George N. Karuku currently works at the Department of Land Resource Management & Agricultural Technology, University of Nairobi. George does research in Irrigation and Water Management, Agronomy and Soil Science. Their current project is 'Formulation of Slow Release Fertilizers using nano-particles and superabsorbents'.

Irrigation and Water Management, Agronomy, Soil Science

Skills and expertise




Wafula, KM, Karanja NN, Karuku GN, Esilaba AO.  2022.  In-situ Water harvesting technologies and fertilizer rates increase maize and bean yield in the Semi-Arid Katumani, Kenya. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems . 25(3)
Mbayaki, CW, Karuku GN.  2022.  Soil hydraulic properties of a chromic Luvisol in Katumani, Kenya. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems . 25(3)
Rop, K, Karuku GN, Mbui D.  2022.  Synthesis and characterization of biodegradable cellulose-based polymer hydrogel. Nanotechnology in Paper and Wood Engineering Fundamentals, Challenges and Applications. , Amsterdam: Elsevier Radarweg 29, PO Box 211, 1000 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, United Kingdom 50 Hampshire Street, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States Copyright © 2022 Elsevier Inc. All rights res



M.Ichami, S, J.Stoorvogel KDSJ, Hoffland E, N.Karuku G, J.Stoorvogel J.  2020.  Soil spatial variation to guide the development of fertilizer use recommendations for smallholder farms in western Kenya. Geoderma Regional. 22


Kimani, MD, G.N K, R.N O, Muhammenda.  2019.  Simulating Maize (Zea Mays L.) performance using Aquacrop Model under Varying Irrigation Schedules and Water Depletion Levels in Bura Irrigation Scheme, Kenya, 22nd to 24th Oct. AGRO 2019 Conference & Exhibition. , College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science.
Rop, K, Karuku GN, Mbui D, Njomo N, Michira I.  2019.  Evaluating the effects of formulated nano-composite NPK fertilizer on growth and yield of maize, kale and capsicum29th Soil Science Society of Eastern Africa (SSSEA) held in Lake Naivasha Country Club in Naivasha town,Nakuru County from 18th-22nd Nov2019, 18th-22nd Nov. 29th Soil Science Society of Eastern Africa (SSSEA) . , Lake Naivasha Country Club in Naivasha town, Nakuru County
Uwizeyimana, D, Mureithi SM, Mureithi SM, Mvuyekure SM, Karuku G, Karuku G.  2019.   Modelling surface runoff using the soil conservation service-curve number method in a drought prone agro-ecological zone in Rwanda. International Soil and Water Conservat. International Soil and Water Conservation Research. 7 (1):9-17.


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