Fipps, Guy individual record
Professor and Extension Specialist

Specializing in irrigation technology, water quality and water management, Dr. Fipps has devoted 25 years to improving irrigation efficiency, developing new technologies and promoting managing water use more efficiently. His accomplishments are many, and he has had a major impact on farm profitability and water conservation throughout north, central and south Texas.

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Academic Articles27
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  • Traore, S., Fipps, G., Swanson, C., Dufek, J., & Robin, M. (2021). Unmanned aerial vehicle system integrating high‐resolution sensors for detecting leaks in irrigation canals—Proof of concept*. Irrigation and Drainage.
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  • Traore, S., Zhang, L., Guven, A., & Fipps, G. (2020). Rice yield response forecasting tool (YIELDCAST) for supporting climate change adaptation decision in Sahel. AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT. 239, 106242-106242.
  • XueMei, W. u., Fipps, G., Zhang, F., Li, X. u., & Fu, D. (2020). Design and Experiment of a Fertilizer Deep Applicator for Twin-row within One Ridge. AMA-AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION IN ASIA AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA. 50(4), 13-19.
  • Zhang, L., Traore, S., Ge, J., Li, Y., Wang, S., Zhu, G. e., Cui, Y., & Fipps, G. (2019). Using boosted tree regression and artificial neural networks to forecast upland rice yield under climate change in Sahel. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 166, 105031-105031.
Conference Papers22
  • Dufek, J., Traore, S., Swanson, C., Fipps, G., & Murphy, R. (2019). Preventing Irrigation Canal Breaches Using Small Unmanned Aerial System with Multispectral Payload. 2020 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SAFETY, SECURITY, AND RESCUE ROBOTICS (SSRR 2020). 00, 133-138.
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  • Swanson, C., & Fipps, G. (2015). Quantifying Water savings of homeowner irrigation programs. 301-308.
  • Swanson, C., & Fipps, G. (2015). Six years of smart controller performance in Texas. 338-350.
  • Swanson, C. L., & Fipps, G. (2013). Can ET-based irrigation controllers meet Texas landscape needs?. 6, 5032-5050.
Institutional Repository Documents1
  • Nielsen-Gammon, J. W., Fipps, G., Caldwell, T., McRoberts, D. B., & Conlee, D. (2017). Feasibility Study for Development of Statewide Evapotranspiration Network.
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Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service; Biological & Agricultural Engineering; 2117 TAMUS
College Station, TX 77843-2117