INSTITUTION: Savanna Agricultural Research Institute
QUALIFICATION: Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
AREA OF SPECIALISATION: Agronomy
NATIONAL COLLABORATION: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research -Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI)
RESEARCH AREA : Evaluating the influence of fertilizer application and the time of harvesting on the yield of white yam in the forest zone of Ghana.
The trial was conducted at the CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CRI) experimental fields to evaluate the effects of organic and inorganic fertilizers, and time of harvesting on the yield and quality of white yam (Dioscorea rotundata). The experiment was a 4×3 factorial arranged in a Randomised Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications. The treatments consisted of four fertilizer rates [(i) No fertilizer (ii) 4t poultry manure (PM) per hectare (iii) 300kg NPK 15:15:15/ha (iv) 2t poultry manure + 150kg NPK 15:15:15/ha and three harvesting times [(i) milking at 20 weeks after planting (WAP) (ii) milking at 24 WAP and (iii) harvesting at 32 WAP].
Collaborators were: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research -Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI).
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Determination Of Appropriate Input Requirements For Soybean, Cowpea And Groundnut In Northern Ghana
Objectives include; to determine the responses of soybean, cowpea and groundnut to integrated applications of P, K and Boost Xtra at different locations, and also to evaluate the impact of biophysical conditions on above responses
The research work, under the N2Africa Project, was to determine the appropriate input requirements for soybean, cowpea and Groundnut in northern Ghana through the integrated use of selected mineral fertilisers (P and K fertilisers), foliar fertilizer (Boost Xtra) organic manure and inoculant (legumefix).
The trial was installed using a split-plot arrangement in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with four (4) replications per site. Inoculation is the main plot and the fertilizer type is the sub-plot for soybean and cowpea whereas Lime (CaO) is the main plot and fertiliser type as sub-plot for groundnut.
Evaluation of different soybean varieties for yield, BNF and acceptability by farmers in the Upper West region.
Objectives include To determine the response of different soybean varieties to rhizobium inoculation with or without phosphorus (P). To evaluate the impact of biophysical conditions on above responses and to assess the acceptability of new soybean varieties by farmers
A split plot design arranged in RCBD with 4 replications where inoculation: i) + inoculants ii) – inoculants was the main plots and soybean variety: i) Anidaso ii) Jenguma iii) TGX 1448-2E iv) Salintuya v) TGX 1834-5E vi) Quarshie were the sub-plots.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Evaluation of the performance of eight (8) groundnut genotypes resistant to aflatoxin
testing of improved groundnut lines tolerant to aflatoxin through conducting participatory on-farm evaluation of the performance of 10 groundnut genotypes (consisting of 8 aflatoxin resistant lines from ICRISAT, one improved variety (Nketia-SARI) and a popular local variety (Chinese) in Wa West district in the Upper West Region
Collaborators ICRISAT and IITA
TECHNOLOGIES/INNOVATIONS DEVELOPED AND MAKING IMPACT ON LIVES AT VARIOUS SOCIETAL OR SOCIAL LEVEL
Come technplpgies the have impacted the lives of farmemers are
The introduction of the inoculant technology a practice that has gained farmers’ interest due to its ability to increase yields of legumes
Introduction to farmers appropriate leguminous crops fertilisers and fertilization techniques for increased yields and income levels
IMPACT OF RESEARCH ON COMMUNITIES
Farmers’ adoption of high yielding legume varieties as well as legume production technologies to improve income levels for improved living standards of households.
PUBLICATIONS AND JOURNALS
1. Asieku1, E. Otoo2*and E. Asare3Yield and Storage Characteristics of White Yam Dioscorea rotundata Poir) as Influenced by Fertilizer Application and Time of Harvesting in Forest Zone of Ghana.
Journal of Scientific Research & Reports 8(6): 1-7, 2015; Article no.JSRR.5522 ISSN: 2320-0227
Issah Sugri1*, Moses Osiru2, Asamoah Larbi 3, Samuel S. J. Buah 1, Stephen K. Nutsugah1, Yahaya Asieku1 and Salim Lamini1. Aflatoxin management in Northern Ghana: Current prevalence and priority strategies in maize (Zea mays L).
Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest: Vol. 6(6), pp. 48-55, June, 2015. DOI: 10.5897/JSPP2015.0184. Article Number: 927F7F953781. ISSN 2141-6567 ©2015.