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Mission

To undertake research aimed at developing appropriate technologies and strategies for healthy and economic cultivation of coffee.

Strategic research areas
  • Improving soil conditions and fertility:
    • - Mulching to improve soil conditions and fertility.
    • - Fertilizer (inorganic, organic, foliar) application to improve soil fertility, plant growth and yield.
  • Weed control:
    • - Application of chemical weed control.
    • - Mulching as weed control method.
    • - Use of cover crops as a weed control method
  • Improving soil conditions and fertility:
    • - Mulching to improve soil conditions and fertility.
    • - Fertilizer (inorganic, organic, foliar) application to improve soil fertility, plant growth and yield.
  • Disease and pest control:
    • - Development of appropriate and environmentally friendly disease and pest control strategies.
List of projects
  • Integrating Cedrela odorata into into Robusta coffee cultivation
  • Investigating the productivity of coffee through the combined application of mulch, fertilizers and weed control.
  • Effects of poultry manure and its combinations with cocoa pod husk ash on yield of Robusta coffee
  • Evaluation of folia fertilizer formulations on yield of mature coffee
  • Evaluation of folia fertilizer formulations on growth and yield of coffee
  • Diversifying coffee cultivation through interplanting with fruit crops
  • Investigating the use of cover crops for weed control in coffee (Coffea canephora)
Disciplines and team members involved in the activities of the thrust
   
S. Konlan Agronomy
M.O. Opoku-Agyemang Agronomy
A. Arthur Soil Science
E. Anim-Kwapong Plant Breeding
R. Adu-Acheampong Entomology
M. K. Assuah Plant Pathology
K. Acheampong Plant Physiology
F. Aneani Economics
F. Owusu-Ansah Statistics