Sheldon Tuscherer


Sheldon Tuscherer, Research Specialist
Room 207
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
North Dakota State University
NDSU Dept. 7620
PO Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-7429


  • M.S., Natural Resources Management, North Dakota State University, 2007
  • B.S., Natural Resources Management, North Dakota State University, 2005
Area of Expertise
  • Knowledgeable in agricultural engineering, hydrological evapotranspiration modeling, remote sensing utilizing satellite data, GIS applications, soil characteristics modeling, soils and waste management, and watershed management.
  • Experienced in on-site field work including instrumentation installation and data collection.
  • Experienced in soil core collection utilizing a Giddings hydraulic probe.
  • In-depth knowledge of soil moisture instrumentation including calibration, installation, and field configuration.
  • Skilled in data management, including large data sets.
  • Experienced in spatial and temporal meteorological data analysis, water quality data assessment, statistical analysis, and economic assessment using Microsoft Excel and Access software.
  • Proficient in programming data loggers for real-time data collection.
  • Experienced in the submission of project progress reports and in the presentation of research results. 
  • Experienced with irrigation scheduling via the checkbook method.
  • Proficient in evapotranspiration modeling using the METRIC modeling procedure.
  • Participant in creating and publishing articles as related to research.
  • Proficient in general work shop activities including: metal fabrication, welding, project design, and wood working. 
  • Certified FAA Part 107 remote pilot for small unmanned aircraft systems.
  • Certified State of ND Department of Agriculture applicator and/or dealer of Restricted Use and General Use Pesticides in Ag Pest Control.
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