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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Water distribution from a subsurface drip irrigation system and dripline spacing effect on cotton yield and water use efficiency in a coastal plain soil
Grabow, G. L., Huffman, R. L., Evans, R. O., Jordan, D. L., & Nuti, R. C. (2006), Transactions of the ASABE, 49(6), 1823-1835.

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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)