Theses Abstracts Cohort 4

  • DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-YIELDING AND STABLE MAIZE (ZEA MAYS L.) HYBRIDS TOLERANT TO LOW SOIL NITROGEN  - ABSTRACT

    Maize is Ghana’s most important cereal crop and is grown by the vast majority of rural households. It is widely consumed throughout the country, and is the second most important staple food in Ghana, after cassava. Low soil nitrogen (N) impedes maize production in the read more...

  • MARKER ASSISTED SELECTION FOR POST-FLOWERING DROUGHT TOLERANCE IN SORGHUM BICOLOR [L.] MOENCH  - ABSTRACT

    Sorghum is the second most important cereal crop after pearl millet in terms of area planted, production, and per capita consumption in Mali. Production of sorghum is declining due to several reasons including lack of sorghum hybrids and adapted varieties tolerant to read more...

  • BREEDING COWPEA [VIGNA UNGUICULATA (L.) WALP.] FOR STRIGA [STRIGA GESNERIOIDES (WILD.) VATKE] RESISTANCE USING MARKER ASSISTED SELECTION IN NIGER  - ABSTRACT

    Striga gesnerioides (Wild.) Vatke is the main biotic constraint restricting yield of cowpea in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in general and particularly in Niger. The available resistant varieties developed so far read more...

  • DEVELOPING SUPERIOR CASSAVA [MANIHOT ESCULENTA (CRANTZ)] VARIETIES USING PARTIAL INBREDS  - ABSTRACT

    Studies were carried out to identify farmers’ preferences for cassava varieties and desired traits in Edo State. A pre-visit was made to the federal and state ministry of agriculture and to the local community heads to get the primary information. Focus group discussions were read more...

  • GENETIC IMPROVEMENT OF LOCAL SORGHUM (SORGHUM BICOLOR L. MOENCH) VARIETIES FOR DROUGHT TOLERANCE TRAITS - ABSTRACT

    Drought is the major abiotic factor limiting crop production worldwide and sorghum is one of the most drought tolerant grain crops that have the ability of addressing food insecurity in semi-arid areas. However, it is exposed recurrently to severe forms of drought read more...

  • GENETIC ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL NITROGEN FIXATION RELATED TRAITS IN COWPEA [VIGNA UNGUICULATA (L.) WALP] UNDER LOW SOIL PHOSPHORUS - ABSTRACT

    Little information is available on the genetics of nitrogeng fixation traits in cowpea, especially in soils deficient in phosphorus prevailing in the humid forest zone (HFZ). In this zone, farmers are usually not consulted in the read more...

  • GENETIC ANALYSIS OF DROUGHT TOLERANCE IN COWPEA [VIGNA  UNGUICULATA (L.) WALP] - ABSTRACT 

    Agriculture in SSA is under serious threat due to water shortage, population pressure and climate change. Cowpea, a protein-rich legume crop which is an important component in the diets of rural and urban people of the tropics and sub-tropical regions of the world thus plays a significant read more...