Brief Bio data
Joseph Ndutu is currently a lecturer , university of Nairobi, department of land resource management and Agricultural Technology. He has taught in the university of Nairobi since 1991. He has also been a section head ,(Soil science section) as well as in charge of the soil and plant analysis Lab. He has a lot of expertise in the areas of fertilizer use and technology, soil testing and plant analysis , Lime requirements and related soil amendments techniques, and remediation of polluted soils. Joseph has been instrumental in student farm/ industrial attachment in the faculty of agriculture . Through the farm attachment many students have secured employment after graduation
He has established extensive links s between university community and farmers ,large scale farms and agro- based firms in kenya.

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1.ASS 102: Principles of Soil Science
Students are supposed to learn basic concept of Soil Science.
2. ASS 302: Environmental Soil Chemistry
Students learn concept of soil clay, mineralogy, soil solution chemistry, Soil amendments, remediation of polluted soils.
3. ASS 307: Soil Fertility and fertilizer use
Students are taught soil fertility, testing of nutrients in soils, liming acid soils, fertilizer types, their use and related
4. ASS 408: Soil Testing and plant analysis
By the end of this course students should be able to analyze soil and plants for major and minor nutrients. They should be
bale to advise farmers on fertilizer rates and amendments to correct soil deficiencies


Munyao, J.N., J.M. Ndutu, J.M. Kinama (2011) – Rain water harvesting for improved livestock production under climatic variability and change in Kajiado county, Kenya. A paper presented in the AGRO 2011 Biennial conference, University of Nairobi.
Okati S.J. and J.M. Ndutu (2011) – Impacts of climate change and variability on the livestock based livelihood in Enkaroni location of Kajiado County. A paper presented in the AGRO 2011 Biennial conference, University of Nairobi.

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