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Kirandeep Kaur
Graduate Student
E-mail: KKaur@agcenter.lsu.edu   

Major Professor: Dr. Clayton Hollier

Area of Research: Crop loss assessment in Soybean

Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy candidate in Plant Health, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Fall 2009-till date.

Tentative title: Factors affecting growth and development of Cercospora janseana causing Narrow Brown Leaf Spot of Rice.

  • Masters in Forestry, Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India, 2007, Major: Tree Breeding. Minor: Plant Breeding & Genetics

Thesis title: Studies of floral biology, pruning effect and genetic variation in fatty acid profile of Jatropha curcas.

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Hons.), Punjab Agricultural University, 2005, Major: Forestry

Professional Experience:

  • Fall 2009 Present, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

  • January 2009-August 2009, Research Associate, Department of Forestry& Natural Resources, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana Punjab, India

  • July 2007 December2008, Research Associate, Department of Forestry& Natural Resources, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana Punjab, India

Awards:

  • Appreciation award, Young writers Association, P. A. U., Ludhiana, 2006
  • University merit scholarship holder, 2005-2007
  • 1st Prize in Community Education Program, Spring Garden Show, 2013
  • Graduate school travel award, 2013
  • Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology Department graduate student scholarship, 2013

Other Curriculum Actitivies:

  • Chair of Bulletin Board committee of Graduate Student Association, Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology (GSA, PPCP), LSU 2009-2012

  • Active member of International Student Association, 2010-present

  • Fund raising committee GSA, PPCP. 2011

  • Secretary, Graduate Student Association, Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University (2012-2013)

  • Vice president of Indian Student Association, 2013-present

Oral and Poster Presentations:

  • K. Kaur, C. Hollier, D. Groth (2012). Effect of planting date, fungicide timing and varietal tolerance on development of narrow leaf spot of rice

  • Phytopathology 102:S2.6 Vol. 102 (Supplement 2), No. 4, 2012 S2.7

  • K. Kaur, C.A. Hollier, and D.E. Groth (2012). Influence of Planting Date, Fungicide Timing, and Varietal Resistance on Development of Narrow Brown Leaf Spot of Rice. Proceeding of 34th Rice technical working group meeting, Hot Springs, Arkansas, Feb. 27-March 01, 2012. page 82

  • Kirandeep Kaur, Clayton Hollier, (2013). Role of amino acids, vitamins and inorganic salts in the development of Cercospora janseana L. Miyake. Southern Division APS meeting, Feb.08-10, 2013

  • Kirandeep Kaur, Clayton Hollier, Don Groth and Distin Harrel (2013). Role of seeding rate, tillage practices and varietal susceptibility levels on development of Cercospora janseana. Rice field day, Rice research station, Crowley

  • Kirandeep Kaur and Clayton Hollier (2013). Effect of amended media, temperature and light on growth and development of Cercospora janseana. Phytopathology 103 (Suppl.2):S2.71

Publications

  • K. Kaur, GPS Dhillon and RIS Gill (2011). Floral biology and breeding system of jatropha curcas in north-western india. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 23(1): 49 (2011)
  • K. Kaur, GPS Dhillon and M. K. Sangha (2010). Genetic variation in fatty acid profile of Jatropha curcas. Journal of Non-timber forest products 16 (13) page 56-59
  • K. Kaur, GPS Dhillon and B. Singh (2010). Effect of pruning on fruit yield and biomass of Jatropha curcas. Journal of Non-timber forest products 16 (14) page 60-64

 

 


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