K. Raja Reddy

Research Professor

Specialty: Environmental Plant Physiology

Mailing Address:

Box 9555
Mississippi State, MS
39762

Physical Address:

100 Northfarm Building 32
Mississippi State, MS
39762

Contact:

Email:krr1@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-9463

Education:

  • Ph.D., Sri Venkateswara University, India
  • M.Sc., Sri Venkateswara University, India
  • B.Sc., Sri Venkateswara University, India

Research/Extension Assignments:

  • Environmental control of plant growth and development
  • Crop simulation modeling and applications
  • Global Change biology
  • Remote sensing applications in natural resource management

Teaching Assignments:

Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • Biological Systems Simulation Working Group
  • Gamma Sigma Delta, MSU Chapter
  • Associations of agricultural Scientists of Indian Origin
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Biological Systems Simulation Working Group
  • Gamma Sigma Delta, MSU Chapter

Awards:

  • 2011 Outstanding Research Award in Cotton Physiology, Arysta Life Science Corporation

Publications

2017
Singh, B., K. R. Reddy, E.D. Redoña, T. Walker. 2017. Developing a screening tool for osmotic stress tolerance classification of rice cultivars based on in vitro seed germination. Crop Sci. 57:387-394. Download
2017
Singh, B., K.R. Reddy, E.D. Redoña, T. Walker. 2017. Screening of rice cultivars for morpho-physiological responses to early-season soil moisture stress. Rice Science 24:322-335. Download
2015
Abukari, I. A., M.W. Shankle, K.R. Reddy. 2015. Effect of S-metolachlor and rainfall on sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatus (L.) Lam] growth and development. Scientia Horticulturae 185:98-104. Download
2015
Abukari, I. A., M.W. Shankle, K.R. Reddy. 2015. Response of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatus (L.) Lam] to S-metolachlor and rainfall under three temperature regimes. American Journal of Plant Science 6:702-717. Download
2015
Gajanayake, B., K.R. Reddy, and M.W. Shankle. 2015. Qualifying growth and developmental responses of sweetpotato to mid and late season temperature. Agronomy Journal 107:1854-1862. Download
2015
Lokhande, S. K., K. R. Reddy. 2015. Reproductive performance and fiber quality responses of cotton to potassium nutrition. American Journal of Plant Sciences 6:911-924. Download
2015
Lokhande, S., and K.R. Reddy. 2015. Cotton reproductive and fiber quality responses to nitrogen nutrition. International Journal of Plant Production 9:191-209. Download
2015
Mujahid, H., K. Pendarvis, J. S. Reddy, B. R. R. Nallamilli, K. R. Reddy, B. Naduri, Z. Peng. 2015. Comparative proteomic analysis of cotton fiber development and protein Extraction method comparison in late stage fibers. Protemes 4(7): 1-18. Download
2015
Nandula, V. K., D. L. Poston, C. H. Koger, K. N. Reddy, K. R. Reddy. 2015. Morpho-physiological characterization of glyphosate-resistant and -susceptible horseweed (Conyza canadensis) biotypes of us Midsouth. American Journal of Plant Sciences 6:47-56. Download
2015
Singh, R. P., P. V. V. Prasad, K. R. Reddy. 2015. Climate Change: Implications for Stakeholders in Genetic Resources and Seed Sector. Pages 117-180 in D.L. Sparks, editor, Advances in Agronomy, Volume 129. Elsevier. Download
2015
Wijewardana, C., M. Hock, W. B. Henry, K. R. Reddy. 2015. Screening corn hybrids for cold tolerance using morphological traits for early-season seeding. Crop Science 55:851-867. Download
2014
Gajanayake, B., Reddy, K.R., Shankle, M.W., and Arancibia, R.A. 2014. Growth, developmental, and physiological responses of two sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L. [Lam]) cultivars to early season soil moisture deficit. Scientia Horticulturae, Vol. 168: 218-228. Download
2014
Gajanayake, B., Reddy, K.R., Shankle, M.W., Arancibia, R.A., and Villordon, A.O.. 2014. Quantifying Storage Root Initiation, Growth, and Developmental Responses of Sweetpotato to Early Season Temperature. Agronomy Journal, Vol. 106(5): 1795-1804. Download
2014
Lokhande, S. and Reddy, K.R. 2014. Quantifying Temperature Effects on Cotton Reproductive Efficiency and Fiber Quality. Agronomy Journal, Vol. 106(4): 1275-1282. Download
2014
Lokhande, S. and Reddy, K.R. 2014. Reproductive and Fiber Quality Responses of Upland Cotton to Moisture Deficiency. Agronomy Journal, Vol. 106(3): 1060-1069. Download
2014
Meyers, S.L., Arancibia, R.A., Shankle, M.W., Main, J., Gajanayake, B., and Reddy, K.R. 2014. Sweet Potato Storage Root Initiation. Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication 2809, Mississippi State University. Download
2014
Reddy, K.R., R. Seepaul, W. Henry, B. Gajanayake, S. Lokhande, and D. Brand. 2014. Maize (Zea mays L.) Yield and Aflatoxin Accumulation Responses to Exogenous Glycinebetaine Application. International Journal of Plant Production, Vol. 8(2):271-290. Download
2014
Seepaul, R., B. Macoon, K.R. Reddy, and W.B. Evans.2014. Harvest Frequency and Nitrogen Effects on Yield, Chemical Characteristics, and Nutrient Removal of Switchgrass. Agronomy Journal, Vol. 106(5):1805-1816. Download
2014
Singh, S.K., K.R. Reddy, V.R. Reddy, and W. Gao. 2014. Maize growth and developmental responses to temperature and ultraviolet-B radiation interaction. PhotoSynthetica, Vol. 52(2):262-271. Download
2014
Temu, V., B.S. Baldwin, K.R. Reddy, S. Riffell, and L.W. Burger. 2014. Wildlife Habitat Quality (Sward Structure and Ground Cover) Response of Mixed Native Warm-Season Grasses to Harvesting. Environments, Vol. 1(1):75-91. Download
2014
Thorp, K.R., S. Ale, M.P. Bange, E.M. Barnes, G. Hoogenboom, R.J. Lascano, A.C. McCarthy, S. Nair, J.O. Paz, N. Rajan, K.R. Reddy, G.W. Wall, J.W. White. 2014. Development and Application of Process-based Simulation Models for Cotton Production: A Review of Past, Present, and Future Directions. Journal of Cotton Science, Vol. 18(1): 10-47. Download
2013
Gajanayake, B., K.R. Reddy, M.W. Shankle, and R. Arancibia. 2013. Early-season Soil Moisture Deficit Reduces Sweetpotato Storage Root Initiation and Development. HortScience, Vol. 48:1457-1462. Download
2013
Reddy, K.R., W. Henry, R. Seepaul, S. Lokhande, B. Gajanayake, D. Brand. 2013. Exogenous application of glycinebetaine facilitates maize (Zea mays L.) growth under water deficit conditions. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture 3(1):1-13. Download
2013
Singh, R.P., and K.R. Reddy. 2013. Impact of Climate Change and Farm Management. Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 1(1):53-72. Download
2013
Singh, R.P., P.V. Prasad, and K.R. Reddy. 2013. Impacts of changing climate and climate variability on seed production and seed industry. Advances in Agronomy 118:49-110. Download
2013
Singh, R.P., P.V. Prasad, and K.R. Reddy. 2013. Impacts of Changing Climate and Climate Variability on Seed Production and Seed Industry. Advances in Agronomy, Vol. 118:49-110. Download
2012
Bandara, G., K.R. Reddy, M.W. Shankle, and A. Arancibia. 2012. Sweetpotato growth and developmental responses to soil moisture deficits during the early-season. HortScience 47 (9):S43.
2012
Bryson, C.T., K.N. Reddy, J.D. Byrd. 2012. Growth, development, and morphological differences among native and nonnative prickly nightshades (Solanum spp.) of the Southeastern United States. Invasive Plant Science and Management 5(3):341-352. Download
2012
Liang, X.Z., M. Xu, W. Gao, K.R. Reddy, K. Kunkel, D.L. Schmoldt, A.N. Samel. 2012. A distributed cotton growth model developed from GOSSYM and its parameter determination. Agronomy Journal 104(3):661-674. Download
2012
Liang, X.Z., M. Xu, W. Gao, K.R. Reddy, K. Kunkel, D.L. Schmoldt, A.N. Samel. 2012. Physical modeling of U.S. cotton yields and climate stresses during 1979-2005. Agronomy Journal, Vol. 104(3):675-683. Download
2012
Reddy, V.R., D.H. Fleisher, D.J. Timlin, V. Anbumozhi, K.R. Reddy, Y. Yang. 2012. Monitoring the vulnerability and need for adaptation planning for food security. In pages 36-46, V. Anbumozhi, M. Breiling, S. Pathmarajah, V.R. Reddy, editors; Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific: How Can Countries Adapt? 1st Edition. New Delhi, India: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd. Ed.
2012
Seepaul, R., B. Macoon, K.R. Reddy. 2012. Ecotypic differences in switchgrass seed germination responses to in vitro osmotic water stress. Seed Technology 34:173-181.
2011
Gajanayake, B., B.W. Trader, K.R. Reddy, R.L. Harkess. 2011. Thermotolerance classification of ornamental pepper cultivars using seed germination traits. Seed Technology 33(2):134-146.
2011
Gajanayake, K., B.W. Trader, K.R. Reddy, R.L. Harkess. 2011. Screening ornamental pepper cultivars for temperature tolerance using pollen and physiological parameters. HortScience 46 (6):878-884.
2011
Krishnan, P., B. Ramakrishnan, K.R. Reddy, and V.R. Reddy. 2011. High temperature effects on rice growth, yield, and grain quality. Advances in Agronomy 111:87-206. Download
2011
Seepaul, R., B. Macoon, K.R. Reddy, B.S. Baldwin. 2011. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) intraspecific variation and thermotolerance classification using in vitro seed germination assay. American Journal of Plant Sciences 2(2):134-147. Download
2011
Singh, R.P., P.V. Prasad, A.K. Sharma, K.R. Reddy. 2011. Impacts of high-temperature stress and potential opportunities for breeding. Pages 166-185, Chapter 5, in Crops Adaptation to Climate Change, Blackwell Publishers.
2011
Singh, S.K.,K.R. Reddy. 2011. Regulation of photosynthesis, fluorescence, stomatal conductance and water-use efficiency of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata [L.] Walp.) under drought. Journal of Photochenistry and Photobiology B: Biology 105(1):40-50. Download
2010
Kakani, V.G., K.R. Reddy. 2010. Reflectance properties, leaf photosynthesis and growth of nitrogen deficient big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii). Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 196:(5):379-390. Download
2010
Landivar, J.A., K.R. Reddy, H.F. Hodges. 2010. Physiological simulation of cotton growth and yield. Pages 318-331 in Physiology of Cotton. New York, NY.
2010
Reddy, K.R., P.V. Prasad, S.K. Singh. 2010. Effects of ultraviolet-B radiation and its interactions with climate change factor on agricultural crop growth and yield. Chapter 14, Pages 395-436 in W. Gao, J.r. Slusser, D.L. Schmoldt, editors, UV Radiation in Global Climate Change: Measurements, Modeling and Effects on Ecosystems. Springer and Tsinghua University Press.
2010
Reddy, K.R., S.K. Matcha. 2010. Quantifying nitrogen effects on castor bean (Ricinus communis L.) development, growth, and photosynthesis. Industrial Crops and Products 31(1):185-191. Download
2010
Reddy, K.R., S.K. Matcha. 2010. Remote sensing algorithms for castor bean nitrogen and pigment assessment for fertility management. Industrial Crops and Products 32(3):411-419. Download
2010
Singh, S.K., V.G. Kakani, G. Surabhi, K.R. Reddy. 2010. Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata [L.] Walp.) genotypes response to multiple abiotic stresses. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 100(3):135-146. Download
2010
Zhao, D., K.R. Reddy, V.G. Kakani, J.J. Read. 2010. Remote-sensing algorithms for estimating nitrogen uptake and nitrogen-use efficiency in cotton. Acta Agriculturae 60(6):500-509. Download
2009
Fleisher, D.H., D.J. Timlin, Y. Yang, V.R. Reddy, K.R. Reddy. 2009. Uniformity of soil-plant-atmosphere-research chambers. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 52(5):1721-1731. Download
2009
Surabhi, G., K.R. Reddy, S.K. Singh. 2009. Photosynthesis, fluorescence, shoot biomass and seed weight responses of three cowpea (Vigna unguiculata [L.] Walp.) cultivars with contrasting sensitivity to UV-B radiation. Environmental and Experimental Botany 66(2):160-171. Download
2008
Kakani, V.G., K.J. Boote, K.R. Reddy, D.J. Lang. 2008. Response of bahiagrass carbon assimilation and photosystem to below optium temperatures. Functional Plant Biology 35(12):1243-1254. Download
2008
Reddy, K.R., V.G. Kakani, H.F. Hodges. 2008. Exploring the use of the environmental productivity index concept for crop production and modeling. Chapter 13, Pages 387-410 in Response of Crops to Limited Water: Understanding and Modeling of Water Stress Effects on Plant Growth Processes. Advances in Agriculture Systems Modeling Series 1, Madison, WI.
2008
Singh, S.K., G. Surabhi, W. Gao, K.R. Reddy. 2008. Assessing genotypic variability of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata [L.] Walp.) to current and projected ultraviolet-B radiation. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 93(2):71-81. Download
2008
Singh, S.K., V.G. Kakani, D. Brand, B.S. Baldwin, K.R. Reddy. 2008. Assessment of cold and heat-tolerance of winter grown canola (Brassica napus L.) cultivars by pollen-based parameters. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 194(3):225-236.Download
2007
Kakani, V.G., G. Surabhi, K.R. Reddy. 2007. Photosyntesis and fluorescence responses of C4 plant Andropogon gerardii acclimated to temperature and carbon dioxide. Photosynthetica 46(3):420-430. Download
2007
Kakani, V.G., K.R. Reddy. 2007. Temperature response of C4 species big bluestem (Andropogon geradii) is modifies by growing carbon dioxide concentration. Environmental and Experimental Botany 61(3):281-290.Download
2007
Koti, S., K.R. Reddy, G.W. Lawrence, V.R. Reddy, V.G. Kakani, D. Zhao, W. Gao. 2007. Effect of enhanced UV-B radiation on reniform nematode (Rotylenchulus reniformis Linford and Oliveira) populations in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Plant Pathology Journal 6(1):51-59. Download
2007
Koti, S., K.R. Reddy, V.G. Kakani, D. Zhao, W. Gao. 2007. Effects of carbon dioxide, temperature and ultraviolet-B radiation and their interactions on soybean (Glycine max L.) growth and development. Environmental and Experimental Botany 60(1):1-10. Download
2007
Reddy, K.R.,V.G. Kakani. 2007. Screening Capsicum species of different origins for high temperature tolerance by in vitro pollen germination and pollen tube length. Scientia Horticulturae 112(2):130-135.Download
2007
Salem, M., V.G. Kakani, S. Koti, K.R. Reddy. 2007. Pollen-based screening of soybean genotypes for high temperatures. Crop Science 47(1):219-231. Download
2006
Kakani, V.G., K.R. Reddy, D. Zhao. 2006. Deriving a simple spectral reflectance ratio to determne cotton leaf water potential. Journal of New Seeds 8(3):11-27. Download
2006
Mostovoy, G.V., R.L. King, K.R. Reddy, V.G. Kakani, M.F. Filippova. 2006. Statistical estimation of daily maximum and minimum air temperatures from MODIS LST data over the state of Mississippi. GIScience and Remote Sensing 43(1):78-110. Download
2006
Read, J.J., K.R. Reddy, J.N. Jenkins. 2006. Yield and fiber quality of cotton as Influenced by nitrogen and potassium nutrition. European Journal of Agronomy 24(3):282-290. Download
2006
Reddy, K.R., H.F. Hodges. 2006. Exploring the limitations for cotton growth and yield. Journal of New Seeds 8(2):1-22. Download
2005
Kakani, V.G., K.R. Reddy, S. Koti, T.P. Wallace, P.V. Prasad, V.R. Reddy, D. Zhao. 2005. Differences in in vitro pollen germination and pollen tube growth of cotton cultivars in response to high temperature. Annals of Botany 96(1):59-67. Download
2005
Koti, S., K.R. Reddy, V.R. Reddy, V.G. Kakani, D. Zhao. 2005. Interactive effects of carbon dioxide, temperature, and ultraviolet-B radiation on soybean (Glaycine max L.) flower and pollen morphology, pollen production, germination and tube lengths. Journal of Experimental Botany 56(412):725-736. Download
2005
Reddy, K.R., D. Zhao. 2005. Interactive effects of elevated CO2 and potassium deficiency on photosynthesis, growth, and biomass partitioning of cotton. Field Crops Research 94(2-3):201-213. Download
2005
Reddy, K.R., P.V. Prasad, V.G. Kakani. 2005. Crop responses to elevated carbon dioxide and interactions with temperature. Pages 157-191 in Z. Tuba, editor, Ecological Responses and Adaptations of Crops to Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide. Food Products Press, Binghamton, NY.
2005
Zhao, D., K.R. Reddy, P. Starks, 2005. Assessment of N status of cotton and forage plant using remote sensing. Pages 1104-1105 in C.J. Li, et al., editors, Plant nutrition for food security, human health and environmental protection, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, China.
2005
Zhao, D., K.R. Reddy, V.G. Kakani, J.J. Read, S. Koti. 2005. Selection of optimum reflectance ratio for estimating leaf nitrogen and chlorophyll concentrations of field-grown cotton. Agronomy Journal 97(1):89-98. Download
2005
Zhao, D., K.R. Reddy, V.G. Kakani, S. Koti, W. Gao. 2005. Physiological causes of cotton fruit abscission under conditions of high temperature and enhanced ultraviolet-B radiation. Physiologia Plantarum 124(2):189-199. Download
2005
Zhao, D., K.R. Reddy, V.G. Kakani, V.R. Reddy. 2005. Nitrogen deficiency effects on plant growth, leaf photosynthesis, and hyperspectral reflectance properties of sorghum. European Journal of Agronomy 22(4):391-403. Download