Plant Protection

The Crop Protection Division/Department is one of the core Research Departments of the Institute. The Institute has five objectives in her mandates to research on 5 mandate crops (Cocoa, Kola, Coffee, Cashew and Tea). Crop Protection Department works directly on three objectives (ii – identification of the bioecology and methods of control of pests and diseases affecting the mandate crops; iv – integration of the mandate crops into cropping systems where each crop is grown by the farmers and v – translation of research results and improved technologies into practice among farmers and manufacturers in order to improve production and socio-economic life of the people) and partly on the remaining two mandate objectives. The Department comprises of 2 Sections: Entomology and Pathology with some other units based on professional competence of the Scientists. The Department has other members of staff like Laboratory Technologist, Agricultural Superintendent, Agricultural Field Officers that are supporting the research activities in the Department.

The Department has worked and still working on all the mandate crops with attendant results and/or proofs in enhancing the quantity and quality of production of the mandate crops as well as environment and sustainable livelihood of end users of research output (Institutional Handbook can be visited for some highlights).

Entomology Section, CRIN

Entomology Section of the Institute was established to identify and study the bioecology, morphometrics and systematics, Applied Insect survey and diagnostic studies, Insect bionomics, Insect genetics, control options and other applied aspects of insect science of the mandate crops with a view to provide environment friendly and sustainable solutions to the problems of insect pests associated with challenges of cocoa, kola, coffee, cashew and tea in Nigeria. The Section is also mandated to screen insecticides, screen sprayers and/or spraying pumps using standard protocols before the agrochemical companies or spraying pump producers are allowed to sell their products to farmers and other stakeholders dealing in CRIN mandate crops.   Similarly, the Section trains farmers and other stakeholders along the value chain of the mandate crops of the Institute on Responsible Pesticide Usage (with respect to Health Hazards and Biosafety, Insecticide Metabolism, Toxicity classification and Lethal Doses Interpretations), Sprayer Calibration and Application Rate, Good Agricultural and Environmental Practices using AESA Technique and Population dynamics Indices and also Training of Industrial Trainees from Universities and Colleges of Agriculture/Polytechnics on Applied Entomology. Over the years some insecticides had been screened and approved or disapproved while some are currently under screening.  Approved ones include: Actara WG, Proteus EC, Esiom EC – Cocoa farms, Actellic EC (on stored cocoa beans); Cymbush EC and Decis EC – Kola farms, Spindor Dust (on stored kolanuts). Unapproved Insecticides include: Avestrin, Pyrinex, Cocoastar, Capsida

The Section had worked extensively on bioecology of some major insect pests of the Institute’s Mandate Crops which include:

CocoaSarlhbergella singularis, Bathycoelia thalassina, Distantiella theobromae (Myrid), Anomis leona, Macrotermes bellicosus, Psyllids sppZonocerus spp, Euphestia cautella, Corcyra cephalonica, Araecerus fasculatus, Conopomorpha cramerella,

ColaBalanogastris kolae, Sophorhinus gbanjaensis, Ceratitis kolae, Anomis leona Macrotermes spp, Zonocerus spp etc

CoffeeCephanoides hylas, Epicampoptera glauca, Hypothenemus hapei (Coffee berry borer) Macrotermes spp, Zonocerus variegatus, Araecerus fasculatus

CashewAnaleptes trifasciata, Zoegraphus regalis, Pachnoda chordata, Helopeltis schoutideni Macrotermes spp, Zonocerus spp, Pseudotheraptus devastans

Tea Aspervia armigera, Macrotermes natalensis, Zonocerus spp

In furtherance, IPM, Use of Pheromones in Insect Management, Flora-Fauna-Interactions, Use of Entomopathogenic Organisms in Insect Mgt., Use of Insect Genetic Cascades and Use of Bioactive Plant Extracts in Insect Mgt. are the focus of the Section in the recent times and future.

The Section is blessed with competent and dedicated members of staff and this includes:

8 Research Fellows, 2 Laboratory Technologists, 1 Agricultural Superintendent/Field Officer and 1 Administrative Officer.

List of Scientists in Entomology Section

NameRankSpecializationPhone contactEmail address
Dr. A.V. OyedokunChief Research OfficerEntomologist/Applied Ecologist08033550363

gokman_d@yahoo.com

gokman.dee@gmail.com

Mr. E.U. AsogwaPrincipal Research OfficerApplied Entomologist08035070371ucheasogwa1@yahoo.com
Mrs. I.U. MokwunyePrincipal Research OfficerApplied Entomologist08059158250

idychumok@yahoo.com

idychumok@gmail.com

Mr. R.T. OlorunmotaResearch Officer 1Storage Entomologist07083287088olorunmotatemilade@gmail.com
Mr. R.A. BuariResearch Officer 1Entomologist08058484543akinyemibuari@gmail.com
Mr. B.A. OlowookereResearch Officer 1Entomologist/Applied Ecologist07053484282kole8206@gmail.com
Mrs. O.I. AsunboResearch Officer 1Plant/Rodent Ecologist08070748527oluwadamilolaaasunbo@gmail.com
Mr. I.A. MusaResearch Officer 2Entomologist07032231807isiyakualhajimusa@gmail.com

 

LIST OF PESTICIDES

List of pesticides currently approved for use on cocoa farms in Nigeria

Plant Pathology Section, CRIN

Plant Pathology Section of the Institute was established to proffer sustainable solutions to the problems of disease-causing pathogens affecting cocoa, kola, coffee, cashew and tea in Nigeria. The Section has also been saddled with the responsibility of conducting laboratory assays and field trials of fungicides produced by agro-chemical manufacturers with the aim of ascertaining their effectiveness and suitability for the control of diseases affecting CRIN mandate crops in Nigeria. Below is the list of some of the fungicides tested and certified/approved by the Section (on behalf of the Institute-CRIN) for use on Nigerian cocoa. They include: Funguran OH, Champ DP, Ridomil Gold, Copper Nordox 75 WP, Ultimax Plus, Kocide 2000, Red Force, Pergado, Carbrio Duo, Jorkemil Plus, Mackecknie Extra, Tandem, Micosat F Uno, and Orvego. Experimental trials of Problad Plus and Mackecknie Gold fungicides are still on-going.

Besides, the Section has the mandate to discourage the continuous or uncontrolled use of synthetic pesticides on CRIN mandate crops to the barest minimum via the development of ecologically friendly bio-fungicide alternatives and the training/education of farmers on Integrated Disease Management (IDM) which emphasizes on minimum use of pesticides to control crop plant diseases.

The Department is blessed with competent and dedicated members of staff. The list of staff of the Department and their profiles are shown below:

Plant Pathology Section presently has 11 Research Fellows, 3 Laboratory Technologists, 4 Agricultural Superintendents/Field Officers and 3 Administrative Officers.

 

List of Scientists in Plant Pathology Section

NameRankSpecializationPhone contactEmail address
Dr. Dongo, L. N.Director (leave of absence)Virologist08034549592leliadongo@yahoo.co.uk
Dr. Agbeniyi, S. O.Director Research OperationsMycologist08033852626remiagbeniyi@yahoo.com
Dr. Adedeji, A. R.Research OutreachMycologist07064715028aradeji@yahoo.co.uk
Dr. Orisajo, S. BDirector/PL CocoaNematologist08055371193sambukki@gmail.com
Dr. Adeniyi A.OChief research Officer/HOS OchajaMycologist08035149863modeleadeniyi@gmail.com
Dr. Okeniyi, M. O.Assistant Director/PL TeaNematologist08059227840omookeniyi@gmail.com
Mr. Otuonye, A. H.Principal Research OfficerMycologist08052176954alytonye@yahoo.com
Mrs. Omoleye, M. T.Research Officer IMicrobiology08062147887margretomoleye@gmail.com
Dr. Ogundeji, B. A.Prin. Research OfficerMycologist07030314567tundeji1@gmail.com
Mr. Ayanwole, S. A.Research Officer IIMicrobiology07032352801ayanwole2@gmail.com
Mrs. Oladigbolu, Y. O.Research Officer IIMycologist08030606959oladeleyetunde064@gmail.com
Miss. Ikheafe, G. I.Research Officer IIMicrobiology08140897044godsloveikheafe1306@gmail.com
Miss. Laoye, F.T.Research Officer IIMicrobiology08069200968fiyinfoluwalaoye@gmail.com

 

List of Research Scientists in Agronomy Section

NameRankSpecializationPhone contactEmail address
Dr. Famaye, A.D.DirectorCrop Physiology08034742072tunmos2010@yahoo.com
Dr. Kayode O. AyegboyinAsst. DirectorCrop Physiology07053282608kayodeolufemi@yahoo.com
Dr. Adejobi, K.B.Asst. DirectorAgronomy08035490298jobikayode@gmail.com
Ugioro OsasogieChief Research OfficerAgronomy08079683958ugioro2017@yahoo.com
Dr. Nduka Beatrice AbanumChief Research OfficerCrop Physiology08029592716beatricenduka@yahoo.com
Adeosun Seun AdewaleChief Research OfficerCrop Physiology08061143172adeosunseun@yahoo.com
Adeyemi, E.A.Chief Research OfficerCrop Science/Farming System Research08055942687adeyemice@gmail.com
Oloyede, Amos A.Chief Research OfficerAgro-forester08166444341degbolaoloyede66@gmail.com
Oyeledun KehindeSenior Research OfficerCrop Production08033695656oyeledunkenny@gmail.com
Ibe OsitaSenior Research OfficerAgro Climatology08033781697Ibe_xxel@yahoo.com
Aremu-Dele OlufemiResearch Officer ICrop Production08032438160aremudeleolufemi@gmail.com
Oyediran, Uthman O.Research Officer llAgronomy08035746438hohotew002@gmail.com
Umar SalisuResearch Officer IIB. Agric.08066075771likitabuna@gmail.com
Agboluaje AduragbemiResearch Officer IIB. Agric.09038381216oladayomfo@gmail.com

 

List of Research Scientists in Plant Breeding

NameRankSpecializationPhone contactEmail address
Dr. A.A. MuyiwaAsst. DirectorPlant Biotechnology07057840767adenikies@yahoo.com
Dr. O.O. AdeigbeAsst. DirectorPlant Breeding08033765319tosogunwale@yahoo.com
Dr. O.O.AdenugaAsst. DirectorPlant Breeding0803687330tayoadenuga526@yahoo.com
Dr. Olasupo, F.O.Chief Research OfficerPlant Breeding08055275698festusolasupo@gmail.com
Dr. Adepoju, A.F.Chief Research OfficerPlant Breeding08033657337funlayoadepoju@gmail.com
Dr. Olaniyi, O.O.Chief Research OfficerPlant Breeding08033582090yinkamoji@yahoo.com
Dr. Mapayi, E.F.Chief Research OfficerPlant Biotechnology08025593250 
Mrs. Odey, C.F.Prin. Research OfficerPlant Biotechnology08037646412flora2@gmail.com
Mr. Balogun S.TPrin. Research OfficerPlant Biotechnology08035025569tombal_310@yahoo.com
Dr. Sobowale, I.O.Senior Research OfficerPlant Breeding08061371240sobolekky@gmail.com
Dr. Baba, N. M.Senior Research OfficerPlant Breeding08073624659bmohammed241@yahoo.com
Mr. Keji Dada, E.Research Officer IPlant Breeding08164265944keji_dada777@yahoo.com
Mrs. Areola, O.J.Research Officer IIPlant Biotechnology08168360707areolaoluwatobi@gmail.com
Mr. Babatunde, O.P.Research Officer IIPlant Breeding07033988324babatundepaul55@gmail.com
Miss. Sulaimon, F.O.Research Officer IIPlant Biotechnology09034134193feyisulaimon@gmail.com
Mr. Ebunola. T.E.Research Officer IIPlant Biotechnology07036838695topeebunola2011@gmail.com
Mr. Nyamkyume, T. F.Research Officer IIPlant Breeding08027206255nyakyumeterkula@gmail.co
Mr. Askira, H.MResearch Officer IIPlant Biotechnology08068062376areolaoluwatobi@gmail.com
Mr. Solomon, O.M.Research Officer IIPlant Breeding08082148616s.olorunfemi@yahoo.com

 

List of Research Scientists in Soil and Plant Nutrition

NameRankSpecializationPhone contactEmail address
Dr. Ibiremo, O.Director(P)Soil Fertility08075080598femibiremo@yahoo.com
Prof. Ipinmoroti, R.R.Director(T)Soil Fertility07018868682Ipinmoroti2r@crin.gov.ng
Dr. Ogunlade, M.O.Director(P & S)Soil Fertility, Water & Land Mgt.07010513188mosesogunlade2@yahoo.com
Dr. Aikpopodion P.Asst. DirectorSoil Chemist08138528944 
Dr. Akanbi, O.S.O.Chief Research OfficerSoil Fertility08098055032 
Dr. Iluyanomon C.I.Chief Research OfficerSoil Fertility & Plant Nutrition08081778671Iloya2000@yahoo.com
Mr. Daniel, M.A.Chief Research OfficerSoil Fertility & Water Mgt.08051311244danmeshack@yahoo.com
Mr. Adebowale, L.A.Prin. Research OfficerAnalytical Chemistry & Water Mgt.08034241073lateefadebowale@yahoo.com
Mr. Asowata FrankPrin. Research OfficerSoil Physics, Pedology Land Mgt.08052645769frankasowata@crin.org.ng
Mrs. Taiwo NnennaPrin. Research OfficerAgricultural Resources & Land Mgt.08052204056nnennataiwo@gmail.com
Mr. Adegbala Amos A.Research Officer ISoil Microbiology08038630455amosadegbala@gmail.com
Mr. Fagbami Oluwole S.Research Officer ISoil Fertility & Plant Nutrition08123233039fagbamisamuel@yahoo.com
Miss. Ogbeide CResearch Officer ISoil Fertility & Plant Nutrition07032443344ogbeidechristerbeth@yahoo.com
Mrs. Olasoji Hannah O.Research Officer IPedology08037647924feminiyi.10@gmail.com
Mr. Saminu, H.AResearch Officer IISoil Physics07069799747hamisusaminu01@gmail.com
Mr. Habibu AminuResearch Officer IIAgronomy08133635583habibuaminu76@gmail.com
Mr. Olugbemi Yomi MResearch Officer IISoil Fertility & Plant Nutrition08135911499oolapo@gmail.com

 

 

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