Dilip Nandwani

Dilip Nandwani
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Agriculture

Contact Information
106B Lawson Hall, 3202 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 963-1897

More information about our organic agriculture program here.

Research Interests and Specialization
Vegetable Production (Organic & Conventional)
Sustainable Horticulture, Tropical Fruits, Roots & Tubers
Organic Certification, Plant Tissue Culture, International Agriculture

AGSC 4555/5015 (3 credit, Undergraduate/Graduate): Principles of Organic Agriculture
AGSC 3260: Sustainable Crop Production (Undergraduate)
AGSC 3210: Principles of Crop Science (Undergraduate)

Non-Traditional Teaching (non-credit): Organic Certification, Organic Vegetable Gardening, Grafting fruits and vegetables, Pruning

Research Publications (Peer-reviewed, TSU)
1. Sochinwechi Nwosisi, Prabodh Illukpitiya and Dilip Nandwani. 2019. Comparative analysis of quantification of economic risks of organic and conventional sweetpotato production in Southeastern U.S.A. Journal of Applied Farm Economics (submitted)

2. Dilip Nandwani and Sochinwechi Nwosisi. 2019. Assessment of stimplex® on growth and yield of organic leafy green vegetables. Journal of Agriculture of University of Puerto Rico (in press)

3. Nwosisi, S., Nandwani, D., Ravi, R. 2019. Texture profile analysis of organic sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) cultivars as affected by different thermal processing methods. Int. J. Agrc. Envron. Food Sc., 3(2), 93-100. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.31015/jaefs.2019.2.7

4. Akther, M.M., Islam, M.A., Rahman, M.S., Rahman, M.H. and Nandwani, D. 2019. Effects of organic and inorganic fertilizer combination with insect netting on the production of Indian spinach (Basella alba L.). Archives of Agriculture and Environmental Science, 4(3): 268-272, https://dx.doi.org/10.26832/24566632.2019.040302

5. Sochinwechi Nwosisi and Dilip Nandwani. 2019. Mulch treatment for weed management in organic sweetpotato production. Agronomy 9, 190; doi:10.3390/agronomy9040190

6. Sochinwechi Nwosisi, Dilip Nandwani and Ramasamy Ravi. 2019. Texture profile analysis (TPA) of organic sweetpotato (Ipomea batatas) cultivars as affected by different processing methods. J. Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences. Vol 8 (6): 1254-1259 doi: 10.15414/jmbfs.2019.8.6.1254-1259

7. Ding X, Jiang Y, Zhao H, Guo D, He L, Liu F, Qiang Zhou , Dilip Nandwani, Dafeng Hui and Jizhu Yu. 2018. Electrical conductivity of nutrient solution influenced photosynthesis, quality, and antioxidant enzyme activity of pakchoi (Brassica campestris L. ssp. Chinensis) in a hydroponic system. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0202090. https://doi. org/10.1371/ journal. pone. 0202090

8. Varinder Sidhu, Dilip Nandwani, Li Wang, and Ying Wu. 2017. A Study on Organic Tomatoes: Effect of a Biostimulator on Phytochemical and Antioxidant Activities. Journal of Food Quality Vol. 2017, Article ID 5020742, 8 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5020742

9. Sochinwechi Nwosisi, Dilip Nandwani and Saidullah Chowdhury. 2017. Organic vertical gardening for urban communities. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 1189:399-402 https://doi.org/10.17660/ Acta Hortic. 2017. 1189.76

10. Ravneet K Sandhu and Dilip Nandwani. 2017. Varietal evaluation of organic leafy green vegetables for urban and semi urban growers. Acta Hortc. (ISHS) 1189:403-408 https:// doi. org/10.17660/ ActaHortic. 2017.1189.77

11. George Smith, Reginald Archer, Dilip Nandwani and Jianwei Li. 2017. Impacts of urbanization: diversity and the symbiotic relationships of rural, urban, and spaces in-between. Pages 1-14 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504509.2017.1383321

12. Sochinwechi Nwosisi, Dilip Nandwani and Bharat Pokharel. 2017. Yield performance of organic sweetpotato varieties in various mulches. Horticulturae. 3, 48; doi:10.3390/ horticulturae 3030048

13. Varinder Sidhu and Dilip Nandwani. 2017. Cultivar evaluation and yield performance of tomato in an organic management system. Journal of Horticulture. Vol 4 (2): 1-4. DOI: 10.4172/2376-0354.1000201

14. Varinder Sidhu and Dilip Nandwani. 2017. Effect of stimplex® on yield performance of    tomato in organic management system. Annals of Advanced Agricultural Sciences.1(1):11-15

15. M. Ashraful Islam, G. Ferdous, A. Akter and Dilip Nandwani. 2017. Effect of organic and inorganic fertilizers on the growth and yield of cabbage with different planting spacing. Agriculture 7, 31; doi:10.3390/agriculture7040031

16. M. Ashraful Islam, S. Islam, A. Akter, M. H. Rahman and Dilip Nandwani. 2017. Effect of organic and inorganic fertilizers on soil properties and the growth, yield and quality of tomato in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Agriculture 7, 18; doi:10.3390/agriculture7030018

17. Sochinwechi Nwosisi, Dilip Nandwani, Dafeng Hui and Ramasamy Ravi. 2017. Sensory evaluation of fourteen organic sweetpotato cultivars. International Journal of Vegetable Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/19315260.2017.1346029

18. Sochinwechi Nwosisi, Dilip Nandwani and Ramasamy Ravi. 2017. Bioactive compounds in organic sweetpotato. Journal of Advances in Molecular Biology, 1(2) 80-89  https://dx.doi.org/ 10.22606/ jamb.2017.12001

19. George Smith, Dilip Nandwani and Vanaja Kankarla. 2016. Facilitating resilient rural-to-urban sustainable agriculture and rural communities, International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, DOI: 10.1080/13504509.2016.1240723

20. Dilip Nandwani. 2015. Grafting of mango cultivars (Mangifera indica L.) in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Acta Hort. 1075: 185-189

21. Dilip Nandwani. 2015. Effect of 4-Chlorophenoxy Acetic Acid on fruit set and yield of heat tolerant tomato cultivars grown under greenhouse conditions. Projournal of Agricultural Sciences (PASR) ISSN: 2328-4625 Vol. 3 (1): 15-21

22.  Dilip Nandwani, S. Dennery 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. 1042:255-259

Books (Editor)

1. Dilip Nandwani. 2019. Genetic Diversity in Horticultural Plants. Springer Cham, pp 326 (ISBN 978-3-319-96453-9)

2. Dilip Nandwani. 2018. Urban Horticulture. Sustainability for the Future. Springer Cham, pp 260 (ISBN 978-3-319-67017-1)

3. Dilip Nandwani. 2016. Organic Farming for Sustainable Development. Springer Cham, pp 360 (ISBN 978-3-319-26803-3)

4. Dilip Nandwani. 2014. Sustainable Horticultural Systems: Issues, Technology and Innovation.  Springer Cham, pp 385 (ISBN 978-3-319-06904-3)

·Proceedings papers and conference presentations-74


·Book chapters- 8

·Extension Booklets & factsheets- 21

·Popular articles-22

·Training workshops, In-service trainings, Field days: 84

·Honors and Awards- 15

·Editor/Panel Reviewer/Board member: 11

·Scientific/professional membership: 13

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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