Dilip NandwaniDr. Dilip Nandwani

Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences

Contact Information
203 Lawson Hall
(615) 963-1897
dnandwan@tnstate.edu

More information about our organic agriculture program here.

Research Interests and Specialization

  • Vegetable Production (Organic & Conventional)
  • Sustainable Horticulture, Tropical Fruits, Roots & Tubers
  • Organic Certification, Micropropagation
  • International Agriculture Development

Teaching

  • AGSC 4555/5015: Principles of Organic Agriculture
  • AGSC 3210: Principles of Crop Science

Research Publications

Selected research publications (peer-reviewed)

  1. Velta Napoleon Fenis and D. Nandwani. 2014. The effects of preemergence herbicides on the growth, yield and quality of transplanted watermelon. Proc. Caribbean Food Crops Society 49: 467-475
  2. Bailey D. and D. Nandwani. 2014. Production of cucumber (Cucumis sativus) in the UVI aquaponic system. 2013. Proc. Caribbean Food Crops Society, 49: 134-137
  3. Nandwani D., Dennery S. and S. Balkaran. 2014. Effect of 4-CPA on fruit set and yield of beefsteak tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) on the Island of St. Croix. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 1042: 255-259
  4. Nandwani D. 2013. Growth and yield response of four tomato cultivars in the US Virgin Islands. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico 97 (3-4):181-184
  5. Nandwani D., Forbes V.,  Petersen L., King T., and R. Petersen. 2014. Propagation, grafting and improvement of Mango in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Acta Hort. (in press)
  6. Nandwani D. 2013. Influence of herbicides on yield of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L). Moench) in the U.S. Virgin Islands. BRJASR. 2(10) 191-194
  7. Nandwani D. 2013. Growth and yield response of sweet pepper cultivars in the US Virgin Islands. Proc. Caribbean Food Crops Society. 48: 231-236
  8. Nandwani D. 2012. Growth and yield response of hot pepper cultivars in the US Virgin Islands. Agricultural Science Research Journals 2 (12) 653-657
  9. Nandwani D. 2012. Field evaluation of tissue culture banana in the Northern Mariana Islands. Food.6 (1): 82-85 2
  10. Nandwani D and DaSilva. 2011. Field evaluation of tissue cultured banana (Musa spp.) using a narrow pit system under atoll environment conditions. Tree and Forestry Science and Biotechnology 6: 122-125
  11. Ramesh J, Jat BL, Sharma A, Joshi V, Bohra N and D. Nandwani. 2011. In Vitro determination of antioxidant activity of Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng. Functional Plant Science and Biotechnology 5(2): 75-77
  12. Nandwani D. Cabrera IT and D. Attao. 2011. Pineapple production in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. Acta Hort. 902: 87-91
  13. Ramesh J, Jat BL, Sharma A and D. Nandwani. 2011. In Vitro propagation of Murraya koenigii L. Spreng (Curry Leaf Plant) through adventitious shoot proliferation from internode explants. Int. J. Plant Dev. Biol. 5 (1): 49-52.
  14. Nandwani D. 2010. Variety trials, sensory evaluations and In-vitro multiplication of Sweet Potato (Ipomea batatas) in the Western Pacific. Fruit, Vegetable and Cereal Science and Biotechnology 4: 73-78.
  15. Nandwani D. 2010. Constraints in the Production of Banana (Musa spp.) in the Northern Mariana Islands. Tree and Forestry Science and Biotechnology 4: 7-10
  16. Nandwani D. 2009. Field trials of tissue culture taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott) in the Northern Mariana Islands. Fruit, Vegetable and Cereal Science and Biotechnology 3(1): 38-43
  17. Nandwani D. and J Tenorio. 2009. Underutilized plants of the Northern Mariana Islands. Acta Hort. 1: 163-168
  18. Nandwani D, JA Calvo, J Tenorio, F Calvo and L Manglona. 2008. Medicinal plants and traditional knowledge in the Northern Mariana Islands. J. Applied Biosciences. 2008. 8 (2): 323-330

 Research papers presented at conferences/symposia

  1. Rakocy J and D. Nandwani. 2015. Introduction of aquaponics systems for vegetable production in Myanmar under F2F program. Southern region American Society for Horticultural Science, Atlanta p 13
  2. Nandwani D. and V. Forbes. 2015. Evaluation of low pressure irrigation system for leafy greens production on St Croix, Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science, Atlanta p 13
  3. Nandwani D., Dennery S., Forbes, V., and T. Geiger. 2014. Evaluation of four tomato varieties for commercial organic production in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Caribbean Food Crops Society, St. Thomas p 16
  4. Vyas P., R. Joshi, M.L. Agarwal and D. Nandwani. 2013. Assessment of genetic diversity of Commiphora wightii (Guggal) germplasm in Rajasthan using RAPD and ISSR markers. American Society for Horticulture Science, Palm Spring, CA (poster)
  5. Nandwani D. 2012. Field trials of peppers (Capsicum spp.) on the island of St. Croix. The 21st Int. Pepper Conference, Naples, FL.  

Abstracts

  1. Nandwani D., Dennery, S., Forbes, V. and T. Geiger. 2014. Yield of tomato cultivars grown in the organic management in the U.S. Virgin Islands. HortScience. 49 (9): S279-280
  2. Nandwani D. and S. Dennery. 2013. Effect of 4-CPA on fruit set and yield of heat tolerant tomato cultivars. HortScience. 48 (9): S16-17
  3. Nandwani D.  2013. Weed control in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L). Moench) in the US Virgin Islands. HortScience. 49(9): S272-273.
  4. Vyas P., R. Joshi, M.L. Agarwal and D. Nandwani. 2013. Assessment of genetic diversity of Commiphora wightii (Guggal) germplasm in Rajasthan using RAPD and ISSR markers. HortScience. 48(9): S263
  5. Khatik N., R. Joshi, M.L. Agarwal and D. Nandwani. 2013. An efficient protocol for direct somatic embryogenesis in medicinal tree Murraya koenigii (L.). HortScience. 48(9) S406
  6. Nandwani D. 2013. Effect of preemergence herbicide on weed control in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.). HortScience 48(9): S65
  7. Nandwani D. and A. Tudela. 2013. Pitaya production in the CNMI. HortScience 48(9): S62
  8. Nandwani D. 2012. Field trials of peppers (Capsicum spp.) on the island of St. Croix. Proceeding 21st International Pepper Conference, Naples, FL. P.39
  9. Nandwani D., Zimmerman T.,  Forbes V. and S. Crossman. 2012. Growth and yield response of four tomato cultivars in the US Virgin Islands. HortScience 47(9) S60
  10. Nandwani D. and V. Forbes. 2012. Growth and yield response of eight hot pepper varieties in the US Virgin Islands. HortScience 47(9) S303
  11. Nandwani D. 2011. Field evaluation of tissue culture banana in the Northern Mariana Islands. HortScience, 46 (9): S22

Books, extension booklets, and book chapters

  1. D. Nandwani. 2015. Organic Farming for Sustainable development. Springer, Switzerland, (in prep) (edited book)
  2. D. Nandwani. 2014. Sustainable Horticultural Systems: Issues, Technology and Innovation.  Springer, Switzerland, pp 385 (edited book)
  3. Velta Napoleon-Fanis and D. Nandwani. 2014. Sustainable Vegetable Production: Caribbean Perspective. In: Sustainable Horticultural Systems: Issues Technology and Innovation, D. Nandwani (Ed.) Springer, Switzerland Vol. 2: 3-17
  4. D. Nandwani, Purohit S.D, Jain S.M and K.G. Ramawat. 2004. Propagation techniques in woody plants with special reference to arid and semi-arid zone trees. In: Tree Improvement and Biotechnology. P. Shanmughavel and S. Ignacimuthu (Eds.) Pointer Publishers, Jaipur, India. 16-52 ISBN 81-7132-373-1
  5. Muniappan R. and D. Nandwani. 2002. Survey of Arthropod Pests and Invasive weeds of the Marshall Islands. University of Guam, Guam. p.16
  6. Manglona R., Nandwani D., Bowen L., and C. Bier. 2009. Soil and Water Conservation in the CNMI. p.18
  7. Nandwani D and A Tudela. 2010. Sweet potato in the CNMI. Saipan. P 27 (http://crees.org/resources/files/forms/41.pdf)
  8. Nandwani D and A Tudela. 2010. Taro varieties in the CNMI. Saipan. P 31 (http://libweb.hawaii.edu/libdept/scitech/agnic/pdf/taro-CNMI.pdf)
  9. Nandwani D, A Tudela and I. T Cabrera. 2010. Banana guide for the CNMI. Saipan. P 34 (http://libweb.hawaii.edu/libdept/scitech/agnic/pdf/banana-CNMI.pdf)
  10. Nandwani D, Lee Bowen and Stafford Crossman. 2012. Harvest tips for home gardeners. 41st Agrifest 2012,  St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, p. 36-39
  11. Nandwani D. 2013. Eggplant Production. 42nd Agrifest 2013, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, p. 41-44
  12. Leticia W. and D. Nandwani. 2013. Tropical fruits of the US Virgin Islands. University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service, VI
  13. Nandwani D. Nandwani D. Learning to graft. 2013. University of the Virgin islands Cooperative Extension Service, VI p.13

Professional Societies and Journal Editorial Service

  1. ASHS, SIVB, IPPS, APS, PGRSA, APAARI
  2. Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Nature Environment and Pollution Technology
  3. Chair, Microirrigation of Sustainable Water Use. Multi State Regional project (W2128). USDA-NIFA (2014)
  4. Chair, International Horticulture Issues (IHI), American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) (2014)

Awards and Honors

2015: Hind Ratan Award (nominated). NRI Society of India, Delhi.
2014: Award of Excellence. The Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors. In recognition of multi-state project titled `Microirrigation for Sustainable Water Use’. Association of Public Land Grant Universities (APLU), Orlando, FL
2013: The President’s Volunteer Service Award. Corporation of National and Community Service, Washington DC.
2011: Blue Ribbon Extension Communications Award for `Banana Guide for the CNMI’ (Extension Publication), American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS)-Southern Region.
2010: National Parent Leadership Award, DYS, Office of Governor, CNMI. 2010
2010: Non-Instructional Faculty of the Year, Northern Marianas College, Saipan. 2010
2009: Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH), American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS).


Grants

  • 2015. Issues and Challenges in Sustainable Agricultural Research, Extension and Education for Women Farmers in Bangladesh. (USAID-VEGA, PI, $150,000)
  • 2014. Organic Vegetable Production Techniques for Small-Scale Household for Food Security, Nutrition and Income Generation in Bangladesh. (USDA-SCRP-FAS, PI, $40,000)
  • 2014. Development of Organic Management Practices in Vegetables for the Minority Farmers in Tennessee. (USDA-Evans-Allen, PI)
  • Building Capacity and Enhancing Income of Minority Farmers in Sustainable Organic Sweetpotato Production in Tennessee (USDA-AFRI, $500,000, PI)- (Submitted)

Education

1991: Ph. D. (Botany), University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India
1987: M. Sc. (Botany), University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India
1985: B. Sc. (Biology), University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India


Date Joined TSU:

January 2014






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