Skip to main content Skip to main navigation Skip to footer content

Department of Plant Science

Florence Cassel Sharma, Ph.D.

Florence Cassel Sharma, Ph.D.Associate Professor
Irrigation/Water Management

Assistant Director of Research Center for Irrigation Technology

Office:  Ag 111A

Phone: (559) 278-7955


Office Hours: TBA




1998   Ph.D. Soil Science and Agronomy, University of Wyoming
1994   M.S.  Agricultural Engineering, Ecole Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers, France.
1994   B.S.  Agricultural Engineering, Ecole Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers, France.



Plant 71 - Agricultural Water

Plant 105 - Food Society and Environment

Plant 174 - Soil and Water Management

Plant 175 - Irrigation Systems


Agri 201 - Agricultural Laboratory Techniques

Plant 270 - Sem in Plant Sci

EES 266 - Natural and Agricultural Uses of water

Field of Interest:  Research focuses on optimizing water use efficiency through low and deficit irrigation practices, improving irrigation scheduling, and utilizing remote sensing techniques for water resources management, crop water use, and soil salinity assessment.

Also serves as Assistant Director of Research of the Center for Irrigation Technology. Recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Research and Scholarly Activity Award for the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. Also recipient of the 2015 Irrigation E3 Leader Award from the Irrigation Association and 2016 Provost's Award for Promising New Faculty.  Joined the department in 2012.