About The Author

Krishna B. Bhandari currently works as Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University/USDA-ARS with Drs. Chuck West and Veronica Acosta-Martinez in the area of Soil Health. Krishna finished PhD with Dr. Chuck West in August 2018 and master degree in Plant Protection and Pest Management with Dr. David Riley at University of Georgia. He has been awarded with 2018 Gerald O. Mott Award for Meritorious Graduate Student in Crop Science by Crop Science Society of America and selected as one of the six 2017 Emerging Scientist Nominee by American Forage and Grassland Council. He was selected as of the twelve 2014 Future Leader Scholars by the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD), Washington, DC

Measuring Soil Health In Semi-Arid Environments

Ogallala aquifer, which stretches across eight states in the US, provides supplemental irrigation for agriculture and livestock production in the Southern High Plains of Texas. However, the vitality of the Ogallala Aquifer is threatened due to water withdrawn rates far exceed the annual estimated recharge rate. The agricultural output in this region will decline if