Prof. Enoch Adjei Osekre

Associate Professor


Research Areas/Interests

Integrated Pest Management and Host Plant-Insect Interaction with focus on population dynamics of insect pests and their application to development of...~more


Publications

    • Darboe, L. S. and Osekre, E. A. (2021). Evaluation of Control Methods for Fruit

    Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) on Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus (Thumb) Matsum & Nakai) in The Gambia. Advances in Research 22(1): 81-91.

    • Azalekor, W., Afun, J. V. K., Osekre, E. A. and Ayewo, E. A. (2019). Health and Environmental impact of pesticide application in-and-around cocoa storage facilities in Ghana. Journal of Environmental Science and Pollution Research 5(2): 334-337.
    • Azalekor, W., Afun, J. V. K., Osekre, E. A. and Ayewo, E. A. (2019). assessment of resistance status of the major storage insect pests of cocoa to deltamethrin in Ghana. ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science 14(1): 9-14.
    • Amissah, S., Osekre, E. A., Nyadanu, D., Akromaha, R., Afun, J. V. K., Amoah,
    1. A., Owusu, G. A. and Adejumobi, I. I. (2019). Inheritance and combining ability studies on grain yield and resistance to maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais, Motschulsky) among extra early quality protein maize inbred lines. Ecological Genetics and Genomics 12: 1-10.
    • Bosomtwe, A., Danso, J. K., Osekre, E. A., Opit, G. P., Mbata, G., Armstrong, P. Arthur, F. H., Campbell, J. F., Manu, N., McNeil, S. G. and Akowuah, J. A. (2019). Effectiveness of the solar biomass hybrid dryer for drying and disinfestation of maize. Journal of Stored Products Research 83: 66-72.
    • Danso, J. K., Osekre, E. A., Opit, G. P., Arthur, F. H., Campbell, J. F., Mbata, G., Manu, N., Armstrong, P. and McNeil, S. G. (2019). Impact of storage structures on moisture content, insect pests and mycotoxin levels of maize in Ghana. Journal of Stored Products Research 81: 114-120.
    • Manu, N., Opit, G. P., Osekre, E. A., Arthur, F. H., Mbata, G., Armstrong, P., Danso, J. K., McNeil and Campbell, J. F. (2019). Moisture content, insect pest infestation and mycotoxin levels of maize in markets in the northern region pf Ghana. Journal of Stored Products Research 80: 10-20.
    • Danso, J. K., Manu, N., Osekre, E. A., Opit, G. P., Armstrong, P., Arthur, F. H., Campbell, J. F., Mbata, G. and McNeil, S. G. (2018). On-farm maize insect pest and mycotoxin levels in Ghana. Insect and fungal pathogens in maize stored in Ghana. Julius-Kuhn-Archi 462: 27-31
    • Danso, J. K., Manu, N., Osekre, E. A., Opit, G. P., Armstrong, P., Arthur, F. H., Campbell, J. F., Mbata, G. and McNeil, S. G. (2018). Insect and fungal pathogens in maize stored in Ghana. Julius-Kuhn-Archi 462: 931-933
    • Bosomtwe, A, Osekre, E. A., Opit, G. P., Mbata, G. N., Armstrong, P., Arthur, F. H., Campbell, J. F. and Nsiah, E. P. (2018). Evaluation of plastic and steel bins for the protection of stored maize against insect infestation in Ghana. Julius-Kuhn-Archi 462: 968-972
    • Manu, N., Osekre, E. A, Opit, G. P., Campbell, J., Arthur, F. H., Mbata, G., Armstrong, P. R. and Danso, J. K. (2018). Population dynamics of stored maize insect pests in warehouses in two districts of Ghana. Journal of Stored Products Research 76: 102-110.
    • Danso, J. K., Osekre, E. A., Opit, G. P., Manu, N., Armstrong, P., Arthur, F. H., Campbell, J. F., Mbata, G., McNeill, S. G. (2018). Post-harvest insect infestation and mycotoxin levels in maize markets in the middle belt of Ghana. Journal of Stored Products Research 77: 9–15.
    • Manu, N., Osekre, E. A, Opit, G. P., Campbell, J., Arthur, F. H., Mbata, G. Armstrong, P. R. and Danso, J. K. (2018). Population dynamics of stored maize insect pests in warehouses in two districts of Ghana. Journal of Stored Products Research 76: 102-110.
    • Atuahene-Mensah, F. and Osekre, E. A. (2018). Insect pests of sweet berry (Richardella dulcifica) (Schumach and Thonn) Baehi in Ghana. International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research 7(9): 186-211.
    • Danso, J. K., Osekre, E. A., Manu, N., Opit, G. P., Armstrong, P., Arthur, F. H., Campbell, J. F. and Mbata, G. (2017). Moisture content, insect pests and mycotoxin levels of maize at harvest and post-harvest in the Middle Belt of Ghana. Journal of Stored Products Research 74: 46-55.
    • Adams, B., Osekre, E. A. and Amoah, S. (2017). Evaluation of cowpea (Vigna munguiculata L.) genotypes’ growth and yield performance and resistance to the cowpea seed beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus F. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International 19(5): 1-9. ISSN: 2457-0591
    • Camara, J., Logah, V., Osekre, E. A. and Kwoseh, C. (2017). Leaf nutrients

    content of tomato and incidence of insect pests and diseases following two foliar applications. Journal of Plant Nutrition DOI: 10.1080/01904167.2017.1382524

    • Armstrong, P. R., McNeill, S., Manu, N., Bosomtwe, A., Danso, J. K., Osekre,

    E., Opit, G., 2017. Development and evaluation of a low-cost probe-type Instrument to measure the equilibrium moisture content of grain. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 33: 619-627.

    • Sulochana, P., George P. Opit, G. P., Osekre, E. A., Arthur, F. H., Bingham, G.

    V., Payton, M. E., Danso, J. K., Manu, N. and Nsiah, E. P. (2017). Field evaluation of the long-lasting treated storage bag, deltamethrin incorporated, (ZeroFly® Storage Bag) as a barrier to insect pest infestation. Journal of Stored Products Research 70: 44-52.

    • Antwi-Agyakwa, A. K., Osekre, E. A., Ninsin, K. D. and Adu-Acheampong, R.

    (2016). Insecticide handling in cocoa production in four regions in Ghana. Journal of Science and Technology 36(2): 1-9.

    • Aidoo, R., Osekre, E. A., Logah, V. and Bakang, J-E. A. (2016). Economic

    benefits of biological control of cassava green mite (CGM) in Ghana. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 8(7): 172-185.

    DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2016-0740

    • Anankware P. J., Osekre E. A., Ayizanga A. R., Opoku O., Adjei M. B., Obeng-

    Ofori D. and Khamala, C. M. (2016). Potential of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) as a replacement for fish/soybean meal in the diet of broilers. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Insects as Food and feed.

    • Anankware, P.J., Osekre, E.A., Obeng-Ofori, D., and Khamala, C. M. (2016).

    Identification and classification of common edible insects in Ghana. International Journal of Entomology Research 1(5): 33-39.

    • Anankware, P.J., Osekre, E.A., Obeng-Ofori, D., and Khamala, C.M. (2016).

    Factors that affect entomophagical practices in Ghana. Journal of insects as Food and Feed: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3920/JIFF2016.0007 pp 1-10.

     

    • Antwi-Agyakwa, A. K., Ninson, K. D., Osekre, E. A. and Adu-Acheampong, R.

    (2016). Effectiveness of bifenthrin against field populations of cocoa mirids, Distantiella theobroma (Dist.) and Sahlbergella singularis (Hagl) (Hemipteran: Miridae). Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science 36(2): 1-9

    • Antwi-Agyakwa, A. K., Ninson, K. D., Adu-Acheampong, R. and Osekre, E. A.

    (2017). Incipient bifenthrin resistance in field populations of cocoa mirids, Disatantiella theobroma (Dist.) and Sahlbergella singularis (Hagl) (Hemipteran: Miridae). Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science 51: 3-8

    • Aetiba, J. P. N. and Osekre, E. A. (2016). Management of insect pests of okra

    (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) using oxymatrine-based insecticide. Advances in Research 6(1): 1-7.

    • Antwi-Agyakwa, A. K., Osekre, E. A., Adu-Acheampong, R. and Ninson, K. D.

    (2015). Insecticide use practices in cocoa production in four regions in Ghana. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 23(1): 39-48.

    • Aetiba, J. P. N. and Osekre, E. A. (2015). Field evaluation of Levo botanical

    insecticide for the management of insect pests of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.). American Journal of Experimental Agriculture 8(1): 61-67

    • Anankware, P. J., Fening, F. O., Osekre, E. A. and Obeng-Ofori, D. (2015).

    Insects as food and feed: A review. International Journal of Agricultural Research Review 3(1): 143-151.

    • Baah, F. A., Osekre, E. A., Mociah, B. M. 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

    • Kollie, M. H. and Osekre, E. A. (2015). Impact of chlorpyrifos applied at

    different growth stages on insect pests of okra (Ablemoschus eschulentus). Journal of Global Agriculture and Ecology 2(1):6-16.

    • Fordjour, E., Osekre, E. A. and Braimah, H. (2015). Laboratory bioassays for

    physical and odour preferences in mango stone weevil (Sternochetus mangiferae (F.). Journal of Global Agriculture and Ecology 3(2): 127-136.

    • Kollie, M. H., Osekre, E. A. and Mochiah, M. B. (2014). Management of insect

    pests using chorpyrifos applications at different growth stages of tomato Solanum lycopersicum L. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare 4(14): 66-74.

    • Sam, G. A., Osekre, E. A., Mochiah, M. B. and Kwoseh, C. 2014. Evaluation of

    insecticides for the management of insect pests of tomato, Solanum lycopersicum L. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare 4(5): 49-57.

    • Osekre E. A., Abrahamani, J and Abudu, D. T. 2013. Evaluation of the efficacy

    of Levo 2.4 SL against the cowpea beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus (F) on stored cowpea grain. Journal of Ghana Science Association 15(1): 1-10. 

     

     

     

    • Kotey, D. A., Osekre, E. A., Badger, N. G. and Ahiatsi, E. N. 2013. Evaluation of

    eggplant, Solanum spp. germplasm against field insect pests’ infestation at Bunso in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare 3(18): 28-36

    • Osekre, E. A., L. Wright, J. J. Marois, and J. E. Funderburk. 2009. Flower

    inhabiting Frankliniella thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), pesticides, and Fusarium hardlock in cotton. Journal of Economic Entomology 102(3): 887-896.

    • Osekre, E. A., D. L. Wright, J. J. Marois, and J. E. Funderburk. 2009. Population

    dynamics and within plant distribution of Frankliniella spp. thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in cotton. Journal Environmental Entomology 38(4): 1205-1210.

    • Osekre, E. A., D. L. Wright, J. J. Marois, and D. J. Mailhot. 2008. Predator-prey

    interactions between Orius insidiosus (Heteroptera; Anthocoridae) and Frankliniella tritici (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in cotton blooms. Journal of Cotton Science 12: 195-201.

    •  Osekre, E. A, S. W. K. Gbewonyo, and J. N. Ayertey. 2002. Toxicity of palm oil

                to eggs and larvae of Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) on stored cowpea.      Insect Science Application. 22(3): 221-224.

    • Osekre, E. A., and J. N. Ayertey. 2002. Control of the cowpea beetle,

                Callosbruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) on stored cowpea    using vegetable oils. Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science 35: 103-110

    • Osekre, E. A, and M. O. Opoku-Agyeman. 2005. Evaluation of kerosene as a

    protectant against infestation of Callosobruchus maculatus and Sitophilus zeamais on stored cowpea and maize seeds. Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science 38: 81-85

    • Boateng, S. K., E. A. Osekre, L. M. Aboagye, and E. A. Yeboah. 2007. 

    Collection of edible wild fruits in Eastern region of Ghana.  Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science 40:  165–168.

    • Opoku-Agyeman, M. O., S. O. Bennett-Lartey, R. S. Vodouhe, C. Osei, E.

    Quarcoo, S. K. Boateng, and E. A. Osekre. 2004.  Morphological characterization of Frafra potato (Solenostenion rotundifolius) germplasm from the Savannah regions of Ghana.  Journal of Ghana Science Association 6(1): 65–72.

     

    1. PAPERS IN EDITED NEWSLETTERS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
    • Danso, J. K., Manu, N., Osekre, E. A., Opit, G. P., Armstrong, P., Arthur, F. H.,

    Campbell, J. F., Mbata, G. and McNeil, S. G. (2018). On-farm maize insect pest and mycotoxin levels in Ghana. Insect and fungal pathogens in maize stored in Ghana. Julius-Kuhn-Archi 462: 27-31

    • Danso, J. K., Manu, N., Osekre, E. A., Opit, G. P., Armstrong, P., Arthur, F. H.,

    Campbell, J. F., Mbata, G. and McNeil, S. G. (2018). Insect and fungal pathogens in maize stored in Ghana. Julius-Kuhn-Archi 462: 931-933

     

     

     

    • Bosomtwe, A, Osekre, E. A., Opit, G. P., Mbata, G. N., Armstrong, P., Arthur, F.

    H., Campbell, J. F. and Nsiah, E. P. (2018). Evaluation of plastic and steel bins for the protection of stored maize against insect infestation in Ghana. Julius-Kuhn-Archi 462: 968-972

    • Opit, G.P., Campbell, J., Arthur, F., Armstrong, P., Osekre, E., Washburn, S.,   

    Baban, O., McNeill, S., Mbata, G., Ayobami, I., and Reddy, P.V. (2014). Assessment of maize postharvest losses in the Middle Belt of Ghana. 11th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection. pp. 860-868. DOI: 10.14455/DOA.res.2014.134.

    • Osekre, E. A., D. L. Wright, J. Marois, B. Leite, and D. Mailhot. 2007.

                Controlling hardlock in cotton using insecticides. Univ. of Florida NFREC            Newsletter 9(3): 4

    • Osekre. E. A., D. L. Wright, J. Marois, and D. J. Mailhot. 2008. The impact of

                population dynamics of flower inhabiting Frankliniella thrips on cotton      hardlock disease. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference,             Nashville, Tennessee, 8-11th January, 2008. pp. 259-264.

     

    1. PAPERS IN UNEDITED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
    • Leite, B., J. Marois, D. Wright, A. Osekre, and D. Mailhot. 2007. 

                Relationship between flower visitors and cotton hardlock.  Proceedings of Beltwide Cotton Production Research Conference.  National Cotton   Council of America.  pp. 770-773.

    • Marois, J. J., D. L. Wright, P. Srivastava, B. Leite, and A. Osekre.
    1. Fusarium hardlock on cotton – etiology and control. In: Proceedings of Beltwide Cotton Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, 8-11th January,    2008. pp. 270-273.
    • Anankware, P. J., Obeng-Ofori, D. and Osekre, E. (2013e). Neglected and

    Underutilized Insect Species for Nutrition and Health. In: International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species for a Food-Secure Africa. Accra, Ghana, 27-29 September, 2013.

     

    1. EDITED TECHNICAL PAPERS
    • Osekre, E. A., S. Akrofi, and C. M. Asare. 2002. Report on the investigations       into the necrotic scales/lesions on black pepper (Piper nigrum Linn.).            Project Report. CSIR-PGRRI/CR/EAO/2002/001. 29 pp.
    • Osekre, E. A.  2003.  Evaluation of “Alata samina” a local soap for the control of

                field insect pests of cowpea.  Technical Report. CSIR-         PGRRI/RE/EAO/2003/011. 6 pp.

    • Osekre, E. A. and S. Akrofi.  2002.  Survey of pesticides use by food crop

                farmers in the East-Akim and Fanteakwa Districts in the Eastern region of Ghana.  Technical Report. CSIR–PGRRI/RE/EAO/2002/006. 9 pp.

    • M. O.  Opoku-Agyeman, S. O. Bennett-Lartey, S. K. Boateng, D. K.

                Gamedoagbao, E. A. Osekre, S. Akrofi, L. M. Aboagye, and C. M. Asare.             2004. Collecting and preliminary characterization of Taro (Colocasia       esculenta [L.] Schott) in seven regions of Ghana.  Technical Report.             CSIR–PGRRI/RE/MOO/2004/015. 22 pp.

    • M. O.  Opoku-Agyeman, S. O. Bennett-Lartey, S. K. Boateng, E A. Osekre, E.

                Ampong-Mensah, D. K. Gamedoagbao, and S. Akrofi.  2004. Diversity of “Kookoase Bayere” (Dioscorea praehensilis) and related local     information on farmer practices in Ghana. Technical Report. CSIR– PGRRI/RE/MOO/2004/013. 17 pp.

    • Osekre, E. A. and R. Darko.  2003.  Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) germplasm   collecting in the Volta region of Ghana.  Technical Report. CSIR–    PGRRI/RE/EAO/2003/010. 5 pp.
    • Osekre, E. A., M. O. Opoku-Agyeman, and G. Oppong.  2002. Evaluation of

                cassava (Manihot esculenta) germplasm against insect pests at Bunso in     the Eastern region of Ghana. Technical Report. CSIR-   PGRRI/RE/EAO/2002/004. 6 pp.

    • Osekre. E. A.  2001.  Insect pests of sweet berry, Richardella dulcifica

                (Loew):  Their damage and occurrence at Bunso, Ghana.  Technical           Report. CSIR–PGRRI/RE/EAO/2001/004. 10 pp.

    • Osekre, E. A.  and G. Oppong.  2002.   Preliminary collection, identification and

                 damage of insect pests of some leafy vegetables in conservation at the       PGRC, Bunso, Ghana. Technical Report. CSIR-GRRI/RE/EAO/2002/007. 6 pp.

    • Osekre, E. A. and G. Oppong.  2003.  Preliminary collection of insects occurring

                on some tree crop plants at the Plant Genetic Resources Centre, Bunso,      Ghana.  Technical Report. CSIR–PGRRI/EAO/2003/014. 6 pp.

    • Asare, C. M. and E. A. Osekre. 2003. Effects of auxins on rooting of black           pepper (Piper nigrum Linn.) vine cuttings. Technical Report. CSIR-          PGRRI/CMA/2003/015.
    • S. K. Boateng, M. O. Opoku-Agyeman, and E. A. Osekre. 2002. Medicinal plants

                used during ante- and post-natal periods and in early infant care in Bunso   area of Ghana. Technical Report. CSIR–PGRRI/SKB/2002/010. 7 pp.

     

    1. CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
    • Danso, J. K., Manu, N., Osekre, E. A., Opit, G. P., Armstrong, P., Arthur, F. H.,

    Campbell, J. F., Mbata, G. and McNeil, S. G. (2018). On-farm maize insect pest and mycotoxin levels in Ghana. Insect and fungal pathogens in maize stored in Ghana. Paper presented at the 12th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection (IWCSSP) in Berlin, Germany, October 7-11, 2018.

    • Danso, J. K., Manu, N., Osekre, E. A., Opit, G. P., Armstrong, P., Arthur, F. H.,

    Campbell, J. F., Mbata, G. and McNeil, S. G. (2018). Insect and fungal pathogens in maize stored in Ghana. Paper presented at the 12th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection (IWCSSP) in Berlin, Germany, October 7-11, 2018.

    • Bosomtwe, A, Osekre, E. A., Opit, G. P., Mbata, G. N., Armstrong, P., Arthur, F.

    H., Campbell, J. F. and Nsiah, E. P. (2018). Evaluation of plastic and steel bins for the protection of stored maize against insect infestation in Ghana. Paper presented at the 12th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection (IWCSSP) in Berlin, Germany, October 7-11, 2018.

    • Manu, N., Osekre, E.A., Opit, G.P., Mbata, G., Arthur, F., Campbell, J.,

    Armstrong, P., Danso, J. K. and Nsiah, P.E. (2017).   Influence of Moisture Content on, Insect Pests and Mycotoxin Levels of Maize in Farms in Northern Region of Ghana. Paper presented at First All Africa Post-harvest Conference and Exhibition (APHC), Nairobi Kenya, 28th – 31st March, 2017.

    • Danso, J.K., Osekre, E.A., Manu, N., Arthur, F.H., Campbell, J., Mbata, G. and

    Opit, P.G. (2014). Population Dynamics of Stored Maize Insect Pests in Warehouses in Two Agro-ecological zones in Ghana. Paper presented at First All Africa Post-harvest Conference and Exhibition (APHC), Nairobi Kenya, 28th – 31st March, 2017.

    • Manu, N., Osekre, E.A., Arthur, F.H., Campbell, J., Mbata, G. and Opit, P.G. and

    Danso, J.K., (2017). Moisture Content, Insect Pests, Mycotoxin Levels in Maize in Three Districts In The Middle Belt of Ghana. Paper presented at First All Africa Post-harvest Conference and Exhibition (APHC), Nairobi Kenya, 28th – 31st March, 2017

    • Osekre, E. A., D. L. Wright, and J. J. Marois. Population dynamics and within

                plant distribution of Frankliniella spp. and Orius insidiosus in cotton.         FSHS-SCSSF Conference, June 4-6, 2006, Tampa, FL. USA

    • Osekre, E. A., D. L. Wright, and J. J. Marois. Effect of Topsin-M and Karate on

                square abortion and incidence of hardlock in cotton.  FSHS-SCSSF            Conference, June 4-6, 2006, Tampa, FL. USA.

    • Osekre, E. A., and S. Akrofi. Survey of Pesticides use by food crop farmers in

                the East Akim and Fanteakwa Districts in the Eastern Region of Ghana.     Paper presented at the 22nd Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association (GSA), August 5–9, 2001, University of Cape Coast, Cape   Coast, Ghana.

          Osekre, E. A., D. L. Wright, J. J. Marois, and D. J. Mailhot. Predation of

                Frankliniella tritici (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in field cotton by Orius       insidiosus (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae). Paper presented at the Annual             conference of the Entomological Society of America, December 9–12,            2007, San Diego, CA, USA.

    • Leite, B., J. J. Marois, D. L. Wright, A. Osekre, T. W. Katsvairo and P.
    1. Wiatrak Symptom development and characterization of cotton hardlock: focus on fumonisin production and stored lipids. ASS-CSSA-SSSA        Conference, November 12-16, 2006, Indianapolis, IN. USA.
    • Wright, D. L., J. J. Marois, B. Leite, D. Mailhot, and A. Osekre. Hardlock

          of cotton: Historical review and perspectives. World Cotton Research         Conference 4,       September 10-14, 2007, Lubbock, TX. USA.

    • Leite, B., J. J. Marois, D. L. Wright, E. A. Osekre, and D. J. Mailhot.

                Relationship between flower visitors and cotton hardlock: greenhouse and field results. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 9-           12, 2007, New Orleans, LA. USA.


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