO World Soil Resources Report No. 56 FAO, Rome, 22-30.
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1321996National Soil And Water Conservation Programme, Sida Evaluation 96/25. Department For Natural Resources And The Environment, Sweden.
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1331996National Soil And Water Conservation Programme, Sida Evaluation 96/25. Department For Natural Resources And The Environment, Sweden.
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1341996Soils Of Bondo Area
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1351995Evaluation And Mapping Of Soil Erosion Susceptibility: An Example From Kenya. Soil Use And Management Vol. II, 1-4.
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1361993Development Of A Streamflow Model For Rural Catchments In Kenya.
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1371993Erosion And Sedimentation Problems In The Arid And Semi-arid Lands Of Kenya.
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1381993Problems Of River-water Management For A Basin West Of Mount Kenya: Challenge To Water Resource Planners.
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1391993Quantifying The Returns On Soil Conservation In Kitui And Machakos Areas Of Kenya.
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1401993Terrace Riser Stabilization And Fodder Production
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1411993Sedimentation Problems Of Masinga Reservoir.
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1421991Major Soil Types Of Kenya: Vulnerability To Erosion Due To Their Inherent Characteristics.
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1431990Soils Of The Highlands And Mountainous Areas Of Kenya With Special Emphasis On Agricultural Soils: In: African Mountains And Highlands: Problems And Perspectives (eds. B. Messerli And H. Hurni). AMA, Switzerland, 157-169.
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1441989Nutrient Losses In Eroded Soil Material From Some Kenyan Soils
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1451989Site Characterisation For The Proposed MOVUSAC (Management Of Vertisols Unde R Semi Arid Conditions) Project At Gategi, Embu District.
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1461988The Characteristics, Classification And Land Use Significance Of Swell-shrink Soils East Of Lake Victoria, Kenya
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1471988Soils Of The Highland And Mountainous Areas Of Kenya With Special Emphasis On Agricultural Soils
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1481986The Land Quality:
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1491986Properties, Management And Classification Of Vertisols In Kenya. In: FAO World Soil Resources Report No. 56 FAO, Rome, 22-30.
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1501986Detailed Soil Survey Of The Voo Research Sub-Station (Kitui District)
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1511986Soils Of Bondo Area
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1521985Properties, Management And Classification Of Vertisols In Kenya.
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1531983A Preliminary Report On An Evaluation And Detailed Mapping Of Erosion Susceptibility At Kaloleni, Kilifi District
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1541983Kenya Soil Survey And Department Of Soil Science
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1551982Soils Of Busia Area
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1561981Reconnaissance Soil Survey Of Bondo Area
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1571979A Preliminary Investigation Of The Soil Conditions Of The Ithe-wa-Gathoni Farm, Lang'ata (Nairobi)
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