Name:                                                            Rev. Dr. Kingsley Chidi Emeasor

Nationality:                                                  Nigerian

Present Status:                                            Professor

Department\Unit:                                      Plant Health Management



1.     Educational institutions attended (with Dates):

Oboro Secondary School, Ikwuano 1973-1978.

University of Nigeria, Nsukka 1978-1982; 1990-1992; 1994-2005.


2.     Academic\Professional Qualification (with Dates):

West Africa School Certificate 1978; B.Sc. (Hons) Botany\Zoology Combined 2nd Class Lower 1982 (UNN); M.Sc. Entomology 1992 (UNN); Ph.D. Entomology (UNN) 2005.


3.     Certificate Courses: PGDE (1990); IITA Certificate Course on Plantain\Banana Hybrid Delivery (2000); Diploma in Theology (2001)



1.     Previous Work Experience outside MOUAU: Anambra State Education Commission- Master Grade II (1983-1985), Master Grade I (1985-1990), Senior Master (1990-1993 (Enugu State), Principal Class III 1993-1997 Assistant Lecturer 1997-2000 (ABSU).

2.     Work Experience in MOUAU; Lecturer II 2000-2007, Lecturer I, 2007 – 2010, Senior Lecturer 2010 – 2015, Associate Professor 2015 – Date.



Teaching of Crop Protection courses at the graduate and undergraduate  levels. Identification of plant products that have insecticidal properties, formulation of biopesticide, Cereals and legumes entomology, cropping systems entomology and stored-products entomology. Supervision of graduate and undergraduate research projects.


3.     Deputy Dean College of Crop and Soil Sciences; Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, March, 2013 – December, 2015 .

– Acting Head of Department, Department of Plant Health Management, May 2015 – October, 2015.

– Examination Officer, Department of Plant Health Management 2006-2013

– Co-ordinator, Departmental Postgraduate Seminar 2012 – Date.



College of Crop and Soil Sciences Committee on Excellent Performance (Chairman)

College of Crop and Soil Sciences Committee on Recruitment of Academic Staff (Secretary)

Plant Health Management Departmental Committee on Curriculum Review (Member)

Representative of the Dean, Postgraduate School at Oral

Examinations for Ph.D, M.Sc and PGD – in many Departments (2012-Date




Chaplain All Saints Chapel, Umudike 2005-2006

Priest-in-Charge Trinity Methodist Church Amaoba Ime  2007-2012

Priest-in-Charge Christ Methodist Church Amawom 2012- 2015.

Priest-in-Charge Emmanuel Methodist Church, Aro-Ayama October 2015- October 2016.

Priest-in-charge St. Mark’s Methodist Church, Umuokwo October 2016 – Date

Resource Person/lecturer on Examination Ethics for students of College of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (CNREM), College of Animal Science and Animal Production (CASAP) AND College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) (2014/2015) academic session.



Member, Entomological Society of Nigeria (ESN)

Member, Nigeria Society for Plant Protection (NSPP)

Member Biopesticide Society of Nigeria (BSN)



ESN Conferences from 2002 to date

NSPP Conferences 2003 to date

BSN Conference 2014 to date



Research Interest: Biopesticide Formulations, Plant Derived Insecticides (PDI), Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Farming Systems Entomology.



Soccer, Current Affairs, Lawn Tennis, and Scrabble.        




Principles of Crop Protection; Economic Entomology; Insect Pests of Tropical Crops and their control; Pesticides and their Application; Bacterial and Viral Diseases of Tropical Crops; Biology, ecology and control of Vertebrate Pests of crops; Pests/Diseases of Crops and their control; Farm Practice and SIWES.


Insect Morphology and Systematic; Insect Pest of crops; Pest Control and Management; Insect Ecology; Pesticides and their Application. Research Methods in Entomology, Stored Products Entomology, Economic Entomology. Pesticide Toxicology.



(a)     The Effects of Intercropping and Plant Arrangements on the Infestation of cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] by six Major Insect Pests in Nsukka Agroecosystem.

M.Sc Dissertation, Department of Crop Science,

University of Nigeria Nsukka, 1992.

(b)    Studies on the Control of cowpea Bruchid, Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) using Plant Materials and Varietal Resistance.

Ph.D Thesis, Department of Crop Science,

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 2005



Emeasor, K.C.and Ezueh, M.I. (1997). The influence of companion crops in the control of insect pests of cowpea in intercropping systems. Tropical Agriculture (Trinidad) 74 (4): 285-289.

Emeasor, K.C. and Ezueh, M.I.  (2000). The effect of intercropping and plant arrangement on the infestation of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. by Megalurothrips sjostedti (Trybom) and Mylabris pustulata (Thunberg). Proceeding of conference on Food and Fibre production in Nigeria in the 21st century held at the college of Agriculture and Vet. Medicine, Abia State University, Umuahia Campus. 10 – 13th Sept. 2000.

Emeasor, K.C., Emosairue, S.O. (2002). Evaluation of aqueous extract of six indigenous plant materials and pirimiphos-methyl for the control of Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) in stored cowpea. Annals of Agricultural Sciences 3(1), 41 – 48.

Emeasor, K.C., Emosairue, S.O., Mmegwa, V.C. (2002). Toxicological assessment of some Nigerian Seed Powders against the maize weevil., Sitophilus zeamais (Motschulsky). African Journal of Applied Zoology and Environmental Biology 4, 83 – 86.

Emeasor, K.C., Ogbuji, R.O., Emosairue, S.O. (2005). Insecticidal activity of some seed powders against Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera:Bruchidae) on stored cowpea.  Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection 112 (1), 80 – 87.

Emeasor, K. C., Emosairue, S.O. and Ogbuji, R.O. (2007). Preliminary Laboratory Evaluation of the Efficacy of Mixed-seed Powders of Piper guineense (Schum and Thonn) and Thevetia peruviana (Persoon) Schum against Callosobruchus maculatus (F.)  (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Nigerian Journal of Entomology 24: 144 – 118.

Emeasor, K.C., Emosairue, S.O. and Ogbuji,R.O. (2007). Comparative Susceptibility of some cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) Accessions, Breeding Lines and Winged Bean to the cowpea Bruchid, Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchiddae). Nigerian Journal of Entomology 24, 131 – 136.

Asawalam,E.F., K.C, Emeasor and O. Adieze (2007). Influence of some soil Amendments on insect pest infestation and Damage to Okra (Abelmosclus esculentus (L.)Moench) in Umudike, Abia State. Research Journal of Biological Sciences 2(1): 108 – 111.

Asawalam,E.F.,Emeasor,K.C.,Okezie,J.C.(2007). Control of Pests of some capsicum species (pepper) cultivars using soil amendments in Umudike, Nigeria. Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Chemistry 6 (4): 1975 – 1979.

Chukwu, G.U., C. Oriaku, A.H. Omar, K.C Emeasor and A.D. Asiegbu (2007). Hydrological Growth Season (HGS) for Umudike Agro-Belt of Southeastern Nigeria. Online Journal of Earth Sciences. (1):93 – 97.

Emeasor, K.C. and Okorie, C.C. (2008). Comparative Efficacy of sweet orange, Citrus sinensis (L.) rind powder and Oil for the control of Maize Weevil, Sitophilus zeamais (Motsculsky). Agro-Sciene 7 (1): 9 – 14.

Ehisianya,C.N.,Amajor,J.U.,Echendu,T.N.C., and Emeasor,K.C. (2009).     Economic Importance and Management of Whiteflies in Agriculture: a review. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Agriculture Society of Nigeria,Abuja 2009. 94 – 97.

Antia-Obong, E.E., Emosairue,S.O., and Emeasor,K.C.(2009). Laboratory assessment of the anti-feedant properties of aqueous extracts of eight selected plants against sweet potato weevil (Cylas puncticollis). Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences 5(1): 17-23.

Echerobia, C.O., Okereke,C.S. and Emeasor, K.C.(2010). Determination of repellence potentials of some aqueous plant extracts against okra flea beetles Podagrica uniforma. Journal of Biopesticides, 3(2): 505-507.

Ehisianya,C.N., Omodamiro,R.M., Oti, E.,Echendu, T.N.C., Zakka, U., Lale, N.E.S., Umeozor, C., Emeasor, K.C. and Ohikhuare, O.D. (2010). Evaluation of losses caused by Tribolium casteneum(Herbst.) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) to processed sweetpotato varieties in storage. Nigerian Agricultural Journal 41(2): 90-98.

Asawalam E.F., Ebere U.E. and Emeasor K.C. (2012). Effect of some plant products on the control of rice weevil Sitophilus oryzae (L.) Coleoptera: Curculionidae. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol.6(33): pp.4811-4814.

Ehisianya,C.N., Emeasor,K.C., Echendu,T.N.C., Egesi,C.N. and Mbanaso, E.N.A.(2012). Preliminary sampling of arthropod fauna of transgenic cassava in confined field trial. African Journal of Biotechnology.African Journal of Biotechnology vol. 11(21), pp. 4802-4809.

Echerobia, C.O. Asawalam, E.F., Emeasor, K. C., Nwana, I.E. and Sahayaraj, K. (2014). Efficacy of Microwaves Irradiation on the postharvest control of cowpea Bruchid (Callosobruchus maculatus). American journal of Experimental Agriculture 4(ll) 1305-1313.

Echerobia, C.O. Asawalam, E.F., Emeasor, K. C., Nwana, I.E. and Sahayaraj, K. (2014). Efficacy of  gamma Irradiation for the control of cowpea bruchid Callosobruchus maculatus. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development (IJARD) 17(2) 1805 – 1810.

Emeasor, K.C. and Nwankwo, N. (2015). Control of Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) infesting African Yam Bean using a mixture of Piper guineense fruit powder, clay and cassava flour. Journal of Biopesticides and Agriculture vol1:1- 9.

Emeasor, K.C. and Uwalaka, O.A. (2015). Evaluation of the efficacy of some plant materials as Biopesticides against the population of eggplant fruit and shoot boner (EFSB) and green Leafhopper on garden egg in Okigwe. Journal of Biopesticides and Agriculture vol(1) : 24 – 32.

Uwalaka, O.A., Emeasor, K.C. and Nwanguma, E.I. (2012) Effect of some plant materials and some synthetic insecticides in the control of eggplant fruit borer Leucinodes orbonalis. Proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria, Owerri 2012, pp 163-165.

Emeasor, K.C. and Ukwuoma-Eke, O. (2015). Evaluation of Insecticidal Properties of some Plant Oils and Clay against Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) on Stored Cowpea (in press).

Emeasor, K.C. and Nwahiri, N.F. (2015). Plant Derived Insecticidal Control of Eggplant Shoot and Fruit Borer (EFSB), Leucinodes orbonalis in Umudike Agroecosystem (in press).

Emeasor, K. C., Chimeziri, P. C. and Uwalaka, O. A. (2016). Evaluation of some plant extracts for the control of Podagrica spp. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) in Umudike, Abia State.Nigerian Journal of Biopesticides  Vol.1(1): 64 – 69.

Emeasor, K. C. and Uwalaka, O. A. (2016). Damage assessment of L. orbonalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) infesting S. gilo and effect of application of some plant leaf extracts and cypermethrin on the yield of eggplant. Journal of Biopesticides and Agriculture vol. 2.

Emeasor, K. C. and Uwalaka, O. A. (2016). Control of green leafhoppers, Empoasca spp. Paoli (Hemiptera: cicadellidae) on garden egg using some indigenous plant materials and Cypermethrin in Okigwe, Southeastern Nigeria.Nigerian Journal of Biopesticides Vol. 1(1): 15 – 24.

Emeasor, K. C., Uwalaka, O. A. and Nwanguma, E. I. (2012). Control of fruit and shoot borer of eggplant, Leucinodes orbonalis using kersone saop emulsion, garlic aqueous extract and lambdacyhalothrin in Umudike, Abia State. Nigerian Journal of Horticulture.

Emeasor, K. C. and Nwosu, U. (2016). Insecticidal activity of some plant materials and clay against the rice storage weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) during storage.Nigerian Journal of Biopesticides Vol 1(1): 25 – 30.



Umandu, Charles R. The effectiveness of some pulverized plant materials on the control of maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais (Motschulsky). (2002)

Okorie, Chikodi Cythia, Control of maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais (Motschulsky) using Citrus Sinensis rind powder and oil. (2004)

Ezeji, Ucheoma O. Evaluation of the activities of some vegetable oils on the development of Callosobruchus maculatus  during storage of cowpea (2005)

Orji, Chibuzo Anthony Effect of varying the time of application of three different classes of insecticides on the population of Okra flea beetle (Podagrica spp.) (2006).

Nwankwo, Newman: Efficacy of mixing powders of Piper guineence (Schum and Thonn), clay and cassava flour on the oviposition, adult emergence and mortality of Callosobruclus maculatus (F) infesting African Yam Bean, Sphenostylis sternocarpa (Hochst Harms (2007)

Ugwuezuoke, Obioma F. Frequency of application of 2.5 percent and 5 percent Ageratum conyzoides  (Goat Weed) and Soyabean oil (Glyerine max) on the control of the flea beefles of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench (2008).

Uwalaka, Onyekachi A. Control of Fruitborer of eggplant  Leucinodes orbonalis (Lepidoptera:pyralidae) by the use of Karate E.C, Garlic aqueous extract and kerosene soapemulsion (2008).

Ukwoma-Eke, Odinkemneme. Evaluation of the insecticidal activity of some natural products against Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchridae)  on stored cowpea (2008).

Ekpe, Christian. Insecticidal activity of some plant materials (Ageratum conyzoides, Jatropha cureas leaf powder ad J. curcas leaf ash) on cowpea storage beefle, Callosobruchus maculatus  (F) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) (2008)

Ogbonnah, Henry Chijioke. Laboratory evaluation of some natural products against the cowpea bruchiod attacking the African Yam Bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa (Hochst. Harms) during storage (2010).

Ndukwe, Angela Ndidi. Frequency of Application of Aqueous Extracts of Two Plant Materials,  Ageratum conyzoides and Tagetes erecta  on the control of insect pests of cowpea at 5 percent Rate (2010).

Okafor, Adanma G. Potentials of powder formulations using clay and plantain   materials for the control of cowpea bruchids, Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (2010).

Ohikhuare, Osayande D. Field evulation of neem seed oils as pre-planting and post-planting application for the control of Cylas puncticollis (Boh) infesting sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) (2010).

Anosike , Ogechi B. Comparative study of the control of the eggplant fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis (Lepidoptera: pyralidae) using some plant materials (Ageratum conyzoides and Tagetes erecta and some synthetic insecticides (Nuvacron and karate) 2010.

Iheanacho, Emmanuel I. The effect of some plant derived insecticides, clay and permethrim in the control of insect pest of stored rice, Sitophilus oryzae (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).


Kanu, Ikechukwu C. Use of plant derived insecticides in the control of foliar pests of Telfairia occidentalis (2011).

Adighibe, Chioma K. Control of major field insect pests of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench) using different parts of Moringa oleifera  in Umudike, Nigeria (2012).

Nwuche, Amarachi, V.O. Effects of fertilizer rates on yield and abundance of Cylas puncticollis and Agrius convolvuli on some sweet potato cultivars (2014).

Okpara, Ugochukwu D. Comparative assessment of a pyrethroid insecticide with some plant materials for the control of Podagrica spp on Okra, Abelmoschus esculeutus (L.) Moench.(2014)

Jonah, Udeme Etim. Efficacy of Carica papaya, Ceiba pentadra, Annona muricata, Clay powder and permethrin against  Sitophilus zeamais (Motschulsky) Coleoptera: Cauculionidae)

on maize in storage. (2014)



 NWAHIRI, Nneka F. Plant Derived insecticidal  control of Eggplant shoot and fruit borer,Leucinodes orbonalis in Umudike Agroecosystem M.Sc Thesis, Department of Plant Health Management Michael  Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria (2014).

Uwalaka, Onyekachi A. (M.Sc). Evaluation of the efficacy of some plant leaf extracts in the control of fruit and stem borer (Leucinodes orbonalis), and Green LeafhopperEmpoasca spp.) of eggplant in Okigwe(2015).

Echerobia, Christopher Ogbuji Studies on the efficacy of irradiations on the Postharvest control  of cowpea bruchuid, Callosobruchus maculatus (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae).Ph.D Dissertation, Department of Plant Health Management, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria. (2014).

Efurumibe, Priscilla O. (Ph.D in view). Evaluation of insecticidal properties of red pepper (Capsicum annum L.) and basil plant (Ocimum gratisimum L.) on sweet potato weevil (Cylas  pencticollis Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in two sweet potato varieties.

Isika, Peter I. (Ph.D in view). Evaluation of Insecticidal Potentials of some plants on the control of some termite species in Southeastern Nigeria.

Ukamba, Chuka Gerald (M.Sc in view). Comparative studies on the frequency Of Application of neem and  Lambdacyhalothrin for the control of flea beetles of Okra, Podagrica spp.