PROFESSOR OKECHUKWU NWANKITI ALPHONSO


PROFESSOR OKECHUKWU NWANKITI ALPHONSO
Designation: Professor
Email: alphonsonwankiti@uam.edu.ng
Phone:
Gender: Male

Biography

Professor Alphonso, Okechukwu Nwankiti is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Crop and Environmental Protection, College of Agronomy, University of Agriculture Makurdi, Benue State, He hails from Ata, Ikeduru (LGA), Imo State. He was born on 15th August 1945. He is married with Kids.
Below is his personal data and Achievements.

Name:...............................................................Alphonso, Okechukwu Nwankiti
Date of Birth:..........................................15 August 1945
Place of Birth:..........................................Ata, Ikeduru (LGA), Imo State
Nationality:.................................................Married with two (2) children Aged 20 &
18years in 2018
Present Rank:...................................Professor of Plant Pathology

Date of Appointment
to Present Rank.................................October, 1992
Present Address.....................................(1)Department of Crop and Environmental Protection College of Agronomy University of Agriculture,
Makurdi.

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES:
(i)University of Ibadan-1966-67
(ii)University of Nigeria, Nsukka- 1967-71 & 1979-82
(iii)University of London and CM I London-Jan. – Sept. 1981
(iv)Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria-1974-1976
(v)Danish Institute for Seed Pathology, Denmark -Jan. – Sept. 1991
3.QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED WITH DATES
(i)Bachelor of Science PART ONE University of Ibadan-1996
(ii)Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Botany-1971
(iii)Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Crop Science-1982
(iv)Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Crop Protection with
emphasis on Phytopathology,-1976
(v)Certificate Diploma in Seed Pathology, Denmark-1990
(vi)MI Bio, London

ACADEMIC RANKS ATTAINED WITH DATES
(i)Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture, October, 1992 to date
(ii)Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture, Federal University of Agriculture, October, 1989 to December, 1992
(iii)Senior Lecture in Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture, February, 1987 – September, 1989.
(iv)Research Officer Grade I – Assistant Chief Scientific Officer, National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, 1976 – 1986
(v)Presently on Contract Appointment for Two Years.
5.SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND INTERNATIONAL GRANTS OBTAINED:
i.Federal Government of Nigeria Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme, 1976
ii.Former Eastern Nigeria Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme, 1976 -1971
iii.International Foundation for Science (IFS) GRANT for Research on disease of water yam, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985 (Grant No. 0339-4x)

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES/SYMPOSIUM ATTENDED:
i.International Symposium on Yam in Cameroon, 1979: Title of paper presented “Symptomatology, aetiology and incidence of a leaf disease of yam (Dioscorea spp).
ii.International symposium on Root and Crops Lima. Peru, South America. 1983. Paper Presented. “Advances in anthracnose disease of water yam in Nigeria caused by Collectorichum gloeosporioides Penzig.
iii.International Symposium on Root and Tuber Crops in Gaudeloupe, United States of America: Paper presented:
(a)“Effect of Staking and height of States on disease of water yam
(b)“Effect of curing and seed dressing minisetts on the performance of seed yams.
iv.International Symposium on Root and Tuber Crops – ISTRC-CAB. IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria. Paper presented: Anthracnose of water yam in Nigeria”
v.International symposium on Root and Tuber Crops – ISTRC-CAB, IITA, Cameroon, 1983. Paper Presented: “Effect of time of staking on the development of anthracnose disease of water yam”
vi.International symposium on yam, Enugu, 1986. Paper presented: “Chemical Control of Foliar diseases in Root and Tuber Crops”.
vii.ISTRC-AB Symposium in Owerri, 1986. Paper presented:
(a)Chemical Control of Foliar diseases in Root and Tuber Crops.”
(b)“Effect of Planting Depth and Orientation of Minisett Placement on Seed Yam Production”
viii.ISTRC – Parent Body: Symposium on Root and Tuber Crops held in Bangkok, Thailand, 1988.
ix.Preparatory Expert Meeting involving 25 African Scientists in Bon, February 1989. Paper Presented: “Traditional and Some Improved Storage Methods for Root and Tuber Crops in Nigeria”.
x.Symposium on Seed Pathology in Western Germany, June, 1990.
xi.International Conference on Plant/Microbial Interaction, Dakar, Senegal, 1992. Paper presented: “Effects of height of staking and size of planting sett on some aspects of growth of water yam Dioscorea alata and Anthracnose disease severity”.
xii.International Congress of Plant Pathologists. Montreal, Canada, 1994. Paper presented: “Storage of Cassava Stakes in Nigeria during the dry season”
xiii.International Congress of Plant Pathologists, Edinburgh, UK, 1998. Paper presented: “Survey result of storage methods of three Agro-ecological zones of the Middle Belt of Nigeria”.
12.INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
i.Scientific Adviser (No. 0580) to the International Foundation for Science, Stockholm, Sweden, 1991 – 2010.
ii.Member, Science Expert Committee established in Bon, 1989 (1989-1991)
iii.Leader, ODA/Consultancy, Crop Protection Research in Benue State.
iv.Coordinator, British Council sponsored Crop Protection Link with University of Reading, UK.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
i. Head, Dept. of Crop Production, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, 1994 – 1996
ii 2001 January – November 2001: First Director of Research, Directorate of
Research, University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
iii 2002-2007, Dean, Postgraduate School, University of Agriculture
iv. 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004; 2005: Acted on several occasions for the Vice-
Chancellor
v. Member, University of Agriculture Senate Tenders Board, 1995 - 2000
vi. Sub-Committee on Academic Brief, University of Agriculture, 1990.
vii.Chairman, Root and Tuber Crops Research Programme in 1991 – 2000
viii.Associate Editor (Agriculture), Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, 1992 – date.
ix.Member, University of Agriculture Task Force on Junior Staff Training, 1994 – 1996.
x.Member, Faculty of Farm Committee, 1997 – 1999
xi.Chairman (Faculty) Students Industrial Training, 1991
xii.Member of College Appointment and Promotion Committee, 1992 – date
xiii.University of Agriculture Makurdi, Member Implementation Committee on Junior Staff Training, 1995 – date
xiv.Senate Member Convocation Committee, 1990, 1993 and 1995
xv.Member, University of Agriculture Press, 1993 – date
xvi.Senate Member, Academic Planning Committee, 2000 – 2001.
xvii.Chairman, College of Agronomy Postgraduate Committee, 2000 - 2001

Memberships

i.Nigeria Society for Plant Protection
ii.Association of Applied Biologists, London
iii.International Society for Tropical Root Crops, ISTRC – AB
iv.ISTRC – World Body
v.Agricultural Society of Nigeria
vi.ISPP (International Society of Plant Pathology

Publications

A.Publications in Books
1.Nwankiti, A. O. (1982): Symptomalogy, Aetiology and Incidence of a leaf disease of yam (Dioscrea spp.) Originally called Apollo disease in yams – Igname Chapter 20. Pages 274 -279. Edited by Miege and Lyonga.

2.Arene, O. B.; Nwankiti, A. O. and Okafor, N. (1985). The chemical basis of the Pathology of Yam Tuber. In Advances in Yam Research. Chapter II, pages 251-258, Edited by Godson Osuji.
B.Publication in Journals
3.Nwankiti, A. O. and E. U. Okpala (1980). Anthracnose of Water Yam. In Nigeria in Tropical Root Crops. Research Strategies for the 1980s. Edited by Terry Oduro and Caveness pp. 166-172.
4.Nwankiti, A. O. (1983). Effect of time of staking water yam on disease development and subsequent yield. In Root Crop Production. Edited by Terry and Caveness.
5.Nwankiti, A. O. and L. S. O. Ene (1984). Advances in the study of Anthracnose, Blotch disease of Dioscorea alata in Nigeria. In Proceedings IINSTRC. Symposium Lima. Peru. Edited by Shidler and Ricon. 633-640.
6.Nwankiti, A. O. and Odurukwe (1987). Effects of Staking and heights of stakes on disease of water yam. Abstract in Proceedings ISTRC, 1985.
7.Nwankiti, A. O. and L. S. O. Ene (1987). Effects of delayed planting and chemical treatment on the performance of yams growth from minisetts. Proceedings VIIth symposium ISTRC. Gosier Guadeloupe (Edited by L. M. Degras) pp. 411-423.
8.Nwankiti, A. O. and O. B. Arene (1987). Disease of yam in Nigeria. PANS 24(4): 486-494.
9.Arene, O. B. and Nwankiti, A. O. (1978). Sweet Potato Disease in Nigeria. PANS 24(3): 294 – 305.
10.Nwankiti, A. O. and E. U. Okpara (1984). Source of Resistance to Anthracnose/blotch disease of water yam (Dioscorea alata) caused by Collectotrichum gloesoporiorides penz I. Cuticle and Stomata. Beitrage Trop. Landswirtseh, Veterinarmed. 22(1984). 114 … 404-406.
11.Nwankiti, A. O.; Okpara, E. O. and Odurukwe, S. (1984). Effect of planting dates on the incidence and severity of anthracnose/blotch disease complex of Dioscorea alata I … caused by Collectotrichum gloesopordiodes. Penz and subsequent effects on the yield. Beitrage trop.; Landwirtsch, veterinarmed. 22 (1984).
12.Nwankiti, A. O. (1984). Effects of time of staking on anthracnose disease of water yam. Annals of Applied Biology (104): 755-756.
13.Nwankiti, A. O. and Nwanebu, C. F.(1977). A Fusariumwilt disease of yam Dioscorea rotundata poir in Proceedings of the First National Symposium on Roots and Tuber Crops. Umudike. 21-25 pp. Ed. Ene, Okereke, Odurukwe, Okoli and Arene.
14. Nwankiti, A. O.; Okoli, O. O. and Okpala, E. U. (1987). Screening of water yam (Dioscorea alata) cultivars for tolerance to Anthracnose/blotch disease Fitopatologiza Bass. Vol. 12(1): 36-39.
15.Nwankiti, A. O.; Atu, U. G.; Alozie, S. O.; Igbokwe, M.; Okpokiri, A and Nnodu, E. (1988). Effect of modifying two traditional yam barn structures on storability of four cultivars of yam. Dioscoreaa spp. Tropical Agriculture. Vol. 65(2): 125- 128.
16.Enyinnia, A. M.; Igbokwe, M. C. and Nwankiti, A. O. (1986). Effect of planting depth and Orientation of minisett placement on seed yam production. In Root Crops and the African Food Crisis. Proceedings of the third Trienniel Symposium of the ISTRC - AB 62 – 63. Ed. Terry. Akorodda and Arene.
17.Nwankiti, A. O.; Arene, O. B. and Enyinnia, T. (1986). Chemical Control of Foliar diseases in Root and Tuber Crops in the African Food Crisis. Ed. Terry. Akoroda and Arene. (Abstract). Pp. 118-119.
18.Nwankiti, A. O. (1988). Sprout removal in storage and seed yam production in Nigeria, Tropical Agriculture, 65: 367-370.

19.Alozie, S. O.; Nwankiti, A. O. and Oti, E. (1987). Source of resistance in Anthracnose blotch disease of water yam Dioscorea alata caused by Collectotrichum gloesoporiodes penz. 2: Relationship between phenol content and resistance. Beitrage trop. Landswittsch. Veterinarmed 25 (1987) II. I. 55-59.
20.Atu, U. G. and Nwankiti, A. O. (1986). Effects of Root-knot Nematode infections and stored white yam tubers. Niger J. P. I. Prot. 10:29-32.
21.Nwankiti, A. O. (1984). Anthrarcnose/blotch disease caused by Collectotrichum gloesporiodes Penzing: Effects of infect of leaf removal of disease severity incidence and yield of three local cultivars of D. alata. Beitrage trop. Landwirtsch veterinarmed. 22:179-185.
22.Nnodu, E. O. and Nwankiti, A. O. (1986). Chemical control of post-harvesst deterioration of yam tubers. Braz. Phytopathology II (4): 865 – 871.
23.Nwankiti, A. O.; Aneke, D. and Ene, L. O. S. (1989). Traditional and some improved storage methods for root and tuber crops in Nigeria. In Roots: Tubers and Legumes: Potential and limits to Bridge Nutritional Gaps and Food shortages in African Countries. D. S. E. Germany, P. 51-61.
24.Nwankiti, A. O. and B. A. Kalu (1991). Seed yam production by the Minisett Technique: Varietal response to curing treatment as alternative to chemical seed dressing. Nigeria Journal of Plant Protection 13:1-5.
25.Kalu, B. A.; Nwankiti, A. O. and Ojo, O. O. (1991). Effects of curing period and other protection methods of minisetts on performance of three yam species in a Nigeria Guinea Savanna. Nigeria Journal of Agronomy, Vol. 5 No.3.
26.Nwankiti, A. O. (1992). Effects of height of staking and size of planting sett on some aspects of growth of water yam Dioscorea alata and Anthracnose disease severity. In Interaction plants Microorganisms, Senegal, 401 – 409.
27.Nwufo, M. I. and Nwankiti, A. O. (1993). Leaf-spot disease of fluted pumpkin (Telfairia Occidentalis Hook F.) in South-Eastern Nigeria. And their control, Tropical Agriculture. (Trinidad). Vol. 70:3:1-7.
28.Nwankiti, A. O. (1993). Storage of Cassava during the dry season in Nigeria. Abstract: 6th International Congress of Plant Pathology. Palais dee dongress de Montreal. Canada, July – August 6, 1993, p. 258.
29.Nwankiti, A. O. and Okoro, K. J. (1994). Evaluation of local plant materials on yam minisetts for control of soil infection and effect on crop yield. Proceedings 10th Symposium of ISTRC, Brazil, 1994.
30.Nwankiti, A. O.(1994). Field evaluation of Dimethanonaphthaline for the performance of minisetts from yam Dioscorea spp. Proceedings 10th Symposium of ISTRC, Brazil, 1994.
31.Okoro, K. J. and Nwankiti, A. O.(1994). The effect of chemical treatment and handling of tubers on the germination and yield of yam minisetts. Proceedings. 10th Symposium of ISTRC, Brazil, 1994.
32.Kenyon, L.; Nwankiti, A. O.; Ekefan, E. and Peters, I.(1998). Chemical and hot water treatment to improve the survival of yam minisetts. Tropical Agriculture, 75:150 – 151.
33.Simon, S. A.; Nwankiti, A. O.; Peters, J. C. and Ekefan, E. (1995). Strategies for the control of yam anthracnose (Collectotrichum gloesporoides) in Nigeria. In “Renewable Natural Research Strategy U.K. page 32.
34.Ekefan, E. J.; Simons, S. A.; Nwankiti, A. O. and Peters, J. C. (2000). Semi-selective medium for isolation of colletotrichum gloesporoides (casual agent for yam anthracnose) from soil. Expl. Agriculture. Vol. 36 pp. 313-321.
35.Ekefan, E. J.; Simons, S. A. and Nwankiti, A. O. (2000). Survival of Colletotrichum gloesporoides (casual agent for yam anthracnose) in soil. Trop. Sci. 40: 163-168.
36.Ekefan, E. J.; Simons, S. A.; Nwankiti, A. O. and Peters, J. C. (1992). Effects of Intercropping on the incidence of foliar anthracnose and tuber yield of susceptible Dioscorea alata yam in Nigeria. Journal of Plant Protection in the Tropics. 12(2): 80-90.
37. Oluma, H. O. A and Nwankiti, A. O. (2000). Seed storage mycoflora of peanut cultivars Grown in Nigeria Savannah. Tropicultura. 21. Vol. 2:79 – 885.
38.Oluma, H. O. A and Nwankiti, A. O. (2000). Macrophomina phaseolina dry root and foot root of Okra in Nigeria. African Plant Protection Vol. 6(1):55 -56.
39.Ekefan, E. J.; Simons, S. A. and Nwankiti, A. O. (2000). Cultural characteristics and pathogenicity of isolates of colletotrichum gloesporoides on yam (Dioscorea alata) Science Forum J. Pure and Appl. Sci. 3(1) 109- 117.
40.Ekefan, E. J.; Simons, S. A. and Nwankiti, A. O. (2000). Assessment of the effects of Site and Species on the Temporal Dynamics of Yam Anthracnose in the Southern Guinea Savannah Zone of Nigeria. Science Forum: J. Pure and Appl. Sci. Vol. 6(1): 69-79.
41 Nwankiti, A. O.; L. Deadman and E. Ekefan, (2004). Investigations on the use of Micro-tubers for seed yam multiplication in tropical Guinea Savannah. Afric. Journal of Root and Tuber Crops.
42. Kalu, B. A. and Nwankiti, A. O. (2000). Production of seed yam by the minisett technique. Published by the CEC, University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
43.Nwankiti, A. O.; Ogunwolu E. O. and Adeyemo, M. O. (1994). Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) of Farming Systems in Benue State. Case study of Otukpo Local Government Area. Report of ODA/UAM Participatory Research Vol. II. 37pp.

44.Nwankiti, A. O.; Ogunwolu E. O. and Adeyemo, M. O. (1994). Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) of Crop Protection Practices and Problems of Farmers in Benue State: A Case Study of Apa Local Government Area. Report of ODA/UAM Participatory. Participatory Research: Vol. 1:33pp.
45.Nwankiti, A. O.; Ogunwolu E. O. and Adeyemo, M. O. (1994). Participatory Appraisal (PRA) of Crop Protection Practices and Problems of farmers in Benue State. A Case Study of Gboko Local Government Area. Report of ODA/UAM Participatory Research: Vol. 1:33pp.
46.Okoro, J. K. and Nwankiti, A.O. (2004). Distribution of soybean seed-borne fungi and their effect on disease development in the Guinea Savannah of Nigeria.
47.Nwankiti, A. O.; Ekefan, E. and Ekpo, E. (2005). The effects of Foliar applications of some Bio-Fertilizer Extracts on the Leaf Spot Disease and Yield of fluted Pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis Hook F.). in the Southern Guinea Savannah of Nigeria. Nig. J. Botany. 18: 280-288.
48.Okoro, J. K. and Nwankiti, A.O. (2005). Factors affecting Phomopsis Sojae Development on Soybean Field and in Storage. Nig. J. Botany 18: 128 – 137.
49.Okoro, J. K.; Nwankiti, A.O. and Ogunwolu, E. O. (2005). Chemical control of leaf spot Disease and seed infection of soybean caused by Phomposis Sojae in Benue State Nig. J. Botany 18.
50.Okoro, J. K. and Nwankiti, A.O. (2004). Determination of Microbial contamination of Ware Yams and of Micro-organisms associated with Rotting of Yam Minisetts. Niger J. Pl. Prot. 21:81 – 87.
51.Okoro, J. K. and Nwankiti, A.O. (2006). Evaluation of local plant materials on yam minisetts for the control of soil infection, germination and crop yield of yam minisetts, Production Agriculture and Technology 2(2):50 – 55.
52.Ekefan, E. Olukotun, F. and Nwankiti, A.O. (2010). Incidence of Anthracnose and its effect on yield of sweet pepper (Capsium annum L.) in Makurdi, Nigeria. Nig. J. Botany 23(2): 297 – 306.
53.Okoro, J. K.; Nwankiti, A.O. and Ogunwolu, E. O. (2010). Studies on soybean pathogens in the Southern Guinea Savannah zone o Nigeria. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, Kenya. 8(2): 944 – 952.
54.Bem, A. A.; Oluma, H. O. A.; Nwankiti, A.O.; and Agede, I. (2010). Some fungi diseases associated with Tomato (Lycoperscon esculentue) in Benue State. Nigerian Journal of Bioresearch International, 2(2): 51 – 53.
55.Okoro, J. K.; Nwankiti, A.O. and Ogunwolu, E. O. (2010). Studies on soybean pathogens in the Souhern Guiinea Savanna Zone of Nigeria. Journal of Anima and Plant Science. Vol. 8(2): 944 – 952.
56.Bem, A. A.; Terna, T. P.; Mtseva, C. K.; Nwankiti, A. O.; Waya, J. I. and Olutade, A. O. (2013). Inventory and Evaluatin of black Tar disease of yam in Turan, Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. International Journal of Applied Research and Technology. 2(1): 180 – 185.
57.Bem, A. A.; Oluma, H. O. A.; Nwankiti, A. O.; Terna, T. P.; Waya, T. I.; Olutade, A. O.; Gwa, V. and Orpin, J. B. (2013). Effect of artificial Inoculation of Pathogenic strains of F. Oxyspnam and Sclerotium rolfoii on some selected varieties of Tomato. (Lycopersicoa esculentum). International Journal of Applied Research and Technology, 2(1): 165-171.
58.Apeyuan, K. D.; Nwankiti, A. O.; Oluma, H. O. A.; and Ekefan, E. J. (2016). Comparative effect of foliar application of cow dung, wood ash and Benlate on the disease initiation and development of rosette (H. sabdariffa L.) leaf spot disease caused by C. musaiens in var. hibiscus in Makurdi, central Nigeria. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection 4: 26 – 32.

59.Ekhuemelo, C.; Ekefan, E. J. and Nwankiti, A. O. (2016) Effect of some Plant Extract on Anthracnose Incidence Severity and yield of Pepper Varieties in Makurdi, Nigeria. NJAFE Vol. 12(4): 56-61.
60.Ekhuemelo, C.; Ekefan, E. J. and Nwankiti, A. O. (2015). Assessment of field Dieses of Pepper (Capsicum spp) and Cultural characteristics of Associated Fungi in Benue State, Nigeria, Niger. Plt. Prot. 29:86-95.
61.Apeyuan, K.D.; Nwankiti, A. O.; Oluma, H.O.A. and Ekefan, E. J. (2016). Effects of insects on disease initiation and development of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.). Leaf spot disease caused by coniellamusaiensis var. hibisci in Makurdi, Central Nigeria. Journal of Medicine & Healthcare (OJMH) Vol. 1, No. 3 2016, pp. 01-10.
62.Gwa, V. I.; Ekefan, E. J. and Nwankiti, A. O. (2017): Antifungal potency of some plant extracts in the control of white yam (Dioscerea rotundata poir) Tuber Rot: Biotechnology &Microbiology Vol. 7 No. 1 pgs. 001 – 117).
63.Gwa, V. I. and Nwankiti, A. O. (2017): Efficacy of some plant extracts in vitro control of collectotrichum species, causal agent of yam (Dioscerea rotundata poir). Tuber Rot. Asian Journal of Plant Science and Research Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 8 – 16.
64.Gwa, V. I. and Nwankiti, A. O. (2017): In vitro antagonistic potential of trichoderma harzianum for biological control of fusarium moniliforme isolated from dioscorea rotundata tubers. Virology & Mycology. Vol. 6(2). Pp. 1-8.
65.Ekefan, E. J.; Nwankiti, A. O. and Gwa, V. I. (2018):
Comparative assessment of antimicrobial potency of some selected plant extract against seed borne pathogens of germinating setts. Journal of Pathology & Microbiology Vol. 9, No.7, pp. 1-8.
66.Gwa, V. I.; Nwankiti, A. O. and Hamzat, O. T. H. (2018): Antimicrobial activity of five plant extracts and synthetic fungicide in the management of post harvest pathogens of yam (Dioscerea rotundata poir) in storage. Open Access Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Vol. 3, No. 1: 000128.
67.Gwa, V. I.; Nwankiti, A. O. and Ekefan, E. J. (2018): Antifungal effect of five aqueous plant extracts on mycelia growth of penicilium expansum isolated from rotted yam tubers in storage. Acta Scientific Agriculture. Vol. 2(6), 00. 65 -70.
68.Nwankiti, A. O. and Gwa, V. I. (2018): Evaluation of Antigonistic effect of trichoderma itarzianum against fusarium oxysparum causal agent of white yam (Dioscerea rotundata poir.) Tuber Rot. Trends in Technical & Scientific Research. Vol. 1(1). Pp.001 – 007.
69.Gwa, V. I. and Nwankiti, A. O. (2018): In vitro and In vivo antimicrobial potency of selected plant extracts in the control of postharvest rot-causing pathogens of yam tubers in storage. Global Journal of Pests, Dieseass and Crop Protection. Vol. 6(1). Pp. 276 – 287.

Specializations

Plant Pathology and Crop Science

Research Archive

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Responsibilities

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Undergraduate Level
i.ACP 204 Introduction to Crop Protection 2 units, 1988 – 1997
ii.ACP 202 Anatomy, Physiology and Taxonomy of crop plants2 units,1988-1998
iii.ACP 304 Principles of Crop Protection 2 units, 1988 – 1998
iv.ACP 507 Crop Protection Technology 3 units, 1990 – 1998

Postgraduate Courses
i. CEP 622 Agricultural Mycology
ii. CEP 627 Plant Disease Control
iii. CEP 624 Bacteriology
iv. CEP 714 Plant Virology
v. CEP 618 Biological Control
vi. CEP 701 Techniques in Plant Pathology
vii. CEP 703 Plant Disease Epidemiology
viii. CEP 623 Plant Virology
ix. CEP 003 Plant Disease Development, Epidemiology and Control
Postgraduate Project Supervision
i. Mr. Ekefan split Ph.D. with University of Reading, England, 1996 (my Grant) graduated
ii. Mr. J. K. OkoroM.Sc.1992 – 1995 graduated
iii. Mrs. AzuikeM.Sc.1993 – 1998 graduated
iv. Mr. I. IdikwuM.Sc.1996 – 1998 graduated
v. Mr. A. A. BemM.Sc./581/96graduated
vi. Mr. D. O. EttaM.Sc./581/96graduated
vii. Mr. Nongu, T. T.M.Sc./883/98graduated
viii Mrs. J. UgbakaM.Sc./1034/99graduated
ix. Mr. M. IjoyahPh.D./105/94 graduated
x. Mr. U. I. EkpoM.Sc./1035/99graduated
xi. Mr. Udo-Ekpong, C. R. Ph.D./210/94 graduated 2nd Supervisor
xii Mr. J. K. OkoroPh.D./404/95 graduated
xiii Mr. M. N. IshuwaPh.D./769/97 graduated 2nd Supervisor
xiv Mr. I. I. IdikwuPh.D./885/98 withdrawn
xv Mr. A. ApeyuanPh.D. 2002 graduated
xvi Mr. Bwala I. RichardPh.D./3306/10 graduated
xvii Mr. Adikwu E. ReubenM.Sc./3284/10graduated
xviii Mr. Ella OnojaM.Sc./4037/10graduated
xix Mr. Goma PanshakM.Sc./3283/10graduated
xxMrs. Chigoziri Ekhuemelo Ph.D. graduated 2nd supervisor
xxiMr. Victor Gwa Ph.D. graduated
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
i. Head, Dept. of Crop Production, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, 1994 – 1996
ii 2001 January – November 2001: First Director of Research, Directorate of
Research, University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
iii 2002-2007, Dean, Postgraduate School, University of Agriculture
iv. 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004; 2005: Acted on several occasions for the Vice-
Chancellor
v. Member, University of Agriculture Senate Tenders Board, 1995 - 2000
vi. Sub-Committee on Academic Brief, University of Agriculture, 1990.
vii.Chairman, Root and Tuber Crops Research Programme in 1991 – 2000
viii.Associate Editor (Agriculture), Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, 1992 – date.
ix.Member, University of Agriculture Task Force on Junior Staff Training, 1994 – 1996.
x.Member, Faculty of Farm Committee, 1997 – 1999
xi.Chairman (Faculty) Students Industrial Training, 1991
xii.Member of College Appointment and Promotion Committee, 1992 – date
xiii.University of Agriculture Makurdi, Member Implementation Committee on Junior Staff Training, 1995 – date
xiv.Senate Member Convocation Committee, 1990, 1993 and 1995
xv.Member, University of Agriculture Press, 1993 – date
xvi.Senate Member, Academic Planning Committee, 2000 – 2001.
xvii.Chairman, College of Agronomy Postgraduate Committee, 2000 - 2001



EXTERNAL EXAMINATION OF POSTGRADUATE DISSERTATION AND
UNDERGRADUATE PROJECTS

iAppointed External Examiner to the Department of Botany, UNN, 1993 to examine one candidate for Ph.D.
ii.Appointed External Examiner to the Department of Crop Science, Federal University of Technology, Owerri to examine two candidates for M.Sc. in 1992 and 1994.
iii.Appointed External Examiner to the Department of Applied Microbiology and Plant Pathology, University of Jos to examine five (5) candidates for M.Sc. 1997; 10 candidates 2000 and (4) candidates 2004, all Masters Theses.
iv.Appointed External Examiner to the Department of Crop Science, Federal University of Technology, Minna (2002); 5 (M.Sc.).
v.External Examiner – M.Sc. and Ph.D. Department of Crop Science, University of Maiduguri, for 3 years, 2001 – 2004.
vi.External Examiner M.Sc. and Ph.D. Department of Crop Protection, Bauchi University, 2003 – 2006; 2008.
vii.External Examiner Michael Okpara University Umudike, M.Sc. and Ph.D. 2010 – 2014.
viii.External Examiner (M.Sc.) Benue State University (2015).