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Abiola Oke

Country of origin: Nigeria Currently in: Nigeria, Ibadan, Oyo State General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background


2014 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Studying the biology and ecology of insect pests of horticultural crops and their natural enemies in relation to host plant resistance. Integrated Pest Management of insect pests of horticultural crops. Application of biotechnology techniques in solving entomological challenges and formulation of botanicals for insect pests control and safe agricultural production .

Publications resulting from Research: 

(i) O. A. Oke, R. O. Kolawole, O. A. Akinsola, L. O. Olajide-Taiwo, A. A. Oladigbolu, and E. O. Ajayi (2020). The First Effort at Adopting Integrated Pest Management IPM to Contain the Infestation of the Tuta Absoluta in Nigeria. S. Niassy et al. (Eds.), Sustainable Management Of Invasive Pests In Africa, Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection 14, Https://Doi.Org/10.1007/978-3-030-41083-4_5. Chapter 5: 57-64.
(ii) O. A. Oke, A. A. Oladigbolu, and H. S. Hamisu (2020). Evaluation of Resistance and Toxicity of Different Insecticides on Tuta absoluta Meyrick Populations in Major Tomato Growing States of Nigeria. S. Niassy et al. (Eds.), Sustainable Management Of Invasive Pests In Africa, Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection 14, Https://Doi.Org/10.1007/978-3-030-41083-4_4. Chapter 4: 45-56.
(iii) Abiola Olufunke Oke, Abiola Adeyinka Oladigbolu, Madhurababu Kunta, Olufemi J. Alabi and Mamoudou Sétamou. (2020). First Report of the Occurrence of Asian Citrus Psyllid Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae), An Invasive Species in Nigeria, West Africa. Scientific Reports Nature research. 10:9418
(iv) Pascal Osa Aigbedion-Atalor, Abiola O. Oke, Abiola A. Oladigbolu, Adejumo A. Layade, Igho B. Igbinosa and Samira A. Mohamed (2019). Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) invasion in Nigeria: first report of its distribution. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection.
(v) Ramzi Mansour, Thierry Brévault, Anaïs Chailleux, Asma Cherif, Kaouthar Grissa-Lebdi, Khalid Haddi, Samira A. Mohamed, Robert S. Nofemela, Abiola Oke, Serigne Sylla, Henri E.Z. Tonnang, Lucia Zappalà, Marc Kenis, Nicolas Desneux and Antonio Biondi (2018). Occurrence, biology, natural enemies and management of Tuta absoluta in Africa. Entomologia Generalis. Vol. 38 (2): 83-112
(vi) Oke, O.A., T.I. Ofuya and C.A. Odiyi (2015). Variability of resistance to Cletus fuscescens Walker (Coreidae: Heteroptera) in grain amaranth germplasm. International Journal of Vegetable Science. DOI: 10.1080/19315260.2014.927407.
(vii) O.A. Oke and J.A. Odebiyi. (2008). Rearing procedure for the pre-imaginal stages of the flea beetle (Podagrica sjostedti) (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae), and its developmental biology on okra (Abelmoschus esculentus). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science. Vol. 28 (3) pg 151-157.
(viii) O.A. Oke, C.A. Odiyi and T.I. Ofuya (2015). Insects associated with underutilized crop: Grain, leafy and ornamental Amaranth in Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International. Vol 2 (2): 145-155.
(ix) O.A. Oke, B.A. Adelaja, C.N. Emuh and O.J. Taiwo. (2012). Establishment of the moth: Niphograpta albiguttalis (Warner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), a biological control agent of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) in waterways of Lagos and Ogun states, southwestern Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental Studies. Vol. 69 (3): 501 – 506.
(x) Akin-Idowu, P.E., Odunola, O.A., Gbadegesin, M.A., Oke, A. and Orkpeh, U. (2013). Assessment of the protein quality of twenty nine grain amaranth (Amaranthus spp. L.) accessions using amino acid analysis and one-dimensional electrophoresis. African Journal of Biotechnology. Vol. 12 (15): 1802 – 1810.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 

Workshop and Conference Attended

18th – 22nd Nov. 2019. Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire 1. The 23rd Meeting and Scientific Conference of the African Association of Insect Scientists held at National Institute of Public Health, Abidjan.
25th – 30th Sept. 2016. Orlando, Florida, USA 2. The 25th International Congress of Entomology, held in Orlando, Florida, USA.
19th – 25th Aug. 2012 Daegu, South Korea 3. The 24th International Congress of Entomology, held in Daegu, South Korea.


African Association of Insect Scientists

Presentation given

Detection of Apanteles spp (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) larval parasitoid of tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) on greenhouse tomato in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Mar 2009
1. Excellence in Research
2. Commendation by entomological Society of Nigeria, Ibadan Branch in 2009 for developing a rearing procedure and specially designed medium which permitted, for the first time, a study of the pre-imaginal stages of the flea beetle P. sjostedti (Jac.) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in the laboratory at room temperature (24–28 8C) relative humidity of 79–92% and a 12 h photoperiod.

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