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Dr. Mahesh Bashyal



1220 Center for Innovation



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Joined Northwest in 2023

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Agronomy; University of Florida
  • M.S. Agriculture; Northwest Missouri State University
  • B.S. Agriculture; Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Courses Taught

  • 03-232 Crop Production
  • 03-540 Grain Crops
  • 03-534 Plant Breeding
  • 03-330 Forage Crop Science

Academic Interests

  • Crop production
  • Cover crops
  • Carbon and nitrogen dynamics
  • Crop nutrition
  • Soil fertility
  • Crop physiology

Scholarly Activity

Peer reviewed publications:

  • Fenn, R.A., Kadyampakeni, D.M., Kanissery, R., Judy, J., Bashyal, M. (2023). Phosphorus and glyphosate adsorption and desorption trends across depths on a sandy soil. 2, 503-516.
  • Bashyal, M., Mulvaney, M.J., Devkota, P., Iboyi, J.E., Leon, R.G., Landry, G.M., Wilson, C.H., Boote, K.J. (2023). Summer crop rotational effects on carinata N management in southeastern USA. Agronomy Journal. 115, 2030-2043. DOI: 10.1002/agj2.21373
  • Iboyi, J.E., Mulvaney, M.J., Leon, R.G., Balkcom, K.S., Bashyal, M., Devkota, P., Small, I.M. (2023). Double-cropping effects of Brassica carinata and summer crops: II. Effects of winter cropping history on subsequent summer crop production. Industrial Crops. 197, 116609.
  • Iboyi, J.E., Mulvaney, M.J., Leon, R.G., Balkcom, K.S., Bashyal, M., Devkota, P., Small, I.M. (2023). Double-cropping effects of Brassica carinata and summer crops: I. Effects of summer cropping history on carinata production. Industrial Crops. 194,
  • Bashyal, M., Mulvaney, M.J., Crozier, C.R., Iboyi, J.E., Perondi, D., Post, A., Iskandar, K., Leon, R.G., Landry, G.M., Wilson, C.H., Boote, K.J., Devkota, P. (2023). Brassica carinata nutrient accumulation and partitioning across maturity types and latitude. Crop Science. 63, 833-851.
  • Iboyi, J., Mulvaney, M.J., Leon, R.G., Balkcom, S.K., Bashyal, M., Perondi, D., Junior, R.D.S.N., Devkota, P., Small, I., M. (in press). Brassica carinata physiological response to land preparation method and seeding rate. Journal of crop Improvement.
  • George, J., Kanissery, R., Bashyal, M., Tamayo, B., Stelinski, L. L. (2022). Survival and feeding behavior of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) adults on common cover crops in citrus. Agriculture, 12(2), 2175.
  • Tiwari, R., Bashyal, M., Kanissery., R. (2022). Weed management strategies for tomato plasticulture production in Florida. Plants. 11(23), 3292.
  • Junior, R.D.S.N., Fraisse, C.W., Bashyal, M., Mulvaney, M.J., Seepaul, R., Karrei, M., Perondi, D., Iboyi, J.E., Cerbaro, V., Boote, K.J. (2022). Brassica carinata as an off-season crop in the southeastern USA: Season climate characterization and potential effects on summer crop yield. Agricultural systems.
  • Bashyal, M., Mulvaney, M. J., Lee, D., Wilson, C., Iboyi, J. E., Leon, R. G., Landry, G. M., Boote, K. J. (2021). Brassica carinata biomass, yield and seed chemical composition response to nitrogen rates and timing on southern Coastal Plain soils in the United States. GCB Bioenergy. 13(8), 1275-1289. DOI:
  • Boote, K. J., Seepaul, R., Mulvaney, M.J., Hagan, A., Bashyal, M., George, S., Small, M.I., Wright, D. L. (2021). Adapting the CROPGRO model to simulate growth and production of Brassica carinata, a jet fuel crop. GCB Bioenergy. 13(7), 1134-1148. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12838
  • Iboyi, J. E., Mulvaney, M.J., Balkcom, K.S., Seepaul, R., Bashyal, M., Perondi, D., Leon, R.G., Devkota, P., Small, I.M., George, S., Wright, D. L. (2021). Tillage system and seeding rate effects on the performance of Brassica carinata. GCB Bioenergy. 13(4), 600-617. DOI: 1111/gcbb.12809
  • Seepaul, R., Kumar, S., Iboyi, J. E., Bashyal, M., Stansly, T. L., Bennett, R., Boote, K.J., Mulvaney, M.J., Small, I.M., George, S., Wright, D. L. (2021). Brassica carinata: Biology and agronomy as a biofuel Crop. GCB Bioenergy. 13(4), 582-599.
  • Bashyal, M., Ferguson, J. C., Perez-Hernandez, O., & Hoilett, N. (2019). Effect of cereal rye and hairy vetch on pest suppression and corn yield. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 50(9), 1093-1105.

Other Professional Experiences

Professional Experience:

  • Postdoctoral associate, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida 2022-2023

Reviewer of Scientific Journals:

  • Agronomy Journal
  • Agrosystems, Geosciences and Environment

Membership in Scientific Societies:

  • Agronomy Society of America
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • Soil Science Society of America