Agriculture

Agriculture Research Papers/Topics

Rural Women And The High Forest of Ghana; A Case Study of The Nkawie Forest District

ABSTRACT Abruquah, E. 1996. Rural women and the high forest of Ghana: a case study of Nkawie Forest District. M.F. Report. Faculty of Forestry, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. 128 pp. (Advisor: J.K. Naysmith, PhD). Key words: forest conservation, forest resources, non-timber forest produce, deforestation, rural women, land degradation, taungya farming. A comprehensive record of rural women and forestry at the community level in one district in Ghana has been developed. The...

Performance of Small Ruminants Fed Crop Residue Supplemented With Tree Leaves And Shrubs.

ABSTRACT Three experiments were conducted to determine the performance of small ruminants fed crop residue supplemented with tree leaves and shrubs. Experiment 1 was undertaken to determine the chemical composition of eight browse species harvested during the dry and wet seasons of Ghana. Also, the chemical compositions of untreated rice straw (RS), sodium hydroxide treated rice straw (STS) and urea ammoniated rice straw (UTS) were determined. Samples were analyzed for Dry matter, Crude prot...

Logging Residue From The Tropical High Forests in The Western Region of Ghana

ABSTRACT Eshun, A. A. 2000. Logging residue from the tropical high forests in the Western Region of Ghana. 161 pp. M.Sc.F. thesis, Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Major Advisor: Dr. H. Gary Murchison. Key words: Western Region of Ghana, logging residue, volume estimation, harvesting efficiencies, sample size, biomass equations, volume equations, residue utilization. In the face of increasing demand for industrial wood and the...

Importance, Source And Control Of Bacteria Wilt Disease In Greenhouse Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) In Southern Ghana

ABSTRACT Bacterial wilt of tomato is a devastating disease in greenhouse in southern Ghana where most greenhouses are sited. This study was conducted to assess farmer’s knowledge and experiences on the prevalence, detection, spread and control of the disease in greenhouses in Volta, Eastern, Central and Greater Accra regions of Ghana. The disease incidence and severity was also determined and the causal organism of the disease isolated from diseased tissues and characterized using morpholo...

Propagation And Molecular Characterisation Of Rubber Tree (Hevea Brasiliensis Muell. Arg.) In Ghana

ABSTRACT The study was aimed at the propagation and molecular characterisation of some introduced clones of Hevea brasiliensis in Ghana. Propagation of H. brasiliensis by stem cuttings and in vitro techniques was used to study alternative procedures for mass production of rubber planting materials. Brown and green stem cuttings of Clone I and Clone II were soaked for 6 hours in 0.0-22.5g/L NAA followed by propagation in a nursery bag filled with nutrient-rich soil. Only the brown stem cuttin...

Assessment Of Training Neeeds And Challenges Of Mainstreaming Electronic Media Production For Extension Services In Imo State

Abstract The advancement in electronic media is increasingly liberalizing the dissemination of agricultural information, such that farmers can now on their own access information before ever they are communicated to them by extension agents. Therefore, for extension to maintain its relevance and functions, extensionists must acquire the skills/abilities necessary to maintain/control what (contents) farmers are sourcing from the media. In the light of this, the study was designed to assess th...

Perceptions And Adaptation Strategies Of Rice Farmers To Climate Change In Adaklu District, Ghana

ABSTRACT Climate variability is one of the great challenges facing smallholder farmers in Ghana and more specifically rice farmers. The main objective of this study was to assess the perceptions and adaptation strategies of rice farmers to climate change in Adaklu district. Specifically, the study sought to, i) determines rice farmers’ perceptions of climate change; ii) estimate the adaptive capacities of rice farmers to climate change; iii) identify the adaptation strategies used by rice ...

Increasing Water Productivity of Irrigated Rice Through Varying Nitrogen And Water Management Methods

ABSTRACT Globally, rice (Oryza sativa L.) is the third largest cultivated cereal crop with about 79 million hectares of irrigated lowlands providing 75% of the world’s rice production. Its productivity depends on many factors including Nitrogen (N) fertilizer and water management. This study was conducted to determine the effect of water management and N fertilizer on growth and yield of rice. The study also sought to evaluate the cost effectiveness of water use under various water managem...

Variation in Floral Morphology, Fruit Set And Seed Quality of Garden Egg (SOLANUM AETHIOPICUM VAR GILO) Germplasm in Ghana.

ABSTRACT Two field experiments and a laboratory experiment were conducted at the University of Ghana, Farm, Legon and the Department of Crop Science respectively between June 2012 and May 2013 to determine the variation in floral morphology, fruit set and seed quality of twelve garden egg accessions. A randomized complete block design was used for the field experiments while a completely randomized design was used for the laboratory experiment. Data were collected on vegetative, reproductive...

Genetic Variability In Dura Oil Palm (Elaeis Guineensis Jacq) Germplasm Collected In Ghana

ABSTRACT The success of any breeding programme depends to a large extent on the amount of genetic variability present in the working population at the disposal of the breeder(s). An experiment was set out to assess the genetic variability among 79 accessions of natural dura oil palm collected in Ghana and conserved at OPRI by evaluating 18 agro-morphological traits, 11 years after field planting. The 79 dura oil palms accessions were laid out in an augmented design with two checks on each blo...

Constraints To The Adoption Of The Yam Minisett Technology In The Northern Region, Ghana.

ABSTRACT The development and transfer of the yam minisett technology has the potential to be the solution to the problem of unavailability and high cost of planting material (seed yam) in the yam production industry. However, the adoption of this technology by farmers in the Northern Region has been reported as quite low. This study was therefore conducted to determine the constraints to the adoption of this potentially useful technology. This survey research was undertaken in four purposivel...

Morphological And Molecular Characterization Of Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench) Cultivars In Northern Ghana

ABSTRACT Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] is the fifth most important cereal crop of the world and second most important cereal crop grown in Africa. It is an important food and fodder crop in the semi-arid tropics of Africa, where it is used for making different kinds of food. In Ghana, it serves as a principal source of energy, protein, vitamins and mineral nutrients for the people in the Northern Regions. Having data on the existing diversity especially at the genotypic level in plant...

Effect Of Inorganic And Organic Fertilizers On The Yield, Fruit Quality And Soil Fertility Of Late Valencia (Citrus Sinensis (L.) Osbeck).

ABSTRACT An experiment to determine the effect of inorganic and organic fertilizers on the yield, fruit quality and soil fertility of Late Valencia (Citrus sinensi (L.) Osbeck) was carried out at the Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Centre, Kade in the semi-deciduous forest agro-ecological zone on a 13year old citrus orchard. The experiment was conducted in a randomized complete block design with four replications. The experiment consisted of six treatments: (I) 9 t/ha Oil palm empty f...

A Comparative Study Of Reproductive And Early Life Growth Performance Of Three Stocks of The African Catfish, Clarias Gariepinus, (BURCHELL, 1822) In Ghana

ABSTRACT A comparative study was carried out into the reproductive and early life growth performance of three stocks of the African catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Burchell 1822) in Ghana under pond culture system at Aquaculture Research and Development Center (ARDEC) in Akosombo in the Eastern Region from January, 2009 to October, 2009. Broodstocks of C. gariepinus were collected from Kumah Farms in Kumasi (Ashanti Region), the Pacific Farms in Ashaiman (Greater Accra Region) and ARDEC at Akos...

Interactions Between Schistocerca Gregaria (Forskal) And Locusta Migratoria Migratorioides (Reich & Farmaire) In Relation To Phase Polymorphism

A B S T R A C T iv Cross pheromone-mediating releaser effects between the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria gregaria, and the African migratory locust, Locusta migratoria migratorioides, were investigated in olfactometer bioassays. These were compared with responses of gregarious individuals of the two locust species to their own air-borne volatiles. Similar to previous reports, nympha1 and adult stages of S. gregaria responded strongly to their own volatiles; immature and mature adults re...


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