UPDATE ON RECENT HAPPENINGS

The FUNAAB/KNUST/DfID/ARCN/BRITISH COUNCIL TOMATO RESEARCH PROJECT has witnessed some major events in the recent past. The project strives to be of relevance through the research activities conducted by both undergraduate and postgraduate students, organization of scientific workshops or seminars, and maintenance of tomato germplasm collection. Last Updated on June 27, 2014 by admin

Vice-Chancellor’s Visitation & Inspection of Project Equipment & Screen house

1.  Vice-Chancellor’s Visitation and Inspection of Project Equipment and Screen house. On the 12th of February, 2014, the project hosted the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Prof. O. B. Oyewole who came to inspect and commission recently acquired laboratory equipment and screen house. In the Vice-Chancellor’s entourage were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Prof. F….

Promise Fulfilled : Presentation of PCR Machine to Biotechnology Advanced Laboratory, SHESTCO, Abuja

1.  Promise Fulfilled : Presentation of PCR Machine to Biotechnology Advanced Laboratory, SHESTCO, Abuja.In keeping up with ethics of research collaboration, the FUNAAB/KNUST/DfID/ARCN/BRITISH COUNCIL TOMATO RESEARCH PROJECT fulfilled a pledge made at the inception of the project by inviting the research collaborator, the Biotechnology Advanced Laboratory, to come for the promised Polymerase Chain Reaction machine…

A One-day Lecture on the Use of Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction

In keeping up with the mandate of applying biotechnology to solving plant pathological problems, the FUNAAB/KNUST/DfID/ARCN/BRITISH COUNCIL TOMATO RESEARCH PROJECT has deliberately maintained a working relationship with some biotechnological organizations. Two representatives of INQABA Biotech South Africa (Dr. Jane Wright and Mr. Lukman Aroworamimo) were in the Project Laboratory to interact with the project team…

PROJECT’S HYBRID AND OPV TOMATO SEEDS NOW FOR SALE

An output of FUNAAB/KNUST/DfID/ARCN/BRITISH COUNCIL TOMATO RESEARCH PROJECT is the Tomato Germplasm Collection Centre located in the Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory, COLPLANT, FUNAAB. The Centre holds 150 accessions of tomato collected from countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and USA. This is in addition to 43 hybrids that are still undergoing selection process.  Over the years,…

FUNAAB/KNUST/DfID/BRITISH COUNCIL DelPHE-5 PROJECT INTERNATIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOP 2

FUNAAB/KNUST/DfID/BRITISH COUNCIL DelPHE-5 PROJECTINTERNATIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOP 2 TITLE On-farm evaluation of marker-selected tomato genotypes for combined resistance to bacterial and fungal wilt ABOUT THE WORKSHOP This Training Workshop 2 is a follow-up of DfID-sponsored 2011 Training Workshop 1 on ‘Molecular Screening of tomato germplasms for resistance to bacterial and fungal wilt’. We expect the participants…

AVAILABILITY OF TOMATO SEEDS FOR RESEARCH AND COMMERCIAL PURPOSES AT DelPHE-5 TOMATO SEEDS CENTRE, PLANT TISSUE CULTURE LABORATORY, COLPLANT, FUNAAB.

FUNAAB/ARCN/DfID/DelPHE-5 Tomato Project is happy to announce the existence of ARCN/DfID/DelPHE-5 Tomato Seeds Centre located within the Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory, College of Plant Science and Crop Production, COLPLANT, FUNAAB. The Centre has seeds of over 150 local and exotic accessions of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill), with various resistance statuses to different disease conditions. Interested…

FIELD AND SCREENHOUSE EVALUATION OF TOMATO GERMPLASMS FOR RESISTANCE TO FUSARIUM AND BACTERIAL WILT IN NIGERIA.

The project is on the last objective of Year Two i.e. the field and screenhouse evaluation of tomato germplasms for resistance to Fusarium and Ralstonia Wilt in Nigeria and Ghana. In the early part of the year, the project had multiplied 141 lines and varieties of tomato in Nigeria and 41 in Ghana. These collections…

FUNAAB/KNUST/DfID/BRITISH COUNCIL DelPHE 5 RESEARCH PROJECT

The much-awaited site visit of UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) DelPHE-5 project has come and gone. The Association of Commonwealth Universities and British Council-appointed Project Evaluation Consultant, Dr. Kolawole Adebayo, accompanied by an Assistant, Mrs. Olubukola Osuntade, arrived promptly at the office of Director of Grants Management by 9.00 am on Monday April 2,…

REPORT WRITING OF FIELD SURVEY AS FIRST ACTIVITY OF SECOND YEAR OF DfID-FUNDED DeLPHE 5 PROJECT TOOK PLACE

REPORT WRITING OF FIELD SURVEY AS FIRST ACTIVITY OF SECOND YEAR OF DfID-FUNDED DeLPHE 5 PROJECT TOOK PLACE

The first activity in the second year of DfID-funded DelPHE 5 Project took place recently. The activity was a report writing of the field survey conducted in the first year of the project. The report writing took place on 12 – 15 December, 2011. Core team members from FUNAAB and Ekiti State Agricultural Development Programme…

REPORT OF THE VISIT OF PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR – DR. A. R. POPOOLA TO KUMASI, GHANA WITH RESPECT TO DFID-FUNDED DeLPHE 5 PROJECT

The Principal Investigator, DelPHE 5 project, Dr. A. R. Popoola recently visited research locations in Ghana. The journey was facilitated by a travel grant from West African Research Council, WARC, Senegal and UNAAB’s ETF-funded International Conference Grant. PURPOSE OF TRAVEL Visit research collaborator, Mrs. Pat Kaledzi, in KNUST, Ghana. Visit tomato fields with history of tomato wilt…