The Water Management Research Unit in the San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center located in Parlier, CA is seeking a permanent, full-time, Research Civil Engineer/Research Agricultural Engineer/Research Physical Scientist.
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- Characterize alfalfa crop water use as a function of irrigation methods, soil type and salinity, and cultural practices such as fertilizer application and cutting frequency.
- Determine crop coefficients and water requirements for irrigated crops grown in the Western U.S. in water limited conditions, with a focus on alfalfa for dairy.
- Develop drought water management strategies, including regulated deficit irrigation of crops grown in arid and semi-arid irrigated areas.
- Develop and validate water management models suitable for design and management of irrigation systems and irrigation scheduling in arid and semi-arid areas.
- Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Occasional travel - Incumbent will be required to occasionally travel to research sites and to national and international scientific meetings.
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