Publications 2015-1

Addo, J. K., Osei, M. K., Mochiah, M. B., Bonsu, K. O., Choi, H. S. and Kim, J. G. (2015). Assessment of Farmer Level Postharvest Losses along the Tomato Value Chain in three Agro-Ecological Zones of Ghana. International Journal of Research in Agriculture and Food Sciences. Vol. 2 (9) pp. 15-23.

Agyeman, A., Parkes, E and Peprah, B.B (2015). AMMI and GGE biplot analysis of root yield performance of cassava genotypes in the forest and coastal ecologies. International Journal of Agriculture Policy and Research Vol. 3 (3), pp. 222- 232.

Agyeman, A. and Nsowah-Nuamah, N.N.N. (2015). Demographic and Socio-Economic Characteristics of Monozygotic and Dizygotic Twins in the Labour Market. Journal of Social and Economic Statistics 4(2):19-41.

Agyeman, K. E. Gaisie, A. Sadick, T. Adjei-Gyapong, G. Quansah (2016). Leaf Decomposition and the Nutrients Release from Multipurpose Trees for Crop Production. International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology. Vol 2 Issue 1. Pp 345-352. Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Aidoo, A. K, Appiah-Kubi Z, Bam, R. K. (2015). Mycoflora associated with seeds of five rice (Oryza sativa) varieties in Ghana. Greener Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science. ISSN: 2354-2292 Vol. 3 (1), pp. 014-019, May 2015.

Aidoo, K.A. (2015). Bioactivity of Zingiber officinale and Piper nigrum plant extracts in controlling postharvest white yam (Dioscorea rotundata) tuber rot fungi. AJMR. Vol. 9(22), pp. 1499-1503

Aidoo, K.A. (2015). Improving Pit Storage Systems to Reduce Rots of White yam (Dioscorea rotundata) in Ghana. Sci. Jr. of Agri. Res. & Mgt. Vol. 2015. 4 Pages

Amponsah, S. K., J. O. Akowuah, E. Adu-Kwarteng and E. Bessah (2015). Design and Construction of Improved Yam Storage Structure using Locally-Available Materials. International Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry Vol. 2 Issue 10.

Appiah-Kubi, Z., Apetorgbor A.K., Moses, E., Quian, M.,Thompson, R., Appiah-Kubi, D., Abrokwa, L. (2015.) Genetic variability in Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (Penz.) isolated from cassava and yam from four agroecological zones of Ghana. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 5 (4), pp. 132-140.

Asante, B.O., R.A. Villano, and G.E. Battese (2015). Improved crop-livestock management practices, technical efficiency and technology ratios in an extensive small-ruminant production system in Ghana. European workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analyses (EWEPA), Helsinki, Finland, 15 - 18 June 2015.

Asante, B.O., R.A. Villano, I.W. Patrick, and G.E. Battese (2015). Determinants of crop-livestock diversification among rural farm households in Ghana: Implications for policy. A paper presented at the 59th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Rotorua, New Zealand, 10-13th February, 2015.

Asante, M.D., Bam, R.K., Amoako-Andoh, F. and Annan-Afful, E. (2015). Grain quality characteristics of imported rice in Ghana: Implications for breeding for consumer-preferred varieties. Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science (accepted)

Baafi, E. Osei, M.K., Agyeman, A. and Afriyie, J. (2015). Diversity studies on sugarloaf pineapple variety. International Journal of Science and Knowledge, 4(1): 14-25.

Baafi E, Gracen, V. E., Blay, E. T, Ofori, K, Manu-Aduening, J. and Carey, E. E. (2015). Evaluation of Sweetpotato Accessions for End-user Preferred Traits Improvement. African Journal of Agricultural Research 10(50), 4632-4645. DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2015.9953.

Baafi, E., Manu-Aduening, J., Carey, E. E., Ofori, K., Blay, E. T. and Gracen, V. E. (2015). Constraints and Breeding Priorities for Increased Sweetpotato Utilization in Ghana. Sustainable Agriculture Research 4(4), 1 - 16. ISSN 1927-050X E-ISSN 1927-0518. doi:10.5539/sar.v4n4p1 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/sar.v4n4p1.

Baafi, E., Osei, M.K., Agyeman, A., and Afriyie, J. (2015) Diversity studies on sugarloaf pineapple variety. International Journal of Science and Knowledge, Vol. 4(1) pp. 14-25

Baah, F. A, Osekre, E. A., Mochiah M. B. and Logah, V. (2015). Effect of Different Levels of Nitrogen in Liquid Fertilizer on the Population Dynamics and within Plant Distribution of Aphis gossypii and Thrips palmi and Yield of Eggplant. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture Vol. 9 (1) pp. 1-10.

Baah, F. A, Osekre, E. A., Mochiah M. B. and Logah, V. (2015). Effect of Different Levels of Nitrogen in Liquid Fertilizer on the Population Dynamics and within Plant Distribution of Aphis gossypii and Thrips palmi and Yield of Eggplant. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture Vol. 9 (1) pp. 1-10.

Baafi E, Gracen, V. E., Blay, E. T, Ofori, K, Manu-Aduening, J. and Carey, E. E. (2015). Evaluation of Sweetpotato Accessions for End-user Preferred Traits Improvement. African Journal of Agricultural Research 10(50), 4632-4645. DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2015.9953.

Baafi, E., Manu-Aduening, J., Carey, E. E., Ofori, K., Blay, E. T. and Gracen, V. E. (2015). Constraints and Breeding Priorities for Increased Sweetpotato Utilization in Ghana. Sustainable Agriculture Research 4(4), 1 - 16. ISSN 1927-050X E-ISSN 1927-0518. doi:10.5539/sar.v4n4p1 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/sar.v4n4p1.

Baafi, E., Osei, M.K., Agyeman, A., and Afriyie, J. (2015) Diversity studies on sugarloaf pineapple variety. International Journal of Science and Knowledge, Vol. 4(1) pp. 14-25

Enoch Sapey, Bright Boakye Peprah, Kwasi Adusei-Fosu and Dan Agyei-Dwarko (2015). Genetic Variability of Fresh Fruit Bunch Yield (FFB) Yield in Some Dura X Pisifera Breeding Populations of Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.). American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 15 (8): 1637-1640.

Fening, K.O., I. Adama, M. B. Mochiah, M. K. Billah,, H. Braimah, M. Owusu-Akyaw and J. A. Manu-Aduening. (Accepted). Quantifying millipede (Diplopoda) damage on cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) and cocoyam (Xanthosoma Sagittifolium (L.) Schott) in the Western region of Ghana: A preliminary study.  Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science.

Frimpong, F., Amponsah, S., K. Agyeman, K.O. Amoah, H. Dankwa and J. Osei-Adu.  (2015) Aquaponics based food system project. Interdisciplinary AGEP Winter School, University of Hohenheim-A World without Hunger Conference. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1605.5127

Gaikpa, D. S., Akromah, R., Asibuo, J. Y., Nyadanu, D. (2015). Studies on Molecular Variation in Commercially Cultivated Groundnuts (Arachis hypogaea L.) using SSR markers. The International Journal of Science and Technology. 3(2):80-85.

Gaikpa, D.S., Akromah, R., Asibuo, J. Y., Appiak-Kubi, Z., Nyadanu, D. (2015). Evaluation of Yield Components of Groundnut Genotypes Under Cercospora Leaf Spots Disease Pressure. 2015. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research. 7(3):66-75

 Gongolee, G.A.K., Osei, M.K., Akromah, R., Nyadanu, D., Aboagye, L.M. (2015) Evaluation of Some Introduced Tomato Cultivars. Horizon Journal of Agriculture and Food Science, Vol. 1(1) pp. 001-004

Haleegoah, J., Ruivenkamp, G., Essegbey, G., Frempong, G., & Jongerden, J. (2015). Street

Vended Local Food Systems Actors Perceptions on Safety in Urban Ghana: The Case of Hausa

Koko, Waakye and Ga Kenkey. Advances in Applied Sociology, 5, 134-145.

 Marquez-Garcia, B., D Shaw, J.W Cooper, B. Karpinska, M.D Quain, E.M. Makgopa, K. Kunert and C.H. Foyer (2015) Redox markers for drought-induced nodule senescence, a process occurring after drought-induced senescence of the lowest leaves in soybean (Glycine max). Ann Bot first published online April 7, 2015 doi:10.1093/aob/mcv030

Moses, E., Oppong, A and Lamptey, J.N.L. (2015) Reaction of local accessions of cassava to diseases in southern Ghana. African Crop Science Journal Vol 23, No 1 Pp: 27-34

Ofori, A.P., Ofori, K., Obeng-Antwi, K., Tengan, K.M.L., Agyeman, A., Badu-Apraku B. (2015). Genetic analysis of single cross Quality Protein Maize (QPM) hybrids. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science, 7(8): 251-255.

Ofori, J., Asante, M. D., Narh, S., MacCarthy, D. S. and Godson- Amamoo, S. (2015). Validation of System of Rice Intensification on Vertisol in Coastal Savannah Ecological Zone of Ghana. Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science (accepted)

Ofori, A.P., Ofori, K., Obeng-Antwi, K., Tengan, K.M.L. and Badu-Apraku, B. 15a.  Combining ability and heterosis estimate of extra-early quality protein maize (QPM) single cross hybrids. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science Vol. 7(4), pp 87-93.

Oppong, A., Offei, S., Ofori, K., Adu-Dapaah, H., Lamptey, J L., Kurenbach, B., Walters, M., Shepherd, D., Martin, DP. & Varsani, A. (2015). Mapping the distribution of maize streak virus genotypes across the forest and transition zones of ghana. Archives of Virology, Vol. 159:1-10 ISSN 0304-8608 DOI 10.1007/s00705-014-2260-7

Oppong, L.A., Quain, M.D., Oppong, A., Doku, H.A., Agyemang, A. and Offei-Bonsu, E. (2015). Molecular Characterization of Solanum Species Using EST-SSRs and Analysis of Their Zinc and Iron Contents. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture 6 (1): 30-44, 2015, Article no. AJEA.2015.062 ISSN: 2231-0606

Osei-Adu J., Ennin, E.A., Asante, B.O., Adegbidi, A., Mendy, M. and Kergna, A. (2015). Gender Issues in Crop-Small Ruminant Integration in West Africa, International Journal of Agricultural Extension, 3(2), 137-147.

Osei Bonsu (2015) Effect of planting device and seed sorting on yield of maize. International journal of Scientific and Technology Research Volume 4, issue 01.

Osei Bonsu (2015). Evaluation of two jab planters for planting maize in the forest zone of Ghana. International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies Volume 10 no 1.

Osei, K., Danso, Y., Otoo, E., Adomako, J., Sackey-Asante, J. and Abugri, B. (2015). Evaluation of yam varieties for resistance to plant parasitic nematodes infestation in three agro-ecologies of Ghana. Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research 7: 201-206.

Osei, K., Ennin, S. A., Danso, Y., Owusu-Danquah, E and Adomako, J. (2015). Management of plant parasitic nematodes with fulan in mechanized yam production. African Journal of Plant Science 9: 346-351.

Osei, K., S. A. Ennin, Y. Danso, E. Owusu Danquah and J. Adomako. (2015). Management of plant parasitic nematodes with fulan in mechanized yam production. African Journal of Plant Science. Vol. 9(9), pp. 346-351, September 2015 DOI: 10.5897/AJPS2015.1275 Article Number: 52EC05B55506 ISSN 1996-0824. www.academicjournals.org/AJPS.

Osei, M.K., Bonsu, K.O., Adu-Gyamfi, K., Frimpong, M. (2015) Development of high yielding and uniform tomato fruits using pure line selection. Direct Research Journal of Agriculture and Food Science, Vol. 3 (1) pp. 10-16

Osei, M.K., M.B. Mochiah, J.N. Berchie, K. Osei, J.N. Lamptey and R.L. Gilbertson (2015) Performance of tomato varieties: IPM versus farmer practice in different agro-ecologies of Ghana. Journal of Integrative Agriculture (JIA-2015-1390) pp 2-31.

Osei-Bonsu, I., Dzomeku, B.M., Bonsu, K. O., Osei, M.K., Agyeman, K. Ekyem, S.O and Berchie, J.N. (2015). Assessing Flood Tolerance Potential of Papaya Germplasm at the Juvenile Stage. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science 9(6): 1-14, 2016; Article no.IJPSS.20191.

Osei-Bonsu, P., Omae, H., Nagumo, F, Owusu-Bio, R. and Acheampong P. P. (2015). Evaluation of two jab planters for planting maize in the forest zone of Ghana. International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, 10 (1): 30-35.

Oteng-Darko P., Frimpong F., Ofori, D., Appiah K., Owusu Danquah E., and Annan-Afful, E. (2015) Promoting small holder irrigation for food security in Ghana. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the tropics and subtropics (Under review).

Oteng-Darko, P., Tetteh E. N., Adjei Asamoah, E., Ofori D., Appiah K.R. (2015). Feasibility Studies and Irrigation Design for an experimental Station in South western Ghana, International Journal of Engineering Innovation and Research (IJEIR), Vol. 4 (6).

Otoo, E., Appiah-Danquah, P., Osei, K and Asiedu, R. (2015). On-farm evaluation of promising Dioscorea alata genotypes in the forest-Savannah transition zone of Ghana. Journal of Agricultural Science 7:218- 224

Owusu Danquah, E., S. A. Ennin, F. Frimpong, P. Oteng-Darko, S. Yeboah, J. Osei-Adu. (2015). Adoption of Good Agricultural Practices for Sustainable Maize and Cowpea Production: The role of enabling policy. World Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 2(2), pp. 028-038, November, 2015. © www.premierpublishers.org. ISSN: 2326-7266x

Owusu Danquah, E., S. A. Ennin, J. N. L. Lamptey and P. P. Acheampong (2015). Staking Options for Sustainable Yam Production in Ghana. Sustainable Agricultural Research. Vol. 4, No.1:2015. ISSN 1927-050X E-ISSN 1927-0518

Quain, M.D., M.E. Makgopa, J.W. Cooper, K.J. Kunert, C.H. Foyer (2015) Ectopic phytocystatin expression increases nodule numbers and influences the responses of soybean (Glycine max) to nitrogen deficiency. Phytochemistry. http://dx.doi.org /10.1016/j.phytochem.2014.12.027

Rabbi, I. Y.,Kulakow, P. A., Manu-Aduening, J.A., Dankyi, A. A., Asibuo, J. Y., Parkes, E. Y., Abdoulaye, T., Girma, G., Geldil M. A., Ramu, P., Reyes, B., Maredia, M.K. (2015). Tracking crop varieties using genotyping by-sequencing markers: a case study using cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz). BMC Genetics 16(115); 1-11

 Sackey, D.T., Olympio, N.S. and Lamptey, J.N.L. (2015). Quality of farmer-saved maize (Zea mays L.) and Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata, L. (WALP) seeds from five ecological zones of Ghana (Accepted for publication in the next issue of African Journal of Agricultural Research, AJAR/07.02.13/6885).

Sadick, A., E, Gaisie, K. Agyeman, E. Owusu Adjei, Kwabena, A. Nketia, E. Asamoah (2015). Assessment of the Relationship between Actual Evapotranspiration, Reference Evapotranspiration and Precipitation (A case study of Tono Irrigation Scheme). International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology (www.ijsrst.com). Vol 1 Issue 1; Pp 307-317

Sewordor, D. G, Akromah, R., Asibuo J. Y, Appiah-Kubi Z, Nyadanu, D. (2015). Evaluation of yield and yield components of groundnut genotypes under Cercospora leaf spots disease pressure. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research (IJAAR) ISSN: 2223-7054 (Print) 2225-3610 (Online) http://www.innspub.net Vol. 7, No. 3, p. 66-75, 2015

Shaw, B.D., J.W. Cooper, B. Karpinska, M.D. Quain, E.M. Makgopa, K. Kunert and C.H. Foyer (2015) Redox markers for drought-induced nodule senescence, a process occurring after drought-induced senescence of the lowest leaves in soybean (Glycine max). Ann Bot first published online April 7, 2015 doi:10.1093/aob/mcv030

Silvestro Meseka, Abebe Menkir, Kwadwo Obeng-Antwi. 2015. Exploitation of beneficial alleles from maize (Zea mays L.) landraces to enhance performance of an elite variety in water stress environments. Euphytica (2015) 201: 149-160. DOI10.1007/s/10681 014-12-1.

Sossah, FL., Appiah, A.S., Oduro, V., Amoatey, H.M., Owusu, G.K., Oppong,  A., Lamptey, J.N.L., Carey, E.E. and Fuentes, S.  (2015). Incidence of Sweet Potato Viruses in the Coastal Savannah Agro-Ecological Zone of Ghana.  Journal of Plant Pathology (Italy).  97(10): 109-117

Tetteh, E.N., K. Twum-Ampofo and V. Logah (2015). Adopted Practices for Mined Land reclamation in Ghana: A case study of AngloGold Ashanti, Iduapriem mine Ltd., Tarkwa-Ghana. Journal of Science and Technology, Vol 35(2):77-88.

Tetteh, E.N., V. Logah, K. Twum-Ampofo and S.T. Partey (2015). Effects of duration of reclamation on soil quality indicators of a surface-mined acid forest oxisol in South-Western Ghana. West Africa Journal of Applied Ecology. Volume 23(2), 2015: 63 – 72.

Traore, V. S. E., Asante, M. D., Gracen, V. E., Offei, S. K. and Traore, O. (2015). Screening of rice accessions for resistance to rice yellow mottle virus. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 9(4): 1 - 12

Yellavila, S.B., J.K. Agbenorhevi, J.Y. Asibuo, G.O. Sampson (2015). Proximate Composition, Minerals content and Functional Properties of Five Lima Bean Accessions. Journal of Food Security 3(3):69-74

Conference Papers / Technical Reports

Acheampong, P. P. and Owusu V. (2015). Impact of improved cassava varieties adoption on farmers’ incomes in Rural Ghana: A propensity score matching analysis. International Conference of Agricultural Economist, August 8-14, 2015, Milan, Italy.

Adu-Kwarteng, E. , H. M. Bortey, A. Adu-Appiah (2015). Current Status of Horticultural Industry and R & D in Ghana, (KAFACI, 2015): Technical Report

Adu-Kwarteng, E., H. M. Bortey and A. Adu-Appiah (2015). Current status of Horticultural Industry and R & D in Ghana. A Country Report submitted to the Korea-Africa Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative. Workshop on Development and Application of Postharvest Handling Model for Horticultural Crops.

Agbenorhevi, J.K., Kontogiorgos, V., Morris, G.A., Kpodo, F.M.,  Oduro, I.N., Bonsu K.O. and Kaledzi., P.D. (2015) Okra extract – a versatile material for technological applications. In: 1st International Conference on Engineering, Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ESTE), 6-7 August 2015, p. 27

Agbenorhevi, J.K., Kontogiorgos, V., Morris, G.A., Kpodo, F.M.,  Oduro, I.N., and Bonsu K.O. (2015) Applications of Okra Pectins. In: 29th Biennial Conference of Ghana Science Association (GSA), 3-7 August 2015, p. 39.

Amengor, N.E., G.K. Acheampong, M.D. Asante and W. Dogbe (2015). Innovation Platform; A Tool for Sustainable Rice Production in Ghana. Paper presented at the 27th AGM of CSIR-RSA. Tamale, Ghana, 25th October, 2015

Asante, B.O., R.A. Villano, and G.E. Battese (2015). Improved crop-livestock management practices, technical efficiency and technology ratios in an extensive small-ruminant production system in Ghana. European workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analyses (EWEPA), Helsinki, Finland, 15 - 18 June 2015.

Asante, B.O., R.A. Villano, I.W. Patrick, and G.E. Battese (2015). Determinants of crop-livestock diversification among rural farm households in Ghana: Implications for policy. A paper presented at the 59th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Rotorua, New Zealand, 10-13th February, 2015.

Asante, M.D. (2015). Characterization of diverse rice accessions for protein content and its correlation with starch properties. Proceedings of 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Food Processing & Technology August 10-12, 2015, London, UK. J. Food Process Technol. DOI: 10.4172/2157-7110.S1.023

Asante, M.D., P.K.Y. Dartey, W. Dogbe, G.K. Acheampong, S. Abebrese, R.K. Bam, E. Annan-Afful, A. Oppong, P. Acheampong, E. Asamoah, R. Quaye and M. Mensah (2015). Release of Arize 6444 Gold hybrid rice. Presentation to National Variety Release Committee, Ghana at CSIR-CRI, Kumasi, 11th September, 2015

Benedicta Nsiah Frimpong, Grace Bolfrey-Arku, Afiavi R. Agboh-Noameshie, and Jonas Osei-Adu (2015). Improving Incomes of Rural Women through Better Parboiling Processes in Ghana. Book of Abstracts; Tropentag Conference 2015 on Management of Land use systems for enhanced food security- conflicts, controversies and resolutions. September 16-18, 2015, Humboldt-Universatat zu Berlin, Germany.

Frimpong, F., Amponsah, S., Agyeman, K. Owusu Amoah, K., Dankwa, H., Osei-Adu, J. (2015) Aquaponics based food system project. Interdisciplinary AGEP Winter School, University of Hohenheim - A World without Hunger Conference. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1605.5127

Manu-Aduening, J.A., Peprah, B.B., Prempeh, R., Ribeiro, P., Lamptey, J.N.L.,Oppong, A., Bolfrey-Arku, G., Aubyn, A., Adu-Kwarteng, E., Acheampong, P., Nsiah, Frimpong, B., Agyemang, A., Lotsu, E. and Ohene Djan, O. (2015). Release of cassava varieties, April 2015. A report presented to the National Variety Release Committee, sponsored by CSIR-CRI, Alliance for Green Agricultural Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the West African Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP)

Nunoo Isaac, Beatrice Darko Obiri and Nsiah Frimpong Benedicta. From Deforestation to Afforestation: Evidence from Cocoa Agroforestry Systems. XIV World Forestry Congress, Durban, South Africa, 7-11, September, 2015

Nunoo I and Benedicta Nsiah Frimpong (2015). Factors Affecting Adoption of Organic Cocoa Farming in Ghana. IFOAM (Asian-Pacific) Regional Conference on Marketing Innovation in Organic Farming. 2-3 October, 2015. Goesan, South Korea. Pp 120-123

BOOK CHAPTER

Quain, M.D., M.O. Adu-Gyamfi, R.N. Prempeh, D. Appiah-Kubi, A. Agyeman and V. Amankwaah (2015). Molecular Fingerprinting and Selection of Appropriate Media for Rapid Multiplication of Three Released Yam Varieties in Vitro in Ghana. Biotechnology, ISBN 978-953-51-4157-0. Edited by Deniz Ekinci, Publisher: InTech. Book Chapter 2 Pp 33 – 57.