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Office: Maricopa Agricultural Center

37860 W. Smith-Enke Road

Maricopa, AZ 85138-3101

Phone: (520) 568-2273

Mobile: (520) 705-2411

Email: bobroth@ag.arizona.edu

Fax: (520) 568-2556

Dr. Bob Roth
Director, Maricopa Agricultural Center

Education:

1983: Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Arizona

1971 - M.Sc. Agricultural Engineering, University of Arizona

1967 - B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering, Montana State University

Background

Reared on an irrigated farm in the Clarksfork Valley near the community of Bridger, Montana. Attended Bridger Public Schools and graduated in 1961. Active in basketball, football and Future Farmers of America. Won the 1960 Montana Future Farmers of America Silver Star Sheep Farmer Award.

Research activities:

The major research emphasis was oriented toward interdisciplinary irrigation management of field crops in the Arizona arid environment. This required that the research be oriented to solving local problems and an interdisciplinary approach involving all areas of plant, soil and environmental sciences be included.

Current and completed research support:

  • Minimum Tillage Systems for Cotton: Reduced Energy, Time and Particulates. USDA-CSREES-SARE Project No. SW98-068. 2000-01 ($74,150)
  • Agronomy of Hesperaloe species- Domestic sources of high value specialty fibers. USDA-CSREES. 2000-01 ($187,200)
  • Small Grains Germplasm Introduction & Evaluation. USDA-ARS Cooperative Agreement. 1989-1996. ($501,956), 1997 ($85,100), 1998 ($72,868), 1999 ($78,292), 2000 ($77510)
  • Cotton & Lesquerella Research Project. USDA-ARS Cooperative Agreement. 1989-1996. ($1,688,101), 1997 ($269,491), 1998 ($363,356), 1999 ($286,814), 2000 ($221,596)
  • Response of Crops to Free-Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) Project. USDA-ARS Cooperative Agreement. 1996-2000. $778,864.
  • Cotton Seed Royalty and Research Fund. 1995-1996. $19,105.
  • GRANT-IN-AID Dupont 1994-99 ($106,500), Bayer Agricultural Division 1997-99 ($16,370). Thermo Trilogy Corp. 1997 ($3000), Troy Biosciences Inc. 1997 ($3000), Paymaster Cottonseed 1997 ($5000), Betaseed 1998 ($10,400), Arizona Grain 1998-99 ($10,500), Barkley Seed 1998-00 ($6500), World Wide Wheat 1998 ($8450), Youth Now Foundation 1999 ($6500), Boyce Thompson Institute New York 1999 ($10,000), George M. Mills 1999 ($5000), Monsanto 2000 ($9375), Novartis Crop Protection 2000 ($9000)
  • Water and Nitrogen production functions for Arizona crops. University of Arizona State Project #125880. 1982($4800), 1983($2000), 1984($6600), 1985($6320), 1986($3416), 1987($7350), 1988($7350), 1989($3950).
  • Water requirements of new and alternative crops. USDA-ARS Water Conservation Laboratory. 1986-1988. $26,000.
  • Domestication of jojoba. University of Arizona Hatch Project #174269. 1982($660), 1983($2500), 1984($3750), 1985($2820), 1986($1710), 1987($500).
  • Direct seeding for economical guayule rubber production. USDA-ARS Water Conservation Laboratory. 1983-1988. $38,000.
  • Water management of conventional and narrow row cotton. University of Arizona Hatch Project #174827 & State Project #104210. 1984($5300), 1985($3760), 1986($2305).
  • Grant-in-aid from Union Chemical. 1985. $1,000.
  • Guayule rubber production related to water and nutrient requirements in sandy soils. USDA-ARS Water Conservation Laboratory. 1981-1986. $90,000.
  • Water Conservation on the Yuma Mesa using sprinkler irrigation. USDI Bureau of Reclamation. 1979-1984. $175,000.
  • Equipment donations from Lindsay Manufacturing Company, Senninger Irrigation Company, Union Chemical Company, Moran Seed Company, and Northrup King Company. 1979. $62,000.
  • Intermittent irrigation water management of rice for extreme southwestern desert climates. USDA-ARS Water Conservation Laboratory. 1979-1983. $75,000.
  • Development, demonstration and evaluation of alternative irrigation water application techniques for citrus on sandy mesa soil to reduce irrigation return flows. USDA-ARS Salinity Laboratory. 1974-1980. $444,400.
  • Methods for improving irrigation efficiency efficiencies on sandy soils. USDI Bureau of Reclamation. 1971-1975. $180,000.
  • Citrus irrigation & cultural practices under southwest conditions. USDI Bureau of Reclamation. 1971-1975. $25,000.

Complete vita as a Word file

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