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Influence of soil applied nitrogen (NPKS 25:5:5:5) on Brevipalpus phoenicis Geijskes (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) mite incidence and damage symptoms on tea
The levels of applied nitrogen were negatively correlated to % leaf necrosis suggesting a tolerance leading to reduction in necrotic symptoms with fertiliser applications, and also related to the mite numbers found on the leaves suggesting a link. Expand
Integrated management of root knot nematode (Meloidogyne spp.) in tea (Camellia sinensis) in Kenya
The study demonstrated that the use of nematode-resistant cultivars is clearly the most practicable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective option for controlling nematodes in tea, although augmenting host-plant resistance with potash fertilizer could give better results. Expand
Heavy Metals Uptake in Maize Grains and Leaves in Different Agro Ecological Zones in Uasin Gishu County
Maize grain is the second most vital food after wheat to humans and forms an important part of a human diet due to its nutrients. In Kenya, it is estimated that one out of every two acres of land putExpand
Nitrogen fertilization and yield losses of tea to red crevice mite (Brevipalpus phoenicis geijskes) in the Eastern Highlands of Kenya
The reduction in yield losses in fertilized plots indicate the beneficial effects of nitrogen in inducing tolerance to mites and possibly increasing plant vigour, and the strategy for control of mites would be to integrate spraying with use of fertilizer. Expand
Ethnobotanical study of traditional knowledge, sustainable uses and management of indigenous non-medicinal plants among the Marakwet Community (Embobut Basin), Elgeyo Marakwet County (Kenya)
Background: Sustainable utilization and conservation of indigenous plants requires information on the Indigenous Ecological Knowledge (IEK). This study assessed IEK on plant species identification,Expand
Heavy Metal Concentrations in Agricultural Farms in Homa Hills Homa Bay County, Kenya
Intensified agricultural activities in Kenya over the past few years has led to an increased and persistent use of fertilizers, pesticides, manure, use of machinery in order to increase yield forExpand