RES AGRI ENGR
Pollinator Health in Southern Crop Ecosystem Research Unit
141 Experiment Station Road
P.O. Box 346
Stoneville, MS 38776
Ph: (662) 686-5291
Fax: (662) 686-5421
- Present: Research Agricultural Engineer-USDA ARS, Pollinators Health in Southern Crop Ecosystem Research Unit, Stoneville, MS.
- 2013-2021: Research Scientist-Tarleton State University, Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER), Stephenville, TX.
- 2012-2013: Senior Environmental Engineer-Tetra Tech R&D, Lafayette, CA.
- 2004-2012: Assistant Research Scientist-Texas AgriLife Research (Texas A&M System), Blackland Research and Extension Center, Temple, TX.
Organization and Honors
- Member of Soil and Water Conservation Society.
- Member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
- Editorial board member of Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.
- Part of the NIFA-AFRI funded Grazing CAP project that received the 2019 Research, Education and Economics Under Secretary's Award.
- Best Research Paper for Impact and Quality in 2016-Journal of Soil and Water Conservation-Soil and Water Conservation Society.
- Part of the USDA funded Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP)-National Assessment (Cropland) that received the 2015 Abraham Lincoln Honor Awards.
- Published two of the top 25 manuscripts in Journal of Hydrology during Jan-Mar 2007.
- Merit scholarships from Unilever and European Chemical Industry for Ph.D. 2000-2004.
- Recipient of the 1998 Irish Government Fellowship for the international graduate program in Hydrology.
- Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE)-Reddy Award for the best graduate thesis of India submitted in Agricultural Engineering in 1996.
- Graduate fellowship from Ministry of Human Resources Development in India 1995-1996.
Dr. Kannan is currently doing research on (1) development of precision application equipment and methods to minimize off-target pesticide spray drift onto adjacent non-cropping areas associated with bee habitat; (2) investigation of optimal atomization and spray pattern for target crops under different weather conditions; (3) evaluation of the effects of spray products amended with spray adjuvants on spray drift reduction efficiency under laboratory and field conditions; (4) development of computer simulation models to improve aerial and ground spray deposition accuracy and reduce off target losses; (5) investigation of existing and new drift reduction technologies adaptable for integrated pest management (IPM) programs to protecting bees and ecosystems.
Ecological Assessment and Mitigation Strategies to Reduce the Risks of Bees to Stressors in Southern Crop Ecosystems In-House Appropriated (D) Accession Number:436957 Estimate the Pesticide and Adjuvant Exposure to Insect Pollinators from Spray Drift Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T) Accession Number:444448
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- An analysis of the climate change effects on pesticide vapor drift from ground-based pesticide applications to cotton -(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kannan, N. 2023. An analysis of the climate change effects on pesticide vapor drift from ground-based pesticide applications to cotton. Scientific Reports. 13/1-12. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-36941-4.
- Climate change effects on irrigated corn growth in the Lower Mississippi Delta -(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kannan, N., Anapalli, S.S. 2023. Climate change effects on irrigated corn growth in the Lower Mississippi Delta. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. 62(3):377-392. https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-22-0107.1.
- Opportunities to mitigate particle drift from ground-based preemergent herbicide applications -(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kannan, N., Huggins, C.L. 2023. Opportunities to mitigate particle drift from ground-based preemergent herbicide applications. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. https://doi.org/10.13031/aea.15307.
- A Framework for Sustainable Groundwater Management-(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anandhi, A., Karunanidhi, D., Muthu, S.G., Panda, S., Kannan, N. 2022. A Framework for Sustainable Groundwater Management. Water. 14(21):3416. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14213416.
- Low Flow Trends in Texas Stream Segments Serving Unique Hydrologic Functions -(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Venkataraman, K., Kannan, N., Chraibi, V. 2023. Low Flow Trends in Texas Stream Segments Serving Unique Hydrologic Functions. Texas Water Journal. 14(1):3-33. https://twj-ojs-tdl.tdl.org/twj/article/view/7143/6501.
- Investigating the causes of reduced dissolved oxygen concentrations in Kickapoo Creek, TX -(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kannan, N., Venkataraman, K., Stroebel, J., Taylor, L. 2022. Investigating the causes of reduced dissolved oxygen concentrations in Kickapoo Creek, TX. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 194:574. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-022-10209-2.