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2021
Mujuka E, Mburu J, Ogutu A, Ambuko J, Magambo G. "Consumer awareness and willingness to pay for naturally preserved solar-dried mangoes: Evidence from Nairobi, Kenya." Journal of Agriculture and Food Research. 2021;5:100188. Abstract
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Biermann O, Mwoka M, Ettman CK, Abdalla SM, Shawky S, Ambuko J, Pearson M, Zeinali Z, Galea S, Mberu B, others. "Data, Social Determinants, and Better Decision-making for Health: the 3-D Commission." Journal of Urban Health. 2021;98:4-14. Abstract
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Amwoka EM, Ambuko JL, Jesang HM, Owino WO. "Effectiveness of Selected Cold Chain Management Practices to Extend Shelf Life of Mango Fruit." Advances in Agriculture. 2021;2021. Abstract
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Bitange NM, Chemining’wa GN, Ambuko JL, WO O, Bitange NM. "EFFECTS OF MODE AND TIMING OF CALCIUM CHLORIDE APPLICATION ON TISSUE CALCIUM CONCENTRATION AND ACCEPTABILITY OF MANGO FRUITS." African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. 2021;21:18552-18574. Abstract
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Pretorius B, Ambuko J, Papargyropoulou E, Schönfeldt HC. "Guiding Nutritious Food Choices and Diets along Food Systems." Sustainability. 2021;13:9501. Abstract
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Mwoka M, Biermann O, Ettman CK, Abdalla SM, Ambuko J, Pearson M, Rashid SF, Zeinali Z, Galea S, Valladares LM, others. "Housing as a Social Determinant of Health: Evidence from Singapore, the UK, and Kenya: the 3-D Commission." Journal of Urban Health. 2021;98:15-30. Abstract
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Njuguna J, Ambuko J, Hutchinson M, Owino W. "The Influence of Agro-Ecological Factors on Fruit Mineral Content and Occurrence of Jelly Seed Disorder in ‘Tommy Atkins’ and ‘Van Dyke’Mangoes in Kenya." Cutting-edge Research in Agricultural Sciences Vol. 8. 2021:135-145. Abstract
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Njuguna J, Ambuko J, Hutchinson M, Owino W. "The Influence of Dolomitic Lime and Muriate of Potash Application on Fruit Mineral Content and Jelly Seed Disorder Incidence of Mango (Mangifera indica L.)." Cutting-edge Research in Agricultural Sciences Vol. 8. 2021:125-134. Abstract
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Mujuka E, Ambuko J, Mburu J, Ogutu A. "Investment in Postharvest Technologies: Key Strategy for Postharvest Loss Reduction." Kenya Policy Briefs. 2021;2:47-48. Abstract
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Mujuka E, Mburu J, Ogutu A, Ambuko J, Magambo G. "Journal of Agriculture and Food Research." Journal of Agriculture and Food Research. 2021;5:100188. Abstract
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Yumbya P, Ambuko J, Hutchinson M, Owino W, Juma J, Machuka E, Mutuku MJ. "Transcriptome analysis to elucidate hexanal's mode of action in preserving the post-harvest shelf life and quality of banana fruits (Musa acuminata)." Journal of Agriculture and Food Research. 2021;3:100114. Abstract
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2020
Bitange NM, Chemining’wa GN, Ambuko J, Owino W. "Can calcium sprays alleviate jelly seed in mango fruits?" Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics. 2020;Vol. 121 (1):35-42.abstract
Tembe K, Lagat S, Ambuko J, Chemining'wa G, Owino W. "Variation in Morphological and Agronomic Traits of Selected African Eggplant Accessions." Journal of Medicinally Active Plants . 2020;9(2):34-46.abstract
Mosenda E, Chemining’wa G, Ambuko J, Owino W. "Assessment of Agronomic Traits of Selected Spider Plant (Cleome gynandra L.) Accessions." Journal of Medicinally Active Plants. 2020;9:222-241. Abstract
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Bitange NM, Chemining'wa GN, Ambuko J, Owino WO. "Can calcium sprays alleviate jelly seed in mango fruits?" Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics (JARTS). 2020;121:35-42. Abstract
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Mosenda E, Chemining'wa G, Ambuko J, Owino W. "Effect of Water Stress on Growth and Yield Components of Selected Spider Plant Accessions." Journal of Medicinally Active Plants. 2020;9:81-97. Abstract
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Bundi A, Mburu J, Mbogoh SG, Ambuko JL. "Factors influencing the adoption of pre-harvest practices among mango farmers in Embu and Machakos counties, Kenya." International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation. 2020;7:56-72. Abstract
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Mujuka E, Mburu J, Ogutu A, Ambuko J. "Returns to investment in postharvest loss reduction technologies among mango farmers in Embu County, Kenya." Food and Energy Security. 2020;9:e195. Abstract
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Tembe K, Lagat S, Ambuko J, Chemining'wa G, Owino W. "Variation in Morphological and Agronomic Traits of Selected African Eggplant Accessions.". 2020. Abstract
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McGuire E, Ambuko J, Jarman A, Mitcham E. "Who Is Fortunate Enough to Eat All Their Fruits and Veggies?". In: 2020 ASHS Annual Conference. ASHS; 2020. Abstract
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2019
Atieno L, Owino W, Ateka EM, Ambuko J. "Influence of Coating Application Methods on the Postharvest Quality of Cassava." International Journal of Food Science. 2019;2019:1-16.abstract.pdf
Mujuka E, Mburu J, Ogutu A, Ambuko J. "Returns to investment in postharvest loss reduction technologies among mango farmers in Embu County, Kenya." Food and Energy Security . 2019;10.1002/fes3.195.abstract.pdf
Yumbya P, Hutchinson M, Ambuko J, Owino W. "Effect of Hexanal as a Post-harvest Treatment to Extend the Shelf-life of Banana Fruits (Musa acuminata var. Sweet Banana) in Kenya." International Journal of Plant & Soil Science. 2019:1-16. Abstract
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Nyangena IO, Owino WO, Imathiu S, Ambuko J. "Effect of pretreatments prior to drying on antioxidant properties of dried mango slices." Scientific African. 2019;6:e00148. Abstract
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Atieno L, Owino W, Ateka EM, Ambuko J. "Influence of coating application methods on the postharvest quality of cassava." International journal of food science. 2019;2019. Abstract
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Gateri MW, Nyankanga R, Ambuko J, Muriuki AW. "Optimizing Nitrogen Application in Onion (Allium cepa L.): Influence of Rate and Time of Topdressing on Growth, Yield and Quality." New Perspectives in International Plant and Soil Research Vol. 1. 2019:102-120. Abstract
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Nyangena IO, Owino WO, Imathiu S, Ambuko J. "Scientific African.". 2019. Abstract
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Bitange NM, Chemining’wa GN, Ambuko J, Owino WO. "Yield and tissue calcium concentration of mango (Mangifera indica L.) fruit as influenced by calcium source and time of application." International Journal of Plant & Soil Science. 2019:1-12. Abstract
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2018
Hutchinson MJ, Ouko JR, Ambuko J, Owino WO, Subramanian J. "Effects of hexanal dip on the post-harvest shelf life and quality of papaya (Carica papaya L.) fruit." Tropical Agriculture . 2018;95(1):43-70.abstract.pdf
Yumbya PM, Hutchinson MJ, Ambuko J, Owino WO, Sullivan A, Paliyath G, Subramanian J. "Efficacy of hexanal application on the post-harvest shelf life and quality of banana fruits (Musa acuminata) in Kenya." Tropical Agriculture. 2018;95(1):14-35.abstract.pdf
Tembe KO, Chemining'wa G, Ambuko J, WillisOwinob. "Evaluation of African tomato landraces (Solanum lycopersicum) basedon morphological and horticultural traits." Agriculture and Natural Resources . 2018;52(6):536-542.abstract.pdf
Munene AK, Nzuve F, Ambuko J, Odeny D. "Heritability Analysis and Phenotypic Characterization of Spider Plant (Cleome gynandra L.) for Yield." Advances in Agriculture. 2018;2018.abstract.pdf
Ambuko J, Karithi E, M. Hutchinson, Wasilwa L, Hansen B, Owino W. "Postharvest shelf life of mango fruits stored in a CoolbotTM cold room." Acta Horticulturae . 2018:193-197.abstract.pdf
Mbondo NN, Owino WO, Ambuko J, Sila DN. "Effect of drying methods on the retention of bioactive compounds in African eggplant." Food science & nutrition. 2018;6:814-823. Abstract
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MOKAYA BITANGEN, Chemining’wa GN, Ambuko JL, Nyankanga RO. "Effect of organic and inorganic fertilizers on growth, yield and nutrient use efficiency of clonal tea (Camellia sinensis)." Cell Biology and Development. 2018;2. Abstract
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Atieno L, Owino W, Ateka EM, Ambuko J, others. "Effect of Surface Coatings on the Shelf life and Quality of Cassava." Journal of Food Research. 2018;7:46-60. Abstract
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Manyozo FN, Ambuko J, Hutchinson MJ, Kamanula JF. "Effectiveness of evaporative cooling technologies to preserve the postharvest quality of tomato." International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research. 2018;13:114-127. Abstract
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Hutchinson MJ, Ouko JR, Ambuko J, Owino WO, Subramanian J. "Effects of hexanal dip on the post-harvest shelf life and quality of papaya (Carica papaya L.) fruit." Tropical Agriculture. 2018;95. Abstract
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Yumbya PM, Hutchinson MJ, Ambuko J, Owino WO, Sullivan A, Paliyath G, Subramanian J. "Efficacy of hexanal application on the post-harvest shelf life and quality of banana fruits (Musa acuminata) in Kenya." Tropical Agriculture. 2018;95. Abstract
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Tembe KO, Chemining'wa G, Ambuko J, Owino W. "Evaluation of African tomato landraces (Solanum lycopersicum) based on morphological and horticultural traits." Agriculture and Natural Resources. 2018;52:536-542. Abstract
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Mungai GW, Owino W, Ambuko J, Giovannoni JJ, Nyende AB, Michuki G. "Genetic diversity within African tomato using next generation sequencing." Plant Genetic Resources. 2018;16:296-305. Abstract
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Gateri MW, Nyankanga R, Ambuko J, Muriuki AW. "Growth, yield and quality of onion (Allium cepa L.) as influenced by nitrogen and time of topdressing." International Journal of Plant & Soil Science. 2018:1-13. Abstract
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Munene AK, Nzuve F, Ambuko J, Odeny D. "Heritability analysis and phenotypic characterization of spider plant (Cleome gynandra L.) for yield." Advances in Agriculture. 2018;2018. Abstract
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Mibei EK, Owino WO, Ambuko J, Giovannoni JJ, Onyango AN. "Metabolomic analyses to evaluate the effect of drought stress on selected African Eggplant accessions." Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 2018;98:205-216. Abstract
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2017
Ambuko J, Maloba S, Hutchinson M, Owino WO, others. "Application of off-season flower induction chemicals to address seasonality in mango fruiting and the associated postharvest losses.". In: The 1st All Africa Post Harvest Congress & Exhibition, Reducing food losses and waste: sustainable solutions for Africa, 28th-31st March 2017, Nairobi, Kenya. Conference Proceedings. University of Nairobi; 2017:. Abstract
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Mibei EK, Ambuko J, Giovannoni JJ, Onyango AN, Owino WO. "Carotenoid profiling of the leaves of selected African eggplant accessions subjected to drought stress." Food Science & Nutrition. 2017;5:113-122. Abstract
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Ambuko J, Karithi E, Hutchinson M, Owino W, Wasilwa L, Hansen B, others. "The CoolbotTM: a low-cost cold storage alternative for smallholders in developing countries.". In: The 1st All Africa Post Harvest Congress & Exhibition, Reducing food losses and waste: sustainable solutions for Africa, 28th-31st March 2017, Nairobi, Kenya. Conference Proceedings. University of Nairobi; 2017:. Abstract
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Muiruri J, Ambuko J, Nyankanga R, Owino WO, others. "Determination of maturity indices of three mango varieties produced in Embu County of Kenya.". In: The 1st All Africa Post Harvest Congress & Exhibition, Reducing food losses and waste: sustainable solutions for Africa, 28th-31st March 2017, Nairobi, Kenya. Conference Proceedings. University of Nairobi; 2017:. Abstract
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Thompson JF, Reid MS, Felix L, Donis-Gonzalez I, Mjawa B, Ambuko J. "DryCardTM-A Low-Cost Dryness Indicator for Dried Products." AIMS Agriculture and Food. 2017;2:339-344. Abstract
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Mbondo NN, Ambuko J, Sila DN, Owino WO, others. "Effect of drying methods and temperature on the bioactive compounds in African eggplant.". In: The 1st All Africa Post Harvest Congress & Exhibition, Reducing food losses and waste: sustainable solutions for Africa, 28th-31st March 2017, Nairobi, Kenya. Conference Proceedings. University of Nairobi; 2017:. Abstract
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Atieno L, Ateka EM, Ambuko J, Owino W, others. "Effect of edible coatings on shelf life and quality of cassava roots.". In: The 1st All Africa Post Harvest Congress & Exhibition, Reducing food losses and waste: sustainable solutions for Africa, 28th-31st March 2017, Nairobi, Kenya. Conference Proceedings. University of Nairobi; 2017:. Abstract
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Muiruri J, Ambuko J, Nyankanga R, Owino WO, others. "The effect of harvest maturity on the quality attributes of solar-dried mango products of selected mango varieties.". In: The 1st All Africa Post Harvest Congress & Exhibition, Reducing food losses and waste: sustainable solutions for Africa, 28th-31st March 2017, Nairobi, Kenya. Conference Proceedings. University of Nairobi; 2017:. Abstract
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Ambuko J, Chemining'wa GN, Mwachoni E, Wanjiru F, Owino WO, Nenguwo N, others. "Evaporative cooling technologies: simple and effective cooling alternatives for smallholder horticultural farmers.". In: The 1st All Africa Post Harvest Congress & Exhibition, Reducing food losses and waste: sustainable solutions for Africa, 28th-31st March 2017, Nairobi, Kenya. Conference Proceedings. University of Nairobi; 2017:. Abstract
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Hutchinson MJ, Muniu FK, Ambuko J, Mwakangalu M, Mwangâ AW, Okello JJ, Olubayo F, Kirimi J, others. "Morphological and agronomic characterization of local vegetable cowpea accessions in Coastal Kenya." African Journal of Horticultural Science. 2017;11:47-58. Abstract
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Ambuko J, Wanjiru F, Chemining’wa GN, Owino WO, Mwachoni E. "Preservation of postharvest quality of leafy amaranth (Amaranthus spp.) vegetables using evaporative cooling." Journal of Food Quality. 2017;2017. Abstract
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2016
Owino WO, Ambuko J. "Advances in Ethylene Signal Transduction in Fruits and Vegetables." Postharvest Ripening Physiology of Crops. 2016;1:339. Abstract
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Ambuko J. "Advances in Ethylene Signal Transduction in Fruits and Vegetables.". In: Postharvest Ripening Physiology of Crops. CRC Press; 2016:. Abstract
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Mwendwa R, Owino OW, Ambuko J, Wawire M, Nenguwo N. "Characterization of postharvest physiology attributes of six commercially grown tomato varieties in Kenya." African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. 2016;16:10613-10631. Abstract
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Ambuko J, Wanjiru F, Karithi E, Hutchinson M, Chemining'wa G, Mwachoni E, Hansen B, Wasilwa L, Owino W, Nenguwo N. "Cold chain management in horticultural crops value chains: options for smallholder farmers in Africa.". In: III All Africa Horticultural Congress 1225.; 2016:. Abstract
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Hutchinson MJ, Muniu FK, Ambuko J, Mwakangalu M, Mwang’ombe AW, Okello JJ, Olubayo F. "Effect of cattle manure and calcium ammonium nitrogen on growth and leaf yield of local cowpea accessions in Coastal Kenya." International Journal of Plant & Soil Science. 2016:1-12. Abstract
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Njuguna J, Ambuko J, Hutchinson M, Owino W. "Effect of Dolomitic Lime and Muriate of Potash on Jelly Seed Disorder and Fruit Tissue Mineral Content in Mango (Mangifera indica L.)." International Journal of Plant & Soil Science. 2016:1-8. Abstract
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Njuguna J, Ambuko J, Hutchinson M, Owino W. "Incidence of jelly seed disorder in ‘Tommy Atkins’ and ‘Van Dyke’Mangoes as affected by agro-ecological conditions in Kenya." International Journal of Plant & Soil Science. 2016:1-9. Abstract
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Mungai GW, Giovanonni JJ, Nyende AB, Ambuko J, Owino W. "Phenotypic characterization of selected African eggplant accessions collected from a number of African countries." International Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 2016;6:1048-1058. Abstract
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Ambuko J, Karithi E, Hutchinson M, Wasilwa L, Hansen B, Owino W. "Postharvest shelf life of mango fruits stored in a CoolbotTM cold room.". In: III All Africa Horticultural Congress 1225.; 2016:. Abstract
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2015
Okello JJ, Hutchinson MJ, Mwang’ombe A, Ambuko J, Olubayo F, Mwakangalu M. "Consumer Demand for Value-added Products of African Indigenous Vegetables in Coastal Kenya: The Case of Sun-dried and Frozen Cowpea Leaves." Journal of agriculture, food systems, and community development. 2015;6:189-207. Abstract
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Wasonga DO, Ambuko JL, Chemining’wa GN, Odeny DA, Crampton BG. "Morphological characterization and selection of spider plant (Cleome gynandra) accessions from Kenya and South Africa." Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 2015;7:36-44. Abstract
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Muchiri PD, Gathungu GK, Nyankanga RO, Ambuko J, Landeo JA. "Optimization of seed potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) tuber dormancy and sprouting capacity through integrated gibberellic acid and benzylaminopurine application." Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International. 2015:188-198. Abstract
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2014
Kimani PM, Mulanya MM, Narla RD, Ambuko J, Ouma L, Shibairo S, Hutchinson M, Owino WO, Njuguna J, Kosgei PK, others. "Breeding runner bean for grain yield, disease resistance and short-day adaptation in eastern Africa.". In: Proc. Fourth RUFORUM Biennial Conference.; 2014:. Abstract
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Ambuko J, Onsongo NK, Hutchinson MJ, Owino WO. "A comparative evaluation of quality and sensory characteristics of'Apple'mango fruits produced under different agro-ecological zones in Kenya.". In: XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): 1120.; 2014:. Abstract
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Muchiri PD, Njogu MK, Nyankanga RO, Hutchinson JM, Ambuko J, Landeo JA. "Comparative performance of true Potato seed (tps) propagated through nursery transplants, tubers and minitubers.". 2014. Abstract
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Ouma L, Ambuko J, Shibairo SI, Owino WO, Hutchinson M, Njuguna J, Books R, Oer R, Scarda R. "Comparison of quality attributes of mango fruits produced from two contrasting agro-ecological zones of Kenya.". 2014. Abstract
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Ambuko J, Yumbya MP, Shibairo S, Owino WO. "Efficacy of 1–methylcyclopropene in purple passion fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims) as affected by dosage and maturity stage." International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation. 2014;4:126-137. Abstract
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Owino WO, Yumbya P, Shibairo S, Ambuko J. "Efficacy of Activebag® packaging on postharvest quality of purple passion fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims).". In: XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): 1120.; 2014:. Abstract
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Timmermans AJM, Ambuko J, Belik W, Huang J. Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems. CFS Committee on World Food Security HLPE; 2014. Abstract
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Prakash V, Ambuko J, Belik W, Huang J, Timmermans A. "Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems." A Report by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the Committee on World Food Security, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy. 2014. Abstract
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Ambuko J, others. "Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems.". In: RUFORUM Fourth Biennial Conference, Maputo, Mozambique, 19-25 July 2014. RUFORUM; 2014:. Abstract
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Ambuko J, Onsongo NK, Hutchinson MJ, Owino WO. "Response of'Apple'mango fruit to 1-methylcyclopropene as affected by agro-ecological zone and maturity stage.". In: XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): IV 1111.; 2014:. Abstract
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2013
Ambuko J, Sekozawa Y, Sugaya S, Gemma H, others. "A comparative evaluation of postharvest quality attributes of two banana (Musa spp) varieties as affected by preharvest production conditions." Journal of Agricultural Science (Toronto). 2013;5:170-178. Abstract
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Ambuko J, Yumbya PM, Hutchinson MJ, Shibairo SI, Gemma H, Owino WO. "Efficacy of 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) in Purple Passion (Passiflora edulis Sims) Fruits as Affected by Dosage and Maturity Stage.". In: HORTSCIENCE. Vol. 48. AMER SOC HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE 113 S WEST ST, STE 200, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314 …; 2013:. Abstract
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Ambuko J, Zanol GC, Sekozawa Y, Sugaya S, Gemma H. "Reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging in hot air preconditioning mediated alleviation of chilling injury in banana fruits." Journal of Agricultural Science. 2013;5:319. Abstract
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2012
Ambuko J, Githiga RW, Hutchnison MJ, Gemma H, Owino WO. "Effect of maturity stage and cultivar on the efficacy of 1-MCP treatments in mango fruits.". In: II All Africa Horticulture Congress 1007.; 2012:. Abstract
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Owino WO, Gemma H, Hutchnison MJ, Githiga RW, Ambuko J. "Effect of maturity stage and variety on the efficacy of 1-mcp treatments in mango fruits.". 2012. Abstract
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Kamanu JK, Chemining'wa GN, Nderitu JH, Ambuko J, others. "Growth, yield and quality response of snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) plants to different inorganic fertilizers applications in central Kenya." Journal of Applied Biosciences. 2012;55:3944-3952. Abstract
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2011
Hutchinson MJ, Ambuko J, Nyikal R, Ruto G. Essential Services Package of Support to Improve Productivity of Women Smallholder Farmers in Kenya. University of Nairobi,; 2011. Abstract
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2010
Ambuko JL, Sekozawa Y, Sugaya S, Zanol G, Gemma H. "Effect of postharvest hot air treatments on ripening and soluble sugars in banana fruits, Musa spp.'Williams'.". In: XXVIII International Horticultural Congress on Science and Horticulture for People (IHC2010): International Symposium on 934.; 2010:. Abstract
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2008
2006
Ambuko JL, Sekozawa Y, Sugaya S, Itoh F, Nakamura K, Gemma H. "Effect of seasonal variation, cultivar and production system on some postharvest characteristics of the banana.". In: IV International Conference on Managing Quality in Chains-The Integrated View on Fruits and Vegetables Quality 712.; 2006:. Abstract
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1997
Ambuko J, Muoki P, Nyikal RA, Owino W, Angelone-Alasaad S, Ateka EM, Atieno L, Buruchara RA, Chemining'wa G, Policy UNQ. "Specifications for Artisanal Aluminum Cookware in Nairobi.". 1997. Abstract
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