Dr. Girisha K. Ganjegunte is Associate Professor of Water Resources and Salinity Management with the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, at El Paso Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center, Texas A&M University System. He has more than ten years of research experience in the areas of salinity management, irrigation water quality and soil carbon sequestration. His research program specializes in the beneficial uses of waters with elevated salinity (industrial wastewater, graywater, reclaimed water, brackish groundwater), soil salinity assessment and management at the field scale and on-farm water conservation. Current research includes water reuse for beneficial purposes; rapid assessment of salinity at a high spatial resolution at field scale using electromagnetic induction technique, soil salinity management and evaluating different sensors for improving on-farm water use efficiency. He serves as reviewer of several peer reviewed journals and is the recipient of 2007 Outstanding Young Agricultural Scientist Award by AASIO. Dr. Ganjegunte received his Ph.D. in Soil Science from Lincoln University, New Zealand. Prior to joining TAMU, Dr. Ganjegunte worked at the University of Wyoming and Tata Energy Research Institute, India.
Enciso, J. Jifon, L. Ribera and G.K. Ganjegunte. 2015. “Yield, Water Use Efficiency and Economic Analysis of Energy Sorghum in South Texas Biomass and Bioenergy”. Biomass and Bioenergy (Accepted, in press).
Szynkiewicz, A. D.M. Borrok, G.K. Ganjegunte, G. Skrzypek, L. Ma, M. Rearick, and G. Perkins. 2015. “Isotopic studies of the Upper and Middle Rio Grande. Part 2 – Salt loads and human impacts in south New Mexico and west Texas”. Chemical Geology (Accepted, in press, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.05.023).
Ganjegunte, G.K., Z. Sheng, and J.A. Clark. 2014. “Soil Salinity and Sodicity Appraisal by Electromagnetic Induction in Irrigated Cotton Soils”. Land Degradation & Development. 25:228-235.
Sun, Y., G. Niu, P. Osuna, L. Zhao, G. K. Ganjegunte, G. Peterson, J.R. Peralta-Videa, and J. L. Gardea-Torresdey. 2014. “Variability in Salt Tolerance of Sorghum bicolor L”. Agricultural Science. 2:9-21.
Johnston, C.R., G.F. Vance, and G.K. Ganjegunte. 2013. “Soil Property Changes Following Irrigation with CBNG Water: Role of Water Treatments, Soil Amendments, and Land Suitability”. Land Degradation and Development. 24:350-362.
Sun, Y., G. Niu, P. Osuna, G. Ganjegunte, D. Auld , L. Zhao, J. Gardea-Torresdey, and J. Peralta. 2013. “Seedling emergence and Growth of Ricinus communis L. Cultivars Irrigated with Saline Solution”. Industrial Crops and Products.49:75-80
Ganjegunte, G.K., B. Leinauer, M. Schiavon, and M. Serena. 2013. “Using Electro-Magnetic Induction to Determine Soil Salinity and Sodicity in Turf Root Zones”. Agronomy Journal. 105:836-844.
Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez, M. Mendoza, J. Jifon, and G.K. Ganjegunte. 2012. “Responses of Jatropha curcas to drought and salt stresses.” International Journal of Agronomy, Article ID 632026, DOI:10.1155/2012/632026
Ganjegunte, G.K., Z. Sheng, and J.A. Clark. 2012. “Evaluating the Accuracy of Soil Water Sensors for Irrigation Scheduling to Conserve Freshwater.” Applied Water Science. 2: 119-125.
Ganjegunte, G.K., and R.J. Braun. 2011. “Delineating Salinity and Sodicity Distribution in Major Soil Series of El Paso, Texas using Electro-Magnetic Induction Technique.” Soil Science. 176:441-447.
Ganjegunte, G.K., Z. Sheng, and R. Braun. 2011. “Salinity Management Using an Anionic Polymer in a Pecan Field with Calcareous-Sodic Soil.” Journal of Environmental Quality. 40:1314-1321.
Ganjegunte, G.K., C.L. Trostle, and R.J. Braun. 2011. “Irrigation Effects of Cooling Tower Effluent on Soil Chemistry and Alfalfa in the Rio Grande River Basin.” Land Degradation & Development. 22:410-424.
Ganjegunte, G.K., G.F. Vance, R.W. Gregory, M.A. Urynowicz, and R.C. Surdam. 2011. “Improving Saline-Sodic Coalbed Natural Gas Water Quality Using Natural Zeolites.” Journal of Environmental Quality. 10:57-66.
Ganjegunte, G.K., A.F. Wick*, P.D. Stahl, and G.F. Vance. 2009. “Accumulation and Composition of Total Organic Carbon in Reclaimed Coal Mine Lands.” Land Degradation & Development. 20:156-175.
Johnston, C.R. *, G.F. Vance, and G.K. Ganjegunte. 2008. “Irrigation with Coalbed Natural Gas Co-Produced Water.” Agricultural Water Management. 95:1243-1252.