Baljeet Singh BSc, MSc, PhD

Baljeet Singh BSc, MSc, PhD

College address

1430 Victoria Ave East,
Brandon, MB
R7A 2A9


Ag instructor

Dr. Baljeet Singh is a Faculty member in the Department of Agriculture and Environment at Assiniboine Community College, Brandon. He earned a Ph.D. (Soil Science) from the University of Manitoba (2016), in addition to an M.Sc. (Entomology) and B.Sc. Agriculture Hons. from Punjab Agricultural University, India. Dr. Singh has experience working with various national and international initiatives, having worked in academic, research and consulting collaborations focusing on entomology, agronomy, soil, and pesticides sciences.

Currently, Dr. Singh focuses on developing improved diagnostic tools (multiplex PCR based methods) for detection of soybean pathogens; the development of diseases and insect pest survey protocols; and agronomic research trials for soybean, peas and cereal crops. Dr. Singh is experienced in pesticide sorption and degradation research with a combination of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy.

Areas of interest

  • Crop Pest Management
  • Crop Production Challenges
  • Soil Nutrient Management and Soil Health
  • Pesticide Degradation and Efficacy Studies
  • Agronomic Research Trials
  • Disease and Insect Pest Survey

Courses recently taught

AGRC-0162 Agro-Ecology

AGRC-0295 Crop Pest Management

AGRC-0290 Soil and Soil Fertility

ENVR-0037 Soil and Water

ENVR-0001 Agriculture and Environment

AGRC-0006 Agriculture Equipment

Recent publications / conference presentations

Farenhorst, A., McQueen, R., Kookana, R. Singh, B. and Malley, D.F. (2014). Spatial variability of pesticide sorption: Measurement and integration to pesticide fate models. American Chemical Society (ACS) Book Series, Chapter 14, 255-274. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2014-1174.

Singh, B., Farenhorst, A., McQueen, R., and Malley, D.F. (2016). Near-infrared spectroscopy as a tool for generating sorption input parameters for pesticide fate modeling. Soil Science Society of America journal, 80(3): 604-612.

Singh, B., Farenhorst, A., Gaultier, J. Pennock, D., Degenhardt, D. and Ross McQueen. (2014). Soil characteristics and herbicide sorption coefficients in 140 soil profiles of two irregular undulating to hummocky terrains of western Canada. Geoderma, 232-234: 107-116.

Singh, B., Malley, D.F., Farenhorst, A., and Williams, P. (2012). Feasibility of using near-Infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for rapid quantification of 17β-estradiol sorption coefficients in soil. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 60(40): 9948-9953.

Singh, B., Farenhorst, A., and Malley, D.F. (2010). Feasibility of using NIR spectroscopy for predicting the behaviour of agricultural herbicides in agricultural soils. Near Infrared Spectroscopy News, 21(6), 7-9.

Arora, P.K., Jyot, G., Singh, B., Battu, R.S., Singh, B, Aulakh, P.S. (2009). Persistence of imidacloprid on grape leaves, grape berries and soil. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 82(2): 239-42.

Battu, R.S., Singh, B., Kooner, R., and Singh, B. (2008). Simple and efficient method for the estimation of residues of flubendiamide and its metabolite desiodo flubendiamide. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 56: 2299-2302.

Arora, P.K., Jyot, G., Randhawa, P., Singh, B., Battu, R.S., and Singh, B. (2008). Dissipation of imidacloprid on kinnow manadarin fruits under subtropical conditions of Punjab, India. Indian Journal of Horticulture, 65(3): 277-279.

Singh, B., Singh, G., Singh, B., Joia, B.S., and Battu, R.S. (2008). Effect of processing on the reduction of dicofol and ethion residue on cucumber [Cucumis sativus (Linn.)]. Journal of Insect Science, 21(3): 286-89.

Singh, G., Joia, B.S., Singh, B., Jyot, G., Battu, R.S., and Singh, B. (2007). Persistence of ethion residues on cucumber [Cucumis sativus (Linn.)]. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 79(4): 437-39.

Singh, B., Singh, B., Battu, R.S., and Jyot, G. (2007). Persistence of dicofol residues on cucumber [Cucumis sativus (Linn.)]. Pesticide Research Journal, 19(2):244-245.

Battu, R.S., Jyot, G., Arora, P.K., Singh, B., and Singh, B. (2007). Dissipation of triazophos on Kinnow Manadarin fruits under subtropical conditions of Punjab, India. Journal of Environment and Ecology, 26(2): 571-574.