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Dr. Simon Idoko Okweche

Lecturer I
Forestry & Wildlife Res. MGT.
idokosi@unical.edu.ng

Dr Simon IdokoOKWECHE is a Lecturer 1 in the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management, University of Calabar. Obtained his Masters (Entomology) in 2006 from the University of Agriculture Makurdi and PhD (Entomology) in 2012 from University of Calabar. He has held many active positions in the Department since joining the staff team. He loves attending both local and international conferences and workshops and has published papers in reputable journals.

Okweche, Simon Idoko and Isonguyo, Mekutimabasi Uwem (2018). Comparative study of three insecticidal plant powders admixed with cattle urine for the management of wood termites (Macrotermes bellicosus) in Calabar, Nigeria” Nigerian Journal of Plant Protection 31: 69 - 82


A.I. Nta, S.I. Okweche,and S.B. Umoetok (2018) Efficacy of three plants extracts in the control of Cylas puncticollis (Boheman) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on sweet potato during storage.African Entomology26(1) : 141 – 149.DOI: https://doi.org/10.4001/003.026.0141


Simon Idoko Okweche; Sylvia Bassey Umoetok and Gabriel A. Iwo(2017) Infestation of Sugar Cane Accessions by Eldana saccharina Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) at Calabar, in the Rain Forest Zone of Nigeria". Nigerian Journal of Entomology. 33: XX-XX. Accepted for publication


Nta, A. I, Okweche S. I and Udo, I. A. (2017). Insecticidal and Insect Reproductive Inhibition Potential of Citrus Peel Powder on Tribolium castaneum (Herbst). Applied Tropical Agriculture 22 (2), 111-117.


Okweche, S. I. and Hilili, P. M (2016) Comparative efficacy of some selected biopesticides against kolanut weevil Balanogastriskolae (Desbrochers, 1895)(Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Nigerian Journal of Plant Protection 30: 74 – 84.


Simon Idoko Okweche, Sylvia Bassey Umoetok, Ukatu Patrick Odey (2016). Comparative Efficacy of Insecticidal Plants on the Management of Groundnut Bruchid (Caryedon serratus) Journal of Agricultural Studies. 4 (3) 47-57


OKWECHE, S. I.; OSAI, E. E.; UMOETOK, S. B. A. 2015. Maize borer damage in Nigeria’s Guinea Savanna: Timing of planting overrides effects of insecticides treatments. Revista Colombiana de Entomología 41 (2): 170-175. Julio - Diciembre 2015. ISSN 0120-0488


Okweche, Simon Idoko; Hilili, Patrick Matthewand Ita, Philip Bassey(2015) Comparative Efficacy of Some Insecticidal Plant Materials Against Dry Wood Termite (Cryptotermes cavifrons BANKS (Insecta: Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) Infestation. Greener Journal of Agricultural Science, 5 (6): 210 – 216. http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2015.6.091515130


Okweche, S. I, Ogunwolu, E. O and Adeyemo, M. .O (2013). Parameters, Interrelationships with Yield and use of Carbofuran to Control Stem Borers in Maize (Zea mays l.) at Makurdi in the Nigerian Southern Guinea Savanna. Greener Journal of Agricultural Science. 3 (10): 702-708


Simon I. Okweche, Donald A. Ukeh and Idorenyin A. Udo (2013). Comparative Efficacy of Pesticidal Plant Products and Carbofuran in the Management of Maize Stem Borers in Nigeria. Biopestic. Int. 9 (1): 23-30


Okweche, Simon Idoko; Umoetok, Sylvia Bassey A; Osai Ephraim O; (2013). Effects of Synthetic (Carbofuran) and non Synthetic insecticides on Maize Growth and Yield in Stem Borers Infested Zones of Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare. 3 (1): 58 – 67


Ukeh, D. A., Okweche, S. I., Ugbe, I. A (2012) Differential Responses of Cowpea Aphid, Aphis craccivora, to Host plant and Pesticidal plant Odours. Nigerian Journal of Entomology, 29: 71 – 83


Okweche, S. I and Umoetok, S. B. A (2012). The distribution of maize stem borers in Cross River State, Nigeria. International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences, 2 (1): 82 – 86.


Okweche, S. I., Ukeh, D. A. and Ogunwolu, E. O. (2010). Field infestation of three maize (Zea mays L.) genotypes by lepidopterous stemborers in Makurdi. Global Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9 (1): 41-45.


Okweche, S. Idoko andTer-Rumun Avav (2013) Yield evaluation of some cultivars of mungbean (Vigna radiata (L) WILCZEK) in southern guinea savanna location of Nigeria. International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences, 3 (3)85 – 88


S. I. Okweche, D. A. Ukeh, I. I. Udo, and S. B. A. Umoetok, 2013. Comparative efficacy of pesticidal plant products and Carbofuran in the management of maize stem borers inNigeria. An oral presentation at the First International Conference on Pesticidal Plants : Harnessing Pesticidal Plant Technologies for Improved Livelihoods, ICIPE, Nairobi, 21 – 24 January 2013


D.A. Ukeh, S.I. Okweche and L.A. Ugbe, 2013. Differential responses of the cowpea Aphid, Aphis craccivora to Host and Pesticidal Plants Volatiles. An oral presentation at the First International Conference on Pesticidal Plants : Harnessing Pesticidal Plant Technologies for Improved Livelihoods, ICIPE,Nairobi, 21 – 24 January 2013.


Simon I. Okweche, Godwin A. Ogar 2013. Comparative efficacy of insecticidal plants on the management of groundnut bruchid (Caryedon serratus). An oral presentation at the 20th conference of the African Association of Insect Scientist (AAIS): Global change and impacts on insect biodiversity: Integrated pest and disease vectors management in Africa, Yaounde, Cameroun, 27th – 31st October, 2013.


Simon I. Okweche and Sylvia B. A. Umoetok. 2014. Efficacy of synthetic and Botanical Insecticides on the Management of Maize Stem Borers in Guinea Savanna Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. An oral presentation at 45th Annual Conference of the Entomological Society of Nigeria (ESN): Insect Resurgence: Implication for Agriculture, Health and Sustainable Environment, Abuja, Nigeria, 7th – 10th October, 2014.


Vincent, U. Ikongiwheye; Simon I. Okweche and Sylvia B. Umoetok 2014. Distribution and relative Abundance of Insects in Oban forest Reserve of Cross River State, Nigeria. An oral presentation at 45th Annual Conference of the Entomological Society of Nigeria (ESN): Insect Resurgence: Implication for Agriculture, Health and Sustainable Environment, Abuja, Nigeria, 7th – 10th October, 2014.


Okweche, S. I and Etokudo, T. T. 2015. Comparative efficacy of some selected biopesticides against kolanut weevil Balanogastris kolae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). An oral presentation at 46th Annual Conference of the Entomological Society of Nigeria (ESN): Urbanization and Industrialization: The Interfering Influence on Insects, Public Health and Environment, Lagos, Nigeria, 6th – 9th October, 2015.


Umoetok, S. B. A; Musa, I. D and Okweche, S. I. 2015. The mode of action of Jathropha curcas on Sitophilus zeamays. An oral presentation at 46th Annual Conference of the Entomological Society of Nigeria (ESN): Urbanization and Industrialization: The Interfering Influence on Insects, Public Health and Environment, Lagos, Nigeria, 6th – 9th October, 2015.


Oparaeke, A. M.; Dike, M. C. and Okweche, S. I. 2015. Insects associated with Jathropha curcas at the flowering and post flowering stages in Zaria. An oral presentation at 46th Annual Conference of the Entomological Society of Nigeria (ESN): Urbanization and Industrialization: The Interfering Influence on Insects, Public Health and Environment, Lagos, Nigeria, 6th – 9th October, 2015.


Nta, A. I; Okweche, S. I and Oku, E. E. 2016. Insecticidal and insect reproductive inhibition capacities of Citrus peel powders on Trbolium castaeneum. An oral presentation at the 41st Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Plant Protection (NSPP): Reviving Plant Protection for Sustainable National Growth and Stable Democracy, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna,Nigeria, 20 – 24th March, 2016.


Umoetok, S.B; Okweche, S. I and Yinka, H. 2016. Evaluation of the efficacy of Jatropha curcas (L) seed oil extract for the management of Callosobruchus subinnotatus in Bambara groundnut. An oral presentation at the 41st Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Plant Protection (NSPP): Reviving Plant Protection for Sustainable National Growth and Stable Democracy, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna,Nigeria, 20 – 24th March, 2016.


Udo, I. A.; Okweche, S. I; Otop,N.E and Umoetok,S. B. A. 2016. Management of root-knot disease on okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) with poultry manure and leaf extract of Senna alata. An oral presentation at the 41st Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Plant Protection (NSPP): Reviving Plant Protection for Sustainable National Growth and Stable Democracy, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna,Nigeria, 20 – 24th March, 2016.


Simon Idoko Okweche; Sylvia Bassey Umoetok and Gabriel A. Iwo. 2016. Infestation of sugar cane accessions by Eldana saccharina Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in the rain forest zone of Nigeria. An oral presentation at 47th Annual Conference of the Entomological Society of Nigeria (ESN). Insect Science: A veritable tool for job creation and sustainable development. University of Ilorin, Nigeria, 10th – 13th October, 2016.


Okweche1, S. I; and Abanyam, V. A. 2016. Perception of Rural Households on the Consumption of Edible Insects in Cross River State, Nigeria. A poster presentation at 47th Annual Conference of the Entomological Society of Nigeria (ESN). Insect Science: A veritable tool for job creation and sustainable development. University of Ilorin, Nigeria, 10th – 13th October, 2016.


Simon Idoko Okweche and Mekutima Isonguyo 2017. Management of wood termites (CryptotermescavifronsBANKS (Insecta: Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) using biotermiticidal plants powders admixed with cow urine in Cross River State, Nigeria. Second International Conference on Pesticidal Plant Plants (ICPP 2) Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. 6 – 9 February, 2017


Ugbe, L. A, Umoetok, S.B.A and Okweche, S. I. 2017. Insecticidal activity of Synthetic blends of Semio-Chemicals from Xylopia aethiopica and Dennittia tripetala against Prostephanus truncatus (Horn) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidea) in Calabar, Nigeria. An oral presentation at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Plant Protection (NSPP). Remodelling plant protection in Nigeria: Prospect, challenges and implications on national food security. University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria. 12th – 16th March, 2017.


Okweche, S. I and Abanyam,V. A (2017).Perception of Rural Households on the Consumption of Edible Insects inCross River State, Nigeria. The 22nd conference of the African Association of Insect Scientists (AAIS). 23-26 October, .2017, Wad Medan, Sudan

No Results for Research Works done

Showing All Conferences Attended

1st International Conference on Pesticidal Plants.
Harnessing Pesticidal Plant Technologies for Improved Livelihoods, ICIPE, Nairobi.
Start: Monday 21st January, 2013
End: Thursday 24th January, 2013
22nd Bi-annual conference of the African Association of Insect Scientists (AAIS).
Wad Medan, Sudan.
Start: Monday 23rd October, 2017
End: Thursday 26th October, 2017
2nd International Conference on Pesticidal Plants.
Harnessing pesticidal plant technologies for improved livelihoods. Elephant Hills Resort, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Start: Monday 6th February, 2017
End: Thursday 9th February, 2017
International Workshop on Taxonomy of West African Termites.
Sponsored by University of Freiburg via a DFG grant, Germany. Held at Zoology/Biology Lab, University of Freiburg,Germany.
Start: Monday 9th April, 2018
End: Saturday 14th April, 2018
National Training Workshop on Cocoa Pest Risk Analysis.
Ikom, Cross River State, Nigeria.
Start: Monday 1st May, 2017
End: Friday 5th May, 2017
African Association of Insect Scientist (AAIS).
Global change and impacts on insect biodiversity: Integrated pest and disease vectors management in Africa, Yaounde,Cameroun,
Start: Sunday 27th October, 2013
End: Thursday 31st October, 2013
No Results for Grants/Awards Received