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Department of Plant Pathology

Daljit Singh

Daljit Singh

PhD Student
1712 Claflin Rd
4702 Throckmorton Ctr.
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-2338
Fax: 785-532-5692

singhdj2@ksu.edu

PhD student

Graduate Adviser: 

Dr. Jesse Poland

Education

B.Sc. (Agriculture Hons.) in Crop Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India (2010)

M.S., Crop Physiology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg (2013)

Research Focus 

Efficient and cost-effective phenotyping and genotyping tools are required to achieve desired genetic gains in breeding programs.  My current research work aims to develop a robust and scalable Small Unmanned Aerial System based high throughput phenotyping (HTP) workflow for breeding programs.  Along with genomic selection, this HTP workflow is being implemented for rapid  characterization and development of superior heat-tolerant wheat varieties in South Asia.

Professional Experience

  • 2nd place, Poster Competition, National Association of Plant Breeders, Davis  CA  (Aug 7-11, 2017)
  • Recipient, Robert E. Nunemacher Graduate Scholarship, College of Agriculture, Kansas State University (August 2017)
  • Participant, 21st University of Washington Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (2016)
  • Secretary, Kansas State University Indian Student Association (2015-2016)
  • President, Kansas State University Plant Breeding and Genetics Graduate Student Club (2014-2015)
  • Treasurer, Kansas State University Plant Pathology Graduate Student Club (2014-2015)
  • Vice-President, Plant Pathology and Weed Science Department, Graduate Student Organization (Jan 2012-March 2013)
  • Participant, ASA-CSSA Graduate Student Leadership Conference (2015)
  • Member, Crop Science Society of America (2012-present)
  • First position, South Asian Universities Field Hockey Championship, Amritsar, India (2009)

Research Publications 

  • Haghighattalab, A., L. Gonzalez Perez, S. Mondal, D. Singh, D. Schinstock, J. Rutkoski, I. Ortiz-Monasterio, R.P. Singh, D. Goodin, J. Poland. (2016) Application of unmanned aerial systems for high throughput phenotyping of large wheat breeding nurseries.  Plant Methods 12(1):1-5.
  • Singh, D., M. Balota, E. Collakova, T.G. Isleib, G.E. Welbaum, S.P. Tallury. (2016) Heat Stress Related Physiological and Metabolic Traits in Peanut Seedlings.  Peanut Science 43(1):24-35.
  • Singh, D., E. Collakova, T.G. Isleib, G.E. Welbaum, S.P. Tallury and M. Balota. 2014. Differential physiological and metabolic responses to drought stress of peanut cultivars and breeding lines. Crop Science. 54:2262-2274
  • Singh, D., T.G. Isleib, E. Collakova, G.E. Welbaum, and M. Balota. 2014. Suitability of Canopy temperature depression, specific leaf area, and SPAD chlorophyll content for genotypic comparison of peanut grown in a sub-humid environment. Peanut Science. 41:1-11.
  • Tallury, S. P., T. G. Isleib, S. C. Copeland, P. R. Anderson, M. Balota, D. Singh and H. T. Stalker. 2013. Registration of two multiple disease-resistant peanut germplasm lines derived from Arachis cardenasii Krapov. & W.C. Gregory, GKP 10017. Journal of Plant Registrations. 8:86-89.