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Atanu Mukherjee

Atanu Mukherjee
Atanu Mukherjee
  • Pratima Doshi Associate Professor of Regenerative Organic Agriculture
  • Maharishi International University
    1000 North 4th Street, Box 782
    Fairfield, IA, 52557

Qualifications and Expertise

Dr. Atanu Mukherjee received his PhD from the University of Florida (Concentration: Soil, and Water Science). Dr. Mukherjee’s areas of expertise include soil, and water chemistry, environmental soil quality, biochar technology, sustainable agriculture, and greenhouse gas emissions. Publications and current citations >

Research Interests

My research interests focus on:

  • Assessment of soil, and water quality under contrasting farming management practices (organic, and sustainable agriculture)
  • Applications of various types of biochars (and other agricultural/industrial by-products) as a soil amendment to enhance soil quality, and improve crop yield
  • Evaluation of environmental impacts (greenhouse gas emissions, eutrophication, water quality impairment) of agricultural practices

Course Offered

The following course is currently being offered:

Soil Science, and Applications; RL A340 (4 credits): The ability to analyze, build, and manage soil is a key component of regenerative agriculture. In this course, students will learn fundamental concepts in soil science relating to physical, chemical, and biological properties, along with instilling an awareness of soil as a natural basic resource. This class will involve fieldwork sessions where students gain experience in strategic garden bed preparation while developing technical skills for building soil fertility through the creation and application of compost, biochar, and other soil amendments.