Dr. Jose O. Payero

Dr. Jose Payero

 

Title

Adjunct Professor, College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (Clemson University)

Extension Associate/Agronomic Crops and Irrigation Specialist (Edisto Research and Education Center)

Focus area

Research and extension to improve irrigation management of row crops (such as cotton, corn, soybeans, and peanuts).

Degrees

BS   - Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra- Agronomy- 1984

MS  - California State University-Fresno - Plant Science – 1987

PhD - Utah State University – Irrigation Engineering – 1997


Current research projects

  • Evaluation of soil water extraction pattern and physiological development of row crops
  • Lysimeter measurement of crop evapotranspiration of row crops
  • On-farm evaluation of sensor-based irrigation scheduling options
  • Evaluation of economics of irrigated crops in South Carolina
  • Impact of climate on the water use of row crops in South Carolina  
  • Performance of new cotton varieties under different irrigation regimes

 

Current Grants

 “Climate variability to climate change: Extension challenges and opportunities in the Southeast USA,” which is a 5-year multi-state project funded by USDA/NIFA. 

Selected publications

 

  • Cammarano, D., Grace, P. Payero, J.O., Basso, B., and Wilkens, P. 2012. Agronomic and economic evaluation of irrigation strategies on cotton lint yield in Australia. Crop & Pasture Science, 63:647–655.
  • Cammarano, D., Payero, J.O., Basso, B., and Grace, P., 2012. Adapting wheat sowing dates to projected climate change in the Australian sub-tropic: analysis of crop water use and yield.  Crop & Pasture Science. In press.
  • Irmak, S., M.J. Burgert, H.S. Yang, K.G. Cassman, D.T. Walters, W.R. Rathje, J.O. Payero, P. Grassini, M.S. Kuzila, K.J. Brunkhorst, W.L. Kranz, D.E. Eisenhauer, C.A. Shapiro, B. VanDeWalle, J.M. Rees, G.L. Zoubek, and G.J. Teichmeier. 2012. Large scale on-farm implementation of soil moisture-based irrigation management strategies for increasing maize water productivity. Transactions of the ASABE, 55(3): 881-894.
  • Scheer, C., Grace, P., Payero, J.O. et al. 2012. Nitrous Oxide emissions from irrigated wheat in Australia: Impact of irrigation management. Plant and Soil. In press.
  • Padhi, J. Misra, R.K., Payero, J.O. 2012. Estimation of soil water deficit in an irrigated cotton field with infrared thermography. Field Crops Research,126: 45-55.
  • Payero, J.O., and Irmak, S. 2011. Daily Crop Evapotranspiration, Crop Coefficient and Energy Balance Components of a Surface-Irrigated Maize Field. Chapter 4 in “Evapotranspiration - From Measurements to Agricultural and Environmental Applications”, Giacomo A. Gerosa (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-512-9, InTech,  pages 59-78. Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/daily-crop-evapotranspiration-crop-coefficient-and-energy-balance-components-of-a-surface-irrigated-
  • Power, B., Rodriguez, D., deVoil, P., Harris, G., Payero, J.O. 2011. A multi-field bio-economic model of irrigated grain-cotton farming systems.  Field Crops Research, 124 (2): 171-179.
  • Misra, R.K., Padhi, J., Payero, J.O. 2011. A calibration procedure for load cells to improve accuracy of mini-lysimeters in monitoring evapotranspiration. Journal of Hydrology, 406: 113–118.   
  • Chauhan, Y.S, G.C. Wright, D. Holzworth, R.C.N. Rachaputi, and J.O. Payero. 2011. AQUAMAN – a web-based decision support system for irrigation scheduling in peanuts. Irrigation Science (DOI 10.1007/s00271-011-0296-y). In press.
  • Payero, J.O., D. Singh, G. Harris, S. Vriesema, J. Hare, L. Pendergast, and Y.S. Chauhan. 2011. Application of a new web-based tool (CropWaterUse) for determining evapotranspiration and irrigation requirements of major crops at three locations in Queensland, p. 295-318, In L. Labedzki, ed. Evapotranspiration. InTech. (Available at: http://www.intechopen.com/books/show/title/evapotranspiration).
  • Irmak, S., Mutiibwa, D., Payero, J.O. 2010. Net radiation dynamics: Performance of 20 net radiation models as related to model structure and intricacy in two climates.  Transactions of the ASABE, 53(4): 1059-1076.
  • Payero, J.O., D.D. Tarkalson, S. Irmak, D. Davison, and J.L. Petersen. 2009. Effect of timing of a deficit-irrigation allocation on corn evapotranspiration, yield, water use efficiency and dry mass. Agricultural Water Management 96:1387-1397.
  • Payero, J.O. and Irmak, S., 2008. Construction, installation, and performance of two repacked weighing lysimeters. Irrigation Science, 26: 191-202.
  • Tarkalson, D.D., Payero, J.O. 2008. Comparison of Nitrogen fertilization methods and rates for sub-surface drip irrigated corn in the semi-arid Great Plains. Transactions of the ASABE, 51(5):1633-1643.
  • Irmak, S., A. Irmak, T.A. Howell, D. Martin, J.O. Payero, and K.S. Copeland. 2008. Variability analyses of alfalfa-reference to grass-reference evapotranspiration ratios in growing and dormant seasons. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 134:147-159.
  • Payero, J.O., D.D. Tarkalson, S. Irmak, D. Davison, and J.L. Petersen. 2008. Effect of irrigation amounts applied with subsurface drip irrigation on corn evapotranspiration, yield, water use efficiency, and dry matter production in a semiarid climate. Agricultural Water Management, 95: 895-908.

 

Contact information

Edisto Research and Education Center

64 Research Road, Blackville, SC 29817

 

Cell phone: 803-508-1617

Office phone: 803-284-3343 ext 229

Email: jpayero@clemson.edu