Irrigation Research


If we've left out important UTIA personnel or resources, please send us a link.

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

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 Didnít 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


(1 mention)

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

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 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).

Summary of cotton irrigation studies in Tennessee.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2018.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (draft).

Summary of soybean irrigation studies in Tennessee.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2018.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (draft).

Site specific irrigation systems, chapter in Precision Agriculture for Sustainability.  Haghverdi, A., and B. G. Leib.  2018.  John Stafford. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, (Refereed, Invited).

Irrigation water management - a simple analogy.  Leib, B. G., and T. Grant.  2018.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (peer-reviewed and revised).

What is the application rate of your irrigation system?.  Leib, B. G., and T. Grant.  2018.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (Sent for peer-review).

Deficit Irrigation of Row Crops Provides Drought Mitigation, Environmental Protection, and Optimized Yield in Humid Regions.  Leib, B. G., and T. Grant.  2018.  Conservation Innovation Grant Showcase at the 73rd Annual Conference of the Soil and Water Conservat, July 29 to August 1, 2018.

The basics of soybean irrigation in Tennessee.  Leib, B. G., T. Grant, A. Shekoofa, and M. A. McClure.  2018.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (peer-reviewed and revised).

The basics of cotton irrigation in Tennessee.  Leib, B. G., T. Grant, and T. B. Raper.  2018.  University of Tennessee - Extension, Knoxville, TN, (peer-reviewed and revised).