Seminar Series

Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Date Speaker Title & Organization Topic Video/Slides
October 4th Nicolas Quintana Ashwell Assistant Professor & Natural Resources Economist, MSU-NCAAR The Cost of Mismanaging Crop Heat Stress with Irrigation: Evidence From the Mid-South USA YouTube
December 6th Ron Selby Executive Director, Delta F.A.R.M. and Delta Wildlife Advancing Environmental Sustainability in the Delta PDF
February 7th Brian Ott Research Fish Biologist, USDA ARS Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit Water Quality and Ecology of Intensified Catfish Aquaculture YouTube
March 6th Zach Simpson Research Agricultural Engineer, USDA ARS-NCAAR The Legacy Phosphorus Project: Unique Context of the Mississippi Delta YouTube
April 3rd John Hester Area Engineer, USDA NRCS Efficient Furrow Irrigation YouTube
April 3rd Renata Rimšaitė Senior Program Manager, University of Nebraska Daughtery Water for Food Global Institute Groundwater Use for Agriculture in the High Plains Region and Beyond YouTube
May 1st Vivek Venishetty Extension/Research Associate III, MSU-NCAAR

Fall 2022-Spring 2023

Date Speaker Title & Organization Topic Video/Slides
November 2nd Drew Gholson Assistant Professor & Coordinator, MSU-NCAAR The National Center for Alluvial Aquifer Research: Introductions, History, and Mission PDF
December 7th Saseendran (Sasi) Anapalli Research Soil Scientist, USDA ARS-NCAAR Quantifying Impacts of Alternate Wetting and Drying Floodwater Management on Rice Water Use and Methane Emissions YouTube
December 7th Amrinder Jakhar M.S. Graduate Student, MSU-NCAAR Impact of Sugarcane Biochar Application Rates on Soil Properties and Water Quality Under Rainfed Cotton Production in the Mississippi Delta YouTube
February 1st Daryl Chastain Research Plant Physiologist, USDA ARS-NCAAR Drought Response Modeling of Leaf Photosynthetic Parameters in Two Gossypium Species YouTube
February 1st Amer Al-Sudani Postdoctoral Researcher, MSU-NCAAR Exploring the Role of Off-Season Precipitation and Irrigation Water Use in Inter-Seasonal Changes in Well Depth to Water YouTube
March 3rd Dean Hively Research Physical Scientist, USGS Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center Satellite Remote Sensing to Detect Cover Crop Performance: A Case Study in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain YouTube
April 5th Amanda Nelson Research Hydrologist, USDA ARS-NCAAR An Analysis of Storm Events in a Tailwater System in Sunflower County, Mississippi YouTube
April 5th Amilcar Vargas Ph.D. Graduate Student, MSU-NCAAR Exploring the Effects of Sprinkler Irrigation on Corn Grown in Two Soil Types at Different Nitrogen Rates and Irrigation Thresholds in the Mississippi Delta YouTube
May 3rd Mahesh Maskey Postdoctoral Research Associate, USDA ARS-NCAAR Simplified Framework to Calibrate the Agro-Hydrological APEX Model and Uncertainty Analysis of Runoff Parameters Under Grazing Operations YouTube
May 3rd Carson Roberts Ph.D. Candidate, MSU-NCAAR Cover Crops Affect Soil Moisture and Irrigation Water Use in Cotton YouTube