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Lydia Gitonga

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MS LYDIA M. KITONGA

FACULTY OF AGRIC. & NAT. RES. MGT

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

KISII UNIVERSITY

P.O. Box 408 – 40200 KISII, Kenya

Tel: +254-726478884

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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

PHD Studies: Environmental Science: Environmental Health: Nitrogen Fertilizer Management

Egerton University

M.S. Horticulture

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign USA.

Mphil. Seed Science and Technology:

Moi University.

B.Sc. Horticulture

Egerton University.

Diploma in Horticulture

Egerton University.

Diploma in Project Management.

Kenya Institute of Management

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Environmental Impact of Horticultural production systems for application in Sustainable Agriculture.

Nitrogen Fertilizer Management

Groundwater Quality

Environmental Crop Physiology, Growth and Development

Seed Physiology: Seed Priming

TEACHING COURSES

Principles and Practices of Horticulture

Vegetable Production, Fruit Production, Floriculture

Crop Physiology and Environment

Seed Science

Agricultural Experimentation

Publications

1

Kitonga L. M and Mulwa, R. M. 2012. The effect of osmotic conditioning on the rate of germination and emergence of okra seeds (Abelmoschus esculentus (L) Moench). Presentation at 6th Egerton University International Conference: Research Expo. 26th-28th September, 2012.

2

Kitonga L. M. and Mulwa R.M.S., 2011. Use of SPAD chlorophyll meter nitrogen assessment in sweet corn. Proceedings 6th Egerton University International Conference: Research Expo. 21st-23rd September, 2011

3

Mwanza-Kitonga L.M., Swiader J. and Mulwa R. M. 2011. Journal of Applied  Horticulture. Vol.13(1). Evaluation of SPAD Chlorophyll fluorescence for onsite Nitrogen assessment in drip fertigated sweet corn.

4

Mulwa, R.M.S. and Mwanza, L.M. 2006.  Biotechnology approaches to developing herbicide selectivity in crops.  African Journal of Biotechnology, vol. 5(5), pp. 396-404.  (An invited authoritative review)

 

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