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Editorial Team

OJAS Chief Editor

Prof. BABATUNDE, Fikayo Ezekiel

Chief Editor: Open Journal of Agricultural Science (OJAS)

OJN Editor
Prof. BABATUNDE, Fikayo Ezekiel is Professor of Agronomy/Horticulture, Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture. Provost/Dean of College/Faculty of Agriculture at the Ejigbo Campus of Osun State University. He obtained Bachelor of Agricultural Technology (Crop Production) degree (B. Agric. Tech) from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi in 1992; Master of Science degree (M.Sc.) in Agronomy with specialization in Horticulture from University of Ibadan, Ibadan in 1997 and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Agronomy from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi in 2002. As an exemplary teacher, he holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (P.G.D.E) from A.T.B. University, Bauchi in 2004. An erudite scholar and active researcher, Professor F.E. Babatunde has acquired several years of experience in teaching, research, community service and entrepreneurship development at the university level particularly at the School/College of Agriculture of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi and Osun State University, Ejigbo Campus. He was briefly the Acting Director of Quality Assurance unit of Osun State University in 2011. Head of Department of Agronomy; Acting Provost/Dean of College/Faculty of Agriculture at the Ejigbo Campus of Osun State University. He is a contact person on the Global Research Management Network of the association of Commonwealth University in 2011. His wealth of experiences, breadth of vision and commitment to the realization of the mission and vision of Osun State University resulted in his election as one of the Senate representative on the Governing Council in October, 2014.
Email: editor@openjournalsnigeria.org.ng

Prof. Abdulrasoul M. Alomran

Editorial Board Member: OJN

OJN Editor
Prof. Abdulrasoul M. Alomran is a Prof. of Soil and Water Sciences. College of Food and Agricultural Sciences. King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Professional Societies American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America, Saudi Society for Agricultural Sciences. Fmr. Director of Agricultural Research Center at the College of Agric. Editor in-chief of the Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences (2002- present)
Email: alomranrasoul[at]gmail.com


Prof. Dr. Said Elshahat Abdallah

Editorial Board Member: OJN

OJN Editor
Prof. Dr. Said Elshahat Abdallah is working as a Professor of Agricultural Process Engineering, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt. Awards includes Top 100 Engineers– 2013; International Biographical Center Man of The Year– 2013; Cambridge Certificate for Outstanding Engineering Achievement – 2013. Research Interest Agricultural Process Engineering; Postharvest Technology; Bioengineering; Food & Dairy Engineering; Agro-Industrial Waste Management; Process and Bioprocess Engineering; Thermal & Non-Thermal Process Engineering; Agricultural Production Engineering; Postharvest operations Engineering; Composting and Vermicomposting Process; Non-Conventional Forages Processing; Farm Wastes Bioconversion; By-Products Recycling Engineering.
Email: saidelshahat[at]agr.kfs.edu.eg, dr.selshahat[at]gmail.com


Prof. Dr. Rayappa Appa Balikai

Editorial Board Member: OJN

OJN Editor
Prof. Dr. Rayappa Appa Balikai Presently serving as Professor of Entomology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad- 580 005, Karnataka, India; Worked as Assistant Agricultural Officer 1982-84; Research Assistant at Main Research Station, Dharwad 1984-87. Former Dean (Agri.), College of Agriculture, Hanumanamatti- 581 115, in Univ. Agric. Sci, Dharwad, Karnataka, India (From 2015-16). Fellows: Fellow of the Society for Protection of Environment and Sustainable Development (FSPE-2003); Fellow of the Society of Plant Protection Sciences (FSPPS-2003); Fellow of the National Environmental Science Academy (FNESA-2004); Fellow of the International Benevolent Research Forum (FIBR-2005); Fellow of the Hind Agri-Horticultural Society (FHAS-2007); Fellow of Entomological Society of India (FESI-2008); Fellow of Royal Entomological Society of London (FRES-2012); Fellow of Society for Plant Research (FSPR-2012); Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences (FNABS-2012-13). Research Areas: Integrated Insect Pest Management in field and Horticultural Crops; Crop Resistance to Insects; Evaluation of New Molecules, Insect Biodiversity.
Email: rabalikai[at]gmail.com


Prof. Dr. Armando Zepeda Bastida

Editorial Board Member: OJN

OJN Editor
Prof. Dr. Armando Zepeda Bastida is a Doctor in Science with speciality in Cell Biology; Full Time Research Professor with research line in Veterinary Biotechnology in Agricultural Science Institute of Autonomous University of Hidalgo State.
Email: azepeda[at]uaeh.edu.mx


Dr. K. Baskar

Editorial Board Member: OJN

OJN Editor
Dr. K. Baskar is a Dr. of Entomology-Zoology from University of Madras, Chennai, India. He is specialized in the field of agricultural & household entomology and Ecotoxicology. He is having 14 years of research experience including 6 months teaching experience. He has published more than 70 papers in the field of entomology especially in agricultural pest management and ecotoxicology. He has served as Entomologist at AL- YAMAMA trading and contracting company, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has provided training to farmers and self-help groups in many villages in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts on identification of insect pests, natural enemies, botanical pesticide formulation preparation and production of vermicompost for sustainable agriculture. He has worked as Senior Scientist of Entomology and Ecotoxicology at Bioscience Research Foundation and Optimurz Bio & IT solution. He is currently working as Research Officer in Ecotoxicology, at Jai Research Foundation- OECD, Vapi, Gujarat India. He is serving as editor and reviewer in a few international journals. Recently, He has awarded National Post Doctoral Fellowship from SCIENCE & ENGINEERING RESEARCH BOARD (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Email: suribaskar[at]hotmail.com; eribaskar[at]gmail.com


Dr Ioannis E. Papadakis

Editorial Board Member: OJN

OJN Editor
Dr Ioannis E. Papadakis is an Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Pomology, Faculty of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece. He is a member of International Society for Horticultural Science, Geotechnical Chamber of Greece, and Greek Society for Horticultural Science. His research interests are the following: (i) Plant nutrition and fertilization, (ii) Abiotic stresses (nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, drought, salinity, waterlogging, etc.), (iii) Sexual and asexual propagation of fruit tree species, (iv) Evaluation of fruit tree cultivars and rootstock, and (v) Effect of various cultural practices on tree yield and fruit quality.
Email: papadakis[at]aua.gr ; jpapad2004[at]yahoo.gr


Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Editorial Board Member: OJN

OJN Editor
Dr. Pradeep Kumar is an Assistant Professor (Veterinary Parasitology), Department of Parasitology, DUVASU, Mathura: March 2014 to till date. Former, Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Husbandry, Uttar Pradesh. Awarded Vice-Chancellor Gold Medal for secured overall first position in M.V.Sc. programme in the academic session 2010-11 by Veterinary University (DUVASU), Mathura. Area of Research Interest: Anthelmintic Resistance, Searching of new Ecto as well as endo-parasite of various wild/domestic animals who found died accidentally/naturally
Email: drpkdiwakar[at]gmail.com


Dr. Mohamed A.A Seleim

Editorial Board Member: OJN

OJN Editor
Dr. Mohamed A.A Seleim has a Ph.D in Agricultural Science as a Plant Pathologist. Botany Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Al-Azhar University- (Assiut Branch), 71524 Assiut, Egypt.
Email: mohamedseleim[at]azhar.edu.eg, mohamedseleim[at]gmail.com


Dr. S. Ahmed John

Editorial Board Member: OJN

OJN Editor
Dr. S. Ahmed John Head of the Department P.G. and Research Department of Botany, Jamal Mohamed College (Autonomous)Tiruchirappalli – 620 020, INDIA. SENATE Member of Bharathidasan University 2012-13 Dr. S. Ahmed John, Male, Molecular Genetist, Graduated from Botany Department University of Madras in 1981, Post Graduated from Botany Annamali University in 1983, Master of Philosophy from Botany Annamali University in 1985, Doctor of Philosophy from Botany Bharathidasan University in 1991, Now he has published 174 Research papers in the International journals with 180.188 Impact factor, Citation Index 157, h Index 8, i10 Index 6 and presented 106 papers in the International/National seminars and conducted 15 UGC Sponsored National Seminars. He has 30 years of Teaching and 31 years of Research Experience in Molecular Genetics. He produced 22 Ph.D and 66 M.Phil. Under his guidance 14 Ph.D and 6 M.Phil pursuing. He is the recognized Ph.D Research Advisor of Botany, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Microbiology for 9 Universities He is the Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for 14 International and National Journals. He has the Chair person for Thirteen UGC Sponsored National Seminars. He has the Chairman for Board of Studies, Convener for Curriculum Development Cell, Member of Academic Council, Co- Ordinator for Extracurricular and Extension Activities and Chairman for Department Research Committee. He was Awarded Best NSS Officer in 1992. He presented Papers in the International conference in Nepal(1992), Israel(1996), Palestine(1996), Jordan(1996), Singapore(1999), Australia(1999), France(2002), China(2009), Saudi Arabia(2010) Best research paper award in 2015.. In recent year he focused on the Marine resources and got some important success
Email: drahmedjohn[at]gmail.com


Dr. Rajvir Yadav

Editorial Board Member: OJN

OJN Editor
Dr. Rajvir Yadav Junagadh Agricultural University | JAU Department of Farm Engineering, Junagadh, Gujarat, India. Research Areas: Agricultural Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Industrial Engineering.
Email: ryadav61[at]gmail.com


Dr. S. D. Kharche

Editorial Board Member: OJN

OJN Editor
Dr. S. D. Kharche Principal Scientist (Animal Reproduction), Physioogy Reproduction and shelter management, Division. Awards: Prof. Nil’s lagerlof Memorial Award – 2001, G. B. Singh Memorial Award – 2003.
Email: kharche62[at]gmail.com


Dr. Mohamed Farid Ahmed Mostafa

Editorial Board Member: OJN

OJN Editor
Dr. Mohamed Farid Ahmed Mostafa Researcher, Biochemistry and Medicinal Plants Lab, Science Academy of Experimental Research, (Special Scientific Laboratories), Egypt. Phd. Biochemistry and Medicinal Plants, With Nanoparticles Program, Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Agriculture Sciences, Al-Azhar Uiversity, Egypt.
Email: dr.mfarid2016[at]gmail.com


Dr. Eugenes Kelechi Ndelekwute

Editorial Board Member: OJN

OJN Editor
Dr. Eugenes Kelechi Ndelekwute Lecturer, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Uyo. M.Sc. Animal Production and Management, Ph.D. Animal Nutrition (Monogastric Animals). Member of Nigeria Institute of Animal Science. (NIAS), Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN) and Nigeria Society of Animal Production. (NSAP).
Email: ndelekwute.ek[at]gmail.com