Rodney Huffman

Associate Professor

Professional Engineer
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Education

Ph.D. 1989

Agricultural Engineering

Purdue University

B.S. 1983

Agricultural Engineering

The Ohio State University

Research Description

Ground water, water quality and hydrology

Honors and Awards

  • ASABE President's Citation, 2009
  • PEI Professional Engineer of the Year, 2010
  • BAE Outstanding Teaching Award, 2011
  • ASABE Certificate of Appreciation, 2012
  • BAE Outstanding Teacher Award, 2015

Publications

Water conservation potential of smart irrigation technologies in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin
Vick, R. L., Grabow, G. L., Miller, G. L., & Huffman, R. L. (2017), Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 143(2). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)ir.1943-4774.0001130
Residential irrigation water use in the Central Piedmont of North Carolina. I: Measured use and water requirements
Nautiyal, M., Grabow, G. L., Huffman, R. L., Miller, G. L., & Bowman, D. (2015), Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 141(4). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)ir.1943-4774.0000819
Residential irrigation water use in the Central Piedmont of North Carolina. II: Evaluation of smart irrigation technologies
Nautiyal, M., Grabow, G. L., Huffman, R. L., Miller, G. L., & Bowman, D. (2015), Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 141(4). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)ir.1943-4774.0000820
Water application efficiency and adequacy of ET-based and soil moisture-based irrigation controllers for turfgrass irrigation
Grabow, G. L., Ghali, I. E., Huffman, R. L., Miller, G. L., Bowman, D., & Vasanth, A. (2013), Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 139(2), 113–123. https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)ir.1943-4774.0000528
Factors affecting uniformity of irrigation-type manure application systems
Liu, Z., Grabow, G. L., Huffman, R. L., Osborne, J., & Evans, R. O. (2012), Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 28(1), 43–56.
Using variability within digital images to improve tall fescue color characterization
Ghali, I. E., Miller, G. L., Grabow, G. L., & Huffman, R. L. (2012), Crop Science, 52(5), 2365–2374. https://doi.org/10.2135/cropsci2011.10.0553
Linking plant ecology and long-term hydrology to improve wetland restoration success
Caldwell, P. V., Vepraskas, M. J., Gregory, J. D., Skaggs, R. W., & Huffman, R. L. (2011), Transactions of the ASABE, 54(6), 2129–2137. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.40662
SDI dripline spacing effect on corn and soybean yield in a piedmont clay soil
Grabow, G. L., Huffman, R. L., & Evans, R. O. (2011), Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 137(1), 27–36.
Leaching of nutrients and trace elements from stockpiled turkey litter into soil
Shah, S. B., Hutchison, K. J., Hesterberg, D. L., Grabow, G. L., Huffman, R. L., Hardy, D. H., & Parsons, J. T. (2009), Journal of Environmental Quality, 38(3), 1053–1065. https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2007.0639
Hydrologic models for altered landscapes
Vepraskas, M. J., Huffman, R. L., & Kreiser, G. S. (2006), Geoderma, 131(3-4), 287–298. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2005.03.010

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Grants

Water Use Efficiency of Soil-Water-Sensor-Controlled Irrigation with a Subsurface Drip Irrigation System Contrasted with Center Pivot Irrigation in a Corn-Wheat-Soybean Crop Rotation
NC Soybean Producers Association, Inc.(3/01/11 - 11/30/14)
Catawba River Basin Residential Irrigation Water Conservation Study
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke Power)(2/10/09 - 3/31/12)
Historic Irrigation Water Use and Evaluation of two SMART Irrigation Technologies in the Town of Cary, NC
Cary, NC(12/01/08 - 5/31/10)
Multi-scale Analysis of Mechanisms and Impact of Phosphorus Mobilization in Wetland Soils Created from Drained Agricultural Fields
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)(9/01/09 - 8/31/13)
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Riparian Buffer Monitoring
NC Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources formerly NC Dept of Env. & Natural Resources (DENR)(1/01/08 - 8/31/11)
A Rapid Assessment Tool For Determining Uniformity of Irrigation-Type Animal Waste Land Application Systems
NC Pork Council(7/01/07 - 9/30/09)
Methodology to Assess Vegetation, Hydrologic, and Soil Parameters That Affect Wetland Restoration
NC Department of Transportation(8/01/07 - 6/30/09)
Comparing Environmental Impacts and Agronomic Performance of a Subsurface Drip Irrigation System and a Traditional Spray System used for Land Application of Animal Waste
NCSU Animal and Poultry Waste Management Center(7/01/06 - 6/30/09)
Methodology to Assess Soil, Hydrologic, and Site Parameters that Affect Wet Restoration
NC Department of Transportation(7/01/03 - 6/30/07)