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STAFF’S IDENTITY DETAILS.

Name:                                                Dr. Samson N. Maobe

Department/School:                         Department of Agricultural sciences

Highest qualification:           PhD

Designation:                          Senior Lecturer

Responsibilities:         - Post-graduate Studies Coordinator, FANRM

                                        -Editor-in-Chief, University Journal;

                                      African Journal of Agriculture and Utilisation of Natural Resources                                     for Sustainable Development (AJAUSUD)

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

University Attended Years

Qualification

 

University of Nairobi 1979 - 1983

B.Sc. Agriculture

(Upper Second Class Honours)

 

University of Nairobi 1985 - 1989

M.Sc. Agronomy

 

University of Nairobi 2002- 2008 PhD Agronomy

Areas of Specialization

Crops and Soil Management.

Research Interests

-Crops and Soil Management;

-Agricultural Extension and Education.

Formerly:  - Senior Principal Research Scientist, KARI

                    - Deputy Centre Director, KARI Kibos, Kisumu.

Selected Recent Journal Publications

S. N. Maobe, L. S. M. Akundabweni, M. W. K. Mburu, J. K. Ndufa, J. G. Mureithi, C. K. K. Gachene, J. J. Okello and F. W. Makini. 2011. Effect of mucuna green manure application rate on decomposition and soil available nitrogen under field conditions: I. During season of application.In: World Journal of Agricultural Sciences 7(4): 430-438, ISSN: 1817-3047. 

Maobe, S. N., Mburu, M. W. K., Akundabweni, L. S., Ndufa, J. K., Mureithi, J. G.,Gachene, C. K. K., Okello, J. J., Makini, F. W. 2011.-Effect of mucuna green manure application rate on nitrogen uptake in maize (Zeamays L.) during the season of application.In: Journal of Sustainable Development in Agriculture and Environment, Vol. 6(1): xx-xx, June 2011, ISSN 0794-8867. 

Maobe, S. N., Mburu, M. W. K., Ndufa, J. K., Akundabweni, L. S., Mureithi, J. G., Gachene, C. K. K., Makini, F. W., Okello, J. J. 2010. Potential effect of mucuna green manure application rates on the decomposition and availability of nitrogen in varying soil moisture levels under greenhouse conditions.In:Journal of Sustainable Development in Agriculture and Environment, Vol. 5(1): 75-86, March 2010, ISSN 0794-8867. 

Maobe, S. N., Mburu, M. W. K., Akundabweni, L. S., Ndufa, J. K., Mureithi, J. G., Gachene, C. K. K., Okello, J. J., Makini, F. W. 2010. Effect of mucuna green manure rate applied on maize grain yield during the application season.In:Journal of Sustainable Development in Agriculture and Environment, Vol. 5(1): 54-64, March 2010, ISSN 0794-8867.

S. N. Maobe, M. W. K. Mburu, L. S. M. Akundabweni, J. K. Ndufa, J. G. Mureithi, C. K. K. Gachene, F. W. Makini and J. J. Okello. 2010. Residual effect ofMucuna pruriensgreen manure application rate on maize (ZeamaysL.) grain yield.In:World Journal of Agricultural Sciences 6(6):720-727, ISSN: 1817-3047. 

S. N. Maobe, L. S. M. Akundabweni, M. W. K. Mburu, J. K. Ndufa, J. G.       Mureithi, C. K. K. Gachene, F. W. Makini and J. J. Okello. 2010. Effect of mucuna green manure and inorganic fertilizer urea nitrogen sources and application rates on harvest index of maize (Zea maysL.).In:World Journal of Agricultural Sciences 6(5):532-539, ISSN: 1817-3047. 

Maobe, S. N., Mburu, M. W. K., Ndufa, J. K., Akundabweni, L. S., Mureithi, J. G., Gachene, C. K. K., Makini, F. W., Okello, J. J. 2010. Influence of seedling age at transplanting on growth and grain yield of medium duration lowland rice (Oryza sativaL.) at Ibadan, Nigeria.In: Journal of Sustainable Development in Agriculture and Environment, Vol. 5(1): 45-53, March 2010, ISSN 0794-8867.

S. N. Maobe,M. K. Nyang’au, E. A. Basweti, A. Getabu, T. J. Mwangi and A. R. Ondicho.2014.Effect of Plant Density on Growth and Grain Yield of Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana) Under High Potential Conditions of Southwest Kenya.In.World Journal of Agricultural Sciences 10 (6): 261-268, 2014, ISSN: 1817-3047.

Recent Teaching in Kisii University (September – December, 2014)

Undergraduate (B.Sc.)

1.     AGRO 102: Principles and Practices in Crop production

2.     AGRO 351 : Annual Crops

3.     AGRO 361: Perennial Crops

4.     SOIL 320:  Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

5.     SOIL 100: Introduction to Soil Science

Recent Teaching in Kisii University (September – December, 2014)

Post-graduate (M.Sc.)

1.     AGEX 730: Extension programme development and Implementation

2.     AGED 702: Agricultural Education Seminars (M.Sc. Agricultural Education Class)

3.     AGED 702: Agricultural Education Seminars (M.Sc. Agricultural Extension Class)

4.     BOTA 705: Seminars in Plant Pathology (M.Sc. Plant Pathology Class) 

Recent Research in Kisii University (August, 2014 – to date, 2015)

Reduction of Losses in Fresh Agricultural Produce through Application of Solar Conduction Drier technology in Kenya. 

Contact Details

Dr. Samson N. Maobe

P.O Box 408 -40200, KISII

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Mobile phone: 0722847536

REFEREES

Dr. Evans A. Basweti

P.O Box 408 – 40200, KISII

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Mobile phone: 0726500077

Dr. Evans Basweti

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