Theses Abstracts Cohort 1

  • INFLUENCE OF GENOTYPE, AGE OF FRUIT AT HARVEST AND AFTER-RIPENING ON SEED QUALITY IN GARDEN EGGS (Solanum aethiopicum)

    ABSTRACT

    The objective of this study was to determine the influence of genotype, age of fruit at harvest and after-ripening on seed quality of Solanum aethiopicum (Solanum gilo). Two genotypes of garden read more...

  • INFLUENCE OF GENOTYPE, FRUIT MATURITY AND POST HARVEST RIPENING ON GERMINATION AND EARLY SEEDLING PERFORMANCE IN SOME PEPPER   (Capsicum sp.) GENOTYPES

    ABSTRACT

    An experiment to evaluate the influence of fruit maturity and after ripening on germination and early seedling performance in Pepper (Capsicum spp.) was conducted at the read more...

  • EFFECT OF Trichoderma harzianum ON TOMATO (Solanum lycopersicum L.) SEED GERMINATION, SEEDLING VIGOUR AND ROOT-KNOT INCIDENCE OF TOMATO FIELDS

    ABSTRACT

    Tomato is a major crop of high economic importance cultivated worldwide and yields highly per unit area of land compared with other tropical vegetables. One of the major read more...

  • THE ROLE OF QUALITY SEED IN RICE PRODUCTION - A CASE STUDY OF THE DAWHENYA IRRIGATION SCHEME

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    Rice, which is considered as one of the most agriculturally significant crops in the world, responsible for providing two thirds of the total calorie intake of more than 3 billion people in Asia and one third of the total read more...

  • ASSESSMENT OF THE QUALITY OF CERTIFIED SEEDS SOLD AT RETAILERS SHOPS IN FOUR SELECTED REGIONS OF GHANA

    ABSTRACT

    Quality seed is a major asset not only for farmers but also other end users who rely on it for optimum production. This study was undertaken to assess the quality of certified seeds sold on the market in four of read more...

  • RELATIVE SUSCEPTIBILITY OF SELECTED MAIZE SEED VARIETIES TO THE MAIZE WEEVIL (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky) IN GHANA

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    Studies were carried out under ambient laboratory conditions of 25 ± 2°C and 70 ± 5% RH to determine the relative susceptibility of eighteen (18) maize varieties to attack by the maize weevil, read more...

  • EFFICACY OF SEED TREATMENTS ON MAIZE (Zea mays L.) SEED GERMINATION, PLANT ESTABLISHMENT, GROWTH AND YIELD

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    Maize (Zea mays L.) is an important cereal crop worldwide and a staple food crop consumed in most developing countries. Maize yields in Ghana are constrained by poor seed quality, seed and soil borne read more...

  • THE EFFECTS OF YELLOW MOULD AND AFLATOXIN CONTAMINATION ON SEED GERMINATION, VIGOUR AND YIELD OF GROUNDNUT (Arachis hypogaea L.)

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    Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an important oilseed and one of the world’s major food legume crop. Aflatoxin contamination remains a significant problem in Africa and Asia and has read more...