Dr. Wole Akinremi

Wole Akinremi

Dr. Akinremi is a Professor of Soil Physics/Chemodynamics.

Email: Olalekan.Akinremi@umanitoba.ca

The overall goal of my research program is to generate new knowledge on the transformation and transport of nitrogen and phosphorus in the soil and to devise management practices that minimize the export of these nutrients from the soil to adjacent environments.

I am also interested in finding fertilizer formulations that will improve phosphorus use efficiency in the field. I therefore use spectroscopic techniques including XANES, Liquid and Solid State NMR for phosphorus speciation in order to better understand phosphorus reaction products in the fertilizer band, and phosphorus composition in animal manures

Current Projects

Completed Projects


Teaching Responsibilities:



  • Active AgriProducts Inc.
  • Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative (MLMMI)
  • Agri-Food Research & Development Initiative (ARDI)
  • Manitoba Beef  (MB)
  • Dairy Farmers of Manitoba (DFM)
  • Manitoba Pork Council (MPC)
  • International Development Research Council (IDRC)
  • Delta-T Co.



  • Dr C. M Nyachoti (Animal Science, U of M)
  • Dr. K.E. Buckley (AAFC, Brandon)
  • Dr. Alan Moulin (AAFC, Brandon)
  • Dr. Xiying Hao (AAFC, Lethbridge)
  • Dr D. Kumaragamage (Environmental studies U of W)
  • Dr Frank Larney (AAFC, Lethbridge)
  • Dr Hongfei Hui (Canada Light Source Inc., Saskatoon)
  • Dr. Scott Kroeker (Chemistry, U of M)



PDF of Akinremi's Peer Reviewed Publications 2011-2016


Peer Reviewed Publications 2010-2016


Manimel Wadu M.C.W, Tee Boon Goh, and O.O. Akinremi 2016. Response of Manitoba soils to banding phosphorus with sulfate or carbonate salts. Can. J. Soil. Sci. 96: 447–460.

Kumaragamage D., O.O. Akinremi and G.J. Racz 2016. Comparison of nutrient and metal loadings with the application of swine manure slurries and their liquid separates to soils. J. Environ. Qual. J. Environ. Qual. 45:1769–1775.

Chathurika, J.A.S., D. Kumaragamage, F. Zvomuya, O.O. Akinremi, D. Flaten, S.P. Indraratne, and W.S. Dandeniya (2016). Woodchip biochar with or without synthetic fertilizers affects soil properties and available phosphorus in two alkaline Chernozemic soils. Canadian J. Soil Science. 96: 472-484

Nikièma, P., O.O. Akinremi, and M. Tenuta 2016. Nitrous oxide emissions as affected by liquid and solid pig manures applied to annual and perennial forage crops on a sandy loam soil  Can. J. Soil Sci. 96: 1–11.

Adesanya, T., O.O. Akinremi, and F. Zvomuya. 2016. Physical properties of an Orthic Black Chernozem after 5 years of liquid and solid pig manure application to annual and perennial crops. Can. J. Soil Sci. 96: 145–153.


Woyengo, T. A., Ige, D. V., Akinremi, O. O., and Nyachoti, C. M. (2015) Performance and nutrient digestibility in growing pigs fed wheat dried distillers’ grain with solubles-containing diets supplemented with phytase and multi-carbohydrase. Anim Sci J, doi: 10.1111/asj.12461.

Ojo, O.O., Taiwo, K.A., Scanlon, M., Oyedele, D.J. and Akinremi, O.O.  2015.  Influence of pre-treatments on some nutritional and anti-nutritional contents of Solanum macrocarpon (Gbagba).  American Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Research 2: 32-39.

Ige, D. V., Sayem, S. M. and Akinremi, O. O. 2015. Nitrogen mineralization in beef- and pig-manure-amended soils measured using anion resin method. Can. J. Soil Sci. 95: 305-319.

Idowu MK, Oyedele JD, Adekunle OK, Akinremi OO, and Eilers B 2014. Effects of Planting Methods and Seed Density on Vegetable Yield and Nutrient Composition of Solanum macrocarpon and Solanum scabrum in Southwest Nigeria. Food and Nutrition Sciences  5: 1185-1195

Olatuyi, S.O., D. Kumaragamage, O.O. Akinremi and L. Grieger 2014. Heavy-Metal Fractions in Solid and Liquid Separates of Swine Slurry Separated using Different Technologies. J. Environ. Qual. 43:1779–1789

Mihiri C.W. Manimel Wadu, Vladimir K. Michaelis, Scott Kroeker and Olalekan O. Akinremi. 2013. Exchangeable Ca:Mg ratio affects P behavior in calcareous soils: A 31P MAS NMR     investigation. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 77: 2004-2013
Cynthia Grant & Don Flaten & Mario Tenuta & Sukhdev Malhi & Wole Akinremi 2013. The effect of rate and Cd concentration of repeated phosphate fertilizer applications on seed Cd concentration varies with crop type and environment Plant Soil 372:221-233

Adesanwo, O.O., D. V. Ige , Lesne Thibault , Don Flaten and Wole Akinremi 2013 Comparison of Colorimetric and ICP Methods of Phosphorus Determination in Soil Extracts, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 44: 3061-3075

Kumaragamage D., O. O. Akinremi, and L. Grieger 2013. Phosphorus Fractions in Solid and Liquid Separates of Swine Slurry Separated Using Different Technologies. J. Env. Qua.  42: 1863-1871

Paligwende Nikièma, K.E. Buckley, J.M. Enns1, H. Quang1 and O.O. Akinremi. 2013 Effects of liquid hog manure on soil available nitrogen status, nitrogen leaching losses and wheat yield on a sandy loam soil of Western  Canada. Can. J. Soil Sci. 93: 573–584.

Woyengo, T. A., O.O. Akinremi, B. Rossnagel and C. M. Nyachoti 2012. Performance and total tract nutrient digestibility of growing pigs fed hulless low phytate phosphorus barley. Can J. Anim Sci. 92: 505-511

Olatuyi, S. O., O.O. Akinremi, D.N. Flaten, and D. A. Lobb, 2012. Solute transport in a hummocky landscape: I. Two-dimensional redistribution of bromide. Can. J. Soil Sci. 92: 609–629

Olatuyi, S. O., O.O. Akinremi,  and X. Hao, 2012. Solute transport in a hummocky landscape: II. Vertical and seasonal redistribution of bromide and 15 N-labelled nitrate. Can. J. Soil Sci. 92: 631–643.

Kumaragamage, D., D. N. Flaten, O.O. Akinremi, C.A. Sawka, D. Ige, and F. Zvomuya 2012. Impact of Manure Phosphorus Fractions on Phosphorus Loss from Manured Soils after Incubation. J. Env. Qual. 41:845-854

Ige, D.V. O. S. Abioye, O.O. Akinremi, C. M. Nyachoti, and D. N. Flaten. 2011
Phosphorus solubility in Manitoba soils treated with pig manure from phytase supplemented diets Can. J. Soil Sc.  91:947-955.

Kumaragamage D., D. Flaten, O.O. Akinremi, C. Sawka, and F. Zvomuya 2011. Soil test phosphorus changes and phosphorus runoff losses in incubated soils treated with livestock manures and synthetic fertilizer. Can. J. Soil Sc. 91: 375-384.

Ojekanmi A., D.V  Ige, X. Hao, and O.O Akinremi. 2011 Phosphorus mobility in a soil with long term manure application J. Agric. Sci. 4:25-38.

Abioye S., D.V Ige, O.O. Akinremi, D.N. Flaten and C.M. Nyachoti 2010. Characterizing fecal and manure phosphorus from pigs fed phytase supplemented diets. J. Agric. Sci. 2: 3-12.

Ige D., E. Kiarie, O.O. Akinremi, B. Rossnagel, D. Flatten, and C.M. Nyachoti. 2010. Energy and nutrient digestibility in a hulless low-phytate phosphorus barley fed to finishing pigs. Can. J. Anim. Sc. 90: 393-399.

Andreassen, L.D., U. Kuhlmann, J.W. Whistlecraft, J.J. Soroka, P.G. Mason,O.O. Akinremi, N.J. Holliday 2010. Spring emergence of Canadian Delia Radicum and synchronization with its natural enemy, Aleochara bilineata Can. Entomol. 142: 234–249.



Contact Information:

Dr. Wolé Akinremi
Department of Soil Science
University of Manitoba
362 Ellis Building
13 Freedman Cres
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-6055
Fax: (204) 474-7642
Email: wole.akinremi@umanitoba.ca



 Current Research  Team Members:

  • Mulikat Bammeke, M.Sc. - Technical assistant

  • Justin Soucie - Technician Profile

  • Francis Mayowa Adelekun - Graduate student (Ph.D.) Profile

  • Ahmed Lasisi - Graduate student (Ph.D.) Profile

  • Olayinka Adamolekun -Graduate Student (M.Sc.) Profile

 Former Research Associates

  • Dr Dupe Ige 2006- 2011
  • Dr. Darshani Kumaragamage 2005- 2006

 Former Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Dr. Paul Nikiema, 2011 to 2013
  • Dr. Niyi Soretire 2011 to 2012
  • Dr. Shade Gesinde 2009 to 2011
  • Dr. Olusola Adesanwo 2009 to 2010
  • Dr. Mary Idowu 2004 to 2005
  • Dr. Dupe Ige 2004 to 2006
  • Dr. Huang Qiang 2003 to 2005
  • Dr. Abul Kashem  2002 to 2003

 Former Graduate Students:

  • Ahmed Lasisi, MSc., 2016
  • Toyin Onabanjo, MSc. 2016
  • Kokulan Vikenathan, MSc 2015
  • Mihiri Manmel Wadu PhD 2015
  • Taiwo Akinseloyin MSc. 2015
  • Rezvan Karimi Dehkordi PhD. 2015
  • Theresa Adesanya - MSc. 2015
  • S.M Sayem MSc. 2014
  • Olalekan Olatuyi MSc. 2006, PhD. 2011
  • Abimbola Ojekanmi MSc. 2008
  • Babasola Ajiboye MSc. 2003, PhD. 2007
  • Stephen Abioye MSc. 2007
  • Jefferey Enns      MSc. 2004