Dr. Xinhua Jia

Xinhua Jia, P.E., Professor
Morrill Hall Room 204
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
North Dakota State University
NDSU Dept. 7620
PO Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-6453
E-mail: xinhua.jia@ndsu.edu



  • Ph.D. Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Teaching (25%)
  • Research (75%)
Areas of Expertise
  • Irrigation and drainage
  • Evapotranspiration
  • Hydrology
  • Water Quality
Funded Research (last 3 years)
  • Co-PI, Satellite enhanced snowmelt flood prediction in the Red River of the North Basin. NASA ROSES.
  • Co-PI, Managing water for increased resiliency of drained agricultural landscapes. USDA NIFA.
  • PI, Growth and fresh yield responses of sweet corn to mulch, planting date, and hybrid. North Dakota Department of Agriculture.
  • PI, Impact of drainage water management and subirrigation on soil and water quality. ND Soybean Council.
  • PI, Automatic sensor controlled drip irrigation under mulches for tomato and watermelon productions. ND Department of Agriculture.
  • Co-PI, Building NRCS technical capacity in irrigation water management for variable rate irrigation. USDA NRCS.
Professional Memberships
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).
  • Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • North Central Extension Research Activity (NCERA-217): Drainage design and management practices to improve water quality.
  • Soil Science Society of American (SSSA).
Courses Taught
  • ASM/NRM/SOIL 264 - Natural Resources Management Systems
  • ASM 264L – Natural Resources Management Systems Laboratory
  • ABEN 484/684 - Drainage and Wetland Engineering
Professional Activities - Reviewer
  • Transactions of the ASABE
  • Agricultural Water Management
  • Applied Engineering in Agriculture
  • Agronomy Journal
  • Journal of Irrigation and Drainage
  • Irrigation Science
  • Journal of Hydrologic Engineering
  • Soil Science Society of American Journal
  • Journal of Climatology
  • Journal of Hydrology
  • Water Resources Research
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