[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Dr Jay Dhungel” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:28px|text_align:left|color:%230f71cc” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][nz_gap][vc_custom_heading text=”Senior Research Fellow ” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][nz_gap][vc_custom_heading text=”Summary” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][nz_gap][vc_column_text]Dr Dhungel conducted PhD is in subsurface drip irrigation, which addressed aeration in crops with different rooting systems and soil types. This project investigated the effect of air injection (aeration) in crop physiology, water use efficiency, yield quantity and quality. He is also trained in systems thinking in agriculture and rural development through his Master of Applied Science degree from Western Sydney University. He has also obtained Bachelor of Agriculture from the prestigious Rampur Campus of Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

He also undertook several field projects funded by industry partners such as Australian Cotton Research Institute (ACRI), Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL), National Program for Sustainable Irrigation (NPSI), and Centre for Plant and Water Science (CPWS) Department of Central Queensland University. Other relevant experience also includes his involvement with the mine-site rehabilitation project in Central Queensland by introducing native vegetation.

He is interested in innovative irrigation design and application that include air mixing with water in sub-surface drip irrigation that can enhance crop yield and quality both.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][nz_gap][vc_single_image image=”4893″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_3d” onclick=”zoom”][/vc_column][/vc_row]