Pitan, O.O.R’s Publications

(a)  Theses

1. Pitan, Olufemi O. R. (1991). Parasitisation of the mango mealybug, Rastrococcus invadens, Williams (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) by its exotic primary parasitoid, Gyranusoidea tebygi, Noyes (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) in relation to host plants, MSc Thesis,University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.


2.  Pitan, Olufemi O.R. (1997) Damage threshold of four common cowpea pod sucking bugs and the impact of agronomic practices on their populations, PhD Thesis, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.


(b) Articles in learned journals

1. Pitan, Olufemi O. R., T.A. Akinlosotu and J.A Odebiyi (2000). Impact of Gyranusoidea tebygi (Noyes) (Hym.: Encyrtidae) on the mango mealybug, Rastrococcus invadens Williams (Hom.: Pseudococcidae) in Nigeria. Biocontrol science and Technology, 10: 245 – 254. http://www.informaworld.com/index/AQ4H2RJAUTC5QTQL.pdf (Abstract)


2. Pitan, Olufemi O.R., J.A. Odebiyi and G.O. Adeoye (2000). Effects of phosphate fertilizer levels on cowpea pod-sucking bug population and damage. International Journal of Pest Management  46: 205 –209. http://www.informaworld.com/index/GNG87W55ENVVKX10.pdf (Abstract)


3. Pitan, Olufemi O.R. and J.A. Odebiyi (2001). The effect of intercropping with maize on the level of infestation and damage by pod-sucking bugs in cowpea. Crop protection  20: 367 –372. http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0261219400001356 (Abstract)


4 Pitan, Olufemi O.R., Georgina Mwamsat, Sunday O.S. Akinyemi, Oyeboade S. Adebayo and Taiwo A. Akinlosotu (2001). Effect of the mango mealybug and sooty mould attack on mango and the impact of the released Gyranusoidea tebygi Noyes on yield. Fruits  57: 103 – 115.


5. Pitan, Olufemi O.R., J.A. Odebiyi, G.O. Adeoye and E.O. Osisanya (2000). Influence of maize intercropping and minimal insecticidal usage on the pod-sucking bugs of cowpea. Tropical Agriculture  (Trinidad) 78: 48 – 51


6. Pitan, Olufemi O.R. and J.A. Odebiyi (2001). Crop loss in cowpea due to the pod-sucking bugs, Riptortus dentipes, Mirperus jaculus, Anoplocnemis curvipes and Nezara viridula Insect Science and Its Application 21: 273 -241


7. Pitan, Olufemi O.R. and J.A. Odebiyi (2002). Effect of intra-row spacing of cowpea on pod-sucking bug population and damage in Ibadan, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Entomology 19: 31 – 39


8. Pitan, Olufemi O.R. (2002). Aspects of biology and variation in the developmental  time of the spiralling whitefly, Aleurodicus dispersus Russell (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on different hosts. Nigerian Journal of Entomology 19: 124 – 132


9. Pitan, Olufemi O.R. (2003) Response of two growth stages of pepper to different population densities of the spiralling whitefly (Aleurodicus dispersus Russell) Insect Science and Its Application 23: 115–120. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/icipe/isa/2003/00000023/00000002/art00005 (Abstract)


10. Pitan, Olufemi. O. R., Alasiri, K.O. Kintomo, A.A. Babalola S.O. and Olatunde G.O. (2006). Studies on the occurrence and relative abundance of the major insect pests of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa var sabdariffa L), ASSET, 6: 55-61


11.  Pitan, Olufemi O.R.,  Odebiyi,  J.A. Akinlosotu, T.A Hassan T.and. Nwamsat G (2006). Importation, releases and establishment of Neochetina eichhorniae Warner (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) for the biological control of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) in Nigerian waters. ASSET, 6: 89-102.


12. Pitan, Olufemi O. R. and Olatunde, G.O. (2006). Effects of intercropping tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) at different times with cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) or okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) on the density of the pod sucking bugs and okra flea beetles. Journal of Agricultural Sciences (Cambridge), 144: 361 – 368.


13. Pitan, Olufemi O. R, Alasiri, K. O., Kintomo, A. O., Babalola, S.O., Olatunde, G. O. (2007). Variations in yields and susceptibility to insect attack in three varieties of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa var sabdariffa L.) at different planting densities and fertliser rates in a sub-humid environment. Journal of Horticulture and Biotechnology, 82: 49-54


14. Pitan Olufemi O.R.., Odubiyi, S.I.I., Olatunde, G.O. (2007). Yield response of cowpea,  Vigna unguiculata L  (Walp), to infestation of Aspavia armigera F. (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Journal of Applied Entomology, 131: 704 – 708. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118521904/abstract (Abstract)


15. Olatunde, G. O., Biobaku, I. A., Ojo, D. K., Pitan, O. O. R. and Adegbite, E. A (2007).Inheritance of resistance in cowpea to pod sucking bug, Clavigralla tomentosicollis Stal. (Hemiptera: Coreidae) Tropical Science 47: 128-133. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117876025/abstract (Abstract)


16. Babarinde, S.A., O.O.R. Pitan and Iyiola, F.A. (2008). A Pre-screen of Termiticidal Potentials of  Aerial Parts of Castor, Ricinus communis, (Euphorbiaceae), Journal of Entomology 5: 218-223


17. Babarinde, S.A., Adebayo, T.A., Pitan, O.O.R. and Folorunso, J.T. (2008). Host  influence on  the population growth and damage by cigarette beetle (Lasioderma serricorne F.) in  Ogbomoso, Nigeria. Crop Research 35(3): 268-272.


18. Pitan, Olufemi O.R., Fajinmi, A.A., Akinyemi, S.O.S., Ayodele, E. A. (2008). Status of the  spiralling whitefly, Aleurodicus dispersus Russell (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae), infestation in  Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Plant Protection, 24 (In Press)


19. Pitan, Olufemi O. R., (2008) Variation and fluctuation in the population density of the mango  mealybug (Rastrococcus invadens Williams) (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae), and its  parasitisation in relation to smoke pollution Tropical Journal of Insect Science 4, 1-7


20.  Pitan, Olufemi O.R., Tairu F.M. and Olatunde, G.O. (2008). Varietal differences in the susceptibility of Corchorus olitorius to the flea beetles. Nigerian Journal of Plant Protection, 24 (In Press).

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