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Combining ability among multiple borer resistant,maize (zea mais, L.) inbred lines, resistant to chilo partellus and busseola fusca stem borers
Maize (Zea mays L.) is an important cereal crop of the world. It has worldwide significance as human food, animal feed and raw material for the manufacture of many industrial products. The most important insect pests of ...
Effects of planting density and weeding regimes on forage and grain yield of maize
(University of Nairobi, 2005)
Maize is a major food and forage crop in Kenya and planting density and weeding regime influence yield. The effects of weeding regimes and maize planting density on maize forage, grain yield and quality were evaluated ...
An evaluation of the effects of information and technology characteristics on technology choice and adoption: The case of Striga and stemborer control technologies in maize production in western Kenya
population is increasing, thus leading to increased demand for food, especially maize which is a staple food for most of the Kenyan population. Demand for maize in Sub Saharan Africa is projected to double to 52 million ...
Maize - Pigeon pea Intercrop Resource Use Under Semi-Arid Conditions of Kenya.
(University of Nairobi, 2004)
A field experiment was conducted at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology between October 2001 and June 2002 to determine light, water and nitrogen use in maize-pigeonpea intercrop system. The experiment ...
Elastoplastic and viscoelastic behaviour of cohesionless shelled Maize en masse
Cereal maize continues to be one of the most important crops in the world both for human and livestock use. Bulk harvesting, transportation, handling and processing of cereal maize is therefore important if the increasing ...
A comparative analysis of costs and benefits of Jatropha, maize and orange production in Kenya: case of contracted farmers in Shimba Hills
Energy demand and supply imbalances are a major challenge to development in Sub Saharan African countries. Reliance on petroleum as well as biomass energy sources is both uneconomical and unsustainable. These call for ...