Irrigation Research


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Personnel

Brian G. Leib
Associate Professor
Irrigation & water management

Lori D. Osburn
Greenhouse Manager
Greenhouse Manager

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

Wesley C. Wright
Research Associate I
Instrumentation, soil & water management

 

News

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

High Hopes for Tennessee Cotton, 4/17/2017

Five Things You Didn't Know about the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan, 10/14/2016

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

I AM UTIA -- In Knoxville, Meet Joe Sarten, PE, 12/9/2015

Corn Irrigation in West Tennessee, 9/28/2015

Five Things You Didnít Know about the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, 9/17/2015

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Recent Publications

Using a water balance to make irrigation decisions.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2020.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (draft).

Using soil moisture sensors for irrigation management in Tennessee.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2020.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (draft).

Determining irrigation management zones for center pivots in Tennessee.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2020.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (draft).

Summary of cotton irrigation studies in Tennessee.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2020.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (draft).

Summary of soybean irrigation studies in Tennessee.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2020.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (draft).

Applications of Abscisic Acid and Increasing Concentrations of Calcium Affect the Partitioning of Mineral Nutrients between Tomato Leaf and Fruit Tissue Barickman, T. C., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2019.  Horticulturae, 2019,5,49: 1-11. [Abstract]

Improving water use efficiency of containerized crops using biochar and irrigation scheduling through developing precision irrigation scheduling with a physiological-based and a substrate physical properties-based system.  Basiri Jahromi, N.  2019.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Improving water use efficiency of containerized crops using biochar and irrigation scheduling through developing precision irrigation scheduling with a physiological-based and a substrate physical properties-based system.  Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Altland, and N. S. Eash.  2019.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Basics of Irrigation and Introduction to Systems and Management in the Residential Landscape.  Bumgarner, N. R., and B. G. Leib.  2019.  Master Gardeners Handbook Section, (in press).

Assessing tipping bucket-based irrigation and leachate sensor performance.  Cypher, Q., W. C. Wright, A. Fulcher, L. Fessler, J. McHugh, and X. Sun.  2019.  HortScience, 54(9):S282.

Developing an automated leaching fraction-based irrigation schedule for nursery crops.  Fessler, L., W. C. Wright, J. McHugh, Q. Cypher, A. Fulcher, and X. Sun.  2019.  ISHS Symposium on Irrigating Horticultural Crops.

Advanced Irrigation and Water Use Management.  Hagen, E., and A. Fulcher.  2019.  In: Advanced Tennessee Master Nursery Producer Program, A. Fulcher, Ed., K@TE, 1 hour ADA-compliant module with associated quiz.