Irrigation Research


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Personnel

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

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

Events

Sustainable Nursery Irrigation, 9/22/2014

West Tennessee Irrigation Conference, 1/30/2014

 

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 Didn’t Know about the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, 9/17/2015

West TN Irrigation Conference Moves to Dyersburg, 12/15/2014

Variable Rate Irrigation at Milan, 7/21/2014

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Pond Management 
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Recent Publications

Photosynthesis, growth, and water use of Hydrangea paniculata ‘Silver Dollar’ produced with different irrigation schedules and biochar substrate amendment.  Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, and J. E. Altland.  2017.  American Society for Horticultural Science annual conference.

Developing precision irrigation scheduling with a physiologically based or a substrate physical properties-based system for nursery production.  Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, and J. E. Altland.  2017.  International Symposium on Growing Media, Soilless Cultivation, and Compost Utilization in Horticu.

Using physiological parameters to monitor plant water status under different irrigation systems.  Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. E. Altland, and N. S. Eash.  2017.  Soil Science Society of America annual meeting.

Basics of Irrigation and Introduction to Systems and Management in the Residential Landscape.  Bumgarner, N. R., and B. G. Leib.  2017.  Master Gardeners Handbook Section, (ready for review).

Irrigation success stories from the field.  Fulcher, A., B. G. Leib, J. McHugh, W. C. Wright, W. Yeary, and Q. Cypher.  2017.  Tennessee Green Times, 18(1):20-21.

Irrigation success stories from the field. The switch to drip saved water and fertilizer.  Fulcher, A., B. G. Leib, J. McHugh, W. C. Wright, W. Yeary, and Q. Cypher.  2017.  Tennessee Green Times, 18(2):16.

Irrigating juniper with an automated leaching fraction-based irrigation schedule.  Fulcher, A., J. McHugh, W. C. Wright, Q. Cypher, K. Holden, and S. Xiacun.  2017.  HortScience.

Using a water balance to make irrigation decisions.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2017.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (ready for review).

Using soil moisture sensors for irrigation management in Tennessee.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2017.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (ready for review).

Determining irrigation management zones for center pivots in Tennessee.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2017.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (ready for review).

Summary of cotton irrigation studies in Tennessee.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2017.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (ready for review).

Summary of soybean irrigation studies in Tennessee.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2017.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (ready for review).