Texas Tech University

Krishna Jagadish, Ph.D.

Professor | Thornton Distinguished Chair | TeCSIS Director | TAWC Coordinator | Davis College Water Center Director

Email: kjagadish.sv@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834 - 7953

Department of Plant and Soil Science
Texas Tech University
Bayer Plant Science Building
2911 15th Street
Mail Stop 2122
Lubbock, TX 79409-2122

Krishna Jagadish


Dr. Krishna Jagadish received his M.S. from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharward, India, and his Ph.D. in Agriculture (Crop Physiology) in 2007 from University of Reading, UK. Before joining Texas Tech University, he served as Scientist I, II and Deputy Division Head of the Crop and Environmental Sciences Division at the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines for 7 years and moved to Kansas State University as a tenured Associate Professor in 2015 and promoted to Professor in 2021.

Honors for Dr. Jagadish include the Kansas State Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Research Award (2021), International Fellow of the Indian Society of Plant Physiology (2021), and the Association for Agricultural Scientists of Indian Origin Outstanding Young Agricultural Scientist Award (2015). He is a member of the Crop Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, and the North American Plant Phenotyping Network. He was provided the prestigious Felix Scholarship (2003-2007) for his doctoral studies.

Research Interests

Dr. Jagadish is the Thornton Distinguished Chair of Plant & Soil Science with Texas Tech University, directing the research and coordinating the TeCSIS-TAWC program (Texas Coalition for Sustainable Integrated Systems Research and the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation).

During his tenure at K-State his research focus was on enhancing abiotic stress resilience, particularly heat and drought stress in different crops including sorghum, wheat, soybean, canola, corn and alfalfa. Dr. Jagadish's research has resulted in 144 international peer-reviewed publications with more than 8500 citations and a H index of 50. He has generated more than 16 million USD in grant funding, mentored more than 25 graduate students and serves as an associate editor for Field Crops Research.

His research program at Texas Tech focuses on optimizing forage-based cropping  systems, developing new tools to enhance water conservation and improve soil health. The goal of his program is to effectively integrate forage-crop-livestock components to enhance economic benefits and environmental sustainability in the Southern High Plains.

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