Featured recent publications

Peer reviewed publications

Araya, A. Gowda, P. H., Golden, B., Foster A. J., Aguilar, J., Currie, R., Ciampitti, I. A., Prasad, P. V. V. (2019). Economic value and water productivity of major irrigated crops in the Ogallala aquifer region. Agricultural Water Management 214, 55 – 63.

Araya, A., P.V.V. Prasad, P.H. Gowda, I. Kisekka, and A.J. Foster (2019). Yield and Water Productivity of Winter Wheat under Various Irrigation Capacities. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 1 – 14. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​1​1​1​/​1​7​5​2​-​1​6​8​8​.​1​2​721.

Ghimire, R., V.R. Thapa, A. Cano, V. Acosta-​Martinez (2019). Soil organic matter and microbial community responses to semiarid croplands and grasslands management. Applied Soil Ecology 141: 30-​37. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​0​1​6​/​j​.​a​p​s​o​i​l​.​2​0​1​9​.​0​5​.​002

Gowda, P., R. Bailey, I. Kisekka, X. Lin, and V. Uddameri (2019). Featured Series Introduction: Optimizing Ogallala Aquifer Water Use to Sustain Food Systems. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​1​1​1​/​1​7​5​2​-​1​6​8​8​.​1​2​719

Haacker, E.M.K., K.A. Cotterman, S.J. Smidt, A. D. Kendall, and D.W. Hyndman (2019). Effects of management areas, drought, and commodity prices on groundwater decline patterns across the High Plains Aquifer. Agricultural Water Management 218, 259-​273. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​0​1​6​/​j​.​a​g​w​a​t​.​2​0​1​9​.​0​4​.​002

Haacker, E.M.K., V. Sharda, A.M. Cano, R.A. Hrozencik, A. Nũnez, Z. Zambreski, S. Nozari, G.E.B. Smith, L. Moore, S. Sharma, P. Gowda, C. Ray, M. Schipanski, and R. Waskom (2019). Transition Pathways to Sustainable Agricultural Water Management: A Review of Integrated Modeling Approaches. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​1​1​1​/​1​7​5​2​-​1​6​8​8​.​1​2​722.

Manning, D.T, and J.F. Suter (2019). Production Externalities and the Gains from Management in a Spatially Explicit AquiferJournal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 44(1): 194-​211.

Lo, T.H., D.R. Rudnick, B.T. Krienke, D.M. Heeren, D.M., Y. Ge, and T.M. Shaver (2019). Water effects on optical canopy sensing for late-​season site-​specific nitrogen management of maize. Computers and Electronics in Agriulture 162: 154-​164. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​0​1​6​/​j​.​c​o​m​p​a​g​.​2​0​1​9​.​0​4​.​006

Lo, T.H., D.R. Rudnick, and T.M. Shaver (2019). Variable-​Rate Chemigation via Center Pivots. J. Irrig. Drain Eng. 145 (7): 04019012.

Lo, T.H., D.R. Rudnick, C.A. Burr, M.C. Stockton, and R. Werle (2019). Approaches to evaluating grower irrigation and fertilizer nitrogen amount and timing. Agricultural Water Management (213): 693-​706. doi: 10.1016/j.agwat.2018.11.010

Masasi, B., S. Taghvaeian, P.H. Gowda, J. Warren, and G. Marek (2019). Simulating Soil Water Content, Evapotranspiration, and Yield of Variably Irrigated Grain Sorghum Using AquaCrop. Journal of the American Water Resources Association doi:10.1111/1752-1688.12757

Oker, T.E., I. Kisekka, I., A.Y. Sheshukov, A.Y., J. Aguilar, and D. Rogers (2019). Evaluation of dynamic uniformity and application efficiency of mobile drip irrigation. Irrigation Science. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​0​0​7​/​s​0​0​2​7​1​-​0​1​9​-​0​0​6​4​8-0

Rudnick, D.R., S. Irmak, C. West, J.L. Chávez, I. Kisekka, T.H. Marek, J.P. Schneekloth, D. Mitchell McCallister, V. Sharma, K. Djaman, J. Aguilar, M.E. Schipanski, D.H. Rogers, and A. Schlegel (2019). Deficit irrigation management of maize in the High Plains aquifer region: a review. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (55) 1: 38-​55.

Schlegel, A. J., Y. Assefa, L. Haag, C.R. Thompson, and L. R. Stone (2019). Yield and Overall Productivity under Long-​Term Wheat-​Based Crop Rotations: 2000 through 2016. Agron. J. (111) 1 – 11 doi: 10.2134/agronj2018.03.0171

Sharda, V., P.H. Gowda, G. Marek, I. Kisekka, C. Ray, and P. Adhikari (2019). Simulating the Impacts of Irrigation Levels on Soybean Production in Texas High Plains to Manage Diminishing Groundwater Levels. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 1 – 14. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​1​1​1​/​1​7​5​2​-​1​6​8​8​.​1​2​720.

Shepler, R., J. F. Suter, D.T. Manning, and C. Goemans (2019). Private Actions and Preferences for Coordinated Groundwater Conservation in Colorado’s Republican River Basin. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​1​1​1​/​1​7​5​2​-​1​6​8​8​.​1​2​741

Singh, J., T.LoD.R.Rudnick, S.Irmak, and H.Blanco-​Canqui (2019). Quantifying and correcting for clay content effects on soil water measurement by reflectometers. Agricultural Water Management 216 (390-​399). 

Sima, N. Q., A. A. Andales, R. D. Harmel, L. Ma, and T. J. Trout (2019). Evaluating RZWQM2-​CERES-​Maize and water production functions for predicting irrigated maize yield and biomass in eastern Colorado. Transactions of the ASABE 62(1):213-223. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​3​0​3​1​/​t​r​a​n​s​.​1​3​045

Thapa, V.R., R. Ghimire, B. D. Duval, and M.A. Marsalis (2019). Conservation Systems for Positive Net Ecosystem Carbon Balance in Semiarid Drylands. Agrosyst. Geosci. Environ. doi:10.2134/age2019.03.0022

Other 2019 publications

Andales, A., Bordovsky, J., Kisekka, I., Rogers, D., & Aguilar, J. (2019). Irrigation scheduling tools (2019). Ogallala Water Coordinated Agriculture Project Resource Guide (OWCAP-​2019-​RGS-​Irrigation Scheduling). Retrieved from http://​ogallalawater​.org/​i​r​r​i​g​a​t​i​o​n​-​s​c​h​e​d​u​l​i​n​g​-​t​o​o​ls/


Peer reviewed publications

Araya, A., I. Kisekka, P.H. Gowda, and P.V.V. Prasad (2018). Grain sorghum production functions under different irrigation capacities. Agricultural Water Management. 203: 261-​271.

Butler, E., N. Howell, B. Guerrero and O. Mulamba (2018). Enhancing Crop Acreage Estimation within a Semi-​arid Watershed using Statistical Assessments/​Techniques. Agronomy Journal. 110:1 – 8. doi:10.2134/agronj2018.01.0065

Cano, A., A. Núñez, V. Acosta-​Martinez, M. Schipanski, R. Ghimire, C. Rice, and C. West (2018). Current knowledge and future research directions to link soil health and water conservation in the Ogallala Aquifer region. Geoderma. 328: 109-​118.

Ghimire, R., B. Ghimire, A.O. Mesbah, M. O’Neill, J. Idowu, S. Angadi, and M.K. Shukla (2018). Current status, opportunities, and challenges of cover cropping for sustainable dryland farming in the Southern Great Plains. Journal of Crop Improvement. 32(4): 579-​598. doi:10.1080/15427528.2018.1471432

Lauer, S., M.R. Sanderson, D.T. Manning, J.F. Suter, R.A. Hrozencik, B. Guerrero, and B. Golden (2018). Values and groundwater management in the Ogallala Aquifer region. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 73(5):593-600. doi:10.2489/jswc.73.5.593

Murley, C.B., S. Sharma, J.G. Warren, D. B. Arnall, and W. R. Raun (2018). Yield response of corn and grain sorghum to row offsets on subsurface drip laterals. Agricultural Water Management. 208: 357-​362.

Oker, T.E., I., Kisekka, A.Y. Sheshukov, J. Aguilar, and D.H. Rogers (2018). Evaluation of maize production under mobile drip irrigationAgricultural Water Management,Volume 210:11-21.

Manning, D.T., S. Lurbé, L.H. Comas, T.J. Trout, N. Flynn, and S.J. Fonte (2018). Economic viability of deficit irrigation in the Western US. Agricultural Water Management. 196: 114-​123.

Monger, R., J.F. Suter, D.T. Manning, J.P. Schneekloth (2018). Retiring Land to Save Water: Participation in Colorado’s Republican River Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. Land Economics 94(1): 36-​51.

Rudnick, D.R., T. Lo, J. Singh, R. Werle, F. Muñoz-​Arriola, T. Shaver, C.A. Burr, and T.J. Dorr (2018). Letter to the Editor: Reply to comments on “Performance assessment of factory and field calibrations for electromagnetic sensors in a loam soil”. Agricultural Water Management 203 (2018) 272 – 276.

Schlegel, A.J., Y. Assefa, L.A. Haag, C.R. Thompson, and L.R. Stone. (2018). Long-​term tillage on yield and water use of grain sorghum and winter wheat. Agron. J. doi:10.2134/agronj2017.02.0104.

Singh, J., T. Lo, D.R. Rudnick, T.J. Dorr, C.A. Burr, R. Werle, T.M. Shaver, and F. Muñoz-​Arriola (2018). Performance assessment of factory and field calibrations for electromagnetic sensors in a loam soil. Agricultural Water Management, 196:87-98

Thapa, V.R., R. Ghimire, M. M. Mikha, O.J. Idowu, and M.M. Marsalis (2018). Land Use Effects on Soil Health in Semiarid Drylands. Agricultural & Environmental Letters doi:10.2134/ael2018.05.0022

Zambreski, Z.T., X. Lin, R. M.Aiken, G.J.Kluitenberg, and R.A.Pielke (2018). Identification of hydroclimate subregions for seasonal drought monitoring in the U.S. Great PlainsJournal of Hydrology, 567:370-381.

Other 2018 publications

Bordovsky, J. P. (2018). Low Energy Precision Application (LEPA) Irrigation Method, a Forty-​year Review. Approved for publication in Transactions of the ASABE. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

José L. Chávez, Huihui Zhang, Maria Cristina Capurro, Ashish Masih, Jon Altenhofen (2018). “Evaluation of multispectral unmanned aerial systems for irrigation management”, Proc. SPIE 10664, Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping III, 106640Q; doi: 10.1117/12.2305076; https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​1​1​7​/​1​2​.​2​3​0​5​076

Golden, G. Monitoring the Impacts of Sheridan County 6 Local Enhanced Management Area. Final report for 2013-​2017.

Ogallala Aquifer. Fall 2018 issue of txH2O. 11 articles highlighting research of the Ogallala Water CAP and Ogallala Aquifer Program teams as producer activities/​perspectives on managing water related challenges. Published by Texas Water Resources Institute, a unit of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M.

Ogallala Aquifer Summit white papers (31 pages, 9 papers): one white paper for each Ogallala State plus a white paper on crop insurance.

Ogallala Summit report (22 pages): key takeaway, information presented, and conclusions from interactive 8-​state meeting held April 2018 in Garden City, KS.

Lo, T. H, D.R. Rudnick, Y. Ge, D.M. Heeren, S. Irmak, J.B. Barker, X. Qiao,T. M. Shaver Ground-​­Based Thermal Sensing of Field Crops and Its Relevance to Irrigation Management (Nebraska Extension Publication G2301)

Small Grain Forages for New Mexico. Circular 630. Revised by M. Marsalis.


Peer reviewed publications

Adhikari, P., Gowda, P.H., Marek, G.W., Brauer, D.K., Kisekka, I., Northup, B. and Rocateli, A. (2017). Calibration and Validation of CSM-​CROPGRO-​Cotton Model Using Lysimeter Data in the Texas High Plains. Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, 162: 61 – 78. doi:10.1111/j.1936-704X.2017.03260.x

Almas, L., B. Guerrero, D. Lust, H. Fatima, R. Tewari, and R. Taylor. (2017). Extending the Economic Life of the Ogallala Aquifer with Water Conservation Policies in the Texas Panhandle. Journal of Water Resource and Protection (JWARP), 9.3(2017):255-270.

Araya, A., I. Kisekka, P.V. Vara Prasad, and P. Gowda. (2017). Evaluating Optimum Limited Irrigation Management Strategies for Corn using Crop Simulation Models. J. Irrig. Drain Eng., 2017, 143(10): 04017041

Araya, A., I. Kisekka, X. Lin, P.V. Vara Prasad, P. H. Gowda, C. Rice, and A. Andales. (2017). Evaluating the Impact of Future Climate Change on Irrigated Maize Production in Kansas. Journal of Climate Risk Management, 17: 139 – 154. 

Araya, A., I. Kisekka, and P. H. Gowda. (2017). Evaluation of water-​limited cropping systems in a semi-​arid climate using DSSAT-​CSM. Agricultural Systems, 150:86-98.

Araya, A., Kisekka, I., Prasad, P. V. V., Holman, J., Foster, A. J., Lollato, R. (2017). Assessing wheat yield, biomass, and water productivity response to growth stage based irrigation water allocation.

Baxter, L. L., C. P. West, C. P. Brown, and P. E. Green (2017). Stocker Beef Production on Low-​Water-​Input Systems in Response to Legume Inclusion: I. Forage and Animal Responses. Crop Sci. 57:2294-2302. doi:10.2135/cropsci2017.02.0112

Baxter, L. L., C. P. West, C. P. Brown, and P. E. Green. (2017). Stocker Beef Production on Low-​Water-​Input Systems in Response to Legume Inclusion: II. Water Footprint. Crop Sci. 57:2303-2312. doi:10.2135/cropsci2017.05.0289

Brazil, L., N. Grigg, C. Kummerow and R. Waskom. (2017). Water and Climate: Charting the Path to a Sustainable Future. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 143(10).

Ghimire, B. R. Ghimire, A.O. Mesbah, and D. VanLeeuwen. (2017). Cover crop residue inputs and quality effects on soil organic matter mineralization. Sustainability, 9(12), 2316; doi:10.3390/su9122316

Hrozencik, R. A., Manning, D. T., Suter, J., Goemans, C. and Bailey, R. (2017), The Heterogeneous Impacts of Groundwater Management Policies in the Republican River Basin of Colorado. Water Resour. Res. . doi:10.1002/2017WR020927

Kisekka, I., A. Schlegel, L. Ma, P.H. Gowda, and P.V.V. Prasad. (2017). Optimizing preplant irrigation for maize under limited water in the High Plains. Agricultural Water Management 187 (2017) 154-​163.

Kisekka, I., T. Oker, G. Nguyen, J. Aguilar and Danny Rogers. (2017). Revisiting Precision Mobile Drip Irrigation under Limited Water. Irrigation Science. pp1-​18. Published online 04 Sept 2017. DOI 10.1007/s00271-017-0555-7

Kisekka, I., DeJonge, K.C. Ma, L., Paz, J., and Douglas-​Manki, K. (2017). Crop Modeling Applications in Agricultural Water Management. Transactions of the ASABE 60(6): 1959-​1964 (doi: 10.13031/trans.12693)

Lin, X., Harrington, J., Ciampitti, I., Gowda, P., Brown, D. and Kisekka, I. (2017). Kansas Trends and Changes in Temperature, Precipitation, Drought, and Frost-​Free Days from the 1890s to 2015. Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, 162: 18 – 30. doi:10.1111/j.1936-704X.2017.03257.x

Linker, R., and Kisekka, I. (2017). Model-​Based Deficit Irrigation of Maize in Kansas. Transactions of the ASABE 60(6): 2011-​2022 (doi: 10.13031/trans.12341)

Manning, D.T., C. Goemans, G. and A. Maas. (2017). Producer Responses to Surface Water Availability and Implications for Climate Change Adaptation. Land Economics 93 (4): 631-​653.

Moorhead, Jerry E., Gary W. Marek, Prasanna H. Gowda, Thomas H. Marek, Dana O. Porter, Vijay P. Singh, and David K. Brauer. (2017). Exceedance Probability of the Standardized Precipitation-​Evapotranspiration Index in the Texas High Plains. Agricultural Sciences. 8(8): 783-​880.

Pica, Nasim E., Ken Carlson, Jeffrey J. Steiner, Reagan Waskom. (2017). Produced water reuse for irrigation of non-​food biofuel crops: Effects on switchgrass and rapeseed germination, physiology and biomass yield. Industrial Crops and Products 100:65-76

Schlegel, A.J., Y. Assefa, L.A. Haag, C.R. Thompson, J.D. Holman, and L.R. Stone. (2017). Yield and soil water in three dryland wheat and grain sorghum rotations. Agron. J. 109:227-238.

Sharda, V., Handyside, C., Chaves, B., McNider, R. T., and Hoogenboom G. 2017. The Impact of Spatial Soil Variability on Simulation of Regional Maize Yield. Transactions of the ASABE 60(6): 2137-​2148 (doi: 10.13031/trans.12374)

Uddameri, V., Singaraju, S., Karim, A., Gowda, P., Bailey, R. and Schipanski, M. (2017). Understanding Climate-​Hydrologic-​Human Interactions to Guide Groundwater Model Development for Southern High Plains. Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, 162: 79 – 99. doi:10.1111/j.1936-704X.2017.03261.x

V. Uddameri and D. Reible, (2017). Food-​energy-​water nexus to mitigate sustainability challenges in a groundwater reliant agriculturally dominant environment (GRADE); Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy; DOI: 10.1002/ep.12726

Vestal, M., B. Guerrero, B. Golden, and L. Harkey. (2017). The Impact of Discount Rate and Price on Intertemporal Groundwater Models in Southwest Kansas. Journal of Water Resource and Protection 9, 745-​759.

Ye, Q., Lin, X., Adee, E., Min, D., Assefa Mulisa, Y., O’Brien, D. and Ciampitti, I. A. (2017). Evaluation of climatic variables as yield-​limiting factors for maize in Kansas. Int. J. Climatol, 37: 464 – 475. doi:10.1002/joc.5015

Multiple OWCAP and OAP authors and other colleagues (2017). Addressing irrigation aquifer depletion. Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) Journal of Contemporary water Research and Education (162: 140 pages).

Other 2017 publications

Castle, Anne, MaryLou Smith, John Stulp, Brad Udall and Reagan Waskom. (2017). Where now with Alternative Transfer Methods in Colorado? Colorado Water institute Special Report 31.

Golden, B. and K. Leibsch. (2017). Monitoring the Impacts of Sheridan County 6 Local Enhanced Management Area. Interim Report for 2013-​2016.

Ogallala Water Coordinated Agriculture Project (OWCAP) team (2017), The Ogallala Aquifer. Colorado Water (34) Issue 6.

Kansas State University’s Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation (OEIE) and Ogallala Water CAP Project Leadership (2017) Groundwater District Interview & Survey Summary. 

Idowu, J. Angadi, S., Darapuneni, M., and Ghimire, R. (2017). Reducing Tillage in Arid and Semi-​arid Cropping Systems: An Overview. NMSU Extension Services, Guide A-​152.


Peer reviewed publications

Cruse, R. M., D. L. Devlin, D. Parker and R. M. Waskom. (2016). Irrigation aquifer depletion: the nexus linchpin. J. Environ Stud Sci 6(1): 149-​160.

Almas, L. K., Price, J. A., Workneh, F., & Rush, C. M. (2016). Quantifying economic losses associated with levels of wheat streak mosaic incidence and severity in the Texas High Plains. Crop Protection, 88, 155-​160.

Guerrero, B., S. Amosson, L. Almas, T. Marek, and D. Porter. (2016). Economic Feasibility of Converting Center Pivot Irrigation to Subsurface Drip Irrigation. Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, 2016: 77-​88.

Rudnick, D., Irmak, S., Ferguson, R., Shaver, T., Djaman, K., Slater, G., Bereuter, A., Ward, N., Francis, D., Schmer, M., Wienhold, B., and Van Donk, S. (2016). Economic Return versus Crop Water Productivity of Maize for Various Nitrogen Rates under Full Irrigation, Limited Irrigation, and Rainfed Settings in South Central Nebraska. J. Irrig. Drain Eng., 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0001023, 04016017.

Uddameri, V., A., Karim, E. A. Hernandez, P.K. Srivastava (2016); Sensitivity of Wells in a Large Groundwater Monitoring Network and its Evaluation using GRACE satellite derived information; in Sensitivity Analysis in Earth Observation Modeling; G. P. Petropoulos and P. K. Srivastava (eds); Elsevier Inc., 235 - 254.

van Donk, S.J. and T.M. Shaver. (2016). Effects of Nitrogen Application Frequency via Subsurface Drip Irrigation on Corn Development and Grain Yield. 2016. Journal of Plant Nutrition. Volume 39, Issue 13. Pgs. 1830-​1839.

Other 2016 publications

Manning, D., A. Hrozencik, C. Goemans, and J. Suter. (2016). An Economic Analysis of Management Strategies to Conserve Groundwater in the Republican River Basin of Colorado.

Rudnick, D.R., S. Irmak, A. Haghverdi, C.A. Burr, T.M. Shaver, and T.J. Dorr. (2016). Soil Water Sensors for Irrigation Management. UNL EC3002. Extension Circular, University of Nebraska-​Lincoln Extension.

Warren, J., A. Stoecker, R. Jones, B. Lane, K. Ramaswamy, and T. Beedy. (Dec. 2016). Crop insurance limitations to adoption of irrigated grain sorghum. CR-​2174. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.

Warren, J., A. Stoecker, R. Jones, K. Ramaswamy, and T. Beedy. (Nov. 2016). Economic viability of grain sorghum and corn as a function of irrigation capacity. CR-​2173. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.