Qualification: MPhil (Entomology)
Designation: Research Scientist
Area (s) of Specialization: Insect Pest Mnagement
Key Areas of Research: Sustainable management of crop pests using environmentally sustainable approaches such as the use of soft pesticides e.g. Botanical insecticides. Biological pest control with natural enemies. Integrated pest management.
Amoabeng, B. W., Gurr, G. M., Gitau, C. W., & Stevenson, P. C. (2014). Cost: benefit analysis of botanical insecticide use in cabbage: Implications for smallholder farmers in developing countries. Crop Protection, 57(0), 71-76.
Fening, K., Amoabeng, B.W., Adama, I., Mochiah, M., Braimah, H., Owusu-Akyaw, M., . . .Ekyem, S. (2014). Sustainable management of two key pests of cabbage, Brassica oleracea var. capitata L.(Brassicaceae), using homemade extracts from garlic and hot pepper. Organic Agriculture, 1-11.
Fening, K. O., Lamptey, J. N. L, Mochiah, M. B., Amoabeng, B. W., Adama, I., Manu-Aduening, J. A. &Adiyiah, B. (2014). Assessing arthropod pests and disease occurrence in cassava (ManihotesculentaCrantz) and cowpea (Vignaunguiculata L. Walp) intercropping system in the Ashanti Region, Ghana. Ghana Journal of Agric Science, 47, 95-110
Amoabeng BW, Gurr GM, Gitau CW, Nicol HI, Munyakazi L, et al. (2013) Tri-Trophic Insecticidal Effects of African Plants against Cabbage Pests. PLoS ONE 8(10): e78651.
M.B. Mochiah, M. Owusu-Akyaw, G. Bolfrey-Arku, K. Osei, J.N.L. Lamptey, I. Adama, B.W. Amoabeng, R.L. Brandenburg & D.L. Jordan (2013). The use of sugar baits for the integrated management of soil arthropod pests in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) in Ghana, West Africa. African Entomology21(2): 267–272.