Dr. Murali Darapuneni

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Professional preparation:

Assistant Professor, ASC-New Mexico State University, Tucumcari, NM, 2014- Present

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Nebraska, Scottsbluff, NE, 2013-2014

Ph.D., Agronomy, Texas A&M University, College Station, 2012

M.S., Plant, Soil, and Environmental Science, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX, 2008

B.Sc. Horticulture. Acharya N.G. Ranga agricultural University. Hyderabad, India.

Research Focus:

Systems approach to find sustainable solutions for semi-arid agriculture. Crop rotations, soil-crop water use and irrigation management, soil nutrient management, biofuel and leguminous crops.

Recent Publications:

  1. Murali K Darapuneni., Gaylon Morgan, Amir Ibrahim, Robert Duncan, Brent Bean, James Grichar, Todd Baughman, Lee Tarpley, Calvin Trostle, Russell Sutton, and Bob Wiedenfeld. 2014. The evaluation of cool-season crops for yield and adaptation in Texas: An approach for selection of efficient biofuel feedstock. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research. 5(3): 62-74.

  2. M. K. Darapuneni., G. D. Morgan, A. M. H. Ibrahim , and R. W. Duncan. 2014. Evaluation of flax genotypes for cold tolerance in Southeast Texas. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science. DOI: 10.1111/jac.12097

  3. Murali K. Darapuneni., G. D. Morgan, A. M. H. Ibrahim , and R. W. Duncan. 2014. Effect of vernalization and photoperiod on flax flowering time. Euphytica. 195: 279-285.

  4. Murali K. Darapuneni., G. D. Morgan, A. M. H. Ibrahim , and R. W. Duncan. 2014. Association of flax seed yield and its components in Southeast Texas using path coefficient and biplot analyses. Journal of Crop Improvement. 28:1-17.

  5. M. Darapuneni., B. A. Stewart, D. B. Parker, C. A. Robinson, A. J. Megel, R. E. DeOtte, Jr. 2009. Agronomic evaluation of Ashes produced from combusting beef cattle manure for an energy source at an ethanol production facility. Applied Engineering in Agriculture Journal. 25(6): 895-904.