Credentials: PhD Student, BSE + Soil Science
M.Tech - Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur (Land and Water Resources Engineering), 2016
B.Tech - Acharya N G Ranga Agriculture University (Agricultural Engineering), 2013
Research interests: Water, heat and solute transport in soils, crop modeling, snow hydrology
Current project: I am studying the influence of soil matrix temperature gradients on surface and subsurface nutrient transport. This project aims to understand and quantify the effect of freeze-thaw cycles on nutrient storage and redistribution in soils of agricultural landscapes.
Why this matters: Frozen soils have complex physical, chemical, and biological properties compared to unfrozen soils. Researching a complex and unique system feels important to me, and eventually is a great contribution to science.
Publications and presentations:
Prasad, L. R. V., & Mailapalli, D. R. (2018). Evaluation of nitrogen fertilization patterns using DSSAT for enhancing grain yield and nitrogen use efficiency in rice. Communications in soil science and plant analysis, 49(12), 1401-1417.
Mailapalli, D. R., Prasad, L. R. V., and Rabha, H. (20XX). Multi-model analysis for irrigation and nitrogen management strategies in rice cultivation. Field Crops Research. (In preparation).
Prasad, L., Thompson, A., Arriaga, F., and Vadas, P. Effects of Tillage and Manure Type on Nitrogen and Phosphorus Losses through Surface Runoff from Winter Manure Application. 2019. ASABE Annual International Meeting. Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02116. (Poster presentation). DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.10596.53124
Prasad, L. R .V., & Rajkiran, B. (2014). Development and evaluation of roto drill cum herbicide applicator. 2nd International conference on Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences organized by OMICS groups, Radison Blu Plaza Hotel, Hyderabad, India, February 03-04 2014. (Poster presentation).