Stacia Conger

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Title Assistant Professor
Department Red River Research Station
Address 1 262 Research Station Drive
Bossier City, LA 71112
Phone 318-741-7430
Fax 318-741-7433

The primary program areas and initiatives are to establish an active extension and outreach program that disseminates research-based results and addresses clientele concerns related to:

  • Development and operation of irrigation systems
  • Efficient use of irrigation systems
  • Irrigation scheduling

These program areas were addressed under the umbrella of the Smart Technologies for Agricultural Management and Production (STAMP) program initiated in 2014. The program encompasses all research and extension activities related to LSU AgCenter irrigation water management. This includes plot studies, on-farm demonstrations, workshops, trainings, presentations, publications, and all other products associated with education and outreach.

McCurdy, J., B. Baker, S. L. D. Conger, J. S. Beasley, and B. D. LeBlanc. 2019. Water Resource Management BMPs for Golf Courses in Louisiana and Mississippi. MS State University Extension Publication P3369. 24 pp.

Conger, S. L. D., R. Sheffield, T. J. Koske. 2018. Introduction to Landscape Irrigation in Louisiana. Rewritten and republished LSU AgCenter Publication 3062.

Adusumilli, N., D. D. Fromme, and S. L. Davis. 2017. Evaluation of Net Profits from Surge Irrigation in Row Crops in Louisiana. LSU AgCenter Publication 3566.

Davis, S. L. and D. D. Fromme. 2016. Scheduling irrigation for agronomic crops using estimation methods. LSU AgCenter Publication 3559.

Davis, S. L. 2016. Speaking the Language of Irrigation: Glossary of Terms. LSU AgCenter Publication 3552.

Davis, S. L. 2015. Benefits and Limitations to Available Technologies for Irrigation Scheduling in Agronomic Crops. LSU AgCenter Publication 3454.

Davis, S. L. 2015. Rain sensors for a landscape irrigation system. LSU AgCenter Publication 3365.

Adusumilli, N., and S. L. Davis. 2015. Addressing agricultural water challenges in Louisiana through research and extension: LSU AgCenter’s STAMP program. Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association Newsletter, Spring Issue 2015, Vol 20: 4.

Davis, S. L. and N. Adusumilli. 2015. Efficient Irrigation Saves Water and Money: The STAMP Program. Louisiana Agriculture Magazine, Winter 2015 Issue.

2014 - Ph.D.,Agricultural/Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2008 - M.E., Agricultural/Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2005 - B.S., Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Sohoulande Djebou, C. D., S. L. D. Conger, A. A. Szogi, K C. Stone, and J. H. Martin. 2021. Seasonal precipitation pattern analysis for decision support of agricultural irrigation management in Louisiana, USA. Agric. Water Manage., 254(2021) 106970.

Conger, S. L. D., R. L. Frazier, B. Garner, D. Burns, D. R. Lee, and K. Miller. 2020. On-farm furrow irrigation technology demonstrations in Louisiana. J. NACAA, 13(2). Available at: Accessed on 19 Jan 2021.

Conger, S. L. D. and M. D. Dukes. 2020. Evaluation of testing procedures for weather-based irrigation controllers. Trans. ASABE, 63(5): 1277-1287.

Sanders, K. R., J. Beasley, E. Bush, and S. L. D. Conger. 2019. Fertilizer source and irrigation depth affect nutrient leaching during containerized production of coleus. J. Env. Hort., 37: 113-119.

Adusumilli, N., S. L. Davis, and D. Fromme. 2016. Economic evaluation of using surge valves in furrow irrigation of row crops in Louisiana: A net present value approach. Agric. Water Manage. 174(2016): 61-65.

Davis, S. L. and M. D. Dukes. 2016. Importance of ET controller program settings on water conservation potential. Applied Eng. Agric., 32(2): 251-262.

Davis, S. L. and M. D. Dukes. 2015. Implementing smart controllers on single-family homes with excessive irrigation. J. Irrig. Drain. Eng., 141(2), 04015024.

Davis, S. L. and M. D. Dukes. 2015. Methodologies for Successful Implementation of Smart Irrigation Controllers. J. Irrig. Drain Eng., 141(3), 04014055.

Morera, M. C., P. F. Monaghan, M. D. Dukes, O. Wells, and S. L. Davis. 2015. Evaluating Florida homeowner response to smart irrigation controllers. HortTechnology, 25(4): 511-521.

Davis. S. L. and M. D. Dukes. 2014. Irrigation of Residential Landscapes Using the Toro Intelli-Sense Controller in Southwest Florida. J. Irrig. Drain. Eng. 140(3), 04013020.

Davis, S. L. and M.D. Dukes. 2012. Landscape irrigation with evapotranspiration controllers in a humid climate. Trans. ASABE 55(2): 571-580.

Davis, S. L. and M. D. Dukes. 2010. Irrigation scheduling performance by evapotranspiration-based controllers. Agric. Water Manage. 98(1): 19-28.

Shober, A. L., S. L. Davis, M. D. Dukes, G. C. Denny, S. P. Brown, and S. Vyapari. 2009. Performance of Florida landscape plants when irrigated by ET-based controllers and time-based methods. J. Environ. Hort. 27(4): 251-256.

Davis, S. L., M. D. Dukes, and G. L. Miller. 2009. Landscape irrigation by evapotranspiration-based irrigation controllers under dry conditions in Southwest Florida. Agric. Water Manage. 96(12): 1828–1836.

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