Gurpal Toor

Gurpal Toor
Associate Professor
Organizational Unit
Associate Professor
Gurpal Toor
University of Maryland
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Technology
1426 Animal Science/Agricultural Engineering Building
8127 Regents Drive
College Park, Maryland 20742
Phone (main): 301 405-1306
Fax: 301 314-9023


  • Conduct basic and applied research and extension to (1) increase understanding of environmental issues as related to agricultural and natural ecosystems and (2) solve environmental problems related to nutrient pollution in the Chesapeake Bay
  • Develop solutions to manage nutrients in plant root-zone and protect water quality
  • Gaining better understanding of processes, mechanisms, and pathways of nitrogen and phosphorus flows in soil-plant-water systems
  • Sustain agricultural production and reduce environmental impacts on water bodies in Maryland and Chesapeake Bay
  • Develop, evaluate, and refine innovative tools using nutrient management principles to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus pollution of water bodies while using waste materials (manures, bio solids) and commercial fertilizers
  • Investigate mechanisms and processes controlling release and transport of nitrogen and phosphorus from agricultural landscape to drainage ditches, streams, and rivers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed