Monicah  Mucheru0415  

Department : Environmental Sciences and Education
Current Position: Associate Professor
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RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

A).PAPERS/PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

  • Ndeleko-Barasa EM, Mucheru-Muna MW, Ngetich KF 2021. Agronomic and financial benefits of direct Minjingu phosphate rock use in acidic humic nitisols of Upper Eastern Kenya. Heliyon, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e08332.
  • Kebenei MC, Mucheru-Muna M, Muriu-Ng’ang’a F, Ndung’u CK 2021. Zai Technology and Integrated Nutrient Management for Improved Soil Fertility and Increased Sorghum Yields in Kitui County, Kenya. Sustain. Food Syst. 5:714212, DOI: 10.3389/fsufs.2021.714212
  • Njenga MW, Mugwe JN, Mogaka H, Nyabuga G, Kiboi MN, Ngetich F, Mucheru-Muna M, Sijali I, Mugendi D 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
  • Kinyua M, Mucheru-Muna M, Bolo P, Kihara J 2021. Optimizing interaction between crop residues and inorganic N under zero tillage systems in sub-humid region of Kenya. Heliyon, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e07908.
  • Kimaru-Muchai SW, Ngetich FK, Mucheru-Muna MW, Baaru M 2021. Zai pits for heightened sorghum production in drier parts of Upper Eastern Kenya. Heliyon, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e08005
  • Kimiti WW, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Ngetich FK, Kiboi MN, 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: 16(3): 40-51, DOI: 10.9734/ajee/2021/v16i330250
  • Ndung'u a M, Ngatia LW, Onwonga RN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Fud R, Moriasi DN, Ngetich KF 2021. The influence of organic and inorganic nutrient inputs on soil organic carbon functional groups content and maize yields. Heliyon, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e07881
  • Ndeke AM, Mugwe JN, Mogaka H, Nyabuga G, Kiboi K, Ngetich F, Mucheru-Muna M, Sijali I, Mugendi D 2021. Gender-specific determinants of Zai technology use intensity for improved soil water management in the drylands of Upper Eastern Kenya. Heliyon, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e07217
  • Kiboi MN, Ngetich FK, Mucheru-Muna MW, Diels J, Mugendi DN 2021. Soil nutrients and crop yield response to conservation-effective management practices in the sub-humid highlands agro-ecologies of Kenya, Heliyon, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e07156.
  • Nyamwange MM, Njeru EM, Mucheru-Muna M Tillage, Mulching and Nitrogen Fertilization Differentially Affects Soil Microbial Biomass, Microbial Populations and Bacterial Diversity in a Maize Cropping System. Front. Sustain. Food Syst.5:614527. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2021.61452
  • Omenda JA, Ngetich KF, Kiboi MN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN 2021. Phosphorus availability and exchangeable aluminum response to phosphate rock and organic inputs in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Heliyon, Volume 7, Issue 3, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06371.
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Ada MA, Mugwe JN, Mairura FS, 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. Heliyon Volume 7, Issue 2, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06345
  • Bolo P, Kihara J, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi EN, Kinyua M, Sommer R 2021. Application of residue, inorganic fertilizer and lime affect phosphorus solubilizing microorganisms and microbial biomass under different tillage and cropping systems in a Ferralsol. Geoderma 390, 114962. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2021.114962.
  • Murimi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugi-Ngenga E, Zingore S, Kinyua JM 2020. Nutrient management options for enhancing productivity and profitability of conservation tillage under on-farm conditions in central highlands of Kenya. AIMS Agriculture and Food, 5(4): 666–680. DOI: 10.3934/agrfood.2020.4.666
  • Rabach V, Koske J, Mucheru Muna MW, Muriuki J, Ngare IO 2020. Carbon sequestration in agroforestry systems between conservation agriculture and conventional practice in the ASAL area of Machakos County, Kenya. Journal of Applied Agricultural Science and Technology 4 (2): 118-133
  • Macharia JM, Pelster DE, Ngetich FK, Shisanya CA, MucheruMuna M, Mugendi DN 2020. Soil greenhouse gas fluxes from maize production under different soil fertility management practices in East Africa. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125, e2019JG005427. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JG005427
  • Kimaru-Muchaia, SW, Ngetich FK, Baaru, M, Mucheru-Muna MW 2020. Adoption and utilisation of Zai pits for improved farm productivity in drier upper Eastern Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics, 121:13–22. https://doi.org/10.17170/

  • Omenda JA, Ngetich KF, Kiboi MN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN 2019. Soil Organic Carbon and Acid Phosphatase Enzyme Activity Response to Phosphate Rock and Organic Inputs in Acidic Soils of Central Highlands of Kenya in Maize. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science 30(2): 1-13 

  • Musyoka MW, Adamtey N, Muriuki AW, Bautze D, Karanja EN, Mucheru-Muna M, Fiaboe KKM, Cadisch G 2019. Nitrogen leaching losses and balances in conventional and organic farming systems in Kenya. Nutrient Cycling Agroecosystems, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-019-10002-7
  •  Murage FM, Mugwe JN, Ngetich KF, Mucheru-Muna MM, Mugendi DN 2019. Adoption of soyabean by smallholder farmers in the Central Highlands of Kenya. African Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, 7(5) 001-012, https://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/19470
  •  Musyoka MW, Adamtey N, Bu¨nemann EK, Muriuki AW, Karanja EN, Mucheru-Muna M, Fiaboe KKM, Cadisch G 2019. Nitrogen release and synchrony in organic and conventional farming systems of the Central Highlands of Kenya. Nutrient Cycling Agroecosystems https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-019-09978-z
  •  Mwebia FW, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN 2019. Inflence of farmer groups’ characteristics on up scaling uptake of soil fertility technologies in Eastern Kenya. Researchjournali Journal of Agriculture No 1 Jan 2019 1-17, http://www.researchjournali.com/view.php?id=4848
  • Nyamwange MM, Njeru EZ, Mucheru-Muna M and Ngetich F 2018. Soil management practices affect arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi propagules, root colonization and growth of rainfed maize. AIMS Agriculture and Food, 3 (2): 120–134
  • Muriu-Ng’ang’a FW, Mucheru-Muna MW, Waswa F, Mairura FS 2017. Socio-economic factors influencing utilisation of rain water harvesting and saving technologies in Tharaka South, Eastern Kenya. Agricultural Water Management 194 (2017) 150–159.
  • 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
  • Muthaura C, Mucheru-Muna M, Zingore Z, Kihara J and Muthamia J 2017. Effect of application of different nutrients on growth and yield parameters of maize (Zea mays), Case of Kandara Murang’a County. ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science, Vol. 12, No. 1, January 2017.
  • Adamteya N, Musyok M, Zundel C, Guillermo J, Cobo, Karanja E, Fiaboe K, Muriuki A, Mucheru-Muna MW, Vanlauwe B, Berseta E, Messmera M, Gattingera A, Bhullara G, Cadisch G, Fliessbach A, Mädera P, Nigglia U, and Foster D. 2016. Productivity, profitability and partial nutrient balance in maize-based conventional and organic farming systems in Kenya. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 235 (2016) 61–79
  • 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. Inderscience Publishers Ltd, 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
  • Kisaka MO, Mucheru-Muna M, Ngetich F, Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Mairura F, Shisanya C & GL Makokha 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 DOI 10.1007/s00704-015-1413-2, https://hdl.handle.net/10568/73658
  • Kisaka MO, Mucheru-Muna M, Ngetich F, Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Mairura F 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, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0014479715000095
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN, Pypers P, Mugwe JN, Kung'u JB, Vanlauwe B and Merckx R 2014. Enhancing maize productivity and profitability using organic inputs and mineral fertilizer in central Kenya small-hold farms. Experimental Agriculture 50: 250-269, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0014479713000525
  • Matusso JMM, Mugwe JN and Mucheru-Muna MW 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,
  • 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
  • Matusso JMM, Mugwe JN and Mucheru-Muna MW 2014. Effects of different maize (Zea mays L.) – soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) intercropping patterns on yields and economics. Advanced Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 2(003), pp. 38-48, March, 2014, http://www.advancedjournals.org/AJAR
  • 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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.12.011
  • Okeyo AI, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Diels J and Shisanya CA 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
  • Njenga NW, Mucheru-Muna MW and Muriuki J 2014. Assessing perceived impacts of climate change and how small scale farmers adapt in N in North Kinangop Location, Kenya. The International Journal of Innovative Research and Studies 3: 68-85
  • Matusso JMM, Mugwe JN and Mucheru-Muna MW 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
  • 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 Vol. 2(2), pp. 6-21, April 2014
  • 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 Vol. 2(2), pp. 22-33, April 2014
  • Nyi T, Mucheru-Muna MW, Shisanya C, Lama JP, Mutuo PK, Pypers P, Vanlauwe B 2014. Effect of Delayed Cassava Planting on Yields and Economic Returns of a Cassava-Groundnut Intercrop in the Democratic Republic of Congo. World Journal of Agricultural Research 2(3):101-108.
  • Ngetich KF, Diels J, Shisanya CA, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN. 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 (2014) 288–296, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2014.05.026
  • Kimaru SM, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe J, Mairura FS and Mugendi DN 2014. Client Focused Extension Approach for Disseminating Soil Fertility Management in Central Kenya International Journal of Agricultural Extension. Vol 2, No 2 (2014) 129-136: Int. J. Agric. Ext. ISSN: 2311-6110 (Online), 2311-8547 (Print) http://www.escijournals.net/IJAE, http://escijournals.net/index.php/IJAE/article/view/801 http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/11707
  • Kisaka MO, Mucheru-Muna M, Ngetich F, Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Mairura F 2014. Rainfall Variability, Drought Characterization, and Efficacy of Rainfall Data Reconstruction: Case of Eastern Kenya. Advances in Meteorology, Volume 2014, Article ID 380404, 16 pages
  • Macharia J, Mugwe J, 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 4, 701-711, ISSN 1939-1250, doi: 10.17265/2161-6264/2014.09.003, https://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/10372
  • Njenga NW, Mucheru-Muna MW and Muriuki J 2013. Climate Change Impacts on Small Scale Farmers in North Kinangop Location, Kenya. The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses. Volume 5, 2013
  • Kimaru SM, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe J, Mairura FS and 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) Vol. 3, Issue 1, Mar 2013, 197-206, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262680353
  • 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://irlibrary.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/8751
  • Njeru PNM, Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna M, Maina I, Mwangi DM, Amboga S, Miruka M, Lekasi JK, Kimani SK, Miriti J, Gitari J, Mahasi M, Mutea K and Muriithi F 2013. Integrating Scientific and Farmers’ Evaluation of Water Harvesting and Soil Fertility Technologies on Sorghum Productivity in Eastern Kenya. E. Afr. agric. For. J. (2013) 78(3), 143-150
  • Mutegi EM, Kung’u JB, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN 2012. Consequences of organic-mineral N soil fertility amendments on nitrogen uptake and maize grain yield in the smallholder farms of Meru South district, Kenya. Sky Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management Vol. 1(1), pp. 9–14
  • 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: 89–99, http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2012092441785
  • Mutegi1 EM, Kung’u JB, Mucheru-Muna MW, Pypers P, Mugendi DN 2012. Complementary effects of organic and mineral fertilizers on maize production in the smallholder farms of Meru South District, Kenya. Agricultural Sciences 3: 221-229
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Pypers P, Mugendi D, Kung’u J, Mugwe J, Merckx R and Vanlauwe B 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 J, Mugendi D, Mucheru-Muna MW, Odee D and Mairura F 2009. Effect of selected organic materials and inorganic fertilizer on the soil fertility of 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 semi-arid regions in Central Kenya. Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences 5 (6): 978-993
  • Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN, Kung’u J, Bationo A, Mairura F 2009. Adoption potential of selected organic resources for improving soil fertility in the central highlands of Kenya. Agroforestry Systems DOI 10.1007/s10457-009-9217-y
  • Shisanya CA, Mucheru MW, Mugendi DN and Kung’u JB. 2009. Effect of organic and inorganic nutrient sources on soil mineral nitrogen and maize yields in central highlands of Kenya. Soil and Tillage Research, 103(2), 239-246
  • 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, 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
  • Mugwe J, Mugendi D, Mucheru-Muna MW, Merckx R, Chianu J and Bernard V 2008. Determinants of the decision to adopt integrated soil fertility management practices by small holder farmers in the central highlands of Kenya. Experimental Agriculture 45: 61-75.
  • Mugwe J, Mugendi D, Kung’u J and Mucheru-Muna MW 2008. Maize yields response to application of organic and inorganic inputs under on-station and on-farm experiments in central Kenya. Experimental Agriculture 45: 47-59
  • 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

B).  PEER-REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTERS WITH ISBN NUMBERS

  • Njeru PNM, Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna M, Maina I, Kimani SK, and Lelgut DK 2018. Drought-Tolerant Crops in Kirinyaga County, Kenya: Climate-Smart Agriculture Adaptation Strategies W. In Leal Filho (ed.), Handbook of Climate Change Resilience, Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018. (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71025-9_80-1)
  • Kisaka MO, Mucheru-Muna M, Ngetich F, Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Mairura F 2015. Seasonal Rainfall Variability and Drought Characterization: Case of Eastern Arid Region, Kenya. In: WL Filho, AO Esilaba, KPC Rao, G Sridhar (Eds). Adapting African Agriculture to Climate Change Climate Change Management 2015, pp 53-71 (Springer NL ISBN 978-3-319-13000-2; DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-13000-2_5).
  • Njeru PNM, Mugwe JN, Maina I, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN, Lekasi JK 2015. Integrating Farmers and Scientific Methods for Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation Options in Embu County. In: Eds, Walter Leal Filho, Anthony O. Esilaba, K. P. C. Rao and G. Sridhar. Adapting African Agriculture to Climate Change. Climate Change Management 2015, pp 185-197. ((Springer NL ISBN 978-3-319-13000-2; DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-13000-2_5).
  • Njeru PNM, Mugwe JN, Maina I, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN, Lekasi JK, Kimani SK, Wamuongo J, Oeba VO and Muriithi F 2014. Adapting Rain-fed Agriculture to Climate Change: An Overview of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) and Cowpea Production in agro-Pastoral Areas of Eastern Kenya. In: Eds, Khalif Z, Gachene CKK, Gicheru P, Mburu DW, Gakahu CG. Sustainable Land Management in Dry Lands of Kenya Improving Land Productivity through Participatory Research and Technology Transfer. United Nations Development Programme - Kenya 2014, pp 137-145 (ISBN 978 9966 1805 5 1)
  • Kimaru-Muchai S.W., Mucheru-Muna M., Mugwe J.M., Mairura F.S and Mugendi D.N. 2013 Communication channels used in dissemination of soil fertility management practices in the Central Highlands of Kenya. In: Bernard Vanlauwe, Piet van Asten, Guy Blomme (Eds) Agro-Ecological Intensification of Agricultural Systems in the African Highlands. (Routledge, 3 Dec 2013; ISBN-10: 0415532736, ISBN-13: 978-0415532730), pp 281-290
  • Ngetich KF, Shisanya CA, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugendi DN 2012. The potential of organic and inorganic nutrient sources in sub-Saharan African crop farming systems. In Soil Fertility Improvement and Integrated Nutrient Management - A Global Perspective. Edited by: Joann K. Whalen. InTech, ISBN 978-953-307-945-5
  • Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi D.N and Mwebia F 2012. Organic materials. Methodologies and approaches for uptake and scaling up soil fertility management In: Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugwe JN (Eds.) 2nd Revised Edition 2012. Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. (ISBN 9966-9821-1-6) pgs 116 – 128.
  • Kimaru-Muchai S, Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN and Mucheru-Muna MW (2012). In: Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugwe JN (Eds.) 2nd Revised Edition 2012. Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. (ISBN 9966-9821-1-6) pgs 129-138.
  • Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna M and Muthamia JM 2012. Methodologies and approaches for uptake and scaling up soil fertility management In: Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugwe JN (Eds.) 2nd Revised Edition (2012). Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. (ISBN 9966-9821-1-6) pgs 116 – 128.
  • Ngetich KF, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Shisanya CA, Diels J and Mugendi DN 2011. Assessment of strategies that optimize water productivity in maize: Simulation and testing of crop field practices using AquaCrop and field experimentation in central highlands of Kenya. In; Ardakanian, R. & Walter, T. (eds) 2011.Capacity Development for Farm Management Strategies to Improve Crop-Water Productivity using AquaCrop: Lessons Learned. Knowledge Series No. 7, UNW-DPC, Bonn, Germany Pp 88.
  • Mugendi DN, Waswa BS, Mucheru-Muna MW, and Kimetu JM 2011. Strategies to adapt, disseminate and scale out legume-based technologies. In A Bationo, Waswa B, Okeyo J, Maina F, Kihara J and Mokwunya U (eds). Fighting poverty in sub-saharan Africa: The multiple Roles of legumes in integrated soil fertility management, pp 85-116, Springer NL. ISBN 978-94-007-1535-6
  • Mugendi DN, Waswa BS, Mucheru-Muna MW, Kimetu JM and Palm C 2011. Comparative analysis of the current and potential role of legumes in integrated soil fertility management in East Africa. In A Bationo, Waswa B, Okeyo J, Maina F, Kihara J and Mokwunya U (eds). Fighting poverty in sub-saharan Africa: The multiple Roles of legumes in integrated soil fertility management, pp 151-173, Springer NL. ISBN 978-94-007-1535-6
  • Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi D, Pypers P, Mugwe J, Vanlauwe B, Merckx R and Kung’u JB 2011. Increasing productivity through maize-legume intercropping in central Kenya. In A Bationo, Waswa B, Okeyo J, Maina F, and Kihara J (eds). Innovations as key to the Green Revolution in Africa – Vol 1, Exploring the Scientific Facts. Pp 843-858, Springer NL ISBN 978-90-481-2541-8
  • Mugwe J, Mugendi D, Mucheru-Muna M and Kung’u JB 2011. Soil inorganic N and N uptake by maize following application of legume biomass, tithonia, manure and mineral fertilizer in central Kenya. In A Bationo, Waswa B, Okeyo J, Maina F, and Kihara J (eds). Innovations as key to the Green Revolution in Africa – Vol 1, Exploring the Scientific Facts. Pp605-616, Springer NL ISBN 978-90-481-2541-8
  • Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi D, Pypers P, Mugwe J, Vanlauwe B, Merckx R and Kung’u JB 2011. Effect of organic inputs and mineral fertilizer on maize yield in a ferralsol and nitisol soil in central Kenya. In A Bationo, Waswa B, Okeyo J, Maina F, and Kihara J (eds). Innovations as key to the Green Revolution in Africa – Vol 1, Exploring the Scientific Facts. Pp 191-203, Springer NL ISBN 978-90-481-2541-8
  • Mugendi DN, Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna M, Karega R, Muriuki J, Vanlauwe B and Merckx R 2011. Dissemination of integrated soil fertility management technologies using participatory approaches in the central highlands of Kenya. In A Bationo, Waswa B, Okeyo J, Maina F, and Kihara J (eds). Innovations as key to the Green Revolution in Africa – Vol 1, Exploring the Scientific Facts. Pp 1279-1296605-616, Springer NL ISBN 978-90-481-2541-8
  • Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Waswa B and Mugwe J 2007. Agroforestry for land and water management in Kenya. In: Waswa F, Otor S, Olukoye G and Mugendi D (Eds) 2007. Environment and Sustainable Development: A Guide for Higher Education in Kenya, Vol 2. School of Environmental Studies and Human Sciences, Kenyatta University. ISBN: 9966-776-34-6
  • Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe J, Kung’u J and Bationo A, 2007. Improving food production using ‘best bet’ soil fertility technologies in the Central highlands of Kenya. In: A. Bationo (eds.) Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, pp 345–351, Springer NL. ISBN 978-1-4020-5759-5
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN, Mugwe J, and Kung’u J 2007. Economic evaluation of local inputs in Meru South District, Kenya. In A. Bationo (eds.) Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, pp 443–448, Springer NL. ISBN 978-1-4020-5759-5
  • Kaburu D, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugendi DN 2006. Mineral Fertilizers. In: Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugwe JN (Eds) 2006. Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN 9966-9821-1-6
  • Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN and Mwebia F 2006. Organic Materials. In: Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugwe JN (Eds) 2006. Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN 9966-9821-1-6
  • Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Kung’u J, and Bationo A 2005. Improvement of food production using different sources of nitrogen in Central Kenya. Science Press USA Inc, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, USA. ISBN 1-933100-10-9
  • Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN, Kangai R, Kung’u J, Mugwe J and Otor S 2004. Farmer participation in enhancing food productivity through agroforestry in the central highlands of Kenya. In Temu AB, Chakeredza S, Mogotsi K, Muthali D and Mulinge R (eds.). Rebuilding Africa’s capacity for agricultural development: the role of tertiary education. Reviewed papers presented at ANAFE Symposium on Tertiary Agricultural Education, April 2003. ICRAF, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN:92-9059-1609
  • Mucheru MW, Mugendi DN, Micheni A, Mugwe J, Kung’u J, Otor S and Gitari J 2003. Improved food production by use of soil fertility amendment strategies in the Central Highlands of Kenya. In: Bationo A (ed.) Managing Nutrient Cycles to Sustain Soil Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa. pp 585-594. Academy Science Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Mucheru MW, Mugendi DN, Mugwe J, Adiel K, Kung’u J, and Micheni A 2003. Organic Resources in Soil Fertility Management in Eastern Kenya. In: Savala CEN, Omare MN and Woomer PL (ed.) Organic Resource Management in Kenya: Perspectives and Guidelines. pp 26-33. Forum for Organic Resource Management and Agricultural Resource Management (FORMAT)

 C). REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS (PROCEEDINGS)

  • Njue, A.M, Mucheru, M.and Maina, M. (2016). Pesticide use knowledge, attitude and perception influence residue occurrence in french bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) pods in murang‟a county, Kenya. In: Isutsa, D.K. Proceedings of the First International Research Conference held in Chuka University, 28th to 30TH October, 2015 Chuka, Kenya, pp 179-185
  • Ada, M.A, Mucheru-Muna, M.W, Mugwe, J.M, Zingore, S, Mugi-Ngenga, E, Mairura, F, Ayieko, D. (2016). Determinants of use of integrated soil fertility management strategies and phosphorus management for maize production intensification in Runyenjes sub-County, Kenya. In: Wanjohi W, Kyalo DW, Nguhiu P and Gichaga C (Eds). Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial International Conference on Enhancing Sustainable Agricultural Production and Marketing Systems, held in Kenyatta University on 29th November to 2nd December 2016, pp 198-213
  • Vincent Rabach, Monicah Mucheru-Muna, Jonathan Muriuki and James Koske (2016). Combining agroforestry with conservation agriculture for soil fertility enhancement in the dryland context: case of Machakos County, Kenya. In: Wanjohi W, Kyalo DW, Nguhiu P and Gichaga C (Eds). Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial International Conference on Enhancing Sustainable Agricultural Production and Marketing Systems, held in Kenyatta University on 29th November to 2nd December 2016, pp 214-229
  • F.W. Ng’ang’a, M. Mucheru-Muna, F.Waswa, F.S Mairura (2016). Farmer knowledge and utilization of rainwater harvesting and conservation technologies in a semi-arid agro-ecozone of Kenya. In: Wanjohi W, Kyalo DW, Nguhiu P and Gichaga C (Eds). Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial International Conference on Enhancing Sustainable Agricultural Production and Marketing Systems, held in Kenyatta University on 29th November to 2nd December 2016, pp 239-254
  • Murage, F.M, Mugwe, J.N, Ngetich, K.F, Mucheru-Muna, M.M. and Mugendi, DN (2016). Effect of phosphorous on yield and growth of soybean (Glycine max L) varieties in central highlands of Kenya. In: Wanjohi W, Kyalo DW, Nguhiu P and Gichaga C (Eds). Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial International Conference on Enhancing Sustainable Agricultural Production and Marketing Systems, held in Kenyatta University on 29th November to 2nd December 2016, pp 356-367
  • Mwebia F.W., Mucheru-Muna M.W., Mugwe J.N. and Mugendi D.N. (2015). Farmer Groups’ Characteristics Influencing Application of Soil fertility Technologies in the Central Highlands of Kenya. In: Isutsa, D.K. Proceedings of the First Internation Research Conference held in Chuka University, 29th to 31st October, 2014 Chuka, Kenya, pp 81-90
  • Mwebia F.W., Mucheru-Muna M.W., Mugwe J.N. and Mugendi D.N. (2015). Farmer Groups’ Members’ Household Factors Influencing Selection of Soil fertility Technologies in the Central Highlands of Kenya. In: Isutsa, D.K. Proceedings of the First Internation Research Conference held in Chuka University, 29th to 31st October, 2014 Chuka, Kenya, pp 90-100
  • Muchai, S.W.K. Baaru, M., Ngetich, K. F. and Mucheru-Muna, M.W.M. (2015). Adoption and Utilization of Zai Pits for Improved Farm Productivity in Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya. In: Isutsa, D.K. Proceedings of the First Internation Research Conference held in Chuka University, 29th to 31st October, 2014 Chuka, Kenya, pp 126-130
  • M.O. Kisaka, M. Mucheru-Muna, F.K., Ngetich, J. Mugwe, D. Mugendi and F. Mairura (2013). Characterization of seasonal rainfall variability and drought probability of the semi arid areas of Mbeere region in Embu County, Kenya. In: Githunguri C, Kimani S, Esilaba A, Njeru P, Lekasi J, Gachene C, Baaru M, Muriuki A, Nyamwaro S, Maina F, Muniafu M, Kibunja C, Mangale N. Transforming rural livelihoods in Africa: How can land and water management contribute to enhanced food security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation? Joint proceedings of the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa and the 6th African Soil Science Society. pp 64-75
  • P.N.M. Njeru, I. Maina, J. Mugwe, M. Mucheru-Muna, D. Mugendi, J.K. Lekasi, S.K. Kimani, J. Miriti B.J. Mugo, H. Mwangi, V.O. Oeba, A.O. Esilaba and F. Muriithi (2013). Drought mitigating technologies: lessons learnt from sorghum and cowpea production in semi-arid areas of Embu County, eastern Kenya. In: Githunguri C, Kimani S, Esilaba A, Njeru P, Lekasi J, Gachene C, Baaru M, Muriuki A, Nyamwaro S, Maina F, Muniafu M, Kibunja C, Mangale N. Transforming rural livelihoods in Africa: How can land and water management contribute to enhanced food security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation? Joint proceedings of the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa and the 6th African Soil Science Society.pp 203-211
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Ngetich F, Mugendi DN, Mugwe JN, Vanlauwe B, Diels J and Merckx R (2013) Soil chemical properties as influenced by organic inputs and mineral fertilizer in Mbeere District, Kenya. In: Githunguri C, Kimani S, Esilaba A, Njeru P, Lekasi J, Gachene C, Baaru M, Muriuki A, Nyamwaro S, Maina F, Muniafu M, Kibunja C, Mangale N. Transforming rural livelihoods in Africa: How can land and water management contribute to enhanced food security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation? Joint proceedings of the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa and the 6th African Soil Science Society. Pp 328-340
  • J.S. Abuli, J. N. Mugwe, M. Mucheru-Muna, D. N. Mugendi (2013) Economic suitability of selected phosphorus sources on soybean yield in central highlands of Kenya. In: Githunguri C, Kimani S, Esilaba A, Njeru P, Lekasi J, Gachene C, Baaru M, Muriuki A, Nyamwaro S, Maina F, Muniafu M, Kibunja C, Mangale N. Transforming rural livelihoods in Africa: How can land and water management contribute to enhanced food security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation? Joint proceedings of the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa and the 6th African Soil Science Society.pp 456-463
  •  A.M. Ndung’u, J.N. Mugwe, M. Mucheru-Muna Effect of Rhizobia inoculation, and three Phosphorus fertiliserlevels on nodulation and yield of soybean in central highlands of Kenya (2013). In: Githunguri C, Kimani S, Esilaba A, Njeru P, Lekasi J, Gachene C, Baaru M, Muriuki A, Nyamwaro S, Maina F, Muniafu M, Kibunja C, Mangale N. Transforming rural livelihoods in Africa: How can land and water management contribute to enhanced food security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation? Joint proceedings of the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa and the 6th African Soil Science Society. pp 768-778
  •  J.M.M. Matusso, J.N. Mugwe, M. Mucheru-Muna (2013). Effects of different Maize (Zea mays L.) – Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) Intercropping Patterns on Soil Mineral-N, N-uptake and Soil Properties. In: Githunguri C, Kimani S, Esilaba A, Njeru P, Lekasi J, Gachene C, Baaru M, Muriuki A, Nyamwaro S, Maina F, Muniafu M, Kibunja C, Mangale N. Transforming rural livelihoods in Africa: How can land and water management contribute to enhanced food security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation? Joint proceedings of the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa and the 6th African Soil Science Society. pp 1046 -1061
  • J.M.M. Matusso, J.N. Mugwe, M. Mucheru-Muna (2013). Effects of different maize, soybean intercropping patterns on yields and its economics. In: Githunguri C, Kimani S, Esilaba A, Njeru P, Lekasi J, Gachene C, Baaru M, Muriuki A, Nyamwaro S, Maina F, Muniafu M, Kibunja C, Mangale N. Transforming rural livelihoods in Africa: How can land and water management contribute to enhanced food security and address climate change adaptation and mitigation? Joint proceedings of the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa and the 6th African Soil Science Society. pp 1062-1075
  • Zundel C, Schneider M, Musyoka M, Muriuki A, Vanlauwe B, Mucheru-Muna M, Chabi-Olaye A and Niggli U (2009) Long term performance of organic crop rotations in the tropics: First results from a high and medium potential site in sub-humid Central Kenya. African Organic Conference, Kampala, Uganda, 19-22 May 2009. In: Ssekyewa C and Neuhoff D (EDS). Fast tracking sustainable development in Africa through harnessing organic agriculture and bio-technology, Uganda Martys University, Faculty of Agriculture, Kampala, Uganda pp 30-31
  •  Kangai A, Mugendi DN, Mucheru MW, Otor SCJ, Waswa BS, Kung’u J, Mugwe J, 2005. Cost-benefit analysis of farmer-tested soil fertility replenishment technologies in Kirege Location, Chuka Division, Eastern Kenya. In: Mugendi DN, Kironchi G, Gicheru PT, Gachene CKK, Macharia PN, Mburu M, Mureithi JG and Maina F (eds.) 2005. Proceedings of the 21st Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) Conference held in Eldoret on 1st – 5th December 2003. Eldoret, Kenya.
  • Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN, Mucheru M, Micheni A and Kung’u JB. 2004. Agroforestry trees for soil productivity improvement in small scale farms of central Kenya. In: Muchiri MN, Kamondo B, Tuwei P and Wanjiku J. Recent advances in forestry research and technology development for sustainable forest management. Proceedings of the 2nd KEFRI Scientific Conference pg 55-62
  • Mucheru M, Mugendi DN, Micheni A, Mugwe J, Kung’u JB, Gitari J, 2004. Enhancement of food productivity using locally available nutrient replacements in the central highlands of Kenya. In: Msaky JJ, Msumali GP and Rwehumbiza FBR (Eds), Soil Science Research and Technologies: Foundations for Sustainable Food Security: Proceedings of the 19th SSSEA Conference, 2-7 December 2001, Moshi, Tanzania
  • Micheni A, Mugendi DN, Mucheru M, Mugwe J, Kung’u J, Otor S, Muriithi F and Gitari J 2003. Low cost soil fertility amendment strategies for improved food production in maize cropping systems in central Highlands of Kenya. In: Mureithi JG, Macharia PN, Gichuru M, Mburu MWK, Mugendi DN and Gachene CKK (eds.) Proceedings of the 18th Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) Conference held in Mombasa on 4th–8th December 2000. pp 111-118.
  • Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugwe J, & Bationo A 2003. Enhancement of food productivity using leguminous shrubs in the Eastern highlands of Kenya. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings, Vol. 6. 581-586
  • Mugendi DN, Mucheru MW, Micheni A, Mugwe JN, Kung'u JB and Otor S 2001. Soil fertility strategies for improved food production in the central highlands of Kenya. Proceedings of the 5th Africa Crop Science Conference, Lagos, Nigeria. 5:897-904. ISSN 1023-070X

 NON REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • Ngetich KF, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Shisanya CA, Diels Jand Mugendi DN (2010) Evaluation of strategies that optimizes water productivity in maize; simulation and testing of crop field practices using AquaCrop model in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Conference paper presented during the First East African Regional Scientific Conference of Pure and Applied Science. 10-13th August 2010, Kenyatta University, Kenya.
  • Musyoka M, Zundel C, Chabi-Olaye A, Muriuki A, Mucheru-Muna MW and Vanlauwe B (2010) Site-specific organic and conventional crop yields in a long-term farming systems comparison in sub-humid central Kenya. Paper presented during the Tropentag, Zurich, Switzerland, 14-16 September 2010
  • Pieter P, Munyahali W, Mutegi E, Musyoki M, Mburu M, Okalebo R, Mucheru-Muna M and Lessueur D (2010) An evaluation of alternative methods of P application for increased maize production under smallholder farmers' conditions in Kenya. Paper presented during the 4th International symposium on phosphorus dynamics in the soil – plant continuum (ISPDSPC), Beijing, China, 19th to 23rd September 2010
  • Ngetich KF, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Shisanya CA, Diels J and Mugendi DN (2010) Assessment of strategies that optimize water productivity in maize: Simulation and testing of crop field practices using AquaCrop and field experimentation in central highlands of Kenya. Paper presented during the 6th Asian Regional Conference (ICID) Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 8-16th Oct 2010
  • MachariaJM, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Mairura SF and MugendiDN (2011) Knowledge levels and training needs of smallholder farmers in Meru south and Mbeere south districts, Kenya. Paper presented at Safaripark Kenya in Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA) regional workshop. 24th to 26th January, 2011. (with student)
  • Kimaru-Muchai SW, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Mairura F, Kimemia J and MugendiDN (2011) Gender disparities in uptake of information on soil fertility management in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Paper presented at Safaripark Kenya in Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA) regional workshop. 24th to 26th January, 2011. (with student)
  • Kimaru-Muchai SW, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Mairura F, Kimemia J and MugendiDN (2011) Extension system analysis in dissemination of soil fertility technologies in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Paper presented at Safaripark Kenya in Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA) regional workshop. 24th to 26th January, 2011. (with student)
  • Kimaru Muchai SW, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Mairura F, Kimemia J and MugendiDN (2011) Enhancing communication for effective up-scaling of soil fertility technologies in central Kenya. Paper presented at Safaripark Kenya in Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA) regional workshop. 24th to 26th January, 2011. (with student)
  • Ngetich KF, Shisanya CA, Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN and Diels J (2011) Tillage and surface management effects on soil water content and maize productivity in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Conference paper presented during Lake and Catchment Research Symposium (LARS) 2011. 14-18 March 2011, Kenyatta University, Kenya.
  • Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Ngetich KF, Mugwe J, Vanlauwe B, Merckx R and Diels J (2011) Organic inputs and mineral fertilizer effects on soil water content and maize productivity in Mbeere District, Kenya. Paper presented during the International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter 11-14 July 2011, Leuven, Belgium.
  • Kimaru-Muchai SW, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Kimemia J, MugendiDN and Macharia JM (2011) The effect of education levels in dissemination of soil fertility management practices in the central highlands of Kenya. Paper presented during the Kenyatta University International Conference 20-22nd July (with student)
  • Mugendi DN, Ngetich KF, Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna M, Shisanya CA and Diels J (2011). Effects of sub-soiling and soil surface management on maize productivity in the central highlands of Kenya. Conference paper presented during the ASA CSSA SSSA International Annual Meetings on 16-19th Oct 2011, San Antonio, TX USA.
  • Jefwa JM, Asrat A, Hermann L, Jemo M, Kavoo A, Lesueur D, Majengo C, Mucheru M, Mukhongo R, Mulet F, Munyahal W, Mutegi E, Mwangi E, Ncho C, Nwoke OC, Okalebo R, Pypers P, Were B and Yusuf A (2011) Do commercial biological and chemical products increase crop yields and economic returns under smallholder farmer conditions? CIALCA Conference on Agricultural Intensification of the African Humid Highlands held on 24th -27th October 2011 in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • Ngetich F, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna M, Shisanya CA, Diels J and Mugendi DN (2011) Planting dates effect on maize yield performance under rainfed conditions in the Central Highlands of Kenya. CIALCA Conference on Agricultural Intensification of the African Humid Highlands held on 24th -27th October 2011 in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • Kimaru-Muchai S.W., Mucheru-Muna M., Mugwe J.M., Mairura F.S and MugendiD.N. (2011) Factors that influence reliability of information sources on soil fertility management practices in the Central Highlands of Kenya. The sixth JKUAT scientific, technological and industrialization conference held on 16th -18th November 2011 in JKUAT Main Campus Juja Nairobi, Kenya. (with student)
  • Munyahali W, Mutegi E, Mucheru-Muna M, Didier L and Pieter P (2011) Evaluation of commercial chemical products for increased maize production through the use efficiency of applied P under smallholder farmers’ conditions in different agro-ecological zones of Kenya. CIALCA Conference on Agricultural Intensification of the African Humid Highlands held on 24th -27th October 2011 in Kigali, Rwanda. (with student)
  • Mugwe J, Mugendi D, Mwebia FW, Kimaru S and Mucheru-Muna M (2011) Maize yield response to intercropping and application of manure, tithonia and fertilizer in the central highlands of Kenya. CIALCA Conference on Agricultural Intensification of the African Humid Highlands held on 24th -27th October 2011 in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • Macharia JM, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mairura S, Kimani SK and Mugendi DN (2012) Training needs in soil fertility management for farmers and extension workers in central highlands of Kenya. KARI Conference, KARI Hqs, Nairobi, Kenya, 22 to 28th October 2012. (with student)
  • Mucheru-Muna MW, Ngetich F, Mugendi DN, Mugwe JN, Pypers P, Vanlauwe B, Diels J and Merkx R (2012) Effect of inputs application on yields of soybean and climbing a maize-legume rotation in central Kenya. Presented in the Integrated Soil Fertility Management: From microbes to Markets. Safari Park hotel, Nairobi, Safari park hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 22 to 26th October 2012. (with student)
  • Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Muthamia J and Mugendi DN (2012) Effect of inputs application on yields of soybean and climbing a maize-legume rotation in central Kenya. Presented in the Integrated Soil Fertility Management: From microbes to Markets. Safari Park hotel, Nairobi, Safari park hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 22 to 26th October 2012.
  • Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN and Mucheru-Muna MW (2012) Farm and socio-economic factors influencing farmers’ decision to cultivate soybeans in the central highlands of Kenya (2012) Safari park hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. Presented in the Integrated Soil Fertility Management: From microbes to Markets. Safari Park hotel, Nairobi, Safari park hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 22 to 26th October 2012.
  • Okeyo I, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Ngetich F, Mugendi DN, Diels J (2012) Effect of selected soil and water conservation techniques on rainfall use efficiency and maize productivity in central highlands of Kenya. Presented in the Integrated Soil Fertility Management: From microbes to Markets. Safari Park hotel, Nairobi, Safari park hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 22 to 26th October 2012. (with student)
  • Ngetich F, Diel J, Shisanya C, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugendi DN (2012) Effects of soil and water conservation techniques on runoff, sediment yield and maize productivity. Presented in the Integrated Soil Fertility Management: From microbes to Markets. Safari Park hotel, Nairobi, Safari park hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 22 to 26th October 2012
  • Mugendi DN, Ngetich KF, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna M, Shisanya CA and Diels J (2013)Subsoiling and soil surface management effects on maize productivity in the central highlands of Kenya.Presented in the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) & 6th African Soil Science Society Conference in Nakuru on 21st to 25th October 2013
  • Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna M, Muthamia J and Mugendi D (2013) Effect of inputs application on yields of soybean and climbing bean in a maize - legume rotation system in central Kenya. Presented in the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) & 6th African Soil Science Society Conference in Nakuru on 21st to 25th October 2013
  • Mugi EW, Ngetich FK,Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN and Mairura F (2013) Integrating indigenous and conventional knowledge-based seasonal climate forecasts for farmers enhanced adaptation to climate variability in Tharaka-Nithi and Kitui counties. Presented in the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) & 6th African Soil Science Society Conference in Nakuru on 21st to 25th October 2013(with student)
  • Kiboi MN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Ng’etich FK,Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN and Wambugu S (2013) Effects of selected soil water conservation strategies on maize yield through farmer managed trials in the central highlands of Kenya. Presented in the 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) & 6th African Soil Science Society Conference in Nakuru on 21st to 25th October 2013(with student)
  • Adamtey, N., Cobo, J.G., Musyoka, M., Karanja, E., Fiaboe, K.M., Muriuki, A., Mucheru-Muna, M., Berset, E., Fliessbach, A., Forster, D., (2014). Productivity of maize and baby corn in organic and conventional farming systems. Tropentag. “Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources”. 17-19 September, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Mugendi DN, Ngetich FK, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Shisanya AC and Diels J. (2014). Sowing Date and Timing of Nitrogen Fertilizer Application Effects on Soil Water Content and Maize Yield in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Paper presented during International Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America held on November 2 to 5, 2014.
  • Kiboi MN, Ngetich FK, Mucheru Muna M, Diels M, Mugwe J and Mugendi DN (2014) Effects of soil water conservation strategies on maize yield stability in farmer managed trials at Embu and Tharaka-Nithi Counties, Embu International Conference on Building a new generation of Agricultural Scientists (Pg 141-book of abstracts) 1st to 5th December 2014(with student)
  • Sibomana JD, Mugwe JN, Ngetich FK, Mucheru-Muna and Mugendi DN (2014) Effect of integrated soil fertility management and tied-ridging on selected soil properties and crop yields in Meru County, Kenya International Conference on Building a new generation of Agricultural Scientists (Pg 142-book of abstracts) 1st to 5th December 2014(with student)
  • Njeru PNM, Mugwe JN, Mucheru Muna M, Maina I, Mugendi D, Esilbaba AO (2014) Rainfed agriculture adaptation to climate change variability for sorghum productivity in semi arid areas of Embu County International Conference on Building a new generation of Agricultural Scientists (Pg 153-book of abstracts) 1st to 5th December 2014(with student)
  • Matusso J M, Mugwe JN and M Mucheru-Muna (2014) Effects of Different maize (Zeamays L) – Soybean (Glycine Max (L) Merrill) intercropping patterns and Yields and Its profitability International Conference on Building a new generation of Agricultural Scientists (pg 88- book of abstracts) 1st to 5th December 2014 (with student)
  • Mugi EW, Mucheru_Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Ngetich FK, Mugendi DN and Mairura FS (2014) Households Socio-economic factors influencing the level of adaptation to climate variability in the dry zones of Eastern Kenya International Conference on Building a new generation of Agricultural Scientists (with student)
  • Masika OK, Mucheru-Muna, Ngetich FK, Mugwe JN, Mugendi DN and Mairura F (2016). Spatial-temporal maize productivity and stability response to soil-water-use efficiency strategies under high rainfall variability agroecologies. Third International Conference, Chuka University 26th to 28th October 2016(with student)
  • Masika O.K, Mugwe JN, Ngetich FK, Mucheru-Muna M, and Mugendi D (2016). Performance evaluation of the Apsim-model on maize productivity in integrated soil fertility management in Kenya’s dryer agroecosystems. Third International Conference, Chuka University 26th to 28th October 2016(with student)
  • Mugwe JN, Sibomana D., Ngetich FK, Mucheru-Muna MM and Mugendi DN (2017). Response of Maize and Soybean to Tied Ridging and Combined Application of Manure, Tithonia and Fertilizer in the Central Highlands of Kenya. 11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (29th to 31st March 2017)
  • Njagi EW., Mucheru-Muna, M., Mugwe, J., Ngetich, K F., and Mugendi, D N. (2017). Collective action in seed distribution; Case of soybean (Glycine max) in Mbeere South, Meru South and Imenti South sub counties of Eastern Kenya. 11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (29th to 31st March 2017) (with student)
  • Murage, F.M., Mugwe, J.N., Ngetich, K.F., Mucheru-Muna, M.M. and Mugendi, D.N (2017). Effect of phosphorus ongrowth and yields of soybean (Glycine max L) varieties in the central highlands of Kenya. 11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (29th to 31st March 2017)
  • Kibet P, NK Korir, Mugwe J N, Mucheru-Muna Mand Mugendi D.N(2017). Effects of agricultural lime types on soil properties and maize (Zea mays L) performance in acidic soils of Tharaka Nithi county, Kenya. 11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (29th to 31st March 2017)
  • Njoroge GM, Mugwe.J, Ngetich K.F, Mucheru-Muna. M, Bett. E, and Mugendi.D(2017). Agroecological suitability screening of soybean (Glycine max) varieties in Meruu and Tharaka Nithi counties. 11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (29th to 31st March 2017)
  • Kimiti W, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Ngetich F and Mugendi D (2018) Effect of lime, manure and fertilizer on soil acidity and maize performance at Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya. 12th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (27th to 29th March 2018) pp 24
  • Ngetich KF, Diels J, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Shisanya CA and Mugendi DN (2018). Rainfall distribution, sowing date and timing of nitrogen fertilizer application effects on soil water content and maize productivity in Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya. 12th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (27th to 29th March 2018) Pp 13
  • Kibet, P, Korir NK, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Ngetich FK and Mugendi DN (2018). Granular and powdered limes effects on soil properties and maize performance in soils of Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya. 12th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (27th to 29th March 2018) Pp 23
  • Mugwe JN, Mutesa F, Ngetich KF, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugendi DN (2018). Mulch application increase maize and soyabean yields in central highlands of Kenya. 12th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (27th to 29th March 2018) Pp 16
  • Ndungu M, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Ngetich FK and Mugendi DN (2018). Effects of tied-ridging, manure and tithonia combined with mineral fertilizer on maize-soyabean yields and their profitability in Cental Highlands of Kenya (2018). 12th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation week (27th to 29th March 2018) Pp25
  • Omenda JA, Ngeich KF, Mucheru-Muna MW, Kiboi MN, Mugendi DN (2019). Response of soil organic carbon and acid phosphatase enzyme activity to phosphate rock and organic inputs on acidic soils of central highlands of Kenya. Kenyatta University Biennial Research and Innovation Conference (23rd to 25th October 2019). Pp 107(with student)
  • Ndeleko-Barasa EM, Mucheru-Muna MW, Ngetich KF (2019). Response of phosphate rock fertilizer on maize yields in acidic soils of Tharaka-Nithi County. Kenyatta University Biennial Research and Innovation Conference (23rd to 25th October 2019). Pp 85-86(with student)

 BOOKS PUBLISHED/EDITED

  •    Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugwe JN (Eds.) (2006). Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. (ISBN 9966-9821-1-6)
  • Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugwe JN (Eds.) 2nd Revised Edition (2012). Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. (ISBN 9966-9821-1-6)

CONFERENCES/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS

PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS
1. May 2001: one-week 8th African Network (AfNet) workshop sponsored by TSBF at Arusha, Tanzania
2. May 21st-22nd, 2001: FORUM (Rockefeller Foundation, Forum for Agricultural Resource Husbandry) In-country meeting, Nairobi
3. October 2001: One- week 5th African Crop Science Society (ACSS) conference in Lagos, Nigeria
4. November 7th-9th, 2001: FORMAT (Forum for Organic Resource Management and Agricultural Technologies) workshop at Village market, Nairobi. Theme: Strengthening Kenyan Partnership in Organic Resource Management
5. December 2001: one-week 19th Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) conference at Moshi, Tanzania
6. May 6-7 2002: Two-day stakeholders workshop on integrated soil fertility management strategies at Izaak Walton hotel, Embu, Kenya
7. August 2002: One-week 5th Regional Rockefeller Foundation Forum Meeting at Uganda.
8. September 18th–20th, 2002: FORMAT (Forum for Organic Resource Management and Agricultural Resource Management) workshop at Village market, Nairobi. Theme: Surely nothing is useless
9. Nov 2002: one-week ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual conference at Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
10. December 2002: one-week 20th Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) conference at Mbare, Uganda
11. October 2003: one-week Africa Crop Science Conference, Nairobi, Kenya
12. December 2003: One-week 21st Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) conference at Eldoret, Kenya
13. November 2006: Two-week Global Youth Exchange Program on “Environment and Economic Development: Searching key ideas to create harmony in the 21st century” in Japan
14. May 2004: 1-week AfNet TSBF-CIAT Symposium at Yaounde, Cameroon
15. 2007: 1-week RUFORUM Biennial Meeting in Malawi
16. 2007: 1-week TSBF-AfNet International Symposium at Arusha, Tanzania on Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa: Exploring the Scientific Facts
17. 2007: 1 week 24th Soil Science Society of East Africa Conference, Embu
18. 2008: 1-week Participatory Research Networking roundtable meeting in Uganda organized by IDRC
19. 2008: 1 week second International Workshop for the Teaching of Biometry in Africa in Cape Town, South Africa
20. 2008: 1 week 4th Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) Scientific Conference
21. 2009: 1-week training on Monitoring and Evaluation by Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), Nairobi
22. 2011: 3 days Regional Workshop by Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA) regional workshop, Nairobi.17
23. 2011: 4 days Association for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Soil Health Programme (SHP 022) Project Team Building and Planning Workshop, Nyeri, Kenya
24. 2011: 1 Week training on Proposal Writing Training at ARC Conference Centre – South Africa
25. 2012: 1-week conference on Integrated Soil Fertility Management: From microbes to Markets. Safari Park hotel, Nairobi
26. 2013: 1 Week 2nd Research Coordination workshop on “Soil quality and nutrient management for sustainable food production in mulch-based cropping systems in sub Saharan Africa” of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and FAO/IAEA Programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture in Antananarivo, Madagascar on 14th to 18th October 2013.
27. 2013: 1 week 27th Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) & 6th African Soil Science Society Conference in Nakuru on 21st to 25th October 2013.
28. 2014: Learning Event on Organic Agriculture in the Tropics in Swirtzerland from 23rd to 29th August 2014.
29. 2014: 1st International Research Conference of Chuka University (Kenya) held on 29th – 31st October 2014
30. 2014: International Conference on building a new generation of Agricultural Scientists at Kenyatta University, 1st to 5th December 2014
31. 2015: 3rd Research Coordination meeting on “Soil quality and nutrient management for sustainable food production in mulch-based cropping systems in sub Saharan Africa” of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and FAO/IAEA Programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture in Harare, Zimbabwe on 4th to 8th May 2015
32. 2016: Farming systems comparison stakeholder’s meeting held on 28th June 2016 at KARLO Kandara, Kenya
33. 2016: One-week workshop by Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS) to develop organic standards in Kenya from 29th June to 1st July 2016, in Nakuru
34. 2016: One week sixth African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) FROM September 5-9 2016, UN Complex, Nairobi
35. 2017: One day workshop on Agrarian Transformation, Nairobi on 26th January 2017 organised by African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) and STEPS Centre (Sussex, UK)
36. 2017: Egerton University 11th Annual International Conference and Exhibition on “Knowledge and Innovation for Social and Economic Development” held on 29th -30th March, 2017.
37. 2017: Three days SysCom Kenya Workshop from 6th to 8th June 2017at Hotel La Mada
38. 2018: Water security and climate change conference in Kenya School of Monetory Studies, Nairobi on 3rd to 5th December 2018