Dr.Simon N. Nguluu, PhD

Simon N. Nguluu, PhD
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Dr. Nguluu, formerly a Principal Research Officer at KARI-Katumani. In a centre whose mandate was to carry out research aimed at improving livelihoods in the arid and semiarid areas (ASAL) of Kenya. He is also an agronomist with specialty in soil science, seed production, and ASALs agricultural practices. Dr. Nguluu has worked with the Ministry of Agriculture and KARI as an Agricultural Extension Officer, a Research Officer, Principal Research Officer, and Principal Investigator for various projects within KARI. In December 2003, on referral from KARI, he was appointed by the Kenya government through the Ministry of Agriculture to be the Agricultural Operations Manager at the Kenya Seed Company, a position he held until 2007. He has a wealth of experience in ASAL farming techniques, seed production for crops and pastures, participatory research methodologies, intercropping, soil fertility, soil and water management, and small scale drip irrigation. Over the years, he has acquired managerial skills, managing projects funded by the European Union, World Bank, USAID, ACIAR and various government funded projects in Soil Science, Agronomy and Food security. 
He is now a senior lecturer in the department of dry land agricultureatSouth Eastern Kenya University (SEKU) with effect from November 1st 2013.

Academic qualification

1988-1994:     PhD and Msc from University of QueenslandBrisbane,
    Australia. Soil Science and Plant nutrition
PhD Thesis Topic:Effect of Phosphorus on the Nitrogen
 Contribution of Legumes in the Farming Systems of the
 Semi- arid Tropics

1983-1986:   Bachelor of Science (Hons) Agriculture
West Virginia University, USA.

Areas of specialization : Soil Science, Plant nutrition, crop modelling and Plant science
Research  areas: Soil Science , Plant nutrition, Water harvesting, Intercropping, crop modeling, crop-livestock interactions, Participatory methods of research, land degradation

21 papers in refereed journal and 42 papers in conference proceedings covering the   following broad areas:

Phosphorus and Nitrogen nutrition
Integrated soil fertility Management
Livestock-crop interactions
Drip irrigation
Two books: one on Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation and the other an Agricultural extension manual.

 Extension pamphlets
 I have written 9 extension pamphlets to disseminate technologies developed from my research as shown above.
Computing skills
MS word
Mstat for statistical analysis