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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

DANIEL K.. FISHER (KEN)

Research Agricultural Engineer


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Irrigation methods and scheduling in the delta region of Mississippi: current status and strategies to improve irrigation efficiency - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (06-Aug-14)
Effect of supplemental irrigation and graded levels of nitrogen on cotton yield and quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sui, R., Byler, R.K., Fisher, D.K., Barnes, E.M., Delhom, C.D. 2014. Effect of supplemental irrigation and graded levels of nitrogen on cotton yield and quality. Journal of Agricultural Science. 6(2):119-131.
Responses of nitrogen metabolism and seed nutrition to drought stress in soybean genotypes differing in slow-wilting phenotype - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Gillen, A.M., Mengistu, A., Kebede, H.A., Fisher, D.K., Smith, J.R., Reddy, K.N. 2013. Responses of nitrogen metabolism and seed nutrition to drought stress in soybean genotypes differing in slow-wilting phenotype. Frontiers in Plant Physiology. 4:498.
An inexpensive open-source ultrasonic sensing system for monitoring fluid levels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fisher, D.K., Sui, R. 2013. An inexpensive open-source ultrasonic sensing system for monitoring fluid levels. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal. 15(4):328-334.
Evaluation of a center pivot variable rate irrigation system - (Proceedings)
Sui, R., Fisher, D.K. 2013. Evaluation of a center pivot variable rate irrigation system. In Proceedings of Irrigation Show and Education Conference.Irrigation Association Conference Proceedings. pp. 9.
Evaluation of alternative methods for estimating reference evapotranspiration - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fisher, D.K., Pringle, H.C. 2013. Evaluation of alternative methods for estimating reference evapotranspiration. Agricultural Sciences. 4(8A):51-60.
Estimation of cotton yield with varied irrigation and nitrogen treatments using aerial multispectral imagery - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Sui, R., Thomson, S.J., Fisher, D.K. 2013. Estimation of cotton yield with varied irrigation and nitrogen treatments using aerial multispectral imagery. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 6(3):37-41.
Relationship between aflatoxoin contamination and physiological responses of corn plants under drought and heat stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kebede, H.A., Abbas, H.K., Fisher, D.K., Bellaloui, N. 2012. Relationship between aflatoxoin contamination and physiological responses of corn plants under drought and heat stress. Toxins. 4:1385-1403.
Cotton yield assessment using plant height mapping system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sui, R., Fisher, D.K., Reddy, K.N. 2012. Cotton yield assessment using plant height mapping system. Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Science. 5(1): 23-31.
Soil moisture and plant canopy temperature sensing for irrigation application in cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sui, R., Fisher, D.K., Barnes, E.M. 2012. Soil moisture and plant canopy temperature sensing for irrigation application in cotton. Journal of Agricultural Science. 4(12):93-105.
Aerial multispectral imaging for cotton yield estimation under different irrigation and nitrogen treatments - (Proceedings)
Huang, Y., Sui, R., Thomson, S.J., Fisher, D.K. 2012. Aerial multispectral imaging for cotton yield estimation under different irrigation and nitrogen treatments. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). Paper No. 121338416, pp. 8.
Assessment of cotton plant nitrogren status and yield potential using plant height mapping system - (Proceedings)
Sui, R., Fisher, D.K., Reddy, K.N. 2012. Assessment of cotton plant nitrogren status and yield potential using plant height mapping system. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE), Paper No.:12-1338431, 6 pp.
Irrigation management: effects of soybean diseases on seed composition in genotypes differing in their disease resistance under irrigated and nonirrigated conditions - (Book / Chapter)
Bellaloui, N., Mengistu, A., Fisher, D.K., Zobiole, L.H., Abbas, H.K. 2012. Irrigation management: effects of soybean diseases on seed composition in genotypes differing in their disease resistance under irrigated and nonirrigated conditions. Nova Hedwigia. 1:1-42.
Simple weighing lysimeters for measuring reference and crop evapotranspiration - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Mar-12)
Open-source hardware is a low-cost alternative for scientific instrumentation and research - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fisher, D.K., Gould, P.J. 2012. Open-source hardware is a low-cost alternative for scientific instrumentation and research. Modern Intrumentation. 1(2):8-20.
Wireless sensor network for irrigation application in cotton - (Proceedings)
Sui, R., Fisher, D.K., Barnes, E.M. 2012. Wireless sensor network for irrigation application in cotton, Beltwide Cotton Conference, pp. 508-516.
Soybean seed composition as affected by drought and Phomopsis in phomopsis susceptible and resistant genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Mengistu, A., Fisher, D.K., Abel, C.A. 2012. Soybean seed composition as affected by drought and Phomopsis in phomopsis susceptible and resistant genotypes. Journal of Crop Improvement. 26:428-453.
Evaluation of corn genotypes for drought and heat stress tolerance using physiological measurements and a microcontroller-based monitoring system - (Abstract Only)
Kebede, H.A., Fisher, D.K., Young, L.D. 2012. Evaluation of corn genotypes for drought and heat stress tolerance using physiological measurements and a microcontroller-based monitoring system. American Society of Agronomy Branch Meeting. http://a-c-s.confex.com/crops/2012srb/webprogram/Paper70164.html.
Potential and challenges in use of thermal imaging for humid region irrigation system management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., Plamondon-Ouellet, C.M., Defauw, S.L., Huang, Y., Fisher, D.K., English, P.J. 2012. Potential and challenges in use of thermal imaging for humid region irrigation system management. Journal of Agricultural Science. 4(4):103-116.
Effect of shade on seed protein oil fatty acids and minerals in soybean lines varying in seed germinability in the Early Soybean Production System - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Smith, J.R., Gillen, A.M., Fisher, D.K., Mengistu, A. 2012. Effect of shade on seed protein oil fatty acids and minerals in soybean lines varying in seed germinability in the Early Soybean Production System. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 3:84-95.
Soybean seed protein oil and fatty acids are altered by S and N fertilizers under irrigated and non irrigated environments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Ebelhar, M.W., Gillen, A.M., Fisher, D.K., Abbas, H.K., Mengistu, A., Reddy, K.N., Paris, R.L. 2011. Soybean seed protein oil and fatty acids are altered by S and N fertilizers under irrigated and non irrigated environments. Agricultural Sciences. 2:465-476.
Influence of planting date on seed protein oil sugars minerals and nitrogen metabolism in soybean under irrigated and non-irrigated enviroments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Reddy, K.N., Gillen, A.M., Fisher, D.K., Mengistu, A. 2011. Influence of planting date on seed protein oil sugars minerals and nitrogen metabolism in soybean under irrigated and non-irrigated enviroments. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 2:702-715.
Determination of moisture deficit and heat stress tolerance in corn using physiological measurements and a low-cost microcontroller-based monitoring system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kebede, H.A., Fisher, D.K., Young, L.D. 2011. Determination of moisture deficit and heat stress tolerance in corn using physiological measurements and a low-cost microcontroller-based monitoring system. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science. 198:118-129.
Soybean seed protein oil and fatty acids as influenced by S and S+N fertilizers under irrigated or non-irrigated environments - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (22-Jul-11)
Mississippi web-based irrigation scheduling tool - (Proceedings)
Sassenrath, G.F., Schmidt, A., Pringle, H.C., Shrestha, B., Fisher, D.K. 2011. Mississippi web-based irrigation scheduling tool. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, Atlanta, GA, Jan 4-9, 2011. CD-ROM, pp. 7-9.
Web based irrigation scheduler - (Abstract Only)
Sassenrath, G.F., Schmidt, A., Pringle, H.C., Fisher, D.K., Shrestha, B. 2010. Web based irrigation scheduler. New Water Use Permitting Requirements, Yazoo Mississippi Delta Joint Water Management District: Poster number 1.
Effect of reference ET method on irrigation scheduling model - (Proceedings)
Fisher, D.K., Pringle III, H.C. 2010. Effect of reference ET method on irrigation scheduling model. National Decennial Irrigation Conference. Paper Number: IRR10-9814.
Development of Irrigation Scheduling Tools for the Humid, High-Rainfall Environment of the Lower Mississippi Delta - (Proceedings)
Sassenrath, G.F., Pringle Iii, H.C., Fisher, D.K., Samson, S., Schmidt, A.M. 2010. Development of Irrigation Scheduling Tools for the Humid, High-Rainfall Environment of the Lower Mississippi Delta. Proceedings of the Decennial National Irrigation Symposium, December 5-8, Phoenix, AZ. Paper Number IRR10-9797.
Soybean seed compostion and quality: interactions of enviroment genotype and management practices - (Book / Chapter)
Bellaloui, N., Reddy, K.N., Bruns, H.A., Gillen, A.M., Mengistu, A., Zobiole, L.H., Fisher, D.K., Abbas, H.K., Zablotowicz, R.M., Kremer, R.J. 2011. Soybean seed compostion and quality: interactions of enviroment genotype and management practices. Nova Hedwigia. 1:1-42.
A low-cost microcontroller-based system to monitor crop temperature and water status - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fisher, D.K., Kebede, H.A. 2010. A low-cost microcontroller-based system to monitor crop temperature and water status. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 74:168-173.
Irrigation system management assisted by thermal imagery and spatial statistics - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Ouellet-Plamondon, C.M., Defauw, S.L., Huang, Y., Fisher, D.K., Hanks, J.E., English, P.J. 2010. Irrigation system management assisted by thermal imagery and spatial statistics. World Congress of the International Commission of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering. Quebec City Canada, June 13-17, 2010. Paper no. CSBE101126.pdf, 13 pp.
Web-based irrigation scheduler - (Abstract Only) - (22-Feb-10)
Tillage and Irrigation Management of Cotton in a Corn/Cotton Rotation - (Proceedings)
Hanks, J.E., Fisher, D.K. 2010. Tillage and Irrigation Management of Cotton in a Corn/Cotton Rotation. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. Vol. 1, pp. 1-4.
Comparison of Irrigation Scheduling Methods in the Humid Mid-South - (Proceedings)
Fisher, D.K., Hanks, J.E., Pringle, H.C. 2009. Comparison of Irrigation Scheduling Methods in the Humid Mid-South. Irrigation Associations Exposition and Technical Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1, pp. 1-4.
Soybean seed composition is influenced by with-in field variability in soil nutrients - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bellaloui, N., Hanks, J.E., Fisher, D.K., Mengistu, A. 2009. Soybean seed composition is influenced by with-in field variability in soil nutrients. Crop Management. doi:10.1094/CM-2009-1203-01-RS.
Using Automation to Improve Surface Irrigation Management - (Proceedings)
Vories, E.D., Hester, J., Tacker, P., Fisher, D.K. 2009. Using Automation to Improve Surface Irrigation Management. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, June 21-24, 2009, Reno, Nevada. ASABE Paper No. 095945. pp 9.
Research for Environmental Stewardship and Conservation at the APTRU - (Other)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Sassenrath, G.F., Hanks, J.E., Fisher, D.K., Lyn, M.E. 2009. Research for Environmental Stewardship and Conservation at the APTRU. Earth Day Symposium, Charles W. Capps Entreprenecuial Center, DREC, Mississippi State University, Stoneville, MS. April 22, 2009.
Application and Production Research at Stoneville - (Other)
Thomson, S.J., Huang, Y., Sassenrath, G.F., Hanks, J.E., Fisher, D.K., Lyn, M.E. 2009. Application and Production Research at Stoneville. Mid South Farm and Gin Supply Exhibit, Memphis,TN, February 27-28,2009
S1018 Regional Committee on Irrigation Management for Humid and Sub-Humid Regions Annual Report Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Sassenrath, G.F., Fisher, D.K., Thomson, S.J. 2008. S1018 Regional Committee on Irrigation Management for Humid and Sub-humid Regions Annual Report. National Information Management and Support System. http://nimss.umd.edu/homepages/home.cfm?trackID=4575
Impact of Conservation Production Practices on Soil Moisture Availability in Alluvial Soils Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Sassenrath, G.F., Fisher, D.K., Williford, J.R. 2008. Impact of Conservation Production Practices on Soil Moisture Availability in Alluvial Soils. Southern Conservation Tillage for Sustainable Agriculture Proceedings. http://www.ag.auburn.edu/auxiliary/nsdl/scasc/Proceedings/2008/Sassenrath.pdf
Thermal Characterization and Spatial Analysis of Water Stress in Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum) and Phytochemical Composition Related to Water Stress in Soybean (Glycine Max) - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Defauw, S.L., English, P.J., Hanks, J.E., Fisher, D.K., Foster, P.N., Zimba, P.V. 2008. Thermal Characterization and Spatial Analysis of Water Stress in Cotton (Gossypium Hirsutum) and Phytochemical Composition Related to Water Stress in Soybean (Glycine Max). International Conference on Precision Agriculture Abstracts & Proceedings.
Changes in Soil Moisture with Conservation Tillage in Cotton Production Systems - (Proceedings)
Sassenrath, G.F., Fisher, D.K., Williford, J.R. Changes in Soil Moisture with Conservation Tillage in Cotton Production Systems. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 8-11, 2008, Nashville, Tennessee. p. 181-182.
Annual Report 2007 Multi-state research project on "Irrigation Management for Humid and Sub-Humid Areas" S1018. Reprint Icon - (Other)
Sassenrath, G.F., Fisher, D.K., Thomson, S.J. 2007. Annual Report 2007 Multi-state research project on "Irrigation Management for Humid and Sub-Humid Areas" S1018.. National Information Management and Support System. http://nimss.umd.edu/homepages/home.cfm?trackID=4575
Using Wireless Technology to Reduce Water Use in Rice Production - (Proceedings)
Vories, E. D., D. K. Fisher, P. L. Tacker, and K. A. Sudduth. 2007. Using wireless technology to reduce water use in rice production. Proc. Fourth Int. Conf. on Irrig. and Drain. Denver, Colo.USCID: 471-480 [CDROM].
Mesoscale Monitoring of Soil Moisture Across a Statewide Network - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Illston, B.G., Basara, J.B., Fisher, D.K., Elliott, R., Fiebrich, C.A., Crawford, K.C., Humes, K., Hunt, E. 2008. Mesoscale Monitoring of Soil Moisture Across a Statewide Network. Journal of Atmospheric and Ocean Technology. 25(2):167-182.
Automated Collection of Soil-Moisture Data with a Low-Cost Microcontroller Circuit - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fisher, D.K. 2007. Automated collection of soil-moisture data with a low-cost microcontroller circuit. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 23(4): 493-500
Applicability of a User-Oriented Evaporation Pan for Low frequency Irrigation of Cotton - (Proceedings)
Thomson, S.J., Williford, J.R., Fisher, D.K. 2007. Applicability of a User-Oriented Evaporation Pan for Low frequency Irrigation of Cotton. In Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Production Research Conference, National Cotton Council, Memphis, TN. CDROM.
Comparison of Conservation Management Practices for Cotton Production in a Field with Varying Soils - (Proceedings)
Hanks, J.E., Martin, S.W., Fisher, D.K., Williford, J.R. Comparison of Conservation Management Practices for Cotton Production in a Field with Varying Soils. 2007 National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, New Orleans. LA, January 9-12, 2007 p. 913-919
Calibration and Use of the Uga Easy Evaporation Pan for Sprinkler Irrigation of Cotton in Midsouth Clay Soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thomson, S.J., D.K. Fisher, 2006. Calibration and use of the uga easy evaporation pan for low frequency sprinkler irrigation of cotton in clay soils. Journal of Cotton Science 10(3): 210-223. Available: http://www.cotton.org./journal/2006-10/3/upload/jcs10-210.pdf
S1018 Annual Report 2005 Reprint Icon - (Other)
Sassenrath, G.F., Fisher, D.K., Thomson, S.J. 2005. ("Irrigation Management for Humid and Sub-Humid Areas.") S1018 Annual Report for Mississippi-USDA Agricultural Research Service 2005. National Information Management and Support System. S1018 Multistate Research Project. p.25-27
Evaluation of Conservation Management Practices for Cotton Production - (Proceedings)
Hanks, J.E., Martin, S.W., Fisher, D.K., Thomson, S.J. 2006. Evaluation of conservation management practices for cotton production. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 3-6, 2006, San Antonio, TX. CD-ROM.
Modern Electronics for Agriculture - (Proceedings)
Fisher, D.K. 2008. Modern electronics for agriculture. Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Irrigation Show, Tampa, FL. Paper no. IA04-1118, CD-ROM, pg. 302-313.
Simple and Inexpensive Lysimeters for Monitoring Reference-and Crop-Et - (Proceedings)
Fisher, D.K. 2008. Simple and inexpensive lysimeters for monitoring reference-and crop-et. Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Irrigation Show, Tampa, Florida. Paper No. IA04-1117, CD-ROM, pg 161-169.
Precision Agriculture Technologies for Cotton Production - (Proceedings)
Hanks, J.E., Wills, J.D., Harris, F.A., Jones, E.J., Fisher, D.K. 2005. Precision agriculture technologies for cotton production. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. pg 2086-2091, CD-ROM
Automated Data Collection Using Simple and Inexpensive Microcontrollers and Semiconductor Sensors - (Proceedings)
Fisher, D.K., Thomson, S.J., Smith, L.A., Brazil, B.L. 2003. Automated data collection using simple and inexpensive microcontrollers and semiconductor sensors. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meetings Papers. Paper number 033146. pg 9.
Experiences with the Uga Easy Evaporation Pan for Irrigation of Cotton Grown in Midsouth Clay Soils - (Proceedings)
THOMSON, S.J., FISHER, D.K., THOMAS, D.L. EXPERIENCES WITH THE UGA EASY EVAPORATION PAN FOR IRRIGATION OF COTTON GROWN IN MIDSOUTH CLAY SOILS. IRRIGATION ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. 2002. CD-ROM.
Use of Granular-Matrix Sensors, Models, and Evaporation Measuring Devices for Monitoring Cotton Water Use and Soil Water Status in the Mississippi Delta - (Proceedings)
THOMSON, S.J., FISHER, D.K., SASSENRATH COLE, G.F., FREELAND, T.B., PRINGLE, L. USE OF GRANULAR-MATRIX SENSORS, MODELS, AND EVAPORATION MEASURING DEVICES FOR MONITORING COTTON WATER USE AND SOIL WATER STATUS IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA. NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL BELTWIDE COTTON CONFERENCE. 2002. Paper No. 991137.
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