- Associate Area Agent, Commercial Horticulture / Small Acreage
- Ph.D. Agriculture Science
- University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
- Fertilization Strategies to Improve the Plant Growth Promoting Potential of Microbial Bio-Effectors
- M.S. Crop Sciences
- University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
- B.S. Agriculture Education
- University of Education, Winneber (College of Agriculture, Mampong), Ashanti Mampong, Ghana
- A.A.S. Education
- University of Cape Coast, Dambai, Ghana
- University of Arizona, Arizona (2019 - Ongoing)
- University of Hohenheim (2016 - 2019)
- Ghana Education Service (2003 - 2013)
I currently work for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension as Area Associate Extension Agent for commercial horticulture and small acreage. In this role, I lead the effort in identifying the needs of commercial horticulture and small acreage growers through a needs assessment and implementing research and extension activities to help improve sustainable local food production, lives, communities, and economies of farmers. Based on the need assessment conducted, my research focus on regenerative and sustainable agricultural practices for commercial horticulture and small acreage growers in Yavapai and Coconino Counties. Fertilization strategies using organic fertilizers, recycling waste into fertilizers, the use of microbial inoculants, and cover crops in an integrated nutrient management approaches are the research and extension programmatic focus. I currently established Commercial Horticulture and Small Acreage (CHSA) and Small-scale Farms Colloquium (SFC) that provides science-based support to these Counties and beyond.
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- Mpanga, I. (2021). Poultry manure effects on soil minerals in a flood irrigated sandy-loam pastureland.. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Bulletin, 4.
- Mpanga, I., & Idowu, J. (2021). A Decade of Irrigation Water use trends in Southwest USA: The Role of Irrigation Technology, Best Management Practices, and Outreach Education Programs. Agriculture and Water Management. doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2020.106438
- Mpanga, I., Adjei, E., Santos, K., & Dapaah, H. (2021). Poultry Manure Induced Garden Egg Yield and Soil Fertility in Tropical and Semi-arid Sandy-loam Soils.. Nitrogen, 2(3), 321-331.
- Mpanga, I., Schuch, U. K., & Allen, J. (2021). Agroforestry as a sustainable ancient agriculture practice: potential for small-scale farmers and ranchers in dry regions. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Bulletin.
- Mpanga, I., Schuch, U. K., & Schalau, J. W. (2021). Adaptation of Resilient Regenerative Practices by Small-scale Growers Towards Sustainable Food Production in North-Central Arizona. Current Research in Environmental Sustainability.
- Mpanga, I. (2020). Acquisition of Rock Phosphate by combined application of Ammonium fertilizers and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42 in Maize as affected by Soil pH. Journal of Applied Microbiology. doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.14654
- Mpanga, I. K., Schuch, U. K., Schalau, J. W., & Neumann, G. (2020). Sustainable Agriculture Practices as a Driver for Increased Harvested Cropland among Large‐Scale Growers in Arizona: A Paradox for Small‐Scale Growers. Advanced Sustainable Systems.
- Mpanga, I. K. (2019). The Form of N Supply Determines Plant Growth Promotion by P-Solubilizing Microorganisms in Maize. Microorganisms, 7(4), 111. doi:doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms7020038
- Mpanga, I. K. (2019). The role of N form supply for PGPM-host plant interactions in maize. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 182(13), 908–920. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201900133
- Mpanga, I. K. (2018). Soil Type-Dependent Interactions of P-Solubilizing Microorganisms with Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers Mediate Plant Growth Promotion in Tomato. Agronomy, 8(10), 213. doi:doi.org/10.3390/agronomy8100213
- Mpanga, I. (2020, October). The role of small-scale farming on sustainable local food production and the effects of COVID_19 pandemic on agriculture activities in Arizona. Arizona Cooperative Extension Virtual Conference 2020 “Everything Is Possible” Oct. 5 – 8. Virtual: University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.
- Mpanga, I., & Neuman, G. (2020, September). Innovative Fertilization Strategy-a Potential for Improving Performance of Plant-Growth Promoting Microorganisms. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting. Virtual: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Sciences Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America International Annual Conference.
- Mpanga, I. (2021, March). The hidden treasure after wine making-grape pomace potentials as a sustainable soil amendment induced maize and wheat growth and nutrition.. Soil Health Innovations Virtual Conference. Virtual: USDA and ATTRA.
- Mpanga, I., Schuch, U. K., & Schalau, J. W. (2020, October). Regenerative and Sustainable Agriculture: The Interest of Small-scale Growers in Northern Arizona. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, 2020 Annual Conference. Virtual.
- Mpanga, I., Schuch, U. K., Braun, H. L., Wilson, H., Stuth, C. L., Schalau, J. W., & Tronstad, R. E. (2020. COVID 19 Effects on Farming Activities in Arizona and how Farmers and Ranchers Responded(p. 22).
- Mpanga, I., Schuch, U. K., & Schalau, J. W. (2020. Needs Assessment for Commercial Horticulture and Small Acreage (CHSA) in northern Arizona(p. 15).
- Mpanga, I. (2020, June). Fertilization Strategies to Improve the Plant Growth-Promoting Potential of Microbial Bio-Effectors.. University of Hohenheim, Germany.
- Mpanga, I., & Schalau, J. (2020, 04). Hop Production in Northern Arizona: Opportunity and Challenges for Small-scale Growers?. University of Arizona Extension publication.
- Mpanga, I., Walworth, J. L., & Brown, H. (2020, 08). Zeolite Application in Crop Production: Importance to Soil Nutrient, Water, Health, and Environmental Pollution Management. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension bulletin.
- Mpanga, I., Wilson, H., & Brassill, N. A. (2020, September). Ideal Produce Wash Station for Small-scale Farmers: The Importance, Principles, Workflow Design, Water Quality, Washing, and Cooling Methods. University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Bulletin.