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ABI -ORGANIC AGRICULTURE PAYS A COUTESY CALL TO DEAN, SAED
The Dean, SAED Prof. Bernard Njehia (in tie) with ABI-ORGANIC AGRICULTURE team ; from right , Mr. & Mrs. Ahtur Ammi, Ms. Ann , Ms. Daniella and SAED staff (from left to 3rd left) Dr. Korir, Dr. Samita & Dr. Muui during a courtesy call to Dean, SAED on 23 rd October,2019, during the KUBRIC conference.
SAED’S APPRECIATION CEREMONY FOR PROF. WACEKE WANJOHI (FORMER DEAN'SAED)
SAED’S members of staff presents a gift to SAED’s former Dean Prof. Waceke Wanjohi and her family during an Appreciation Ceremony on 4th October, 2019 in her honor for having served the School as the Dean for eight years (2011-2018)
SAED’S APPRECIATION CEREMONY FOR PROF. WACEKE WANJOHI (FORMER DEAN'SAED)
SAED’s members of staff, former Dean, SAED Prof. Waceke Wanjohi, her family members and friends in a group photo during an appreciation Ceremony on 4th October 2019 held in her honor, having served the School of Agriculture as the Dean for eight years (2011-2018)
DONKEY PROJECT INAUGAURATION CEREMONY AT KITUI CAMPUS ON 26TH SEPTEMBER, 2019.
The Vice Chancellor, Kenyatta University, Prof. Paul Wainaina (center), H.E the Deputy Governor, Kitui County Dr. Gideon Wanthe Nzau (right) and Donkey Project Principal Investigator Dr. Purity Nguhiu goes through Brook East Africa Banner during the project’s inauguration Ceremony at Kitui Campus on 26th September,2019. The Donkey Project is being implemented by Kenyatta University’s SAED in partnership with Brook East Africa.
SAED’S INAUAGURAL DISTINGUISHED AND EXPERT SEMINAR SERIES (DESS)
Permanent Secretary, State Department of Crop Development and Agricultural Research , Prof. Hamadi Boga addressing SAED staff and Postgraduate students during the inaugural Distinguished and Expert Seminar Series (DESS) on 23rd September, 2019 at BSSC. The seminar theme was on “Strategic Agricultural for Kenya’s Development Agenda”.

Prof. Benson Mochoge

Position: Full Professor
Department: Agricultural Resource Management
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844 Nairobi 00100
Tel: 254-726-307940/72087419
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Publications

  • Mochoge, B.O. and Beese, F. 1982 Der Umsatz von N-Dunger in Sauren and Neutralen loess-oberboden. Mitteilung Deutsche Boden Kund1. Gessellsch. Band 32:447-450.
  • Mochoge, B.O. and Beese, F., 1983. The behaviour of Nitrogen Fertilizers in two loess derived Soils. 1. Transport and Transformations of Nitrogen. Zeitschrift fuer Pflanzen-ernaehrung Bodenk. 146:86-100.
  • Mochoge, B.O. and Beese F., 1983. The behaviour of Nitrogen fertilizers in two loess derived soils II. N-distribution and balances in Soils. Z. fuer Pflanzenernaehrung Bodenk. 146:504-515.
  • Mochoge, B.O. 1984. Simulation of Nitrogen movement in undisturbed Soil columns. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 11:105-115.
  • Mochoge, B.O. and Beese, F., 1985. Effects of Temperature, depth and Soil Manipulation. on Nitrogen Mineralization and  Nitrification. Soil Fertilizer, Soil tilth, and Post Clearing land degradation in the Humid tropics. Proceedings ISSS (Commission IV and VI) PP 148-160 PP.
  • Mochoge, B.O. and Beese F., 1986. Leaching of plant Nutrients from an acid forest Soil after Nitrogen fertilizers application. Plant and Soil 91:17-29.
  • Mochoge, B.O. and Beese F. 1986. Effect of cultivation on organic carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus changes in some Kenyan red soils. In: The red soils of East and Southern Africa pp 296-302 proceedings of an international symposium. Harare, Zimbabwe 24-27 Feb. 1986.
  • Mwonga, S. and Mochoge, B.O. 1986. The effects of cultivation on some physical and chemical properties of three Kenyan soils. In: Soil and Water Conservation In Kenya. Proceedings of 3rd national workshop Kabete,
  • Mochoge, B.O. 1987. Nitrogen levels in a nitisol as influenced by rainfall and maize crop. Proceedings of 1st Technical conference on meteorological Research in E. Africa Nairobi, Kenya. pp. 228-231.Nairobi.
  • Mochoge,B.O, and Mwonga S.M 1988. The effects of tillage on organic carbon and other physical and chemical properties of a semi-arid soil in Kenya. In:- Challenges in Dryland Agriculture -a global perspective pp. 382-384 proceedings of international conference on Dryland Farming, Bushland,  Amarillo, Texas USA.
  • Mochoge BO, 1989. The effect of added nitrogen fertilizers on the transformation and transport of nitrogen through undisturbed soil columns of a chromic-luvisol. E. Afri. agric. for J. vol. 54 (4) 223-231.
  • Karuku, G.N and Mochoge, B.O. 1990. Organic carbon fractions in three Kenyan soils (andosol, luvisol and ferralsol). Paper presented at the 10th AGM of SSSEA Arusha, Tanzania.
  • Tong'i, E.R.N. and Mochoge, B.O. 1990. Erodibility studies on three Kenyan soils using rainfall simulator. Paper presented at the AGM of SSSEA Arusha, Tanzania.
  • Mochoge, B.O. and Mwonga S.M. 1991. Effect of continuous land use on aggregate stability and other related Soil properties in three soil types of Kenya. Innovations &Discovery Journ. 3.77-83.
  • Mochoge, B.O. 1992. Fertilizer Trial Results of maize and maize-bean intercrop trials in Kenya. Proceedings of a working group meeting, Thika Kenya 1-4 September, 1992. CIAT Africa workshop series no.21 pp.59-78.
  • Tong'i E.R.N and Mochoge, B.O. 1992. The influence of cropping systems on soil and water loss through erosion and runoff from three Kenyan soils. Paper presented at the 3rd KARI scientific conference, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Mochoge, B.O. and Mwonga, S.M., 1992. The effect of continuous land use on aggregate stability and organic carbon for three soil types in Kenya. In Erosion, Conservation and Small - scale Farming (Eds) Hurni, H. and Kebede Tato. Geographica Bernensia. International soil conservation organization (ISCO). World Association of soil and soil conservation (pp 253-261).
  • Abukutsa,M.O, Chweya,J.A,Mochoge, B.O and Onyango J.O, 1993: Effect of Nitrogen Sources and Storage on Thiocyanate Content of Kale [ Brassica oleracea var. Acephala] leaves. Discovery and Innovation Vol.5 No.4.PP 367-371.
  • Tongi, E.R.N. and B.O. Mochoge, 1993.  Erodibility of three Kenyan soils as determined from a rainfall simulator.  E. Afr. Agric. For J. 58(4) 169-174.
  • Mugendi, D.N., Mochoge, B.O, Coulson, C.L and Stigter, C.J., 1994. Decomposition of Cassia Siamea loppings in Semiarid Machakos, Kenya.  Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation 8:363-372.
  • Abukutsa, M.D., J.A Chweya, B.O. Mochoge and J.C. Onyango, 1994. Effect of nitrogen sources and storage method on nitrate content of Kale (Brassica oleracea Var. Acephala DC). E. Afri. Agric. For.J.60 (i) (35-40).
  • Mugendi, D.N.; B.O. Mochoge; C.L. Coulson; C.J. Stigter and F.K. Sang. 1997. Effect of incorporating cassia siamea prunnings on maize yield in an alley cropping trial in semi -arid, Kenya. African crop science journal Vol.5 No.2, pp201-207.
  • Mochoge, B.O., Kanyanjua, S. and Obanyi, S.  1997.  Response of maize, maize-cowpea intercrop and pigeonpea to N and P fertilizers and farmyard manure. In: African Crop Science Conference Proceedings. Vol.3 pp439-448. Printed in Uganda.
  • Wakindiki, I.C.; Mochoge, B.E.; Meni Ben-Hur and Runguma, D. 1998.  Social Cultural and Economic aspects of indigenous soil and water conservation in the Semi-arid Tharaka, Kenya. International Symposium on Arid Region Soil, International Agro-hydrology Research and Training Centre, Menemen-izmir-Turkey pp 426-431.
  • Kamau, P.A., and Mochoge, B.O. 1998. Effect of antecedent moisture content and organic waste amendment on the stability of microaggregates of some Kenyan soils. E. Afri. Agric. For.J.Vol.62 No. 4.
  • Mochoge, B.O. and Onwonga, R.N.1998. The effect of cowpea intercrop on maize yield and use efficiency in coastal lowlands and semi-arid parts of Kenya.  Paper presented at the 6th Regional Maize Workshop for Eastern and Southern Africa.  Increased and Sustainable Production of Maize in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities.21-25 September, 1998.
  • Lelei,J.J; B.O.Mochoge and R.N Onwonga,2000.Effect of lime, urea and triple superphosphate on nitrogen and phosphorus mineralization in an acid soil during incubation.African Crop Science Journal,Vol.6,No.3.pp327-336.
  • Wakindiki I.C.,S.M.Kinyali, B.E.Mochoge and S.K.Tirop ,2001.Influence of some soil physical properties on infiltration rate and hydraulic conductivity of 3 salt affected soils in Kenya .East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal.67:115-120.
  • Wakindiki,I.I.C.,B.E.Mochoge and M.Ben-Hur,2001.Technical note on local adaptations to soil erosion and low soil moisture in Tharaka district, Kenya.Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences1:75-80
  • Wakindiki,IIC and B.O.Mochoge,2005.Indigenous and Water Conservation Techniques.Effects on Soil Erosion and crop Yields under Semi-Arid Conditions.p 207-222.In: Njoka,E.M.,Kinyua M.G.,Pathak,R.S., Mwangi,R.W. and Wakindiki,IIC (Eds). Greening the Brown.Progress and Prospects of Dryland Farming in Eastern Africa.EASDA 2005 Publication,Egerton University Press,Njoro,Kenya
  • Lelei, J.J.;Onwonga R.N. Mochoge,B.O.2006. Interactive effects of lime, manure, N and  P fertilizers on maize (Zea mays L) yield and N and P uptake in an acid mollic Andosol of Molo Kenya. Egerton journal, Science and Technology series,6 No.2,2006
  • IsaiahI.C. Wakindiki, B.O.Mochoge and Meni Ben-Hur, 2007.Assessment of indigenous soil and water conservation technology for smallholder farms in semi-arid areas in Africa and close spaced trash lines effect on erosion and crop yield. In A.Bationo (eds), Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Research in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, 805-814 @2007 Springer.
  • Onwonga,R.N.,Lelei,JJ;Mochoge B.O., 2010 .Mineral Nitrogen and Microbial Biomass    Dynamics under different Acid soil management Practices for maize production. Journal of Science vol.2 No.1
  • Bashagaluke,J.,J.Mulumuna,P.Pypers,J.Walangululu,K.Shepherd,B.Mochoge,J.mugwe, B.Vanlauwe and P.Boeckx,2013.Soil properties degradation assessment using infrared scanning technique of soils from East part of DRC.Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology A and journal of Agricultural Science and Technology B.(Accepted for publication)
  • Alain Ndoli,Francois Naramabuye,Rodrigue V.Cao Diogo,Andreas Buerkert, Rolf Nieder and Mochoge Benson, 2013.Greenhouse experiment on soyabean  (Glycine max) growth on Technosol substrates from tantalum mining in Rwanda. International Journal of Agricultural Science Research,Vol 2(5),pp 144-152.
  • Alain Ndoli, Francois. Naramabuye, Rodrigue V.Cao Diogo,Andreas Buerkert,Rolf Nieder and Mochoge Benson,2013.Growing Tithonia diversiflolia for fertility restitution of Technosols from Coltan mined soils of Gitumba,Rwanda.African crop Science Journal (In press)
  • Bashagaluke,J.;Hshobole,N.;Fataki,D.;Mochoge,B.;Mugwe,J.and Walangululu, J., 2015. Application of infrared technique in soil properties’ characterization in South Kivu Provinceof DR Congo.African Journal of Food Science and Technology,Vol.6(2) pp.58-67.
    Gitari Harun Ireri,Mochoge Benson Evans and Danga Benjamin Oginga,2015.Effect of lime and goat manure on soil acidity and maize(Zea mays) growth performance at Kavutiri,Embu County-Central Kenya. Journal of soil science and Environment Management, Vol. 6(10) pp.275-283

  • G.N. Karuku and B.O Mochoge. 2016. Nitrogen forms in three Kenyan soils (Nitisols, Luvisols and  Ferralsols). International journal for Innovation Education and Research www.ijier.net vol:-4 No-10,2016
  • Ombuna,C.,Mochoge,B.and Mwetu,K. ,2017.Contribution of rooftop rainwater harvesting in relation to total water supply in households- A case study, Nairobi County,Kenya.European Journal of Physical and Agricultural Sciences.Vol.5 No.2, 2017
  • Karuku G.N. and Mochoge B.O. 2018. Nitrogen  Mineralization Potential (No) in Three Kenyan Soils, Nitisols, Ferralsols and Luvisols. Journal of Agricultural Sciences,Vol.10 No.4 2018 (ISSN 1916-9752 , E-ISSN 1916-9760.

Papers Presented in Conferences and Workshops

  • Beese, F. and Mochoge, B.O. 1982. Ein modell zum N-Umsatz and N- umsatz and N-transport in Boden. Paper presented at a symposium of soil science society of W. Germany March, 1992 Giessen, W. Germany.
  • Mochoge, B.O., Brumme, R. and Beese, F. 1983. Netto mineralization in Waldboden. Einfluss von Bestimung. Paper presented at the Soil S. Society of W. Germany Sept. 1983 Trier, W. Germany.
  • Mochoge, B.O. 1986. Tree canopy and its influence on soil fertility of Tsavo National Game Park, Kenya. Paper presented at International Conference on World wildlife management. Kampala Sept. 1986.
  • Mochoge, B.O. and Nandwa S.M. 1988. Fertilizer Use and food crops response to nutrients in humid tropics. Kenyan experience. Paper presented at 1st crop science society of Kenya Symposium. Nairobi Kenya.
  • Abukutsa, M.O., Chweya J.A. and Mochoge B.O. 1988. Effect of nitrogen sources and storage on nitrate content in kale leaves. Paper presented at the 1st crop Science Society of Kenya symposium Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Kanampiu, F.K., Chweya, J.A and Mochoge. B.O.1988 Effects of rates and sources of nitrogen on leaf production and nitrate accumulation in Brassica oleracea var. acephala DC. Paper presented at the 1st crop Science Society of Kenya Symposium, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Kanampiu, F.K., Mochoge, B.O. and Chweya, J.A 1989. Relationship between soil NO3-N accumulation vegetable leaves on kale and collards (Brassica oleracea var. acephala a DC). Proper presented at the 9th AGM of SSSEA Kisumu, Kenya.
  • Odhiambo, J.J.O and Mochoge, B.O. 1989. Effects of nitrogen availability and moisture content in soil on maize yield.  Paper presented at 9th AGM of SSSEA Kisumu, Kisumu.
  • Tong'i G.N and Mochoge, B.O. 1989. Soil productivity loss of Kabete nitisol, Kenya. Paper presented at the 9th AGM of SSSEA Kisumu, Kenya.Mochoge, B.O. 1990. The behaviour of nitrogen mineralization and its availability for plant use in an acid soil. Paper presented at the 10th AGM Arusha, Tanzania.
  • Tong'i and Mochoge, B.O. 1991. Soil; and water loss through erosion from three Kenyan soils. Paper presented at the international conference on denudation processes and land use in tropical regions Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Tong’i E.R.N and Mochoge. B.O. 1991. Response of finger millet to fertilizer application under different soil types and AEZs. Paper presented at the 11th AGM of SSSEA Kampala, Uganda.
  • Mochoge, B.O. and Tong'i E.R.N, 1991. The effect of Farmyard manure on yields of food crops in a fertilizer experiment on a humic nitisol of Kisii, Kenya. Paper presented at the 11th AGM of the SSSEA Kampala Uganda.
  • Karuku, G.N. and Mochoge, B.O. 1991 Comparison of treatment effects (lime, nitrogen and phosphorus salts) on nitrogen mineralization in three Kenyan soils. Paper presented at the 11th AGM of the SSSEA Kampala, Uganda.
  • Mochoge, B.O. and S.M. Nandwa, 1993. N-P fertilizer trials on maize and effect of cowpeas intercrop on maize yield at the Coastal lowlands of Kenya. Paper presented at the first conference of crop science for Eastern and Southern Africa, 14 - 18 June, 1993, Kampala Uganda.
  • Mochoge, B.O. and Mwangi, W.P., 1995. The effects of leaf mulches on maize performance and soil fertility in Semi-Arid region of Kenya. Paper presented at second International Crop Science Conference. Blantyre, Malawi 19-24 February, 1995.
  • Njoka, E.M. and Mochoge, B.O. 1997. Sustainable environment and production resources for high quality Arabica coffee. Paper presented at the International Scientific Coffee Conference, Nairobi. 20-25 July, 1997.
  • Mochoge, B.O. 1997. Effect of N fertilizer application in the tropical Africa as influenced by manure and water stress. Irrigation and Soil Management Course, Seminar. Israel 20-30th Nov.1997.
  • Mochoge,B and Zziwa,Samuel,2004. Agricultural and food security challenges in the IGAD countries: paper presented at NEPAD-IGAD conference on Agricultural Successes in the Greater Horn of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya     22-25 November 2004.
  • Mochoge, B and Zziwa, S, 2007: Food Security in the IGAD     Region. Paper presented at the Continental food Security EC Seminar in Nairobi, Kenya, 12-16 March, 2007.
  • Mochoge,B and Danga,B.O,2010. Incubation studies on nitrogen mineralization in a tropical acid soil of Central Kenya as affected by various soil amendments. Paper presented at RUFORUM Biennial Conference held in Entebbe ,Uganda,19-24 Sept.2010
  • Benson Mochoge 2011 .Ist Workshop,national SRI  in Kenya at AICAD JKUAT ,7th May 2010
  • Richard Ndemo Onwonga, Benson Onyiego Mochoge, Lenah Nakhone, Amos o.Musandu and Joyce Lelei,2010.Decomposition and Nitrogen release rates of buried chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) residue in a mollic phaeozem of Njoro,Kenya.Tropentag,September 14-16,2010,Zurich-world Food System-A contribution from Africa.
  • Mochoge B.2013.Agricultural water management in the Drylands: IGAD Region Experience. A power-point presentation at the National Stakeholders project launching Workshop. African Development Bank (AfDB)/African Water Facility(AWF)-Kenya Rainwater association(KRA) collaboration, July 22-24,2013 at WIDA Highway Motel, Sigona, Kenya  
  • Dennis Beesigamukama, Benson Mochoge, Nicholas Korir, Komi K. M. Fiaboe, Fathiya M. Khamis, Sevgan Subramanian, Musyoka M. Wangu, Torto Baldwyn, Sunday Ekesi and Chrysantus M. Tanga. Biochar Amendment of Feedstock Increases Black Soldier Fly Larval Production and Enhances Nutrient Content in Residue. African conference on edible insects, 14th -16th August 2019 Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • Dennis Beesigamukama, Benson Mochoge, Nicholas Korir, Komi K. M. Fiaboe, Fathiya M. Khamis, Sevgan Subramanian, Musyoka M. Wangu, Torto Baldwyn, Sunday Ekesi and Chrysantus M. Tanga. Impact of Feedstock Carbon to Nitrogen Ratio on Black Soldier Fly Larval Yield and Frass Fertilizer Quality. Kenyatta University biennial research and innovation conference, 23rd -25th October 2019, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
  •  Ombuna C.,Mwetu K., and Mochoge B.,2017. Framework for Roof catchment rainwater harvesting and Major water Resources in Nairobi County,Kenya.2nd Eldoret International conference on Poverty and Sustainable development in Africa 13-14 th September,2017, Kisii University Eldoret campus.

 

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