Frederick (Fred) Dadzie

PhD Candidate

Supervisor/s: Dr Miriam Munoz-Rojas and Prof Angela Moles

Restoration of degraded lands with native microorganisms

My research focuses on the target delivery of native microorganisms for restoration of degraded areas in arid ecosystems. It involves isolating the best microbial consortia that will improve seedling emergence and establishment, improve the soil fertility & structure and retard growth of invasive plant species. I also attempt to assist or improve the establishment of vulnerable and endangered plant species through combined method of soil and microbial pelleting. I aim to expand our understanding of the role of soil microbial organisms in plant establishment. 

Journal articles
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Obour PB; Dadzie FA; Arthur E; Munkholm LJ; Saba CKS; Rubæk GH; Owusu K, 2020, 'Integration of farmers' knowledge and science-based assessment of soil quality for peri-urban vegetable production in Ghana', Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, vol. 35, pp. 128 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1742170518000340
2020
Obour PB; Dadzie FA; Kristensen HL; Rubæk GH; Kjeldsen C; Saba CKS, 2015, 'Assessment of farmers' knowledge on fertilizer usage for peri-urban vegetable production in the Sunyani Municipality, Ghana', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol. 103, pp. 77 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2015.07.018
2015
Areas of Expertise

Microbial and ecological restoration & soil quality