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

Events

Sustainable Nursery Irrigation, 9/22/2014

 

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

Video


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Pond Management 
UT Extension helps landowners build and maintain ponds as a source of water, and as habitat for fish, water fowl, and other animals.


 

Recent Publications

Evaluating on-demand irrigation systems for container-grown woody plants grown in biochar-amended pine bark.  Basiri Jahomi, N., A. Fulcher, F. R. Walker, J. Altland, and N. S. Eash.  2018.  HortScience, 53(12):1-6. [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, F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Altland, and N. S. Eash.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Comparison of on-demand and conventional irrigation regimes for ‘Silver Dollar’ hydrangea grown outdoors in biochar amended pine-bark.  Basiri Jahromi, N., A. Fulcher, F. R. Walker, J. Altland, and W. C. Wright.  2018.  HortScience, 53S: in press.

Comparison of On-demand and Conventional Irrigation Regimes for 'Silver Dollar' Hydrangea Grown Outdoors in Biochar Amended Pine-bark.  Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Altland, and W. C. Wright.  2018.  Southern Nursery Assocaition Re. Conf. Vol 62.. [Abstract]

Growth Response, Mineral Nutrition, and Water Utilization of Containergrown-Woody Ornamentals Grown in Biochar-amended Pine Bark Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Atland, and W. C. Wright.  2018.  HortScience, 53(3):347–353. 2018. [Abstract]

Hydraulics of subsurface drip irrigation during non-steady state conditions.  Buchanan, J. R.  2018.  Proceedings, National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association, Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference, National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association, Doubletree, Bloomington, Minnesota. October 21-24, 2018. [Abstract]

Basics of Irrigation and Introduction to Systems and Management in the Residential Landscape.  Bumgarner, N. R., and B. G. Leib.  2018.  Master Gardeners Handbook Section, (sent for agent & specialist review).

Using Sensors in Nurseries, Garden Centers, and Landscapes I. Monitoring Irrigation Systems and Root Zone Conditions.  Fulcher, A., and W. C. Wright.  2018.  UT Extension Publication, in press.

Irrigation success stories series. A win-win irrigating field production and Success with water sensitive crops.  Fulcher, A., B. G. Leib, W. C. Wright, W. Yeary, and Q. Cypher.  2018.  Tennessee Green Times, 19(2):10-11.

Using a water balance to make irrigation decisions.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2018.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (draft).

Using soil moisture sensors for irrigation management in Tennessee.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2018.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (draft).

Determining irrigation management zones for center pivots in Tennessee.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2018.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (draft).