Dr. Bonaventure Kissinger Maalekuu

Senior Lecturer

Research Areas/Interests

Postharvest technology and horticulture....~more


    1. K. Maalekuu1, I. Harisu and P. Kaledzi. 2015: Effects of Sources of Irrigation Water and Pesticides on Postharvest Quality of three Vegetables in the WA Municipality of the Upper West Region of Ghana. Acta Hort. 1091, ISHS 2015
    2. Adoma and B.K. Maalekuu. 2015: The Influence of Some Postharvest Treatments on Staked and Non-Staked Cucumber Fruit Quality during Storage at Ambient Room Temperature. Acta Hort. 1091, ISHS 2015
    1. Evans Ntim Amedor, Bonaventure Kissinger Maalekuu and Alphonse Addai Kwesi, (2015). Effect of Soil amendments on the nutritional quality of three commonly cultivated lettuce varieties in Ghana. J. of Agric Res.10 (14)1796-1804.
    2. Akintayo, O. T., K. Maalekuu, J. K. Saajah, (2015). Jasmine 85 from Seven Rice Seed Production Sources in Ghana are Genetically Different. Journal of Agricultural Science 7(4) 152 – 160.
    3. Bonaventure Kissinger Maalekuu, Joseph Kofi Saajah & Alphones Kwasi Addae (2014). Effect of Three Storage Methods on the Quality and Shelf-Life of White Yam (Dioscorea rotundata) Cultivars Pona and Tela. Journal of Agricultural Science 6 (7) 221 – 230.
    4. Joseph Kofi Saajah and Bonaventure Kissinger Maalekuu, (2014). Determination of Postharvest Pod Storage on Viability and Seedling Growth Performance of Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L) in the Nursery. Journal of Agricultural Science 6(4)77- 90.
    5. Julius Yeboah, Ben Kwaku Branoh Banful, Peter Yaw Boateng, Frank Manu Amoah, Bonaventure Kissinger Maalekuu and Samuel Tetteh Lowor, (2014). Rooting Response of Air-Layered shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) Trees to media and Hormonal application under Different Climatic Conditions.  American J of Plant sciences, 50, 1212-1219.
    6. Julius Yeboah, Ben Kwaku Branoh Banful, Frank Manu Amoah, Bonaventure Kissinger Maalekuu and Peter Yaw Boateng, (2014). Weaning and Field Survival Responses of Propagules to Propagating Structures and Seedling Types in Sheanut Production in Tropical Africa.  American J of Plant sciences, 5,2247 – 2255.
    7. Quarshie, N. F and K. Maalekuu, (2014). The Level of Occurrence of purple beans in cocoa in three districts in the Western Region of Ghana and its impact on the cocoa bean quality. Agric.Biol.J.N. Am.5(2) 51 – 57.
    8. Maalekuu, B. K. and E. N. Kotey, (2014). A Survey on Methods used in the Storage of some Varieties of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L) and their effect on quality (A case study in Ejura-Sekyedumase District). Agric. Biol. J. N. Am. 5(2) 40- 50.
    9. Prince Antwi-Agyei andK. Maalekuu, (2014). Determination of microbial contamination in meat and fish products sold in the Kumasi metropolis (A Case Study of Kumasi central market and the Bantama market). Merit Res. J. Agric. Sci. Soil Sci. 2(3) 38 – 46.
    10. Ninfaa Dery Augustus, Maalekuu B.K and Akurugu Gordon K., (2014). Postharvest handling of the edible parts (leaves and fruits) of the Desert date (balanitesaegyptiaca) a case study in the Jirapa and Nandowli Districts of the Upper West Region of Ghana. International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences. 4 (3),573 – 583.
    11. Holman, K. Ayinsa, andK. Maalekuu, (2013). Effect of traditional fish processing methods on the proximate composition of red fish stored under ambient room conditions. Am. J. F. Nutr. 3(3)73 – 82.
    12. Ohene Isaac andK. Maalekuu (2013). Effect of some postharvest treatments on the quality and shelf life of three cultivars of carrot (Daucus carota L.) during storage at room temperature. Am. J. Food. Nutr, 3(2): 64-72.
    13. R., B. K. Maalekuu (2013).  The effect of harvesting stage on fruit quality and shelf-life of four tomato cultivars (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill). Agric. Biol. J. N. Am., 4(3): 252-259.
    14. Appiah, F., Maalekuu, B.K., Kumah, P., Bakang, J.A., Kwoseh, C. and Arthur, E. (2012) Quality response of cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. Capitata) heads to different package sizes and pre-cooling by shading. African Journal of Food Science and Technology 3 (1): 1-7.
    15. Maalekuu1, K. B and R. Boamah, (2011). Quality Evaluation of Four Tomato Cultivars (Lycopersicum esculentum) during Six Days Storage to Determine their Suitability for Open Market Sales. International Journal of Agriculture. 3(2): 142 – 150.
    16. Nyamah E. Y., Maalekuu B. K. and Oppong-skyere D., (2012). Influence of different soil amendments on postharvest performance of tomato cv. power (Lycopersicon esculentum, Mill). Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research 3(1), 7 – 18.
    17. K. B, Y. Elkind, E. Fallik (2007). Evaluation of pepper germplasm lines (Capsicum annuum) for postharvest water loss during storage. Ghana Journal of Horticulture. 6:49-58.
    18. KISSINGER MAALEKUU, YONATAN ELKIND, ALICIA LEIKIN-FRENKEL, SUSAN LURIE AND ELAZAR FALLIK. 2006. The relationship between water loss, lipid content, membrane integrity and LOX activity in ripe pepper fruits after storage. Postharvest Biol. and Technol. 42:248-255.
    19. KISSINGER MAALEKUU, SHARON TUVIA-ALKALAI, LILIANE SONEGO, ELAZAR FALLIK. (2005). A short hot water treatment inhibits ripening-related enzyme activities in sweet pepper during storage and marketing simulation. Tropical Agricultural Research & Extension. 8: 28-36.
    20. MAALEKUU, K., Y. ELKIND, S.M. GOODWIN, S. TUVIA-ALKALAI, Y. SHALOM, M.A. JENKS, E. FALLIK. 2005. Characterization of physiological and biochemical factors associated with postharvest water loss in ripe pepper fruits during storage. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 130(5):735-741.
    21. MAALEKUU, K., Y. ELKIND, S. TUVIA-ALKALAI, Y. SHALOM, E. FALLIK. 2004. The influence of harvest season and cultivar type on several quality traits and quality stability of three commercial sweet bell peppers during the harvest period. Advances in Horticultural Science. 18(1): 21- 25.
    22. MAALEKUU, K., Y. ELKIND, S. TUVIA-ALKALAI, Y. SHALOM, E. FALLIK. 2003. Quality evaluation of three sweet pepper cultivars after prolonged storage. Advances in Horticultural Science. 17(4): 187 – 191.

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