William Mbasa | Agronomy | Young scientist Award

Mr. William Mbasa | Agronomy | Young scientist Award

 

Mr at University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

William Valerian Mbasa is a dedicated microbiologist/pathologist with a strong background in agricultural research, specializing in cashew crops and microbiology. He holds a PhD and Master’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Dar es Salaam, complemented by a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Sokoine University of Agriculture. Currently serving at Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)-Naliendele Centre, William has authored several influential research articles and played pivotal roles in projects focusing on cashew crop protection and organic-based nutrient management. His leadership experience includes coordinating research and innovation efforts, contributing significantly to the agricultural research landscape in Tanzania.

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 Personal Profile

I am a microbiologist/pathologist with self-motivation, goal-oriented, well-organized, hardworking, and attentive to details. I can work efficiently both in a team and individually. Moreover, I am eager to effectively contribute to research and development in solving community challenges.

🎓Academic Qualification

Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Microbiology (By Thesis) University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2022 to Date, Master of Science in Microbiology (By Thesis) University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2018 – 2020, Bachelor Degree of Science in Agriculture General Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania 2012 – 2015, National Form Six Examination Certificate “Advance level” Kwiro High School, Morogoro, Tanzania, 2010 – 2012, National Form Four Examination Certificate “Ordinary Level” Naliendele Secondary School, Mtwara, Tanzania 2006 – 2009, Primary School Examination Certificate Naliendele Primary School, Mtwara, Tanzania 1999 – 2005

💼Professional/ Work Experience

Research Officer Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)-Naliendele Centre 1st November 2022 – Present. Agricultural Research Officer Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)-Naliendele Centre under Temporary Terms 25th January 2021 – 31st October 2022. Agricultural Research Officer. Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)-Naliendele Centre under Cashew Research Program (CRP) September 2016 – 24th January 2021

🌟Leadership Experience

Assistant of Coordinator of Research and Innovation (CRI) Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)-Naliendele Centre 1st January 2024 – Present Assistant of Coordinator of Cashew Research Program (CRP) Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)-Naliendele Centre 1st January 2024 – Present Head of Crop Protection Section Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)-Naliendele Centre under Cashew Research Program (CRP)-Cashew Crop Protection December 2022 – Present Acting Head of Cashew Agronomy Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)-Naliendele Centre under Cashew Research Program (CRP)-Agronomy section March 2017 – March 2018

🔬Research Involved

Cashew Apple Organic-Based Nutrient Management Practice: Potential for Improved Productivity of Cashew in Southeastern Tanzania Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)-Naliendele Centre, 2019 – 2022, 🌱 One (1) cashew apple organic-based fertilizer was recommended., 📚 One (1) research article was published in a reputable journal.. Investigations of Cashew Wilt Disease: An Emerging Threat Caused by Fusarium oxysporum in Tanzania Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)-Naliendele Centre 2018 – 2020 (Phase I), 2022 – To Date (Phase II) Three (3)

Publications Top Notes

  • Title: Distribution, characterization and chemical management of noxious shrub weed (Dichapetalum stuhlmannii Engl) in cashew in southeastern Tanzania
    Authors: Mbasa, W.V., Kapinga, F.A., Nene, W.A., Ngiha, K.N., Bashiru, R.A.
    Year: 2024
    Journal: Heliyon
    DOI: e28207

 

  • Title: Influence of cashew apple utilization on soil nutrient replenishment and performance of cashew seedlings
    Authors: Valerian Mbasa, W., Kapinga, F.A., Nene, W.A., Merengo, M.J., Lilai, S.A.
    Year: 2024
    Journal: Journal of Plant Nutrition
    Volume and Issue: 47(4)
    Pages: 595–614

 

  • Title: The efficacy of biofungicides on cashew wilt disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum
    Authors: Lilai, S.A., Kapinga, F.A., Nene, W.A., Mbasa, W.V., Tibuhwa, D.D.
    Year: 2022
    Journal: European Journal of Plant Pathology
    Volume and Issue: 163(2)
    Pages: 453–465

 

  • Title: Ecological factors influencing severity of cashew fusarium wilt disease in Tanzania
    Authors: Lilai, S.A., Kapinga, F.A., Nene, W.A., Mbasa, W.V., Tibuhwa, D.D.
    Year: 2021
    Journal: Research in Plant Disease
    Volume and Issue: 27(2)
    Pages: 49–60

 

  • Title: In vitro efficacy of botanical leaf extracts on Fusarium oxysporum causing cashew wilt disease in Tanzania
    Authors: Mbasa, W.V.
    Year: 2021
    Journal: Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection
    Volume and Issue: 54(19-20)
    Pages: 2397–2406

 

  • Title: Characterization and chemical management of Cashew Fusarium Wilt Disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum in Tanzania
    Authors: Mbasa, W.V., Nene, W.A., Kapinga, F.A., Lilai, S.A., Tibuhwa, D.D.
    Year: 2021
    Journal: Crop Protection
    Volume: 139
    DOI: 105379

 

Charul Chaudhary | Agronomy | Women Researcher Award

  Dr. Charul Chaudhary| Agronomy | Women Researcher Award

Charul Chaudhary is a dedicated agronomist with expertise in crop production, cropping systems, conservation agriculture, and soil management. Holding a Ph.D. in Agronomy from COA, CCS HAU, Hisar, she excels in research focused on weed control, crop diversification, and improving soil health for enhanced productivity. Currently serving as a Young Professional-II at ICAR, Charul previously contributed significantly as a Senior Research Fellow at ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute. She is a recipient of prestigious awards including the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fellowship and has authored multiple impactful publications in renowned journals.

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  • • Influence of crop residue and nitrogen management on nutrient uptake, yield and economics of Rice-Wheat
    Cropping system. 2023. Journal of Plant Nutrition, pp-376-391. DOI- 10.1080/01904167.2023.2277399

 

  • • Standardization of spraying technique for pre-emergence herbicides in zero-tillage wheat with surface residue
    cover. 2023. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences (IJAS), 92 (11): 1358–1363

 

  • • Effect of herbicidal treatments on the seed quality parameters and yield of Pearl millet. 2022. Agricultural
    Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America, 53(5): 8085-8093

 

  • • Impact of Integrated weed management practices on growth parameters, yield attributes and yield of pearl
    millet (Pennisetum glaucum L. Br. Emend. Stuntz.). 2022. The Pharma Innovation, 11(4): 687-692.

 

  • • Impact of Integrated weed management practices on weed parameters and yield of pearl millet (Pennisetum
    glaucum L. Br. Emend. Stuntz.). 2022. The Pharma Innovation, 11(4): 693-700.

 

  • • Lodging: significance and preventive measures for increasing crop production, International Journal of
    Chemical Studies, IJCS 2018; 6(1): 700-705.

Nyasha Chiuraise | Crop protection | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Nyasha Chiuraise | Crop protection | Best Researcher Award

Doctoreta at Seed Co Ltd Zimbabwe

Summary:

Dr. Nyasha Chiuraise, a 39-year-old plant pathologist from Harare, Zimbabwe, has over nine years of experience in crop protection within the private sector. He currently works with SeedCo Group, a leading seed company operating across 17 African countries. Dr. Chiuraise’s expertise includes breeding for disease resistance and integrated pest, weed, and disease management. His work is instrumental in improving crop resilience and supporting sustainable agricultural practices in Africa.

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🎓Education:

  • Ph.D. in Plant Pathology
    University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 2023
  • M.Sc. in Plant Breeding, cum laude
    University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 2015
  • B.Sc. Honours in Plant Pathology
    University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 2012
  • B.Sc. Honours in Biological Sciences
    Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe, 2007

🏥👨‍🏫Professional Experience:

Plant Pathologist SeedCo Group, Harare, Zimbabwe June 2015 – Present Responsible for diagnosing fungal, bacterial, and viral diseases of cereals and vegetables through morphological, serological, and molecular techniques. Applies KASP SNP genotyping for plant disease resistance breeding and collaborates with global breeding teams. Develops strategies for field and controlled environment research on various crops, conducts fungicide and insecticide field trials, and provides technical expertise in plant health to seed producers and farmers. Maintains relationships with academia and the agricultural industry globally. Field Plant Pathologist Plant Health Products, Nottingham Road, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa January 2015 – June 2015 Developed, tested, and commercialized biocontrol products for field crops and pasture species. Conducted insect rearing and pathogen culturing for bioassays, tested biocontrol product compatibility with pesticides, and isolated and identified plant pathogens using various techniques.

Research Interests:

Dr. Chiuraise’s research focuses on breeding for disease resistance and integrated management of pests, weeds, and diseases in wheat and maize. He is particularly interested in the application of advanced genotyping techniques for plant disease resistance and the development of biocontrol strategies for sustainable agriculture.

Publications Top Notes 📝:

1. Occurrence and characterization of Puccinia triticina in Zimbabwe

  • Journal: Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology
  • Year: 2024 (In Press)
  • Contributors: N. Chiuraise, B. Visser, A. Maré, W. Boshoff

2. First Report of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici, Causing Stripe Rust of Wheat, in Zimbabwe

  • Journal: Plant Disease
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 104
  • Issue: 1
  • Contributors: W.H.P. Boshoff, B. Visser, C.M. Lewis, N. Chiuraise, Z.A. Pretorius
  • Citations: 11

3. Comparative evaluation of commercial rhizobial inoculants of soybean

  • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
  • Year: 2016
  • Volume: 33
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 157–160
  • Contributors: B.J. Sivparsad, N. Chiuraise, M.D. Laing
  • Citations: 3

4. Progress in stacking aflatoxin and fumonisin contamination resistance genes in maize hybrids

  • Journal: Euphytica
  • Year: 2016
  • Volume: 207
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 49–67
  • Contributors: N. Chiuraise, J. Derera, K.S. Yobo, A. Nunkumar, N.F.P. Qwabe
  • Citations: 7

5. Seed treatment with Trichoderma harzianum strain kd formulation reduced aflatoxin contamination in groundnuts

  • Journal: Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection
  • Year: 2015
  • Volume: 122
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 74–80
  • Contributors: N. Chiuraise, K.S. Yobo, M.D. Laing
  • Citations: 11

 

Thinh Duy Do| Rural Planning | Best Researcher Award

Ms.Thinh Duy Do| Rural Planning | Best Researcher Award

Thinh Duy Do is a dedicated researcher and lecturer at Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education, specializing in architectural design and urban planning. With a Ph.D. from Hokkaido University, his research focuses on enhancing urban street spaces amidst Vietnam’s rapid urbanization. Thinh’s academic background includes an MEng.L.Arch from Southeast University and a B.Arch from the University of Danang. He has contributed significantly to the fields of landscape architecture and sustainable urban development. As a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago, he furthered his expertise in sociology and global studies, enriching his interdisciplinary approach to urban planning challenges.

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🎓 ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2023 ⎯ Present: Researcher & Lecturer, Architecture Division, Civil Engineering Faculty, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education2021 ⎯ 2022: Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology and Global Studies Program, University of Chicago2010 ⎯ 2023: Researcher & Lecturer, Urban Planning Division, Architecture Faculty, Mien Tay Construction University

🏆 FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2021: Fulbright Scholar Program Award (USA) (Accepted)2018: Best Conference Paper Presentation, Asian Pacific Planning Society2016-2019: MEXT’s Scholarship for PhD program (Japan) (Accepted)2016-2020: Hungaricum Stipendium Scholarship for PhD program (Hungary) (Renounced)2015-2019: SEU’s Scholarship for PhD program (China) (Accepted)2015-2020: DAAD-MOET Scholarship for PhD program (Germany) (Renounced)2015: Southeast University’s Most Distinguished Thesis Award2012-2013: Nanjing Government Scholarship for Excellent Achievement (R.P.C) (Accepted)2013-2014: US Exchange Fellowship for Postgraduate Student (USA) (Accepted)2011-2015: Vietnamese Government Scholarship – Under Scheme 322 (Vietnam) (Accepted)

📚 EDUCATION

2019: Ph.D. in Architectural and Structural Design, Hokkaido University2015: MEng.L.Arch in Landscape Architecture, Southeast University2009: B.Arch., The University of Danang – Danang University of Technology

👨‍🏫 TEACHING

2010 – 2023: Lecturer, Mien Tay Construction University (Urban Design, Architectural Structure, Graduation Thesis Instruction, Urban Planning with Community Participation, Housing Management Strategic Planning)2020 – 2021: Visiting Lecturer, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education (Technical Drawing & Descriptive Geometry, Principles of Architectural Design, Architecture Design Studio Instruction, Urban Design/Planning Studio Instruction)2022 ⎯ Present: Visiting Lecturer, University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City (Committee member – Graduate School), University of Economics Ho Chi Minh (Design Studio I & II, Structural Detail of Architecture & Design, Architectural Analysis), Ton Duc Thang University (Technical Drawing & Descriptive Geometry, Customization & Prototyping – Graduate School)

🔍 ACADEMIC & NON-ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2012-2013: Designer and Researcher, Professor Cheng YuNing’s firm, Landscape Architecture Department, Southeast University, R.P. China2009-2010: Architect, VCC Engineering Consultants Joint-Stock Company – DaNang Branch, Danang, Vietnam2016-2019: Researcher, Professor Suguru Mori’s lab, Architecture Planning and Urban Design, School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Japan2019: VEBS Design & Planning Studio, Hochiminh, Vietnam

🔬 RESEARCH PROJECTS

2019-2021: Resettlement Planning Theory (Japan), Main member2013-2014: Landscape Pattern in Vietnamese Urban Region (Southeast University – China), Main member2020-2021: Private Open Space: Relationship between Users and Coffeeshop Space (MTU- Vietnam), PI2021-2022: Understanding Urban and Psychological Ecosystem (Fulbright – USA), PI2021-2023: Relationship between Urban Space Environment and Staycation Perception: An Investigation of Urban Attractive Factors of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMUTE – Vietnam), Main Member2023: The Impacts of Urbanization to Tau Hu-Ben Nghe Canalscape (HCMUTE – Vietnam), Main Member2024: Research on Urban Residents’ Perceptions of Factors that Make Ho Chi Minh City Attractive (HCMUTE- Vietnam), PI

🎤 INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Vietnamese Delegate in HEP Research Project, Salford University, Manchester City – UK (2019) Keynote Speaker at 2nd Young International Scholar in Shanghai Transportation University, Shanghai City – China (2019)Keynote Speaker at Taichung National University, Taichung – Taiwan (2019)Keynote Speaker at Global Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA (2022)Lecture Note at Cultural Diversity & Sustainable Development in Asia, Eurasia Foundation held at Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (2024)

🌍 COMMUNITY SERVICE

Contribution to Editorial Decisions (Peer-Reviewer): Various international and national scientific journals and conferences

📚 BOOKS

Urban Landscape Architecture: Theories, Design and Planning Methods (Forthcoming)Community Relocation, Disasters and Climate Change in Asia-Pacific Region (2024)

👥 MEMBERSHIP

City Planning Institute of JapanArchitectural Institute of JapanVietnam Association of ArchitectsVietnam Urban Planning and Development Association

🌐 LANGUAGES

Vietnamese: Native. English: Professional Working Proficiency. Chinese: Limited Working Proficiency

📝 Publications Top Notes 

 Relationship between land use and user’s behavior along the street: A case study of Da Nang City, Viet Nam

Authors: Do, D.T.

Journal: Frontiers of Architectural Research, 2024, 13(1), pp. 144–163

Sustainable development in Mekong Delta, Vietnam: designing resilient cities based on landscape ecological principles

Authors: Do, D.T., Nguyen, H.Q., Do, X.S.

Journal: Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, 2024

 Urban staycation attraction factors: a case study of Ho Chi Minh city

Authors: Do, D.T., Do, X.S., Nguyen, T.T.T., Vo, D.T., Dinh, T.G.H.

Journal: Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, 2024, 23(2), pp. 829–842

 From a Hard to Soft Approach for Flood Management in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta: Integrating Ecological Engineering for Urban Sustainability in My Tho City

Authors: Long, N.V., Le, T.D.N., Nguyen, H., Do, D.T., Cheng, Y.

Journal: Water (Switzerland), 2022, 14(7), 1079

 Developed vs. undeveloped streets in Da Nang, Vietnam: which are more usable, and for whom?

Authors: Do, D.T., Mori, S.

Journal: Journal of Urbanism, 2022, 15(3), pp. 340–366

 Public park behavior relationship in Danang: an impact of physical environment on user’s behaviors

Authors: Do, D.T., Vo, T.V.P.

Journal: Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 2020, 80, pp. 175–184

 Public park behaviour in Da Nang: An investigation into how open space is used

Authors: Do, D.T., Cheng, Y., Shojai, A., Chen, Y.

Journal: Frontiers of Architectural Research, 2019, 8(4), pp. 454–470

 

Dominic Tasila Konja | Agricultural Economics | Young Scientist Award

 Dr. Dominic Tasila Konja | Agricultural Economics | Young Scientist Award

With a solid academic foundation in Agricultural Economics and extensive practical experience, I am driven by principles of hard work, patience, and continuous learning. I thrive both independently and within diverse teams, adapting seamlessly to multicultural settings. My career objective is to secure a lecturing position in a reputable tertiary institution, specializing in subjects such as Entrepreneurship, Marketing, International Trade, Agribusiness, and Economics. I possess a Master’s in Agricultural Economics from the University for Development Studies and have contributed significantly as an Agricultural Extension Agent and Teaching Assistant. My research interests include agricultural productivity, econometric modeling, and consumer preference analysis, supported by proficiency in STATA, SPSS, and Microsoft Office Suite.

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Personal Motivation 💪🌍

I believe in hard work with patience, humility, and determination. I am not afraid to make mistakes but learn from them, turning failures into successes. While I excel in team environments to achieve common goals, I am also capable of working independently with minimal supervision. Adaptability in multicultural settings and perseverance until achieving goals are integral to my work ethic.

Career Objective📚🌱💼

To secure employment as a lecturer in a reputable tertiary institution, imparting knowledge in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, International Trade, Agribusiness, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Resource Economics, Environmental Economics, and Research Methodology.

Educational Training

  • M.Phil. Agricultural Economics (2016 – 2019)
    University for Development Studies, Nyankpala Campus
  • Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness (2011 – 2015)
    University for Development Studies, Nyankpala Campus
    Second Class Upper Division
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Computer (April – October, 2007)
    JASU Ventures, Computer Training Division, Yeji

Working Experience📊📝🎓

Agricultural Extension Agent Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Kumbungu District, Northern Region October 2018 – Present. Teaching Assistant National Service, University for Development Studies, Nyankpala Campus September 2014 – August 2015. Inventory Officer (Internship) USAID, ACDI/VOCA, ADVANCE II, West Mamprusi DistrictOctober 2015 – August 2016. Teacher Springboard International School, Yeji-Brong Ahafo Region July 2011 – September 2011

Research Experience

  • Conducted several research projects focusing on agricultural economics, resource efficiency, and community development across Northern Ghana.

Workshops and Seminars Attended

  • Attended workshops and seminars enhancing research skills, including proposal writing, questionnaire design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation.

Research Interests

  • Agricultural productivity and frontier analyses
  • Econometric modeling
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Profitability analysis
  • Consumer preference analysis

Information, Technology, and Communication Skills💻📊🖥️

Proficient in STATA, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), and Internet applications.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Technical and resource-use-efficiency among smallholder rice farmers in Northern Ghana
    • Journal: Cogent Food & Agriculture
    • Cited by: 46
    • Year: 2019

 

  • Profitability and profit efficiency of certified groundnut seed and conventional groundnut production in Northern Ghana: A comparative analysis
    • Journal: Cogent Economics & Finance
    • Cited by: 25
    • Year: 2019

 

  • Technology Adoption and Output Difference Among Groundnut Farmers in Northern Ghana
    • Journal: The European Journal of Development Research
    • Cited by: 6
    • Year: 2021

 

  • Market participation of smallholder groundnut farmers in Northern Ghana: Generalised double-hurdle model approach
    • Journal: Cogent Economics & Finance
    • Cited by: 4
    • Year: 2023

 

  • The locational and gendered impacts of Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) on children education in Ghana
    • Journal: International Journal of Social Economics
    • Cited by: 2
    • Year: 2022

 

  • Collective market action, farm performance, and household welfare among maize farmers: the role of outgrower scheme in Northern Ghana
    • Journal: Applied Economics
    • Year: 2024

 

Assist Prof Dr. Jared Spackman | Nutrient Management | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr. Jared Spackman | Nutrient Management | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Assist Prof Dr. Jared Spackman is an Assistant Professor and Endowed Barley Agronomist at the University of Idaho, specializing in soil science and agronomy. Holding a Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. from Brigham Young University–Idaho, Assist Prof Dr. Jared Spackman has extensive experience in teaching, research, and extension. Key research includes nitrogen response in wheat and barley, with published works in prominent journals like Crops and Soils. Recognized with prestigious fellowships, Dr. [Your Name] is committed to advancing agricultural practices through innovative research and education.

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🎓 Education Beyond High School:

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, 2020, Soil ScienceM.S., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, 2018, Soil ScienceB.S., Brigham Young University–Idaho, Rexburg, ID, 2014, Agronomy

🧑‍🏫 Experience:

Assistant Professor, Endowed Barley Agronomist, University of Idaho, Department of Plant Sciences, 2020 – presentGraduate Research Assistant, Nutrient Management Research Group, University of Minnesota, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, 2014 – 2020Teaching Assistant, SOIL 3416: Plant Nutrients in the Environment, University of Minnesota, Department of Soil, Water and Climate, 2019

Publications Top Notes 📝

Soil texture and precipitation influence optimal time of nitrogen fertilization for corn

Authors: JA Spackman, FG Fernandez, JA Coulter, DE Kaiser, G Paiao

Journal: Agronomy Journal

Details: 111(4), 2018-2030

Citations: 35

Year: 2019

Ground-based optical canopy sensing technologies for corn-nitrogen management in the Upper Midwest

Authors: GD Paiao, FG Fernández, JA Spackman, DE Kaiser, S Weisberg

Journal: Agronomy Journal

Details: 112(4), 2998-3011

Citations: 17

Year: 2020

📝 Other Publications:

Nitrogen fertilizer rate, source, and application timing effects on soil nitrogen and corn yield

Authors: JA Spackman

Journal: University of Minnesota

Citations: 8

Year: 2018

Capture efficiency of four chamber designs for measuring ammonia emissions

Authors: JR Alexander, JA Spackman, ML Wilson, FG Fernández, RT Venterea

Journal: Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment

Details: 4(3), e20199

Citations: 4

Year: 2021

Microplot design and plant and soil sample preparation for 15nitrogen analysis

Authors: JA Spackman, FG Fernandez

Journal: JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)

Details: e61191

Citations: 4

Year: 2020

Fate of Pre-Plant and Split-Applied 15Nitrogen Enriched Urea in Corn

Authors: JA Spackman

Journal: University of Minnesota

Citations: 3

Year: 2020

Integrating canopy sensing and soil nitrogen for improved corn nitrogen management

Authors: GD Paiao, FG Fernández, JA Spackman, DE Kaiser, S Weisberg

Journal: Agronomy Journal

Details: 113(2), 1996-2005

Citations: 2

Year: 2021

🔬 Recent Contributions:

Models and sufficiency interpretation for estimating critical soil test values for the Fertilizer Recommendation Support Tool

Authors: NA Slaton, A Pearce, L Gatiboni, D Osmond, C Bolster, F Miquez, J Clark, …

Journal: Soil Science Society of America Journal

Year: 2024

Corn 15N uptake and partitioning in response to fertilizer application rate and timing

Authors: JA Spackman, FG Fernández, GD Paiao, RT Venterea, JA Coulter

Journal: Agronomy Journal

Year: 2024

Malt Barley Yield and Soil Test Response to Phosphorus, Potassium, and Micronutrient Fertilizers

Authors: JA Spackman, J Bevan

Event: ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting

Year: 2023

Optimizing Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates for Annual Cereal Forage Production

Authors: J Pandey, JA Spackman, J Sagers, R Findlay

Event: ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting

Year: 2023

Optimizing Nutrient Management in Irrigated Culinary Mustard for Spice Production

Authors: J Pandey, JA Spackman

Event: ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting

Year: 2023

The Journey to Defining the Critical Soil Test Value for Frst.

Authors: NA Slaton, L Gatiboni, A Pearce, DL Osmond, CH Bolster, J Clark, …

Event: ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting

Year: 2023

Precipitated Calcium Carbonate As a Lime Amendment in Southern Idaho Soils

Authors: JA Spackman, J Bevan

Event: ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting

Year: 2023

Malt Barley Response to Sulfur Fertilizer Products and Rates

Authors: JA Spackman, J Bevan, G Loomis

Event: ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting

Year: 2023

Urea ammonium nitrate as the carrier for preplant burndown herbicides

Authors: KL Mookodi, JA Spackman, AT Adjesiwor

Journal: Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment

Details: 6(3), e20404

Year: 2023

Nitrogen Fertilizer Rate and Timing Implications for Hard Red, Hard White, and Soft White Spring Wheat Production in Southern Idaho.

Authors: JA Spackman, J Bevan, OS Walsh, A Adjesiwor, O Adeyemi, J Sagers, …

Event: ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting

Year: 2022

Soil Testing Calibrations to Maximize Nutrient Uptake and Yield Potential Oral

Authors: AD Moore, MV Nathan, JA Spackman, NA Slaton

Event: ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting

Year: 2022

Use of Remote Sensing Tools for Yield and Protein Estimation in Spring Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)

Authors: R Lamichhane, OS Walsh, JA Spackman, E Nambi, EO Ansah, …

Event: ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting

Year: 2022

Comparison of Sulfur Fertilizer Products and Their Effects on Malt Barley Production

Authors: O Adeyemi, JA Spackman, J Bevan

Event: ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting

Year: 2022

Sajjad Rahimi-Moghaddam | Crop modeling | Young Scientist Award

Assist Prof Dr. Sajjad Rahimi-Moghaddam | Crop modeling |Young Scientist Award

Assist Prof Dr. Lorestan University, Iran

👩‍🔬Dedicated Assistant Professor at Lorestan University, specializing in Production Engineering and Plant Genetics. Holds a Ph.D. in Agroecology, focusing on climate change effects on maize yield. Recognized for academic excellence, ranking first in master’s exams and fifth in the Ph.D. exam. Published in renowned journals, contributing to the understanding of agro-climatic impacts on crop yields. Skilled in research and modeling, with a track record of closing yield gaps in crops. Committed to advancing agricultural science and bridging the gap between agronomic and genetic factors for sustainable crop production. 🌟

 

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🌾Current Position

Assistant Professor, Department of Production Engineering and Plant Genetics, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran.

🎓Educational Background

PhD: Agroecology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran Thesis: Modeling the effects of climate change on maize (Zea mays L.) yield in Khuzestan province: Adaptation strategies Supervisors: Dr. Jafar Kambouzia and Dr. Reza Deihimfard. MSc: Agroecology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran Thesis: Determination of genetic coefficients of some maize cultivars in Iran to be applied in crop simulation models Supervisors: Dr. Reza Deihimfard and Dr. Saeid Soufizadeh Advisors: Dr. Jafar Kambouzia and Dr. Farhad Nazariyan Firuzabadi BA: Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Lorestan University, Iran

🏆Academic Honors:

First Rank in the master exam trends of agroecology in 2011 among 6035 participants. First Rank in the master exam trends of agronomy in 2011 among 6035 participants. Twelfth Rank in the final round of the sixteenth Olympiad in agricultural engineering (Iran) and won a scholarship in 2011. Fifth Rank in the PhD exam trends of agroecology in 2013 among 800 participants.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Adaptation strategies to lessen negative impact of climate change on grain maize under hot climatic conditions: A model-based assessment
    • Authors: S Rahimi-Moghaddam, J Kambouzia, R Deihimfard
    • Journal: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
    • Year: 2018
    • Volume: 253
    • Pages: 1-14
    • Citations: 68

 

  • Risk assessment of frost damage to sugar beet simulated under cold and semi-arid environments
    • Authors: R Deihimfard, S Rahimi-Moghaddam, K Chenu
    • Journal: International Journal of Biometeorology
    • Year: 2019
    • Pages: 511-521
    • Citations: 28

 

  • Future climate change could reduce irrigated and rainfed wheat water footprint in arid environments
    • Authors: R Deihimfard, S Rahimi-Moghaddam, B Collins, K Azizi
    • Journal: Science of the Total Environment
    • Year: 2022
    • Volume: 807
    • Pages: 150991
    • Citations: 27

 

  • Towards withholding irrigation regimes and drought-resistant genotypes as strategies to increase canola production in drought-prone environments: A modeling approach
    • Authors: S Rahimi-Moghaddam, H Eyni-Nargeseh, SAK Ahmadi, K Azizi
    • Journal: Agricultural Water Management
    • Year: 2021
    • Volume: 243
    • Pages: 106487
    • Citations: 25

 

  • Analysis of growth functions that can increase irrigated wheat yield under climate change
    • Authors: H Eyni‐Nargeseh, R Deihimfard, S Rahimi‐Moghaddam, …
    • Journal: Meteorological Applications
    • Year: 2020
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: e1804
    • Citations: 20

 

 

Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Introduction of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Introduction of Agricultural and Biological Sciences research plays a pivotal role in addressing global challenges related to food security, environmental sustainability, and human health. This multifaceted field encompasses the study of living organisms, their interactions, and the development of innovative solutions to enhance agricultural productivity and biodiversity conservation.

Here are five suitable subtopics in Agricultural and Biological Sciences:

Crop Genetics and Breeding

This subfield focuses on improving crop varieties through genetic manipulation and selective breeding techniques to enhance yield, disease resistance, and nutritional content, contributing to sustainable agriculture.

Eco-friendly Pest Management

Research in this area explores alternative and environmentally friendly methods for controlling pests and diseases in agriculture, reducing the reliance on chemical pesticides.

Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

This subtopic involves the application of biotechnology tools to modify and improve plants and animals for various agricultural purposes, such as developing drought-resistant crops or disease-resistant livestock.

Biodiversity Conservation

Conservation biology studies aim to protect and sustain the planet’s rich biodiversity, addressing issues like habitat loss, species extinction, and the preservation of ecosystems critical for agriculture and life on Earth.

Soil Health and Nutrient Management

This area delves into maintaining and enhancing soil fertility, minimizing soil erosion, and optimizing nutrient management practices to ensure sustainable agricultural production while preserving soil ecosystems.

These subtopics represent just a fraction of the diverse and dynamic field of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, highlighting the importance of research in addressing pressing global challenges related to agriculture, ecology, and human well-being.

Itishree Pattnaik | Agriculture, Gender, migration, food security, rural development

Itishree Pattnaik – Leading Researcher in Agriculture, Gender, migration, food security, rural development

👨‍🏫Assoc Prof Dr. Itishree Pattnaik an Dr at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore India and Research, Department of Immunology and Microbiology , stands as a distinguished Academician/Research Scholar in the domain of India. Holding a  Ph.D on CAgriculture, Gender, migration, food security, rural development. Their professional journey exemplifies dedication and expertise. 📚

🎓Education:

She completed her Ph.D. in Economics in 2009 from the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, with a thesis titled “Comparative Performance of Agricultural Sector in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa,” under the guidance of Prof. R. Vijay. Prior to her doctoral studies, she pursued M.Phil. in Economics from the same university in 2004, achieving a commendable 65%, with a thesis on “Trends in Investment in R&D in Indian Agriculture,” supervised by Prof. D. Narshima Reddy. Her academic journey began with a Master of Arts in Economics in 2002, where she secured first class with a 66% distinction from the University of Hyderabad. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics, also with first class honors and a 66% distinction, from Ramadevi Women’s Collage, Utkal University, Odisha, in 2000. Furthermore, her educational foundation includes Higher Secondary studies in Economics, Mathematics, Logic, and Psychology, where she achieved first class with a 66% distinction in 1997, followed by a Secondary School certification with first class honors and a 69% distinction in 1995 from the Council of Higher Secondary Education and the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha, respectively.

🌐 Professional Profiles:

Academic Award: 

  • Honorable Mention, 2023 Bina Agarwal Prize for Young Scholars, International Society of Ecological Economics. Boston, USA.
  • Best Paper Award, at the 60th Labour Economics Conference, organised by Indian Society of Labour Economics, held at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development research, Mumbai, 19th December – 21st December. 2018.

Members in Committees:

  • Life Member, Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE), India, since 2018.
  • Member in Association of Academics for Social Justice (AASJ) (during 2023-24)
  • Member in Indian Association of Social Science Institutions (IASSI) (during 2018-19 and 2023-24)
  • Member in Indian Association of Women Studies (IAWS) (during 2019-20).
  • Members of the ‘Advisory committee – Networking and Advocacy’, Working Group for Women and Land Ownership (WGWLO), Ahmedabad (2018-2019).
  • Coordinator of GIDR-Working Paper Series (2019-2023)

Publications:

  • Pattnaik Itishree and Kuntala Lihiri-Dutt (2023), Feminization of Hunger in Climate Change: Linking Rural Women’s Health and Wellbeing in India, Climate and Development, Taylor & Francis Group. Published online December 13th 2023
  • Itishree Pattnaik (2022), Women’s Labour Contribution and Decision Making Power: Evidence from Gujarat, Anvesak. December. 52(2):33-48. ISSN 0378-4568. UGC Care list I.
  • Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Itishree Pattnaik (2022), Women-headed Households in Agriculture: Report from West Bengal, India, Ecology, Economy and Society–the INSEE Journal 5 (1): 223-229. ISSN No. 2581-6101. SCOPUS
  • Amita Shah, Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Itishree Pattnaik (2022), Women’s Role in Agriculture and Food Security: Learnings from Gujarat and West Bengal. Ecology, Economy and Society–the INSEE Journal, 5 (1): 89-107. ISSN number:2581-6101. SCOPUS
  • Pattnaik Itishree and Kuntala Lihiri-Dutt (2022), Do Women Like to Farm? Evidence of Growing Burdens of Farming on Women in Rural India. The Journal of Peasant Studies, 49 (3): 629-651. DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2020.1867540. ISBN Number: 03066150, 17439361. SCOPUS
  • Pattnaik Itishree (2020), Agricultural Performance in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh: An Enquiry into the Patterns Processes and Impacts. Orissa Economic Journal, 52 (2) 57-83. Published on January 2021. ISSN No. 0976-5409. UGC Care list I.
  • Amita Shah and Itishree Pattnaik (2021), ‘Pattern and Dynamics of the Rural Non-farm Economy: A Case Study of Gujarat’. Journal of Social and Economic Development. June, 23(1), 48-70. ISBN No. 0973-886X. ABDC list
  • Pattnaik Itishree, and Kuntala Lihiri-Dutt (2020), ‘What Determines Women’s Agricultural Participation? A Comparative Study of Landholding Households in Rural India’ Journal of Rural Studies 76 (2020) 25–39. ISSN No. 0743-0167. SCOPUS
  • Pattnaik Itishree, Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, Stewart Lockie and Bill Prichard (2018), ‘The Feminization of Agriculture or the Feminization of Agrarian Distress? Tracking the Trajectory of Women in Agriculture in India’, Journal of Asia Pacific Economy, 23 (1), 138-155. ISBN No. 13547860, 14699648. SCOPUS
  • Pattnaik Itishree and Amita Shah (2015), ‘Trends and Decomposition of Agricultural Growth and Crop Output in Gujarat: Recent Evidence’, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 70 (2), 182-193. ISBN No. SCOPUS
  • Pattnaik Itishree (2015), ‘Structural Break and Phases in Agricultural Sector: An Analysis of Bihar and Odisha’, Journal of Regional Development and Planning, 3(2), 35-54. ISBN No. Peer Reviewed.

 

Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Introduction of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Introduction of Agricultural and Biological Sciences research plays a pivotal role in addressing global challenges related to food security, environmental sustainability, and human health. This multifaceted field encompasses the study of living organisms, their interactions, and the development of innovative solutions to enhance agricultural productivity and biodiversity conservation.

Here are five suitable subtopics in Agricultural and Biological Sciences:

Crop Genetics and Breeding

This subfield focuses on improving crop varieties through genetic manipulation and selective breeding techniques to enhance yield, disease resistance, and nutritional content, contributing to sustainable agriculture.

Eco-friendly Pest Management

Research in this area explores alternative and environmentally friendly methods for controlling pests and diseases in agriculture, reducing the reliance on chemical pesticides.

Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

This subtopic involves the application of biotechnology tools to modify and improve plants and animals for various agricultural purposes, such as developing drought-resistant crops or disease-resistant livestock.

Biodiversity Conservation

Conservation biology studies aim to protect and sustain the planet's rich biodiversity, addressing issues like habitat loss, species extinction, and the preservation of ecosystems critical for agriculture and life on Earth.

Soil Health and Nutrient Management

This area delves into maintaining and enhancing soil fertility, minimizing soil erosion, and optimizing nutrient management practices to ensure sustainable agricultural production while preserving soil ecosystems.

These subtopics represent just a fraction of the diverse and dynamic field of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, highlighting the importance of research in addressing pressing global challenges related to agriculture, ecology, and human well-being.