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Mrs. Bhargavi Pucchakayala

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Small Farms Research Center



  • Acquainted to various horticultural, floricultural and agricultural practices for the past eight years.

  • Worked with farmers in mentoring their socio-economic status, promoting different financial resources from the funding agencies. Knowledgeable at performing asset validation of the farmers, allotting loans, tracking budget towards agricultural loans and recovering loans.

  • Assisted in maintaining, adding and updating in excess of 200+ webpage Urban Extension website using Adobe Contribute.

  • Aided in finding and updating publications for Spanish-only website. Programacion en Espanol, to expand the range of ACES website information for Spanish-speaking citizens of Alabama and the world.

  • Earned "STAR of the OMR" award-in recognition to profound service towards women and farmers welfare.

  • At SFRC, my duties were to work with farmers in accomplishing the following objectives:

      • Educating farmers by providing different education resources like factsheets, educational CD's, video on horticultural production, organic farming practices sustainable farming system and integrated pest management.

      • Conducting workshops on different types of budding, grafting, and pruning techniques.

      • Conducting farm demonstration on Pre and Post management practices like seed treatment, weed management, application of fertilizers, foliar sprays and packing practices of produce.

      • Encouraging organic cropping system in small and large scale production.

      • Conducting workshops on agroforestry and forestry production.

      • Organizing farm demonstration on various topics related to soil management like, soil nutrient evaluation, soil improving practices, and sustainable soil management.

      • Implementing workshop on soil fertility, soil erosion and soil testing.

      • Providing guidelines for nutrients and fertilizer management and focusing on organic fertilizer resources.

      • Establishing online education resource center to the farmers.

      • Conducting and sharing training sessions on Facebook, Skype, and Podcasts to Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers (SDFRs).


  • M.S. 2014 - Plant and Soil Science, Alabama A&M University

  • B.S. 2009 - Horticulture, Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University.

Publications and Presentations
  • A summary on closed loop renewable energy model - an emphasis on extraction of biodesel from waste vegetable oil through transesterification process. A M.S. Non-Thesis, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Alabama A&M University, May 2014 (Advisor: Dr. Ernst Cebert).

Contact Information

 Bhargavi Pucchakayala

 Room 316-C

 James I. Dawson Extn Bldg