PUBLICATIONS

K. Masaku, S. M. Githiri, C. M. Onyango and P. W. Masinde (2018) Genotypic Variation of Green Gram Accessions in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International, 15(2): 1-15.

K. Masaku, S. M. Githiri, C. M. Onyango and P. W. Masinde (2018). Evaluation of agronomic Performance of Green Gram Accessions Grown under Reduced Light Intensity in the Arid and Semi-Arid Areas of Kenya. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 23(2): 1-11

Kariuki, L.W., Masinde, P.W., Githiri, S.M. and Onyango, A.N. (2016). Effect of water stress on growth of three linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) varieties. SpringerPlus, 5(1):1-16.

Wainaina Cornelius, Inukai Yoshiaki, Masinde Peter, Ateka Elijah, Murage Hunja, Kano-Nakata Mana, Nakajima Yasunori, Terashima Takehiko, Mizukami Yuko, Nakamura Mitsuru, Nonoyama Toshihiro, Saka Norikuni, Asanuma Shuichi, Yamauchi Akira, Kitano Hidemi, Kimani J, Makihara Daigo (2015). Evaluation of Cold Tolerance in NERICAs Compared with Japanese Standard Rice Varieties at the Reproductive Stage. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 201(6)401-409.

Lilian, Kariuki., Arnold, Onyango., Peter, Masinde., Stephen, Githira. and Kenneth, Ogile. (2015). Oil content and fatty acid composition of five linseed varieties grown in two agro-ecological locations of Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, 4 (2):186-194.

Kariuki, L.W., Masinde, P.W., Onyango, A.N., Githiri, S.M. and Ogila, K. (2014). The growth and seed yield of five linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) varieties as influenced by nitrogen application. Journal of Animal  and Plant Sciences, 22(3):3493-3509.

Festus Makau, Peter Masinde, Patrick Home, Charles Njoroge (2014). Growth and yield of tomato under alternate furrow irrigation in “ASAL” areas of Eastern Kenya. African Journal of Horticultural Science, 8:24-37.

Lucy K. Murungi, Salifu, D, Peter Masinde, Aggrey Nyende , John Wesonga, Markus Knapp (2014). The invasive tomato red spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) affects growth and leaf yield of African nightshades. Crop Protection 59: 57-62.

Peter W. Masinde and Stephen G. Agong (2012). The influence of nitrogen application on the growth and chemical content of African nightshade species (Solanum spp.) cultivated in Kenya. Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology 14(2): 30-44.

Agili S, Nyende B, Ngamau K, Masinde P (2012) Selection, Yield Evaluation, Drought Tolerance Indices of Orange-Flesh Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas Lam) Hybrid Clone. J Nutr Food Sci 2:138. doi:10.4172/2155-9600.1000138.

Peter W. Masinde and Stephen G. Agong (2011) Plant growth and leaf N of spiderplant (Gynandropsis gynandra L.) genotypes under varying nitrogen supply. African Journal of Horticultural Science 5:36-49.

Peter Wafula Masinde, Christine Akoth Onyango, John Mwibanda Wesonga, Christopher Ochieng Ojiewo, Stephen Gaya Agong (2010). Leaf yield and nutritive value of Solanum villosum genotypes in response to nitrogen supply. African Journal of Horticultural Science 3: 34-47.

Masaharu Masuda, Christopher Ochieng Ojiewo, Mayumi Nagai, Kenji Murakami, Peter Wafula Masinde and Wang Yu (2010). Simulating Hybrid-seed Contamination Risk with Selfed Seeds from Residual Fertility in a Male-sterile T-4 Mutant Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum L. J. Japan. Soc. Hort. Sci. 79 (1): 34-39.

P.W. Masinde, J.M. Wesonga, C.O. Ojiewo, S.G. Agong and M. Masuda (2009). Plant growth and leaf nitrogen content of Solanum villosum genotypes in response to nitrogen supply. Dynamic Soil Dynamic Plant 3(1) 105-111.

Hunja Murage, Peter Masinde, Daigo Makihara, TakehikoTerashima, Shuichi Asanuma (2009). Evaluation of cold tolerance in NERICAs compared with Japanese rice varieties. Abstract in Research for Tropical Agriculture 2(2): 3-4.

R.Q. Bai, T.K. Schlegel, J. Scho¨nherr, P.W. Masinde (2008). The effects of foliar applied CaCl22H2O, Ca(OH)2 and K2CO3 combined with the surfactants Glucopon and Plantacare on gas exchange of 1 year old apple (Malus domestica BORKH.) and broad bean (Vicia faba L.) leaves. Scientia Horticulturae 116: 52-57

Christopher O. Ojiewo, Kenji Murakami, Peter W. Masinde, Stephen G. Agong, Masaharu Masuda (2007).  Effects of day-length and temperature on floral structure and fertility restoration in a season-dependent male-sterile Solanum villosum Mill. Mutant. Euphytica , 158:231–240.

P.W. Masinde, C.O. Ojiewo, K. Murakami and S.G. Agong (2007). Scaling up the Production of Traditional Green Leafy Vegetables in Kenya: Perspectives on Water and Nitrogen Management. Dynamic Soil Dynamic Plant, 1(2) 105-111.

P.W. Masinde, C.O. Ojiewo, S.G. Agong and M. Masuda (2007). Plant growth, water relations and gas exchange of octoploid and tetraploid Solanum villosum Mill. Ssp. miniatum (Bernh. Ex Wild.) Edmonds under water deficit conditions.   Dynamic Soil Dynamic Plant, 1(2) 112-121.

C.O. Ojiewo, K. Murakami, P.W. Masinde and S.G. Agong (2007). Polyploidy breeding of African Nightshade (Solanum section Solanum). International Journal of Plant Breeding, 1, 10-21.

C.O. Ojiewo, K. Murakami, P.W. Masinde and S.G. Agong (2007). Floral Genetics of African Nightshade (Solanum section Solanum). International Journal of Plant Developmental Biology, 1, 75-81.

C.O. Ojiewo, K. Murakami, P.W. Masinde and Stephen Gaya Agong (2007). Mutation Breeding in African Nightshade (Solanum section Solanum). Fruit, Vegetable and Cereal science and Biotechnology, 1, 39-52.

Masuda, M., K. Kato, K. Murakami, H. Nakamura, C.O. Ojiewo, and P.W. Masinde (2007). Partial fertility restoration as affected by night temperature in a season-dependent male- sterile mutant tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.). Journal of Japanese Society of Horticultural Science 76, 41-46.

Agong, S.G. and Masinde, P.W. (2006). Improvement of indigenous/traditional plants utilized as vegetables and medicinal plants in Kenya. AICAD Research Abstracts Pilot Second and Third Call Final Reports volume 3, pp 33

Masinde, W. P., H., Stützel, S. G., Agong and A., Fricke (2006). Plant Growth, Water Relations and Transpiration of Two Species of African Nightshade (Solanum villosum Mill. subsp. miniatum (Bernh. ex Willd.) Edmonds and S. sarrachoides Sendtn.) under Water-Limited Conditions. Scientia Horticulturae, 110, 7-15.

Masinde, W. P., H., Stützel, S. G., Agong and A., Fricke (2005). Plant Growth, Water Relations and Transpiration of Spiderplant (Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.) under Water-Limited Conditions. Journal of American Society for Horticultural Science 130:469-477.

Masinde, W. P., Stützel H., Fricke A., and Agong S. G., (2005).  Effects of water stress on dry matter production and nutritive quality of spiderplant (Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.). Paper in: Abukutsa-Onyango et al. (eds), the proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Sustainable Horticultural Production in the Tropics, 26th -29th November 2003, Maseno University, Kenya, pp.3-12.

RESEARCH PROJECT

2019: Biochar Project, The influence of Biochar from agricultural wastes and sewage on the growth, yield and quality of Coffee (Coffea sp.) and maize (Zea mays) in Kenya Funded by JICA

2018: Evaluation of the influence of Fortified Biochar on Production and Nutritional Quality of Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var capitata), Onion (Allium cepa) and Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) Funded by MUST

2017: Biochar Project, The influence of Biochar from agricultural wastes and sewage on the growth, yield and quality of Kale (Brassica oleracea var acephala) and Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) in Kenya Funded by JICA

2011-2014: Modification of the fatty acid profiles of farmed tilapia and catfish for improved health and livelihood in Kenya: Funded By RPE, JKUAT (Collaborator)

2010-2012: Participatory evaluation and selection of high yielding spiderplant lines for increased per-urban vegetable production. Funded by National Council for Science and Technology (PI)

2009-2012: Assessment of agronomic, water use efficiency, nutrition, value addition and market potentials of slenderleaf (Crotalaria spp) in Kenya. Funded by RPE, JKUAT. (Collaborator)

2009-2011: Increasing profitability of horticultural production through water saving irrigation, improved crop husbandry and value addition technologies. Funded by National Council for Science and Technology (Collaborator)

2008-2012: Evaluation of capillary wicks for use in irrigation for horticultural crop production in Kenya. Funded by RPE, JKUAT. (Collaborator)