Dr. Babatunde Fikayo Ezekiel

Dr. Babatunde Fikayo Ezekiel

Senior Lecturer
Osun State University, Nigeria

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Agronomy from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Nigeria

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Dr. Babatunde Fikayo Ezekiel holds a position of Senior Lecturer at Osun State University, Nigeria. He has completed his Ph.D. in Agronomy from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria. Previously he was appointed as Head Baker at Ireti-Olu Bakery and Confectionery, Leaf Instructor at Nigeria Tobacco Company (NTC) Plc, Farm Manager at Gbonjubola Agro Industrial Company Ltd Erunmu, Egbeda, Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer II, Lecturer I, and Senior Lecturer at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, and Associate Professor at Osun State University, Nigeria. His area of research interest focuses on Agronomy of Arable and Horticultural Crops, Extension services to Rural Agrarian Communities, Linkages between Agronomic practices and Postharvest quality of Crops, Agronomic search on underexploited Fruits and Vegetables, and Management of Agricultural wastes through Agronomic Practices. He is member of learned societies such as Vice President of Society for Conservation of Phytofuel and Sciences, member of African Crop Science Society, Nigerian Organic Agriculture Network, International Society for Horticultural Sciences, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Nigerian Association of Teachers of Technology, Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology, League of Researchers in Nigeria, Weed Science Society of Nigeria, Farm Management Association of Nigeria, Horticultural Society of Nigeria, and Agricultural Society of Nigeria. He successfully supervised 10 undergraduate thesis, 3 PhD, 2 MSc and 2 PGD students. Dr. Babatunde has published 37 research articles in journals, 10 proceedings, and 33 papers in different scientific meeting contributed as author/co-author.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
Soil Agriculture
Plant Biotechnology
Vegetable Crops

Selected Publications

  1. Umar, I.B., A.G. Ali and F.E. Babatunde, 2015. Domestication and performance of Amara (Tacca Leontopetaloides (L) Kuntze) under different NPK fertilizer rates in Lafia, Nasarawa state. Int. J. Agric. Earth Sci., Vol. 1. .
  2. Olawuyi, O.J., S.G. Jonathan, F.E. Babatunde, B.J. Babalola and O.O.S. Yaya et al., 2014. Accession×treatment interaction, variability and correlation studies of pepper (Capsicum spp.) under the Influence of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungus (Glomus clarum) and cow dung. Am. J. Plant Sci., Vol. 5. 10.4236/ajps.2014.55083.
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  3. Babatunde, F.E., A.B. Okesina and A.L. Kehinde, 2014. Creating entrepreneurial opportunity through production of Jatropha (jatropha curcas) seedlings in Osun state, Nigeria. Int. J. Phytofuels Allied Sci., 3: 89-98.
  4. Dantata, I.J. and F.E. Babatunde, 2013. Productivity of cucumber in a semi arid savanna of Nigeria as affected by organic fertilizer. J. Appl. Agric. Res., 5: 283-288.
  5. Babatunde, F.E., I.J. Dantata and O.J. Olawuyi, 2012. Performance of sweet potato and soybeans as affected by cropping sequence in the northern Guinea Savanna of Nigeria. J. Agron., 11: 22-26.
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  6. Olawuyi, O.J., F.E. Babatunde, O.A. Akinbode, A.C. Odebode and S.A. Olakojo, 2011. Influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal and NPK fertilizer on the productivity of cucumber (Cucumis sativus). Int. J. Org. Agric. Res. Dev., 3: 22-29.
  7. Olawuyi, O.J., F.E. Babatunde, O.A. Akinbode, A.C. Odebode and S.A. Olakojo, 2010. Assessment of productivity of cucumber (Cucumis sativus) as Influenced by arbuscular mycorrhiza (Glomus deserticola). Nig. J. Mycol., 3: 55-64.
  8. Dantata, I.J., F.E. Babatunde, S. Mustapha and A.S. Fagam, 2010. Influence of variety and plant spacing on tuber size, tuber shape and fresh marketable yield of sweet potato in Bauchi Nigeria. Biol. Environ. Sci. J. Trop., 7: 140-144.
  9. Garba, A., F.E. Babatunde, G. Fushison and A. Hassan, 2009. Seasonal variation and rice production in northern Nigeria. J. League Res. Nig., 10: 50-57.
  10. Dantata, I.J., T.O. Oseni, B.M. Auwalu and F.E. Babatunde, 2009. Effect of different levels of nitrogen and phosphorus on vegetable leaf and bulb yield in onions (Allium cepa L). Biol. Environ. Sci. J. Tropics, 6: 64-68.
  11. Babatunde, F.E., A.L.E. Mofoke, G.N. Udom and G.U. Mohammed, 2009. Influence of nutrient source on the elemental composition of irrigated garlic. J. Trop. Agric. Food Environ. Extens., 8: 45-50.
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  12. Mofoke, A.L.E., F.E. Babatunde, S.M. Musa, J.K. Adewumi and O.J. Mudiare, 2008. Analysis of the hydraulic performance of a continous flow drip irrigation system tested on a tomato field in Bauchi, Nigeria. Arid Zone J. Eng. Technol. Environ., 6: 10-21.
  13. Babatunde, F.E., A.L.E. Mofoke, I.J. Dantata and U.U. Faruk, 2008. Influence of nutrient source on the productivity of irrigated garlic (Allium sativum). Int. J. Trop. Agric. Food Syst., 2: 54-59.
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  14. Babatunde, F.E., A.L.E. Mofoke and B.M. Monono, 2008. Response of waterleaf vegetable (Talinum triangulare jacq willd) to spacing and fertilizer application. Niger. J. Agric. Technol., 13: 22-28.
  15. Babatunde, F.E. and K.A. Yongabi, 2008. Effect of nitrogen on productivity of aloe barbadensis and its inhibitory effect on Trichophyton rubrum. Adv. Horticult. Sci., 3: 187-190.
  16. Udom, G.N., F.E. Babatunde and V.A. Tenebe, 2007. Suppression of witchweed (Striga hermonthica) in sorghum: Cowpea mixture as affected by cowpea varieties and planting patterns. Int. J. Agric. Res., 2: 268-274.
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  17. Udom, G.N., F.E. Babatunde and A.R. Mohammed, 2007. Growth and yield evaluation of cowpea varieties and planting patterns in sorghum: Cowpea mixture grown under striga infested field. J. Res. Agric., 4: 57-63.
  18. Babatunde, F.E., G.N. Udom, A.M. Maigari and H. Moseri, 2007. Influence of irrigation intervals, pruning and tillage practices on the productivity of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L). J. Res. Agric., 4: 4-10.
  19. Babatunde, F.E., A. Garba, G.N. Udom and K.O. Oyedokun, 2007. Effect of seed storage period on germination and seedling performance of bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranean L. verdc). Biol. Environ. Sci. J. Tropics, 4: 111-114.
  20. Auwalu, B.M., F.E. Babatunde, T.O. Oseni and Y.M. Muhammed, 2007. Productivity of vegetable sesame Sesamum radiatum Schum as influenced by Nitrogen, phosphorus and seasons. Adv. Hortic. Sci., 21: 9-13.
  21. Auwalu, B.M. and F.E. Babatunde, 2007. Analyses of growth, yield and fertilization of vegetable sesame (Sesamum radiatum schum). J. Plant Sci., 2: 108-112.
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  22. Udom, G.N., A.S. Fagam, F.E. Babatunde and I.M. Maina, 2006. Yield analysis of intercropped millet grown in Maiduguri, Nigeria, using correlation and path coefficient. Int. J. Nat. Appl. Sci., 2: 350-355.
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  23. Udom, G.N., A.S. Fagam, F.E. Babatunde and I.M. Maina, 2006. Path coefficient analysis of the components of grain yield in intercropped cowpea, growth in Borno, Nigeria. Int. J. Nat. Appl. Sci., 2: 310-316.
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  24. Mofoke, A.L.E., J.K. Adewumi, F.E. Babatunde, O.J. Mudiare and A.A. Ramalan, 2006. Yield of tomato grown under continuous-flow drip irrigation in Bauchi state of Nigeria. Agric. Water Manage., 84: 166-172.
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  25. Dantata, I.J., B.M. Auwalu, N.A. Machunga, I.A. Mohammed and F.E. Babatunde, 2006. Effect of different rate of nitrogen fertilizer on the productivity and quality of dadino tomatoes grown in north-eastern Nigeria. Agric. Bus. Technol. J., 4: 49-55.
  26. Babatunde, F.E. and A.L.E. Mofoke, 2006. Performance of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L) as influenced by irrigation schedules. Pak. J. Nutr., 5: 363-367.
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  27. Agada, P.O. and F.E. Babatunde, 2006. Computer simulated path analysis of the direct, combined and indirect contributions of growth parameters to crop yield. Pecop J. Sci. Eng. Technol., 2: 50-61.
  28. Babatunde, F.E., 2005. Sustainable means of land preparation: A review of animal traction technology in northern Nigerian agriculture. Gubi J., 1: 11-15.
  29. Udom, G.N., F.E. Babatunde and B.M. Auwalu, 2004. Performance of sesame and cowpea as affected by intra-row spacing and weeding regimes. Agric. Bus. Technol. J., 2: 21-28.
  30. Babatunde, E.E., T.O. Oseni and B.M. Auwlu, 2004. Effect of nutritional sources, mode of storage and post harvest losses on yield and economic returns in onions (Allium cepa). Niger. J. Hortic. Sci., 9: 17-21.
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  31. Fbabatunde, F.E., 2003. Intercrop productivity of roselle in Nigeria. Afr. Crop Sci. J., 11: 43-47.
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  32. Babatunde, F.E., E.O. Ekanem, M.U. Sabo, G.U. Mohammed and M.D. Yakubu, 2003. Influence of nutrient sources on the productivity and pungency of onion (Allium cepa). Agric. Bus. Technol. J., 1: 55-61.
  33. Babatunde, F.E., 2003. Influence of sowing dates and weed interference on the productivity of egusi-melon (Colocynthis citrullus). Nig. J. Agric. Technol., 11: 26-31.
  34. Babatunde, F.E. and B.M. Auwalu, 2003. Analyses of growth, yield and agronomic factors of red variant roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L). Adv. Hortic. Sci., 17: 102-104.
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  35. Babatunde, F.E., T.O. Oseni, B.M. Auwalu, G.N. Udom, J.O. Ajayi and B.K. Mailabari, 2002. Influence of nitrogenous fertilizer and variety on the quantity and quality of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L) calyx and fibre. Sci. Forum, 5: 10-18.
  36. Babatunde, F.E., T.O. Oseni, B.M. Auwalu and G.N. Udom, 2002. Effect of sowing date, intra row spacing and nitrogen fertilizer levels on growth and yield of red variant Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.). Patanika J. Agric., 25: 99-106.
  37. Babatunde, F.E., 2002. Productivity of celosia (Celosia argentea L) as affected by plant population density in bauchi. Nig. J. Trop. Agric., 4: 151-154.
  38. Babatunde, F.E., I.O.O. Aiyelaagbe, V.I. Ayodele, B.M. Auwalu and T.O. Oseni, 2000. Cropping sequence as a means of sustainable crop production: A case of an okra-celosia mixture. Afr. J. Sci. Technol., 1: 149-155.
  39. Babatunde, F.E., 2000. Effects of intercropping and cropping sequence on the marketable yield and productivity of celosia and okra. J. Agric. Environ., 1: 55-61.
  40. Babatunde, F.E. and B. Zechariah, 2000. Influence of weeding regimes and spacings on the productivity of red variant roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L). Adv. Horticult. Sci., 3: 147-151.