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Dr. Ganesh Bora

Ph. D. Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Kansas State University

M. Eng. Agricultural Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Post Grad Diploma in Human Resource Mgmt., Indira Gandhi National Open University, India

B. Tech. Agricultural Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University, India

Ganesh BoraGanesh C. Bora
Assistant Professor
Room 105
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
North Dakota State University
NDSU Dept. 7620, PO Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-7271; Fax: 701-231-1008

Interim Director, Bio-imaging and Sensing Center

Adjunct Professor, Kazakh National Agrarian University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Graduate Assistantship - Machinery/Precision Agriculture


  • Teaching
  • Research

Expertise Areas

  • Precision agricultural technology
  • Agricultural systems management
  • Machinery systems engineering
  • Mechanical harvesting
  • Agricultural energy
  • Instrumentation


  • ASM 115, Fundamentals of Ag Systems Management
  • ASM 378, Machinery Principles and Management
  • ASM 454/654, Principles and Applications of Precision Agriculture
  • ASM 475/675, Management of Agricultural Systems
  • ASM 655, Data Management in Precision Agriculture
  • ABEN 486-487, Senior Design Project I and II
  • ABEN 494, Individual Study - Design in Ag and Biosystems Engineering
  • ABEN 494, Individual Study - Humanitarian Engineering
  • ABEN 496, Ag Tech Expo
  • ABEN 758, Applied Computer Imaging and Sensing Tech.

Current Research

  • Seed delivery systems for precision planter to achieve good plant stand and optimum plant population of sunflower, corn and soybean
  • Mechanical harvesting of Specialty Crops
  • PWM techniques for precision anhydrous ammonia application
  • Sensing techniques for variable rate technology
  • Mitigation of Climate Change through precision farming
  • Affordable farm machinery for developing countries
  • Energy saving through auto-guidance systems
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for Precision Agriculture
  • Precision farming in controlled environment agriculture
  • Machine vision and sensing technique for quality control and processing technology for biological materials, weed detection and material handling
  • Developing outreach and research collaboration on sensing and controls
  • Helio dryer for vegetable drying
  • Vegetable planting and plastic mulching machine

Professional Activities

  • National Co-Chair: "Safety, PPE, Operator's Manual, Education/Training" for anhydrous ammonia application equipment Standard (X620); American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 2010-Present.
  • USDA/CSREES Regional Projects:

    • North Dakota State Representative at "NCERA 101: Controlled Environment Technology and Use"
    • North Dakota State Representative at "NCERA 180: Precision Agriculture Technologies for Food, Fiber, and Energy Production"

  • Secretary, International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR) Agricultural Automation Working Group
  • Vice-Chair for ASABE's International Committee ED-203: Undergraduate and Graduate Instruction Committee (2014-15).

Academic Service


  • Member, Graduate Writing Advisory Committee
  • Member, Distance Education Council
  • Member, Equal Opportunity Hearing Panel of the University Faculty Senate
  • Faculty Mentor, Faculty In Residence Education (FIRE) Program

College Committee Member

  • College Engineering and Architecture: Graduate Student Recruiting Coordination Committee
  • College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources (CAFSNR):

    • Curriculum Committee
    • Student Progress
    • General Agriculture Committee


  • Chair: Agricultural Systems Management Curriculum Committee
  • Member: Advisory, Assessment and Building Committees
  • Co-Adviser: Agricultural Systems Management Club and Bison Pullers, 1/4 Scale Tractor Team
  • Served in Faculty and Staff Search Committees

International Collaboration

  • Kazakh National Agrarian University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Indian Council for Agricultural Research, Bhopal, India
  • Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), St. Joseph, MI
  • Member, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Warrendale, PA
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Washington, DC
  • Member, Association for Advancement of Industrial Crops
  • Member, International Society of Bionic Engineers
  • Member, Asian Association of Agricultural Engineering

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