University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA
Daran Rudnick obtained his BS, MS and PhD Degrees from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Irrigation Management Specialist in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at the same university. His research focuses on improving irrigation management strategies for commonly grown crops and rotations found in the semi-arid climate of west central Nebraska. His research projects include the evaluation of deficit irrigation strategies for maize and soybean under center pivot and subsurface drip irrigation systems, integration of variable rate irrigation and nitrogen fertilizer management, assessment of residue removal effects on maize yield and crop water use and field and laboratory evaluation of soil water monitoring equipment.