PROFILE-HEAD OF DIVISION
Name:Emmanuel Amoakwah (PhD)
Area of specialization:Biochar, Soil chemistry, Soil fertility and Plant nutrition, Soil pedology.
University:University of Cape Coast (Ghana), The Ohio State University (U.S.A.), Aarhus University (Denmark).
Year of completion: 2018.
1. Amoakwah, E., Frimpong, K.A., Okae-Anti, D., and Arthur, E. (2017). Soil water retention, air flow and pore structure characteristics after corn cob biochar application to a tropical sandy loam; Geoderma, 307: 189-197. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2017.08.025
2. Amoakwah, E., Frimpong, K.A., and Arthur, E. (2017). Corn cob biochar improves aggregate characteristics of a tropical sandy loam; Soil Science Society of America Journal, 81 (5): 1054-1063. doi:10.2136/sssaj2017.04.0112
3. Frimpong, K.A., Amoakwah, E., Osei, B.A., and Arthur, E. (2016). Changes in Soil Chemical Properties and lettuce yield response following incorporation of biochar and cow dung to highly weathered acidic soils; Journal of Organic Agriculture and Environment, 4 (1): 28-39. http://oaptin.org/index.php/JPAEN/article/view/3
4. Amoakwah, E., Van Slycken, S., and Essumang, D.K. (2014). Comparison of the Solubilizing Efficiencies of Some pH lowering (Sulphur and (NH4)2SO4) amendments on Cd and Zn mobility in soils; Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 93:187–191. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-014-1319-1
5. Amoakwah E, Van Slycken, S., Tack, F.M.G., Essumang, D. (2013). Assessing the Extraction Efficiency of CaCl2 and Rhizon Extraction Methods after the Application of Organic Matter and CaCl2 as Soil Amendments to Enhance the Mobility of Cd and Zn. J Environ Anal Toxicol 3: 167. doi:10.4172/2161-0525.1000167.
6. Amoakwah, E. and Frimpong, K. A. (2013). Relationships between potassium forms and selected physico-chemical properties of some Ghanaian soils along a toposequence; ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, VOL. 8, NO. 7, 525-533.
7. Amoakwah et al., 2013. A Comparison of the Solubilizing Potential of Some Aminopolycarboxylic Acids, Hortrilon® and Fetrilon® for Use in Phytoextraction; Open Journal of Soil Science, 3, 182-190. doi: 10.4236/ojss.2013.34021
8. Amoakwah E., Frimpong-Manso J., Essumang D. K. (2013). Assessing the Efficacy of Imidacloprid, 20% SL as an Insecticide against Aphids in Cultivated Okra Plants in a Tropical Ecosystem: A Case Study of Mamponteng – Kumasi, Ghana for the 2011 and 2012 Cropping Period. ARPN Journal of Science and Technology, VOL. 3, NO. 4., 390-395.
1. Amoakwah, E., and Islam, K.R. 2017 International Scholar Research Exposition, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. “Soil water retention, air flow and pore structure characteristics after corn cob biochar application to a tropical sandy loam” (November 17, 2017). https://oia.osu.edu/scholar-researchexposition/research-summaries-2017/4804-soil-water-retention-air-flow-and-pore-structurecharacteristics-after-corn-cob-biochar-application-to-a-tropical-sandy-loam.html
2. Amoakwah, E., Frimpong, K.A., and Arthur, E. Tropentag 2017 International conference on Tropical and sub-tropical agriculture, natural resources and rural development, University of Bonn, Germany. “Corn cob biochar improves aggregate characteristics of a tropical sandy loam” (September 21, 2017). http://www.tropentag.de/2017/proceedings/proceedings.pdf
3. Amoakwah, E., Frimpong, K.A., and Arthur, E. Islam, K.R. 2017 International Annual Meetings, ASA, CSSA and SSSA, Tampa, Florida, “Corn cob biochar effects on tropical soil aggregate stability and aggregate-associated C and N contents.” (October 24, 2017). http:/scisoc.confex.com/crops/2017am/webprogram/start.html
4. Amoakwah, E., Frimpong, K.A., and Arthur, E. Islam, K.R. International Annual Meetings, ASA, CSSA and SSSA, Tampa, Florida, “Biochar effects on microbial community profiling of a tropical sandy loam” (October 24, 2017). http:/scisoc.confex.com/crops/2017am/webprogram/paper106525.html
5. Rafiq Islam, Emmanuel Amoakwah, Abouelnadr Reda, Botir Khaitove, Natalia Didenko, Yogendra Raut, and Vinayak S. Shedekar (2017). Aggregate protected carbon and nitrogen pools in response to different tillage systems. https://scisoc.confex.com/crops/2017am/webprogram/Paper106976.html
6. Rafiq Islam, Emmanuel Amoakwah, Abouelnadr Reda, Botir Khaitove, Natalia Didenko, Yogendra Raut, and Vinayak S. Shedekar (2017). A new method to measure particulate organic carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur pools as early indicators of soil quality. https://scisoc.confex.com/crops/2017am/webprogram/Paper106942.html
7. Amoakwah, E., Kemp-Benedict, E., Baron, J., Morris, J., Fosu, M., and Islam, K.R. 2017 Water for Food Global Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.A. “Identifying potential areas for scaling up successful agricultural water management technologies: A case study of the White Volta Basin in Ghana using the TAGMI tool” (11th April, 2017).
1. Amoakwah et al., 2017. “The Road out of Poverty”. 2017 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium, World Food Prize, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A., October 18-20, 2017.
2. Amoakwah et al. 2013. Climate change, food production and agricultural sustainability in Africa. World Food Prize, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, October 16 – 19, 2013. https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2013/11/12/borlaug-fellows-gain-inspiration-insight-during-worldfood-prize
3. Amoakwah et al., 2013. Challenges faced by young professional scientists in developing a career path in irrigation. First World Irrigation Forum and 64th International Executive Council meeting. Mardin, Turkey, September 29 – October 5, 2013.