Blankson Wadie Amoabeng

Qualification: MPhil (Entomology)
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Designation: Research Scientist
Area (s) of Specialization: Insect Pest Mnagement

National Collaboration

International Collaboration

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.

Recent publications:

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.