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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

Timothy (Tim) Grant
Extension Assistant I
Precision Irrigation

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops


Sustainable Nursery Irrigation, 9/22/2014

West Tennessee Irrigation Conference, 1/30/2014



Corn Irrigation in West Tennessee, 9/28/2015

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

Variable Rate Irrigation at Milan, 7/21/2014


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

Ground-Penetrating Radar Water Content Mapping of Golf Course Green Sand Layers Allred, B., R. S. Freeland, K. Grote, E. McCoy, L. Martinez, and D. Gamble.  2016.  Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, JEEG, December 2016, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp. 215229.

Effect of biochar on nutrient release and retention in container crops.  Basiri, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, and J. Altland.  2016.  Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association meeting. Athens GA. August 29 to 31, 2016.

Effect of biochar and plant-based irrigation scheduling on growth and water use.  Basiri, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, and J. Altland.  2016.  Proceedings of ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meeting. Phoenix AZ. November 6 to 9, 2016.

Evaluation of multiple disinfection methods to mitigate the risk of produce contamination by irrigation water, final report presentation. CPS, Seattle, WA, Jun 27-July1.  Buchanan, J. R., F. Critzer, A. L. Wszelaki, and D. W. Lockwood.  2016.  Center for Produce Safety, Seattle, WA, Jun 27-Jul 1.

Performance of Hybrid and Single-Frequency Impulse GPR Antennas on USGA Sporting Green Freeland, R. S., B. Allred, D. Gamble, L. Martinez, B. Jones, and E. McCoy.  2016.  Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 21(2), 57-65.

Irrigation success stories.  Fulcher, A., B. G. Leib, J. McHugh, W. C. Wright, W. Yeary, and Q. Cypher.  2016.  Tennessee Green Times, 17(3):21-22.

Food safety risk reduction by in-line disinfection for contaminated irrigation water on drip-irrigated cabbage.  Gorman, S., D. Smith, L. Dunn, A. L. Wszelaki, and F. Critzer.  2016.  Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection, July 31- August 3, St. Louis, MO.

Deficit irrigation of row crops provides drought mitigation, environmental protection, and optimized yield in humid regions.  Grant, T., and B. G. Leib.  2016.  Abstract and Presentation at Soil & Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, July 24-27, 2016.

Studying uniform and variable rate center pivot irrigation strategies with the aid of site specific water production functions.  Haghverdi, A., B. G. Leib, R. A. Washington-Allen, M. J. Buschermohle, and P. D. Ayers.  2016.  Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 123:327-340.

Schedule cotton irrigation by soil type.  Laws, F., T. Grant, and B. G. Leib.  2016.  Delta Farm Press.

Terminating cotton irrigation in different soils.  Leib, B. G., T. Grant, and T. B. Raper.  2016.  Abstract and Presentation at 2016 Cotton Beltwide Conference, New Orleans, January 5-7, 2016.

Improving row crop production on sandy soils thru precision-deficit irrigation & increased water retention.  Leib, B. G., T. Grant, M. A. McClure, T. B. Raper, and A. Haghverdi.  2016.  Abstract and Presentation at the International Conference for Nexus of Food, Energy, Water, and Soil, Yixin, Jiangsu Province, China, October 26-29, 2016.