Dr. Muhammadu Tajudeen SALAUDEEN is an Associate Professor and Head, Department of Crop Production, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. He obtained B. Agric. Tech with First Class Honours at the Federal University of Technology, Minna in 2004. He then furthered his academic career at the famous Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria where he had M. Sc. Crop Protection with specialization in Plant Virology in 2007. He obtained PhD Plant Pathology with specialization in Plant Virology from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, in 2012.
He was a Research Fellow from 2008 – 2012 during his PhD Programme at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria. He has also served as a Consultant and Visiting Scientist at the Virology and Molecular Diagnostics Unit of IITA, Ibadan. In 2014, he won a competitive research grant sponsored by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico, to investigate “Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease: Investigating Risks and Pre-emptive Management in West Africa”.
In 2017, he won another grant sponsored by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), to investigate “Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease in Nigeria: Status and Pre-emptive Management Strategies”. He has organized trainings on improved agricultural practices for smallholder farmers. He has over 60 publications to his merit, with 40 of them in peer reviewed and reputable Journals.
He has presented scientific research papers at several National and International Conferences. He teaches Crop Protection and Biometric courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate students.