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Alfred Arthur
Name: Alfred Arthur
Position: Soil Science Division-Research Scientist
Qualification: Bsc. (Hons.), Agriculture, Kumasi, PhD. (Soil Science) Kumasi

Research Interests:
  • Cocoa farming and biodiversity conservation.
  • Nutrient cycling in cocoa and coffee ecosystems.
  • Soil nutrient dynamics in cocoa cropping systems.
  • Development of cocoa pod husk compost for soil improvement.
  • Fertilizer requirement for cashew
Achievements:
  • Lecturer: Department of crop and soil science, KNUST, August-Septmeber, 2010
  • Demonstrator and Research Assistant, KNUST, 2006-2009
  • Part time lecturer: Department of Agribusiness, Valley View University (VVU), Techiman campus, March-June, 2010
Membership of Association:
  • Ghana Science Association
Selected Publications:
  • Padi FK, Adu-Gyamfi P, Akpertey A, Arthur A, Ofori A. 2013. Differential response of cocoa families to field establishment stress. Plant Breeding 132: 229 - 236.
  • Effect of decomposing crop residues on soil properties and crop productivity in the semi-deciduous forest zone of Ghana; PhD Thesis.