Dr. Alexander Wireko Kena

Senior Lecturer

Dept: Crop and Soil Sciences
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture Building Complex
Room FF 22

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High-Throughput phenotyping using AI-based imagery tools Open-source software development for agricultural researchers using R programming Trait d...~more

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    Amoah, N.K.A., Akromah, R., Kena, A.W., Manneh, B., Dieng, I., Bimpong, I.K., 2020. Mapping QTLs for tolerance to salt stress at the early seedling stage in rice (Oryza sativa L.) using a newly identified donor ‘Madina Koyo.’ Euphytica 216, 156. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10681-020-02689-5

    Annor, B., Kena, A.W., Asare Bediako, K., 2023. Variability among West African okra (Abelmoschus spp. L.) accessions based on quantitative traits. Ecological Genetics and Genomics 26, 100156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egg.2022.100156

    Appiah-Kubi, D., Asibuo, J.Y., Butare, L., Yeboah, S., Appiah-Kubi, Z., Kena, A.W., Tuffour, H.O., Akromah, R., 2022. Heat Stress Tolerance: A Prerequisite for the Selection of Drought- and Low Phosphorus-Tolerant Common Beans for Equatorial Tropical Regions Such as Ghana. Plants 2022, Vol. 11, Page 2352 11, 2352. https://doi.org/10.3390/PLANTS11182352

    Asare, S., Kena, A.W, Amoah, S., Annor, B., Osekre, E.A., Akromah, R., 2023. Screening of maize inbred lines and evaluation of hybrids for their resistance to fall armyworm. Plant Stress 8, 100148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stress.2023.100148

    Asungre, P.A., Akromah, R., Kena, A.W., Gangashetty, P., 2022. Assessing the adaptability and stability of new pearl millet hybrids for grain yield, grain iron, and zinc content in Ghana using AMMI analysis. Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology 2022 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1007/S12892-022-00147-3

    Asungre, P.A., Akromah, R., Kena, A.W., Gangashetty, P., 2021a. Assessing production constraints, management and use of pearl millet in the Guinea Savanna Agro-ecology of Ghana. African Journal of Plant Science 15, 288–298. https://doi.org/10.5897/AJPS2021.2183

    Asungre, P.A., Akromah, R., Kena, A.W., Gangashetty, P., 2021b. Genotype by Environment Interaction on Grain Yield Stability and Iron and Zinc Content in OPV of Pearl Millet in Ghana Using the AMMI Method. International Journal of Agronomy 2021, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/9656653

    Kena, A.W., Ewool, M.B., Akromah, R., 2021. Development of High Pro-Vitamin A Enriched Hybrid Maize Varieties in Ghana, in: Acquaah, G. (Ed.), Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding. John Wiley and Sons, West Sussex, pp. 232–235.

    Obeng, J., Tuyee Awuah, R., Kena, A.W., Armooh, B., 2021. Identification of an Aspergillus isolate with potential for biocontrol of Phytophthora palmivora, causal agent of black pod disease of cocoa. Journal of Crop Protection 10, 375–390.

    Oteng-Frimpong, R., Kassim, Y.B., Danful, R., Akromah, R., Kena, A.W., Forson, S., 2019. Modeling groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) performance under drought conditions. Journal of Crop Improvement 33, 125–144. https://doi.org/10.1080/15427528.2018.1542363

    Owusu, E.Y., Kusi, F., Kena, A.W., Akromah, R., Attamah, P., Awuku, F.J., Mensah, G., Lamini, S., Zakaria, M., 2022a. Genetic control of earliness in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L) Walp). Heliyon 8, e09852. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.HELIYON.2022.E09852

    Owusu, E.Y., Kusi, F., Kena, A.W., Akromah, R., Awuku, F.J., Attamah, P., Mensah, G., 2022b. Generation means analysis of the key earliness-related traits in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp). Scientific African 17, e01289. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.SCIAF.2022.E01289

    Owusu, E.Y., Kusi, F., Kena, A.W., Akromah, R., Awuku, F.J., Attamah, P., Mensah, G., Lamini, S., 2022c. Parental evaluation, polymorphic loci marker survey and allelism study of earliness in cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp). Ecological Genetics and Genomics 25, 100146. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.EGG.2022.100146

    Pipatpongpinyo, W., Korkmaz, U., Wu, H., Kena, A.W., Ye, H., Feng, J., Gu, X.Y., 2019. Assembling seed dormancy genes into a system identified their effects on seedbank longevity in weedy rice. Heredity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41437-019-0253-8

    Savolainen, V., Clottey, V.A., Doubi, B.T.S., Konan, J.L., Quain, M., Bezeng, B.S., Logah, V., Kena, A.W., Osekre, E.A., Atuah, L., Angui, C.M.V., Ameka, G., Turkson, B., Boatemaa, A., Anankware, J.P., Boafo, H.A., Agyei-Dwarko, D., Collins, C.M. (Tilly), 2020. Systems thinking creates opportunities for a circular economy and sustainable palm agriculture in Africa. Current Research in Environmental Sustainability. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crsust.2020.05.001

    Suza, W.P., Kena, A.W., Akromah, R., Mugwanya, N., Zeller, M.F., 2018. Fear holds back gene-edited crops - educate the public. Nature 563, 626. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-07547-y

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