INFORMATION ABOUT THE OUTSTATION
Head of Station:Dr.Koyejo Olubunmi
The establishment of the station was proposed in 1980 and was finally established in 1981 on a five (5) hectares of land donated by the Rivers State Government. The station has been working on the development of the techniques for the propagation of tropical tree species of economic benefits. Research studies on the growth characteristics and regeneration of mangroves and other tropical tree species are being carried out. Soil characteristics and classification has also been done.
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RESEARCH BREAK THROUGH
Domestication of Allanblackia floribunda in-situ
Vegetative propagation of Allanblackia floribunda through macro cuttings
Vegetative propagation of Allanblackia floribunda through marcotting
Reduction of germination of Allanblackia floribunda seed from 18 months to 1 month
Establishment of 0.5 hectare research plot of Allanblackia floribunda vegetatively propagated
Reduction in the fruiting age of Allanblackia floribunda through marcotting from over 15 years to 4 years
Domestication and multiplication of grasscutter at the humid rainforest ecological zone
Reduction of germination of Garcinia kola seed to 4 weeks
Establishment of 0.5 hectare of Garcinia kola.
Domestication of Nypa fruticans species outside the mangrove ecosystem