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Mr. Alex Asante Afrifa
Name: Mr. Alex Asante Afrifa
Position: Head, Soil Science Division-Prin. Research scientist
Qualification: Bsc. (Hons.) Agriculture, Kumasi, M.Phil. (Soil Science)U.K.

Research Interests:
  • Fertilizer use efficiency using soil index, isotope labeling technique and field performances of crops. Studies on soil fertility and plant nutrition of Cocoa and Coffee.
Selected Publications:
  • Afrifa, A. A., Zaharah, A.R. Adu-Ampomah, Y.; Appiah, M.R.; Ofori-Frimpong, K. (2005), Use of 32P and 15N to determine the efficiency of utilization of phosphorus and nitrogen fertilizers in cocoa seedlings. In: Proceedings, 14th International Cocoa Research Conference, Accra Ghana, 2003. Pp. 231-237.
  • Afrifa, A. A., Zaharah, A.R. Adu-Ampomah, Y.; Appiah, M.R.; Ofori-Frimpong, K. (2005), Using 32P soil injection technique in the root activity studies of Gliricidia sepium., Journal of the Ghana Science Association 5(1): 45-52.
  • Afrifa, A. A.; Ofori-Frimpong, K. Appiah, M. R.; Acquaye, S. Snoeck, D. (2007). Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium budget under the cocoa ecosystem: produce harvesting phase. In:Proceedings, 15th International Cocoa Research Conference, San Jose, Costa Rica. 2006. Pp. 395-404.
  • Afrifa, A. A.; Ofori-Frimpong, K.; Abekoe, M. K. (2007). Boron levels in soils cropped to coffee and their relationships to some soil properties in Ghana. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 11: 189-196.