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Dr. ABA Simon Chinekenwa.

Department: Crop Science
Faculty: Agriculture
Designation : Administrative Assistant
Email: simon.aba@unn.edu.ng
Phone: +234- 80-33067840


Publications (Articles and Journals):

Journal articles

1] BAIYERI, K.P. and ABA, S.C. (2005) Responses of Musa spp to macro propagation: genetic and initiation media effects on number, quality and survival of plantlets at pre-nursery and early nursery stages. African Journal of Biotechnology, 4 (3): 223-228.

2] BAIYERI, K.P. and ABA, S.C. (2007) A review of protocols for macropropagation in Musa species. Fruit, Vegetable and Cereal Science and Biotechnology, 1 (2): 110-115.

3] BAIYERI, K.P., TENKOUANO, A. and ABA, S.C. (2009) Residual effect of plantain-targeted manure on substrate fertility and performance of follower maize (Zea mays) crop. Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences, 3 (2): 194 – 204.

4] BAIYERI, K.P., ABA, S.C., FATUROTI, B.O. and TENKOUANO, A. (2009) Effects of poultry manure and bunch pruning management on fruit size, shelf life and pulp colour of ‘PITA 24’ and ‘Mbi-Egome’ plantains (Musa sp. AAB group). Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences, 3 (2): 215 – 226.

5] ABA, S.C., BAIYERI, K.P. and TENKOUANO, A. (2009) Factorial combination of manure rates and bunch pruning intensities influenced bunch physical traits of two plantain (Musa spp. ABB) genotypes. International Agrophysics, 23 (3): 207-213.

6] BAIYERI, K.P., ABA, S.C. and TENKOUANO, A. (2010) Timing of bunch pruning enhances bunch and fruit qualities of ‘PITA 24’ plantain (Musa AAB) hybrid. Journal of Applied Biosciences, 33: 2110-2118.

7] BAIYERI, K.P., ABA, S.C. and TENKOUANO, A. (2010) Region of bunch pruning influences the bunch and fruit physical traits of ‘PITA 24’ plantain (Musa AAB) hybrid. Journal of Applied Biosciences, 33: 2119-2127.

8] ABA, S.C., BAIYERI, K.P. and TENKOUANO, A. (2011) Impact of poultry manure on growth behaviour, black sigatoka disease response and yield attributes of two plantain (Musa spp. AAB) genotypes. Tropicultura, 29(1): 20-27.

9] UGURU, M.I; BAIYERI, K.P. and ABA, S.C. (2011) Indicators of climate change in the derived savannah niche of Nsukka, south-eastern Nigeria. Agro-Science, 10(1): 17-26.

10] BAIYERI, K.P.; ABA, S.C.; OTITOJU, G.T. and MBAH, O.B. (2011) The effects of ripening and cooking method on mineral and proximate composition of plantain (Musa sp. AAB cv. ‘Agbagba’) fruit pulp. African Journal of Biotechnology, 10 (36): 6979-6984.

11] BAIYERI, K.P. and ABA, S.C. (2013) Physicochemical characteristics of nursery media formulated from organic wastes influenced growth and dry matter yield of banana (Musa AA var. Pisang lilin) plantlets. Nigerian Journal of Horticultural Science, 17:135-145.

12] UDEONYIA, O.A., UGESE F.D., ABA S.C. and BAIYERI K.P. (2013). Physical properties of seeds of African walnut (Plukenetia conophorum Muell Arg.) from south-eastern Nigeria, and the effect of boiling on the proximate qualities. Agro-Science 12(3): 43 – 48.

13] EZEAKU, I.E., OKECHUKWU, E.C. and ABA, S.C. (2014) Climate change effects on maize (Zea mays) production in Nigeria and strategies for mitigation. Asian Journal of Science and Technology, 5(12): 862-871.

14] UDEONYIA O.A., BAIYERI K.P., UGESE F.U. and ABA S.C. (2014) Amino acid profile of raw and boiled seeds of African walnut (Plukenetia conophorum Muell Arg.) from south-eastern Nigeria. Agro-Science 13(2): 17 – 23.

15] BAIYERI K.P. and ABA S.C. (2014) Responses of macropropagated Musa plantlets to transient moisture stress in six nursery substrates. Agro-Science 13(3): 37 – 48.

16] ABA, S.C. and BAIYERI, K.P. (2015) Nitrogen and potassium fertilizer influenced nutrient use efficiency and biomass yield of two plantain (Musa spp. AAB) genotypes. African Journal of Agricultural Research 10(6): 458 – 471.

17] BAIYERI K.P., APEH P., STEVENS G.C., NDUKWE O.O., ABA S.C. and OTITOJU G.T. (2015). Growth performance and nutrient quality of three Moringa oleifera accessions grown as potplant under varied manure rates and watering intervals. African Journal of biotechnology 14(24): 1996 – 2004.

18] ABA, S.C. and BAIYERI, K.P. (2015) Irrigation interval and fertilizer nutrient sources influenced growth and biomass yield of ‘PITA 24’ plantain (Musa spp. AAB). International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research 7(2): 100– 110.

19] ISHIEZE P. U., UGWUOKE K. I. and ABA S. C. (2015) The effect of planting time on phytophthora blight disease incidence and severity on cucumber (Cucumis sativus) in Nsukka, derived savannah, agro-ecology, southeastern Nigeria. Journal of Plant Pathology & Microbiology 6(2): 318. doi:10.4172/2157-7471.1000318.

20] OMEJE, T.E., UGWUOKE, K.I., ABA, S.C., EZE, S.C., OGWULUMBA, S.I. and EZEMA, R.A. (2015) Field management of phytophthora blight disease of cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta L.) with spray regimes of selected fungicides in Nsukka, southeastern Nigeria. Agro-Science 14(2): 36 – 45.

21] EZE, S.C., ARUAH B.C., ABA S.C., and CHUKWURAH F. (2016) Varietal responses to storage treatment with nanobiotechnology for reduction of postharvest losses of fresh yam (Dioscorea spp.) tuber. International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology 5(1): 267 – 276.

22] EZE, S.C., ABA S.C. and AMUJI C.F. (2016) Phenotypic diversity in agromorphological features of six new cassava (Manihot esculentum Crantz) genotypes evaluated in Nsukka, southeast, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Crop Science 3(1): 31 – 49.

23] OMEJE T. E., UGWUOKE K. I., IKENGANYIA E. E., ABA S. C. and NZEKWE C. A. (2017) Influence of Fungicides and Fungicide Spray Regimes on Vegetative Growth and Yield of Three Cultivars of Cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta L.) in Early and Late Planting Seasons in Nsukka Derived Savanna. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International (Previously known as American Journal of Experimental Agriculture) 15(2): 1-10; Article no.JEAI.25061.

24] ABA S.C., NDUKWE O.O., AMU C.J. and BAIYERI K.P. (2017) The role of trees and plantation agriculture in mitigating global climate change. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development 17(4): 12691-12707. DOI: 10.18697/ajfand.80.15500 Conference papers

25] UDEONYIA, O.A; BAIYERI, K.P.; UGESE, F.D. and ABA, S.C. (2014) Amino Acid Profile of Seeds of African Walnut (Plukenetia conophorum Muell Arg.) from South-eastern Nigeria. Proceedings of the 2nd National Annual Conference of Crop Science Society of Nigeria, September 21 – 25th, 2014, UBA Hall of Fame, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Pp. 310 – 315.

26] UDEONYIA, O.A; UGESE, F.D; ABA, S.C. and BAIYERI K.P. (2014) Physical and Proximate Properties of Seeds of African Walnut (Plukenetia conophorum Muell Arg.) from South-eastern Nigeria. Proceedings of the 2nd National Annual Conference of Crop Science Society of Nigeria, September 21 – 25th, 2014, UBA Hall of Fame, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Pp. 316 – 321.

27] Baiyeri, K.P.; ABA, S.C. and Tenkouano, A. (2014) Irrigation interval and fertilizer nutrient sources influenced growth performance and biomass yield of PITA 24 plantain (Musa spp. AAB). Pp. 458 – 468 In: Agribusiness development and managing risk and uncertainty in African agriculture: The role of tertiary agricultural education (J.F. Obiri, Y. Kasolo, A. Yaye, J. Mwazemba, A. Ochola, and S. Chakeredza, eds). Proceedings of an International Symposium held from 25-28 August, 2014 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. A publication of the African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE), Nairobi, Kenya.

28] ABA, S.C. and BAIYERI, K.P. (2016) Effect of fertilizer treatments on proximate, mineral, and vitamin composition of plantain (Musa sp. AAB) flour processed from two landrace genotypes (Agbagba and Mbi-Egome) and two bred hybrids (PITA-14 and PITA-24). Paper presented at the 3rd All Africa Horticultural Congress held on 7 to 12th August, 2016 at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

29] ABA, S.C. and BAIYERI, K.P. (2016) Evaluation of growth and yield attributes of four plantain (Musa AAB and AAAB) genotypes under different nutrient management systems in a sub-humid environment of southeastern Nigeria. Paper presented at the 3rd All Africa Horticultural Congress held on 7 to 12th August, 2016 at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

Book chapters

30] BAIYERI, K.P. and ABA, S.C. (2011) Commonly used software for data analysis and visualization in experimental agriculture. Pp. 72 – 78 In: MATLAB/SCILAB for data analysis/visualization (Enibe, S.O., ed.). Equipment Maintenance Course, Vol.5, A publication of the National Centre for Equipment Maintenance and Development (NCEMD), University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

31] BAIYERI, K.P. and ABA, S.C. (2012) The role of biotechnology in agricultural adaptation to climate change. Pp. 144 – 159 In: Critical Issues in Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in Nigeria. (Enete, A.A. and Uguru, M.I. , eds.). A production of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Chenglo Ltd., Enugu, Nigeria.

32] BAIYERI, K.P. and ABA, S.C. (2012) Germplasm evaluation: a key element in sustainable banana and plantain (Musa spp) production. Pp. 1 – 18 In: Faculty of Agriculture Lecture Series (2010 – 2012) and Research Output (Machebe, N.S., ed.). A production of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Chenglo Ltd., Enugu, Nigeria.

33] ABA, S.C. and BAIYERI, K.P. (2012) The Oil Palm. Pp. 224 – 229 In: Handbook of Practical Agriculture (Eze, S.C.; Onyeonagu, C.C.; Ezeaku, P.I. and Machebe, N.S., eds.). A production of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Chenglo Ltd., Enugu, Nigeria.

34] Baiyeri, K.P. and ABA, S.C. (2015) Effective crop evaluation and sustainable crop management for mitigating climate change risks. Pp. 359-379 In: Risk management in Africa: A contextualized manual for tertiary institutions and development practitioners, 1st edition (Obiri J.A.F., Driver M.F., Yaye A.D., Onyekwelu J.C., Ramasawmy B., Akpoko J.G., Ochola A.O., Angui P.K.T. and Da Costa S.K., eds.). Ivorian Association of Agricultural Sciences (AISA) edition, ANAFE, Abidjan, Côte d' Ivoire, ISBN: 978-2-9551688-0-6.

Book publication

35] ABA, Simon (2015) Enhancing bunch and fruit quality in plantains (Musa sp. AAB group). Lambert Academic Publishing co, Saarbrücken, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-659-63372-0, 113p.


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