Lab News

November 2017

  • Binod successfully defended his MS thesis. Congratulations Binod! He will start his PhD in soil science at the University of Illinois in spring 2018. 

September 2017

  • Yaqiong Fan from China Agricultural University Joined our lab as visiting scholar, welcome Yaqiong. 

July 2017
  • Rajan participated Soil Health Meeting at St. Louis, MO and established some collaborations.
  • Mikayla started her summer research at ASC Clovis, welcome Mikayla!

June 2017
  • Rajan co-authored two book chapters in a book published this month: Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest. Its available free for download each chapter or whole book
  • Rajan co-authored an article published in Field Crops Research: Root biomass, root/shoot ratio, and soil water content under perennial grasses with different nitrogen rates. Full text is available at
  • Graduate students are at ASC Clovis for summer.
April 2017
  • Soil testing and farmers training conducted on 'Integrated Nutrient and Pest Management in Nepal as a part of USAID-Horticulture Innovation Lab-funded Project to CARD-Nepal.
  • Binod Ghimire presented his research at the 9th NeSA International Conference at Las Cruses this weekend. All the best Binod!
March 2017:
  • Rajan Published an article on Crop and Soil Magazine, Soil acidity limits wheat yield in dryland regions of the Inland Pacific Northwest. Full paper was published in Agronomy Journal
  • Long-time collaborator Nabin Rawal from Nepal Agriculture Research Council Published a paper based on their work on rice-based cropping system. Rajan co-authored the paper 
  • Rajan joined a scientific committee of 2nd International Conference on Mountains in the Changing World, 27-28 October 2017. More info:

February 2017:
  • Soil sampling and spring cover crop planting completed.