Samuel Mutuku Mwonga, PhD

 

Samuel Mutuku Mwonga, PhD

Samuel Mutuku Mwonga, PhD

Associate Professor, Soil Fertility Management

Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils,

Faculty of Agriculture,

Egerton University

P. O. Box 536, Egerton-20115, Kenya

Mobile: +254 – 733 825657

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EDUCATION

 

1991

Ph.D., Soil Fertility

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

1987

M.Sc., Soil Science

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1984

B.Sc. Agriculture

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

2005

Diploma (IAR4D)

International Centre for Research oriented Development in Agriculture, ICRA, Wageningen, The Netherlands

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Soil Fertility Management

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2013

Associate Professor, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University

1995-Present

Senior Lecturer, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University

2006-Present

Member, Egerton University Bioethics Management Committee for the UNESCO regional Centre for Documentation and Research

May 2006-January 2009

Chairman of the Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University

2004

Faculty Representative to the Board of Undergraduate Studies (BUGS), Egerton University

2002-2004

Faculty Representative to the Senate, Faculty of Agriculture, Egerton University

1995-1998 and 2003-2004

Examination Officer, Department of Agronomy and Department of Soil Science, Egerton University

1999-2006

Trainer, Crop Management Research Training, KARI-CIMMYT-Egerton Project

1991- 1995

Lecturer, Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils, Egerton University.

1987-1991

Research Assistant, Department of Soil, Crop and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University. USA

 

RECENT KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

2013 - Present

HORTINLEA Project - Diversifying food systems: Horticultural Innovations and Learning for Improved Nutrition and Livelihoods in East Africa. GlobE Food Security Systems Project. Funded by BMZ Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany.

2011- 2014

Multipurpose Legume Project (MLP). Funded under the Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP) of The McKnight Foundation, Minnesota, USA.

2008-2010

Dry Grain Pulses CRSP Project. Funded by USAID through the CRSP Project, Michigan State University.

2008-2011

Strengthening University Capacity for Promoting, Facilitating and Teaching Rural Innovation Processes, SUCAPRI Project. Funded by EDULINK, ACP-EU Programmes in Higher Education.

 

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

1

Khaemba, MJ, S.M. Mwonga, L.M. Mumera and L. Nakhone. 2011. Forage legume-cereal double cropping in bimodal rainfall highland tropics: The Kenyan case. In A. Bationo et. al. (eds.). Innovations as key to the Green Revolution in Africa. Pp271-279. Springer Science +Business Media BV. New York.

2

Kiiya, W.W., S.M. Mwonga, R.K. Obura, A.O Musandu and J.G. Ngugi. 2010. Effect of shade, lime and inorganic nitrogen on germination and growth of Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella L.) weed in North Rift, Kenya. Accepted for publication in African Journal of Agricultural Research.

3

Kiiya, W.W., S.M. Mwonga, R.K. Obura, J.G. Mureithi and J.G. Ngugi. 2008. Effect of liming and inorganic nitrogen on the growth of weeds in a potato cropping system: A case study in a Kenyan North Rift region. East African Agriculture and Forestry Journal. 2008 74: 23-31.

4

Onwonga, R.N., J.J. Lelei, B. Freyer, S.M. Mwonga and P. Wandahwa. 2008. Low cost technologies for enhancing N and P Availability and maize performance on acid soils. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 4: 862-873.

5

Cheruiyot, E.K, S.M. Mwonga, L.M. Mumera, I.M. Tabu, J.K. Macharia and J. K. Ngugi. 2007. Rapid decay of dolichos (lab lab purpureus L. Sweet) residue leads to loss of nitrogen benefit to succeeding maize (Zea mays L.). Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 47: 1000-1007.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Management of soil fertility in low-input cropping systems; Nutrient fluxes and sustainable soil fertility management.

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