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We promote resilient and sustainable water-limited agricultural production systems through irrigation and crop production field research using remote sensing, irrigation scheduling, and crop growth monitoring to manage these systems for economic benefits and environmental services. Equally, we develop simulation models and tools from field to watershed scales that extend field research and serve as decision support tools for farmers, agricultural industry, cooperative extension, and action agencies.

Research Projects

Research Scientists

Barnard, David (Dave) - Research Agronomist

Comas, Louise - Plant Physiologist

DeJonge, Kendall - Agricultural Engineer

Mankin, Kyle - Research Leader, Research Agricultural Engineer

Gleason, Sean - Plant Physiologist

Green, Timothy - Agricultural Engineer

Zhang, Huihui - Agricultural Engineer

Support Staff

Erskine, Rob

Hunter, Cameron

Kipka, Holm

Lighthart, Nathan

Steward, Ross

Wenz, Joshua

Yemoto, Kevin

Retired Scientists

McMaster, Greg - Agronomist

Trout, Thomas - Agricultural Engineer & Cooperator

The Water Management and Systems Research is located in Fort Collins, CO and is part of the Plains Area.
The Research Leader is Kyle Mankin.
Email: Kyle.Mankin@USDA.GOV
Phone: 970-492-7401
Fax: 970-492-7408
Water Management & Systems Research Unit
2150 Center Avenue, NRRC Building D
Fort Collins, CO 80526