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rajubr@pss.msstate.edu

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Dorman 424

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(785) 317-6810

PO Box 9555, 32 Creelman St
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Mississippi State, MS 39762


Raju Bheemanahalli Rangappa (Raju)  
Raju (Raju)
Bheemanahalli Rangappa
Geosystems Research Institute
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Email
rajubr@pss.msstate.edu

Office
Dorman 424

Phone
(785) 317-6810

PO Box 9555, 32 Creelman St
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Biography
Dr. Raju Bheemanahalli grew up on a family farm in Bheemanahalli, India. He later earned both a master's and a doctoral degree from the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bengaluru, India, where he graduated as a gold medalist. After completing his Ph.D., Raju transitioned to work at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines before accepting a post-doctoral position at Kansas State University. Dr. Raju authored or co-authored 33 peer-reviewed journal articles, two book chapters, and >50 national or international conference abstracts. Since accepting his current position as an Assistant Research Professor at Mississippi State University in 2020, Raju's research concentrated on connecting classical stress physiological and remote sensing/high throughput phenotyping tools to improve field crops' resilience to abiotic stress.
Research Interest
My research focused on improving the resilience of field crops to abiotic stresses at different development stages.
Key research areas:
Plant responses to abiotic stress, Adaptive traits & Climate resilience, Reproductive physiology, Remote sensing applications in phenotyping, Phenome to genome, Management practices to improve soil and plant health.
Hobbies
I enjoy playing and watching cricket, playing chess, and listening to music.
Selected Publications Total Publications:  49 
Ramamoorthy, P., Samiappan, S., Wubben, M. J., Brooks, J. P., Panda, R. M., Reddy, R., & Bheemanahalli, R. (2022). Hyperspectral Reflectance and Machine Learning Approaches for the Detection of Drought and Root Knot Nematode Infestation in Cotton. Remote Sensing. 14, 4021. DOI:https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14164021. [Abstract]

Bheemanahalli, R., Ramamoorthy, P., Poudel, S., Samiappan, S., Wijewardane, N., & Reddy, R. (2022). Effects of Drought and Heat Stresses during Reproductive Stage on Pollen Germination, Yield, and Leaf Reflectance Properties in Maize (Zea Mays L.). Plant Direct. Wiley. 6, e434. [Abstract]

Bheemanahalli, R., Vennam, R. R., Ramamoorthy, P., & Reddy, K. (2022). Effects of Post-flowering Heat and Drought Stresses on Physiology, Yield, and Quality in Maize (Zea Mays L.). Plant Stress. Elsevier. 6, 100106. [Document Site]

Persaud, L., Bheemanahalli, R., Seepaul, R., Reddy, R., & Macoon, B. (2022). Low- and High-Temperature Phenotypic Diversity of Brassica Carinata Genotypes for Early-Season Growth and Development. Frontiers in Plant Science. 13(900011), 1-12. [Document Site]

Bheemanahalli, R., Poudel, S., Alsajri, F. A., & Reddy, R. (2022). Phenotyping of Southern United States Soybean Cultivars for Potential Seed Weight and Seed Quality Compositions. Agronomy. 12(839), 1-15. DOI:https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12040839. [Abstract] [Document Site]