GRAIN LEGUMES IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME

AYOOLA O. T.

AYOOLA O. T.

Head of Programme

MANDATE

Zonal mandate for genetic improvement of cowpea, soybean and lesser legumes

CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  • To develop high yielding varieties of food legumes that is resistant to insect, nematode and diseases.
  • To develop low-input production technologies for various food legumes.
  • To develop sustainable production technologies for underutilized legumes towards food security, poverty reduction and biodiversity conservation.

GRANT ENJOYED

IDRC, Ford Foundation, SAFGRAD

CURRENT GRANT(S)

International Foundation for Science

FUTURE PLANS

(i)Development of high yielding cowpea varieties

(ii) Development of brown blotch resistant cowpea varieties

(iii) Development of Integrated Pest Management Technologies in SW Nigeria

(iv) Supply of pure Ife Brown seeds to farmers.

(v) Intensify research on lesser legumes.

The general focus of Grain Legumes Improvement Programme (GLIP) is to develop appropriate and sustainable technologies for increased productivity of food legumes to meet national demands. We are responsible for the development of sustainable production technologies of food legumes to serve the farmers in South-west Nigeria. Grain Legumes Improvement Programme is endowed with experienced and well-groomed scientists that cut across various disciplines such as crop breeding, agronomy, soil microbiology, crop protection and seed science that are able to address challenges envisaged in developing acceptable varieties of grain legumes that will be adaptable to the Nigerian Southwest agro ecologies

SERVICES RENDERED

Advisory  services to farmers (small, medium and large scale) in Nigeria in general and the south western zone in particular. Scientists serve as resource persons to Agricultural Development Programmes (ADPs) within our mandate zone.

EVENTS ORGANIZED BY THE PROGRAMME

The programme participates in train the trainers workshops organized by the SWFSR&EP which has the mandate for organizing such. The programme also participates in agricultural shows, exhibitions and field days.

ACHIEVEMENTS

In recent past, GLIP has recorded some landmark achievements, among which are:

  • Development and release of three elite cowpea varieties namely:
  • Ife Brown cowpea
  • Ife BPC cowpea
  • Ife 98-12 cowpea.
  • Germplasm collection and conservation of some underutilized grain legumes (Pigeon pea, African yam bean, Lima bean) in Nigeria.
  • Development of appropriate dosage of pawpaw leaf extract for effective control of brown blotch disease.
  • Development of appropriate and optimum spraying regimes for profitable cowpea production in the humid environment of South-west Nigeria.
  • Collaborated with IITA to develop soybean varieties such as Samsoy-1, TGX1019-2EN, TGX1740-2F, and TGX1440-1E.

GRAIN LEGUMES IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME TEAM

DR. (MRS) O.T. AYOOLA
HEAD OF PROGRAMME
Agronomist
PROF. L.B. TAIWO
Professor
Microbiologist
DR. (MRS) J. O. AMOSUN
Researcher
Weed Scientist
DR. A.A. ADEGBITE
Researcher
Nematologist
DR. O.F. OWOLADE
Researcher
Plant Pathologist
DR. J.A. ADETUMBI
Researcher
Seed Scientist
DR. (MRS) K.T. KAREEM
Researcher
Virologist
MRS. A.O. AGBELEYE
Researcher
Breeder
MRS. R.B. OLAYINKA
Technical Staff
Principal Agric. Supritendent
MR. G G. ADEBAYO
Technical Staff
Principal Laboratory Technologist
MR. O.F. OGUNRUKU
Technical Staff
Agric. Supritendent
MRS. J.T. SALAKO
Technical Staff
Agric. Supritendent
MRS V. AKIN-AJAYI
Technical Staff
Laboratory Technologist
MRS. S.O. KOMOLAFE
Technical Staff
Laboratory Supervisor
MR. M.O. OYEDEPO
Technical Staff
Senior Farm Assistant I
MR. J.B. ADENIYI
Technical Staff
Senior Farm Assitant II
MR. O. OLUWAFUNMILAYO
Technical
Assist. Agric. Supritendent
MR. GBADEBO BADMUS
Technical Staff
Assist. Agric. Supritendent
MISS. OLUBISI FADIJI
Technical Staff
Assist. Agric. Supritendent
MRS. M.W. SHERIFF
Technical Staff
Assist. Agric. Supritendent
MRS. C.I. NZEAKO
Technical Staff
Assist. Agric. Supritendent
MRS. O. EKUNDAYO
Technical Staff
Farm Attendant II
MRS. V.O. ORIOLA
Technical Staff
Farm Assistant
MR. O.P. OLADELE
Technical Staff
Farm Attendant.
MR. MUSA O. KILANI
Technical Staff
Farm Attendant
MR. M.K. OLANIYAN
Technical Staff
Farm Attendant
MRS. O.D. OJO
Admin Staff
Chief Secretarial Assistant
MR. OLUSEGUN.O. ADEKUNLE
Admin Staff
Senior Executive Officer
MRS. T.O. AWE
Admin Staff
Chief Clerical Officer
MRS.M.D. OLADIMEJI
Admin Staff
Assistant Executive Officer
MR. O. ADEBERO
Admin Staff
Chief Office Assistant
MR. T.T. ADEDEJI
Admin Staff
Clerical Officer
MR. E.S.O. ARABAMBI
Admin Staff
Secretariat Assistant