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I am a graduate of Industrial Chemistry, University of Ilorin, Kwara State (1991). After my National Service Year (1991/1992), I joined the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria as a Research Supervisor in 1992 and worked till 1999. This appointment happened to be my second engagement with the Institute. The first was from 1983 to 1987 as a Research Technician. My major assigned duties then were on chemical and biochemical characterization of soil, plant and water samples from research projects. With these academic and working backgrounds, I proceeded to do a master degree program at University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria and graduated in 1998 with MSc degree in Agronomy (Soil Science) and later to Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Malaysia from where I graduated with PhD degree in Soil Fertility and Management in 2003. I am currently a lecturer of Soil Science in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria. My academic and working experiences include: Improvement of maize productivity of a degraded soil under different hedgerows species in alley cropping research; underlying problems in inorganic fertilizers use for sago palm production in peat soil; employment of isotopes 15-N and 32-P in fertilizers’ research on soil-plant systems; nutrients’ sorption studies on peat and mineral soils; and improvement of vegetables (i.e., amaranth and okra) and maize productivities under combined applications of organic and inorganic inputs to soil.
Zaharah, A.R.,O.V. Adebiyi, M. Jalloh, M.H. Hassan and S. Yusop. 2004 "Fertilizer nutrient studies on Malaysian Peat and the implications for their management", Proc. Soils 2004 Conference, April 2004, Penang, Malaysia, ed. Z.Z. Zin, S.K. Balasundram. K.J. Goh, M.M. Hanafi, I. Hamad, C.I. Fauziah and M.S. Halimi, pp: 45-49. Penang: The Malaysian Society of Soil Science (MSSS) Zaharah, A.R., V. Adebiyi, R. Anuar and M.H. Ahmad Husni. 2003 "Fertilizer nutrients mobility in peat and their uptake by sago palm", Proc. Conf. in conjunction with the Public Institutions of higher learning (IPTA) R&D Exposition 2003: Investing in Innovations, 9-10 Oct 2003, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, pp: 135-142
Vanlauwe, B., S. Aman, K. Aihou, B.K. Tossah, V. Adebiyi, N. Sanginga, O. Lyasse, J. Diels and R. Merckx. 1999 "Alley cropping in the moist savanna of West-Africa III. Soil organic matter fractionation and soil productivity", Agroforestry Systems 42: 245-264
Effects of peat draining, soil type and phosphorus rate on growth and P-use efficiency of sago palm. By: Adebiyi, O. T. V., Zaharah, A. R., Ahmad Husni, M. H., Anuar, R., Aduloju, M. O., Adegbite, K. A., and Aluko, A. P. (Submitted for Publication in SSSN Journal).
Effects of the degree of peat draining and phosphorus rate on growth and P-uptakes of sago palm. By: Adebiyi, O. T. V., Zaharah, A. R., Ahmad Husni, M. H., and Anuar, R. (Submitted for Publication in SSSN Journal).
Forms of phosphorus in three ecological zones of Nigeria. By: Aluko, A. P., Adebiyi, O.V., Oshiokhue, C.E., and Adejoh, O.P. (Submitted for Publication in SSSN Journal).
(a) SOS 211: Principles of Soil Science
(b) SOS 311: Introductory Pedology and Soil Physics
(c) CRP 223: Introduction to Climatology and Biogeography
(d) SOS 321: Soil Chemistry and Microbiology I
(e) SOS 411: Soil Classification, Survey and Land Use Planning
(f) SOS 421: Techniques in Soil and Water Management
(g) SOS 511: Soil Physics
(h) SOS 512: Soil and Plant Analysis
(i) SOS 522: Soil Chemistry and Microbiology II
(j) CRP 528: Principles of Irrigation
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