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Assoc Prof Joseph Foley

Assoc Prof Joseph Foley
Name Joseph Foley
Position Associate Professor (Water Engineering and Irrigation)
Section Centre for Agricultural Engineering (Operations)
Office P9-105
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1559
Extension 1559
Email
Qualifications BEng USQ , MEng UniSA , PhD USQ
Homepage https://eprints.usq.edu.au/view/uniqueauthor/804.html
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.) ( 079901 )
  • Agricultural Engineering ( 099901 )
  • Water Resources Engineering ( 090509 )
  • Water Resources Engineering ( 400513 )
  • Agricultural Hydrology ( 300201 )
  • Agricultural Engineering ( 409901 )

Research interests
Irrigation & Agricultural Hydrology
Civil & Agricultural Hydraulics
Water & Energy Use Efficiency
Sprinkler fluid mechanics/ballistics

Professional memberships
Member of Institution of Engineers, Australia - MIEAust
Member of Society for Engineering in Agriculture

Industry affiliations
Irrigation Australia Limited

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Agricultural Engineering (CAE)

Currently teaching courses/programs
AGRICULTURAL, CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
ENV4106 - Irrigation Science
ENV3104 - Hydraulics II
ENV2103 - Hydraulics 1
AGR3903 - Soil & Water Engineering Practice 2
AGR2302 - Agricultural Machinery

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
16 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Irrigation & Water Management Research Program Team Lead


Research most notable
Hancock, NH, Uddin, MJ, Smith, RJ, Foley, JP, 2015. Micrometeorology of sprinkler irrigation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Vol. 200 pp. 293-301

Smith, RJ, Gillies, MH, Newell G, Foley, 2008. A decision support model for travelling gun irrigation machines. Biosystems Engineering 100(1), pp.126-136

Foley, JP 2012. Centre pivot and lateral move systems, in D Wigginton (ed), WaterPAK 3rd edn, Cotton Research and Development Corporation, Narrabri, NSW, pp. 392-425.

Raine, SR, Smith, RJ, and Foley, JP, 2003. Increasing benchmarking and optimisation of surface irrigation performance in the Australian Cotton Industry. Discussion Paper, National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture, USQ, Toowoomba, Australia.


Publications in ePrints

Hills, James and McLaren, David and Foley, Joseph and McCarthy, Alison (2018) Advanced data-driven irrigation. In: Where the Waters Meet 2018 - Australian Water Association, Tasmanian State Conference , 16 Aug 2018, Hobart, Australia.

McCarthy, Alison and Foley, Joseph (2018) Aerial imagery for yield prediction. In: 2018 Australian Cotton Conference, 7-9 Aug 2018, Gold Coast, Australia.

McCarthy, Alison and Foley, Joseph and Hills, James and Shippam, Ralph and McLaren, David (2018) Automated cloud-based irrigation for centre pivot irrigated cotton and dairy pasture. In: 2018 Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition, 13-15 Jun 2018, Sydney, Australia.

Gillies, Malcolm H. and Foley, Joseph P. and McCarthy, Alison C. (2018) Improving surface irrigation. In: Advances in agricultural machinery and technologies. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), United States, pp. 225-262. ISBN 978-1-4987-5412-5

Gillies, M. and Attard, S. and Foley, J. (2017) Modernisation of furrow irrigation in the sugar industry: final report 2014/079. Project Report. Sugar Research Australia , Brisbane, Australia. [Report]

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.) ( 079901 )
  • Agricultural Engineering ( 099901 )
  • Water Resources Engineering ( 090509 )
  • Water Resources Engineering ( 400513 )
  • Agricultural Hydrology ( 300201 )
  • Agricultural Engineering ( 409901 )