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Martha Wangu Musyoka

Country of origin: Kenya Currently in: Kenya, Nairobi General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background

Degrees

1997 Undergraduate Agricultural Sciences
2019 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Comparison of Organic and conventional farming systems in the tropics

Research Keywords: 
Nitrogen dynamics
Nitroen use efficiency
Nitrogen loss
productivity and profitability

Publications resulting from Research: 


1) Musyoka, M. W., Adamtey N., Muriuki A. W. and Cadisch, G., (2017) Effect of organic and conventional farming systems on nitrogen use efficiency of potato, maize and vegetables in the Central highlands of Kenya. European Journal of Agronomy 86, 24-36.
2) Musyoka, M.W., Adamtey, N., Bünemann, E.K., Muriuki, A.W., Karanja, E.N., Mucheru-Muna, M., Fiaboe, K.K.M., Cadisch, G., 2018a. Nitrogen dynamics in conventional and organic farming systems of Central Highlands of Kenya: I. Mineralization dynamics and synchrony of nitrogen release and uptake. Submitted to Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems Journal.
3) Musyoka, M.W., Adamtey, N., Muriuki, A.W., Bautze, D., Karanja, E.N., Mucheru-Muna, M. W., Fiaboe, K.K.M., Cadisch, G., 2018b. Nitrogen dynamics in conventional and organic farming systems of Central Highlands of Kenya: II. Nitrogen leaching loses and balances. Submitted to Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems Journal.
4) Adamtey, N., Eshetu Bekele, David Bautze, Martha Wangu Musyoka, Edward Karanja, Komi Fiaboe, Anne W. Muriuki, Monicah Mucheru-Muna, Amritbir Riar, Laura Armengot, Gurbir S. Bhullar, Juan Guillermo Cobo, Andreas Gattinger, Paul Mäder, Georg Cadisch, Andreas Fliessbach, Bernard Vanlauwe 2018. Organic farming is more effective at improving soil fertility in the tropics than conventional farming: Evidence from the long-term farming systems comparison trials in Kenya. Submitted to Georderma.
5) Anyango, J. J., Bautze, D. Fiaboe, K. K. M., Lagat, Z. O., Muriuki, A. W., Stöckli, S., Riedel, J. Onyambu, G. K, Musyoka, M. W. Karanja, E. K., Adamtey, N. 2018. The abundance, incidence, diversity and activities of termites under conventional and organic farming systems in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Submitted to BMC Ecology Journal
6) Atandi, J. G., Haukeland, S., Kariuki, G. M., Coyne, D. L., Karanja, E. N., Musyoka, M. W., Fiaboe, K. K.M., Bautze, D., Adamtey. N., 2017. Organic farming provides improved management of plant parasitic nematodes in maize and bean cropping systems. Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment 247, 265-272
7) Adamtey, N., Musyoka, M. W., Zundel, C., Cobo, J. G. Karanja, E. N., Fiaboe, K, K. M., Muriuki A. W., Mucheru-Muna, M. W., Vanlauwe, B, Berset, E. Messmer, M. M., Gattinger, A., Bhullar, G.S., Cadisch, G., Fliessbach, A., Mäder, P. Niggli, U., and Foster, D. (2016) A comparison of conventional and organic farming systems in the sub-humid zones of the Central Highlands of Kenya: Productivity and profitability in maize-based cropping systems. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment Journal 235, 61-79.



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Coordination of research implementation and student supervision

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