Dr.

AFOLABI Clement Gboyega 

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  • D. (Plant Pathology) 2007
  • Sc (Plant Pathology) 2001
  • Sc. (Agriculture [Crop Protection] 2.1 Upper Divison) 1998
  • National Diploma (Agriculture) 1992
  • West African School Certificate A’ Level 1989
  • West African School Certificate O’ Level 1987

Completed

  • Assessment of farmers’ field for cassava yield and root rot
  • Relative susceptibility of raw and roasted groundnut to seed borne
  • pathogen and mycotoxin contamination
  • Assessment of root rot disease under maize-cassava inter-crop
  • Screening of pepper for foliar and fruit diseases
  • Evaluation of some sweet potato varieties for leaf spot and root rot
  • Effects of poultry manure on leaf spot disease of pepper
  • Evaluation of different control measures on foliar diseases of pepper

Ongoing

  • Response of some Bambara groundnut accessions to foliar diseases
  • Evaluation of African Yam Bean for resistance to foliar, floral and pod diseases
  • Management of downy mildew disease of cucumber
  • 134039: Feasibility study for the development of an innovative smart-farming app for smallholders in developing countries (Agricultural-Productivity-Project) ‘APP’ with PCI Technology Investment Ltd, United Kingdom 2019                                                    2020 – 2021
  • Kirkhouse Trust Travel Grant, United Kingdom 2009
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria                            2002 – 2007
  • Federal Government Postgraduate Fellowship 2003
  • Silver medal, National Secondary School Games (Football) 1989
  • American Phytopathological Society
  • Mycotoxicology Society of Nigeria
  • Mycological Society of Nigeria
  • Nigerian Society for Plant Protection
  • Conference of Nigerian Society for Plant Protection, March, 2020. Evaluation of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata Walp) accessions for resistance to Cercospora leaf spot
  • Conference of Nigerian Society for Plant Protection, April, 2019. Attended the 44th Annual Conference on Sustainable Plant Health for Inclusive Development in the Changing Climate.
  • Conference of Nigerian Society for Plant Protection, March, 2018. Evaluation of Some African Yam Bean (Sphenostylis sternocarpa [Hochst ex A. Rich.]Harms) Accessions for resistance to flower bud rot disease.
  • Annual Meetings of American Phytopathological Society, California USA, July, 2015.   Performance of some pepper (Capsicum) species against foliar diseases under natural infection in Nigeria.
  • Conference of Nigerian Society for Plant Protection, March, 2014. Preliminary studies on field diseases of pepper (Capsicum species) in Nigeria

Thesis/Dissertations

  • Afolabi C. G. (2007). Fusarium stalk and ear rot of maize (Zea mays L) and mycotoxin contamination of grains in Nigeria. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Afolabi C. G. (2001). Effect of crude oil on seedling emergence, mortality and performance of tomato infected with Ralstonia solanacearum.Sc. Dissertation. University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Afolabi C. G. (1998). Effect of seed-borne fungi on percentage germination and health of rice seedlings. B.Sc. Project. University of Ibadan, Nigeria

 

Books/Monographs and Chapters in Books: NIL

JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

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·         Afolabi C. G., Bandyopadhyay R., Leslie J. F., Ekpo E. J. A. (2006). Effect of Sorting on Incidence and Occurrence of Fumonisin and Fusarium verticillioides on Maize from Nigeria. Journal of Food Protection 69:2019-2023. Publisher: International Association for Food Protection, (USA).

URL: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iafp/jfp/2006/00000069/00000008/art00039#expand/collapse

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·         Afolabi C. G., Ojiambo, P. S., Ekpo E. J. A., Menkir A., R. Bandyopadhyay (2007). Evaluation of Maize Inbred Lines for Resistance to Fusarium Ear Rot and Fumonisin Accumulation in Grain in Tropical Africa. Plant Disease 91: 279-286.  Published by American Phytopathological Society,USA.

URL: DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-91-3-0279


·         Afolabi C.G., Ojiambo, P. S., Ekpo E. J. A., Menkir A., R. Bandyopadhyay (2008). Novel Sources of Resistance to Fusarium Stalk Rot of Maize in Tropical Africa. Plant Disease 92: 772-780. Published by American Phytopathological Society, USA.

URL: doi:10.1094/PDIS-92-5-0772.

 
·         Afolabi C.G., Ekpo E. J. A. (2010). Response of Tomato Infected with Ralstonia solanacearum in Soil Contaminated with Crude Oil. Nigerian Journal of Ecology. 11:  59-67. Published by Ecological Society of Nigeria.

 

 
·         Okechukwu, R.U., Kehinde, I.A., Afolabi, C.G., James, B., Egesi, C. (2011). Distribution of Improved Varieties of Cassava and Potential Impact to Root Yield and Disease Reduction in Nigeria. African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops. 9:58 – 63. Published by International Society for Root and Tuber Crops-African Branch, IITA, Ibadan.

 
·         Afolabi, C. G., Okechukwu, O. C., Kehinde, I. A., Okechukwu, R.O. (2011).  Assessment of Farmers’ Field for Root Rot Disease on Improved Cassava Varieties Released in Nigeria. African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops. 9:50 – 57. Published by International Society for Root and Tuber Crops-African Branch, IITA, Ibadan.

 
·         Afolabi, C. G., Owolade O. F., Oguntade, O., Okechukwu, R. U. (2011). Potential of Rice Husk Extract in the Control of Some Cassava Root Rot Pathogens. Nigerian Journal of Plant Protection 25:221 – 229. Published by Nigerian Society for Plant Protection.

 
·         Owolade O. F., Dixon, A. G. O., Idowu, O.T. H. Akande, S. R., Olakojo, S. A., Afolabi, C. G., Tedela, P. O. Popoola, A. R., Adeoti, A. Y. A., Enikuomehin, A. O. Aduramigba-Modupe, F. (2012). Molecular Identification of Colletothrichum gloeosporiodes fsp manihotis Causing Cassava Anthracnose in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Genetics 26. 127 -140. Published by The Genetics Society of Nigeria.

 
·         Adesoye A. I., Aderonmu O. I., Afolabi C. G., Ayodele M. A. (2012). Evaluation of Elite Cowpea Genotypes for New Sources of Resistance to Bacterial Blight. Nigerian Journal of Plant Protection 26:35 – 48. Published by Nigerian Society for Plant Protection.

 
·         Popoola, A. R., Aluko, C. T., Afolabi, C. G., Uzochukwu, S. V. A. (2013). Rapid Screening of In-Vitro Regenerated Plantlets of Four Nigerian Cowpea Varieties to Artificially-Inoculated Fungal Wilt Pathogen. Nigerian Journal Biotechnology 25: 12-17. Published by Biotechnology Society of Nigeria

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·         Ezekiel C. N., Nwangburuka C. C., Chioma G. B., Sulyok M., Warth B., Afolabi C. G., Osiberu A. A., Oladimeji M. O., Denton O. A., Tayo G. O. Krska R. (2013). Occurence, Mycotoxins and Toxicity of Fusarium species from Abelmoschus esculentus and Sesamum indicum Seeds. Mycotoxins 63: 27-38. Published by Japanese Society of Mycotoxicology, Japan.

URL: https://www.jsage.jst.go.jp/browse/myco

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·         Afolabi C. G., Ekpo E. J. A., Bandyopadhyay (2013). Maize Contamination by Zearalenone and T-2 toxin and Human Exposure in Nigeria. Mycotoxins 63 (2) 143 -149. Published by Japanese Society of Mycotoxicology, Japan.

URL: www.jsage.jst.go.jp/browse/myco

 

 
·         Egbontan A. O., Afolabi C. G. Kehinde I. A. (2013). Effect of Some Tropical Plant Extracts on Mycelia Growth and Sporulation of  Fusarium graminearum, Causal Agent of Fusarium head blight (FHB) of Wheat (Triticuma estivum L). Nigerian Journal of Plant Protection 27:28-35. Published by Nigerian Society for Plant Protection.

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·         Afolabi, C. G., Adigbo S.O. (2014). Effects of N application on the development of blast disease and yield of rice under sawah system in Nigeria. Annals of Tropical Research 36[1]:63-74. Published by Visayas State University, Baybay, Leyte, 6521-A Philippines.

 
·         Teekpeh, O. B., Popoola, A. R., Fajinmi, A. A., Afolabi, C. G., Bodunde, J. G. (2014). Effects of Fertilizer Application on anthracnose fruit rot and yield of pepper (Capsicum species) in Abeokuta, South-West Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Plant Protection 28:73-80.Published by Nigerian Society for Plant Protection.

 
·         Yekini, B. A., Afolabi, C. G., Kehinde, I. A., Enikuomehin, O. A. (2014). Reaction of Naturally Infected Lomato Genotypes to Fusarium wilt Under Tropical Conditions. Nigerian Journal of Plant Protection 28:81-90. Published by Nigerian Society for Plant Protection.

 
·         Egbontan, A. O., Afolabi, C. G., Kehinde, I. A., Enikuomehin, O. A. (2014). Interfungal Relationship, Mycotoxin Presence and Proximate Contents of Wheat Consumed in Some Parts of Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Plant Protection 28:108-116. Published by Nigerian Society for Plant Protection.

 
·         Kehinde, I. A. Ogungbe, O. F. Afolabi, C. G. (2014). Potentials of some botanicals in the control of fungal pathogens associated with African yam bean. Journal of Organic Agriculture and Environment 2:84-92. Published by Organic Agriculture Project in Tertiary institution in Nigeria.

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·         Afolabi, C. G., Ezekiel, C. N., Kehinde, I. A., Olaolu, A. W., Ogunsanya, O. M. (2015). Contamination of Groundnut in South-Western Nigeria by Aflatoxigenic Fungi and Aflatoxins in Relation to Processing. Journal of Phytopathology 163:279-286. Published by Blackwell Verlag GmbH, Germany.

URL: DOI: 10.1111/jph.12317

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·         Popoola, A. R., Durosomo, A. H., Afolabi, C. G., Idehen, E. O. (2015) Regeneration of Somaclonal Variants of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) for Resistance to Fusarium Wilt. Journal of Crop Improvement, 29:5, 636-649. Published by Taylor and Francis UK.

URL: DOI: 10.1080/15427528.2015.1066287

 

 
·         Yekini B. A., Nwawuisi, J. U., Afolabi C. G., Awoyemi S. O. , Oyeleye, A.D. (2015). Efficacy of two plant extracts in the control of fungi associated with physic nut (Jatropha curcas) in Ishiagu, Ebonyi. Nigerian Journal of Plant Protection 29:96-102. Published by Nigerian Society for Plant Protection

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·         Awoyemi, S. O., Afolabi, C. G., Popoola, A. R., Odedina, J. N., Adigbo, S. O. (2016). Performances of improved cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) cultivars against root rot disease and yield in cassava-maize intercropping systems under natural infection. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 49:386–401. Published by Taylor and Francis,UK.

URL: DOI: 10.1080/03235408.2016.1221561

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·         Jimoh, M. Enikuomehin, O. A. Afolabi, C. G. Olowe V. I. O. Egbontan ,A. (2016): Achieving improved control of foliar diseases of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) intercropped with maize (Zea mays L.) through foliar spray of plant extracts. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, Published by Taylor and Francis, UK.

URL: DOI: 10.1080/03235408.2016.1245061

 
·         Aigbokhan O. F., Afolabi C. G. Claudius-Cole A. O. (2016). Incidence and pathogenicity of fungi associated with cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) root rot in selected local government areas of Oyo State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Plant Protection 30: 118-124. Published by Nigerian Society for Plant Protection.

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·         Egbontan A O., Afolabi, C. G., Kehinde, I. A., Enikuomehin, O. A., Ezekiel, C. N., Sulyok, M, Warth, B., Krska, R. (2017). A mini-survey of moulds and mycotoxins in locally grown and imported wheat grains in Nigeria. Mycotoxin Research 33:59-64. Published by Society for Mycotoxin Research and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Germany.

URL: DOI 10.1007/s12550-016-0264-8

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·         Afolabi, C. G., Oduola, O. A. (2017).  Response of Capsicum species Genotype to Cercospora Leafspot Disease and Yield Due to Natural Infection in the Tropics. International Journal of Vegetable Science. 23(4): 372-380. Published by Taylor and Francis, UK.

URL:http://dx.dox.org/10.1080/19315260.2017.1304480

 
·         Ayo-John E. I., Afolabi C. G., Kazeem, M. O., Balogun, A. H., Oyebamiji, K. A., Awoyungbo, F. Y., Opanuga, O. I. Jowa, G. A. Ojeogwu, E. I. (2017). Virus Diseases of Fruit Vegetable Crops in Farms under Fadama III Projects in Oyo State, Southwest Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and Fisheries. 16 (2):115-120. Published by The Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin, Nigeria.

 

 
·         Afolabi, C. G., Awoyemi, S. O. (2017). Inhibitory Effects of Some Bio-Fungicides on Cassava Root Rot Pathogens. African Journal of Root and tuber Crops 13 (1): 8-9. Published by International Society for Root and Tuber Crops-African Branch – (IITA, Ibadan).

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·         Odedina  J. N., Adigbo S. O., Kulako P., Iluebbey P., Fabunmi T. O., Afolabi  C. G.,  Osipitan A. A. (2017).  Effect of cropping system and age of plant at harvest on tuber rot and performance of elite cassava varieties in derived savannah.  Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 109 (2): 165-173.

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·         Ayodele V. O., Olowe O. M., Afolabi C. G., Kehinde I. A. (2018). Identification, Assessment of Diseases and Agronomic Parameters of Curcuma amada Roxb (Mango ginger). Current Plant Biology 15:51-57. Published by Elsevier B. V. Netherlands.

URL: https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpb.2018.10.001

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·         Ajiwe, S. T., Popoola, A. R., Afolabi, C. G., Oduwaye, O. A., Ganiyu, S. A., Fajinmi, O. B., Chikaleke, V. A., Imonmion, J. E., Adigun, J. A., Taiwo, B. F. and Uzoemeka, I. P. (2019). Effect of Iodine Biofortification on Incidence and Severity of Fusarium Wilt and Yield of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.), Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology 36 (1): 146-151. Published by Biotechnology Society of Nigeria.

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·         Afolabi C. G., Ogunsanya O. M., Lawal O. I. (2019). Evaluation of some African Yam Bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa [Hochst. Ex A. Rich]) Accessions for Resistance to Flower Bud and Pod Rot Diseases. Current Plant Biology 20:1 – 5. Published by Elsevier B. V. Netherlands.

URL: https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpb.2019.100126

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·         Yekini, B. A., Alade, O. D., Afolabi, C. G., Mbah, O. I., Dada, O. A. (2019). Evaluation of Rice (Oryza sativa l.) Blast Disease and their Control with India Eliotrope (Heliotropium indicum) in Aninri Local Government, Enugu State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Mycology 11: 1-14. Published by Mycological Society of Nigeria.

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·         Olayemi, P.O., Odedara, O. O., Afolabi, C. G., Akintokun, K. A. Soremi, P. A., Akintokun, P. O. (2019). Assessment of Phytobeneficial Rhizospheric Bacteria Isolated from Two Nigerian Rice Cultivars for Plant Growth Promoting Abilities. Nigerian Journal of Plant Protection 33:114-128. Published by Nigerian Society for Plant Protection.

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·         Afolabi, C. G.,  Ezekiel C. N., Ogunbiyi A. E., Oluwadairo O. J., Sulyok M.,  Krska R. (2020). Fungi and Mycotoxins in Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L) on Nigerian Markets. Food Additives and Contaminants: Part B 13:1, 52-58. Published by Taylor and Francis, UK.

URL: DOI:10.1080/19393210.2019.1690590.

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·         Ogunsanya, O. M., Afolabi, C. G., Otunsanya, M. O., Adebisi, M. A. (2020). Response of African Yam Bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa [Hochst. Ex A. Rich]) Accessions to Viral Diseases and Serological Identification of the Associated Viruses. Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology 37: 87-95. Published by Biotechnology Society of Nigeria.

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·         Oloyede, A. R. Ogbuagor,C. J.,  Afolabi, C. G.  and Akintokun, A. K. (2021). Biological control of bacterial canker of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) by use of non-native strains of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria.  Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 54:xxxx Publish online:18 March 2021 by Taylor and Francis, UK.

URL:doi.org/10.1080/03235408.2021.1895477

 
·         Igwe, K. C., A. A. Osipitan, C. G. Afolabi and O. I. Lawal. (2021). Assessment of insect pests of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) and control with botanicals.  International Journal of Pest Management 67:xxxx. Published online:10 May 2021 by Taylor and Francis, UK.

URL: DOI: 10.1080/09670874.2021.1918357

 

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  • CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

 
·         Popoola, A. R., Adetola O. K., Awotide O. G., Owolade O. F., Afolabi, C. G., Ganiyu A. S., Idowu O.T. H., Fajinmi A.A., Kehinde I. A. (2012). Resistance to anthracnose (Colletothricum gloeosporiodes) in Tissue Cultured White Guinea Yam (Dioscorea rotundata). Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN), J. M. Jibrin, M. A. Hussaini, B. M. Auwalu, E.U. Essiet, I. R. Muhammad, S. G. Mohammed, M. I. Daneji, and S. A. Pantami (Eds.) 649 – 652. Published by ASN.

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·         Adigbo, S.O., Odedina, J.N., Afolabi, C. G., Adeogun M.T., Sanusi, N.O. (2013). Effects of Lowland Rice and N-fertilizer Rates on Performance of Lowland Rice in Sawah Based Rice Production. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN), J. A. Adediran, J. O. Saka, A. G. Ibrahim, V. A. Adeyemi, M. O. Adenekan, and A. O. Atere. (Eds.) 1314-1317. Published by ASN.

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·         Popoola, A. R., Ercolano, M. R., Ferriello, F., Kaledzi, P. D., Ganiyu, S. A., Owolade, O. F., Kehinde, I. A., Fajinmi, A.A., Afolabi, C. G., Dapaah, H. K., Ojo, D. K., Adegbite, D.A, Falana, Y., Adedibu, O. B. (2013). Identification of 12 Resistant Gene in Nigerian Accessions of Tomato Using CAPS Markers. African Crop Science Conference Proceedings. B. R. Singh, E. Otabbong, K. Z. Ahmed, B. Fawole, B. Ntare (Eds.) Vol. 11:149-153. Published by African Crop Science Society.

 
·         Teekpeh, O. B., Popoola, A. R., Fajinmi, A. A., Afolabi, C. G., Bodunde, J. G. (2014). Morphological Identification of Colletotrichum species Causing Anthracnose Fruit Rots of Pepper (Capsicum species) in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of Horticultural Society of Nigeria (HORTSON). Olasantan, F. O., Aiyelaagbe, L. O. O., Olubode, O. O., Makinde, E. A., Bodunde, J. G. (Eds). 188 -195. Published by HORTSON.

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