Staff

Okoyo Mercy Enimie

Rank:

Research Officer I

Area of specialization:

Plant Breeding/genetic resources conservation

Official Email:

Okoyo.Mercy@nihort.gov.ng

Qualification:

MSc. Agronomy (Crop Science- Plant Breeding)

Brief Profile

I am a research officer in the Floriculture Research Programme, Vegetable and Floriculture Department. My research focus is on crop improvement through conventional and molecular breeding techniques; and the conservation of plant genetic resources through in-situ and ex-situ approaches.

Publications

  1. Shokalu, A.O., Akintoye, H.A., Olatunji, M.T., Adebayo, A.G., Aina, O.O. and Okoyo, M.E. (2021). Comparative performance of sunflower grown with organic and inorganic soil amendments. Nigerian Journal of Horticultural Science.
  2. Anyaoha, C.O., Abdul-Rafiu, A.M., Oguntolu, O.O., Okoyo, M.E., Ikoro, J.I., Ajoba, F.B. and Nweke, U.C. (2020). Morphological classification and diversity of new Okra hybrids (Abelmoschus esculentus (L) Moench) in South-west Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Genetics, 34(1): 33-43.
  3. Ikoro, J.I., Idehen, E.O., Ibitoye, D.O., Anyaoha, C.O., Oguntolu, O.O., Okoyo, M.E., Ukachukwu, P.C., Lukman, F.B. and Ukpong, M.E. (2019). Estimates of genetic variation for agromorphological and yield traits of some pepper (Capsicum annum) assessions, Nigerian Journal of Horticultural Science, 24 (3): 124-131.

Conference proceedings

  1. Anyaoha, C. O., Ikoro, Okoyo, M. E, Oguntolu, O. O. (2020). Morphological characterization and character association among new West African Okra accessions (Abelmoschus callei); in Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of Horticultural Society of Nigeria, pp. 335-340.
  2. Adebayo, A.G., Akintoye, H.A., Olatunji, M.T., Shokalu, A.O. and Okoyo, M.E. (2020). Growth and yield performance of fourteen pepper cultivars under agro-climatic conditions of Ibadan, Southwest Nigeria; in Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of Horticultural Society of Nigeria, pp. 75-78.
  3. James, I. E., Shokalu, A.O., Olatunji, M. T., Fade-Aluko, A. A., Igberaese, P. O. and Okoyo, M. E. (2020). Improving the vaselife of Caesalpinia pulcherrima with salicylic acid and calcium chloride solutions; in Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of Horticultural Society of Nigeria, pp. 597-601.
  4. Okoyo M. E., Akintoye, H. A., Shokalu, A. O., Igberaese, P. O. and Ikoro, J.I. (2019). Seed viability in Marigold (Targetes erecta) as influenced by storage condition and packaging materials; in Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of Horticultural Society of Nigeria, pp 1214-1217.
  5. Anyaoha, C. O., Ikoro, J. I., Idehen, E. O., Okoyo, M. E, Oguntolu, O. O., Ukachukwu, P. C. and Oladokun, E. O. (2019). Genetic diversity among three Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) breeding populations in Nigeria; in Proceedings of the 43rd GSN annual conference, 2019, pp.315-319.
  6. James, I. E., Akintoye, H. A., Shokalu, A.O., Fade-Aluko, A. A., Igberaese, P. O. and Okoyo, M. E. (2020). Improving post-harvest vaselife of cut heliconia (cv. ‘golden torch’) flowers using aloe-vera, chitosan and silver thiosulphate (STS) floral preservatives; in Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of Horticultural Society of Nigeria, pp 1021-1025.
  7. Ikoro, J. I., Idehen, E. O., Anyaoha, C. O., Okoyo, M. E, Ukachukwu, P. C. (2018). Preliminary Characterization of Selected Pepper (Capsicum annum) Genotypes in South West Nigeria; in Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of Horticultural Society of Nigeria.
  8. Akintoye, H. A., Layade, A. A., Aina, O. O., Adebayo, A. G., Shokalu, A. O., Olatunji, M. T., Akinkunmi, O. Y., Oyedeji, E. O., Igberaese, P. O., Fade-Aluko, A. A., James, I. E. and Okoyo, M. E. (2018). Profitability of Ornamental Plants Production in Southwest, Nigeria; in Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of Horticultural Society of Nigeria, pp. 558563.
  9. James, I. E., Shokalu, A.O., Akintoye, H. A., Adebayo, A.G., Olatunji, M. T., Fade-Aluko, A. A., Igbaraese, P. O. and Okoyo, M. E. (2018). Improving Post-Harvest Vaselife of Cut Heliconia (cv. ‘Golden Torch’) Flowers with Silver Thiosulphate Solution (STS) Floral Preservatives; in Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of Horticultural Society of Nigeria, pp. 625-629.