Irrigation Symposium Schedule

Monday, Dec. 6


Room 11B
All Day General Session: Where We Have Been & Where We Are Proceeding

8:00 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.
Current frameworks for reference ET and crop coefficient calculation
Richard Allen | University of Idaho

8:25 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.
The impact and value of accurate evapotranspiration networks in Texas High Plains production agriculture
Thomas Marek | Texas A&M University

8:50 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
The application of crop modeling for irrigation and water management
Gerrit Hoogenboom | University of Florida

9:15 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.
Irrigation scheduling for agriculture in the United States: The progress made and the path forward
Saleh Taghvaeian | Oklahoma State University

10:00 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.
Irrigator Pro: Progression of a peanut irrigation scheduling decision support system
Christopher Butts | USDA-ARS National Peanut Laboratory

10:25 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Surface irrigation in the Lower Mississippi River Basin: Trends and innovations
Michele Reba | USDA-ARS Delta Water Management Research Unit

10:50 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Theory and development of a VRI decision support system: The USDA-ARS ISSCADA approach
Steven Evett | USDA-ARS Conservation and Production Research Laboratory

11:15 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
Trends in agricultural surface drip and microirrigation
Charles Burt | California Polytechnic State University

1:00 p.m. to 1:25 p.m.
A 2020 vision of subsurface drip irrigation in the USA
Freddie Lamm | Kansas State University

1:25 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Two decades of smart irrigation controllers in U.S. landscape irrigation
Michael Dukes | University of Florida

1:50 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
A decade of unmanned aerial systems in irrigated agriculture in the Western U.S.
Jose Chavez | Colorado State University

2:15 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Forty years of testing at the center for irrigation technology
Charles Hillyer | California State University – Fresno

3:00 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
Forty years of increasing cotton’s water productivity and why the trend will continue
Edward Barnes | Cotton Incorporated

3:25 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Moving toward sustainable irrigation in a southern Idaho irrigation project
Dave Bjorneberg | USDA-ARS Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research Laboratory

3:50 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Innovative extension methods in the U.S. to promote irrigation water management
Daran Rudnick | University of Nebraska

4:15 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.
Challenges and opportunities for education in irrigation engineering
Dana Porter | Texas A&M University