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Olufunke Grace OtitodunCountry of origin: Nigeria Currently in: Nigeria, Ilorin, Kwara State General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Degrees2019 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences2002 Master Agricultural Sciences
Current Research Activities
Research into screening and development of reduced-risk natural materials as protectant for grain storage.
Publications resulting from Research:
a. Adeola A. Ala., Grace O. Otitodun, Shekinat K. Ajao, Samuel I. Nwaubani., George P. Opit., Moses O. Ogundare., Jafar A. Braimah., Busari S. Gbenga., Grace I. Abel., Mobolaji O. Omobowale., Akhere E. Olenloa., Jonathan C. Ogwumike., Olumuyiwa R. Kolayemi., Samuel G. McNeill., Klein E. Ileleji (2020). A comparison of integrated pest management and traditional practices for bagged maize stored in Nigeria. Journal of Stored Products Research 86 .
b. Samuel I. Nwaubani, Grace O. Otitodun, Shekinat K. Ajao, George P. Opit, Adeola A. Ala., Mobolaji O. Omobowale., Jonathan C. Ogwumike., Grace I. Abel., Moses O. Ogundare., Jafar A. Braimah., Busari S. Gbenga., Akhere E. Olenloa., Olumuyiwa R. Kolayemi., Samuel G. McNeill., Klein E. Ileleji (2020). Assessing efficacies of insect pest management methods for stored bagged maize preservation in storehouses located in Nigeria markets. Journal of Stored Products Research 86 .
c. Grace O. Otitodun., Moses O. Ogundare., Shekinat K. Ajao., Samuel I. Nwaubani., Grace I. Abel., George P. Opit., Georgina Bingham., Mobolaji O. Omobowale (2019). Efficacy of phosphine and insect penetration ability in ZeroFly® bags. Journal of Stored Products Research 82: 81–90.
d. Sunmonu, M.O., Odewole, M.M., Oyeleke, I.O., Otitodun, G.O., Omobowale, M and Orhevba, B.A (2019). Effects of diatomaceous earth on the proximate composition of stored cowpea variety (IT96D-610K). FUOYE Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 4(1) –148.
e. Musiliu Olushola Sunmonu, Michael Mayokun Odewole, Ibukunoluwa Omotola Oyeleke, Grace Olufunke Otitodun, Mobolaji Omobowale, Moses Odunayo Ogundare (2018). Empirical Models and Process Optimization for Prediction of Nutritional Parameters of Stored Cowpea Variety (IT96D-610K). Acta Technologica Agriculturae, 4: 141–148.
f. Egobude U. Okonkwo, Adaora N. Osegbo, Michael A. Omodara, Moses O. Ogundare, Grace I. Abel, Samuel I. Nwaubani, Grace O. Otitodun, Oluwatoyin A. Atibioke, Oluwaseun D. Olagunju and Olufemi Peters (2018). Evaluation of four variant diatomaceous earths and a commercial DE Insecto® against Callosobruchus maculatus F. (Coleopetra: Chrysomelidae) on two varieties of stored cowpea in Nigeria. Journal of Stored Products and Postharvest Research, 9(8): 87–97.
g. Otitodun G. O, Opit G. P, Nwaubani S. I and Okonkwo E. U (2017). Efficacy of rice husk ash against rice weevil and lesser grain borer on stored wheat. African Crop Science Journal, 25(2): 145–155.
h. Egobude U. Okonkwo, Samuel I. Nwaubani, Olufunke G. Otitodun, Moses O. Ogundare, Georgina V. Bingham, Joshua O. Odhiambo and Joseph O. Williams (2017). Evaluation of efficacy of a long lasting insecticide incorporated polypropylene bag as stored grain protectant against insect pests on cowpea and maize. Journal of Stored Products and Post harvest Research, 8(1): 1–10.
i. Otitodun G. O, Opit G. P, Nwaubani S. I, Okonkwo E. U and Gautam S. G (2015). Efficacy of Nigeria-Derived Diatomaceous earth, Botanicals and
Riverbed sand against Sitophilus oryzae and Rhyzopertha dominica on Wheat. African Crop Science Journal, 23(3):279–293.
j. Samuel I. Nwaubani, George P. Opit, Grace O. Otitodun, Mojisola A. Adesida (2014). Efficacy of two Nigeria-derived diatomaceous earths against Sitophilus oryzae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) on wheat. Journal of Stored Products Research 59: 9–16.
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchField evaluation of some reduced-risk technologies and methods for short and long-term storage of home grown rice in Nigerian market.
Workshop and Conference AttendedSeptember, 2019 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2nd All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition,
Presentation givenSeptember, 2019Solar drying of crops using the Dehytray™ - Field Studies in NigeriaAddis Ababa, EthiopiaEvent: 2nd All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition
Other AwardsOct 2013i. Award for the best Research Proposal writer for Competitive Grant. Award given by Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria,Award given by Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) for the best research proposal submitted for funding.