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Agronomy of Irrigated Crops

Department of Plant Sciences

Irrigation/Agriculture Water Management

Dr. Vivek Sharma, Assistant professor leads irrigation research and extension program at UW. The main goal of his research program is to contribute for the practice of a sustainable irrigated agriculture in the State. Specific areas of research are:

1. Agricultural Water Management and Conservation

2. Crop Water use and Evapotranspiration

3. Crop Water Productivity

4. Soil Water Dynamics

5. Impact(s) of change in climate variables on water resources and agricultural productivity

6. Impact of cropping systems on surface energy balance, crop micro-climate and water balance

7. Remote sensing

Courses:

PLNT 3000-40 / Irrigated Agriculture

PLNT 5790-40 / Topics: Irrigated Agriculture

 

Projects:

1. Drybean Water management and Yield Response under Surface and Sprinkler Irrigation.

2. Effect of variable irrigation and nitrogen application on sugarbeet production.

3. Quantification of Growing Season Crop Evapotranspiration, Crop Coefficients and Energy Balance Components for sugarbeet in Wyoming.

4. Effect of micro-nutrients on sugarbeet production in Wyoming.

5. Performance of soil moisture sensors under Wyoming soils.

Irrigation


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