Projects/Research

AI Model for Estimating Crop Water Demand: An Artificial Intelligence (AI) Model to Improve Agricultural Water Use Efficiency Using Field, Plant, and Weather Data – Case Study
PI: Dr. Fayzul Pasha   Funding: IIC

Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program VI
PI: William Green   Funding: PG&E

Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program VI Pump Testers
PI: William Green   Funding: PG&E

Airjection Irrigation Impact on Oxidative Stress in Vegetables and on Soil Nitrogen Cycle Gene Communities
PI: Dr. Dave Goorahoo   Funding: ARI

Almond water stress and yield analysis through soil, plant and image based technologies for sustainable Almond Production
PI: Dr. Dilruba Yeasmin   Funding: ARI

An Integrated Management Model to Operate a Farm at Peak Efficiency
PI: Dr. Fayzul Pasha   Funding: ARI

Automating the Pistachio Canopy Temperature Identification: A Machine Learning Approach
PI: Dr. Athanasios Aris Panagopoulos   Funding: ARI

Benefits of On-farm Best Management Practices (BMP)
PI: Dr. Dave Goorahoo   Funding: ARI

Cracking the black box of dormancy
PI: Dr. Gurreet Brar   Funding: CA Pistachio Research Board

Crop Water Requirement for Onion
PI: Dr. Florence Cassel Sharma   Funding: ARI

Cutting Edge Field-Scale Technologies and Soil-Water-Plant Continuum Approach for the Optimum Use of Agricultural Water and Energy – Pilot Study
PI: Dr. Fayzul Pasha   Funding: ARI

Determination of Long Term Threshold Limit for Using Saline Water on Pistachio
PI: Dr. Gurreet Brar/Dr. Gary Bañuelos   Funding: ARI

Developing a Mobile Decision Support Nitrate Sampling and Monitoring System
PI: Dr. Kaomine Vang   Funding: ARI

Development of CRISPR/Cas9 for Genome Editing in Navel Orangeworm
PI: Dr. Jacob Wenger   Funding: ARI

Development of Low Pressure and Low Flow Water and Energy Efficient Media Filtration System
PI: Dr. Kaomine Vang   Funding: IIC

Development of Precision Variable Rate Irrigation Systems to Optimize Application of Water and Nutrients
PI: Shawn Ashkan   Funding: ARI

DNA Extraction Method from epidemiologically meaningful amounts of soil
PI: Dr. Margaret Ellis   Funding: ARI

Dormancy Breaking Pistachio
PI: Dr. Gurreet Brar   Funding: CA Pistachio Research Board

Establish an insect genetic technologies program capable of performing knock-out and knock-in gene transformations in the navel orangeworm (NOW)
PI: Dr. Jacob Wenger   Funding: ARI

Evaluation of Exogenous Application of Gibberellic Acid
PI: Dr. Ranjit Riar   Funding: ARI

Evaluation of Sorghum Tolerance
PI: Dr. Florence Cassel Sharma   Funding: ARI

Fababean Germplasm '21
PI: Dr. Ranjit Riar   Funding: UC Davis

A Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Based Evaluation of Rootstock Response to the Application of Fertilizer of Natural Origin in Orchards and Vineyards to Promote Root Vigor for Long Term Economic Viability
PI: Dr. Dilruba Yeasmin   Funding: ARI

Identification and assessment of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum populations in cotton fields for sustainable production in California
PI: Dr. Margaret Ellis   Funding:  ARI

Improving water and nitrogen use efficiency in lettuce by selecting for root characteristics
PI: Dr. John Bushoven  Co-PI: Dr. Dilruba Yeasmin   Funding: ARI

Interaction of Retain (Plant Growth regulator) with foliar Nitrogen application at different rates in relation to yield and quality in Almonds
PI: Dr. Gurreet Brar   Funding: Val4ent USA

Irrigation and Soil Management Tools for Saline Irrigation Alfalfa
PI: Dr. Sharon Benes   Funding: ARI

Long Term Saline Irrigation Strategies for Pistachios on PGI Rootstock
PI: Dr. Kaomine Vang   Funding: CA Pistachio Research Board

Lysimetric determination of ET coefficients for drip-irrigated vegetables
PI: Dr. Florence Cassel Sharma   Funding: ARI

Managing Deep Percolation in Drip Irrigation Systems
PI: Shawn Ashkan   Funding: ARI

New Almond production systems research at CSU Fresno: High-density planting, rootstock evaluation and pruning responses trials
PI: Dr. Gurreet Brar   Funding: ARI

Nile Garden Drinking Water '19 (Dept. Water Resources)
PI: Sarge Green   Funding: Dept. Water Resources

The organic production of agretti in poor-quality soils with poor quality water
PI: Dr. Kaomine Vang   Funding: ARI

Overcoming citrus nursery growth issues by using Smart Lighting with Different Photoperiods
PI: Dr. Gurreet Brar   Funding: ARI

Physiological performance and nutritional quality of forages
PI: Dr. Florence Cassel Sharma   Funding: ARI

Pistachio Plant Based Irrigation Scheduling
PI: Shawn Ashkan   Funding: ARI

Plan for Groundwater Management
PI: Sarge Green   Funding: NIFA-Dept. Water Resources

Population Structure, gene flow, and movement of naval orangeworm (Amyelois Transitella) in California
PI: Dr. Jacob Wenger   Funding: ARI

Precision Irrigation Pistachio
PI: Shawn Ashkan   Funding: CDFA

A Remote Sensing Approach to Identify Critical Areas in CA Orchards for Improving Irrigation Water Management through Precision Agriculture Technology
PI: Dr. Dilruba Yeasmin   Funding: IIC

Smart Data Utilization in the Ag Field: A Compare and Contrast Analysis
PI: Dr. Dilruba Yeasmin   Funding: ARI

Strategic collaborative partnerships developing new synergies to create water productivity innovation in agriculture and the irrigated landscape
PI: Dr. Kaomine Vang   Funding: IIC

Threshold for Using Saline Water on Pistachio
PI: Dr. Gurreet Brar/Dr. Gary Bañuelos   Funding: ARI

Utilizing Real Time Plant Stress Indicator to Improve Water Use Efficiency in Almonds (ARI)
PI: Dr. Kaomine Vang   Funding: ARI

Water-Smart Planning: A Satellite Imagery based Remote Sensing Approach to Evaluate Crop Water Status in California Orchards for Future Sustainability
PI: Dr. Dilruba Yeasmin   Funding: ARI

Water Use and Drought Resistance Test
PI: Tim Jacobsen   Funding: USDA

ARI – Agricultural Research Institute
CDFA – California Department of Food and Agriculture
IIC – Irrigation Innovation Consortium
PG&E – Pacific Gas and Electric Company
USDA – United States Department of Agriculture