Okunade David Adebimpe Profile


Dept of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering


Dr. David A. Okunade is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife but currently a Faculty on Sabbatical Leave with the Dept. of Agric. and Biosystems Engineering, Landmark University, Omu-Aran Kwara State. His primary research interest is in modelling crop yield and water-use under rainfed and rainwater harvesting conditions with research focus on crop yield, machinery traffic and soil compaction, and organic matter effect on properties of some Nigerian soils. Some other works include pond water and sewage effluent treatment, and wastewater irrigation and the effect of cassava wastewater on agricultural soils and nearby water resources in the processing environment. He has many academic publications to his credit and has attended many conferences locally and internationally. He is a Registered Engineer with COREN since 2002 and Members of both the Nigerian Institution of Agric. Engineers and the Nigerian Society of Engineers. He is happily maried with children.

Selected Publications

(1). Okunade, D.A., Olorunfemi I.A. and Adekalu, K.O. (2005). Effect of animal manure incorporation on erosion indices of two Nigerian agricultural soils. Discovery and Innovation, 17 (3/4): 138 -147. Published by Academy Science Publishers, Nairobi. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/dai.v17i3.15733

(2). Kenneth O. Adekalu and David A. Okunade (2006). Effect of irrigation amount and tillage system on yield and water use efficiency of cowpea. Communications in Plant Science and Soil Analysis, 37 (1-2): 225-237. Published by Taylor and Francis Inc., USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00103620500403465

(3). K.O. Adekalu and D.A. Okunade (2006). Comparative evaluation of some crop yield prediction models using tropical cowpea yieldweather data. Journal of Applied Irrigation Science, 41(1): 77-93. DLG-Verlags -GmbH, Frankfurt.http://www.sakia.org/cms/index.php?id=155

(4). K.O. Adekalu, D.A. Okunade and J.A. Osunbitan (2006). Compaction and mulching effects on soil loss and runoff from two southwestern Nigeria agricultural soils. Geoderma, 137: 226-230. Published by Elsevier Ltd., UK. doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2006.08.012

(5). K.O. Adekalu, D.A. Okunade and J.A. Osunbitan (2007). Estimating trafficability of three Nigerian agricultural soils from shear strength-moisture-density relations. International Agrophysics, 21: 1-5. Published by the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland. http://www.international-agrophysics.org/en/issues.html?stan=numer&vol=21&numer=1

(6). Kenneth O. Adekalu ? David A. Okunade (2008). Evaluation of crop yield models for cowpea in Nigeria. Irrigation Science, 26: 385-393. Published by Springer Verlags, Berlin. doi: 10.1007/s00271-008-0103-6

(7). D.A. Okunade, O.A. Olanusi and K.O. Adekalu (2009). Growth, yield and economics of okra and amaranth production under irrigation. International Journal of Vegetable Science, 15: 28-43. Published by Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19315260802446401

(8). K.O. Adekalu, J.A. Balogun, O.B. Aluko, D.A. Okunade, J.W. Gowing and M.O. Faborode (2009). Runoff water harvesting for dry spell mitigation for cowpea in the savannah belt of Nigeria. Agricultural Water Management, 96: 1502-1508. Published by Elsevier Ltd, UK. doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2009.06.005

(9). K.O. Adekalu, D.A. Okunade (2009). A model for deficit irrigation analysis of crops. Progress in Agric. Engineering Science, 5: 3153. Published by Akadmiai Kiad, Budapest, Hungary. doi: 10.1556/Progress.5.2009.2

(10). Omotayo B. Adeboye, Jimmy A. Osunbitan, Kenneth O. Adekalu and David A. Okunade (2009). Evaluation of FAO-56 Penman-Monteith and temperature based models in estimating reference evapotranspiration using complete and limited data, application to Nigeria. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal. Manuscript number 1291. Volume XI. Oct. 2009. Pg 1-25. Published by Commission Internationale du Genie Rural, USA. http://www.cigrjournal.org/index.php/Ejounral/article/view/1291

(11).Adewoye AO, Okunade DA and Adekalu KO (2010). Assessing the yields and nutrient uptake of okra Abelmoschus Esculentu using diluted stabilized wastewater for irrigation in southwestern Nigeria. Journal of Waste Water Treatment Analysis 1(2): 1-4. Published by OMICS Group, California. USA. doi:10.4172/2157-7587.1000104

(12).Okunade, D.A. and Adekalu, K.O. (2013). Physico-chemical analysis of contaminated water resources due to cassava wastewater effluent disposal. European International Journal of Science and Technology, 2(6): 75-84. Published by Center for Enhancing Knowledge, Birmingham UK.

(13). Okunade, David A. and Adekalu, Kenneth O. (2014). Characterization of cassava-waste effluents contaminated soils in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. European International Journal of Science and Technology, 3(4): 173-182. Published by Center for Enhancing Knowledge, Birmingham UK.

(1). Okunade, D.A., Raphael, O.D. Adesina A.M. and Adekalu, K.O. (2016). Compaction characteristics and penetration resistance of five poultry-litter-amended Nigerian agricultural soils. CIGR e-journal.

(2) Okunade, D.A., Adekalu, K.O. and Raphael, O.D. (2016). Cowpea response to compaction and mulching on a sloping loamy sand soil in southern Nigeria. NIAE Minna Conference. Published by NIAE.

Was this Content helpful?
Click Here
Email Address:

How was your experience with this page?

Share your comments about this page:

Today @ LMU

Omu Aran, NGovercast clouds 29.08oC
See More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Get the latest news and updates by signing up to our daily newsletter.

Story of the week