Biswanath Dari, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Agronomist
b.dari [at] oregonstate.edu

Office: 541-883-4590
Other: 352-222-9565

Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center

Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center 6941 Washburn Way

Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center
6941 Washburn Way
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Crop production
  • Soil health and Nutrient cycling
  • Agricultural resources (fertilizer, irrigation water, post-harvest residue) management
  • Environmental (soil and water quality) protection
  • Promoting alternate agricultural resources (biochar, biosolids, manure etc.)
Curriculum Vitae: 

Profile Field Tabs

At OSU
Affiliated with: 
Crop and Soil Science
Headquarters: 
Experiment Station
Beyond OSU
Personal Interests: 

In my personal time, I prefer to go hiking, biking, running and spend time in nature with my better half. I personally enjoy mentoring students to train them to get into grad school and cope up with grad life for a better academic career as and when my time permits.    

Biography

Dari is an agricultural-cum-environmental scientist broadly trained in sustainable agriculture, soil, environment, agronomy related research which includes crop production, nutrient cycling, and agricultural resource management, and environmental protection. His academic involvement in terms of interdisciplinary research, teaching, and extension includes general agriculture, basic soil sciences, soil and water management, sustainable agriculture, soil fertility & nutrient cycling, soil health assessment, soil test/recommendation, soil biogeochemistry, nutrient risk assessment, promoting alternate agricultural resources (biochar, biosolids, manures etc.).

My Publications
Proceedings and Conference Presentations: 

PUBLICATIONS

Referred/Adjudicated

  • Dari B, CW Rogers, A Leytem and KL Schroeder (2019). Evaluation of Soil Test Phosphorus Extractants in Idaho Soils. Soil Science Society of American Journal. doi:10.2136/sssaj2018.08.0314
  • Dari B, CW Rogers, X Liang, G Hu, and R Mikkelsen (2019). Plant, grain and soil responses of irrigated malt barley as affected by cultivar, phosphorus and sulfur application in an alkaline soil. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 1-11. doi.org/10.1080/01904167.2019.1589504
  • Rogers CW, B Dari, G Hu, and R Mikkelsen (2019). Dry matter accumulation and nutrient uptake and partitioning of irrigated feed, food and malt barley. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Sciences. 000:1-7. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201800336
  • Rogers CW, B Dari, K.L. Schroeder (2019). Comparison of Soil-Test Extractants for Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur and Micronutrients in Idaho Soils. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment, 2:190067. doi:10.2134/age2019.08.0067
  • Rogers, C.W. S. Pristupa, B Dari. Soil Carbonate Analysis using the Solvita Compost Maturity Gel System. Agricultural & Environmental Letters. 4:190044. doi:10.2134/ael2019.09.0044
  • Dari B, VD Nair, AN Sharpley, P Kleinman, D Franklin, and WG Harris (2018). Consistency of the Threshold Phosphorus Saturation Ratio across a Wide Geographic Range of Acid Soils. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment, 1:180028. doi:10.2134/age2018.08.0028
  • Yan Z, S Chen, B Dari, and Q Chen (2018). Phosphorus forms and sorption-desorption characteristics affected by manure application in a calcareous soil. Geoderma. 322:163-171. doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.02.035
  • Dari B, and D Sihi (2018). A decadal overview of biochar research in agriculture. Journal of Agricultural Physics. 18: 14-20. http://www.agrophysics.in
  • Nair VD, PK Ramachandran Nair, B Dari, AM Freitas, N Chatterjee, and FM Pinheiro (2017). Biochar in the agroecosystems-climate-change-sustainability nexus. Front. Plant. Sci. 8:2051. doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.02051
  • Dari B, VD Nair, and WG Harris (2017). Approaches for evaluating subsurface phosphorus loss potential from soil profiles. Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment. 245: 92-99. doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.05.006
  • Sihi D, B Dari, DK Sharma, H Pathak, L Nain, and OP Sharma (2017). Evaluation of soil health in organic vs. conventional farming of basmati rice in North India. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 180:389-406. doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201700128
  • Dari B, VD Nair, WG Harris, PKR Nair, LE Sollenberger, and R Mylavarapu (2016). Relative Influence of soil- vs. biochar properties on soil phosphorus retention. Geoderma. 280:82-87. doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2016.06.018
  • Dari B, D Sihi, SK Bal, and S Kunwar (2016). Performance of direct-seeded rice under various dates of sowing and irrigation regimes in semi-arid region of India. Paddy and Water Environment. 15:395-401. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10333-016-0557-8
  • Dari B, VD Nair, J Colee, WG Harris, and R Mylavarapu (2015). Estimation of isotherm parameters: A simple and cost-effective procedure. Front. Environ. Sci. 3:70. (Listed as 2016 University Florida/IFAS High Impact Publication) doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2015.00070
  • Sihi D, DK Sharma, H Pathak, YV Singh, OP Sharma, L Chaudhary, and B Dari (2011). Evaluation of yield, quality and pest management strategies in certified organic and conventional system of basmati rice (Oryza sativa) cultivation. Oryza-An International Journal of Rice, p 24-29. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282828217

 

Extension Publications and Trade Articles/Newsletter (Peer-reviewed/Evaluated)

  • Rogers, CW, B Dari, and O Walsh (2019). Fertility in Southern Idaho Soils for Crop Production: Soil Testing Procedures. University of Idaho Extension, Moscow, ID (accepted)
  • Dari B, CW Rogers, and O Walsh (2019). Understanding factors controlling ammonia volatilization from fertilizer nitrogen applications. University of Idaho Extension, Moscow, ID. Bul. 926.
  • Rogers CW, B Dari, and O Walsh (2019). Best management practices for minimizing ammonia volatilization from fertilizers nitrogen application in Idaho crops. University of Idaho Extension, Moscow, ID. Bul. 927. http://www.extension.uidaho.edu/detail.aspx?IDnum=2233
  • Dari B, VD Nair, and WG Harris (2017). Parameters for site-specific soil phosphorus loss modelling from soil test data. UF/IFAS Extension Publication: EDIS; SL442. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu

 

Magazines and Popular Articles

  • Rogers CW, B Dari, A Leytem (2019). Soil phosphorus testing on alkaline calcareous soils. WERA- Article 103. Crop and Soils Magazine. American Society of Agronomy. doi:10.2134/cs2019.52.0510
  • Rogers CW, B Dari, and G Thurgood (2019). Idaho Grain Magazine. Cereal Residue as part of a cropping system. Winter 2019.
  • Rogers CW, B Dari, and O Walsh (2017). Idaho Grain Magazine. Fertilizer management for yield and quality in spring barley. Winter 2017.
  • Mackowiak C and B Dari (2017) Soil phosphorus storage capacity as affected by P fertilizer sources. Florida Cattlemen Association Article.

 

Book Chapters (Invited)

  • Dari B and D Sihi (2018). Future of rice crop under enriched CO2 environment. In: S Bal, J Mukherjee, B Chowdhury and A Dhawan (eds.). Advances in crop Environmental Interaction. SK Bal et al., (eds.). Advances in Crop Environment Interaction.  Springer Nature, Singapore. Pp 425-437. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1861-0_17
  • Dari B, and D Sihi. Heavy Metals as Emerging threats in Indian Soils. In: Soil Management, Springer (accepted).
  • Invited Seminar/Presentation

  • Dari B, CW Rogers, and X Liang. 2019. Plant, Grain, and Soil Response of Irrigated Malt Barley as Affected by Cultivar, Phosphorus, and Sulfur Applications on an Alkaline Soil. Plant Sciences Seminar Series. Department of Plant Sciences, University of Idaho.
  • B Dari, CW Rogers, and Garrett Thurgood (2019). Post-harvest Residue Management in Idaho Cereal Crops. Caribou County Grain Seminar. Grace, Idaho, USA (Conference Proceeding publications).
  • Nair VD, B Dari, and PKR Nair (2016). Biochar as a soil amendment: Potential role of coconut byproducts. pp 46-47. Book of Abstract. 3rd International Symposium on Coconut Research and Development. ICAR – Central Plantation Crops Research Institute Kasaragod, Kerala, India, Dec 10-12, 2016.
  • Dari B, VD Nair, R Mylavarapu and WG Harris (2014). Can biochar amendments reduce soil phosphorus loss risk? SERA 17 Annual Meeting, Des Moines, IA, July 22-25, 2014.
  • Dari B, VD Nair, and R Mylavarapu. Biochar application effects on soil phosphorus sorption and release. 15th Annual Forum, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Sept 18, 2014 (oral presentation).
  • Dari B, and SK Bal (2010). Performance of direct seeded rice as influenced by different irrigation regimes in semi-arid condition. National Symposium on Sustainable rice production system under changed climate held in Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI), Cuttack, Orissa, India, Nov 27-29, 2010.

Professional Meeting Papers and Proceedings     

  • Thurgood G, CW Rogres, B Dari, J Marshall, O Walsh, KL Shroder (2019). Survey of C:N Ratios of Barley and Wheat Cultivars in Idaho. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Nov 10-13 (poster presentation).
  • Rogers CW, B Dari, K.L. Schroeder (2019). Comparison of Soil-Test Extractants for Potassium, Secondary, and Micronutrients in Idaho Soils. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Nov 10-13 (poster presentation).
  • Ray A, B Dari, D Sihi, S Tandon, A Dubey (2019). Bio-Adsorption of Cobalt and Lead Ions from Aqueous Solution Using Bamboo Biochar. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Nov 10-13 (poster presentation).
  • Dari B, CW Rogers and AB Leytem (2019). Evaluation of soil phosphorus tests in calcareous soils of western united states. SSSA International Soils Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jan 6-9 (poster presentation).
  • Rogers CW and Dari B (2019). Comparison soil-tests extractants for secondary nutrients and micronutrients analysis in calcareous soils of western united states. SSSA International Soils Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jan 6-9 (poster presentation).
  • Dari B, CW Rogers, X Liang, G Hu, and R Mikkelsen (2018). Plant, grain and soil responses of irrigated malt barley as affected by cultivar, phosphorus and sulfur application in an alkaline. ASA and CSSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Nov 4-7 (poster presentation).
  • Dari B, CW Rogers, X Liang, G Hu, and R Mikkelsen (2018). Plant, grain and soil responses of irrigated malt barley as affected by cultivar, phosphorus and sulfur application in an alkaline. ASA and CSSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Nov 4-7 (poster presentation).
  • Dari B, VD Nair, A Sharpley, D Franklin, P Kleinman, WG Harris (2017). An Environmental Phosphorus Monitoring Tool for Soils of the Eastern and Midwestern USA. ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, Oct 22-25 (poster presentation).
  • Nair VD, LE Sollenberger, B Dari, A Freitas, WG Harris and J Dubeux (2017). An Environmental Phosphorus Monitoring Tool for Soils of the Eastern and Midwestern USA. ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, Oct 22-25 (oral presentation).
  • Mackowiak, C, B Dari, and VD Nair (2017). Plant influence soil phosphorus storage capacity in soils receiving alternative fertilizers. ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, Oct 22-25 (poster presentation).
  • Dari B, CL Mackowiak, VD Nair, and JP Shirley (2016). Soil phosphorus storage capacity in Florida soils receiving fertilizer alternatives. ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Nov 6-9 (oral presentation).
  • Dari B, CL Mackowiak, VD Nair and JP Shirley (2016). Use of biosolids in reducing phosphorus loss from Florida agricultural soils. 17th Annual Forum, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Sept 15 (poster presentation).
  • Dari B, VD Nair, WG Harris, R Mylavarapu (2015). Estimation of isotherm parameters: A simple and cost-effective procedure. ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, Nov 15-18 (poster presentation).
  • Schmidt CA, B Dari, N Chatterjee, DS Howlett, and VD Nair. Nutrient and Water Retention Dynamics of Biochar Produced from Pinyon- Juniper Forest Thinning in Nevada. ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, Nov 15-18 (Third place in student poster presentation).
  • Chatterjee N, B Dari, VD Nair, PKR Nair (2015). Phosphorus sorption behavior in biochar-amended soils. ASA, CSSA and SSSA ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, Nov 15-18 (poster presentation).
  • Dari B, VD Nair, WG Harris and R Mylavarapu (2014). Input parameters in phosphorus loss predictive models as applied to Spodosol and Ultisol horizons. ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, Nov 2-5 (Second place in graduate student oral presentation competition).
  • Dari B, VD Nair, R Mylavarapu and WG Harris (2014). Hardwood and poultry litter biochar effects on phosphorus sorption of soil. ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, Nov2-5 (Best graduate student award for poster presentation).
  • Dari B, VD Nair, R Mylavarapu and WG Harris (2014). Phosphorus sorption behaviour in manure-impacted soil amended with biochar. World Congress of Soil Science, Jeju, Korea, June 8-13 (poster presentation).
  • Dari B, VD Nair, WG Harris and R Mylavarapu (2013). Tools for predicting phosphorus release from soils of animal and agricultural production system. ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, Nov 3-6 (Second place in graduate student poster presentation competition).
  • Dari B, VD Nair and R Mylavarapu R. Obtaining model input parameters for predicting phosphorus leaching using PLEASE model. 14th Annual Forum, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Sept 6 (poster presentation).
  • Dari B, VD Nair, R Mylavarapu and WG Harris (2012). Relating “Freundlich  KF” parameters to the soil phosphorus saturation ratio. ASA Southern Branch Meeting, Orlando, FL, Feb 3-5 (First place in graduate student soil poster presentation contest)
  • Dari B, VD Nair, RD Rhue and R Mylavarapu (2012). Relation of Langmuir parameters to the soil phosphorus saturation ratio. ASA, CSSA and SSSA Annual Meeting held in Cincinnati, OH, Oct 21-24 (poster presentation).
  • Dari B, VD Nair, RD Rhue and R Mylavarapu (2012). Obtaining Langmuir parameters from a soil test solution. 13th Annual Forum, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Sept 7 (poster presentation).
  • Dari B, VD Nair, DA Graetz, and R Mylavarapu (2012). Soil phosphorus dynamics in a dairy farm during a seven-year period. 3rd Water Institute Symposium, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Feb 15-16 (poster presentation
  • *Dari B, SK Bal, SK Jalota, and J Mukherjee (2011). Growth, development and yield of direct seeded rice as influenced by irrigation regimes and microclimate variation. International Conference on Preparing Agriculture for Climate Change (ICPACC), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, Punjab, India, Feb, 2011 (poster presentation).

Extension Seminar, Presentation and Conference Proceeding

  • CW Rogers, B Dari, and H Neibling (2019). Irrigated Cereal Response to Nitrogen Applications to Improve Efficiencies for Yield and Protein. Western Nutrient Management Conference. Reno, USA (Conference Proceeding publications). INVITED
  • B Dari, CW Rogers, A Leytem and K Schroder (2018). Comparison of Soil Phosphorus Tests in Alkaline Calcareous Soils of Idaho. Idaho Nutrient Management Conference. Twin Falls, Idaho, USA (Conference Proceeding publications). INVITED
  • University of Idaho Cereal Field Day (Idaho Falls, ID). Presented two seminars on (i) Understanding Factors Controlling Ammonia Volatilization from Fertilizer Nitrogen Applications, and (ii) Best Management Practices for Minimizing Ammonia Volatilization from Fertilizer Nitrogen Applications in Idaho Crops (2019).
  • University of Idaho Cereal Field Day (Burly, ID). Presented two seminars on (i) Understanding Factors Controlling Ammonia Volatilization from Fertilizer Nitrogen Applications, and (ii) Best Management Practices for Minimizing Ammonia Volatilization from Fertilizer Nitrogen Applications in Idaho Crops (2019).
  • University of Idaho Cereal Field Day (Pocatello, ID). Presented two seminars on (i) Understanding Factors Controlling Ammonia Volatilization from Fertilizer Nitrogen Applications, and (ii) Best Management Practices for Minimizing Ammonia Volatilization from Fertilizer Nitrogen Applications in Idaho Crops (2019).
  • University of Idaho Cereal Field Day (Ashton, ID). Presented two seminars on (i) Understanding Factors Controlling Ammonia Volatilization from Fertilizer Nitrogen Applications, and (ii) Best Management Practices for Minimizing Ammonia Volatilization from Fertilizer Nitrogen Applications in Idaho Crops (2019).
  • University of Idaho Cereal Field Day (Preston, ID). Presented two seminars on (i) Understanding Factors Controlling Ammonia Volatilization from Fertilizer Nitrogen Applications, and (ii) Best Management Practices for Minimizing Ammonia Volatilization from Fertilizer Nitrogen Applications in Idaho Crops (2019).

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