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Lakesh Sharma

Assistant Professor, Soil Fertility and Sustainable Agriculture

Program Areas

  • Research

    Research Areas:

    Research focus:

    My research area is best management practices in agriculture. My focus is to improve nutrient use efficiency and reduce their loss. I am interested in using the old philosophy of nutrient recommendation with current precision agriculture tools to improve crop yield and quality. My goal is to develop economic nutrient recommendation models to reduce fertilizer use and improve crop yield.

  • Extension

    My focus is on revising and refining Best Management Practices (BMP) drawing on my research findings. My goal is to educate agriculture stakeholders about BMP for soil fertility, slow-release nitrogen fertilizers, and economic-based fertilizer recommendations, among other production considerations.

Curriculum Vitae

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  • UF/IFAS Best Management Practices Newsletter

    Read the monthly statewide Ag BMP Newsletter to stay up-to-date with research and Extension. 

  • Select Publications

    Sharma, L.K.; Bu, H.; Denton, A.; Franzen, D.W. Active-Optical Sensors Using Red NDVI Compared to Red Edge NDVI for Prediction of Corn Grain Yield in North Dakota, U.S.A. Sensors 2015, 15, 27832-27853.

    Sharma, L.K.; Bali, S.K. A Review of Methods to Improve Nitrogen Use Efficiency in AgricultureSustainability 2018, 10, 51.

    Sharma, L.K.; Bali, S.K.; Zaeen, A.A. A Case Study of Potential Reasons of Increased Soil Phosphorus Levels in the Northeast United StatesAgronomy 2017, 7, 85.

  • Google Scholar

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Mailing Address:
Soil and Water Sciences Department
2181 McCarty Hall, PO Box 110290
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611

G155 McCarty Hall A 

(352) 294-3167
(352) 392-3399 fax