University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Saratha V. Kumudini

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Directions to University of Kentucky, Lexington, KYUniversity of Kentucky, PSS
Campus LocationPlant Science Building
1405 Veterans Drive (Office:425)
Lexington, KY 40546-0312
Phone(859) 257-5020 ext. 80752
Fax(859) 257-7874


Crop Ecophysiology


PhD - 2000 Crop Physiology, University of Guelph, Guelph,Canada

MS – 1996 Crop Physiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

BS - 1993 Biology major, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada


Crop Ecophysiology with special emphasis on the interaction of genetics and environment that confer adaptation and stress resistance:

1. Photoperiod and developmental regulation in soybean

2. Tillage system and impact on yield components in winter wheat

3. Modeling yield loss due to the defoliating pathogen Asian Soybean Rust. See project website for more details:


Assistant Professor - Dec. 2002 - present Crop Ecophysiology, Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Research 70%, Instruction 30%

Assistant Research Professor - Oct. 1999 - 2002 Crop Physiology, Plant Biology and Pathology Department, Cook College, Rutgers New Jersey State University, Chatsworth, NJ. Research 70%, extension 30%,


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This person page last updated on 2010-02-22

Research/Teaching Publications

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Kumudini, S., Hume, D.J. and J. Omeilan 2007. Impact of carbon and nitrogen limitation on yield and genetic improvement of short-season soybean cultivars Agron. J. (accepted)
    Kumudini, S., P. Pallikonda, and C. Steele 2007. Photoperiod and E-genes directly influence the duration of soybean reproductive development. Crop Sci.(in press)
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Saratha V. Kumudini Colleen Steele
    Kumudini S., L. Grabau, T. Pfeiffer and C. Steele 2005. Management and production potential of value-added soybean cultivars in south-central USA. Agronomy Journal 97:904-909.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Saratha V. Kumudini Colleen Steele Larry Grabau Todd Pfeiffer
    Kumudini, S. 2004. Effect of radiation and temperature on cranberry photosynthesis and characterization of the diurnal change in photosynthesis. Journal American Society Horticultural Science 129:106-11.
    Kumudini, S 2002. Trials and tribulations: a review of the role of assimilate supply in soybean genetic yield improvement Field Crops Res. 75:211-222
    Kumudini, S., D.J. Hume, and G. Chu 2002. Genetic improvement in short season soybeans: II Nitrogen accumulation, partitioning and remobilization Crop Sci. 42:141-145.
    Kumudini, S., D.J. Hume, and G. Chu. 2001. Genetic improvement in short season soybeans: I. Dry matter accumulation, partitioning and leaf area duration Crop Sci. 41:391-398.
    Specht, J., D.J. Hume, and S. Kumudini 1999. Yield potential and physiological traits of soybean Crop Sci. 39:1560-1570