Plant growth depends on two important natural resources — soil and water. Soil provides support and the nutrient reservoir necessary for plant growth. Water is essential for plant life processes. Effective management of these resources for crops and landscapes requires growers and landscapers to understand relationships between soil, water, and plants. This relationship is significant to irrigation users that desire to use best management practices such as irrigation scheduling.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, March 3.
Dr. Gaudi holds certifications through the Irrigation Association (IA) as a Certified Irrigation Designer (CID) in surface, drip/micro, and sprinkler, as a Certified Irrigation Contractor (CIC), and as a Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist (CAIS). He is a former member of the Irrigation Association Certification Board where he assisted with maintaining existing certifications and developing new certifications. Dr. Gaudi is also recognized through the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) as a Certified Crop Advisor.
Dr. Gaudi’s current areas of interest are utilizing domestic wastewater for agricultural forage crops and landscape irrigation design and auditing. Through research and projects at the ITRC, Dr. Gaudi is able to bring experience including real-world problems and solutions into the classroom.