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Mary Iwuagwu

Country of origin: Nigeria Currently in: Nigeria, Okigwe General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background


2016 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
2005 Master Agricultural Sciences
1999 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Soil fertility management, organic and mineral fertilization of crops, organic farming, cropping system, drought stress, mushroom cultivation, cocoyam improvement

Publications resulting from Research: 

Iwuagwu, M.O., Ogbonnaya, C.I. and Onwuchekwa, O. (2020). Complementary effects of rice husk and nitrogen fertilizer on the growth, yield and nutrient uptake of cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott). Ame. J. Plant Biol., 5:1-4

Iwuagwu, M.O., Ukaoma, A.A. and Osuagwu, U.K. (2019). Effectiveness of sawdust mulch and NPK (15:15:15) fertilization on pepper (Capsicum annum L.) production. Asian J. Biol. Sci. DOI: 10.3923/ajbs. Online.

Iwuagwu, M.O., Okpara, D.A., Ogbonna, N.C. and Okechukwu, C.L. (2019). Soil chemical properties and nutrient composition of cocoyam grown in an organically fertilized soil. Commu. Soil Sci. Plant Anal., 50(16): 1955 – 1965. DOI: 10.1080/00103624.2019.1648491

Iwuagwu, M.O., Ogbonna, N.C., Okechukwu, U.H. (2019). Insecticidal Effects of Some Plant Leaf Extracts in the Control of Insect Field Pests of Amaranthus hybridus L. Intl. J. Plant Sci. Hort., 1: 71-79.

Iwuagwu, M.O. and Nwosu, N.N. (2018). Performance of in vitro cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) plantlets weaned with locally sourced substrates. Intl. J. Environ. Agric. Biotech. (IJEAB), 3(2): 663-669. DOI:

Iwuagwu, M.O., Ogbonnaya, C.I. and Onyike, N.B. (2017). Physiological response of cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (l.) Walp.] to drought: the osmotic adjustment resistance strategy. Academic J. Sci., 7(2): 329 - 344

Iwuagwu, M.O., Okpara, D.A. and Muoneke, C.O.( 2017). Varietal effect of cowpea and cow dung application rates on the productivity of cocoyam/cowpea intercrop. J. Exp. Agric. Intl., 16(5): 1 – 14. DOI: 10.9734/JEAI/2017/32530

Iwuagwu, M.O., Okpara, D.A. and Muoneke, C.O. (2017). Growth and yield responses of cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott) to organic wastes in the humid agro-ecological zone of South-eastern Nigeria. Intl. J. Plant Soil, 16(6): 1- 11. DOI: 10.9734/IJPSS/2017/32517

Iwuagwu, M.O., Okpara, D.A., Muoneke, C.O. and Ukaoma, A.A. (2016). Organic and mineral fertilizer effects on growth and yield of cocoyam in a tropical ultisol in south eastern Nigeria. J. Plant Breed. Crop Sci., 8(10):175-181. DOI: 10.5897/JPBCS2016.0583

Iwuagwu, M. Chukwuka, K.S., Uka, U.N. and Amandianaeze, M.C. (2013). Effects of bio-fertilizers on the growth of Zea mays L. Asian J. of Microbiol. Biotech. Env. Sci. 15(2): 235 – 240.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Teaching undergraduate and post graduate students, supervision of students' projects, thesis and dissertations, conducting research

Workshop and Conference Attended

2019 Rivers State, Nigeria 11th Annual Conference of the Mycological Society of Nigeria
2019 Tucson, Arizona, USA Botany 2019
2019 Imo State, Nigeria 1st Conference and Workshop of Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN) South East Zone
2016 London, UK 8. International Conference for Academic Disciplines
2016 Ibadan, Nigeria 13. 24th Annual Conference of Botanical Society of Nigeria
OWSD 6th General Assembly certificate: download

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