Shikha Dubey

Graduate Research Assistant
Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, Edisto Research and Education Center

Phone: 678-427-8025


 Educational Background

Ph.D. Plant and Environmental sciences
Clemson University 2021-Present

M.S Soil Science
Punjab Agricultural Univeristy 2017-2020

B.S. Agricultural Sciences
Banaras Hindu University 2013-2017


• 5th rank, PhD 5min Rapid oral and poster competition for the combined soil fertility and plant nutrition (S4) and soil fertility and plant and soil analysis (S8), ASA-CSSA-SSSA, 2023 Annual meet
• ERA Travel Grant, 2022
• Encompass Scholar, ASA-CSSA-SSSA Societies and Bayer crop science, 2021

 Research Interests

• Soil Health
• Nutrient management
• Sustainable agriculture
• Soil carbon sequestration
• Bioremediation

 Extension and Outreach

The PhD program is focused on refining nitrogen recommendation for the cotton production in the southeastern region of US. The research project is to update cotton nitrogen (N) fertilizer recommendations using on-farm research. One of the study objectives is to determine if soil chemical or biological testing can be used to improve cotton N recommendations. This research is critically important for SC producers and other regional states to use best N fertilizer practices and move closer toward profitable and sustainable cotton production.


• Dubey S, Sikka R, and Dhaliwal J (2022) Bioavailability of Cd and Pb to Indian Mustard (Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.) as influenced by biochar. Agric Res J 59(5): 864-69.
• Dubey S, Sikka R, and Singh D (2020) Effect of rice residue biochar on the bioavailability of cadmium to Indian mustard (Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.) in relation to cadmium spiking. Agric Res J 57(6): 832-38.