Bio

Prof. Karuku

Associate Professor, in the Department of Land Resource Management and Agriculture Technology (LARMAT), University of Nairobi, specializing soil technology that entails modelling for Irrigation water application and scheduling, soil water balance of the root zone and consumptive water use by crops increase water use efficiency for enhancement of food security.

Prof Karuku CV-November 2021

Publications


2022

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

2021

2020

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

2019

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.

2018

Kwena, K.M., Ayuke, F.O., Karuku GN, Esilaba AO.  2018.  No rain but bumper harvest: the magic of pigeonpea in semi-arid Kenya. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, 14(2), pp.181-203.. 14(2):181-203.
Uwizeyimana, D., Karuku NG, Mureithi MS, Kironchi, G..  2018.   Assessing the potential of surface runoff generated from a conserved catchment under drought prone agro-ecological zone in Rwanda. Journal of Hydrologeology & Hydrologic Engineering. 7 (1):1-9.
Uwizeyimana, D., Mureithi, S.M., and Karuku G, Kironchi G.  2018.  Effect of water conservation measures on soil moisture and maize yield under drought prone agro-ecological zones in Rwanda. International Soil and Water Conservation Research. 6(3):21.
and, GKN, Mochoge BO.  2018.  Nitrogen Mineralization Potential (No) in Three Kenyan Soils, Nitisols, Ferralsols and Luvisols. Journal of Agricultural Science. 10(4)

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