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Saleh Taghvaeian

SDI, subsurface drip, irrigation, efficient, efficiency, GIS, smart technology, smart technologies, sensors, infrared, stress

Extension Specialist in Water Resources and Assistant Professor

Specialization: agricultural water management and irrigation efficiency

Department: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering


Twitter: @OSU_Irrigation

White House honors DASNR’s Saleh Taghvaeian (2/1/2018 news article by Donald Stotts, Ag Comm. Services)

Faculty Spotlight: Saleh Taghvaeian (March 2016 AQUAhoman newsletter)

Dr. Saleh Taghvaeian Interview

Dr. Saleh Taghvaeian explains how his research and extension efforts in agricultural water management help improve the quality and quantity of water resources in Oklahoma.

See more videos from Dr. Taghvaeian in our "Irrigation Practices" YouTube playlist.

Research/Extension Specialty Areas:

  • Agricultural Water Management
  • Irrigation Efficiency
  • Environmental Instrumentation
  • Remote Sensing and GIS Applications
  • Sub-surface Drip Irrigation
  • Soil Moisture

Research/Extension Projects:

  • Conserving Agricultural Water Resources in Oklahoma using Smart Technologies
  • The Impact of Drought on Vegetation Water Use in Different Climatic Divisions across Oklahoma
  • On-Farm Soil Health Management Systems Demonstration program for the Southern Plains
  • Expanding Crop Rotation Options for Subsurface Drip Irrigation
  • Promoting Sensor-based Technology to Improve Land & Water Resources Conservation
  • Irrigation Management & Efficiency for Cropping Systems in the Fort Cobb Reservoir Experimental Watershed
  • Sustainability of Irrigated Cotton in Southwest Oklahoma

Center-funded Projects

Recent Publications:



Specialty Area Workshops/Conferences Organized and/or Attended:

  • Oklahoma Irrigation Conference
  • ASCE‐EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress
  • US Committee on Irrigation & Drainage Annual Meetings