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         THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AKURE

      PROF. JULIUS OKOJIE CENTRAL RESEARCH LABORATORY

    CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR FOOD SECURITY, STEP-B PROJECT

 

  IN COLLABORATION WITH

 

       FUTA CENTRE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

                                                           Presents

                                   A 4- Day Training Workshop on:

                     Laboratory Methods and Analysis of soil, Fertilizer and crops

About JOCRL

Julius Okojie Central Research Laboratory, Centre of Excellence for Food Security was supported by STEP-B. One of its core mandates is training on laboratory instrumentation, operations,, application and maintenance of analytical instruments. FUTA Central Research Laboratory is equipped with the state-of-art equipment that fit the mandate of training.

 

Training Objectives:

To impart adequate skills that will enable the participants to effectively use and maintain laboratory equipment/instrument in order to be able to analyse soil, fertilizers and crop materials with a view to enhancing food production, teaching and research. At the end of the workshop, participant will be able to:

i.       conduct independent analysis and produce accurate results using the equipment they have trained on;

ii.      standardize laboratory analytical equipment and procedures;

iii.     upgrade existing analytical procedures; and

iv.     carry out preventive maintenance and trouble shooting

 

Target Audience: Technologists/Scientists in Tertiary Institutions, Federal and State Ministry of Agriculture and Agricultural Establishments, Research Institutes, Industries and Private establishments.

 

Approach to Training:

The workshop will be facilitated by experts with over two decades of experience in the subject matter.  This will involve lectures, discussions and syndicate works.

 

Contents:

v   Introduction to Modern Techniques in soil and plant analysis.

v   Soil Sampling (field work/practical session) on plant, soil and fertilizer

v   Sample pre-treatment for quality analysis, drying, digestion, extraction etc

v   Particle size analysis, particle density, bulk density, etc.

v   Preparation of standard solutions, unit of analytical results and conversion of concentration units.

v   Cation exchange capacity, Organic matter analysis, Nitrogen determination in soil, plant and fertilizer.

v   Application of flame photometer and AAS in Mineral analysis.

v   Determination of available P and total P in Soil, and fertilizer using UV/Visible spectrophotometer

v   Review and interpretation of results.

 

Fees: #45,000.00 per participant. This covers training materials, bag, tea break and lunch.

 

 Date:     19-22 October, 2015

Arrival:  18 October, 2015                     Departure:  23 October, 2015

 

Venue:  

Prof. Julius Okojie Central Research Laboratory, The Federal University of Technology, Akure

 

   Contacts

  • A.A. Ibitoye              -   08034016076
  • Prof. J. O. Agbede   -   08064840143
  • Niran Thompson        -   08036288434