Associate Professor RCN Rachaputi

Principal Research Fellow

Centre for Crop Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
+61 7 535 15093


Research Interests

  • Crop physiology and agronomy of grain legume crops


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Master of Agricultural Studies, Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University


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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Rachaputi, Rao C. N., Wright, G. C. and Lee, N. Alice (2016). Peanut: a friend or a foe?. Peanut: bio-actives and allergens. (pp. 1-5) edited by N. Alice Lee, Graeme C. Wright and Rao C. N. Rachaputi. Lancaster, PA, USA: DEStech Publications.

  • Rachaputi, R.C.N and Wright, G. (2016). Peanuts: overview. Encyclopedia of food grains. (pp. 334-340) edited by Colin W. Wrigley, Harold Corke and Jon Faubion. Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom: Academic Press.

  • Kakani, V. G., Wheeler, T. R., Craufurd, P. Q. and Rachaputi, R. C. N. (2015). Effect of high temperature and water stress on groundnuts under field conditions. Combined stresses in plants: physiological, molecular, and biochemical aspects. (pp. 159-180) edited by Ramamurthy Mahalingam. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-07899-1_8

  • Rachaputi, R. C.N. and Wright, G. (2015). Peanuts: overview. Encyclopedia of food grains. (pp. 334-340) edited by Colin Wrigley, Harold Corke, Koushik Seetharaman and Jon Faubion. Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-394437-5.00038-3

  • Nageswara Rao, R. C., Sheshshayee, M. S., Karaba, N. Nataraja, Sreevathsa, Rohini, Rama, N., Kumaraswamy, S., Prasad, T. G. and Udayakumar, M. (2012). Groundnut: Genetic Approaches to Enhance Adaptation of Groundnut (Arachis Hypogaea, L.) to Drought. Improving Crop Productivity in Sustainable Agriculture. (pp. 303-359) edited by Narendra Tuteja, Sarvajeet Singh Gill and Renu Tuteja. Weinheim, Gemany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. doi: 10.1002/9783527665334.ch14

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Kandala, V. K. and Rachaputi, Rao C. N. (2014). Capacitance sensor for nondestructive determination of total oil content in peanut kernels. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014, Montreal, Canada, 13-16 July 2014. St. Joseph, MI United States: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

  • Chauhan, Y. S., Wright, G. C. and Rachaputi, N. C. (2008). Modelling climatic risks of aflatoxin contamination in maize. 6th Triennial Conference of the Maize Association of Australia, Griffith, Qld., Australia, February 2006. Collingwood, Vic., Australia: CSIRO Publishing. doi: 10.1071/EA06101

  • Manda, A., Bodapati, P.N., Rachaputi, N.C., Wright, G. and Fukai, S. (2004). Aflatoxins and their relationship with sugars in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). 4th International Crop Science Congress, Brisbane, Convention Centre, 26 September - 1 October 2004. Gosford: The Regional Institute Ltd.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision