Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Prof. Daniel Mugendi Njiru Publications

Papers/Publications in Refereed Journals

  1. M.N. Kiboi, K.F. Ngetich, J. Diels, M. Mucheru-Muna, J. Mugwe, D.N. Mugendi. (2017). Minimum tillage, tied ridging and mulching for better maize yield and yield stability in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Soil & Tillage Research 170 (2017) 157–166.
  2. Mugendi DN, Mochoge BO, Coulson CL, Stigter CJ and Sang FK 1994. Decomposition of Cassia siamea in the semiarid Machakos, Kenya. Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation 8:363-372.
  3. Mugendi DN, O'Neill M and Seward P 1994. Evaluation of potential of leaves of multipurpose tree species as source of nitrogen for maize. African Crop science Journal 2:273-278.
  4. Mafongoya PL, Mugendi DN, and Pedereira C 1995. Evaluation of Leucaena leucocephala as a source of N for maize. African Crop Science Journal 4:249-255.
  5. Mugendi DN 1996. Book review. The Biological Management of Tropical Soil Fertility, Woomer PL and Swift MJ (eds). Agroforestry Systems 33:99-100.
  6. Mugendi DN, Mochoge BO, Coulson CL, Stigter CJ and Sang FK 1997. Effect of incorporating Cassia siamea prunings on maize yield in semiarid Kenya. African Crop Science Journal 5:201-207.
  7. Mugendi DN and Nair PKR 1997. Predicting decomposition patterns of tree biomass in tropical highland microregions of Kenya. Agroforestry Systems 35:187-201.
  8. Mwangi JN, Mugendi DN, and O'Neill KM 1998. Crop yield response to incorporation of leaf prunings in sole and alley cropping systems. In: People and Institutional Participation in Agroforestry for Sustainable Development. East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 61:197-205.
  9. Mugendi DN, Nair PKR, Mugwe JN, O’Neill MK, and Woomer PL 1999. Alley cropping of maize with calliandra and leucaena in the subhumid highlands of Kenya: Part 1. Soil-fertility changes and maize yield. Agroforestry Systems 46:39-50.
  10. Mugendi DN, Nair PKR, Mugwe JN, O’Neill MK, Swift MJ, and Woomer PL 1999. Alley cropping of maize with calliandra and leucaena in the subhumid highlands of Kenya: Part 2. Biomass decomposition, N mineralization, and N uptake by maize. Agroforestry Systems 46:51-64.
  11. Mugendi DN, Nair PKR, Graetz DA, and O'Neill MK 2000. Nitrogen recovery by alley-cropped maize and trees from 15N labeled tree biomass. Biology and Fertility of Soils 31:97-101.
  12. Mugendi DN 2001. Book review. Principles and applications of soil microbiology. Sylvia DM, Fuhrmann JJ, Hartel PG, and Zuberer DA (eds.). Agroforestry Systems 51:253-255.
  13. Mungai DN, Coulson CJ, Stigler, JK Ng’ang’a and DN Mugendi 2001. Phenotypic nutrient uptake differences in an alley cropping system in semi-arid Machakos, Kenya. J. Environmental Science. Vol. 13, No. 2 pp 164-169
  14. Mugendi DN, Kanyi MK, Kung’u JB, Wamicha MN and Mugwe JN 2004. The role of agroforestry trees in intercepting leached nitrogen in the farming systems of the central highlands of Kenya. East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 69:69-79.
  15. Kimetu JM, Mugendi DN, Palm CA, Mutuo PK, Gachengo CN, Bationo A, Nandwa S and Kung’u JB 2004. Nitrogen fertilizer equivalencies of organics of differing quality and optimum combination with inorganic nitrogen source in central Kenya. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 68:127-135.
  16. Bekunda MA, Ebanyat P, Nkonga E, Mugendi DN, and Msaky JJ 2004. Soil fertility status, management and research in East Africa. Eastern Africa Journal of Rural Development 20:94-112.
  17. Kimetu JM, Mugendi DN, Bationo A, Palm CA, Mutuo PK, Kihara J, Nandwa S and Giller K 2006. Partial balance of nitrogen in a maize cropping system in humic nitisol of Central Kenya. Nutrient Cycling Agroecosystems 76:261-270
  18. Okalebo JR, Othieno CO, Woomer PL, Kasranja NK, Semoka JRM, Bekunda MA, Mugendi DN, Muasya RM, Bationo A and Mukhwana EJ 2006. Available technologies to replenish soil fertility in East Africa. Nutrient Cycling Agroecosystems 76:153-170
  19. Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugendi DN, 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
  20. Mairura FS, Mugendi DN, Mwanje JI, Ramisch JJ, Mbugua PK and Chianu JN 2007. Integrating scientific and farmers’ evaluation of soil quality indicators in central Kenya. Geoderma 139: 134-143
  21. Mairura FS, Mugendi DN, Mwanje JI, Ramisch JJ, Mbugua PK and Chianu JN 2008. Scientific evaluation of smallholder land use knowledge in central Kenya. Land Degrad. Develop 19: 77-90.
  22. Kungu J, Kihara J, Mugendi D, Jaenicke H (2008). Effect of small scale farmers’ tree nursery growing medium on agroforestry tree seedlings quality in Mt. Kenya region. Scientific Research Essay 3(8): 359-364.
  23. Mutegi JK, Mugendi DN, Verchot LV and Kung’u JB (2008). Combining napier grass with leguminous contour hedgerows controls soil erosion without competing with crops. Agroforest Syst DOI 10.1007/s10457-008-9152-3.
  24. Kimetu JM, Lehmann J, Ngoze S, Mugendi DN, Kinyangi J, Riha S, Verchot L, Recha J, Pell A. (2008). Reversibility of soil productivity decline with organic matter of differing quality along a degradation gradient. Ecosystems 11: 726 - 739.
  25. Mugendi D, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugwe J., Kungu 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.
  26. Mucheru-Muna M., Mugendi D., Mugwe J and Kung’u J. Maize yields and mineral –N movement as affected by organic and inorganic  inputs in a humic nitisol in Meru South District, Kenya (2008). African Journal of Env. Studies and Development 1: 99 - 107.
  27. Mugwe J., Mugendi D, Kungu J and Mucheru-Muna M (2009). Maize yields response to application of organic and inorganic inputs under on-station and on-farm experiments in central Kenya. Expl Agric 45: 47-59.
  28. Mugwe J., Mugendi D, Mucheru-Muna M, Merckx R, Chianu J and Bernard V (2009). Determinants of the decision to adopt integrated soil fertility management practices by small holder farmers in the central highlands of Kenya. Expl Agric 45: 61-75.
  29. Mugwe J., Mucheru-Muna M., Mugendi D, Kungu J, Bationo A and Mairura F (2009). Adoption potential of selected organic resources for improving soil fertility in the central highlands of Kenya. Agroforest. Syst. 76:467-485. DOI 10.1007/s10457-009-9217-y
  30. Kimetu JM, Lehmann J, Kinyangi J, Cheng C, Thies J, Mugendi DN, Pell A (2009). Soil organic C stabilization and thresholds in C saturation. Soil Biology & Biochem. 41:2100-2104
  31. Mugwe J., Mugendi D, Mucheru-Muna Odee D, 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.
  32. Shisanya CA, Mucheru MW, Mugendi DN, Kung’u JB (2009). Effect of organic and inorganic nutrient sources on spoil mineral nitrogen and maize yields in central highlands of Kenya. Soil & Tillage Research 103:239-246.
  33. Tittonel P, Muriuki A, Shepherd KD, Mugendi D, Kaizzi KC, Okeyo J, Verchot L, Coe R, Vanlauwe B (2010). The diversity of rural livelihoods and their influence on soil fertility in agricultural systems of East Africa – A typology of smallholder farms. Agric Syst.103: 88-97
  34. Mucheru-Muna M, Pypers P, Mugendi D, Kungu J, Mugwe J, Merckx R, 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.
  35. Kiplagat KA, Mburu J and Mugendi DN (2010). Assessing tropical forest’s contribution to local communities livelihoods using forest product substitutes: A case study. Int. J. Ecol. Econ. Stat. 17:51-65.
  36. Kibunja CN, Mwaura FB. and Mugendi DN. (2010). Long-term land management effects on soil properties and microbial populations in a maize-bean rotation at Kabete, Kenya  African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 5 (2):108-113.
  37. Kihara J, Bationo A, Mugendi DN, Martius C, Vlek PLG (2011). Conservation tillage, local organic resources, and nitrogen fertilizer combinations affect maize productivity, soil structure and nutrient balances in semi-arid Kenya. Nutr Cycl Agroecosyst 90:213–225.
  38. Muthamia JM, Mugendi DN, Kung’u JB, Vanlauwe B (2011). Between and within-farm variability in soil fertility management and status in the central highlands of Kenya.  Agricultural Science and Technology 1:270-284.
  39. Kibunja CN, Mwaura FB, Mugendi DN, Kitonyo EM, Salema MP (2011). Nitrogen (N) Use efficiency under continuous maize-bean cropping system in semi-humid highlands of Kenya. E. Afr. agric For J. 76: 115-120.
  40. Kirumba EG, Mugendi DN, Mugwe JN (2011). Gender differentials in adoption of soil fertility improvement technologies in central Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology 15:1-11.
  41. Githiomi JK, Mugendi DN and Kung’u JB (2011). Analysis of household energy sources and woodfuel utilisation technologies in Kiambu, Thika and Maragwa districts of Central Kenya. Journal of Horticulture and Forestry 4 (2):43-48.
  42. Githiomi JK, Kung’u JB and Mugendi DN (2012). Analysis of woodfuel supply and demand balance in Kiambu, Thika and Maragwa districts of Central Kenya. Journal of Horticulture and Forestry 4 (6):103-110.
  43. Githiomi JK, Mugendi DN and Kung’u JB (2012). Household tree planting and its related constraints in meeting woodfuel production in Kiambu, Thika and Maragwa districts ofcentral Kenya. Journal of Horticulture and Forestry 4:120-125.
  44. Kimaru-Muchai SW, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugwe JN, Mairura FS and Mugendi DN (2012). The effect of education levels in dissemination of soil fertility management information in the central highlands of Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics 113:89-99.
  45. Edwin Mwiti Mutegi, James Biu Kung’u, Mucheru-Muna, Pypers Pieter, Daniel Njiru Mugendi (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
  46. Edwin Mwiti Mutegi, James Biu Kung’u, Mucheru-Muna and Daniel Njiru Mugendi (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 1: 9-14.
  47. Kimaru-Muchai SW, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugwe JN, Mairura FS, 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 3: 197-206.
  48. 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 (JSSEM) 4 (7) 123-131.
  49. Ngetich KF, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugwe JN, Shisanya CA, Diels J and Mugendi DN (2014).  Length of growing season, rainfall temporal distribution, onset and cessation dates in the Kenyan highlands.  Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 188: 24-32.
  50. A.I. Okeyo, M. Mucheru-Muna, J. Mugwe, K.F. Ngetich, D.N.Mugendi, J. Diels, C.A. Shisanya (2014).  Effects of selected soil and water conservation technologies on nutrient losses and maize yields in the Central Highlands of Kenya.  Dryland Agricultue 137: 52-58.
  51. M., Oscar Kisaka, M. Mucheru-Muna, F. K., Ngetich, J., Mugwe, D. Mugendi, and F., Mairura (2014).  Seasonal Rainfall Variability and Efficacy of Geostatistical and Deterministic Interpolation Techniques: Case of Eastern Arid Region, Kenya.  Dryland Agroculture, 141: 187-206).

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters with ISBN Numbers

  1. Mugwe JN, O'Neill KM, and Mugendi DN 1998. Leucaena leucocephala and Calliandra calothyrsus for soil productivity and improvement in sub-humid highlands of Kenya. In: Leucaena - Adaptation, Quality and Farming Systems, pp. 181-184, ACIAR Proceedings No. 86, Canberra, Australia
  2. Nair PKR, Buresh RJ, Mugendi DN, and Chris L 1999. Nutrient cycling in tropical agroforestry systems: Myths and science. In: Agroforestry in Sustainable Agricultural Systems, pp. 1-31, CRC Press, Boca Raton FL.
  3. 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
  4. Kimani SK, Nandwa SM, Mugendi DN, Obanyi SN, Ojiem J, Murwira HK and Bationo A 2003. Principles of Integrated Soil Fertility Management. In: Gichuru MP, Bationo A, Bekunda MA, Goma HC, Mafongoya PL, Mugendi DN, Murwira HM, Nandwa SM, Nyathi PN and Swift MJ (eds.), Soil Fertility Management in Africa: A Regional Perspective, pp 51-72, Academic Science Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya. pp 51-72.
  5. Mafongoya PL, Mugendi DN, Jama B and Waswa BS 2003. Maize-based Cropping Systems in the Sub-humid zone of East and Southern Africa. In: Gichuru MP, Bationo A, Bekunda MA, Goma HC, Mafongoya PL, Mugendi DN, Murwira HM, Nandwa SM, Nyathi PN and Swift MJ (eds.), Soil Fertility Management in Africa: A Regional Perspective, pp 73-122, Academic Science Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya
  6. Mureithi JG, Macharia PN, Gichuru M, Mburu MWK, Mugendi DN and Gachene CKK (eds.) 2003. Proceedings of the 18th Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) Conference held in Mombasa on 4th –8th December 2000. Mombasa, Kenya
  7. Mugendi DN, Kanyi M, Kung’u JB and Wamicha W. 2003. Mineral-N movement in an agroforestry system in the 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 Conference held in Mombasa on 4th –8th Dec. 2000. pp 287 - 300
  8. 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 Conference held in Mombasa on 4th –8th Dec 2000. pp 111-118
  9. Mwangi M, Mugendi DN, Kung’u J, Swift MJ and Smithson PC. 2003. Population trends of soil Invertebrates Macrofauna within a hedgerow intercropping in Embu, 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 119-130
  10. 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.
  11. Bationo A, Kimetu J, Ikerra S, Kimani S, Mugendi DN, Odendo M, Silver M, Swift MJ and Sanginga N 2003. The African Network for Soil Biology and Fertility: New Challenges and Opportunities. In: Bationo A (ed.) Managing Nutrient Cycles to Sustain Soil Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa. pp 1-23 Academy Science Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya
  12. Kimetu J, Mugendi DN, Palm CA, Mutuo PK, Gachengo CN, Nandwa S and Kung’u JB 2003. Nitrogen fertilizer equivalency values for different organic materials based on maize performance at Kabete Kenya. In: Bationo A (ed.) Managing Nutrient Cycles to Sustain Soil Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa. pp 207-223 Academy Science Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya
  13. Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Okoba B, Tuwei P and O’Neill M 2003. Soil conservation and fertility improvement using leguminous shrubs in Central Highlands of Kenya: NARFP Case Study. In: Bationo A (ed.) Managing Nutrient Cycles to Sustain Soil Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa. pp 277-297. Academy Science Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya
  14. Mwangi M, Mugendi DN, Kung’u JB, Swift MJ and Albrecht A 2003. Soil Invertebrate Macrofauna composition within agroforestry and forested ecosystems and their role in litter decomposition in Embu, Kenya. In: Bationo A (ed.) Managing Nutrient Cycles to Sustain Soil Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa. pp 448-465. Academy Science Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya.
  15. Mucheru M, 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.
  16. Karunditu M, Mugendi DN, Kungu JB, & Vanlauwe B. 2003 Nitrogen uptake and use efficiency as affected by soil organic matter status in Embu, Kabete and Maseno, Kenya. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings, Vol. 6. 406-415
  17. Mugwe J, Mugendi DN,  Mucheru M & Kung’u  J 2003. Adoption Potential of Soil Replenishment Resources: Feasibility and Acceptability of Leguminous Plants and other Organic Resources for Soil Fertility Improvement in Meru South District, Kenya. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings, Vol. 6. 424-429
  18. Waswa B, Mugendi DN, Vanlauwe B, Nandwa S & Kung’u J 2003.Soil properties as Influenced by Different Organic Residue Amendments in Selected Experiments in Kenya. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings, Vol. 6. 448-453
  19. Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN, Kangai  R, Kung’u J & Mugwe J. 2003. Soil Productivity improvement technologies for increased food production in Meru South District, Kenya. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings, Vol. 6. 519-525
  20. Kangai A, Mugendi DN, Mucheru MW, Otor SCJ, Waswa B & Kung’u J. 2003 Trends in Adoption of Soil Fertility Improvement Strategies in Chuka, Eastern Kenya. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings, Vol. 6. 661-667
  21. 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
  22. Waceke JW, Mugendi DN and Mbaru NJ 2004. Impact of soil nutrient management practices on plant parasitic nematodes in central 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
  23. 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 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
  24. Balasubramanian V, Bruno A, Aulakh M, Bekunda M, Zucong C, Drinkwater L, Mugendi DN, Van Kessel C and Oenema O 2004. Crop, Environment and Management Factors Affecting Nitrogen Use Efficiency. In: Mosier AR, Syers JK and Freney JR (Eds) Agriculture and the nitrogen cycle: Assessing the impacts of fertilizer use on food production and the environment, SCOPE 65, Island Press, Washington, USA
  25. Kimetu JM, Mugendi DN, Palm CA, Mutuo PK, Nandwa S, Giller K, 2004. Soil nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions as influenced by different management practices in western and central regions 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
  26. Mwangi M, Mugendi DN, Albrecht A, Swift MJ, Kung’u JB, Smithson PC, 2004. The role of soil invertebrate macrofauna in litter decomposition within a hedgerow agroecosystem in Embu, 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
  27. 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,
  28. Waswa BSN, Mugendi DN, Vanlauwe B, Nandwa S, 2004. Soil organic matter status as influenced by organic resource quality in a Nitisol of central highlands, Kenya. In: Msaky JJ, Msumali GP and Rwehumbiza FBR (Eds), Soil Science Research and Technologies: Foundations for Sustainable Food Security: Proceedings of 19th SSSEA Conf., 2-7 Dec 2001, Moshi, Tanzania
  29. Mairura FS, Mugendi DN, Mwanje JI, Ramisch JJ, Mbugua PK, 2005. The role of indigenous knowledge in management of soil quality among smallholders in Chuka and Gachoka Divisions, 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.
  30. Mutegi JK, Mugendi DN, Kung’u J, Mugwe J, 2005. Effects of biological techniques in soil conservation and sub soil inorganic-N accumulation in the central Highlands of 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.
  31. Waswa BN, Mugendi DN, Vanlauwe B, Nandwa S, Kung’u J, 2005. Organic residue effects on soil physical and chemical properties in 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.
  32. Kihara J, Jaenicke H, Kung’u JB, Mugendi DN, 2005. Nursery media effects on Tamarindus indica seedling establishment. In: Mugendi DN, Kironchi G, Gicheru PT, Gachene CKK, Macharia PN, Mburu M, Mureithi JG and Maina F (eds.) 2005. Proceedings of the 21st SSSEA Conference held in Eldoret on 1st – 5th December 2003. Eldoret, Kenya.
  33. Kibunja CN, Mugendi DN, Mwaura FB, Kitonyo EM, Salema MP, 2005. Fate of applied nitrogen in a long-term maize-bean cropping system in 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 SSSEA Conference held in Eldoret on 1-5 Dec 2003, Kenya.
  34. Gitari JN, Mugendi DN, Mureithi JG, Kung’u JB, Gachene CKK, 2005. The role of plant residues in soil productivity: Farmers’ knowledge and practices in Embu District, 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 SSSEA Conference held in Eldoret on 1st – 5th December 2003. Eldoret, Kenya.
  35. 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.). Proceedings of the 21st SSSEA Conference held in Eldoret on 1st – 5th December 2003. Eldoret, Kenya.
  36. Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna M, Kung’u JB, Mugwe J, and Bationo A, 2005. Improvement of food production using different sources of nitrogen in the central Kenya. In: Zhu Z, Minami K and Xing G (eds.) Contributed Papers, 3rd International Nitrogen Conference, Nanjing, China. Science Press, Monmouth Junction, NJ, USA
  37. Mugendi DN and Muriuki J 2006. Basic information on soils. In: Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugwe JN (Eds) 2006. Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya
  38. Kaburu D, Mucheru-Muna M 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.
  39. Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna M, 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
  40. Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna M, 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
  41. Mugendi DN, Monicah Mucheru-Muna, Jayne Mugwe, James Kung’u and Andre Bationo, 2007. Improving food production using ‘best bet’ soil fertility technologies in the Central highlands of Kenya. In: Bationo et al. (eds.), Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, pp 345–351, Springer NL.
  42. Waswa B.S., Mugendi D.N., Vanlauwe B. and Kung’u J, 2007. Changes in Soil Organic Matter as influenced by organic residue management regimes in selected experiments in Kenya. In: Bationo et al. (eds.), Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, pp 457–469, Springer NL.
  43. Karunditu M.W., Mugendi D.N., Kung’u J. and Vanlauwe B., 2007. Fertilizer nitrogen recovery as affected by soil organic matter status in two sites in Kenya. In Bationo et al.  (eds.), Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, pp 537–545, Springer NL.
  44. Baaru M.W., Mugendi D.N Bationo A., Verchot L., Waceke W., 2007.  Soil microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen as innfuenced by organic and inorganic inputs at Kabete, Kenya. In Bationo et al. (eds.), Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, pp 827–832, Springer NL.
  45. Monicah Mucheru-Muna, Mugendi D.N Jayne Mugwe, and James Kung’u 2007. Economic evaluation of local inputs in Meru South District, Kenya. In Bationo et al. (eds.) Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, pp 443–448, Springer NL.
  46. Jayne Mugwe., Mugendi D. N, David Odee and John Otieno, 2007. Evaluation of the Potential of Using nitrogen fixing legumes in smallholder farms of Meru South District, Kenya. In:  Bationo et al. (eds.), Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, pp 503–510, Springer, NL.
  47. James K. Mutegi, Mugendi, D. N, Louis V. Verchot and James B. Kungu 2007. Impacts of vegetative contour hedges on soil inorganic-N cycling and erosional losses in arable steep-lands of the central highlands of Kenya. In Bationo et al. (eds.), Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, pp 679–689, Springer, NL.
  48. Mairura F.S., Mugendi D.N., Mwanje J.I, Ramisch J.J. and Mbugua P.K., 2007. Assessment of farmers’ perceptions of soil quality indicators within smallholder farms in the central highlands of Kenya. In Bationo et al. (eds.), Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, pp 1029–1040, Springer, NL.
  49. Kimetu JM, Mugendi DN, Bationo A, Palm CA, Mutuo PK, Kihara J, Nandwa S, Giller K (2007). Partial balance of nitrogen in a maize cropping system in humic nitisol of Central Kenya. In Bationo et al.  (eds.), Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, pp 521-530, Springer, NL
  50. Mugendi DN, Waswa BS, Mucheru-Muna MW, Kimetu JM (2011). Strategies to adapt, disseminate and scale out legume based technologies. In: Bationo et al. (eds.), Fighting poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: The multiple roles of legumes in integrated soil fertility management, pp 85-116, Springer, Dordrecht, NL
  51. Mugendi DN, Waswa BS, Mucheru-Muna MW, Kimetu JM, Palm C (2011). Comparative analysis of the current and potential roles of legumes in integrated soil fertility management in East Africa. In: Bationo et al. (eds.), Fighting poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: The multiple roles of legumes in integrated soil fertility management, pp 151-173, Springer, Dordrecht, NL
  52. Kihara J, Bationo A, Mugendi DN, Martius C, Vlek PLG (2011). Conservation tillage, local organic resources, and nitrogen fertilizer combinations affect maize productivity, soil structure and nutrient balances in semi-arid Kenya. In: Bationo et al. (eds.), Innovations as key to the green revolution in Africa, pp 155-167, Springer, Dordrecht, NL
  53. Kibunja CJ, Mwaura FB, Mugendi DN, Wamae DK, Bationo A (2011). Long term land management effects on crop yields and soil properties in the sub-humid highlands of Kenya. In: Bationo et al. (eds.), Innovations as key to the green revolution in Africa, pp 169-174, Springer, Dordrecht, NL
  54. Mucheru-Muna, Mugendi DN, Pypers P, Mugwe J, Vanlauwe B, Merckx R, Kung’u JB (2011). Effect of organic inputs and mineral fertilizer on maize yield in a Ferralsol and a Nitisol soil in central Kenya. In: Bationo et al. (eds.), Innovations as key to the green revolution in Africa, pp 191-203, Springer, Dordrecht, NL
  55. Mutegi J, Mugendi DN, Verchot LV, Kung’u JB (2011). The role of biological technologies in land quality management: drivers for farmer’s adoption in the central highlands of Kenya In: Bationo et al. (eds.), Innovations as key to the green revolution in Africa, pp 501-512, Springer, Dordrecht, NL
  56. Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna M, 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: Bationo et al. (eds.), Innovations as key to the green revolution in Africa, pp 605-616, Springer, Dordrecht, NL
  57. Muthamia J, Mugendi DN, Kung’u JB (2011). Within-farm variability in soil fertility management in smallholder farms of Kirege location, central of Kenya.  In: Bationo et al. (eds.), Innovations as key to the green revolution in Africa, pp 707-716, Springer, Dordrecht, NL
  58. Kavoo A, Mugendi DN, Muluvi G, Vanlauwe B, Six J, Merckx R, Gentile R, Kamiri WMH (2011). Interaction between resource quality, aggregate turnover, carbon and nitrogen cycling in the central highlands of Kenya. In: Bationo et al. (eds.), Innovations as key to the green revolution in Africa, pp 191-203, Springer, Dordrecht, NL
  59. Mucheru-Muna, Mugendi DN, Pypers P, Mugwe J, Vanlauwe B, Merckx R, Kung’u JB (2011). Increasing productivity through maize-legume intercropping in central Kenya. In: Bationo et al. (eds.), Innovations as key to the green revolution in Africa, pp 843-858, Springer, Dordrecht, NL
  60. Kirumba EG, Mugendi DN, Karega R, Mugwe J, (2011). Gender differentials in adoption of soil nutrient replenishment technologies in Meru South District, Kenya. In: Bationo et al. (eds.), Innovations as key to the green revolution in Africa, pp 887-896, Springer, Dordrecht, NL
  61. Mugendi DN, Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna M, Karega R, Muriuki J, Vanlauwe B, Merckx R (2011). Dissemination of integrated soil fertility management technologies using participatory approaches in the central highlands of Kenya. In: Bationo et al. (eds.), Fighting poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: The multiple roles of legumes in integrated soil fertility management, pp 1279-1296, Springer, Dordrecht, NL
  62. Ngetich FK, Shisanya CA, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna M and Mugendi DN (2012). The potential of organic and inorganic nutrient sources in sub-Saharan African crop farming systems. In: Joann K. Whalen (Ed.), Soil fertility improvement and integrated nutrient management - A Global perspective, ISBN 978-953-307-945-5, pp 135-156, InTech, Rijeka, Croatia

Books Published/Edited

  1.  Gichuru MP, Bationo A, Bekunda MA, Goma HC, Mafongoya PL, Mugendi DN, Murwira HM, Nandwa SM, Nyathi PN and Swift MJ (eds.) 2003. Soil Fertility Management in Africa: A Regional Perspective. Academic Science Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya.
  2. Mureithi JG, Macharia PN, Gichuru M, Mburu MWK, Mugendi DN and Gachene CKK (eds.), 2003. Proceedings of the 18th Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) Conference held in Mombasa on 4th –8th Dec 2000. Mombasa, Kenya.
  3. 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.
  4. Waswa F, Otor S and Mugendi DN (eds) 2006. Environment and Sustainable Development: A Guide for Tertiary Education in Kenya, Vol 1. Kenyatta University, Downtown Printing Works, Nairobi, Kenya.
  5. Mugenda O, Mugendi D, Waudo J, Gravenir F, Akuno E, Mutundu K, Otolo M and Ndiritu J (eds.) 2006. The Role of African Universities in the Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals. A publication of selected papers presented at the MDG Conference held on November 14-18, 2005, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
  6. Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugwe JN (Eds) 2006. Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya
  7. 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, Press, Nairobi, Kenya.
  8. Kirumba EG, Mugendi DN, Karega R, Mugwe JN, 2011. Gender differentials in adoption of soil replenishment technologies in Meru South District, Kenya.  Springer.
  9. Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW and Mugwe JN (Eds) 2012. Soil Fertility: Enhancing Community Extension. Manilla Publishers, Nairobi, Kenya (2nd Revised Edition)

Other Publications Related Works

  1. Reviewed journal articles for Agroforestry Systems and Plant and Soil Journals between 1993 and 1997.
  2. Served as invited Editor to Agriculture, Environment and Ecosystem Journal, 2003-2008

Papers Presented in Conferences

  1. Coulson CL, Mungai DN, Stighter CJ, Mwangi PW, and Mugendi DN. Studies of sustainable crop yield improvement through agroforestry interventions involving postgraduate training. Paper presented at the Commonwealth Science Review workshop at ICRAF Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya (Nov. 1989).
  2. Mugendi DN. Effects of mulch application on maize yield in the semi-arid areas of Kenya. Paper presented at the KEFRI's 1st Annual conference/open day (Oct. 17-18, 1990) at KEFRI Headquarters, Muguga, Kenya.
  3. Mugendi DN. Sustainable food production by use of agroforestry technology in the semi-arid areas. Paper presented in the "Environment 2000" Conference (Oct. 23-26, 1990) organized by KENGO & NES at the United Nations Accommodation Centre, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya.
  4. Mugendi DN. The concepts and applicability of agroforestry. Paper presented at the JICA/KEFRI Social Forestry training seminar (Oct. 22 to Nov. 2, 1990) at KEFRI Headquarters, Muguga, Kenya.
  5. Mugendi DN. Alley farming in the semi-arid tropics: DARP experience. Paper presented at the AFNETA training course (Sept. 2-11, 1991) at KEFRI Headquarters, Kenya.
  6. Mugendi DN. Effect of green manure and hedgerow intercropping on crop production: The DARP on-station experience. Paper presented at DARP workshop, Five Hills Hotel, Machakos, Kenya (Sept. 18-20 1991).
  7. Mugendi DN, O'Neill M, and Seward P. Evaluation of potential of leaves of multipurpose tree species as source of nitrogen for maize. Paper presented at the TSBF Workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe (July 1993).
  8. Mafongoya PL, Mugendi DN, and Pedereira C. Evaluation of Leucaena leucocephala as a source of N for maize. Paper presented at TSBF Workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe (July 1993).
  9. Mugendi DN. Decomposition patterns of Leucaena leucocephala and Calliandra calothyrsus prunings and maize roots in the subhumid Kenyan highlands. Paper presented at TSBF Workshop, Entebbe, Uganda (May 1995).
  10. Mugendi DN. Influence of chemical composition of Leucaena leucocephala and Calliandra calothyrsus prunings and maize roots on decomposition in the subhumid highlands of Kenya. Poster presented at decomposition symposium at Wye College, London, UK (Sept. 1995).
  11. Mugendi DN and Nair PKR. Predicting decomposition patterns of tree biomass in tropical highland microregions of Kenya. Paper presented at the ASA/SSSA/CSSA annual conference at Indianapolis, IN, USA (Nov. 1996).
  12. Mugendi DN and Nair PKR. Trees in support of maize production in subhumid highlands of Kenya: Maize yield and nitrogen recovery with calliandra and leucaena. Poster presented at the All Africa Crop Science Congress, Pretoria, SA (Jan. 1997).
  13. Mugendi DN and Popenoe H. The Maasai of East Africa: Land alienation, sedentaryzation and changing socio-natural system. Paper presented at the Building Bridges with Traditional Knowledge conference held at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL USA.
  14. Mugendi DN, Nair PKR, and Graetz DA. Nitrogen Recovery by Alley-Cropped Maize and Trees from 15N Labeled Tree Biomass. Paper presented at the ASA/SSSA/CSSA Annual Conference at Anaheim, Ca, USA (Oct. 1997).
  15. Mugendi DN. Use of models in predicting crop performance. Paper presented at the Managing soil Fertility workshop held at Wida Hotel, Nairobi (March 1999).
  16. Mugendi DN, Kanyi MK, and O'Neill MK. Mineral-N movement and management in an Ultisol in the central highlands of Kenya. Paper presented at the 10th ISCO Conference at Purdue University, IN, USA (May 1999).
  17. Mucheru MW, Mugendi DN, Kung’u JB, Mugwe J and Micheni A. Improved food production by use of soil fertility amendment strategies in the central highlands of Kenya. Paper presented at the 8th African Network workshop in Arusha (May 2001)
  18. Mugendi DN, Mucheru MW, Micheni A, Mugwe JN, Kung'u JB and Otor S. Soil fertility strategies for improved food production in the central highlands of Kenya. Paper presented at the Africa Crop Science Conference, Lagos, Nigeria. (Nov 2001)
  19. Mucheru MW, Mugendi DN, Micheni A, Mugwe JN, Kung'u JB and Otor S. Enhancement of food productivity using locally available soil replenishment inputs in the central highlands of Kenya. Paper presented at the 19th SSSEA conference at Moshi, Tanzania 2nd- 7th Dec 2001
  20. Kibunja C, Mydausa TB and Mugendi DN. Nitrogen dynamics in response to long-term application of organic/ inorganic sources in maize-bean rotation. Paper presented at the 19th SSSEA Conference held in Moshi Tanzania, 2nd- 7th December 2001
  21. Waswa BSN, Mugendi DN, Kung’u J, Vanlauwe B and Nandwa S. Soil organic matter status as influenced by organic resource quality in a nitisol of central highlands, Kenya. Paper presented at the 19th SSSEA Conference held in Moshi Tanzania, 2nd- 7th Dec 2001
  22. Mugwe J, Mugendi DN and Mwangi M. Alley cropping of maize with calliandra and leucaena in the subhumid highlands of Kenya. Paper presented at the 19th Soil Science Society of East Africa Conference held in Moshi Tanzania, 2 - 7th Dec 2001
  23. Kimetu JM, Mugendi DN, Palm CA, Mutuo P and Nandwa S. Soil nitrous oxide emissions as influenced by different management practices in western and central regions of Kenya. Paper presented at the 19th SSSEA Conference held in Moshi Tanzania, 2nd- 7th December 2001
  24. Mwangi M, Smithson PC, Albrecht A, Swift MJ and Mugendi DN. Role of soil invertebrate microfauna in litter decomposition within a hedgerow agroecosystem in Embu Kenya. Paper presented at the 19th SSSEA Conference held in Moshi Tanzania, 2nd- 7th December 2001
  25. Mucheru M, Mugendi DN, Kung’u JB, Mugwe J and Micheni A. Enhancement of soil productivity using local technologies in smallholder farms of central Kenya. Paper presented in 5th Regional Rockefeller Foundation Forum Meeting, Entebbe, Uganda  (Aug 2002)
  26. Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Micheni A, Mucheru MW, Kung’u J, and Gitari J. Promotion of leguminous plants and organic inputs for improving soil productivity in farms of Central Kenya. Paper presented at the 8th biennial Sci. Conf. at KARI, Nbi, Kenya (Nov, 2002)
  27. Mucheru M, Mugendi DN, Kung’u JB, Kangai AR, Mugwe J and Micheni A. Improved food production using local technologies in Meru South District, Kenya. Paper presented in the 20th SSSEA conference at Mbare, Uganda 1st – 6th December 2002
  28. Kangai RA, Mucheru MW, Mugendi DN, Otor SCJ, Waswa BS. Pre-survey of the Adoption Potential of Soil Fertility Improvement Strategies in Chuka, Eastern Kenya. Paper presented in the 20th SSSEA conference at Mbare, Uganda 1st – 6th Dec 2002
  29. Karunditu MW, Mugendi DN, Kung?u JB, and Vanlauwe B. Effects of soil organic matter status on inorganic nitrogen fertilizer use efficiency in Embu, Kabete and Maseno, Kenya. Paper presented in the 20th SSSEA conference at Mbare, Uganda 1st – 6th Dec 2002
  30. Mutegi JK, Mugendi DN, Kung’u JB, Otor S and Mugwe J. Farmers’ evaluation of contour hedges for soil conservation and nutrient cycling: A case study of central highlands of Kenya. Paper presented in the 20th SSSEA conference at Mbare, Uganda 1st – 6th December 2002
  31. Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN, Kangai AR, Kung’u JB, Mugwe J and Otor S. Farmer participation in enhancing food productivity through agroforestry. Paper presented in the ANAFE symposium on building agricultural and natural resources education in Africa: quality and relevance of tertiary education, KU, Nbi, Kenya (April 14-16th, 2003).
  32. Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN, Kangai AR, Kung’u JB, and Mugwe J. Soil Productivity improvement technologies for increased food production in Meru South District, Kenya. Paper presented at the Africa Crop Science Conference, Nairobi, Kenya. (October 2003)
  33. Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna M, Kangai AR, Kung’u JB, and Mugwe J. Enhancement of food productivity using leguminous shrubs in the Eastern highlands of Kenya Paper presented at the Africa Crop Science Conference, Nairobi, Kenya. (October 2003)
  34. Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN, Kangai AR, Kung’u JB, and Mugwe J. Farmer Participation in improving food productivity using locally available inputs in Meru South District, Kenya. Paper presented in the 21st SSSEA conference at Eldoret, Kenya, Dec 2003
  35. Karunditu M, Mugendi DN, Kungu JB, & Vanlauwe B. 2003 Nitrogen uptake and use efficiency as affected by soil organic matter status in Embu, Kabete and Maseno, Kenya. Paper presented at the Africa Crop Science Conference, Nairobi, Kenya. (October 2003)
  36. Mugwe J, Mugendi D,  Mucheru M & Kung’u  J 2003. Adoption Potential of Soil Replenishment Resources: Feasibility and Acceptability of Leguminous Plants and other Organic Resources for Soil Fertility Improvement in Meru South District, Kenya. Paper presented at the Africa Crop Science Conference, Nairobi, Kenya. (October 2003)
  37. Waswa B, Mugendi D, Vanlauwe B, Nandwa S & Kung’u J 2003. Soil properties as Influenced by Different Organic Residue Amendments in Selected Experiments in Kenya. Paper presented at the Africa Crop Science Conference, Nairobi, Kenya. (October 2003)
  38. Kangai A, Mugendi DN, Mucheru MW, Otor SCJ, Waswa B & Kung’u J. 2003 Trends in Adoption of Soil Fertility Improvement Strategies in Chuka, Eastern Kenya. Paper presented at the Africa Crop Science Conference, Nairobi, Kenya. (October 2003)
  39. Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna, Kung’u JB, Mugwe J, and Bationo A. Improving food production using leguminous shrubs in the central highlands of Kenya. Paper presented at the AfNet TSBF-CIAT Symposium, Yaounde, Cameroon (May 2004)
  40. Mucheru-Muna M, Mugendi DN, Kung’u JB, and Mugwe J. Economic evaluation of local inputs in Mwru South District, Kenya. Paper presented at the AfNet TSBF-CIAT Symposium, Yaounde, Cameroon (May 2004)
  41. Mutegi JK, Mugendi DN, Kung’u JB and Mugwe J. The role of contour hedge technologies in combating soil nutrient losses on arable steeplands of central highlands of Kenya. Paper presented at the AfNet TSBF-CIAT Symposium, Yaounde, Cameroon (May 2004)
  42. Waswa BN, Mugendi DN, Kung’u J, Vanlauwe B and Nandwa S. Changes in soil organic matter as influenced by organic residue regimes in selected sites in Kenya. source quality in a nitisol of central highlands, Kenya. Paper presented at the AfNet TSBF-CIAT Symposium, Yaounde, Cameroon (May 2004)
  43. Kimetu JM, Mugendi DN, Bationo A, Palm CA, Mutuo P, Kihara J, Nandwa S, and Giller K. Tracing the fate of nitrogen in a feralsol and humic nitisol under different management practices in Kenya. Paper presented at the AfNet TSBF-CIAT Symposium, Yaounde, Cameroon (May 2004)
  44. Karunditu MW, Mugendi DN, Kung?u JB, and Vanlauwe B. Inorganic nitrogen in the soil profile and fertilizer nitrogen recovery in both plant and soil as affected by soil organic matter status in two sites in Kenya. Paper presented at the AfNet TSBF-CIAT Symposium, Yaounde, Cameroon (May 2004)
  45. Baaru MW, Mugendi DN, Waceke W, Bationo A, and Louis V. Soil microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen as influenced by organic and inorganic fertilization in Kenya. Paper presented at the AfNet TSBF-CIAT Symposium, Yaounde, Cameroon (May 2004)
  46. Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, and Odee D. Evaluation of the potential of using nitrogen fixing legumes in smallholder farms of Meru South district, Kenya. Paper presented at the AfNet TSBF-CIAT Symposium, Yaounde, Cameroon (May 2004)
  47. Mairura FS, Mugendi DN, Mwanje JI, Ramisch JJ and Mbugua PK. Scientific assessment of farmers’ perceptions of soil quality indicators within smallholder farmers in the central highlands of Kenya. Paper presented at the AfNet TSBF-CIAT Symposium, Yaounde, Cameroon (May 2004)
  48. Cadisch G, Poulton C, Mugendi DN, and Jama B. Replenishing soil fertility in Africa: Remaining Challenges. Paper presented at the 1st World Agroforestry Congress, Orlando, FL, USA (June - July 2004)
  49. Mugwe J, Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna M, and Kung’u J. Adoption of leguminous trees and other organic resources for soil fertility improvement in Meru South district, Kenya. Poster presented at the 1st World Agroforestry Congress, Orlando, FL, USA (June-July 2004).
  50. Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna, Kung’u JB, Mugwe J, and Bationo A. Improved food security through Agroforestry technologies in the central highlands of Kenya. Paper presented at the 1st World Agroforestry Congress, Orlando, FL, USA (June-July 2004).
  51. Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna M, Kangai R, Kung’u JB, Mugwe J, and S Otor. Enhanced soil productivity by use of low input technologies in the smallholder farms of the Kenyan central highlands. Paper presented at the Rockefeller Foundation Grantees Workshop held at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya (20-23 Sept 2004)
  52. Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna M, Kung’u JB, Mugwe J, and Bationo A. Improvement of food production using different sources of nitrogen in the central Kenyan highlands. Paper presented at the 3rd International Nitrogen Conference at Nanjing, China (12-16 Oct 2004)
  53. Mugendi DN, Mugwe J, Mucheru-Muna M, and Kung’u J. Adoption of Organic Resources for Soil Fertility Improvement in Meru South District, Kenya. Paper presented at the Africa Crop Science Conference, Kamplala, Kenya. (October 2005).
  54. Mugwe J, Mugendi D, Kungu J and Oeba V 2006. Adoption of Organic and Inorganic Resources for Soil Fertility replenishment by Smallholder Farmers in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Paper presented at the 3rd KEFRI Sci. Conf, KEFRI Hqs, Muguga. (6-9, Nov 2006)
  55. Mugwe J, Mugendi D, Kungu J and Oeba V. Household and Farm Characteristics Influencing Adoption of Soil Fertility Management Technologies in Meru South District, Kenya. Paper presented during the 10th KARI Biennial Scientific conference at KARI Hqs, Nairobi. (13th to 17th November 2006)
  56. Mugwe J, Mugendi D, and Kungu J 2006. Soil changes following application of legumes, tithonia and cattle manual in the central highlands of Kenya. Paper presented at the 23rd Soil Science Society of East Africa at Masaka, Uganda. (19th to 25th November 2006)
  57. Mutegi E, Mugendi DN, Kung’u JB and Mucheru-Muna M. Integration of organic and inorganic soil fertility replenishment technologies in response to food insecurity in Meru South. Paper presented during the RUFORUM Biennial Meeting in Malawi (April 2007).
  58. Gathoni E, Karega R, Mugendi D and Mugwe J. Gender differentials in adoption of soil nutrient replenishment technologies in Meru South District, Kenya. Paper presented during the RUFORUM Biennial Meeting in Malawi (April 2007).
  59. Mugendi DN and Mucheru-Muna M. Scaling out soil nutrient management technologies for improved crop production in the smallholder farms of Meru South District, Kenya. Paper presented during the RUFORUM Biennial Meeting in Malawi (April 2007).
  60. Mugendi DN and Koala S. Role of networking in increasing agricultural productivity:  experience of the African Network for Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility (AfNet-TSBF). Paper presented during the Side Event on Networking in the African Crop Science Conference in Cape Town, South Africa (Sept 28 to October 1, 2009).
  61. Mugendi D, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugwe J, Pypers P, Vanlauwe B and Merckx R.  Nitrogen fertilizer equivalency of selected organic materials in the central highlands of Kenya. Poster presented in a workshop on nitrogen deposition, critical loads and biodiversity, Edinburgh, UK (16th to 18th Nov, 2009).
  62. Mugendi D, Mucheru-Muna M, Mugwe J, Kungu J, Pypers P, Vanlauwe B and Merckx R. Maize productivity as influenced by organic inputs and mineral fertilizer in a Nitisol soil in Meru South District. Poster presented in the 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Brisbane, Australia (1st to 6th Aug, 2010).
  63. Mugendi, D., Mucheru-Muna, M., Ngetich, K. F., 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. Conference paper presented during the International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter 11-14 July 2011, Leuven, Belgium.
  64. Mugendi DN, Ngetich KF, Mugwe JN, Mucheru-Muna M, Shisanya CA, and Diels J (2011). Subsoiling and soil surface management effects on maize productivity in the central highlands of Kenya. Paper presented at the ASA, CSSA, SSSA Annual conference at San Antonio Texas, USA (16th to 19th October 2011).
  65. Kimaru-Muchai SW, Mucheru-Muna MW,  Mugwe JN , Mugendi DN , Mairura FS. (2011). Communication channels used in dissemination of soil fertility management (SFM) practices in the central highlands of Kenya. Poster presented in the 1st ASARECA General Assembly, Entebbe, Uganda (14th to 16th Dec 2011).
  66. Mugendi DN, Mucheru-Muna MW, Mugwe JN, Ngetich KF, Vanlauwe, B., Merckx. R. (2012). Unraveling beneficial impact of nitrogen, carbon and water dynamics in mulch-based systems on crop productivity in heterogeneous biophysical environment of the Central Kenyan highlands. Proposal presented at the Coordinated Research Project (CRP) workshop organized by IAEA, Vienna, Austria (30/1-3/2/2012)