Mr. Beloved Mensah Dzomeku

Mr. Beloved Mensah Dzomeku
Principal Research Scientist 
Plant Physiologist
Phone (Mobile):+233 24 4763722 / +233 20 8211366 
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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

Research Interest(s):

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.

Recent publications:

1. Jeffery W. Bentley, Jorge Andrade-Piedra, Paul Demo, Beloved Dzomeku, Kim
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
2. Bam, R.K.; Naidoo, S.; Varghese, B. ; Dzomeku, B.M.; Appiah-Kubi, Z. and Pammenter, N.W. 2018.  Impacts of delayed field curing on rice seed quality in a tropical environment. Experimental Agriculture (1-8.)
3. Quain, M.D.;  Agyeman A.; Okyere, E. and Dzomeku, B.M. 2018. Unravelling Genetic Make-up of Some Musa hybrids and Selected Musa Accessions Using Molecular and Morphological Characterisation. International Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology (17 (16): 541-551.)
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.
6. Mensah, O. E; Dapaah, H.; Dzomeku, B. M.; Amoako, P.O. and Owusu-Nketia, S., 2017. Parent Planting Materials’ Effect On Sucker Multiplication Of Plantain. International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies (IJIRAS) Vol. 4 (1): 102-107.
7. Dzomeku, B.M.; Darkey, S.K.; Bam R. K.; Sarkodie Addo, J. and Wuensche, J.  2016. Exploratory assessment of potential mycorrhization of two landraces of plantain. Journal of Basic and Applied Research International. 18 (3):146-151.
8. Dzomeku, B.M.; Sarkordie-Addo, J.; Darkey S.K.; Bam, R.K.; Wünsche, J. and Staver, C. 2016.  Responses of Leaf Stomatal Parameters to Induced Water Stress and its Relationship with Stomatal Conductance in False Horn Plantain. International Journal of Plant & Soil Sciences. 12 (2):1-14.
9. Hillary Mireku Bortey and Beloved Mensah Dzomeku, 2016. Fruit and seed quality of okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench] as influenced by harvesting stage and drying method. Indian J. Agric. Res., 50 (4): 330-334.
10. Darkey, S.K.; Okorley E.L.; Gyimah, N.A; Bluwey, F.A. and Dzomeku, B.M. 2016. Production and Marketing Challenges of Vegetable Farming: A case Study of Kumasi Metropolis of Ashanti Region, Ghana. Agricultural and Food Science Journal of Ghana. Vol 9: 1-8.
11. Osei-Bonsu, I; Dzomeku, B. M.; Offei K. B.; Osei, M.K., Agyeman, K.; Ekyem, S.O. and Berchie, J.N. 2016. Assessing Flood Tolerance Potential of Papaya Germplasm at the Juvenile Stage. International Journal of Plant and Soil Science 9(6):1-14.
12. Adjaloo, M.K.; Ankomah, A.A.; Yeboah-Gyan, K. and Dzomeku, B.M. 2015. Nectar Production Dynamics in Two Melliferous Plant Species. Genetics and Plant Physiology 5 (2):145-161.