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CRIN has these:

  • Germplasm of 24 highland clonal tea genotypes introduced from Kenya
  • Germplasm of high yielding lowland tea varieties  from China
  • A new rapid method for determining the field pluck (harvest) quality for tea
  • DNA molecular characterization of 20 clones, which could assist in parental
    selection for subsequent hybridization
  • Recommendation on appropriate fertilizer application on test

CRIN has developed:

  • 64 varieties of coffea Arabica in Germplasm  for genetic improvement
  • A socioeconomically acceptable method of rehabilitating
    old coffee plantations with overgrown trees through
    coppicing at 30cm above ground level to rejuvinate old plants
  • Management techniques of plant geometry by de-capping to a 
    height of 1.5m to facilitate harvesting
  • The use of half node stem cutting for propagating robusta coffee
  • Open rooted method of propagating  and transporting stem cuttings of
    robusta coffee
  • A method of  termite control on coffee by spraying the waste water from
    cassava processed for '' fufu'' production
  • Organic manure made from chromolaena odoratum (siam weed), cow dung,
    grasses and maize stovers as effective inorganic fertilizers



CRIN  has developed:

  • Hybrids that produce in 5 years with an  an annual average yield
    of about 2,000 nuts/tree/year of marketable sizes (12-15g)
  • Vegetative propagated materials that starts fruiting in about
    three years;
  • A natural insecticide, spindor dust (a.i. spinosard (0.125%))
     for protection of kolanuts in storage against  kola weevil,
    Bolanogastis kolae
  • Kola pod husks with organic materials such as poultry droppings
    as organic fertilizers.

CRIN has developed:

  • Seeds and seedlings of 25 superior genotypes, high
    yielding (10=13kg/tree/year) with superior flavour
  • Appropriate site/soil selection packages for cashew
    cultivation and effective fertilizer regime to correct mineral
  • Effective seed  propagation methods, establishment, spacing,
    pruning and inter-cropping
  • Clonal and vegetatively propagated cashew as planting
    materials through marcotting
  • Suitable fungicide and insecticide mixtures to control
    incidene of ravaging inflorescence blight diseases





A cup of cocoa a day may keep the doctor away

  • Cocoa intake reduces frequency of malaria
  • Cocoa fights fatique
  • Cocoa is the number one antioxidant food on the planet
  • Cocoa keeps heart attack at bay
  • Coco compound arrests breast cancer
  • Cocoa can help prevent diabetes
  • Theobromine: a cocoa derivative arrests persistent coughs
  • Cocoa is the highest natural source of magnesium
  • Cocoa boosts libido