Julius Khaemba Masinde,MSc

Julius Khaemba Masinde,MSc

Lecturer, Soil Science

Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 – (0)721 864690

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EDUCATION

2011

Certificate, Training of Trainers course on Climate Change and Sustainable Land-Water Management

World Bank Institute/Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)/African Institute of Capacity Development (AICAD)

2006

Certificate; Use of Denaturing Genetic Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE) DNA Finger Printing Technique

World Agroforestry Centre/ Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility (TSBF) Institute of CIAT

2004

Certificate, Certificate in Pesticide Management and Pesticide Risk Reduction

SCANAGRI AB Sweden

2003

M.Sc. Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

Egerton University

1997

Post Graduate Certificate, Agricultural Meteorology

World Meteorological Centre, Bet Dagan Israel

1995

Diploma; Crop Management Research

CMRT Project of Egerton University, KARI/CIMMYT

1993

BSC. Horticulture

Egerton University

1985

Diploma in Agriculture

Egerton College

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

WORK EXPERIENCE

October 2010 - present

Lecturer, Soil Science, Egerton University

August 2006-October 2010

Assistant lecturer, CHS Department

July 1988 –August 2006

Senior Technologist, Departments of Agronomy, Soil Science and CHS, Egerton University

July 1985-July 1988

Divisional Agricultural Extension Officer, Griftu Division Wajir, Ministry of Agriculture.

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2006-2011

On a collaborative Project with Tanzanians titled “Characterization of undesirable substances in the ruminant food chain in the Lake Victoria Basin on the basis of biophysical and anthropogenic factors”.

204-2005

Part of a team involved in a project investigating rehabilitation of acidic soils in western Kenya.

1997

Involved in a Rockefeller Foundation funded project evaluating utilization of phosphate fertilizer for improved maize production and food security amongst smallholder farmer communities in western Kenya.

1995-1996

Evaluated chick pea varieties for ICRISAT at Egerton University.

1994

Co-ordinator, Sorghum/Fingermillet Project evaluating the adaptation of highland materials for cold tolerance for .International Crops Research Institute for the Semi- Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) at Egerton University.

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

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2011: Kiogora D. S, Njoka E. M., Khaemba J. M, Komwihangilo D. M. and Max R. A. Anthropogenic Factors influencing the Ruminant Food Chain in Lake Victorian Basin. International Journal of Professional Practice – 2(4): 321-331

2

2011: Masinde, J.K, Mwonga S.M, Mumera L.M and Nakhone L. Forage legume-cereal double cropping in bimodal rainfall highland tropics: The Kenyan case. In: A. Bationo, B. Waswa, J. Okeyo and F. Maina (Eds). Innovations for Green Revolution in Africa: Exploring the Scientific Facts. DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-2543-2_26, © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011. DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-2543-2_26, © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011Springer NL.

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2009: I. M. Tabu, R. K. Obura, A. Bationo, J. K. Masinde and L. Nakhone. Effect of phosphatic fertilizer type on maize growth in a rhodic ferralsol farmer perceived niche in western Kenya. Egerton Journal Sci & Tech 9:1-12.

4

2007: Tabu, I.M, Bationo A., Obura R.K. and Masinde J.K. Effect of rock phosphate, lime and green manure on growth and yield of maize in non productive niche in a Rhodic Ferralsol in farmers’ fields. In: A. Bationo, B.S Waswa, J Kihara and J. Kimetu (Eds). Advances in integrated soil fertility management in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and opportunities. Springer NL Chap 42 pp 449-456.

5

2006: Masinde, J.K, Ahenda J.O Mwonga S.M, Mumera L.M and Nakhone L. 2006. Evaluation of germination capacities of selected forage legume seeds from the Kenya Highlands. Egerton Journal 6 (1):103-116.

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2003: Masinde, J.K. The contribution of selected pasture legumes to soil fertility and wheat yields in a cereal based cropping system in the Highlands of the Rift Valley Province, Kenya. M.Sc. Thesis. Egerton University.

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NEWSLETTER PAPER

2008: Komwihangilo, D.M., Max R.A., Njoka, E.M and Masinde, J.K. Characterization of undesirable substances in the ruminant food chain in the Lake Victoria Basin on the basis of biophysical and anthropogenic factors: Preliminary results. Vic-Res Initiative: Synergy for Quality Research Newsletter Issue 5 Jan-April 2008.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Nutrient dynamics in agro-ecosystems, soil carbon and climate change and soil biology

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