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Mark Marsalis

Mark Marsalis
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  • Title: Superintendent, Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas, Extension Forage Specialist, Associate Professor

  • Research area: Forage and grain crops, silage and hay production and sustainability in irrigated and dryland systems; cereal crops for grain and forage; perennial grasses

  • Office location: Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas

  • Email Address: marsalis@nmsu.edu

  • Office Phone: (505)-865-7340

  • Office Fax: (505)-865-5163


  • Ph.D.: Agronomy (Forages), Texas Tech University, 2004

Dissertation: Adaptation of Forage Bermudagrass to the Texas High Plains Grown Under Saline and Limited Irrigation Conditions.

  • M.S.: Plant and Soil Science (Forage Ecology), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2000

Thesis: Effects of Stocking Rate, Season, and Changes in Fungal Endophyte Level on Performance of Steers Grazing Tall Fescue.

  • B.S.: Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, 1997


  • Current Position: September 2004-present, Assistant Professor, Extension Agronomy Specialist, Extension Plant Sciences Dept./Agricultural Science Center at Clovis, New Mexico State University
  • Graduate Research Assistant: Texas Tech University, Forages, 2000-2004.
  • Graduate Research Assistant: University of Tennessee, Forages, 1998-2000.
  • Forester Assistant: Wickersham Forestry Services, Inc., Madison, MS, 1997-1998.