Pete Jacoby

Jacoby-Pete_IMG_3581_smProfessor/Plant Ecologist in the Department of Crop & Soil Sciences
Affiliate faculty member in the Department of Horticulture
Affiliate faculty member in the Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems (CPAAS)
Affiliate Faculty Member in the Viticulture and Enology Program

289 Johnson Hall
P.O. Box 646420
Pullman, WA 99164-6420

Phone 509-335-3495
Cell    509-475-7630
jacoby@wsu.edu
https://labs.wsu.edu/jacoby/

 

Curriculum vitae (pdf)

Education:
1971 Ph.D. University of Wyoming, Plant Sciences Division – Ecosystems Management
Dissertation: Interrelationships of Vegetation and Environmental Factors on a Mountain Watershed in Southeastern Wyoming
1968 M.S. University of Wyoming, Plant Sciences Division – Ecosystem Restoration
Thesis: Revegetation Studies on Coal Spoil Banks in Southwestern Wyoming
1966 B.S. Texas A&M University, Rangeland and Forestry Sciences

 

Professional Experience:
Specialist, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Fort Stockton, TX 1970-1973
Asst. Prof./Extension Specialist, Univ. Arizona, Tucson, AZ 1974-1976
Assoc. Prof./Professor, Texas Agricultural Experiment Sta., Vernon, TX 1976-1993
Director, Univ. Nebraska Res. & Ext. Center, North Platte, NE 1993-1997
Assoc. Dean, WSU CAHNRS, Pullman, WA 1997-2013
Professor/Scientist, WSU Crop & Soil Sciences Dept., Pullman, WA 2013-present

 

Refereed Publications (last 5 years):
Ansley, R.J., T.W. Boutton, and P.W. Jacoby. 2014. Root biomass and distribution patterns in a semi-arid mesquite savanna: responses to long-term rainfall manipulation. Rangeland Ecology and Management 67(2):206-218.

 

Published Full Length Papers (non-refereed):
Jacoby, P.W., X.C. Ma, and J.R. Thompson. 2016. Effects of root-zone micro-irrigation on Cabernet Sauvignon. Proceedings: Technical Education Conference on Use of Micro-irrigation in Agricultural Cropping Systems, Irrigation Association Annual Meeting. (full-length paper and oral presentation). December 5-9, 2016. Las Vegas, NV

Zuniga, C.E., L.R. Khot, P.W. Jacoby, and S. Sankaran. 2016. Remote sensing based water-use efficiency evaluation in sub-surface irrigated wine grape vines. Proc. SPIE 9866, Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping. http://dx.dpi.org/10.1117/12.2228791/

Jacoby, P.W. 2016. Direct root-zone irrigation in vineyards. Viticulture and Enology Extension News. M. Moyer (ed.), Spring Issue, p. 8. http://www.wine.wsu.edu/research-extension.

 

Published Presentation Abstracts:
Ma, X.C., P.W. Jacoby, and J.R. Thompson. 2016. Assessing impacts of direct root-zone irrigation on grapevine physiology. In: Program and Technical Abstracts, Ann. Meeting, ASA-CSSA-SSSA. Nov. 7-11. Phoenix, AZ (3rd place award – graduate poster category)

Jacoby, P.W., S.H. Sadeghi, J.R. Thompson, Z.B. York, and X.C. Ma. 2016. Influence of direct root-zone micro-irrigation on production of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Pacific Northwest. In: Program and Technical Abstracts, p. 97. June 27-30. Monterey, CA

Jacoby, P.W., S.H. Sadeghi, J.R. Thompson, Z.B. York, and X.C. Ma. 2016. Influence of direct root-zone micro-irrigation on production of Cabernet Sauvignon. In: Poster Abstracts – Annual Meeting, WA Assoc. of Wine Grape Growers, p. 20-21. Feb. 9-11. Kennewick, WA

Bartoshevich, R., J. Chi, S.N. Pressley, H. Liu, B.K. Lamb, P. O’Keeffe, P.W. Jacoby, and S.H. Sadeghi. 2016. Quantifying the influence of irrigation and meteorology on water use efficiency at a vineyard in Washington. In: Program/Proceedings – 15th Annual Amer. Meteorological Society Student Conf. Beyond the Weather – Embracing the interface of science and society. Jan. 9-10, New Orleans, LA

Jacoby, P.W., R.T Peters, S. Sankaran, and L.R. Khot. 2015. Advancing water use efficiency in vineyards with subsurface micro-irrigation. In: Program/Posters – Joint ASABE/Irrig. Assn. Symposium. Nov. 10-12, 2015. Long Beach, CA

Jacoby, P.W. 2015. Deep subsurface micro-irrigation for increasing vineyard water use efficiency. p. 125 In: Science – a platform for progress. Technical Abstracts. 66th National Conference – American Society of Enology and Viticulture. Jun. 16, 2015. Portland, OR

Jacoby, P.W. 2015. Deep subsurface drip irrigation for vineyard application. p. 3 In: R. Hoff, ed. Poster Abstracts, Annual Meeting, Washington Assn. Wine Grape Growers. February 9-13, 2015. Kennewick, WA

 

Extension/Outreach Presentations/Posters:
Khot, L.R. and P.W. Jacoby. 2016. Growing vines with less water: Use of remote sensing and new irrigation methods to increase water conservation in wine grape production. Decagon Webinar Series, October 27. Pullman, WA

Jacoby, P.W., A.J. McElrone, S. Sankaran, L.R. Khot, M. Keller, and R.T. Peters. 2016. Precision sub-surface irrigation to regulate wine grape physiology. Annual Conference, NW Center for Small Fruits Research, Dec. 8. Kennewick, WA

Jacoby, P.W.  2016.  Impacts of season-long deficit irrigation on canopy growth and stress physiology of wine grapes. Vit. & Enology Extension Field Day, Benton, City, WA

Thompson, J.R., and P.W. Jacoby. 2016. Deep subsurface drip irrigation for vineyard application (Vitus vinifera). SURCA – WSU Showcase Event. Mar. 25, Pullman, WA (Crimson Award Recipient)

York, Z.B., P.W. Jacoby, R.T. Peters, S. Sankaran, L.R. Khot, and J.R. Thompson. 2016. Deep subsurface irrigation in Concord vineyards. SURCA – WSU Showcase Event. Mar. 25, Pullman

Jacoby, P.W. 2016.  Use of subsurface irrigation to increase water use efficiency and water conservation in specialty crops. Presented to Grape Technology Group organized by Gwen Hoheisel. Feb. 4, Prosser, WA

Jacoby, P.W., A.J. McElrone, S. Sankaran, L.R. Khot, M. Keller, and R.T. Peters. 2015. Precision sub-surface irrigation to regulate wine grape physiology. Annual Conference, NW Center for Small Fruits Research, Dec. 1. Portland/Clackamas, OR

York, Z.B., P.W. Jacoby, R.T. Peters, S. Sankaran, L.R. Khot, and J.R. Thompson. 2015. Deep subsurface irrigation in Concord vineyards. Annual meeting, WA State Grape Society, Nov. 12-13, Grandview, WA

Sadeghi, S.H., P. Jacoby, B. Lamb, J. Chi, P. O’Keeffe, and H. Liu. 2015. Introducing the eddy covariance system to improve water use efficiency and grape quality in Washington vineyards. Ann. Meeting, WA State Grape Society, Nov. 12-13, Grandview, WA

Sadeghi, S.H., P. Jacoby, B. Lamb, J. Chi, P. O’Keeffe, and H. Liu. 2015. Introducing the eddy covariance system to improve water use efficiency and grape quality in Washington vineyards. 6th Annual NW Climate Conference, Nov. 3-5, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Jacoby, P.W., R.T. Peters, S. Sankaran, L.R. Khot, J.R. Thompson, and S.B. York. 2015. Deep subsurface irrigation to advance precision vineyard management. CPAAS Technology Day, Sept. 17, Prosser, WA

Sadeghi, S.H., P. Jacoby, B. Lamb, J. Chi, P. O’Keeffe, and H. Liu. 2015. Introducing the eddy covariance system to improve water use efficiency and grape quality in Washington vineyards. CPAAS Technology Day, Sept. 17, Prosser, WA

Thompson, J.R., and P.W. Jacoby. 2015. Deep subsurface drip irrigation for vineyard application (Vitus vinifera). CPAAS Technology Day, Sept. 17, Prosser, WA

York, Z.B., P.W. Jacoby, R.T. Peters, S. Sankaran, L.R. Khot, and J.R. Thompson. 2015. Deep subsurface irrigation in Concord vineyards. CPAAS Technology Day, Sept.17, Prosser, WA

 

Popular Press Releases:
“Research reaches new heights. Drones and Wine – only mix in research”. The Daily Evergreen. July 13, 2016. [Cover story by Cody Cottier discusses use of remote sensing to monitor water stress in field research conducted by Jacoby and Khot on Red Mountain.]

“Going deep when watering grapes”. Good Fruit Grower. Apr. 2016 [Article by Shannon Dininny discussing field research results from Red Mountain experimental plots].

“Concords on deficit – subsurface irrigation shows promise for Concords, too”. Good Fruit Grower. Apr. 2016. [Article by Shannon Dininny discusses research trial conducted at IAREC Roza Unit near Prosser, WA]

“Researchers: Less water can lead to increase in crop yields”. Moscow – Pullman Daily News.  July 17, 2014. Pp.1A & 8A. [Article by Samantha Malott discusses sub-surface irrigation project being initiated at WSU Prosser-IAREC and the Award of Excellence presented to the multi-state project W-2128 of which this PI was the only WSU faculty member on this team. The award was presented by the Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors.]

“WSU wins national award for water-saving research”. WSU News (on-line). Nov. 3, 2014. [Article by Silvia Kantor announces receipt of a National Team Award to the multi-state project team W-2128 of which this PI was a member. Research supported by the WA Wine industry is noted.]

“WSU/UI recognized for water conservation”. The Daily Evergreen. Nov. 17, 2014. Pp. 1 & 4. [Article by Cole Campitiello reports research of PI and a colleague from U of Idaho and highlights research concepts in micro-irrigation of grapes.]

WSU wins national award for water-saving research. WSU Voice of the Vine (on-line). Nov. 18, 2014. [Article by Silvia Kantor describes W-2128 and notes collaboration with WA wine grape growers].

Save water, drink better (wine)”. Farm and Ranch. December 31, 2014. P.4. [Article by Shanon Quinn reporting on description of sub-surface micro-irrigation research project being done near Prosser and Benton City on wine grapes].