Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences
Office Location: 106B Lawson Hall
Higher Education teaching and research: Soil and Environmental/Water Quality; Agronomy; Weed Control; No-till Agriculture; Fate of organics and heavy metals in the soil; International capacity.
Most Significant Publications:
Dennis, S. O., D Duseja, P. Vendrell and A. Wade. 2008. Monitoring water wells in Middle Tennessee with down well camera technology. In Proceedings of the Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Restoration. Vol 5.
Desh Duseja, D. and G. Kriner. 2006. Fortified Water and Soils Extraction-Efficiency of Triclopyr (3, 5, 6-trichloro-2-pyridinyloxyacetic acid) with four Organic Solvents. World Congress Soil Science WCSS, Philadelphia. July 9-12. Abstract.
Duseja, D. and Kriner G.. 2006. Fortified Water and Soils Extraction-Efficiency of Triclopyr (3, 5, 6-trichloro-2- pyridinyloxyacetic acid) with four Organic Solvents. Abstract, World Congress Soil Science (WCSS), Philadelphia. July 9-12.
Dennis, S. O. and D. Duseja, N. Martin and J. Idassi. 2005. Lesson learned from a water quality survey in an under-served community. Abstract. Southern Region Water Quality Conference. Lexington KY. October 23-26.
Duseja, D. and H. Siffrard. 2005. Factors Affecting Triclopyr (3, 5, 6-trichloro-2-pyridinyloxyacetic acid) Soil Adsorption. Published Abstract: International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analyses, CANCUN MEXICO, January.
Duseja D. and B. Sheshachala. 2003. Modified Procedure for Triclopyr (3, 5, 6-trichloro-2-pyridinyloxyacetic acid) Extraction from Laboratory Fortified Soil. Paper presented, International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analyses, South Africa.
Duseja, D. and William Martindale. 2002. A Simple Quantitative Chemical Recovery Method of Oxyfluorfen (2-chloro-1-(3-ethoxy-4-nitrophenoxy)-4-(trifluoromethyl) (Goal®) from Laboratory Fortified Soil and Water Samples. Communic. Soil Sci. and Plant Analysis. Vol. 33, No. 15-18, pp 2693-2703.
Duseja, D.R. 1998. Zero-Tillage Influence on soybean production, soil properties and nutrient uptake. Paper submitted for presentation: International Agronomy Congress, New Delhi India, November 23-27, 1998.
Duseja, D.R. 1991. A comparative study of the influence of two tillage systems on soybean production, soil properties and nutrient uptake. In T. C. Keisling (Ed.): Proc. 1991 South. Tillage Conf.
Duseja, D.R. and S.O. Osawaru. 1984. Four year no‑till studies on soybeans and wheat. Poster Paper, National Conservation Tillage Conference, Nashville, TN, Oct. 3‑5.
Taylor, R.W., D.R. Duseja, and P.R. Thangudu. 1982. Heavy metal accumulation and movement in a sewage‑sludge amended soil. Abstr. No. 221, p. 37, 12th International Congress Soil Science. New Delhi, India.
Duseja, D.R. 1981. Soil dissipation of herbicides. Proceedings 8th Asian‑Pacific Weed Sci. Soc. Conf. Bengalore, India, Nov., pp. 487‑490.
Taylor, R.W., P.R. Thangudu, and D.R. Duseja. 1981. The effect of sewage‑sludge and manure on soil available calcium, magnesium and potassium. J. Env. Sci. Health, Part A, Env. Sci. Eng. 16(6): 589‑604.
Thangudu, P.R., R.W. Taylor, and D.R. Duseja. 1981. Available phosphorus status of an acid soil treated with sewage‑sludge and farm manure. J. Env. Sci. Health, Part A, Env. Sci. Eng. 16(6): 589‑604.
Duseja, D.R. and H.V. Akunuri. 1980. Trifluralin soil behavior: persistence, movement and weed control. J. Env. Sci. Health, Part A, Env. Sci. Eng. 15(1): 65‑99.
Duseja, D.R. and E. Holmes. 1978. Field persistence and movement of trifluralin in two soil types. Soil Sci. 125(1): 41‑48.
AGSC 5110 Research Methods
AGSC 5120 Thesis Writing
AGSC 5180 Soil Classification
AGSC 5260 Soil/Plant Analysis
AGSC 5710/5720 Graduate Seminar
AGSC 5120 Thesis Writing
AGSC 2200 Fundamentals of Soil Science
AGSC 3220 Soil and Environmental Chemistry
AGSC 3230 Soil Morphology and Classification
AGSC 4210 Soil Physics
AGSC 4220 Advanced Soil Fertility
AGSC 4230 Soil and Water Conservation and Management
AGSC 4500 Senior Project
AGSC 4710/4720 Undergraduate Seminar
Awards and Honors:
2009. Session Organizer and Chair. A Topical Session entitled, "Management of Conservation Tillage and its Effects on Soil and Water”, Division S06 Soil & Water Management & Conservation; ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings Nov. 1-5, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA.
2004-Present. Member of the Southern Region Water Quality Group.
Distinguished Faculty Researcher Award. 2000. Tennessee State University, Nashville.
Session Chair. 1999. International Conference on Pest and Pesticide Management for Sustainable Agriculture.
Poster Prize Winner. 1999. International Conference on Pest and Pesticide Management for Sustainable Agriculture.
Session Chair: 1981; 8th Asia-Pacific Weed Sci. Soc. International Conf., Bangalore, India.
1972 Ph.D. Soil Science (Soil Chemistry ) and Biometeorology --- Chemistry minor. Utah State University ‑ Logan, Utah.
1963 M.S. ‑ Soil Science (Soil Chemistry) --- Animal Husbandry minor. Punjab Agricultural University ‑ Punjab, India.
1961 B.S. ‑ General Agriculture and Chemistry/Biochemistry --- Entomology minor. Punjab Agricultural University ‑ Punjab, India.
Date joined staff: 1972