Environmental Sciences

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Geno A. Picchioni

Plant and Environmental Sciences
New Mexico State University


EDUCATION 1989. Ph.D. Horticulture. Texas A&M University, College Station 1981. M.S. Horticulture. University of Arizona, Tucson 1979. B.S. Agricultural Science. University of Arizona, Tucson 2008-Present Professor Dept. of PES NMSU Las Cruces 2003-2008 Associate Professor Dept. of PES NMSU Las Cruces 1996-2003 Assistant Professor Dept. of Agronomy and Horticulture NMSU Las Cruces 1994-1996 Assistant Professor Dept. of Agricultural Sciences, Technology, and Education Louisiana Tech Univ. Ruston 1992-1994 Postdoc Horticultural Crops Quality Laboratory USDA/ARS Beltsville 1990-1992 Postdoc Dept. of Pomology Univ. of California Davis 1986-1990 Grad. Research Assistant Dept. of Horticultural Sciences Texas A&M Univ. College Station 1986-1988 Grad. Teaching Assistant Dept. of Horticultural Sciences Texas A&M Univ. College Station 1981-1985 County Agric./4-H Agent Cooperative Extension Service NMSU Los Alamos 1980-1981 Grad. Research Assistant Dept. of Plant Sciences Univ. of Arizona Tucson

Research Interest

Plant salinity and sodicity stress Root physiology Transport processes in plants Plant senescence Plant lipid biochemistry Participatory research in undergraduate curriculum  


  • Tiwari, R.S., G.A. Picchioni, R.L. Steiner, S.E. Hughs, D.C. Jones, and J. Zhang. 2013. Genetic variation in salt tolerance during seed germination in a backcross inbred line population and advanced breeding lines derived from upland cotton x Pima Cotton. Crop Science 53:1974- 1982.

  • Mexal, J.G., G.A. Picchioni, M.K. Shukla, A.L. Ulery, and W.C. Lindemann. 2014. Land application of municipal wastewater to desert ecosystems: Case studies identifying risks and opportunities. Journal of Arid Land Studies 24:109-112.

  • Barrick, B., R. Steiner, G.A.Picchioni, A. Ulery, and J. Zhang. 2015. Salinity responses of selected introgressed cotton lines grown in two soils from organic and conventional cotton production. Journal of Cotton Science 19:268-278.

  • Picchioni, G.A., T.N. Hooks, B.J. Schutte, and D.L. Daniel. 2015. Drought, salinity, and invasive plants: A new model for sustainable water management. New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute Tech. Compl. Rept. TR 368 (60 pp.). NM-WRRI, Las Cruces. Available free online at http://nmwrri.nmsu.edu/?page_id=4568.

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