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Dr. Idongesit Mokwunye

Area CE IPM Entomology Advisor
Kearney Research and Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Avenue
Parlier, CA 93648
imokwunye@ucanr.edu Create VCard

Also in:
West Side Research & Extension Center
Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center


Dr. Idongesit Mokwunye worked as a nut crop Entomologist at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria for over 15 years. She was the Head of the Crop Protection Division of the institute. Idongesit holds a PhD in Entomology from the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria. Her research interests include integrated pest management, chemical ecology, extension entomology and economic entomology. She has worked on the population dynamics of the cashew stem girdler as it correlates with weather parameters, its damage potential, semiochemical interactions and chemical control of insect pests. She has served as a resource person engaging stakeholders in outreaches and facilitating training programs on good agricultural practices. She has over 25 research publications in highly rated journals to her credit. She is a fellow of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) of the Netherlands Government and Scientific Exchanges Program of the USDA. Dr Idongesit is passionate about mentoring and volunteering. 


Ph.D Entomology, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB). 2023


  • Scientific Exchanges Program
    Presented by USDA,  2023
  • ICRA/OKP Oon Making Innovation Work- Coaching partnership for inclusive agribusiness
    Presented by Orange Knowledge Programme,  2019




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