Gnanavel Ilaiyaperumal

Manager Agronomy at Dangote Industries Ltd

Kano,Kano,Nigeria | Agriculture

Dynamic career of nearly 23 years that reflects rich experience & year-on-year success in Commercial Farming and Agro Project Management, R&D, Varietal screening based on agronomic traits, Crop production, Plant Protection, Seed Production, and Agriculture Extension activities
Proven experience in Commercial Farm Management, farming operations in 4000 ha of rice and 9000 ha of Sugarcane estates and achieved higher productivity
Skilled in conducting various experiments for developing Integrated Nutrient, Weed and Pest and Disease management in different crops such as rice, maize, cotton, pulses, sesame, sugarcane, wheat, vegetable crops and medicinal and aromatic plants
Proven capabilities in planning, executing and spearheading as well as developing agronomic technologies and implementing in commercial farming operations to improve the profitability, efficiency & sustainability of Rice, Maize, Sugarcane, vegetable crops and Aloe vera.
Comprehensive knowledge and experience on analysis and estimating soil available nutrients and fertilizer recommendations to crops
Exposure of spearheading seed farm inspection, seed processing, grading, seed testing, Labelling and seed storage
Executed Standard seed production procedures in producing quality seeds in cereals, millets, pulses and oilseed crops
Skilled in Statistical analysis and interpreting the result for field experiments and writing the reports
Designing & conducting training programs geared towards optimizing knowledge on various Crop production technologies, especially in Rice, Sugarcane & Vegetables
Skilled at designing & conducting research trials on evaluation of various agro-products like herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, micronutrients etc. in field crops (rice, maize, sugarcane, cotton, sesame, pulses, wheat), vegetable crops, medicinal plants- Aloe vera, Coleus aromaticus and Bixa orellena
Special expertise in weed management for commercial crops such as Cotton, Sugarcane, Rice, Maize, Pulses, Millets and Vegetable crops
Comprehensive knowledge of fertilizers, micro nutrients and pesticides applications & recommendations; executed integrated pest and disease management (IPM) and nutrient & weed management in Cotton, Rice, Maize, Sugarcane etc.
Sustainable Sugarcane Production with SSI methods
Vegetable production under open and shade net conditions
Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
Skilled at people management and teamwork
Supervised and managed Farm managers, agronomists, extension staffs, agricultural officers, supervisors and field staffs in commercial farming operations
An effective communicator with leadership, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills
Experience of liaising with agriculture research institutes for conducting research trials

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