OPARA EMMA UMUNNA

OPARA EMMA UMUNNA

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Biography

PROFILE OF DR. OPARA EMMA UMUNNA

 DEPARTMENT OF PLANT HEALTH MANAGEMENT,

COLLEGE OF CROP AND SOIL SCIENCES,

 MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY OF  AGRICULTRE, UMUDIKE.

 

 PERSONAL DATA

 Name:                                            Dr. Opara Emma Umunna

 

 Contact Address:                         Dept of Plant Health Management,

                                                      Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,   

                                                      Umudike, Abia State  

 

  Area of Specialization:                 Applied Bacteriology, Plant Pathology

 

Past Position:                                Senior Lecturer, Head of Dept, Plant Health Management, October, 2015 - January, 2017.

Present Status:                             Associate Professor (Applied Bacteriology)

                            

A.  EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Institutions Attended With Dates:

Post Graduate Studies        

 Ahamadu Bello University, Zaria                              1990-1994.

 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,

 Umudike                                                                    1997-2006

Tertiary Education                

University of Nigeria, Nsukka:                                    1980-1984

 

 Post Primary Education

Obazu Community Grammar School                        1976-1980

 

Academic Qulifications Dates with dates

Ph.D (Applied Bacteriology)   MOUAU                                              2006

M.Sc (Crop Protection) ABU, Zaria                                                   1994

B.Sc (Botany) UNN                                                                            1984

West African School Certificate (WASC)                                          1980

First School Certificate (FSLC)                                                          1974

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

1.Previous Work Experience Outside MOUAU

NYSC, Ondo State                                                                             1984-1985

Education officer/Part time Lecturer, ABU, Zaria.                             1990-1993

Senior Visiting Scholar at University of Uyo                                      2014-2015

Curriculum Review Committee Teacher, University of Uyo             2014-2015

 

2. Work Experience in MOUAU

UGC  Cordinator                                                                     1994-1996

SIWES Cordinator                                                                  1997-2012

Exam Officer                                                                          2013-2014

Head of Dept, Plant Health Mgt.                                            2015-2017

 

3.    MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES

Member, CCSS Tetfund Building Project Monitoring Committee, 2012-2014

Member, Hall warden (Male Hostel J)

Member, LOC, Weed Science Society of Nigeria

Member, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Programme

Member, Result Manager/ICT Committee in MOUAU

Member, Crop Improvement Programme

Member, CCSS Building Supervisory Committee

 

 

4.    MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

Member, Nigerian Society for Plant Protection (NSPP)

Member, Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN)

Member, Weed Science Society of Nigeria

Member, Horticultural Society of Nigeria (Hortson)

Consultant, European Union Project for Six South Eastern States

 

5.    MEMBERSHIP OF OUTSIDE BODIES

 

Member, American Phytopathological Society (APS)

Member, American Biographical Institute (ABI)

Member, Information, Training & Outreach Center for Africa (ITOCA/ICT)

 

6.    Editorship and Review: Farm Practice Manual for Farmers and Students, Opara E.U. and Ezenwa L.I.,  2016.

Chapter in Books: Volatiles and Food Security: Titles of Chapter:

1. Bacterial Volatiles in Plant Growth

2. Bacterial Volatiles in Rhizosphere

3. Bacterial Volatiles in Plant Defense.

 

7. Journal Reviews:

1. Agric. Food Sci. Journal, Title of Article: Screening of Faba Bean Lines Black Root Rot Caused by Fusarium solani, 2015

2. Agricultural Research Journal. Title of Article: Management of Myrothecium leaf spot of Soybean by   fungicides under In Vitro and In   Vivo conditions, 2016

3. Agricultural Journal of Food Science, Title of Article: Volatile Compound analysis of the Leaves and Seeds of Piper guineense Using Gas-Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), 2015.

4. Discourse Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences. Title of Article: Comparative Efficacy

of Tephrosia Vogelii And Moringa Oleifera Against Insect Pests Of Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus thumb)

5. Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS). Title of Article:

Races of Xanthomonas citri subsp. Malvacearum, The Causal  Agent of  Bacterial Blight of Cotton in Northern Nigeria.

 

 

Publications in Scientific & Professional Journals

 

           

S/N

Name

Type of Publication

Title

1

Opara, E.U., Erinle, I.D. Misari S.M. and Akpa A.D. (1998).

Journal

Pseudomonas syringae pv. helianthi Casual Agent of Bacterial Blight of Sunflower in Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of Plant Protection. 17:46-52.

2

Opara, E.U. (2000)

Journal

Incidence of Pseudomonas syringae pv. helianthi on Sunflower (Helianthus annus) in Nigeria. Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology. 7(3): 2607-2611.

3

Opara, E.U. & Amadioha, A.C. (2006).

Journal

Effect of Heat treatment of seed on disease severity, germination and yield of tomato in Umudike, Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Research. 17:47-52.

4

Opara, E.U. & Wokocha, R.C. (2008).

Journal

Efficacy of some plant extracts in the in vitro and in vivo control of Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria. Medwell Online Agricultural Journal, 3(3):163-170.

5

Opara, E.U. (2007).

Proceedings

Effect of disease incidence and severity of bacterial spot and wilt on seven varieties of Sweet pepper (Capsicum annum L.) in Umudike, Nigeria. Proceedings of Bio-Technology Journal. 20th Annual Conference, Abakaliki, 61-68.   

6

Agugo, B.A.C. and Opara, E.U. (2008).

Journal

Agro-ecological suitability assessment of the lowland rain forest belt of south eastern Nigeria for Mungbean production II temperature, relative humidity and wind. Green Farming Journal. 2(4): 206-210.

7

Opara, E.U. and Odibo F.J.C. (2009).

Journal

Studies and characterization on Bacterial Spot Pathogen (Xanthomonas Campestris pv. vesicatoria). Journal of Molecular Genetics. 1(2-4) 35-43.

8

Opara, E.U. and Obani, F.T. (2010).

Journal

Performance of some plant extracts and Pesticides in the control of Bacterial spot disease of Solanum. Medwell Online Agricultural Journal. 5 (2): 45-49.

9

Opara, E. U., Njoku T. C and Isaiah, C. (2013)

Journal

Potency of plant extracts and pesticides on Bacterial leaf Blight Diseases of cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta) in Umudike, South Eastern Nigeria, 312-319. 

10

Opara, E.U., Njoku,T. N &Ucheoma, O. (2013).

Journal

Control of Post Harvest Bacteria Diseases of Tomato in Abia State, Nigeria. The International Journal of Engineering and Sciences, 57-64.

11

Opara, E.U. and Agugo, B.A.C (2014)

Journal

Application of Organic Amendments and Botanical Foliar Sprays against Bacterial Disease of Mungbean in South Eastern Nigeria. Greener Journal of Agric. Sciences Vol. 4: 52-57.

12

Opara, E.U. and Agugo, B.A.C (2014).

Journal

Control of Post harvest Rot of  Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas Lam.)  in vitro and in vivo. Journal of Agric and Sustainability Vol. 6: 50-68.

13

Opara, E.U. and Nwankwo, I.M. (2015).

Journal

The Potentials of Phytochemicals of Some Medicinal Plants in Control of Erwinia carotovora –The Causative Agent of Soft Rot Disease of Cocoyam. Journal of Microbiology Research and Reviews Vol. 3:17-23

14

Opara, E.U. (2015).

Journal

An overview on the role of virus vectors in host plant Interaction-transmission strategy.   World Science Research Journals Vol. 3: 09-12

15

Opara, E.U. and Nwaogu, A.G. (2015).

Journal

Influence of Hormones on microbial Plant Infection: A defense Mechanism. World Science Research Journals Vol.3: 013-019

16

Bassey, I.N. and Opara, E.U. (2015).

Journal

Microbial Flora Associated with forest Floor Litter in Tropical Rainforest Zone. International Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry. Vol. 2:26-30.

17

Nwankwo, I .M. and Opara, E.U. (2015). 

Journal

The Role of Virus Vectors in Orange Fleshed Sweet potato Genotypes Infection- A case study. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research- Agriculture and Veterinary. Vol.15:1-7

18

Nwokocha, N.J. and Opara, E.U. (2015).

Journal

Incidence of Seed-Borne Fungi on Seeds of Water Melon (Coloocynthis citrus L.) from Five States of South Eastern, Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry. Vol. 3:3035.

19

Nwokocha, N.J., Opara, E.U. and Nwokocha, J.V. (2016)

Journal

Influence of Medicinal Plant Powders on Fungal Degradation of the Proximate Contents of Egusi Melon Seeds. International Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry. Vol 3: 42-48.

20

Opara, E.U. and Asequo, A. (2016).

Journal

An Overview of Characterization and Identification of Soft Rot Bacterium of Vegetable Crops in Nigeria. International Greener Journal of Biological Sciences. Vol. 6: 46-55.

21

Opara, E.U.

Journal

A Review of Virus Spread and Transmission in Orange in Orange Tree (Citrus aurantum) in Nigeria. . International Greener Journal of Biological Sciences. Vol. 6: 56-60.

22

Opara, E.U. and Umoh, E.E. (2016).

Journal

Role of Nutrients Availability in Plant Disease Control in Nigeria. International Journal Of Agriculture and Earth Science Vol 2 No.5 12-24, 2016

23

Opara, E.U., Ikro, A.I. and Akinbo ,O.K. (2016).

Journal

Opara, E.U., Ikro, A.I. and Akinbo ,O.K. (2016) Impact of Soil Treatments in the Management of Wilt Disease of Water Melon (Citrullus Lanatus) In Humid South Eastern Nigeria. Global Journal of crop, Soil and Plant Breeding. 4(1): 171-175

24

Opara, E.U. and Dikeocha, G. (2016).

Journal

Integrated Pest Management and Cultural Control of Vertebra Pests in Nigeria – A Review. Global Science Research Journals. Global Journal of crop, Soil and Plant Breeding.4(2): 146-150

25

Opara, E.U and Bassey, I.N. (2016)

Journal

Bactericidal Effects of Some Local Plant Ashes on the Bacterial Wilt Diseases of Tomato ( Solanum Lycopersicon) Varieties in Eastern Nigeria. Global Journal of Pest, Disease and Crop Protection. 4(1): 151-158

 

26

Opara, E.U. and Ezenwa L.I. (2016).

Journal

Influence of Organic Wastes on Bacterial Soft Rot Disease of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) in Humid Tropcal Nigeria. Global Journal of crop, Soil and Plant Breeding. 4(1): 176-181.

27

Opara, E.U. and Eno, I.P. (2016).

Journal

Toxins As Weapons Used By Pathogens To Invade Plants Tissues. International Journal Of Agriculture and Earth Science Vol 2 No.5: 4-11, 2016

28

Opara, E.U. and Ezenwa L.I. (2016).

Text Book

Introduction to Farm Practice in Nigeria, Agricultural Hand Book. pp 300

29

Opara, E.U. (2016).

Book Chapter

Bacteria Volatiles in Plant Defense and Food Security. Editor: Dr, Devendra, K. Chounhary. Publisher: Springer.

30

Bassey, I.N. and Opara, E.U. (2016).

Journal

Potency of Plant Ashes as Organic Fertilizers in the Performance and Control of Leaf Spot Disease of Telfairia occidentalis in South Eastern Nigeria.  Journal of Agriculture and Sustainability Vol 9 ( 2), 210-227

31

Opara, E.U., Akinbo ,O.K. and  Ikro, A.I. (2016).

Journal

Isolation and Characterization of Soft Rot Pathogen of Yam (Dioscorea spp) in Nigeria-A Review

 Journal of Agriculture and Sustainability

 Vol. 9 (2) 198-209

32

Olori-Great, N.G and Opara, E.U. (2017).

Journal

Defence Mechanisms in Plants Against Invading Plant Pathogenic Microbes in Nigeria.  Journal of Agriculture and Sustainability

 Vol. 10 (1) 80-96

33

AkpaninyangF.E.and Opara, E.U. (2017)

Journal

The Influence of Toxins in Disease Symptom Initiation in Plants: A Review

 Journal of Agriculture and Sustainability

 Vol. 10 (1) 29-52