Raju  Bheemanahalli Rangappa

Raju Bheemanahalli Rangappa

Assistant Research Professor

Agronomy - Plant Stress Physiology

Mailing Address:
Box 9555
MS State, MS 39762
Physical Address:
424 Dorman Hall
MS State, MS 39762


  • Beegum, S., V. Truong, R. Bheemanahalli, D. Brand, V.R. Reddy, K.R. Reddy. 2023. Developing functional relationships between waterlogging and cotton growth and physiology - towards waterlogging modeling. Frontiers in Plant Science 14:1174682.  Download
  • Bheemanahalli, R., Krishnan, B.S., Wijewardane, N.K., Samiappan, S., Reddy, K.R. (2023). Remote Sensing Algorithms and Their Applications in Plant Phenotyping. In: Harohalli Masthigowda, M., Gopalareddy, K., Khobra, R., Singh, G., Pratap Singh, G. (eds) Translating Physiological Tools to Augment Crop Breeding. Springer, Singapore. Download
  • Doddaraju, P., Dharmappa, P.M., Thiagarayaselvam, A., Vijayaraghavareddy, P., Bheemanahalli, R., Basavaraddi, P.A., Malagondanahalli, M.K.V., Kambalimath, S., Thulasiram, H.V. and Sreeman, S.M., 2023. Comprehensive analysis of physiological and metabolomic responses to drought reveals specific modulation of acquired tolerance mechanisms in Rice. Physiologia Plantarum, p.e13917.  Download
  • Gupta, S., V.S. Lekshmy, K.R. Reddy, S.R. Stetina, R. Bheemanahalli. 2023. Resilience of cotton cultivars to chilling stress during germination. Plant Physiology Reports. Download
  • Monika, K., P. Krishnan, S. Prasad, A. Vashisht, S. Duhan, K.R. Reddy. 2023. biosensing technology interventions for the detection of nitrate and nitrite contamination in environment and foods. D. L. Sparks (Ed.), Advances in Agronomy 183:58 pp. Download
  • Olorunwa, O.J., Adhikari, B., Brazel, S., Bheemanahalli, R., Barickman, T.C. and Reddy, K.R., 2023. Waterlogging stress reduces cowpea Vigna unguiculata L.) genotypes growth, seed yield, and quality at different growth stages: Implications for developing tolerant cultivars under field conditions. Agricultural Water Management, 284, p.108336.  Download
  • Poudel, S., B. Adhikari, J. Dhillon, K.R. Reddy, S.R. Stetina, R. Bheemanahalli. 2023. Quantifying physiological, yield, and quality plasticity of Southern USA soybeans under heat stress. Plant Stress 9:100195. Download
  • Poudel, S., Vennam, R.R., Shrestha, A., Reddy, K.R., Wijewardane, N.K., Reddy, K.N. and Bheemanahalli, R., 2023. Resilience of soybean cultivars to drought stress during flowering and early-seed setting stages. Scientific Reports, 13(1), p.1277.  Download
  • Shrestha, A., R. Bheemanahalli, A. Ardeshir, S. Samiappan, J.M.P. Czarnecki, C.D. McCraine, K.R. Reddy, R. Morehead. 2023. Phenological stage and vegetation index for predicting corn yield under rainfed environment. Frontiers in Plant Science 14:1168732. Download
  • Silva, F.H.C.A., R. Bheemanahalli, K.R. Reddy, X. Zhang, R.R. Vennam. 2023. Comparison of UV, visible and near-infrared, and mid-infrared spectrometers to estimate maize and sorghum leaf nutrients using dry-intact and ground leaves. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 211:108001.  Download
  • Taduri, S., R. Bheemanahalli, C. Wijewardana, A.A. Lone, S.L. Meyers, M. Shankle, W. Gao, K. R. Reddy. 2023. Sweetpotato cultivars responses to interactive effects of warming, drought, and elevated carbon dioxide. Frontiers in Genetics. Download
  • Vennam, R.R., S. Poudel, P. Ramamoorthy, S. Samiappan, K.R. Reddy, R. Bheemanahalli. 2023. Impact of soil moisture stress during the silk emergence and grain-filling in maize. Physiologia Plantarum e14029. Download
  • Whatley, C.R., Wijewardane, N.K., Bheemanahalli, R., Reddy, K.R. and Lu, Y., 2023. Effects of fine grinding on mid-infrared spectroscopic analysis of plant leaf nutrient content. Scientific Reports, 13(1), p.6314.  Download
  • Alsajri, F. A., C. Wijewardana, R. Bheemanahalli, J. T. Irby, J. Krutz, B. Golden, V. R. Reddy, K. R. Reddy. 2022. Morpho-physiological, yield, and transgenerational seed germination responses of soybean to temperature. Frontiers in Plant Science 13:839270.  Download
  • Bheemanahalli, R., B.S. Krishnan, N.K. Wijewardana, S. Samiappan, and K.R. Reddy. 2022. Remote sensing algorithms and their applications in plant phenotyping. In: M. Horbohalli Masshinggowda et al. (Eds), Translating physiological tools to augment crop breeding, Springer Nature, Singapore Pvt. Ltd. 2023,  Download
  • Bheemanahalli, R., R.R. Vennam, P. Ramamoorthy, and K.R. Reddy. 2022. Effects of post-flowering heat and drought stresses on physiology, yield, and quality in maize (Zea mays L.). Plant Stress, 6: Download
  • Bheemanahalli, R., S. Poudel, F. A. Alsajri, K. R. Reddy. 2022. Phenotyping of Southern United States soybean cultivars for potential seed weight and seed quality compositions. Agronomy 12(4):839.  Download
  • Chiluwal, A., R. Perumal, H. P. Poudel, K. Muleta, T. Ostmeyer, L. Fedenia, M. Pokharel, S. R. Bean, D. Sebela, R. Bheemanahalli, H. Oumarou, P. Klein, W. L. Rooney, S. V. K. Jagadish. 2022. Genetic control of source-sink relationships in grain sorghum. Planta 255:40. Download
  • Hein, N. T., S. M. Impa, D. Wagner, R. Bheemanahalli, R. Kumar, M. Tiwari, P. V. V. Prasad, M. Tilley, X. Wu, M. Neilsen, S. V. K. Jagadish. 2022. Grain micronutrient composition and yield components in field-grown wheat are negatively impacted by high night-time temperature. Cereal Chemistry. Download
  • Persaud, L., R. Bheemanahalli, R. Seepaul, K.R. Reddy, and B. Macoon. 2022. Low- and high-temperature phenotypic diversity of Brassica carinata genotypes for early-season growth and development. Frontiers in Plant Science, 13:900011.  Download
  • Ramamoorthy, P., R. Bheemanahalli, S. L. Meyers, M. W. Shankle. K. R. Reddy. 2022. Drought, low nitrogen stress, and ultraviolet-b radiation effects on growth, development, and physiology of sweetpotato cultivars during early season. Genes 13:156.  Download
  • Ramamoorthy, P., S. Samiappan, M.J. Wubben, J.P. Brooks, A. Shrestha, R.M. Panda, K.R. Reddy, and R. Bheemanahalli. 2022. Hyperspectral reflectance and machine learning approaches for the detection of drought and root-knot nematode infestation in cotton. Remote Sensing, 14: 4021.  Download
  • Taduri, S., R. Bheemanahalli, C. Wijewardana, A.A. Lone, S.L. Meyers, M. Shankle, W. Gao, and K. R. Reddy. 2022. Sweetpotato cultivars responses to interactive effects of warming, drought, and elevated carbon dioxide. Frontiers in Genetics, 13:1080125. Download
  • Vennam, R.R., P. Ramamoorthy, S. Poudel, K.R. Reddy, W.H. Henry, R. Bheemanahalli. 2022. Developing functional relationships between soil moisture content and maize early season physiology, growth, and development. Plants 12(13):2471. Download
  • Wang, C., D. Caragea, N. K. Narayana, N. T. Hein, R. Bheemanahalli, I. M. Somayanda, S. V. K. Jagadish. 2022. Deep learning based high-throughput phenotyping of chalkiness in rice exposed to high night temperature. Plant Methods 18:9.  Download
  • Bheemanahalli, R., B. Gajaayake, S. Lokhande, K. Singh, R. Seepaul, P. Collins, K. R. Reddy. 2021. Physiological and pollen-based screening of shrub roses for hot and drought environments. Scientia Horticulturae 282:110062.  Download
  • Bheemanahalli, R., C. Wang, E. Bashir, A. Chiluwal, M. Pokharel, R. Perumal, N. Moghimi, T. Ostmeyer, D. Caragea, S. V. K. Jagadish. 2021. Classical phenotyping and deep learning concur on genetics of stomatal density and area in sorghum. Plant Physiology 186(3):1562-1579. Download
  • Bheemanahalli, R., M. Knight, C. Quinones, C. J. Doherty, S. V. K. Jagadish. 2021. Genome-wide association study and gene network analyses reveal potential candidate genes for high night temperature tolerance in rice. Scientific Reports 11:6747. Download
  • Kakar, N., R. Bheemanahalli, S. Jumaa, E. Redoña, M. Warburton, K.R. Reddy. 2021. Assessment of agro-morphological, physiological and yield traits diversity among tropical rice. PeerJ 9:e11752.  Download
  • Munyon, J. W., R. Bheemanahalli, C. H. Walne, K. R. Reddy. 2021. Developing functional relationships between temperature and cover crop species vegetative growth and development. Agronomy Journal 113(2):1333-1348.  Download
  • Reddy, K. R., A. Seghal, S. Jumaa, R. Bheemanahalli, N. Kakar, E. D. Redona, C. Wijewardana, F. A. Alsajri, D. Chastain, W. Gao, S. Taduri, A. A. Lone. 2021. Morpho-physiological characterization of diverse rice genotypes for seedling stage high- and low-temperature tolerance. Agronomy 11:112. Download
  • Samiappan, S., R. Bheemanahalli, M. Zhou, J. Brooks, M. Wubben. 2021. Early detection of root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) infestation in cotton using hyperspectral data. Proceedings of 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium pp. 5849-5852. Download
  • Somayanda, I. M., R. Bheemanahalli, N. T. Hein, J. Sandhu, P. W. Prasad, H. Walia, S. V. K. Jagadish. 2021. High night temperature effects on wheat and rice - current status and way forward. Plant Cell and Environment 44(7):2049-2065.  Download
  • Bheemanahalli, R., S. M. Impa, I. Krassovskaya, A. R. Vennapusa, K. S. Gill, T. Obata, S. K. Jagadish. 2020. Enhanced N-metabolites, ABA and IAA-conjugate in anthers instigate heat sensitivity in spring wheat. Physiologia Plantarum 169(4):501-514.  Download
  • Chiluwal, A., R. Bheemanahalli, V. Kanaganahalli, D. Boyle, R. Perumal, M. Pokharel, H. Oumarou, S. V. Krishna Jagadish. 2020. Deterioration of ovary plays a key role in heat stress-induced spikelet sterility in sorghum. Plant Cell and Environment 43(2):448-462. Download
  • Hein, N. T., R. Bheemanahalli, D. Wagner, A. R. Vennapusa, C. Bustamante, T. Ostmeyer, M. Pokharel, A. Chiluwal, J. Fu, D. S. Srikanthan, M. L. Neilsen, S. V. K. Jagadish. 2020. Improved cyber-physical system captured post-flowering high night temperature impact on yield and quality of field grown wheat. Scientific Reports 10:22213. Download
  • Impa, S. M., A. R. Vennapusa, R. Bheemanahalli, D. Sabela, D. Boyle, H. Walia, S. V. Krishna Jagadish. 2020. High night temperature induced changes in grain starch metabolism alters starch, protein, and lipid accumulation in winter wheat. Plant Cell and Environment 43(2):431-447. Download
  • Ostmeyer, T., R. Bheemanahalli, D. Srikanthan, S. Bean, K. H. s. Peiris, P. Madasamy, R. Perumal, S. V. K. Jagadish. 2020. Quantifying the agronomic performance of new grain sorghum hybrids for enhanced early-stage chilling tolerance. Field Crops Research 258:107955. Download
  • Reddy, K. R., R. Bheemanahalli, S. Saha, K. Singh, S. B. Lokhande, B. Gajanayake, J. J. Read, J. N. Jenkins, D. A. Raska, L. M. De Santiago, A. M. Hulse-kemp, R. N. Vaughn, D. M. Stelly. 2020. High-temperature and drought-resilience traits among interspecific chromosome substitution lines for genetic improvement of upland cotton. Plants 9:1747. Download
  • Wang, C., X. Li, D. Caragea, R. Bheemanahalli, S. V. K. Jagadish. 2020. Root anatomy based on root cross-section image analysis with deep learning. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 175:1055492.  Download
  • Bheemanahalli, R., S. Hechanova, K. K. Jena, S. V. Krishna Jagadish. 2019. Root anatomical plasticity in wild-rice and dryland sorghum under water-deficit stress during panicle initiation and flowering. Plant Physiology Reports 24(2):155-167.  Download
  • Bheemanahalli, R., V. S. J. Sunoj, G. Saripalli, P. V. V. Prasad, H. S. Balyan, P. K. Gupta, N. Grant, K. S. Gill, S. V. K. Jagadish. 2019. Quantifying the impact of heat stress on pollen germination, seed-set, and grain-filling in spring wheat. Crop Science 59(2):684-696. Download
  • Dharmappa, P. M., P. Doddaraju, M. V. Malagondanahalli, R. Bheemanahalli, N. M. Mallikarjuna, S. H. Rajendrareddy, R. Ramanjinappa, R. P. Mavinahalli, T. G. Prasad, M. M. Udayakumar, S. M. Sheshshayee. 2019. Introgression of root and water use efficiency traits enhances water productivity: An evidence for physiological breeding in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Rice 12:14. Download
  • Hein, N. T., D. Wagner, R. Bheemanahalli, D. Sebela, C. Bustamante, A. Chiluwal, M. L. Neilsen, S. V. Krishna Jagadish. 2019. Integrating field-based heat tents and cyber-physical system technology to phenotype high night-time temperature impact on winter wheat. Plant Methods 15:41. Download
  • Impa, S. M., V. S. J. Sunoj, I. Krassovskaya, R. Bheemanahalli, T. Obata, S. V. Krishna Jagadish. 2019. Carbon balance and source-sink metabolic changes in winter wheat exposed to high night-time temperature. Plant Cell and Environment 42(4):1233-1246. Download
  • Moghimi, N., J. S. Desai, R. Bheemanahalli, S. M. Impa, A. R. Vennapusa, D. Sebela, R. Perumal, C. J. Doherty, S. V. Krishna Jagadish. 2019. New candidate loci and marker genes on chromosome 7 for improved chilling tolerance in sorghum. Journal of Experimental Botany 70(12):3357-3371. Download
  • Sebela, D., R. Bheemanahalli, A. Tamilselvan, N. N. Kadam, S. V. Krishna Jagadish. 2019. Genetic dissection of photochemical efficiency under water-deficit stress in rice. Plant Physiology Reports 24:328-339. Download
  • Bheemanhalli, R., P. Ramamoorthy, S. Poudel, S. Samiappan, N. Wijewardane, and K.R. Reddy. 2022. Effects of drought and heat stresses during reproductive stage on pollen germination, yield, and leaf reflectance properties in maize (Zea mays L.). Plant Direct Download