Presentations of the Nigeria Conference February 21-23 2011.

This page contains the papers as presented during the 'Tillage for agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability' - conference, held in Ilorin, Nigeria, from February 21-23 2011.
Click on the links below to go to the corresponding sections:

I. Keynote Address
II. Lead Papers
III. Farm Power and Machenery Section
IV. Soil and Water
V. Renewable Energy
VI. Agronomy / Soil Science


No.

Title of Paper

Size [Kb]

Author’s names and address

I. Keynote Address

1.

Tillage for Environmental Sustainability

750

Prof. J. O. Ohu
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, P.M.B. 1069, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.  ohujohn@yahoo.com

II. Lead Papers

2.

Tillage in Nigerian Agriculture

332

Prof. K. C. Oni
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. kayconi@yahoo.com

3.

Appropriate Bush Clearing and Tillage (Soil Cultivation) for Environmental Conservation in the Tropics

41

Prof. S. O. Ojeniyi (fssn)
Professor of Soil Fertility Management, Department of Crop, Soil and Pest Management, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.  ayo_ojeniyi2003@yahoo.com

4.

Soil Dynamics in Tillage

299

Prof. A. P. Onwualu.
The Director General, Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Abuja, Nigeria. ceo@rmrdc.gov.ng ponwualu@yahoo.com

5.

Soil and Tillage Equipment

160

Prof. C. I. Ijioma
Department of Agricultural Engineering, Federal University of Technology, P. M. B. 1526, Owerri. profijioma@yahoo.com

6.

Conservation Tillage for Sustainable Agricultural Productivity

528

Professor P. O. Aina
Department of Soil Science & Land Resource Management, Faculty of  Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. diipoaina@gmail.com

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



III. Farm Power and Machinery Section

7.

Performance Evaluation of a Tractor Drawn Groundnut Digger/Shaker for Agricultural Productivity

61

Ademiluyi, Y. S., O.A. Oyelade, D. James and I. C. Ozumba
National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization, (NCAM), Ilorin.  segunncam@yahoo.com

8.

Performance Evaluation of a Modified Tractor Drawn Groundnut Digger/Shaker for Agricultural Productivity.

74

Oyelade, O. A., Ademiluyi, Y. S., D. James and I. C. Ozumba
National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM), Ilorin, yemioyelade@yahoo.com

9.

Modelling the Motion Resistance of a Pneumatic Bicycle Wheel

295

F. B. Akande*, D. Ahmad*, A. B. Fashina**
*Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
**Department of Agricultural Engineering, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.
Fatai. B. Akande.  PhD Candidate. (Bio mechanical Engineeering), Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Faculty of Engineering UPM  +6017 279 4860. fbukkyakande@yahoo.com

10.

Simple Conservation Agriculture (CA) Implements

1400

John E. Morrison, Jr.
University of Tennessee, USA. morrison@mounet.com

11.

Comparative Field Evaluation of Three Models of a Tractor

639

Ahaneku, I. E.*, O. A. Oyelade**, and T. Faleye.
*Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering. Federal University of Technology, Minna.
**National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization, Ilorin.  drahaneku@yahoo.com

12.

Applying the Concepts of Precision Agriculture to Tillage

561

A. Ozoemena Ani, F. O. Okwudiuche, C. C. Anyadike, N. Onuoha and B. B.Uzoejinwa.
Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka aniozoemena@yahoo.com

13.

Development and Comparative Test of a Proctor Type Cone Penetrometer

606

A. Ozoemena Ani, J. Eneje and B. B. Uzoejinwa
Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering. University of Nigeria, Nsukka. aniozoemena@yahoo.com

14.

Evaluation of Soil Compaction induced by repeated passes of Rubber Tracked Excavator in Sandy Clay Soil

483

S. I. Manuwa, A. Adesina and B. F.  Olajolo
Department of Agricultural engineering, The Federal university of Technology, PMB 704 Akure, Nigeria. sethimanuwa@yahoo.com

15.

Aspects of the Development of Outdoor Soil Bin facility (at FUTA) for Soil Tillage Dynamics Research

483

S. I. Manuwa, O. C. Ademosun, L.A.S Agbetoye and A. Adesina.
Department of Agricultural engineering, The Federal university of Technology, PMB 704 Akure, Nigeria. sethimanuwa@yahoo.com

16.

Distribution and Utilization of Vertisols in Nigeria

193

E. Mamman.
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Resources Engineering. Faculty of Engineering, P.M.B. 1069, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. mamman2002ng@yahoo.com

17.

Effect of Tyre Inflation Pressure and Tractor Passes on Sandy Loam Soil

328

Ogunjirin, O. A., James David and M. Y. Kasali.
National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization. P.M.B. 1525, Ilorin.  ntslola@yahoo.com

18. Development and Evaluation of a Rotary Power Weeder 1400

Olaoye, J. O. and T. A. Adekanye.
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. jolanoye@unilorin.edu.ng

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


V. Renewable Energy

19.

An Analysis of the Environmental Impacts of Energy Crops in Nigeria towards Environmental Sustainability

172

J. O. Olaoye.
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. jolanoye@unilorin.edu.ng

IV. Soil and Water Section

20.

Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity (Kθs) of a Sub-tropical Ultisol under different Tillage Systems.

635

Fasinmirin Johnson.
Department of Agricultural Engineering. Federal University of Technology P.M.B 704 Akure, Ondo State Nigeria, West Africa. asinmirin_johnson@yahoo.com

21.

The Effect of Cassava Effluent on the Chemical Composition of Agricultural Soil

61

Adejumo, B. A* and F. A Ola**.
*, ** Department of Agricultural Engineering Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, P.M.B 4000, Nigeria.  bolanleadejumo@yahoo.com

22.

Some Rheological properties of Soils and Agricultural Grains

53

A. O. Ogunlela.
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. University of Ilorin; Ilorin, Nigeria.aogunlela@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


23.

Effect of Load Application on some Physical Properties of Firgi Vertisol

201

J. O. Ohu*, E. Mamman* and M. N. Dammo**
*Department of Agricultural and Environmental Resources Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri.  mamman2002ng@yahoo.com
**Department of Civil Engineering, Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri.

24.

Confidence Limits on Soil Temperature data

143

A. O. Ogunlela.
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. University of Ilorin; Ilorin, Nigeria. aogunlela@yahoo.com

25.

Some Physical properties of Soils of the Oke-Ogun Area, Southwestern Nigeria

78

O. Ogunlela* and M. B. Fasasi**.
* Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering; University of Ilorin; Ilorin, Nigeria.
** Department of Agricultural Engineering. The Polytechnic, Ibadan; Saki Campus. aogunlela@yahoo.com

26.

Design and Construction of Negarim Micro-Catchment for Citrus production

295

Dauda, K. A. and Baiyeri, M. R.
Agricultural Engineering and Water Resources Institute of Technology, Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. daudaabdulkadir@yahoo.com, baiyerimodupe@yahoo.com

27.

Effect of Tillage and Soil conditions on soil Erosion in the Lower Benue River Basin of Nigeria

451

M. O. Isikwe and S. A.Adakole.
Dept of Agricultural & Environmental Engineering.  Uniniversity of Agriculture, Makurdi. moisikwue@yahoo.com; or  okeyisikwue@gmail.com



 

 



 

 

 

 

 

28.

Response of Underground Pipes due to Surface Blast Using Finite Element Method

868

A. J., Olarewaju, N.S.V., Kameswara Rao, and M. A. Mannan.
Civil Engineering Program, School of Engineering and Information Technology, SKTM, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, UMS, 88999, Kota Kinabalu, akinolajolarewaju@yahoo.com

29.

Penetration Resistance and Hydraulic Conductivity of Soil under Intensive and Continuous usage in Akure, Southwestern Nigeria.

573

M. O. Ale and S. I. Manuwa.
Department of Agricultural engineering, The Federal university of Technology, P.M.B 704 Akure, Nigeria
sethimanuwa@yahoo.com

30.

Tripartite study of Soil Mine Waste Water (MWW) and selected Stream Water in the Jos Metropolis Nigeria.

508

Dr. David Afolayan Alao.
Department of Geology and Mineral Sciences. University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.  alao_rev_1949@yahoo.com

31.

Investigation of the Impact of Sprinkler and Check Basin Irrigation on Soil Properties

324

Olla, O.O*, Yusuf, K.O.**, P.O. Adewale**, and Aladeniwa, T. M.**.
*National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization, P.M.B. 1525, Ilorin.
**Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. University of Ilorin; Ilorin, Nigeria.  engineerfemi2003@yahoo.com

32.

Determination of Optimum Temperature and Moisture content for Crop Germination

311

Yusuf, K. O., Iyanda, M. O. and Olayiwola T. E.
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. kamaru.yusuf@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33.

Effects of Tillage-Induced Soil Compaction and Porosity on Growth and Yield of Grain Amaranth (Amaranthus Caudatus)

365

Adeniran, K.A*, Oyeleke, F.I.* and  Ahaneku, I. E.**.
*Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Ilorin, Ilorin. Nigeria.             
**Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Minna. Nigeria.  kadeniran_2003@yahoo.com

34.

Numerical Simulation of the Development of Mesoscale Convective Vortices via Charge.

188

Falade, J. A.
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Ilorin, Ilorin.  falade.alaba@yahoo.com

35.

The Effect of Wind on Charge characteristics of Precipitating Systems.

340

Falade, J. A.
Department of Electrical Engineering. University of Ilorin; Ilorin, Nigeria. falade.alaba@yahoo.com

36.

Soil Quality indicators and their links to Root Growth

16

Blair M. Mckenzie.
Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee, DD2 5DA, UK.  Blair.McKenzie@scri.ac.uk

VI. Agronomy/Soil Science

37.

Soil Properties and Soyabean Performance as influenced by Tillage in Ado-Ekiti, Southwest, Nigeria.

Akinola M. O.* and Ojeniyi S.O.**.
* Department of Agricultural Engineering, Federal Polytechnic, P.M.B 5351, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.
** Department of Crop, Soil and Pest Management, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B.  704 Akure.  waleakin2008@yahoo.com

38.

Maize Response to Tillage and Organic manure in a Sandy Loam Soil in  North east Nigeria

53

C. A. Ezeaku,* S. Adamu* and A.P. Onwualu**
*Department. of Agricultural Engineering, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Nigeria. clezeaku@yahoo.com
**Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Abuja, Nigeria.

39.

Effects of Terminalia catappa leaves with poultry manure compost, mulching and seedbed preparation on the growth and yield of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench)

90

E.A. Aiyelari, A. Ogunsesi and O.O. AdeOluwa.
Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.  eaayelari@yahoo.comadeoluwaoo@yahoo.com

40.

Agronomic responses to Four Tillage variants on a Sandy-loam Ultisol cropped to Sorghum and Soybean in the derived Savanna of Southeastern Nigeria

492

S. E. Obalum*, S. M. Amana**, M. E. Obi* and T. Wakatsuki***
*Department of Soil Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka 410001, Nigeria.  ijewelle@yahoo.com
**Department of Soil Science, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
***School of Agriculture, Kinki University, Nara 631-8505, Japan.

41.

Effects of Application Timing on Maize Production using Poultry Manure

45

Omisore, J. K., O. A. Oyelade and O. T. Dada-Joel.
National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM), Ilorin.
juliuskolaomisore@yahoo.com

42.

Effect of Sawmill Wastes, Animal Manure and N-P-K Fertilizer on the Performance of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentum) on an Alfisol

41

Aduloju, M. O., Fawole, O. B., Abubakar, A. J. and J. O. Olaniyan.
Department of Agronomy, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.  omolola_ad@yahoo.com

43.

Response of Soil types to Fertilizer application as conditioned by Precipitation in the Southern Guinea Savanna Ecology of Nigeria.

119

Olaniyan, J.O*; A.O. Ogunkunle** and M.O. Aduloju*
*Agronomy Department, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ilorin.
** Agronomy Department, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ibadan. laniyan04@yahoo.com

44.

Impact of Tillage Operation on the fruit Yield of six exotic tomato variables on an alfisol in the Southern Guinea Savanna of Nigeria.

250

G. Olaoye, F. O. Takim and M. O. Aduloju.
Department of Agronomy University of Ilorin, P.M.B. 1515, Ilorin, Nigeria. debolaoye@gmail.com

45.

Tillage Effects on Soil Properties, Growth and Yield of Cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium Schott) on an Alfisol of Southwest, Nigeria.

66

Adekiya, A. O.*, Ojeniyi, S. O.* and Agbede, T. M.**
*Department of Soil, Crop and Pest Management, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 704, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. adekiya2009@yahoo.com
**Department of Agricultural Technology, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, P.M.B. 1019, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria.agbedetm@yahoo.com