Effect of Drying Method on Volatile Nutraceuticals and Microbial Growth in Moringa oleifera

Dennis Maina Gatahi; Felix Nyoro

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 315-322


  Fresh Moringa oleifera leaves are very rich in phytonutrients, however the leaves are also highly perishable and require processing for increased shelf-life. The method of processing, specifically  drying affects the nutritional value of the product. The present study therefore, analyzed the nutraceutical ...  Read More

Challenges and Opportunities in Tomato Production Chain and Sustainable Standards

Dennis Maina Gatahi

Volume 7, Issue 3 , September 2020, , Pages 235-262


  Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) is an important member of the Solanaceae family. It is mainly used as food and cash crop globally. Tomato also serves as an ornamental plant in some parts of the world. In urban areas, this crop is included in the foodscaping systems where it is grown in hanging baskets, ...  Read More

Enhancement of bacterial wilt resistance and rhizosphere health in tomato using bionanocomposites

Dennis Maina Gatahi; Harrison Njuma Wanyika; Agnes Kavoo; Agnes Kihurani; Elijah Miinda Ateka

Volume 3, Issue 2 , December 2016, , Pages 129-144


  Biological control agents are useful components in the enhancement of plant disease resistance and improvement of soil properties. Effect of biological control agents (BCAs) as a disease control method in plants is hampered by their vulnerability to environmental and edaphic conditions. This study entailed ...  Read More