Xin Qiao

Xin Qiao

Contact Information:

4502 Avenue I, , Scottsbluff, NE 69361
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Associate Professor, Panhandle Research & Extension Center

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. 2015, Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University
  • M.S. 2012, Biosystems Engineering, Clemson University
  • B.S. 2009, Water and Wastewater Engineering, South China University of Technology


  • 50% research
  • 50% extension

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

  • Deficit irrigation
  • Variable rate irrigation
  • Sensor technology
  • Modeling
  • Remote sensing

Selected Publications

  • Qiao, X., Khalilian, A., Payero, J.O., Maja, J.M., Privette, C.V. and Han, Y.J. 2016 Evaluating Reflected GPS Signal as a Potential Tool for Cotton Irrigation Scheduling. Advances in Remote Sensing, Vol. 5 No. 3 pp. 157-167, 
  • Qiao, X., H. J. Farahani, A. Khalilian, E. M. Barnes. 2016. Cotton Water Productivity and Growth Parameters in the Humid Southeast – Experimentation and Modeling. Transactions of the ASABE, 59(3): 949-962 
  • Privette III, C.V., Khalilian, A., Bridges, W., Katzberg, S., Torres, O., Han, Y.J., Maja, J.M. and Qiao, X. 2016 Relationship of Soil Moisture and Reflected GPS Signal Strength. Advances in Remote Sensing, 5, 18-27.