Akanksha Sehgal

Akanksha Sehgal

Postdoctoral Associate

Mailing Address:
Delta Research and Extension Center
P.O. Box 197
Stoneville, MS 38776
Physical Address:
82 Stoneville Road
Stoneville, MS 38776
  • Ph.D., Panjab University
  • M.S., Panjab University
  • B.S., Himachal Pradesh University

Society Membership:
  • American Society of Agronomy
  • American Society for Horticultural Science
  • American Society of Plant Biologists
  • Association of Agricultural Scientists of Indian Origin
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • Soil Science Society of America


  • Barickman, T. C., B. Adhikari, A. Sehgal, C. H. Walne, K. R. Reddy, W. Gao. 2021. Drought and elevated CO2 impacts photosynthesis and biochemicals of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.). Stresses 1(4):223-237. Download
  • Barickman, T. C., O. J. Olorunwa, A. Sehgal, C. H. Walne, K. R. Reddy, W. Gao. 2021. Interactive impacts of temperature and elevated CO2 on basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) root and shoot morphology and growth. Horticulturae 7:112.  Download
  • Barickman, T. C., O. J. Olorunwa, A. Sehgal, C. H. Walne, K. R. Reddy, W. Gao. 2021. Yield, physiological performance, and phytochemistry of Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) under temperature stress and elevated CO2 concentrations. Plants 10:1072.  Download
  • Barickman, T. C., S. Brazel, A. Sehgal, C.H. Walne, K.R. Reddy, W. Gao. 2021. Individual and interactive temporal implications of UV-B radiation and elevated CO2 on the morphology of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.). Horticulturae 7(11):474.  Download
  • Barickman, T.C., B. Adhikari, A. Sehgal, C.H. Walne, K.R. Reddy, W. Gao. 2021. Drought and elevated carbon dioxide impact the morphophysiological profile of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.). Crops 1(3):118-128.  Download
  • Bhardwaj, A., K. Sita, A. Sehgal, K. Bhandari, S. Kumar, P. V. Vara Prasad, U. Jha, J. Kumar, K. H. M. Siddique. H. Nayyar. 2021. Heat priming of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) seeds and foliar treatment with γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), confers protection to reproductive function and yield traits under high-temperature stress environments. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22(22):5825.  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
  • Sehgal, A., C. Smith, C.H. Walne, D. Chastain, M. Shankle, K.R. Reddy. 2021. Developing functional relationships between sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) growth development and nitrogen nutrition during early-season. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment 4:E20198.  Download
  • Singh, B., D. Chastain, K. R. Reddy, J. L. Snider, S. Stetina, L. J. Krutz, A. Sehgal. 2021. Agronomic characterization of cotton genotypes susceptible and resistant to Rotylenchulus reniformis in the US Midsouth. Agronomy Journal.  Download
  • Sita, K., A. Sehgal, A. Bhardwaj, K. Bhandari, S. Kumar, P. Vara Prasad, U. Jha, K. H. M. Siddique, H. Nayyar. 2021. Nitric oxide secures reproductive efficiency in heat-stressed lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) plants by enhancing the photosynthetic ability to improve yield traits. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants 27:2549-2566.  Download
  • Bhandari, K., K. Sita, A. Sehgal, A. Bhardwaj, P. Gaur, S. Kumar, S. Singh, K. H. M. Siddique, P. V. Vara Prasad, U. Jha, H. Nayyar. 2020. Differential heat sensitivity of two cool-season legumes, chickpea and lentil, at the reproductive stage, is associated with responses in pollen function, photosynthetic ability and oxidative damage. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 206(6):734-758. Download
  • Jumaa, S. H., A. Sehgal, N. Kakar, E. Redoña, D. Chastain, W. Gao, M.L. Warburton, K. R. Reddy. 2020. Evaluation of rice genotypes for early- and mid-season vigor using morphological and physiological traits. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 64(3):319-345.
  • Sehgal, A., K. Sita, A. Rehman, M. Farooq, S. Kumar, R. Yadav, H. Nayyar, S. Singh, K. H. M. Siddique. 2020. Lentil. Pages 409-428 in V. Sadras and D. Calderini (Eds.), Crop Physiology Case Histories for Major Crops. Academic Press.
  • Singh, B., D. R. Chastain, K. R. Reddy, J. L. Snider, L. J. Krutz, S. R. Stetina, A. Sehgal. 2020. Early season morphological and physiological responses of resistant and susceptible cotton genotypes to reniform nematode and soil nitrogen. Agronomy 10(12):1974. Download