Bijesh Maharja
Panhandle Research and Extension Center

Website:

·Maharjan Soil Science Lab
·Cropwatch

Bijesh Maharjan

Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise: Soil and Water Sciences

Ph.D., Land and Atmospheric Science (Soil Science track), University of Minnesota, 2013

M.S., Environmental Engineering, University of North Dakota, 2008

B.S., Moscow State University of Food Production, Moscow, Russia, 2003

Area of Focus

Soil and Nutrient Management

Research & Extension Interests

  • Soil and nutrient management
  • Soil health
  • Water quality
  • Greenhouse gas emission
  • Precision Agriculture

Professional Memberships


Publications

Google Scholar publication list

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

2020

  • Maysoon, M., Qiao, X. and Maharjan, B. Soil Chemical Properties after 12 Years of tillage and Various crop rotation. Agronomy Journal.
  • Blanco, H., Creech, C., Easterly, A., Hergert, G., Nielsen, R., Lawrence, N., Kaiser, M. and Maharjan, B. Can Char Carbon Enhance Soil Properties and Crop Yields in Low-Carbon Soils? Insights after Two Years. Journal of Environmental Quality.
  • Maharjan, B., Das, S., and Acharya, B.S. 2020. Soil Health Gap: A concept to establish a benchmark for soil health management. Global Ecology and Conservation
  • Vashisht, B.B., Maharjan, B., Sharma, S., and Kaur, S. 2020. Soil quality and its potential indicators under different land use systems in the Shivaliks of Indian Punjab. Sustainability 12, 3490, 1-13.

2019

  • Panday, D., Mikha, M. M., Collins, H. P., Jin, V. L., Kaiser, M., Cooper, J., Malakar, A., and Maharjan, B. Optimum rates of surface applied coal char decreased soil ammonia volatilization loss. Journal of Environmental Quality. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20023
  • Vashisht, B.B., Maharjan, B., and Jalota, S. K. Management practice to optimize wheat yield and water use in changing climate. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/03650340.2019.1578957
  • Maharjan, B. and Gary W. Hergert. 2019. Composted cattle manure as a nitrogen source for sugar beet

2018

  • Tenorio, F.A.M., Eagle, A.J., McLellan, E.L., Cassman, K.G., Howard, R., Below, F.E., Clay, D.E., Coulter, J.A., Geyer, A.B., Joos, D.K., Lauer, J.G., Licht, M.A., Lindsey, A.J., Maharjan, B., Pittelkow, C.M., Thomison, P.R., Wortmann, C.S., Sadras, V.O., and Grassini, P. 2018. Assessing variation in maize grain nitrogen concentration and its implications for estimating nitrogen balance in the US North Central region. Field Crops Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2018.10.017
  • Panday, D., Maharjan, B., Chalise, D., Shrestha, R.K., and Twanabasu, B. 2018. Digital soil mapping in the Bara district of Nepal using kriging tool in ArcGIS. PLoS ONE. 13 (10): e0206350. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0206350

2017

  • Maharjan, B., Ferguson, R.B. and Slater, G. 2017. Irrigated corn productivity as influenced by nitrogen source, rate, and climatic conditions. Agronomy Journal 109:2957–2965.

2016

  • Maharjan, B., Rosen, C., Lamb, J., and Venterea, R. T. 2016. Corn response to nitrogen management under fully irrigated versus water-stressed conditions. Agronomy Journal 108:1-10.
  • Maharjan, B., Ferguson, R.B. and Slater, G. 2016. Polymer coated urea improved corn response compared to UAN irrespective of inter-annual climatic variation. Agronomy Journal 108: 509-518.

2015

  • Xianlong, P., Maharjan, B., Cailian, Y., Anyu, S. and Ferguson, R. B. 2015. A laboratory evaluation of ammonia volatilization and nitrate leaching following nitrogen fertilizer application on a coarse-textured soil. Agronomy Journal 107: 871-879.

2014

  • Maharjan, B. and Venterea, R. T. 2014. Anhydrous ammonia injection depth does not affect N2O emissions in a silt loam over two growing seasons. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43:1536-1545.
  • Maharjan, B., Venterea, R. T. and Rosen, C. 2014. Fertilizer and irrigation management effects on nitrous oxide emissions and nitrate leaching. Agronomy Journal 106: 703-714.

2013

  • Maharjan, B. and Venterea, R. T. 2013. Nitrite intensity explains nitrogen management effects on nitrous oxide emissions in maize. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 66: 229-238.
  • Maharjan, B., Korom, S.F., and Smith, E.A., 2013. Electron donor concentrations in sediments and sediment properties at the agricultural chemicals team research site near New Providence, Iowa, 2006–07: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 737, p. 17.

2011

  • Venterea R. T., Maharjan, B. and Dolan, M.S. 2011. Fertilizer source and tillage effects on yield scaled nitrous oxide emissions in a corn cropping system. Journal of Environmental Quality, 40:1521-1531.

Book Chapters

  • Maharjan, B., Das, S., and Hergert, G. (in print) Limited Irrigation for managing declining water resources in the U.S. High Plains. In: (ed. Ray, C., and Muddu, S.) Managing Impacts to Water Quality in Production Agriculture. Springer.
  • Panday, D., Ferguson, R.B. and Maharjan, B. 2018. Flue gas desulfurization gypsum as soil amendment. In: (ed. Rakshit A., Sarkar B. and Abhilash, P.C.) Soil Amendments for Sustainability-Challenges and Perspectives. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group. p 199-208.

Proceedings Publications

  • Ghimire, D., and Maharjan, B. 2020. Nitrogen management in dryland winter wheat to improve grain yield and protein. Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Maharjan, B., Sindelar, M., Puntel, L., Iqbal, J., Liang, W., and Wortmann, C. 2020. Soil Amendments. NE Extension Crop Production Clinic Proceedings
  • Ferguson, R.B., Maharjan, B., Wortmann, C.S., and Krienke, B. 2019. Nitrogen inhibitors for improved fertilizer use efficiency. NE Extension Crop Production Clinic Proceedings
  • Krienke, B., Ferguson, R.B., Irmak, S., Rudnick, D., Shapiro, S., Shaver, T., Glewen, K., Maharjan, B., Wortmann, C.S., and Naser, M. 2019. Profit and nitrogen use efficiency gain using sensor guided fertigation. NE Extension Crop Production Clinic Proceedings
  • Wortmann, C.S., Maharjan, B., and Krienke, B. 2019. Fertilizer P for Corn: Update of research findings and revised recommendations. NE Extension Crop Production Clinic Proceedings
  • Maharjan, B. 2018. Introducing Precision Ag Tools to over-100 year old Historical Experiment. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. Monticello, IL: International Society of Precision Agriculture
  • Maharjan, B. 2018. Industry byproduct as a potential soil amendment for Great Plains. Proceedings of the Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference. Denver, CO. Vol. 17: 73-76
  • Panday, D. and Maharjan, B. 2018. Yield response and ammonia volatilization in variably irrigated corn in western Nebraska. Proceedings of the Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference. Denver, CO. Vol. 17: 162-168
  • Maharjan, B., Wortmann, C.S., Shapiro, C., Ferguson, R.B., Garcia, J.P., Shaver, T.M., and Krienke, B. 2018. Crop residue and high-carbon char: Potential soil conservation tools. NE Extension Crop Production Clinic Proceedings, 42-45
  • Wortmann, C.S., Shapiro, C., Ferguson, R.B., Garcia, J.P., Shaver, T.M., Krienke, B., and Maharjan, B. 2018. Adaptation of canopy sensor guided in-season nitrogen application for manured fields. NE Extension Crop Production Clinic Proceedings, 46-49
  • Shapiro, C., Wortmann, C.S., Ferguson, R.B., Shaver, T.M., Krienke, B., Maharjan, B., and Hergert, G. 2017. The long view of nitrogen recommendations from Nebraska Extension. NE Extension Crop Production Clinic Proceedings, 202-205.
  • Krienke, B., Ferguson, R., and Maharjan, B. 2015. Using an unmanned aerial vehicle to evaluate nitrogen variability and distance effect with an active crop canopy sensor. Precision Agriculture ’15: 143-150.

Extension Publications

NebGuides
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources)

  • Wortmann, C.S., B. Krienke, R.B. Ferguson, and Maharjan, B. 2018. Fertilizer recommendations for soybean. NebGuide. Nebraska Extension.
  • Maharjan, B., Tim M. Shaver, C. S. Wortmann, C. A. Shapiro, R. B. Ferguson, B. Krienke, and Z. P. Stewart. 2018. Micronutrient management in Nebraska. NebGuide. Nebraska Extension.
  • Adesemoye, T., Shapiro, C., Rethwisch, M. and Maharjan, B. 2017. Biologicals in nutrient management. NebGuide. Nebraska Extension.
  • Wortmann, C.S., Garcia, J. P., Shapiro, C.A., Shaver, T.M., Ferguson, R.B., Maharjan, B., Blanco, H., Ruis, S. and Little, R. S. 2017. Soil management for increased soil organic matter. NebGuide G2283. Nebraska Extension.

CropWatch
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources)

2020

  • Maharjan, B., Puntel, L., Iqbal, J., and Wortmann, C. 2020. Fertilizer-nitrogen Injury.  Wortmann, C., Puntel, L., Iqbal, J., and Maharjan, B. 2020. Agronomic Management for Reduced Nitrate Leaching.
  • Iqbal, J., Wortmann, C., Puntel, L., and Maharjan, B. 2020. Tips for In-season Nitrogen Management in Corn.

2019

  • Maharjan, B., Sindelar, M., Puntel, L., Iqbal, J., Liang, W., and Wortmann, C. 2020. Soil Amendments.
  • Iqbal, J., Puntel, L., Maharjan, B., Wortmann, C. 2019. Soil Sampling for Better Fertilization Decisions.
  • Iqbal, J., Puntel, L., Maharjan, B., Wortmann, C. 2019. Considerations for Fall Fertilizer- Nitrogen Application.
  • Maharjan, B., Ghimire, D., Creech, C., Rose, D., Mueller, N., Shi, Y., Santra, D., Easterly, A., Puntel, L., Regassa, T. 2019. New Study Helping to Guide Future Nitrogen Management of Winter Wheat for Grain Yield, Protein, and Bread Quality.
  • Wortmann, C., Ferguson, R., Maharjan, B. Fertilizer Suggestions for Corn.
  • Shapiro, C., Ferguson, R., Wortmann, C., Maharjan, B., Krienke, B. 2019. Nutrient Management Suggestions for Corn Updated in EC117.
  • Wortmann, C., Maharjan, B. 2019. In-season Nitrogen Management for Corn in 2019.  Wortmann, C., Maharjan, B., Krienke, B. 2019. More on Nutrient Management for 2019.
  • Wortmann, C., Ferguson, R., Schepers, J., Maharjan, B., Krienke, B. 2019) Overall Efficiency of Fertilizer Nitrogen Use for Corn Production in Nebraska.
  • Wortmann, C., Maharjan, B. 2019. Nutrient Management Issues for 2019  Maharjan, B., Wortmann, C., DeBoer, K., Krienke, B., Mueller, N. Topdressing Winter Wheat with Fertilizer Nitrogen.  Ferguson, R., Maharjan, B., Wortmann, C. 2019. Nitrogen Inhibitors for Improved Fertilizer Use Efficiency.
  • Wortmann, C., Krienke, B., Maharjan, B. 2019. Fertilizer Recommendation for Soybean
  • Wortmann, C., Maharjan, B., Krienke, B. 2019. Fertilizer P for Corn: Update of Research Findings and Revised Recommendations
  • Krienke, B., Ferguson, R., Irmak, S., Rudnick, D., Shapiro, C., Shaver, T., Glewen, K., Maharjan, B., Wortmann, C., Naser, M. 2019. Profit and Nitrogen Use Efficiency Gain Using Sensor-Guided Fertigation.

2018

2017

  • Maharjan, B., R. B. Ferguson, C. A. Shapiro, C. S. Wortmann, Tim M. Shaver, and B. Krienke. Aug 29, 2017. Fertilizer management for winter wheat.
  • Maharjan, B., R. B. Ferguson, C. A. Shapiro, C. S. Wortmann, Tim M. Shaver, and B. Krienke. 2017. Fertilizer management for winter wheat. Cropwatch. Nebraska Extension.
  • Virginia L. Jin, Maharjan, B., and L. M. Bastos. Managing nitrogen to reduce losses as nitrous oxide. 2017. Cropwatch. Nebraska Extension.

Technical Reports

  • Maharjan, B., Korom, S.F., and Smith, E.A., 2013. Electron donor concentrations in sediments and sediment properties at the agricultural chemicals team research site near New Providence, Iowa, 2006–07: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 737, 17 p.
  • Maharjan, B. and Korom, S. F. 2009. Correlation of electron donor concentrations in sediments with sediment properties: New Providence, Iowa. Technical Report No: ND09-01. North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute. Fargo, North Dakota