Genhua Niu

Genhua Niu , Ph.D.
Professor
Landscape Water Conservation

Research Project Information
Abbreviated CV
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Research Emphasis

Dr. Genhua Niu is a Professor in Urban Landscape and Water Conservation at the Texas AgriLife Research Center at El Paso and Department of Horticultural Sciences.  Her areas of special expertise are in environmental stress physiology and plant production under controlled environment. Her current research areas include 1) characterizing growth and physiological mechanisms of salt and drought tolerance for ornamental, vegetables, and bioenergy crops; 2) manipulating growing environment to enhance growth and quality of leafy greens, herbs, and transplants under controlled environment.

Dr. Niu received a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Chiba University, Japan.  Prior to joining Texas AgriLife Research, she worked at Michigan State University on ornamental crop production under controlled environment, the USDA-ARS Alternate Crops and Systems Lab, and a private company on micropropagation and nursery crop production in South Carolina.

Selected Publications

Note about first author identification:

*   Graduate students advised as chair/co-chair or committee member, Research associate under Dr. Niu’s supervision

Sun*, Y., Niu, C. Perez, H.B. Pemberton, and J. Altland. 2018. Responses of marigold cultivars to saline water irrigation. HortTechology 28(2): 166-171. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH03981-1

Zhang, X., D. He, Niu, Z. Yan, and J. Song. 2018. Effects of lighting environment on the growth, photosynthesis, and quality of hydroponic lettuce in a plant factory. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering 11(2): 33-40.

Guo*, Y., M. Gu, Niu, and T. Starman. 2018. Growth and development of Easter lily in response to container substrate with biochar. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology DOI: 10.1080/14620316.2018.1444514.

Dou*, H., Niu, M. Gu, and J. Masabni. 2018. Responses of sweet basil to different DLIs in photosynthesis, morphology, yield, and nutritional quality. HortScience 53(4):496–503. 2018. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI12785-17.

Niu, G., Y. Sun, and J. Masabni. 2018. Impact of water quality on plant performance of four leafy vegetables in a recirculating NFT system. Horticulturae 4, 6; doi:10.3390/horticulturae4010006.

Ganjegunte, G., A. Ulery, Niu, and Y. Wu. 2018. Treated urban wastewater irrigation effects on bioenergy sorghum biomass, quality and soil salinity in an arid environment. Land Degradation & Development, DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2883.

Guo*, Y., Niu, T. Starman, A. Volder, and M. Gu. 2018. Poinsettia Growth and Development Response to Container Root Substrate with Biochar. Horticulturae4(1), 1; doi:10.3390/horticulturae4010001.

Liu*, Q., Y. Sun, Niu, J. Altland, L. Chen, and L. Jiang. 2017. Morphological and physiological responses of ten ornamental species to saline water irrigation. HortScience 52(12):1816–1822.

Chen*, L., Y., Niu, Q. Liu, and J. Altland. 2017. Relative salt tolerance of eight Japanese barberry cultivars. HortScience 52(12):1810–1815.

Huang, L., X. Tan, Niu, J. Yuan, and H. Wang. 2017. Aluminum stress affects growth and physiological characteristics in oil tea. HortScience 52: 1601-1607.

Ganjegunte, G., A. Ulery, Niu, and Y. Wu. 2017. Organic carbon, nutrient and salt dynamics in saline soil as well as in switchgrass irrigated with treated municipal wastewater. Land Degradation & Development DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2841.

Dou*, H., Niu, M. Gu, and J. Masabni. 2017. Effects of light quality on growth and phytonutrient accumulation of herbs under controlled environments. Horticulturae 3(2), 36; doi:10.3390/horticulturae3020036. 11 pages.

Wang*, X., Niu, M. Gu, P. Baumann, J. Masabni. 2017. Response of vegetable seedling emergence to mustard (Sinapis alba ‘IdaGold’ and Brassica juncea ‘Pacific Gold’) seed meal. HortScience 52(3):371-376.

Ganjegunte, G., A. Ulery, Niu, and Yangi Wu. 2017. Effects of treated municipal wastewater irrigation on soil properties, switchgrass biomass production and quality under arid climate. Industrial Crops and Products 99: 60-69.

Masabni, J., Y. Sun, and Niu. 2016. Shade effect on growth and productivity of tomato and chili pepper. HortTechnology 26(3): 344-350.

Wu*, S., Y. Sun*, Niu, G.L. Grimaldo and A. Castro. 2016. Responses of six Lamiaceae landscape species to saline water irrigation. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 34(1): 30-35.

Wu*, S., Y. Sun*, and Niu. 2016. Morphological and physiological responses of nine ornamental species to saline water irrigation. HortScience 51(3): 285-290.

Wu*, S., Y. Sun*, Niu, J. Altland, and R. Cabrera. 2016. Response of 10 aster species to saline water irrigation. HortScience 51(2): 197-201.

Wang*, X., M. Gu, Niu, P.A. Baumann. 2015. Herbicidal activity of mustard seed meal (Sinapis alba ‘IdaGold’ and Brassica juncea ‘Pacific Gold’) on weed emergence. Industrial Crops and Products 77: 1004-1013.

Greyvenstein*, O., T. Starman, B. Pemberton, Niu, D. Byrne. 2015. Development of a Rapid Screening Method for Selection against High Temperature Susceptibility in Garden Roses. HortScience 50(12):1757–1764.

Sun*, Y., Niu, R. Wallace, J. Masabni, and M. Gu. 2015. Relative salt tolerance of seven strawberry cultivars. Horticulturae 1:27-43; doi:10.3390/horticulturae1010027.

Sun*, Y., Niu, J. Zhang, and P. Del Valle. 2015. Growth responses of an interspecific cotton breeding line and its parents to controlled drought using an automated irrigation system. The Journal of Cotton Science 19:290-297.

Sun*, Y., G. Niu, and C. Perez. 2015. Relative salt tolerance of seven Texas Superstar® perennials. HortScience 50:1562-1566.

Books

Kozai, T., Niu, and M. Takagaki (eds.). 2015. Plant factory: An Indoor Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production. pp. 405. Academic Press, Elsevier Publisher.

Book Chapters

Sun, Y., G. Niu, P. Li, and J. Masabni. 2016. Salt tolerant bioenergy crops for improving productivity of marginal lands, in Book volume 15 on Technological Interventions in Management of Irrigated Agriculture, edited by M.R. Goyal, S. Nambuthri, and R. Koech, Book Series Innovations in Agriculture &Biological Engineering.

Kozai, T. and G. Niu. 2015. Role of plant factory with artificial lighting (PAFL) in urban areas, In: Plant Factory: An Indoor Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production, T. Kozai, G. Niu, and M. Takagaki (eds.), pp. 7-34. Academic Press, Elsevier Publisher.

Fujiwara, K. and G. Niu. 2015. Light. In: Plant Factory: An Indoor Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production, T. Kozai, G. Niu, and M. Takagaki (eds.), pp. 115-128. Academic Press, Elsevier Publisher.

Kozai, T. and G. Niu. 2015. Plant factory as a resource-efficient closed plant production system. In: Plant Factory: An Indoor Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production, T. Kozai, G. Niu, and M. Takagaki (eds.), pp. 69-90. Academic Press, Elsevier Publisher.

Niu, G., T. Kozai, and N. Sabeh. 2015. Physical environmental factors and their properties. In: Plant Factory: An Indoor Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production, T. Kozai, G. Niu, and M. Takagaki (eds.), pp. 129-140. Academic Press, Elsevier Publisher.

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