Saturday, 19 August 2017

Dr. Bernard M. Gichimu Publications

Publications in Journals 

  1. Lucy K. Njeru, Bernard M. Gichimu, Mary C. Lopokoiyit and John G. Mwangi (2015). Influence of Kenyan Youth’s Perception towards Agriculture and Necessary Interventions; a Review. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology; 5(1): 40-45.
  2. Lucy K. Njeru and Bernard M. Gichimu, 2014. Influence of Access to Land and Finances on Kenyan Youth Participation in Agriculture; a Review. International Journal of Development and Economic Sustainability; 2(3): 1 – 8.
  3. J.M. Gimase, W.M. Thagana, D.T. Kirubi, E.K. Gichuru and B.M. Gichimu, 2014. Genetic Characterization of Arabusta Coffee Hybrids and their Parental Genotypes using Molecular Markers. Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, 15(1&2):31-42
  4. M.W. King’oro, D. Mushimiyamana, J.J. Cheserek and B.M. Gichimu, 2014. Effect of Different Watering Regimes on Agro-morphology of Selected Coffee Genotypes. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture; 4(9):1016-1026.
  5. Gichimu B.M., Gichuru E.K., Mamati G.E. and Nyende A.B., 2014. Biochemical Composition within Coffea arabica cv. Ruiru 11 and its Relationship with Cup Quality. Journal of Food Research; 3(3): 31-44.
  6. Gichimu B.M., Gichuru E.K., Mamati G.E. and Nyende A.B., 2014. Occurrence of Ck-1 gene conferring resistance to Coffee Berry Disease in Coffea arabica cv. Ruiru 11 and its parental genotypes. Journal of Agricultural and Crop Research, 2(3): 51-61.
  7. Gichimu B.M., Gichuru E.K., Mamati G.E. and Nyende A.B., 2013. Variation and Association of Cup Quality Attributes and Resistance to Coffee Berry Disease in Coffea arabica L. Composite Cultivar, Ruiru 11. Afr. J. Hort. Sci. (December 2013) 7:22-35.
  8. Ithiru J.M., Gichuru E.K., Gitonga P.N., Cheserek J.J. and Gichimu B.M., 2013. Methods for early evaluation for resistance to bacterial blight of coffee. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 8(21): 2450-2454
  9. Gichimu B.M., Gichuru E.K., Mamati G.E. and Nyende A.B., 2013. Yield Selection within Coffea arabica cv. Ruiru 11. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 3(1): 76-88.
  10. Cheserek J.J. and Gichimu B.M., 2012. Drought and heat tolerance in coffee: a review. International Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Soil Science, 2(12): 498-501.
  11. Gichimu B.M., Gichuru E.K., Mamati G.E. and Nyende A.B., 2012. Selection within Coffea arabica cv. Ruiru 11 for high cup quality. African Journal of Food Science, 6(18): 456-464
  12. Gichimu B.M., Gichuru E.K., Mamati G.E. and Nyende A.B., 2012. Selection of Ruiru 11 Hybrid Sibs on Raw Coffee Quality. Afr. J. Hort. Sci., 6:72-82
  13. Gichimu B.M., 2012. Field Screening of Selected Coffea arabica L. Genotypes against Coffee Leaf Rust. Afr. J. Hort. Sci. (June 2012) 6:82-91
  14. Kathurima C.W., Kenji G.M., Muhoho S.M., Boulanger R., Gichimu B.M. and Gichuru E.K., 2012. Genetic diversity among commercial coffee varieties, advanced selections and museum collections in Kenya using molecular markers. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 4(2): 39-46.
  15. D.M. Mureithi, M.O.A. Onyango, P. Jeruto and B.M. Gichimu, 2012. Response of French Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) to Intra-row Spacing in Maseno Division, Kenya. J. Applied Sci., 12(1): 96-100.
  16. R.B. Mugiira, P.F. Arama, J.M. Macharia and B.M. Gichimu, 2011. Antibacterial Activity of Foliar Fertilizer Formulations and their Effects on Ice Nucleation Activity of Pseudomonas syringae Pv. garcae Van Hall, the Causal Agent of Bacterial Blight of Coffee. Int. J. Agric. Res., 6(7): 550-561
  17. A.G. Wagura,  J.W. Kimenju and B.M. Gichimu, 2011. Comparative Antibacterial Effects of Raw Extracts and Essential Oils of Ocimum gratissimum L. against Ralstonia solanacearum (Smith) Int. J. Plant Pathol. 2(3): 144-152
  18. A.G. Wagura, S.O. Wagai, L.Manguro and B.M. Gichimu, 2011. Effects of Selected Plants’ Extracts on In Vitro Growth of Ralstonia solanacearum (Smith), the Causal Agent of Bacterial Wilt of Irish Potatoes. Plant Pathol. J. 20(2): 66-72.
  19. Onyango B.O., Palapala V.A., Arama P.F., Wagai S.O. and Gichimu B.M., 2011. Morphological characterization of Kenyan native wood ear mushrooms [Auricularia auricula (L. ex Hook.) Underw.] and the effect of supplemented millet and sorghum grains in spawn production. Agric. Biol. J. N. Am., 2011, 2(3).
  20. Onyango B.O., Palapala V.A., Arama P.F., Wagai S.O. and Gichimu B.M., 2011. Suitability of Selected Supplemented Substrates for Cultivation of Kenyan Native Wood Ear Mushrooms (Auricularia auricula). American Journal of Food Technology. Vol. 6:395-403
  21. Gichimu B.M. and Omondi C.O., 2010. Morphological Characterization of Five Newly Developed Lines of Arabica Coffee as Compared to Commercial Cultivars in Kenya. International Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics, 4(4): 238-246, 2010.
  22. Gichimu B.M. and Omondi C.O., 2010. Early Assessment of Growth and Yield Characters of Five Newly Developed Lines of Arabica Coffee in Two Environments and Spacings in Kenya. African Journal of Horticultural Science (AJHS), Vol. 3:98-111.
  23. D.M. Musyimi, G.W. Netondo , B.Owuor and Gichimu B.M., 2010. Growth and Nutrient Uptake among Three Wetland Plant Species Occurring in Lake Victoria Basin in Kenya. Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America, 1(3): 250-264.
  24. Gichimu, B.M., B.O. Owuor and M.M. Dida, 2010. Yield of Three Commercial Watermelon Cultivars in Kenya as Compared to a Local Landrace. African Journ.M. Dida, 2008. Agronomic Performance of Three Most Popular Commercial Watermelon Cultivars in Kenya as Compared to One Newly Introduced Cultivar and One Local Landrace grown on dystric nitisols under sub-humid tropical conditions. Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences. Vol. 3 No. 5&6.
  25. Gichimu, B.M., B.O. Owuor and M.M. Dida, 2008. Assessment of Three Most Popular and One Newly Introduced Commercial Watermelon Cultivars in Kenya alongside One Local Landrace for Their Response to Naturally Occurring Diseases, Pests and Non-pathogenic Disorders in Sub-Humid Tropical Conditions. Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences. Vol. 3 No. 5&6.


Research Dissertations:

  1. Gichimu B.M., 2013. Selection for Resistance to Coffee Berry Disease, High Yields and Good Quality within Coffea arabica L. Cultivar, Ruiru 11
  2. Gichimu B.M., 2008. Genetic Variation and Agronomic Performance of Some Wild and Cultivated Watermelon Accessions in Kenya. MSc. Thesis, Maseno University, Kenya.
  3. Gichimu B.M., 2006. Effects of hot pepper (Capsicum frutescens) extracts on aphids infestation on cowpea (Vigna unguiculata). BSc. Thesis, Maseno University, Kenya.

Presentation of Papers in Academic and Professional Conferences/Workshops:

  1. Gichimu B.M., 2014. Coffee Growing in Kenya; Climate Change Challenges and their Mitigation. Presented in the 1st DeKUT International Conference on Science,Technology and Innovation, Nyeri – Kenya, 4th to 7th November, 2014.
  2. Gichimu B.M., 2014. Coffee Sustainability in Kenya: Role Played by Improved Varieties. Presented in the 25th International Conference on Coffee Science, Armenia – Colombia, 8th to 13th September, 2014.
  3. Gichimu B.M., Gichuru E.K., Mamati G.E. and Nyende A.B., 2014. Combining CBD Resistance with High Yields and Good Cup Quality: Success case in Ruiru 11 Cultivar. Presented in the 25th International Conference on Coffee Science, Armenia – Colombia, 8th to 13th September, 2014.
  4. Omondi C.O. and Gichimu B.M., 2014. Coffee Variety Development and Expansion of Growing Areas to New Frontiers. Presented during Kenya Coffee @50 Forum (National Coffee Stakeholders Conference), Ruiru, Kenya.  7th - 8th February 2014.
  5. Gichimu B.M., 2014. Coffee Sustainability in Kenya: Role Played by Improved Varieties. Presented in the 25th International Conference on Coffee Science, Armenia – Colombia, 8th to 13th September, 2014.
  6. Gichimu B.M., Gichuru E.K., Mamati G.E. and Nyende A.B., 2014. Combining CBD Resistance with High Yields and Good Cup Quality: Success case in Ruiru 11 Cultivar. Presented in the 25th International Conference on Coffee Science, Armenia – Colombia, 8th to 13th September, 2014.
  7. Gichimu B.M., 2013. Arabica Coffee Breeding; Challenges Posed by Climate Change. Presented in the 10th  African Fine Coffee Conference in Kampala Uganda on 16th February 2013. Available online: http://www.eafca.org/wwc/resources/presentations.htm
  8. Gichimu B.M., 2013. Coffee Breeding in Kenya; Achievements, Gaps and Priorities. Presented in the 3rd African Coffee Sustainability Forum in Kampala Uganda on 13th February 2013 organized by 4C Association. http://www.4c-coffeeassociation.org/uploads/media/4Cs_Presentation_Gichimu.pdf
  9. Gichimu B.M., Gichuru E.K., Mamati G.E. and Nyende A.B., 2012. Variation and Associations of Cup Quality traits and CBD Resistance in Coffea arabica cv Ruiru 11. Presented in the 12th Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Production in the Tropics, Held at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology between 4th and 7th December 2012.
  10. Gichimu B.M., 2012. Coffee Breeding in Kenya; Achievements, Challenges and Current Focus. Proceedings of 24th International Conference on Coffee Science, San Jose – Costa Rica, 11th to 17th November, 2012.
  11. Gichimu B.M., 2012. Coffee Breeding Lines in Kenya. Presented in a Conference on "Technologies and best practices for optimal utilization of by-products in the coffee value chain: how to increase sustainability in the coffee supply chain in East African countries" held at Trieste, Italy from 11th to 14th June 2012 organized by ICS-UNIDO in cooperation with the Ernesto Illy Foundation and illycaffè.
  12. Gichimu B.M., 2012. Batian Coffee. Presented during the March 2012 Coffee Research Foundation monthly seminar held at Coffee Research Station Lecture Theatre
  13. Gichimu B.M., Gichuru E.K., Mamati G.E. and Nyende A.B., 2011. Discrimination of Ruiru 11 Hybrid Sibs based on Raw Coffee Quality. Presented in the 11th Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Production in the Tropics, Held at Pwani University College between 7th and 10th December 2011.
  14. Phiri N.A., Gichimu B.M., Gatarayiha C., Kutwayo D., Prakash N., Musoli P., Agwanda C., Kimani M., Musebe R. and Oduor G., 2011. Increasing the resilience of coffee production to Coffee Leaf Rust and other Diseases in India and four other African countries. Presented on 23rd March 2011 at ICRAF Complex, Gigiri, Nairobi.
  15. Kimemia J.K., Gichimu B.M. and Kathurima C.W., 2011. Highlights of Batian. A new tall statured and disease resistant Arabica coffee variety with excellent quality. In Kamau et al (Eds), African Fine Coffees Review, Issue No.7. East African Fine Coffees Association. URL: http://blog.eafca.org/highlights-of-batian/
  16. Gichimu B.M. and Phiri N.A., 2010. Response of Newly Developed and Introduced Arabica Coffee Genotypes to Colletotrichum kahawae, the Coffee Berry Disease Pathogen, in Kenya. Proceedings of 12th Biennial KARI Scientific Conference, KARI Headquarters Complex, Kaptagat Road, Loresho, Nairobi, 8th – 12th November, 2010.
  17. S.P. Nayani, Mishra M.K., Dandamudi P., Bhat S.S., Thimmasetty H.B., Subramani D., Reddy S.N., Revanna S.P., Bhat A.M., Murthy M., Harish D.M., Varzea V.M.P., Silva M., Jayarama, Phiri N.A., Gichimu B.M., 2010. Evaluation of Coffee Varieties Derived From Diverse Genetic Sources of Resistance for Prospective Exploitation - An International Cooperative Effort. Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Coffee Science, Bali – Indonesia, 3rd - 8th October, 2010. URL: http://www.asic-cafe.org/htm/eng/sectioneng.php?code=BIO&number=23
  18. Gichimu B.M., Omondi C.O. and Gichuru E.K., 2010. Early Agronomic Performance of Some New and Existing Arabica Coffee Varieties in Kenya. Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Coffee Science, Bali – Indonesia, 3rd - 8th October, 2010. URL: http://www.asic-cafe.org/pdf/abstract/PA616_GICHIMU_2010.pdf
  19. Gichimu, B.M. and M.O.A. Onyango, 2007. Non-Chemical Weed Control Practices in Production of Commercial Watermelon (Citrullus lanatas) In: Isutsa et al. (Eds.). 2007. Proceedings of the Seventh HAK Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Production in the Tropics, held from 28th November to 1st December 2007 at the University of Nairobi, Upper Kabete Campus, Kenya.
  20. Gichimu, B.M. and M.F.O. Ndong’a, 2006. Effects of hot pepper (Capsicum frutescens) extracts on aphids infestation on cowpea (Vigna unguiculata). In: Isutsa et al. (Eds.). 2006. Proceedings of the Fifth HAK Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Production in the Tropics, held from 23rd to 26th November 2005 at the Agricultural Resources Centre of Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya. pp. 36-43. Available online at: http://www.gem.uni-hannover.de/index.php?id=aktuell0