GODWIN OGBONNAYA CHUKWU

GODWIN OGBONNAYA CHUKWU

SENIOR LECTURER

Biography

CURRICULUM VITAE OF DR. GODWIN OGBONNAYA CHUKWU (FCAI):

 

NAME:                                        CHUKWU Godwin Ogbonnaya     

SEX:                                           Male

CONTACT ADDRESS:               Department of Soil Science and Meteorology, Michael Okpara University

                                                   of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), P. M. B. 7267, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.

 

DATE OF FIRST APPOINTMENT:                                8/1/79

DATE OF ASSUMPTION OF DUTY AT MOUAU:      2/6/2014

DATE OF CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENT:     8/1/81

DATE OF LAST PROMOTION:                                      1/10/2009

DATE OF PRESENT APPOINTMENT:                         2/6/2014

DATE OF TRANSFER OF APPOINTMENT:               3/6/14

CURRENT POSITION/SALARY GRADE LEVEL: Senior Lecturer, Conuas 5 step 13.

 

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED

 AND DATES:

INSTITUTION ATTENDED                                                                            DATES

Federal University of Technology, Minna

 2000 2007

Enugu State Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu.                                   

1989 - 1993

Federal Soil Conservation School, Jos

1982 - 1984

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION WITH DATES

Ph. D Soil Science (Pedology)                                                                              2007

M. Sc (Soil Science)                                                                                             1993

Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)(Soil Science)                                                          1991  

Higher Diploma Agric. (Soil Survey and Land Evaluation)                                      1984

 

           WORK EXPERIENCE: Previous Work Experience outside MOUAU

  1. Assistant Director, Coordinator Cocoyam Research Programme, National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Umuahia, Abia State, 1 October, 2009 till 31 December, 2012; 1 January to 31 May, 2014. Coordinator Cocoyam Research Programme, write research proposals, reports and execute research projects; administrative duties and supervision of subordinate staff.
  2. Chief Research Officer, 1/1/2004, Coordinator Cocoyam Research Programme, NRCRI, Umudike, from March 2008 – 30 September, 2009. Write research proposals, reports and execute research projects; administrative duties and supervision of subordinate staff.
  3. Assistant Chief Research Officer 1/10/2002. Write research proposals, reports and execute research projects.
  4. Principal Research Officer 1/10/99, Write research proposals, reports and execute research projects.
  5. Senior Research Officer, 1/10/97 and Head of Station NRCRI, sub-station Nyanya, Abuja; Design and execute experiments, write research proposals. Administrative duties and supervision of sub-ordinate staff.           
  6. Research Officer, I 1/10/93; Design and execute experiments, write research proposals.
  7. Agric. Assistant – in – Training, 8/1/79. Work in schools in Imo State and with farmers in cassava variety trials and fertilizer minikit trials.
  8. Research Fellow IITA, Ibadan, 2001 – 2003; August 14 -31 October, 2006.
  9. Participant, IFAD Poverty Alleviation Project on Yam, 2000 till 2007.
  10. Part–time lecturer, College of Crop and Soil Sciences, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 1997 – 2000; 2008 till 2012.
  11. Participant, Yam Utilization Survey in Anambra State, INCO – DC Yam Project, sponsored by CIRAD France, 1999 – 2000.
  12. Participant in Soil Test Project, an FPDD Project on soil characterization calibration and fertilizer evaluation in SE Nigeria, 1989 – 1995.
  13. Participant, NAFCON – Sponsored Project on Effects of Inorganic Fertilizer on Quality (taste and shelf-life) of Root and Tuber Crops, 1995 -1996.
  14. Participant, Soil Survey of SPFS Sites in Imo State (an FAO Project) 2004 – 2005.
  15. Member, National Root Crops Research Institute Umudike Editorial Board (2004 -2009).
  16. Participant, Soil Test of Nigerian Starch Mills Farms, 2005 in Opuma, Ezi   Orsu  and Okpunifite, Anambra State and in Agbo Aladinma, Delta State.
  17. Participant, Scientific Investigation and Remediation of a “Blighted Farmland” at Izombe, Imo State, 2005-2007. A Project Sponsored by Addax Petroleum Development (Nigeria Limited).
  18. Participant, Soil Survey of Proposed Sites for Ethanol Production using Cassava as a Raw Material, at Ebenebe, Anambra State and Okeluse, Ondo State. Sponsored by NNPC through CIAT, Columbia, in 2006 – 2007.
  19. Participant, Farming Techniques Training Programme for Farmers in Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) host communities in Rivers State in 2007.

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN MOUAU.

  1. Professional Experience:                   

POST 

DATE

Senior Lecturer (teaching, research and supervision of students:

undergraduates, M.Sc and Ph.D) (full time)                                                                  

2014 till date

Member, Research Team on: Promoting organic fertilizers using three

 locally available legumes (Centrosema pubrscens, Mucuna prriens and

Calopogonium mucunoides for Forestry Nursery Nutritional Management

(part-time)    

2013 till date

Member, Project Committee on Curcubita spp (Soil Science Aspect)

(part-time)

2014 till date

Member, committee on Relocation of Laboratory Department of SSM                (part-time)

2015

College Representative in the College of Agricultural Extension and Rural   Sociology 

  2015

Students’ Adviser (full time)

2014 till date

Member, committee on one day seminar for youths in southeastern Nigeria, as part of celebration of International Year of Soils 2015 

2015

Member, committee on celebration of International Day of Soils

2014

 

  1. WORKLOAD                                                                                                                    

COURSE

CREDIT LOAD

CCS 413   Farm Design,Farm Survey and Land Use Planning 

2

CCS 422   Soil Fertility, Soil and Water Management

2

SSA 522   Irrigation Agronomy and Wetland Management

2

SSA 512   Soil Genesis and Classification

2

SSA 525   Soil Survey and Land Use Planning

2

SSA 612   Soil Genesis and Classification

2

SSA 624   Survey and Land Use Planning

2

SSA  701  Seminar

1

SSA 724   Soil Survey and Land Use Planning

2

SSA 821   Soil Survey and Land Use Planning

3

SSA 811   Soil Genesis and Classification

3

SSA 500   Project

2

SSA 501   Seminar

1

SSA 801   Seminar

1

SSA 901   Seminar

1

SSA 900   Ph.D Project

18

SSA 800   M.Sc Project

12

 

  1. Postgraduate Supervision                      Date                      Degree Awarded

Supervision of M. Sc and Ph. D Students is in progress.

                    ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE, COMMUNITY WORK AND GENERAL   CONTRIBUTION

  1. Deanship/Directorship/Headship Experience

   

       Post                                                                                                                          Date

Deputy Dean, College of Crop and Soil Sciences, MOUAU.                 Jan.12, 2016 to date.

Mentor under Institutional Project Circle, MOUAU                        March, 16 2016 till date 

 Coordinator, Cocoyam Research Programme, NRCRI, Umudike                       2008 –2014

 

  Head of Station, NRCRI, sub-station Nyanya, Abuja                                          1999 –2003

 

  REFILS Team Leader, Rivers State Agricultural Development Project              2007 - 2012

 

      Chairman, NRCRI Umudike, Housing Committee                                              2009 –2012

 

      Member Committee for Relocation of Laboratory, Department of SSM             2015

 

  1. Service to Relevant  Public Bodies

 

Public Body                                                           Position and Nature of Job          Date

        Postgraduate School, Ph. D Oral Examination                      Internal Examiner   12/11/14

 

      Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions (ASURI),

      NRCRI, Umudike Branch.                                                     Branch Chairman   2009 - 2012

 

      Umuahia Diocesan Council of Catholic Men Organization   Assistant Secretary 2012 – date

 

      Enugu State Welfare Association, Umudike Branch              Vice Chairman    2009 – 2013

                                                                                                       

      Aninri Progressive Union, Umuahia Branch                          Vice Chairman       2010 – 2015

 

      Eziecho Improvement Union, Uhueze Nenwe,                      President General   2011 – 2015

 

      Catholic Workers Volunteer Force, Umuahia Diocese          Deputy Director      2014 – date

 

 

CONFERENCE AND LEARNED SOCIETY ACTIVITIES

  1. Soil Science Society of Nigeria Conference, University of Calabar, Calabar State, 2016. 
  2. Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendation in Nigeria (OFRA) at Institute for Agricultural Research, Samaru, Zaria, 24 - 26 May, 2016.

3.    The 20th Annual Conference of Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON), NAERLS/ABU, Zaria, 11 – 15th May, 2015.  

 4.      Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendation in Nigeria (OFRA) and Nigerian Soil Health Consortium Projects’ Inception Workshop at Institute for Agricultural Research, Samaru, Zaria, 6 – 9 February, 2014

          EDITORSHIP OF SUB- EDITORSHIP OF REPUTABLE JOURNALS.

Journal

Duration of Appointment

Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, (www.twjeas.net online Research Journal) India (Attached)

14/4/2015 till date

Appointed Reviewer, Journal of Agriculture and Crops, Pakistan (Attached).

 22/6/15 till 22/6/17

BUSTECH Journal, School of Business Studies, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Uwana, Ebonyi State

3 /12/13 till date.

Member Editorial Board, National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike , publications

2004 – 2009

Global Food Crisis and Nigerian Agriculture. Proc. 43rd Ann. Conf. Agric. Soc. of Nigeria.

20 – 23, October, 2009

Land Degradation, Agricultural Productivity and Rural Poverty: Environmental Implications. Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conf. Soil Science Society of Nigeria.

4 - 7 November, 2003

                     

                         Professional Review of Papers for Reputable Journals

Title of Papers Reviewed

Journal

Date

Survey and evaluation of selectedcassava cultivationin Eastern part of Akoko Southeast Local Government Area,Ondo State, Nigeria

JSAE/20/2015

MOUA,

Umudike.

28/7/15

Characterization, classification and management of Minna fadamasoils southern guinea savanna of Nigeriafor sustainablerice production

JSAE/18/2015

MOUA,

Umudike.

16/7/15

Optimum combinations of organic and inorganic fertilizers for vine, carotene and root yields in orange-fleshed sweet potato in a humid tropical location

Niger. Agric. Journal (ASN).

1/6/15

Characterization of copper in soil of cocoa plantation treated with Bordeaux mixture at Ajata, Bende, Nigeria

JSAE. MOUA,

Umudike.

16/3/15

Properties and site suitability evaluation for swamp rice cultivation of wetland soil resources of Adani, Enugu State, Nigeria

JSAE. MOUA,

Umudike.

17/11/14

The soils of sandstone – shale intercalated parent materials of central Cross River State: Properties, classification, fertility relationship and productive constraints.

JSAE. MOUA,

Umudike.

8/8/14

Improving soil productivity using mulches as weed controlmeasure in citrus nursery

JSAE /19/2014

23/4/14

Characterization, classification and management of selected soils of southeastern Nigeria

JSAE/08/2014

82/14

Evaluation of growth and yield of taro (Colocasia esculenta), NPK fertilizer rates and on the plains of Nsukka in southeastern Nigeria

JASE/07/2014

5/2/14

Evaluation of growth and yield responses of taro (Colocasia esculenta) to plant spacing on the plains of Nsukka in  southeastern Nigeria

JSAE. MOUA,

Umudike.

7/1/14

                  

                       PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH

   Type and Title of Publications, Number of Authors and Position of Authorship.

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Name

Type of Publication

Title of publications

No. of Authors

Posit-ion of Author-ship

Paper

Score

Candidate score

 

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Chukwu, G. Okoye, B and Nwosu, K. (2012).

 

  Books

   (2)

 Cocoyam rebirth in Nigeria. Lap-Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 100 pp.

3

1

 

2

Amadi, C.O, Ekwe, K. C, Chukwu, G.O, Olojede, A.O. and Egesi, C. N. (2011).

Root and Tuber Crops Research for Food Security and Empowerment. NRCRI, Umudike, Nigeria, 714 pp. (National Root Crops Res, Institute, Umudike)

5

3

 

3

Chukwu, G.O, Madu, T.U and Okoro, B.O. (2016).

Journals

  (74)

 

Youth participation in sustainable soil management and cocoyam production: lessons from cocoyam re-birth in southeast Nigeria

 Niger. Agric. J. 47 (2):177-188. (Agric. Society of  Nigeria)

 

3

1

 

4

 

 Onyekwere, I. N, Odunze, A. C, Ano, A. O, Chukwu, G. O. and Eke–Okoro, O. N (2016).

 Characterization and Management of Soils of Ishiagu Ebonyi State, Southeastern Nigeria for Sustainable Yam Production.  International Journal of Applied Research and Technology. 5(7): 65 – 72.

5

4

 

5

Chukwu, G. O and  I. E. Okonkwo (2015a)

Spatial distribution of available Fe on lithosequence grown to taro in southeastern Nigeria. Journal of Global Agriculture and Ecology, 3 (3): 170 - 177.

2

1

 

6

Chukwu, G. O and I. E. Okonkwo (2015b)

The roles of a soil pedologist in agro - technology transfer. Journal of Agriculture and Crops, 1 (4): 50 – 56.

2

1

 

7

Chukwu, G. O. (2015).

Land use for cocoyam in Nigeria: implications for cocoyam re-birth. Journal of Hill Agriculture, 6 (1): 1 – 7. (Indian Society of Hill Agriculture)

1

1

 

8

Chukwu, G. O., B. C. Okoye, O. Onwubiko, E. I, Okonkwo, I., Okpechi, and Amad, C.O. (2014).

Gocken technology: enhancing health of haplic acrisols and multiplication of taro in Nigeria. Asian Journal of Science and Technology.5 (12): 755 – 760.

6

1

 

9

Chukwu, G. O. and E. Eteng. (2014).

Enhancing soil health and control of cocoyam root rot through integrated plant nutrition. Basic Research Journal of Soil and Environmental Science, 2 (4): 40 - 45.

2

1

 

10

Chukwu, G. O., P. O. Nwosu and Onyekwere, I. N. (2014).

Suitability evaluation of land resources zones of Nigeria for cocoyam production. US Open Soil Science Journal, 1 (1): 1 – 8.

 

3

1

 

11

Chukwu, G. O, Tarfa B. D and Amapu I. Y. (2014).

Linking pedology and extension: Emerging trend in optimizing fertilizer recommendations and sustaining soil health in Nigeria. Sky Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management, 3 (5): 42 – 49.

3

1

 

12

Chukwu, G. O. (2013).

Soil survey and classification of Ikwuano, Abia State, Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Sciences and Water Resources. 2 (5): 150 - 156.

1

1

 

13

Chukwu, G. O, Madu, T.U, Chinaka, E.C and Anyaegbunam, H. N. (2013).

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Pedologists’ approach to agro-technological transfer: case study of Ikwuano, Abia State, Nigeria. African Journal of Agricultural Research. 82: 148 - 152.

4

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14

Chukwu, G. O, Ezenwa, M. I. S, Osunde, A. O and Asiedu, R. (2013).

Morphological characterization of a lithosequence on selected toposequences on major yam soils of south-eastern Nigeria. International Journal of Applied Research and Technology. 2(1):194– 201.

4

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15

Nwosu, P. O., Chukwu, G.O., Chukwu, L.I and Christo, L.E. (2013).

Influence of Agricultural land use on selected soil physico-chemical properties in Abia State. International Journal of Applied Research and Technology. 2 (7): 93 – 98.

4

2

 

16

Nwosu, P.O, Chukwu. G.O, Chukwu, L. I and Onuoha, B.U. (2012).

Nutritional and physico-chemical qualities of soils used as snack in South Eastern Nigeria. International Journal of Applied Research and Technology. 1 (7): 102 - 106.

4

2

 

17

Chukwu, G. O and Ifenkwe, G. E. (2012).

An edaphological approach to biodiversity conservation in Ikwuano Local Government Area (LGA) of Abia State: Implications for agro-technology transfer. International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development. 1 (4): 88 - 92.

2

1

 

18

Ogbodo, E. N and Chukwu, G.O. (2012).

Soil fertility evaluation of selected aquic haplustalfs in Ebonyi State, southeast Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Soil Science. 22 (1): 97 - 102. (Soil Science Society of Nigeria).

2

2

 

19

 Onyekwere, I. N. Ikeorgu, J. G, Ano, A. O, Udealor, A, Eke-Okoro, O.N,.Chukwu G.O  and Ogbonna, M.C. (2012).

 

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Studies of the integrated management of soil nutrient, bioload and yield of Dioscorea dumetorum. Journal of Applied Agricultural Research. 4 (2): 121 - 129. (Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria)

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20

Nwosu, P.O. Chukwu, G.O and Ikeorgu, J.G. (2011).

Management of leguminous fallows to improve Haplic Acrisols of southeastern Nigeria for sustainable cocoyam production. Niger.Agric J. 42: 174 - 181.(Agric. Society of Nigeria)

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3

 

21

Onyekwere, I. N, Udealor, A, Chukwu, G. O. and Njoku, N.R. (2011).

Potentials and management of nutrient status of soils of Brass area, Baylesa State, Nigeria for sweetpotato production. Nig. Journal of Soil Sci.  21 (1): 6 - 9. (Soil Science Society of Nigeria)

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3

 

22

Udom, B.E, Chukwu, G.O and Nuga, B.O. (2011).

Soil water retention, infiltration and aggregate stability of a seasonally flooded Vertisol under intensive grazing system. Journal of Advances in Developmental Research. 2 (2): 158 - 166.

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2

 

23

Chukwu, G. O, Ezenwa, M. I .S, Asiedu, R and Osunde, A. O. (2010).

Improving soil information in Nigeria: Kriging soil acidity in southeastern Nigeria. Niger Agric. J. 41 (2): 137 - 143. (Agric. Society of Nigeria)

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24

Onyekwere, I.N, Chukwu, G.O and Ano, A.O. (2010).

Land suitability of inland valleys in Minna, Niger State Nigeria for sustainable rice production. Journal of Food and Fibre Production. 3 (1): 687 - 694. (Abia State University, Uturu).

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Chukwu, G. O, Chude, L .A and Ekpo, I. E. (2009).

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Wetlands of southeastern Nigeria: Extent and characteristics. Nigeria Journal of Agriculture, Food and Environment, 5 (2- 4): 42 - 46.

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26

Onyekwere, I.N, Chukwu, G.O and Ano, A.O. (2009).

Characteristics and management of soils of Akamkpa area Cross River State, Nigeria, for increased Cocoyam yields. Niger. Agric. J. 40 (2): 271 - 278. (Agric. Society of Nigeria)

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27

Ojimgba, O, Omenihu, A.A. and Chukwu, G.O. (2008).

Effect of soil amendment on degraded Ultisol and maize (Zea mays). Journal of Food and Fibre Production.1 (1): 18 - 27. (Abia State University, Uturu)

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28

Chukwu, G. O. (2007).

Land suitability classification of southeastern Nigeria wetlands for azolla. Scientific Research and Essay. 2 (12): 519 - 522.

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29

Chukwu ,G.O.,Ezenwa, M. I. S, Osunde, A, Asiedu, R and Ogbogu, N.G. (2007).

Qualities of yam tubers grown on typic paleudults: hybrid yam and fertilizer effects.  Scientific Research and Essay. 2 (12): 515 - 519.

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30

Chukwu, G. O, Ezenwa, M. I. S Osunde, A. O and Asiedu, R. (2007).

Spatial distribution of N, P and K in major yam soils of southeastern Nigeria. African Journal of Biotechnology. 6 (24): 2803 - 2806.

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31

Oguike, P.C, Chukwu, G.  O and Ekere, U. B. (2007).

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Complementary effects of rice mill waste and NPK fertilizer on some physico-chemical properties of a degraded Ultisol in Southeastern Nigeria. Agricultural Journal. 2 (1): 121 – 126. (Agric. Society of Nigeria)

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Chukwu, G. O, Oguike, P. C and Ojimgba, O. (2006).

Estimated evapotranspiration of radish in udic and isohyperthermic environment based on class A Pan. Niger Agricultural Journal, 37: 85 - 90. (Agric. Society of Nigeria).

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33

Oguike, P.C, Chukwu, G.O and Njoku, N.C. (2006).

Physico-chemical properties of a Haplic Acrisol in southeastern Nigeria amended with rice mill waste and NPK fertilizer.  African Journal of Biotechnology. 5 (11): 1058 – 1061.

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34

Chukwu, G. O, Ezenwa, M. I. S, Osunde, A .O, and Asiedu, R. (2005).

Soil suitability evaluation of an alluvial chronosequence for yam production in southeastern Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Agric. & Environ. 7 (2): 241 – 247. (MOUA Umudike)

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35

Chude, L.A and Chukwu, G.O. (2000).

Soil characterization in relation to aquaculture: A case study of Ikwuano L. G. A. Abia State, Nigeria Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. 6 (4): 603 – 607.

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36

Chukwu, G. O, Mbanaso, E. O and Chukwu, K. E. (1999).

Land resources problem in rural development of Ikwuano Abia State. Nigeria Journal of Rural Development and Cooperatives. 6 (1): 43 – 47.

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37

Chukwu, G. O and Chude, L. A. (1997).

Characterization, classification and management of wetlands of parts of Southeastern Nigeria for Sustainable agriculture. Delta Agric. 4 (1997): 64 –74. (RSUT, Port Harcourt)

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38

Chukwu, G. O, Ezeaku, P. I and Anikwe, M. A. N. (2005).

Geophagy: Linking soil and human nutrition. Journal of Sustainable Agric. & Environ.7 (2): 199 – 205.

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39

Ezeaku, P. I, Anikwe, M. A. N and Chukwu, G.O. (2004).

Evaluation of landscape position influence on the productivity of southeastern Nigerian soil. International Journal of Environmental Issues. 2 (1 &2): 161 – 172.

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Chukwu, G. O, Agugo, B. A. C and Mbanaso, E.O. (2004).

Scheduling irrigation on carrot on Arenic Paleudults and Typic Paleudults.  Journal of Research in Agriculture. 1(1): 7 –10.

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41

Chukwu, G. O. and Agugo, B.A.C. (2003).

Fertilizer efficiency and productivity of ginger on a Haplic Acrisol in southeastern Nigeria. African Journal of Environmental Studies.4 (1-2): 11 –14.

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Chukwu, G. O and Olafimihan, I. (2002).

Management of Thionic Fluvisols of the Niger Delta for biodiversity conservation. In: The Status of Conservation and Renewable Natural Resources in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria. Transactions of Nigeria Society for Biological Conservation. Special Edition. Feb. 2002, pp 14 – 17.

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Chukwu, G. O, Igbokwe, M.C, and Ekpe, E.O. (2001).

Biotechnology applications in soil resources management. Env. Anal. 7: 673 – 681.

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Chukwu, G. O (2001).

Residual effect of rice husk on selected soil chemical   characteristics and yield of maize. Discov. Innov. Kenya. 13 (1/2): 58 – 62.

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45

Chukwu, G. O and Emehute, J.K.U. (2001).

Effects of NPK fertilizer and cultivar on edible ginger growth and yield at Umudike, J. Sustain Agric & Environ. 3 (1): 176 – 181.

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Chukwu, G. O and Agugo. B. A. C. (2000 a).

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Fertilizer use and its effects on the quality of yam tubers in Nigeria: Farmer's practice and perception. Journal of Development studies. 4 2): 58 – 67.

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47

Chukwu, G. O and Onyekwere, P. S. N. (1996).

Complementary effects of NPK fertilizer and mulch on the growth and yield of irrigated ginger (Zingiber Officinal Rosc.). African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops. 1 (2): 26 – 29.

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48

Anioke, S.C, Chukwu, G.O and Nwinyi, S.C.O. (1993).

 

The effects of different rates of potassium application on control of sweet potato pest. Journal of Pot. Res. 5 (1): 44 – 47.

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Amadi, C.O, Mbanaso, E.N.A and Chukwu, G.O. (2012).

A review of cocoyam breeding in Nigeria: Achievements, challenges and prospects. Niger Agric. J. 43: 72 – 82.

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Amadi, C. O, Onyeka, J, Chukwu, G. O and Okoye, B.C. (2015a).

Hybridization and seed germination of taro (Colocasia esculenta) in Nigeria. Journal of Crop Improvement, 29: 106 – 116.

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Amadi, C.O, Onyeka, J, Chukwu, G. O, Okoye, B.C,Ezeji, L and Ezigbo, E. C .(2015b).

Evaluation of exotic genotypes of taro (Colocasia esculenta) in Nigeria. Niger. Agric. J. 46 (1 & 2): 48 – 56.

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Onwubiko, O, Chukwu, G. O and Isaiah, C. E. (2015).

Response of some elite cocoyam varieties to cocoyam rapid multiplication technology. Niger. Agric. J. 46 (1 & 2): 355 – 358.  

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Nwakor, F.N, Chukwu, G. O, Asumugha, G .N, Ekwe, K. C and Okoye, B. C. (2014).

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Farmers Participation in Cocoyam Rapid Multiplication Technology in Imo State. Nigerian Journal of Farm Management, 15 (1): 62 – 65

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Ezebuiro, N.C, Chinaka, C. C and Chukwu, G.O. (2009).

Gender issues in adoption of improved cassava in Umuahia Zone of Abia State. International Journal of Agriculture, Food, Ecosystem Research. 1 (1): 191 - 197.

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Madu, T. U., Aniedu, O.C, Chukwu, G.O and Onwubiko, O. (2013).

Emprical analysis of climate change perception and adaptation among small-holder cocoyam farmers in south-eastern Nigeria. Niger Agric .J.44 (1): 83- 89.

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Obinna, L. O and Chukwu, G. O. (2013).

Assessment of information and communication technology usage among registered women co-operators in Abia State, Nigeria. International Journal of Applied Research and Technology. 2(9): 9 – 16.

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Obinna, L. O and Chukwu, G. O. (2013).

Women in community development: A case study of Chinyereugo Age Group in Abia State, Nigeria. International Journal of Applied Research and Technology. 2 (2): 20 – 25

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Obinna, L. O., Chukwu, G. O and Eye, S. O. (2013).

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Information and communication technology usage in an academic environment: Challenges at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research. 3 (12): 301 – 307.

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Onyenobi, V.O., Chukwu, G. O, Asumugha, G.,Ewuzie, J.E, Ogbonna, M.C  and Akinpelu, A.O. (2013).

Efficiency and marketing analysis of edible cocoyams in Abia State, Nigeria. Niger Agric .J. 44 (1): 126 - 134.

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Nwankwo, I. I, Eka, M. J, Okocha, P.I and Chukwu, G.O. (2012).

Estimation of quantitative heritable characters for the selection of intra-specific hybrids of Dioscorea rotundata. International Journal of Applied Research and Technology.1(6):153 - 159.

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Uwasomba, C.F, Ezulike, T.O, Udealor, A. and Chukwu, G.O. (2012).

Potentials of ladybird beetles in sustainable plant health management. International Journal of Applied Research and Technology.1(1): 139 -143.

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Chukwu, G. O. (2011).

Euology for Nigeria’s giant crop. Advances in Agriculture, Sciences and Engineering Research. 1 (1): 9 – 13.

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Ezeocha, V.C, Omodamiro, R.M Oti, E and Chukwu, G. O. (2011).

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Development of trifoliate yam: cocoyam composite flour for fufu production. Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research.2 (9): 184 - 188.

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Agugo, B.A.C and Chukwu, G.O. (2009).

Predicting the potential maximum yield of mugbean {Vigna radiata (L) Wilczek} at different sowing dates in a rainforest location of southeastern Nigeria. EJEAFChe. 8 (9): 730 - 739.

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Chukwu, G.O, Madu, T.U, Chinaka, E.C Njoku, N .Brown, S.C and Uka, O.

Challenges of women farmers in Abia State. Journal of Food and Fibre Production. 1 (1): 168 - 175.

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Chinaka, E.C, Emerole, C.O, Chukwu, G.O and Chinaka, E.C. (2007).

Determinants of yam output among women farmers in Imo State, Nigeria. Global Approaches to Extension Practice (GAEP). (2): 115 – 121.

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Anyaegbunam, H.N, Eze, C.I, Chukwu, G.O and Asumugha, G. N. (2006).

Credit availability to farmers in relation to adoption and profitability of selected farm technologies in Abia State, Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Research.19: 31 - 35.

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Anyaegbunam, H.N, Emerole, C.O and Chukwu, G.O. (2006).

Economics of bee honey production in Abia State, Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Research. 20: 27 - 30.

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Chukwu, G. O (2003).

Crop water modeling at National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike. Nigeria Special Journal of Nigerian Meteorological Society. Special Edition. 5 (1): 14 - 19.

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Chukwu, G. O and Igbokwe, M. C. (2001).

Modeled water requirement of potato (Solanum tuberosum) on Jos Plateau, Nigeria. Niger Agric. J. 32: 12 –18.

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Chukwu, G. O, Okonkwo, J.C, and Ikwelle, M.C. (2001).

Comparing two methods of irrigation scheduling for potato. J. Sustain Agric. & Environ. 3 (1): 193 – 198.

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Chukwu, G. O and Agugo, B. A.C. (2000).

Crop water modeling for root and tuber crops in Nigeria: Progress and Problems. Tropical J. Agric. Res. and Biotech. 1: 25 – 28.

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Chukwu, G. O. (1999a).

 Scheduling irrigation on sweet potato (Ipomea batatas (L.) Lam).  African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops. 3 (2): 1 - 3.

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Chukwu, G. O. (1999 b)

Estimation of water requirements of soybean and groundnut in southeastern Nigeria.  Journal of Sustain Agric. & Environ. 1 (1): 150 – 154.

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Chukwu, G. O and Mbanaso, E. O. (1999).

 

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Crop water requirements of radish in southeastern Nigeria .J. of Sustain Agric. Environ. 1 (2):236 – 241.

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Chukwu, G. O. (1995).

Crop irrigation water needs of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas). African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops. 1 (1): 35 – 38.

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Chukwu, G. O. and Okonkwo, E .I. (2015).

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The roles of pedology in agro – technology transfer. In:   Contemporary Issues in Agricultural Extension Systems and Development. Departmental Book of Readings, Department of Rural Sociology and Extension. Nwachukwu, I, Ifenkwe, G. E, Onumadu, F.N, Agbaraevo, M. N .B, Apu, U, Odoemelam, L. E and Nwaobiala, C.U (eds.), MOUA, Umudike, pp 40 - 47.

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Chukwu, G. O ,.Obinna, L.O and Madu, T. U. (2015).

Psychological value addition in cocoyam re-birth. In:Contemporary Issues in Agricultural Extension Systems and Development. Departmental Book of Readings, Department of Rural Sociology and Extension. Nwachukwu, I, Ifenkwe, G. E, Onumadu, F.N, Agbaraevo, M.N.B, Apu, U, Odoemelam, L. E and Nwaobiala, C.U (eds.), MOUA, Umudike, pp, 201 - 207.

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Obinna, L.O and Chukwu, G.O. (2015).

Culture and agricultural development. In: Contemporary Issues in Agricultural Extension Systems and Development. Departmental Book of Readings, Department of Rural Sociology and Extension. Nwachukwu, I, I, Ifenkwe, G. E, Onumadu, F.N, Agbaraevo, M. N .B, Apu, U, Odoemelam, L. E and Nwaobiala, C.U (eds.), (eds.), MOUA, Umudike, pp 162 – 167.

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Chukwu, G. O. (2011).

Quantitative pedology: A novel approach to sustainable soil health management for yam production. In: Root and Tuber Crops Research for Food Security and Empowerment. Amadi, C.O, Ekwe, K .C, Chukwu, G.O, Olojede, A.O and Egesi, C.N. (eds). NRCRI, Umudike, pp. 205 - 220.

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Chukwu, G. O and Ohiri, A.C. (2010).

Soil management practices in yam production. In: Yam, Cocoyam and Sweetpotato Production and Post-Harvest Management. Part 1: Yam. Ukpabi, U. J and Nwosu. K.I (eds.). NRCRI, Umudike, Nigeria, pp. 23 – 34.

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Chukwu, G .O, Nwosu, K.I, Mbanaso, E. N. A and Enyinnaya, M. A. (2010).

 

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Field production of cocoyams. In: Yam, Cocoyam and Sweetpotato Production and Post-Harvest Management. Part 2: Cocoyam. Ukpabi,U.J and Nwosu. K.I (eds.). NRCRI, Umudike, Nigeria, pp. 121 – 138.

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Chukwu G. O and Agugo, B.A.C. (2006)

Tragedy of the commons in soil resources management. In: Environment Beyond. Onii Publishing House, Owerri. Chapter 12, pp. 145 – 162.

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Chukwu, G. O. (2004)

Consumptive use of water by root crops in Nigeria. In: Issues in Sustainable Agriculture in Nigeria. A. Anene and L. C. Nwaigbo (eds.). Osprey Publication Centre, Owerri. Chapter 14, pp. 113 – 123.

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Chukwu, G. O. and Madu, T. U. (2010)

Crop water requirement: 29 years’ research at NRCRI, Umudike. Proc. Climate Change and the Nigeria Environment. Department of Geography, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Anyadike, R.N.C, Madu, I.A and Ajaero, C.K. (eds.). Chapter 14, pp. 185 -190.

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Chukwu, G.O (2017)

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Soil Evangelization: Looking Beyond International Year of Soils 2015 in Nigeria. Proc. 40th Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria,  held at the University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria, 16 – 18th  March, 2016.

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Chukwu, G.O and O Osuji (2016)

Cosmovision in soil resources management. A review. Proc. Agric. Soc. of Nigeria Conference held at the NRCRI, Umudike, 3 – 7 Oct., 2016.

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Chukwu, G, O and E Obi. (2016)

Soil degradation: A review. Proc. Agric. Soc. of Nigeria Conference held at the NRCRI, Umudike, 3 – 7 Oct., 2016.

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Chukwu, G.O. and O. Ojimgba. (2000).

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Soil survey for sustainable animal production.  In: Ukachukwu, S. N., Ibeawuchi, J. A., Ibe, S.N., Ezekwe A.G. and Abasiekong, S. F. (eds). Animal Production in the New Millennium: Challenges and options. Proc. of the 25th Annual Conf. of the Nigerian Soc. For Animal Production,Michael Okpara University of Agric. Umudike, 199 –23rd March, 2000, pp. 48 – 52.

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Chukwu, G.O., C. C. Chinaka and E.O. Ekpe (1999)

Land Suitability of Okigwe Agricultural zone for Apiculture. In Igbokwe, M.C. Eluagu, L. S. Asumugha G.N and Mbanaso, J. A. (eds) Sustainable Agricultural Development in a changing Environment. Proc. of 32nd Ann. Conf. of the Agric. Soc. of Nigeria.  Federal College of Agriculture Ishiagu,13 – 998, pp. 236 – 239.

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Chukwu, G.O. and D. A. Asawalam. (2001).

 

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Land capability evaluation of Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State for agricultural development. Proc. 25th Annual Conf. of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria. Precious Palm Royal Hotel,   Benin, pp. 39 – 44.

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Chukwu, G. O. and C.C. Chinaka. (2001).

 

Agricultural land use in Ikwuano: Implications for agro-technology transfer. Proc. 34th Ann. Conf. Agric. Soc. of Nigeria. Abubakar Tafawa Belewa Univ. Bauchi, pp. 198 – 202.

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Chukwu, G.O., and L. Ebeniro. (2000)

 

Rizipiscicultural potential of inland valleys of Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State.  In Busari L. D.,   Wada, A. G., Imolehin, E.O., Idowu, A. A. and Asumugha, G. N. (eds). Agricultural Production and Strategies for Meeting Nigeria’s Food Demand in the New Millennium.  Proc. Of the 33rd Annual Conf. of the Agric.Soc.of Nigeria, NRCRI, Badeggi, 18 – 22nd Oct. 1999, pp. 152 – 155.

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Ojimgba, O and G.O. Chukwu. (2000)

Interpreting soil moisture regimes in relation to horticulture.  In Nwaigbo, L.C, Ukpabi, U.H and Anene, A (eds).  Food & Fibre Production in Nigeria in the 21st Century. Proc of the 1st Annual Conf. of the College of Agric. & Vet. Medicine, Abia State, University, Umuahia Campus, 10th – 13th Sept. 2000, pp. 262 – 265.

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Chukwu, G.O., A.O. Ano, I. N. Onyekwere, C.C. Nwokocha and P.O. Nwosu. (2010)

A reconnaissance soil fertility survey of Ezinihite Local Government Area, Imo State, Nigeria. Proc. 44th Annual Conf. Agric. Soc. of Nigeria. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria, pp. 1046 - 1047.

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Tolubanwo, S.E., C.I. Ijioma and G. O. Chukwu. (2005).

Technical characterizations of Grossarenic Kandiudults for earth fill in Orlu, Imo State. Proc. 39th Ann. Conf.ASN, Benin City, pp. 240 - 241.

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Nwokocha, C.C., F.O.R

Characterization and evaluation of soils of

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Akamigbo and G.O. Chukwu. (2004).

 

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 Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State for agricultural production. Proc. 28th Ann. Conf. Soil Sci. Soc. of Nigeria, NRCRI, Umudike, pp. 308 – 315.

 

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Nwokocha, C.C., A.O. Ano, G. O. Chukwu, and I. N. Onyekwere. (2010).

Pedological constraints to rainfed agricultyrein Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State. Proc. 44th Annual Conf. Agric. Soc. ofNigeria. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria, pp. 1278 - 1281.

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Chukwu, G. O; Mbanaso, E.N.A; Obasi, M.N. and Nwoko, S.U. (2004).

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Integrating organic-mineral fertilizer on a Haplic Acrisol. Annual Report of National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike. pp. 119 – 123.

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Ohiri, A. C; Okonkwo, J.C. and Chukwu, G. O. (1990).

Evaluation of Cowdung as a Complement of Inorganic Fertilizer for Ware Yam Production. Annual Report of National Root Crops Research Institute, (N.R.C.R.I), Umudike. pp. 35 - 38.

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.Ohiri, A. C; Ano, A.O and Chukwu, G. O. (1989).

Characterization of soils of Imo State in relation to crop production and fertilizer use. Annual Report National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, pp. 49.

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Ohiri, A. C, Ano, A.O and Chukwu, G. O. (1988).

  1. Soil characterization, evaluation and testing for N, P, and K in relation to yam production. Annual Report National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, pp. 35 – 38.

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Chukwu, G. O; Ikeorgu, J.G; Ano, A.O; Obasi, M.N.O. and Abazie, S. (2006).

Complementing Rice Mill Waste with NPK Fertilizer for Seed Yam Production. Annual Report of National Root Crops Research Institute, (N.R.C.R.I), Umudike. pp. 56-57.

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Chukwu, G. O. (2008).

 

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          Land husbandry: recipe for ecology of peace. DotService News, 19 (20): 8.

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Chukwu, G. O. (2004).

Soil as food? National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, News Bulletin. 2 (1): 6.

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Chukwu, G. O and M.C. Ik1welle. (2000).

Yam: Threats to its sustainability in Nigeria: Palawija News, Indonesia, 17 (1):1-7.

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Ano, A.O and Chukwu, G. O. (2005).

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Report of soil test of Nigerian Starch Mills farms, National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, 35 pp.

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Chinaka, C.C. and G. O. Chukwu. (2006).

Scientific investigation of “blighted” farmland at Izombe. National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, 27 pp.

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Ano, A.O and G. O. Chukwu. (2007).

Remediation of a “blighted” farmland at Izombe, Imo State. National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, (Contract No. NTB-0570), 27 p.

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                      RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH

  1. I introduced the term “Soil Evangelization” in soil science in 2015. Coined soil slogan: “Soil Evangelization for Ecosystem Conservation and Food Security” (See SSSN Newsletter (2015),Vol. 25 (2): 4 – 7. I formed Soil Evangelization Group, composed two Pedology Songs (Pedogenesis and Soil is Alive) adopted by the Soil Science Society of Nigeria as their National Anthem, during the 40th Annual Conference, held at the University of Calabar, Calabar, in 2016.  

ii. Principal investigator, development of control for taro leaf blight (Phythophtora colocasiae) in 2011 (use of fungicides, eg Ridomil, Nordox, etc.). This recommendation is in use in the Cocoyam Research Programme of the NRCRI, and it has been extended to farmers.

 

iii. Principal investigator, development of Gocing Barn in 2009 for sustainable storage of cocoyam corms and cormels. It is currently in use at NRCRI Umudike, as the cocoyam barn.

 

iv. Principal investigator, development of Gocken Rapid Multiplication Technology (GRMT) for very rapid multiplication of cocoyam and soil recapitalization, using 4 – 7 g micro setts and micro cormels and integrated use of organic manure at 4 t/ha at pre-cropping followed by NPK 15 15 15 at 400 kg/ha, 6 weeks after planting. The technology solves twin problems of low multiplication ratio and declining soil fertility. It is in use in the Institute and it has been disseminated to 11 States in Nigeria. See Asian Journal of Science and Technology.5 (12): 755 – 760.

 

 v. I formed the Giant Crop (Cocoyam) Choir-the first crop-based cultural troupe in National Agricultural Research Institute System, which champions awareness campaign to enhance interest for cocoyam through aggressive advocacy, composure of songs, participation in cultural activities and scientific conferences; I am the progenitor of cocoyam slogan: Cocoyam Rebirth for Food Security and Empowerment; launched Cocoyam Consumption and Awareness Campaign (COCAWAC) in 2009; started School Cocoyam Project, Farmer Participatory Research (FPR); introduced Cocoyam Rebirth t-shirts,  caps, flags, clocks and car stickers, to re-awaken interest for cocoyam. See: Amadi, C.O, Ekwe, K .C, Chukwu, G.O, Olojede, A.O. and Egesi, C.N. (2012).  Root and Tuber Crops Research for Food Security and Empowerment. NRCRI, Umudike, pp 294-297.

 vi. I introduced neologisms (newly coined terms) that define the basic concepts and scope of cocoyam rebirth in Nigeria. They are: Cocoyam Rebirth Initiative, Ccocoyam Rebirth Mission, Cocoyam Rebirth Mission Ad Intra, Cocoyam Rebirth Mission Ad Extra, and Echoes of Cocoyam Rebirth. See: Amadi, C.O, Ekwe, K .C, Chukwu, G.O, Olojede, A.O. and Egesi, C.N. (2012).  Root and Tuber Crops Research for Food Security and Empowerment. NRCRI, Umudike, pp 294-297.

 vii. I introduced the classification of cocoyam cormels by type (method of attachment to either corm or cormel), such as primary, secondary and tertiary cormels, as opposed to conventional classification by size eg 50 g, 25 g, etc in 2009. This has expanded the scope of research in cocoyam. See Amadi, C.O, Ekwe, K .C, Chukwu, G.O, Olojede, A.O. and Egesi, C.N. (2012). Root and Tuber Crops Research for Food Security and Empowerment. NRCRI, Umudike, pp 294-297.

 

viii, I Increased cocoyam germplasm from 9 landraces in 2008 to 65 (comprising 15 landraces in 2012 plus 50 exotic lines acquired through INEA Project in 2011).

 

  1. Introduced quality control both in the field and in the barn (separate cormels into primary, secondary and tertiary cormels) in Cocoyam Research Programme. This is novel in cocoyam research.

 

 

RECOGNITION FOR RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGH

 

  1. Role Model: Mentorship under CIRCLE. Directorate of MOUAU Research Administration, March, 2016.
  2. Okammuta Ede 1 of Igbo Land (Chieftaincy title conferred on me by the Igbo tribe in 2012, in recognition of my contributions in cocoyam research, advocacy and awareness campaign in Nigeria, under the aegis of Cocoyam Rebirth Initiative).

(ii)   Fellow Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (FCAI) 2009. 

(iii). 3rd Best Scientist Award, NRCRI, Umudike, for 2008, awarded in 2009.

(iv). 3rd Best Coordinator, (Cocoyam Research Programme) in 2008, awarded in 2009.

(v).   Letter of commendation from Assistant Director Dr (Mrs) E.N.A Mbanaso for Excellent Performance in Cocoyam Research Programme in 2008.

(vi). Staff Productivity Merit Award, NRCRI, Umudike, 1999.

(vii). Ambassador of Wisdom by Catholic Women Organization, CKC, Umudike, 2009.

(viii). The Great Scholar by CWO, St. Finbar’s Catholic Church, Umuahia, 2008.

(ix)  Pillar of Talent by CWO, CKC, Umudike, 2008.

(x)  Red Cap Chief: Nwachilemeru 1 of Uhueze Nenwe, Aninri, L.G.A Enugu State, 2004.

EXTRA CURRICULAR HOBBIES: Volley ball and culture.

REFEREES:

 

i Professor A. O. Osunde, Dept. of Soil Sci. Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.

 

ii Dr. Robert Asiedu, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

 

iii Dr A. O Ano, National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.