Kabita Shah

  • M.S. Candidate, Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics, Department of Plant Science.
109 Tyson Building
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Bacterial Wilt of Poa Annua
  • Breeding and Genetics
  • Pathogen mapping
  • Bacterial disease and management


  • B.S. - Agriculture, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2019.
  • M.S. - Plant Science, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A, 2021.

Professional articles: 

  1. KC, S., Shah, K. K., Baidhya, N., Neupane, P., Pokhrel, S., Upadhyay, K., & Shrestha, J. (2020). Evaluation of seedling growth of rice (Oryza sativa L.) genotypes under water stress and non-stress conditions. Archives of Agriculture and Environmental Science5(2): 174-178. Doi: https://doi.org/10.26832/24566632.2020.0502014
  2. Tripathi, S., Shah, K. K., Tiwari, I., & Shrestha, J. (2020). Farmers’ Perception about Major Insect Pests of Cucurbits and Their Management. Indonesian Journal of Agricultural Research, 3(3): 153-170. Doi: https://doi.org/10.32734/injar.v3i3.4414
  3. Shah, K. K.,* Tiwari, I., Tripathi, S., Subedi, S., & Shrestha, J. (2020). Invasive alien plant species: a threat to biodiversity and agriculture in Nepal. Research and Education Development Society, Agriways, 8(1): 62-73. Doi: https://doi.org/10.38112/agw.2020.v08i01.008
  4. Shrestha, J., Kandel, M., Subedi, S & Shah, K. K. (2020). Role of nutrients in rice (Oryza sativa): A review. Agrica-Indian Journals, 9(1): 53-62. Doi: https://doi.org/10.5958/2394-448X.2020.00008.5
  5. Shrestha, J., Shah, K. K., & Timsina, K. (2020). Effects of different fertilizers on growth and productivity of rice (Oryza sativa L.): a review. International Journal of Global Science Research, 7(1): 1291-1301. https://doi.org/10.26540/ijgsr.v7.i1.2020.151
  6. Tiwari, I., Shah, K.K.,* Tripathi, S., Modi, B., Shrestha, J., Pandey, H.P., Bhattarai, B.P., & Rajbhandari, B. P. (2020). Post-harvest practices and loss assessment in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) in Kathmandu, Nepal. Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 3(2): 335-352. Doi: https://doi.org/10.3126/janr.v3i2.32545
  7. Shah, K.K.,* Tripathi, S., Tiwari, I., Shrestha, J., Modi, B., Paudel, P., & Das, B.D. (2021). Role of soil microbes in sustainable crop production and soil health: A review. Agriculture Science and Technology. In-press. https://doi.org/15547/ast.2021.01.000
  8. Tiwari, I., Shah, K.K.,* Tripathi, S., Modi, B., Subedi, S., & Shrestha, J. (2021). Late blight of potato and its management through the application of different fungicides and organic amendments: a review. Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4(1): 301-320. Doi: https://doi.org/10.3126/janr.v4i1.33374
  9. Pandey, M., Shrestha, J., Subedi, S. & Shah, K.K. (2020). Role of nutrients in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.): A revie Tropical Agro biodiversity, 1(1): 18-23. Doi: http://doi.org/10.26480/trab.01.2020.18.23
  10. Shrestha, S., Shrestha, J. & Shah, K.K. (2020). Non-Timber Forest Products and their Role in the Livelihoods of People of Nepal: A Critical Review. Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources, 3(2): 42-56. Doi: https://doi.org/10.33002/nr2581.6853.03024
  11. Modi, B., Shah, K.K., Shrestha, J., Basnet, A., Shrestha, P., & Tiwari, I. (2020). Morphology, Biological Activity, Chemical Composition, and Medicinal Value of Tinospora Cordifolia (willd.) Miers. Advanced journal of Chemistry- Section B, 3(1): 36-53. Doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.22034/ajcb.2021.118153
  12. Shah, K.K.,* Modi, B., Lamsal, B., & Shrestha, J. (2020). A review on metabolic changes and role of bioactive components as health promoters in Lycopersicum esculentum (Tomato). Fundamental and applied agriculture. In press. Doi: https://doi.org/10.5455/faa.136276
  13. Shah, K. K.,* Modi, B., Gautam, K., Lamsal, B., Pandey, H. P., Tiwari, I., Shrestha, J. 2020. Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Agriculture and Economy of Nepal. Agriculture Science Journal, 2(2): 41-65. http://asj.mnsuam.net/index.php/asj/article/view/49
  14. Baskota, N., Pandey, H.P., Uperti, S., Shah, K.K., Paudyal, B.R., & Poudel, S. (2020). Milk Production and Value Chain in Rural Area of Nepal: A Case from Gandaki River Basin. HSOA Journal of Research and Technology, 3: 022. http://dx.doi.org/10.24966/DRT-9315/100022
  15. Shah, K. K.,* Tiwari, I., Modi, B., Pandey, H.P., Subedi, S., & Shrestha, J. (2021). Shisham (Dalbergia sissoo) decline by dieback disease, root pathogens, and their management: a review. Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4(2): 255- Doi: https://doi.org/10.3126/janr.v4i2.33915
  16. Nyamweha, B.R., Geofrey, A., Levuson, C.G., Shah, K.K.,* Subedi, A., Tiwari, I., Shrestha, J. & Wagle, N. (2021). Application of cassava peels and scares crows to control rodent damage in groundnut field. Scientific Reports in Life Sciences. http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/srls.2021.528142.1017
  17. Pandey, H.P., Mareen, I.E., Shah, K.K., Maraseni, T.N. (2020). Response of Topographic and Biodiversity Variables on Biomass and Carbon density in Community Forests of Himalayan Foot-hills. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 19(1).
  18. Shah, K.K.,* Modi, B., Tiwari, I., & Magar, S.K. (2021). Controlled breeding and hormonal induction in cattle: A review. Controlled breeding and hormonal induction in cattle: A review. ACEH Journal of Animal Science.
  19. Paudel, N., Das, B.D., Rahman, M., Rai, P.D., Thapa, S., Aryal, M.R., Paudyal, S.B., Rai, S.K., Niroula, B., & Shah, K.K., Subedi, S. (2021). A Review on Status, Conservation and Future Prospectus of Plant Diversity in Nepal. Biodiversity and Conservation (BIOC). In-press.
  20. Katel, S., Mandal, H.R., Neupane, P., Timsina, S., Pokhrel, P., Katuwal, A., Subedi, S., Shrestha, J., & Shah, K.K. (2021). Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria Forskal) and its management: A review. Journal of Agriculture and Applied Biology. http://dx.doi.org/10.11594/jaab.02.01.08
  21. Shah, K.K.*, Modi, B., Pandey, H.P., Subedi, A., Aryal, G., Pandey, Shrestha, J. (2021). Diversified Crop Rotation: An Approach for Sustainable Agriculture Production. Advances in Agriculture, vol. 2021, Article ID 8924087, 9 pages, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/8924087