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Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

As a post doctoral researcher in nematology lab at University of Florida - GCREC, Dr. Khanal has been conducting field trials both on-site and off-site (farmers' fields) to evaluate efficacy of currently available nematicides on vegetable crops. Crops he works on include, but not limited to, tomato, cantaloupe, cucumber, watermelon, and squash. Nematology lab and greenhouse research is focused on development of non-chemical management of nematodes of strawberry transplants using thermotherapy. Additionally, Dr. Khanal is developing high-throughput​ screening assay for root-knot nematode resistance on tomato breeding lines.    


Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
14625 County Road 672
Wimauma, FL 33598

  • Education
    • Education:Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, Louisiana December 2017
      Ph.D. in Plant Pathology (Nematology) GPA: 3.9
    • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas December 2014
      Master of Science in plant pathology (Nematology) GPA: 3.6
    • Tribhuvan University, Chitwan, Nepal December 2010
      Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Plant Pathology major)

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