Mr. Beloved Mensah Dzomeku
Principal Research Scientist
Phone (Mobile):+233 24 4763722 / +233 20 8211366
Academic Qualification: M.Phil Botany; B.Sc (Hons) Gh. Dip Edu
Area(s) of Specialization: Plant physiology, integrative phenomics, fruit physiology, innovative technology development, project development, business plan development
Mr Beloved Mensah Dzomeku attended University of Ghana and holds an M. Phil degree in Botany with specialty in plant physiology. He joined the CSIR-Crops Research Institute in 1996 and have been conducting research on Musa (plantains and bananas). He lead the plantain research program at CSIR-Crops Research Institute.
His research interest is in integrative phenomics of plants-this involves the detailed analyses of physiological parameters, considers the underlying processes, their genetic basis as well as environmental impacts and agricultural practices. This approach is valuable for practical applications because complex crop phenotypes with quantitative features and their response to environmental variation cannot be understood and predicted based solely on the genes specific to a single macroscopic phenotype. He is also focusing on developing allometric growth relationships of complex crops. His research also focuses on development of appropriate technology for value addition to farm residue to generate wealth. Furthermore, He is involved in sustainable intensification agriculture, soil fertility and water dynamics, as well as nutrient and carbon fluxes. Development of extension package for best nutrient management practices into agricultural extension program including developing training materials.
Jacobsen, Enoch Kikulwe, Peter Kromann, P. Lava Kumar, Margaret McEwan, Netsayi Mudege, Kwame Ogero, Richardson Okechukwu, Ricardo Orrego, Bernardo Ospina, Louise Sperling, Stephen Walsh & Graham Thiele (2018): Understanding root, tuber, and banana seed systems and coordination breakdown: a multi-stakeholder framework, Journal of Crop Improvement, 32(5): 599-621, DOI:10.1080/15427528.2018.1476998
4. Dzomeku, B.M.; Nketia, J. D. and Darkey, S.K., 2017. Allelopathic effects of Tectona grandis and Leucaena leucocephala aqueous extracts on germination and growth of Zea mays and Vigna unguiculate Journal of Biology and Nature 8(2): 70-76, 2017.
5. Mensah, O. E.; Dzomeku, B. M.; Amoako, P. O.; Owusu-Nketia, S. and Dapaah, H. K. 2017. Sucker multiplication in plantain using chicken manure as a substrate supplement. African Journal of Plant Science. Vol. 11(5):168-173.