On-Going Research & Production Activities

Several on-site trials and research activities (by both staff and students) meant to enhance the practical training of students and extension services to neighbouring communities are run at the Department's production sites on campus and Duayaw-Nkwanta. These include:


Comparative studies of soil amendments in seedling propagation and also in the production of vegetables and maize Formulation, supplementation and inclusion of local materials in animal feed Introduction of sesame in farming systems as a cultural pest control strategy and an alternate food security crop.


The commercial production and showcasing of maize, yam and tree crops as an extension strategy in neighbouring communities Adopting improved storage structures and on-farm value addition for maize and yam.


Community interactions to identify the roles and incentive demands of inhabitants of the Diabaa forest.


Comparative studies of organic and inorganic fertilizers on the growth and yield performance.


Assessing the effects of difference transplanting ages of pepper seedlings on their growth and yield Adoption rates of good post-harvest practices by maize and tomato farmers and traders in the Techiman Municipality


Design, construction and testing of domestic solar tent dryers Survey of pesticide use and application patterns among food crop farmers in the neighbouring communities Perception of food crop farmers on the retention of trees on their farms in the Savannah Eco zone.


Assessing the yield and growth performance of carrots on three different planting media. Comparative studies on the growth and yield performance of tomato using different organic manure. Anti-nutritional factors in false yam and their effects on physiology and metabolism on chicken production


Effect of plastic waste ingestion on the health of small and large ruminants Introduction of sesame in farming systems as a cultural pest control strategy and an alternative food security crop. Design, construction and performance of solar flat glass plate collectors using various cover materials.

Research and Publications

Djang-Fordjour, K.T, Annor, S.Y. and Obour, S. A., and Djang-Fordjour, H., (2014). Growth and reproduction performance of Grasscutters (Thryonomys swinderianus) fed different levels of protein supplement. Academic Journal of Hanan City University, China. Sintim, H. O., Jackai. L., Fry, J. L., Dingha, B. N., Rodriguez, B.M (2013). Speciality Crops in North Carolina Piedmont: Making Meaningful Choices for Sustainable Pest Suppression (IMP).


In Abstract of the 17th Biennial Research Symposium of the Association of Research Directors (ARD), Inc. April 2013, Jacksonville, FL, USA. Sintim, H. O. (2014) A preliminary survey of endemic arthropods associated with sesame in Ghana Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment 1291: 8PP Sintim H. O. (2013) Performance of Pimenta Dioica L. Leaf Extract as an Attractant for Bactrocea Invader Drew, Tsurust &White (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Citrus Sinesis(Osbeck) Plantation in Ghana. International Journal of Agricultural Science Research 2(10) 298-306 Sintim H.O (2015).


A comparative analysis of two traps in estimating cockroach prevalence in public buildings in the tropics. Processing of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Science & Technology, Kumasi- October 2015. Pp1-18 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.140/RG.2.1.2860.6807


Ewunkem J. A, L. E. N., Sintim, H.O., Dingha BN (2014). Comparing the impact of a neonicotinoid and bio rational Agroneem on herbivorous and beneficial arthropods on cowpea and tomato. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology A4:585-596


Sintim H.O., Yeboah Badu VI, Akotsen Mensah C, Ansah Duodu K. (2014). A faunistic description of endemic arthropods associated with sesame. Advances in Natural Science 7:1-7


Sintim H.O., (2014) A justification for advances in natural products in plant and grain protection. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series # VII, Sunyani, Ghana app 408-423 Akotsen- Mensah C., Sintim H.O., Brentus C. F., Amanor I. (2013).


Performance of pimenta dioica L. Leaf extract as an attractant for Bactrocera invadens Drew, Tsuruta and White (Diptera: Tephritidae) in citrus sinensism (Osbeck) plantaions in Ghana. International Journal of Agricultural Science Research 2. (10) 298-306


Jackai L. E. N., Sintim, H.O., Fry J. L., Dingha B. N., Rodriguez B. M. (2013). Specialty crops in the North Carolina Piedmont: making meaningful choices for sustainable pest suppression (IPM). 17TH Biennial Research Symposium of the Association of Research Directors (ARD), Inc. April 2013, Jacksonville, FL, USA.


Sintim H. O., Tashiro T., Motoyama N. (2012). Effect of sesame leaf diet on detoxification activities of insects with different feeding behaviour. Archives of insect Biochemistry and Physiology 81 (3): 148-159 Fry J. L., Sintim H. O., Jackai L. E. N. (2012). Transitioning from conventional to organic production of vegetables: The role of pest management. Southern SAWG poster proceedings. January 2012, Little Rock AR, USA


Flanery M.C., Sintim H. O., Raczkowski C. V., Dingha B.N., Jackai L. E. N. (2011) Synergy in bio rational insecticides used on collard greens, Brassica oleracea, infested with diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella. Phytopathology 101: S53 Sintim, H.O. Jackai L.E.N, Dingha B.N. (2011). Evaluating the sole usage of bio rational pesticides for pest management on vegetables. Southern Region-American Society of Horticultural Scientist proceedings February 2011, Corpus Christi TX, USA. Republished in HortScience 46 (9) S2 (Abstr), Sintim, H. O., Tashiro T, Motoyama N. (2010). Insect spectrum of a mixed cultivar sesame field. Agricultura Tropica et Subtropica. 43(4):325-332 Sintim, H. O., Yeboah Badu VI. (2010). Evaluation of sesame (Sesamum indicum) production in Ghana. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences. 6 (3): 653-662 Sintim, H. O., Tashiro T, Motoyama N. (2008).


Screening for potential bioactive varieties of Sesamum indicum (L) Pedaliaceae, using the diamondback moth as the test insect. In: Shelton AM; Collins HL; Zhang Y. (Eds.) The management of diamondback moth and other crucifer pests: proceedings of the 5th International workshop, Beijing 2006. China Agricultural Science and Technology Press, Beijing. Pp.250-257 Sintim H. O. (2012) Redefining Technology for those working with dirt in a seque to organic culture. . Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series VII.


Technology for Development in Ghana. 18th -21st November, 2012. Sunyani Polytechnic Fry J.L., Sintim H. O., Jackai L.E.N. (2012). Transitioning from conventional to organic production of vegetables: The role of pest management. Southern SAWG poster proceedings. January 2012, Little ROCK AR, USA. Flanery M. C., Sintim H. O., Raczkowski, C. W., Dingha B. N., Jackai L. E. N. (2011) Synergy in bio rational insecticides used on collard greens, Brassica olercea, infested with diamondback moth, Plutellaxylostella. Phytopathology 101: S53 Sintim H. O., Jackai L. E. N., and Dingha B.N. (2011).


Evaluating the sole usage of bio rational pesticides for pest management on vegetables. Southern Region –American Society of Horticultural Scientist proceedings February 2011, Corpus Christi TX, USA. Republished in Hortscience 46(9) S2 (Abstr), 30p Sintim H. O., Tashiro T., Motoyama N. (2010) Insect spectrum of a mixed cultivar sesame field. Agricultural Tropical et Subtropical. 43(4): 325-332. Sintim H.O., Yeboah Badu VI (2010). Evaluation of sesame (sesamum indicum) production in Ghana. Journal of animal and plant sciences.6 (3):653-662


Sintim H. O., Tashiro T., Motoyama N. (2009). Response of the cutworm spodoptera litura to sesame leaves or crude extracts in diets. Journal of insect's science 9:1-13 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1673/031.009.5201 Sintim H. O., Tashiro T., Motoyama N. (2008). Screening for potential bioactive varieties of Sesamum indicum (L) Pedaliaceae, using the diamondback moth as the test insect. In: Shelton AM; Collins HL; Zhang Y (Eds.): The management of diamondback moth and other crucifer pests: proceedings of the 5th International workshop, Beijing 2006. China agricultural Science and Technology Press, Beijing. Pp...250-257.


Sasu, K. A., Okyere-Boateng, S. and Gyansah, S. T. (2010). Indigenous Art and Job Creation: A case study of Rathan and Bead-Making in some Traditional Crafts Communities in Ashanti. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series V Conference Proceeding, Pp 102-117. ISBN: 978-9988-0-9955X


Sasu, K. A. and Obour, A. S. (2012). Encouraging Active Stakeholders Participation in Protected Areas and Poverty Reduction Activities; Lessons from Ghana. Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation Biology Journal, June 2011.


Robinson, L. W. and Sasu, K. A. (2013). The Role of Values in a Community-based Conservation Initiative in Northern Ghana. Environmental Ethics Journal, Toronto, Canada


Sasu, K. A., Okyere-Boateng, S and Gyansah, S.T (2013). Adapting to Impacts of Oil Production in the Jubilee Oilfields Host Communities. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series 7 Proceedings (Accepted for Publication)


Sasu, K. A and Robinson, L (2010). Bring Back the Bushbuck Workshop Report: A grassroots initiative for knowledge mobilization and community-based conservation. PAPR


Working Paper No. 6

Robinson, L. and Sasu, K. A. (2011). Methodology Note for Kunlog CREMA Bushbuck Workshop. PAPR Working Paper N0. 6. Arthur, J. L., and Sasu, K. A. and Amofah K. (2010). Proceedings of Brong Ahafo Research and Extension Centre May 2010 Conference. Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH, Saarbrucken, Germany.


Okyere-Boateng, S., Sasu K. A. and Amofah, K (2012). Polytechnic Education and International Collaboration in Capacity Building: A case Study of Sunyani Polytechnic. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series 6 Proceedings, Sunyani. Robinson, L.W. and Sasu, K.A. (2013). The Role of Values in a Community-based Conservation Initiative in the Northern Ghana. Environmental Ethics Journal, Toronto, Canada.


Sasu, K.A., Okyere-Boateng, S. and Gyansah, S.T. (2013). Adopting to impacts of oil production in the jubilee oilfields Host Communities. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series 7, Proceedings. (Accepted for Publications)


Sasu, K.A. and Robinson, L. (2010). Bring back the bushbuck Workshop Report: A grassroots initiatives for knowledge mobilization and community-based conservation.


PAPR Working paper Arthur, J. L., and Sasu, K. A. (2010). Proceedings of Brong Ahafo Research and Extension Centre May 2010 Conference. Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH, Saarbrucken, Germany.


Okyere-Boateng, Sasu, K. A. and Amofah K. (2010). Polytechnic Education and International Collaboration in Capacity Building: A Case study of Sunyani polytechnic. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series 6, Proceedings, Sunyani Ahadze, K. Y. and Agbeli, V. T. A. (2012). Effect of Moringa Oleifera Leaf Meal as a partial substitute for soya bean meal on performance of Cobb broiler birds. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series VII. Technology for Development in Ghana. 18th -21st November, 2012. Sunyani Polytechnic.


Ahadze, K. Y. (2012). Effect of dietary protein level of laying performance of laying birds. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series VII. Technology for Development in Ghana. 18th -21st November, 2012. Sunyani Polytechnic Ahadze, K. Y. (2012) Comparing foreign and local pelleted fish feed on growth performance of tilapia niloticus. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series VII. Technology for Development in Ghana. 18th -21st November, 2012. Sunyani Polytechnic Asumadu-Mensah, S. (2012).


Assessing the roles and incentives demand by the Fringe community member in the Diaba Forest. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series VII. Technology for Development in Ghana. 18th -21st November, 2012. Sunyani Polytechnic Asumadu-Mensah, S. (2012). Preliminary Study of Maize Yield in selected communities in the Brong Ahafo Region. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series VII. Technology for Development in Ghana. 18th -21st November, 2012. Sunyani Polytechnic Mensah–Asumadu, S., Owusu-Adjapong, A. and Kusi-Appiah, T. A. (2012). Socio-Economic Effects of Bushfire in Ghana; The Brong Ahafosituation. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series VII. Technology for Development in Ghana. 18th -21st November, 2012. Sunyani Polytechnic


Mensah-Asumadu, S., Amankwaa, M. A., Korang –Amanquah, K. and Duodu, K. A. (2012). Assessing the storage practices and storage structures for maize in the Tano North District. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series VII. Technology for Development in Ghana. 18th -21st November, 2012. Sunyani Polytechnic


Duodu, K. A. (2012). Effect of smoke from senna siamea on ovipostion and development of sitophilus zeamais. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series VII. Technology for Development in Ghana. 18th -21st November, 2012. Sunyani Polytechnic. Ansah D. K., Sintim H. O, Awuah S., Ali E. J. and Oteng G. (2015). The adoption of temperate selected sesame accessions in the tropics: selected for Japan and grown in Ghana. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology 7(5): 47-55


Owusu-Adjapong A., Asumadu-Mensah, S, and Korang–Amanquah, K. (2012). Assessing level of adoption of some good cultural practices by cashew farmers in the Wenchi Municipality and their impact on the average yield of the crop. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series VII.


Technology for Development in Ghana. 18th -21st November, 2012. Sunyani Polytechnic Owusu –Adjapong, A. (2013). Bushfire prevention in Ghana: A look at the law. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series VII. Technology for Development in Ghana. 18th -21st November, 2012. Sunyani Polytechnic Adjapong, A. O, Baffour-Gyau P., Kusi-Appiah T.A, Asumadu, S. M and Sunday J.K. (2012). Socioeconomic effect of bushfire in Ghana; the Brong Ahafo situation. Presented at the Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series 7, November 2012


Baffour-Gyau P. and Adjapong, A. O. (2012). Bush fire prevention in Ghana: A look at the law. Presented at the Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series 7, November 2012 Sam, M. K., Adjapong, A.O., Oduro, W.K., Oppong, S.K., Danquah, E.K., Akom, E.K and Offori-Amanfo, R. (2014). Elephant occupancy versus ecological variables and human activities in the Goaso-Bia forest enclave. Presented at the First National Forestry Conference, 16-18 September 2014, CSIR-FORIG, Kumasi, Ghana, on the Contribution of Forests to Ghana’s Economic Development


Adjapong, A. O, Baffour-Gyau p., Kusi-Appiah T.A., Asumadu, S.M and Sunday J.K. (2012). Socioeconomic effect of bushfire in Ghana; The Brong Ahafo situation. Presented at the Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series 7, November 2012


Baffour-Gyau P. and Adjapong, A. O. (2012). Bush fire prevention in Ghana: A look at the law. Presented at the Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series 7, November 2012 Sam, M.K., Adjapong, A. O., Oduro, W. K., Oppong, S.K., Danquah, E.K., Akom, E. K. and Ofori –Amanfo6, R. (2014). Elephant occupancy versus ecological variables and human activities in the Goaso-Bia forest enclave. Presented at the First National Forestry Conference, 16-18 September 2014. CSIR-FORIG, Kumasi, Ghana, on the Contribution of Forests to Ghana’s Economic Development.


Adu-Tutu, F. Yeboah Asuamah, S., & Boamah, D. (2013). Are Demographic Variables Determinants Of Recycling Behaviour In Ghana? International Journal of Innovative Research and Development 2(7), 382-387.


Adu-tutu, F, Yeboah, A.S and Boamah, D. (2013) Environmental Concern: A Survey of student’s attitude in Sunyani Polytechnic International Journal of Innovative Research and Management 3(2)1-10.


Yeboah, A.S, Adu Tutu, F. Boamah, D. And Amponsah, L.(2013) Attitude towards Sustainable Agriculture: A Survey of Agriculture Science students in Sunyani Polytechnic Ghana, West Africa International Journal Of Research And Management,(2)2,29-40


Yeboah, A.S, Adu Tutu, F. Boamah, D. And Amponsah, L. (2012) What Is the Perception of Students Toward Environmental Sustainability? Journal of Natural Sciences and Management, 2(10), 114-121


Boamah, D., Yeboah Asuamah, S., &Adu-Tutu, F. (2013). A Survey of Students’ Knowledge Level of Climate Change in Ghana, West Africa. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development 2(7), 388-396