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Dryland Agriculture Institute

Graduated Students and Their Thesis and Dissertation Titles

Buddy Curry, 1/1994-5/1996Thesis:  "Grazing Wheat Pasture as an Alternative to Grain Production"

Don McClenagan, 1/1994-5/1996, Thesis  "Influence of tillage and Cropping Systems on Soil Organic Matter, Aggregates, and Crust Strength"

Wayne Pierson, 9/1994-8/1995,  Thesis  "Impact of Introduced Parasites (Hymenoptera; Aphelinidae) on Diuraphis noxia (Homoptera:Ahidae) and Indigenous Parasitoids of the Texas High Plains"

John Shriver, 6/1994-12/1996,  Thesis  "Relationship of Seed Size, Planting Date, and Common Root Rot in Hard Red Winter Wheat"

Qingwu Xue, 1/1994-12/1995,  Thesis   "The Physiological Responses of Wheat Genotypes to Water Stress on the Texas High Plains"

Curtis Walton, 5/1994-5/1996,  Thesis   "Yield and Quality of Dryland Sorghum"

William Willis, 1994-12/1995, Thesis   "Environmental Impacts of Spreading Beef Feedlot Manures on Southern Mixed Prairie Grass"

Mohammed Akbar, 9/1995-12/1996,  Thesis  "Evaluation of Dryland Corn and Grain Sorghum Production in the Southern High Plains by Using Computer Simulation"

Jianli Ping, 8/1995-8/1997,  Thesis  "Variations in Soil and Resultant Plant Growth in Dryland Winter Wheat"

Xiangeng Niu, 6/1995-8/1997, Thesis   "Testing the CERES-Maize Model for Different Soils, Wetting Regimes and Mulch Treatments in the Southern High Plains"

Monica Mazolla, 1/1996-12/1997,  Thesis  "Soil Organic Carbon, Nitrogen, and Microbial Biomass in the Southern Great Plains"

Brad Helton, 5/1995-9/1997, Thesis  "Dryland Forage Sorghum Improvement Program"

Brenda (Jackson) Wilkins, 9/1996-12/1997-  Thesis  "Management Effects on Soil Properties"

Heather Arndt, 6/1997-9/1999, Thesis   "Compost as a Soil Amendment and its Impact on Water"

John Whatley, 9/1995-1997, Thesis   "The Influence of Carcass Maturity and Evaluated by Dentition, Upon Tenderness of Commercially Fed Cattle as Determined by Sensory Panel Evaluation"

Yuxin Miao, 1/1998-12/1999, Thesis  "Comparison of Soil Spatial Variability in Crop Rangeland"

Benjamin Guimaraes, 1/1998-5/2000,  Thesis  "Evaluation of the Potential Beef Production in the Semi-And-Arid Area of San Franciscõ River Basin, Minas Gerias, Brazil"

Melissa Fahnert, 9/1996-5/1997,  Thesis  "LEPA Irrigation Amounts and Frequencies for Control of Soil Borne Pathogens in Sugar Beets"

Lee JooHyun, 1/998-5/2000, Thesis  "Response to Osmotic Stree of Two Closely Related Wheat Lines na dtheir F2 Property"

Kurino Ashizawa, 1/1999-5/2000, Thesis  'Responses to Dryland Corn (Zea mays L.) to Two Different Plant Spacings"

Guo Wenxuan, 9/1999-5/2000, Thesis   "CAFO Wind Blown Dust Effects on Adjacent Native Vegetation and Soil Chemical Properties"

Park Seongcheol, 9/2003-8/2005, Thesis   "Economic Optimization of Groundwater Resources in the Texas Panhandle"

Paul Dahm, 6/2000-12/2002,  Thesis  "Comparison of Risk of Cow-Calf Operations in the Panhandle and West Central Districts of Texas"

Marie-Christine Gasingirwa, 6/2000-12/2002, Thesis   "Elimination of Amplified Length Polymorphisms (ALFP) Markers Linked to the Greenbug Resistance Gene Gb, in Wheat using Isogenic Lines (NILS)"

Jeong MinLee, 6/2000-12/2002,  Thesis  "Nitrogen Use Efficiency and Water Use Efficiency (Sorghum bicolor L) as Affected by Three Forms of Nitrogen Fertilizer at Two Soil Water Potentials and Three Growth Stages"

Madhulika, 6/2000-12/2002, Thesis "Evaluation of Sorghum Genotypes for Water Use Efficiency and Nitrogen Use Efficiency"

Kang Shujiang, 9/2000-5/2002, Thesis   "Simulation of Winter Wheat in the Texas High Pains and North China Plain Using CROPWAT, MODwht and CERES Wheat Models"

Joseph Kemei, 9/2000-5/2003,  Thesis  "Evaluation of Diverse Sorghum Genotypes (Sorghum Bicolor (L) Moench) for Nitrogen and Water Efficiency at Three Growth Stages"

Chung ByungKyun, 2/2000-5/2003,  Thesis  "Spatial Variability of Selected Nutrients in Cropland and Adjacent Rangeland"

Zhen Wu, 9/2002-2003, Thesis   "Economic and Agriculture Development in Selected Counties in the Texas Panhandle Since 1900"

Satish Reddy Ambati, 2002-2004, Thesis  "Response of Dryland Grain Sorghum to Planting Date, Cultivar, Planting Densities and Placement of Labeled Fertilizer Nitrogen Densities and Placement of Labeled Fertilizer Nitrogen on Yield and Water Use Efficiency"

Varaprasad Bandaru, 2003-2005, Thesis   "Response of Dryland Grain Sorghum to Planting Geometry"

Varma Konda Prabhakar, 2003-2005,  Thesis "Physical and Chemical Properties of Pullman and Olton Soils Amended with CAFO Manure and Effluent"

Kristi Wright 9/2004-2005, Thesis  "Determination of Soil Water Content Under a Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) System in Carson County, TX Using the Soil Water Balance Equation"

Srirama Reddy Krishnareddy, 2004-2006,Thesis  "Factors Affecting the Extent of Tillering in Dryland Grain Sorghum Clumps"

Allison Esparza, 9/2004-2006, Thesis  "Heat Unit Availability for Cotton Production in the Ogallala Aquifer"

Kranthi Kumar Chebrolu, 1/2005-12/2006, Thesis   "Precipitation Patterns Along a N-S Transect in the Ogallala Aquifer Region"

Ramya Vittal, 1/2005-12/2006,  Thesis  "Genetic Diversity Among Sorghum bicolor L. Moench Genotypes as Revealed by SDS-PAGE and SSE Markers"

Hanumantharao Kadasrivenkata, 9/2005-2007, Thesis   "The Effect of Planting Geometries, Irrigation Rates and Methods on Corn and Grain Sorghum"

Babitha Jampala, 2/2005-2007, Thesis "Placement and Planting Geometry Effects on Fertilizer Use Efficiency of Dryland Grain Sorghum"

Srinivas Kumar Veeragoni, 9/2005-2007, Thesis "Respiration as a Physiological Mechanism for Cold Tolerance in Sorghum"

Murali Krishna Darapuneni, 9/2005-      ,   Thesis  "Respitation of Cyclone and Baghouse Ashes Produced from Combusting Beef Cattle Manure Used as an Energy Source in an Ethanol Production Facility"

Suheb Mohammed, 1/2008-      , Thesis   "A Comparative Study of Clumps Versus Row Geometry on Dryland Corn Yield and Harvest Index"

Mary-Diane Schneider, 1/2008-3/2009, Thesis   "The Response of Dryland Grain Sorghum to Clumped Planting Geometry"

Brijesh Angira, 6/2008-           , Thesis  "Transpiration Efficiency and Yield Parameters of Maize in Different Plant Geometries"

Teresa Gaus, 2008-          , Thesis "Recommendations for Roadside Revegetation of the Texas Panhandle"

Yedilaklil M. Hunde, 2013-                , Dissertation "Evaluation of Transpiration Efficiency of Near Isogenic Wildtype, Bmr-6 and Bmr-12 Forage Sorghum Under Different Water Treatment Levels"

Jerry E. Moorhead 2011-2013, Thesis "Crop-Specific Drought Indices for Groundwater Management in the Texas High Plains"

Constant Zeqou Ouapo,            ,2013, Dissertation   "An Agronomic Water Mass Balance Approach (AWMBA) for Assessing the Depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer and Its Effects on Irrigation in the Texas Panhandle"

Chongyuan Zhang (Source),      -2013, Thesis   "Grain Forage Production with Limited Amount of Water"

Jolene Berg, 2011-1013, Thesis  "

Sanjeev Reddy Yalla, 2011-2013,  Thesis  "Influence of Planting Geometries on Transpiration Efficiency and Harvest Index in Foxtail Millet, Corn, and Grain Sorghum"

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