Prof. Vincent Logah

Associate Professor


Dept: Crop and Soil Sciences
Department of Crop & Soil Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, KNUST

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Research Areas/Interests

Prof. Logah conducts research in carbon and nutrient cycling in tropical ecosystems, soil management and conservation, climate-smart agriculture, etc....~more


Publications

    1. Bougma, A.B., Ouattara, K. Compaore, H., Nacro, H.B., Melenya, C., Mesele, S.A., Logah, V., Azeez, J.O., Veenendaal, E. and Lloyd, J. (2022). Soil aggregate stability of forest islands and adjacent ecosystems in West Africa. Plant and Soil, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-022-05302-x
    2. Bayou, A.B., Ewusi-Mensah, N., Logah, V. and Hunegnaw, D.K. 2021. Legume-Rhizobium Specificity Effect on Nodulation and Biomass Partitioning of Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.). Scientific Reports 11:3678, doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-83235-8.

    3. Issifu, H, Vergeer, P., Ametsitsi, G.K.D., Klijn, J., Sartorelli, P., Tanson, M., Bayor, H., Logah, V., van Langevelde, Veenendaal, E. (2021). Response of tropical tree seedlings in the forest-savanna boundary to combined effects of grass competition and fire. Biotropica 53:1082-1095, doi.org/10.1111/btp.12948

    4. Diop, M., Quansah, C, Logah, V and Dembele, G. (2021). Soil fertility erosion on cropland: impact of tillage and soil amendments in Ghana. Journal of the Ghana Science Association 20(1): 33-41.

    5. Tetteh, E.N., Danquah, E.O., Abunyewa, A.A., Ocansey, C., Boakye, E.A., Tuffour, H.O., Logah, V., Twum-Ampofo, K., Dzomeku, B.M., Yeboah, S and Barnes, V.R. (2021). Plantain-Tree Rubber Intercropping Systems Improved Productivity in the Tropical Humid Zone of Ghana, West Africa. International Journal of Agronomy, https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/3240686.

    6. Anokye, J., Logah, V and Opuku, A. 2021. Soil carbon stock and emission: estimates from three land-use systems in Ghana. Ecological Processes 10(1):1-13.
    7. Logah, V., Tetteh, E.N. Adegah, E.Y., Mawunyefia, J., Ofosu, E.A. and Asante, D. 2020. Soil carbon stock and nutrient characteristics of Senna siamea grove in the semi-deciduous forest zone of Ghana. Open Geosciences 12:443-451 https://doi.org/10.1515/geo-2020-0167
    8. Bashagaluke, J.B., Logah, V., Opoku, A., Sarkodie-Addo, J. and Opoku, A. 2020. Crop nutrient uptake and productivity of four tropical cropping systems under biochar amendment. Agronomy Journal 112: 2664-2675.
    9. Ewusi-Mensah, N., Mensah, P, Logah, V and Ofori, P. 2020. Compost inoculated with Azotobacter sp: impact assessment on eggplant (Solanum melongena) productivity and soil nutrient status in Ghana. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 66(2): 208-219.
    10. Ametsitsi, G., van Langevelde, F., Logah, V., Janssen, T., Issifu, H., Olivier, L., Adjei-Gyapong, T., Adu-Bredu, S., Lloyd, J. and Veenendaal, EM. 2020. Fixed or Mixed? Variation in Tree Functional Types and Vegetation Structure in a Forest-Savanna Ecotone in West Africa. In press: Journal of Tropical Ecology, https://doi.org/ 10.1017/S0266467420000085.
    11. Agbeshie, A.A., Logah, V. Opoku, A. Tuffour, H.O., Abubakari, A. and C. Quansah. 2020. Mineral nitrogen dynamics in compacted soil under organic amendment. Scientific African, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2020.e00488.
    12. Garba, M., Bakang, J.A. and V. 2020. Household socioeconomics factors and soil fertility management on millet fields of southwestern Niger. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development 20(1): 15287-15303
    13. Allito, B.B., Ewusi-Mensah, N and Logah, V. Legume-rhizobium strain specificity enhances nutrition and nitrogen fixation in faba bean (Vicia faba L.). In press: Agronomy 10, 826; doi:10.3390/agronomy10060826
    14. Savolainen, V. Clottey Attuquaye, ….., Logah, V…. 2020. Systems thinking creates opportunities for a circular economy and sustainable palm agriculture in Africa. Current Research in Environmental Sustainability 1: 31-34.
    15. Bashagaluke, J.B., Logah, V., Opoku, A., Tuffour, H.O., Sarkodie-Addo, J. and Quansah, C. 2019. Soil loss and runoff characteristics under different soil amendments and cropping systems in the semi-deciduous forest zone of Ghana. Soil Use and Management 35(4): 617-629
    16. Okebalama, C.B., Safo, E.Y., Yeboah, E. Abaidoo, R.C. and Logah, V. Vegetative and reproductive performance of maize to nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers in Plinthic Acrisol and Gleyic Plinthic Acrisol. Journal of Plant Nutrition 42(6): 559- 579
    17. Hiama, P.D., Ewusi-Mensah, N., Logah, V. Nutrient uptake and biological nitrogen fixation in cowpea under biochar-phosphorus interaction. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences 29(6): 1654-1663
    18. Tetteh, E.N., Abunyewa, A.A., Tuffour, H.O., Berchie, J.N., Acheampong, P.P., Twum-Ampofo, K., Dawoe, E., Logah, V., Agbenyega, A. Ennin, S.A., Nunoo, I. Melenya, C, Danquah, E.O., Barnes, V.R. and Tetteh, S.P. 2019. Rubber and plantain intercropping: Effects of different planting densities on soil characteristics. PLoS ONE 14(1): e0209260
    19. Tetteh, E.N., Twum-Ampofo, K., Abunyewa, A.A., Acheampong, P.P., Nunoo, I. Berchie, J.N., Dzormeku, B.M., Adjei, A.E, Frimpong, F., Logah, V. & Melenya, C. 2019. A logistical analysis of factors and perception of smallholder rubber farmers to intercrop: A case study involving rubber/plantain intercropping system in Ghana. 2019. Agricultural and Food Science Journal of Ghana 12:1023-1038
    20. Bashagaluke, J.B., Logah, V, Opoku, A., Sarkodie-Addo, J. and Quansah, C. 2018. Soil nutrient loss through erosion: Impact of different cropping systems and soil amendments in Ghana. PLoS ONE 13(12): e0208250. https://doi.org/10.1371/ journal.pone.0208250, December 2019,
    21. Djagbletey, E., Logah, V, Ewusi –Mensah, N. & Oppong, H.O. 2018. Carbon stocks of the Guinea Savanna of Ghana: Estimates from three protected areas. Biotropica 50 (2): 225- 233, DOI: 10.1111/btp.12532, August 2018
    22. Okebalama, C.B., Ibrahim, A., Safo, E.Y., Yeboah, E. Abaidoo, R.C. and Logah, V., Uzoh, I.M. 2017. Fertilizer micro-dosing in West African low - inputs cereals cropping: Benefits, challenges and improvement strategies. African Journal of Agricultural Research 12(14): 1169 -1176, April 2017
    23. Garba, M., Logah, V., Wildemeersch, J., Mahaman, S., Yadji, G., Quansah, C., Bonsu, M., Cornelis, W., Abaidoo, R.C. 2016. Improvement in physical quality of a sahelian Arenosol and implications on millet yield. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 62(7): 947 – 962.
    24. Okebalama, C.B., Safo, E.Y., Yeboah, E. Abaidoo, R.C. and Logah, V. 2016. Fertilizer microdosing in the humid forest zone of Ghana: An efficient strategy for increasing maize yield and income in smallholder farming. Soil Science Society of America Journal 80:1254–1261, doi:10.2136/sssaj2016.03.0065.
    25. Okebalama, C.B., Safo, E.Y., Yeboah, E. Abaidoo, R.C. and Logah, V. Fertilizer use and management practices among maize and cowpea smallholder farmers in Ghana. Tropicultura 34(2): 113- 126.
    26. Aidoo, R., Osekre, E.A., Logah, V. and Bakang, J.A. 2016. Economic benefits of biological control of cassava green mite in Ghana. Journal of Development of Agricultural Economics 8(7): 172-185. 
    27. Sonko, L.B., Sarkodie-Addo, J. and Logah, V. 2016. Integrated application of mineral nitrogen and cattle manure to improve nitrogen use efficiency and grain yield of maize. World Journal of Agricultural Research 4(5): 147-152, January 2016.
    28. Tetteh, E.N., Logah, V., Ampofo, K.T. and Partey, S.T. 2015. Effect of duration of reclamation on soil quality indicators of a surface- mined acid forest oxisol in South – Western Ghana. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 23(2): 63 -72
    29. Tetteh, E.N., Ampofo, K.T. and Logah, V. Adopted practices for mined land reclamation in Ghana: a case study of Anglogold Ashanti Iduapriem mine Ltd. Journal of Science & Technology 35(2):77-88, August 2015.
    30. Baah, F.A., Osekre, E.A., Mochiah, M.B. and Logah, V. 2015. Effect of different levels of nitrogen in liquid fertilizer on the population dynamics and within plant distribution of Aphis gossypii and Thrips palmi and yield of eggplant. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture 9(1):1-10, July 2015.
    31. Melenya, C., Logah, V., Aryee, D., Abubakari, A., Tuffour, H.O. and Yeboah, I.B. 2015. Sorption of phosphorus in soils in the Semi - deciduous forest zone of Applied Research Journal 1(3): 169 -175, May 2015
    32. Melenya, C., Bonsu, M., Logah, V., Quansah, C., Adjei – Gyapong, T. Yeboah, I.B., Tuffour, H.O and Abubakari, A. 2015. Carbon sequestration in different land use systems and its impact on climate change. Applied Research Journal 1(3): 164 – 168.
    33. Serme, I., Korodjouma, K., Logah, V. Taonda, J.B., Pale, S., Quansah, C. and Abaidoo, R.C. 2015. Impact of tillage and fertility management options on selected soil physical properties and sorghum yield. International Journal of Chemical and Biological Sciences 9(3): 1154-1170.
    34. Serme, I., Ouattara, K., Logah, V. and Taonda, J.B., Quansah, C. Ouattara, B. and Abaidoo, R.C. 2015. Impact of tillage and fertility management on Lixisol hydraulic characteristics. 2015. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research 7(2): 80-92.
    35. Ewusi-Mensah, N., Logah, V. and Akrasi, E.J. 2014. Impact of different systems of manure management on the quality of cowdung. Communication in Plant and Soil Analysis 46 (2): 137-147, DOI:10.1080/00103624.2014.967854.
    36. Ocloo, C.Y., Quansah, C. Logah, V. and Amegashie, B.K. 2014. The impact of different levels of soil compaction on soil physical properties and root growth of maize and soybean seedlings. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 22(2):17-30
    37. Danso, I., B.N. Nuertey, B.N., F. Danso, Anim Okyere, S., Andoh-Mensah, E., Osei - Bonsu, A., Logah, V. and Larbi, E. 2014. The economics of using phosphate rock under matured oil palm in the semi-deciduous forest zone in Ghana. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology 7(2): 210-213.
    38. Logah, V., Ewusi-Mensah, N., Tetteh, E.N., Quansah, C. and Danso, I. 2013. Seasonal variations of soil microbial biomass under different nutrient management and cropping systems on a Ferric Acrisol in Ghana. Journal of Tropical Agriculture 51 (1-2): 98 -104, January, 2019
    39. Logah, V., Atobrah, V., Essel, B., Bosomtwe, A. and Acquah, A. 2013. Phosphorus uptake and partitioning in maize as affected by tillage on Dystric Cambisol and Ferric Acrisol in Ghana. Journal of the Ghana Science Association 15(1): 9-23
    40. Logah, V., Ewusi-Mensah, N. and Tetteh, F.K.M. 2011. Soil organic carbon and crop yield under different soil amendments and cropping systems in the Semi – deciduous forest zone of Ghana. Journal of Plant Sciences 6(4): 165 -173.
    41. Ewusi-Mensah, N., Logah, V. and Fening, J.O. 2011. Short- term effects of organic and inorganic fertilizer applications on soil microbial properties. South Asian Journal of Experimental Biology 1(4): 202-207
    42. Logah, V, Safo, E.Y and Quansah, C. 2011. Evaluation of Nitrogen Mineralization Dynamics Following Amendments Application under Cropping Systems on a Ferric Acrisol in Ghana. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development 2(2): 133-137.
    43. Logah, V., Safo, E.Y. Quansah, C. and Danso, I. 2010. Soil microbial biomass carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics under different amendments and cropping systems in the Semi-deciduous forest zone of Ghana. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 17:121-133
    44. Danso, I., Nuertey, B.N., Asamoah, T.E.O., Tetteh, F.M., Danso, F., Afari, P.A., Safo, E.Y. and Logah, V. The effect of rock phosphate on soil nutrient dynamics, growth, development and yield of oil palm in the semi-deciduous forest zone of Ghana. Journal of Science and Technology 30(1): 30-44.
    45. Bougma, A.B. Ouattara, K., Compaore, H. Nacro, H.B. Melenya, S.A. Mesele, VLogah, V. Azeez J.O., Veenendaal, V. and Lloyd, J. 2020. Soil aggregate stability of forest islands and adjacent ecosystems in West Africa. SOIL (Under Review).
    46. Bayou Bunkura Allito, Nana Ewusi-Mensah, Vincent Logah. Legume-Rhizobium Specificity Effect on Nodulation and Biomass Partitioning of Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.). 2020. Scientific Reports (In press).
    47. Jalamang, C., Logah, V., Osekre, E.A. and Kwoseh, C. 2018. Leaf nutrients content of tomato and incidence of insect pests and diseases following two foliar applications. Journal of Plant Nutrition 41(2): 159-167, DOI: 10.1080/01904167.2017.1382524, January 2018
    48. Baidoo, E., Ametsitsi, G.D.K., Logah, V., Veenendaal, E., Lloyd, J. 2019. Edaphic characteristics of thicket vegetation and adjacent ecosystems at Kpong in the Coastal Savanna of Ghana. 44th New Phytologist Trust Symposium, Accra, Ghana, Abstract, p. 45, August 2019
    49. Ametsitsi, G.D.K. Van Langevelde, F., Janssen, T., Medina- Vega, J.A. Issifu, H., Ollivier, L., Adu-bredu, S., Logah, V., Vergeer, P., Lloyd, J. & Veenendaal, EM. 2019. Sharp transitions with soft edges? Three years of field observations reveal multiple firemediated feedbacks in a forest-savanna ecotone in West Africa. 44th New Phytologist Trust Symposium, Accra, Ghana, Abstract, p. 40, August, 2019.
    50. Melenya, C., Logah, V., Quesada, C.A., Azeez, J.O., Compaore, H., Tetteh, Ouattara, Mesele, S.A., Bougma, A.B., Veenendaal and J. Lloyd. 2017. Soil carbon and nitrogen stocks of forest islands in West Africa. International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter, Wageningen Soil Conference, August, 2017, Abstract page 62.
    51. Mesele, S.A., Azeez, J.O., Ajiboye, G.A., Soaga, J.A., Melenya, C. Bougma, A.B., Logah, V, Dubbin, W., Compoare, H., Ouattara, K and Lloyd, J. 2017. Soil Mineralogy of forest islands in West Africa. Wageningen Soil Conferences, August, 2017.
    52. Bougma, A.B., Ouattara, K., Copaore, H., Nacro, H.B., Logah, V., Azeez, J.O., Melenya, C., Mesele, S.A., Saiz, G., Veenendaal, E.M. and Lloyd, J. 2017. Soil physical and hydraulic properties of ‘forest islands’ and adjacent ecosystem types in West Africa. ILEAPS 2017 Conference, Oxford, UK, 11-14 September, 2017.
    53. Ewusi-Mensah, N., Logah, V. and Mensah-Bonsu, E. 2014. Evaluating the capacity of compost based bio-fertilizer in enhancing soil chemical properties and yield of eggplant. Africa Green Revolution Student Conference on building a new generation of agricultural scientists, Nairobi, Kenya, pp. 167 (Abstract). December 2014.
    54. Serme, I., Ouattara, K., Quansah, C., Taonda, J.B., Abaidoo, R.C., Logah, V. and Saibou, S. 2014. Adaptation of selected soil and water conservation practices to the south sudan zone of Burkina Faso. Africa Green Revolution Student Conference on building a new generation of agricultural scientists, Nairobi, Kenya, pp. 161 (Abstract), December 2014
    55. Essel, B, Logah, V. and Quansah, C. 2014. Tillage effects on phosphorus use efficiency of Maize. Africa Green Revolution Student Conference on building a new generation of agricultural scientists, Nairobi, Kenya, pp. 47 (Abstract), December 2014
    56. Logah, V., Atobrah, V., Essel, B., Bosomtwe, A. Acquah, A. 2014. Phosphorus use efficiency in maize as affected by tillage: Implications for food security in two agro-ecological zones in Ghana. Academy of Science of South Africa Annual Young Scientists Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, pp. 16 (Abstract), October, 2014.
    57. Opoku, A., Fosu, M., Yeboah E., Logah, V. and Ewusi-Mensah, N. (2016). Mineral fertilizers on Ghanaian market. ISFM Fact Sheet Series No. 003.Ghana Soil Health Consortium, Kumasi, 2pp.
    58. Logah, V. and Ewusi – Mensah, N., Opoku, A., Fosu, M.and Yeboah E (2016). Manure handling and storage. ISFM Fact Sheet Series No. 001.Ghana Soil Health Consortium, Kumasi, 2pp.

     

     


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