University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
 
 
 
TomMueller

Tom Mueller

Emeritus Faculty

 

Directions to University of Kentucky, Lexington, KYUniversity of Kentucky, PSS
Campus LocationAg. Science Bldg. North
1100 Nicholasville Road (Office:N-122G)
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
Phone(859) 257-8887
Mobile(859) 539-5067
Fax(859) 257-3655
Emailmueller@uky.edu

 

Education

Laboratory

  • B. Mijatovic, Research Analyst
  • Surendran Neelakantan, GIS programer
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    Former Students

    • A.C. Pike, MS in Plant and Soil Science. 2008.
      • Thesis: Precision conservation, land-use, and management.
      • Currently LIDAR Analyst for Photo Science in Lexington Kentucky
    • M.M. Poulette, MS in Plant and Soil Science, 2008.
      • Thesis: Spatial variability of crop response to nitrogen.
      • Currently Ph.D. student in the Department of Biology.
    • B. Mijatovic, MS in Plant and Soil Science, 2006
      • Thesis: Relationships between soil properties, select spatial sensors, and terrain attributes for several Kentucky fields
      • Currently a Research Analyst in the Precision Resource Conservation and Management Laboratory.
    • B.G. Sears, MS in Plant and Soil Science, 2005.
      • Thesis: Corn grain yield variability across a central Kentucky landscape.
      • Currently a Agricultural Extension Specialist for
    • A.C. Osborne, MS in Plant and Soil Science, 2003.
      • Thesis: Soil microbial community structure indices for site-specific management.
      • Currently a Senior Extension Associate for Environmental and Natural Resource Issues
    • N.J. Hartsock, MS in Plant and Soil Science, 2001.
      • Thesis: In situ soil electrical conductivity variability in several Kentucky agricultural fields.
      • Currently Strategic Marketing Manager for John Deere

    Projects


     

     

     

    Committies

    National

    ASA, CSSA, SSSA - Memebership and Society Identity Committee

    • member (2010 to present)

    NCERA -180: Site-Specific Crop Management

    • Proposal Developoment Sub-Committee (2010 to present)

    University Level

    University of Kentucky Geospatial Sciences and Technology Working Group

    • Chairman (2009-present)

    Departmentmental

    Plant and Soil Science Web Committee

    • Chairman (2005 - present) 

     

     

     

     

    This person page last updated on 2013-12-19



    Research/Teaching Publications

      Books and Book Chapters

      Mueller, T.G. 2007. Assessing map quality for sitespecific fertility management. Chapter 6, pp. 103-120. IN: F.J. Pierce and D.E. Clay, ed. GIS Applications for Agriculture. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla.

      Refereed Journal Articles

      Luck, J.D., S.K. Pitla, S.A. Shearer, T.G. Mueller, C.R. Dillon, J.P. Fulton, and S.F. Higgins. 2010. Potential for pesticide and nutrient savings via map-based automatic boom section control of spray nozzles. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 70(1):19-26.
      Luck, J.D., T.G. Mueller, S.A. Shearer, and A.C. Pike. 2010. Grassed waterway planning model evaluated for agricultural fields in the western coal field physiographic region of Kentucky. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 65(5):280-288.
      Pike, A.C., T.G. Mueller, A. Schörgendorfer, J.D. Luck, S.A. Shearer, and A.D. Karathanasis. 2010. Locating eroded waterways with United States Geologic Survey Elevation Data. Agronomy Journal 102:1269-1273.
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Tasios Karathanasis
      Pike, A.C., T.G. Mueller, A. Schörgendorfer, S.A. Shearer, and A.D. Karathanasis. 2009. Erosion indices derived from terrain attributes using logistic regression and neural networks. Agronomy Journal 101:1068-1079.
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Tasios Karathanasis
      Hamilton, N.J., B. Mijatovic, T.G. Mueller, B.D. Lee, B.W. Kew, H. Cetin, A.D. Karathanasis. 2009. Google Earth Dissemination of Soil Survey Derived Interpretations for Land-Use Planning. Journal of Extension. 47(5). Article Number 5FEA3 Publication URL
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Blazan Mijatovic
      Hamilton, N.J., B. Mijatovic, T.G. Mueller, B.D. Lee, B.W. Kew, H. Cetin, and A.D. Karathanasis. 2009. Google Earth dissemination of soil survey derived interpretations for landuse planning. Journal of Extension. Published online: http://www.joe.org/joe/2009october/a3.php.
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Brad Lee Tasios Karathanasis Blazan Mijatovic
      Luck, J.D., S.K. Pitla, T.G. Mueller, C.R. Dillon, S.F. Higgins, J.P. Fulton, and S.A. Shearer 2009. Potential for Pesticide and Nutrient Savings via Map-Based Automatic Boom Section Control of Spray Nozzles Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (IN PRESS)
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Carl Dillon
      Pike, A.C., T.G. Mueller, A. Schörgendorfer, S.A. Shearer, and A.D. Karathanasis. 2009. Erosion indices derived from terrain attributes using Logistic Regression and Neural Networks Agron J 101:1068-1079 Publication URL
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Tasios Karathanasis
      Karathanasis, A.D., T.G. Mueller, B. Boone, and Y.L. Thompson. 2006. Effect of soil depth and texture on fecal bacteria removal from septic effluents. Journal of Water and Health. 4:395-195. Publication URL
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Yvonne Thompson Tasios Karathanasis
      Hartsock, N.J., T.G. Mueller, A.D. Karathanasis, and P.L. Cornelius. 2005. Interpreting soil electrical conductivity and terrain attribute variability with soil surveys. Precision Agriculture. Publication URL
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Paul Cornelius Tasios Karathanasis
      Mueller, T.G., H. Cetin, R.A. Fleming, C.R. Dillon, A.D. Karathanasis, and S.A. Shearer. 2005. Erosion probability maps: Calibrating precision agriculture data with soil surveys using logistic regression. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. Publication URL
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Tasios Karathanasis
      Sears, B.G., B. Mijatovic, T.G. Mueller, and R.I. Barnhisel. 2005. Interpreting yield variability with electrical conductivity and terrain attributes across a central Kentucky landscape. Crop Management. Published online September 2005: doi:10.1094/CM-2005-0928-01-RV. Publication URL
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Brandon Sears Richard Barnhisel
      Mueller, T.G., N.B. Pusuluri, K.K. Mathias, P.L. Cornelius, and R.I. Barnhisel. 2004. Site-specific fertility management: A model for map quality. Soil Science Society of America Journal 68:2031-2041. Publication URL
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Richard Barnhisel Paul Cornelius
      Mueller, T.G., N.B. Pusuluri, P.L. Cornelius, K.K. Mathias, R.I. Barnhisel, and S.A. 2004. Map quality for ordinary kriging and inverse distance weighted interpolation. Soil Science Society of America Journal. Publication URL
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Richard Barnhisel Paul Cornelius
      Pils, J.R.V., A.D. Karathanasis, and T.G. Mueller. 2004. Concentration of six trace metals in Northern Kentucky soils. Journal Soil and Sediment Contamination 13:37-51. Publication URL
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Tasios Karathanasis

      Proceedings Publications

      Dillon, C.R., T.G. Mueller, S.A. Shearer. 2008. Interdisciplinary team teaching of precision agriculture. In R. Khosla (ed.) Proc. 8th International Conference on Precision Agriculture and other Precision Resources Management. ASA Misc. Publ., ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Madison, WI. Published on CD. Publication URL
      Mueller, T.G., N. Hamilton, A.C. Pike, A.D. Karathanasis, T.J. Nieman, J.E. Mueller, D. Carey, and D. Zourarakis. 2008. Google Maps as an Aid for land-use planning decisions. In R. Khosla (ed.) Proc. 8th International Conference on Precision Agriculture and other Precision Resources Management. ASA Misc. Publ., ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Madison, WI. Published on CD. Publication URL
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Tasios Karathanasis
      Stombaugh, T., A. Simpson, J. Jacobs, and T. G. Mueller 2008. A low cost platform for obtaining remote sensed imagery. p.665-670. In S. Blackmore and A. Werner (ed.) Proceedings for the 4th European Conference on Precision Agriculture. Wageningen Academic Publishers. Wageningen, The Netherlands. Publication URL
      Stombaugh, T.S., B.K. Koostra, C.R. Dillon, T.G. Mueller, and A.C. Pike. 2007. Implications of Topography on Field Coverage When Using GPS-Based Guidance. Proceedings for the 6th European Conference on Precision Agriculture. Wageningen Academic Publishers. Wageningen, The Netherlands. Publication URL
      Barnhisel, R.I., A. Moberly, and T.G. Mueller. 2005. Variable seeding and nitrogen rates on rolling Kentucky terrains: Effects on corn yield. Proceedings, 7th International Conference on Precision Agriculture. ASA Misc. Publ., ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Madison, Wis. Published on CD. Publication URL
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Richard Barnhisel
      Cetin, H., J.T. Pafford, and T.G. Mueller. 2005. Precision agriculture using hyperspectral remote sensing and GIS. Proceedings, 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies-RAST2005, the Institute of Electrical.
      Spaulding, A., S. Saghaian, C. Dillon, T. Mueller, and S. Shearer. 2004. The value of soil electrical conductivity and topographical information for variable rate nitrogen application. 7th International Conference on Precision Agriculture.
      Dillon, C.R., T.G. Mueller, and S.A Shearer 2003. An economic optimization model for management zone configuration. In S. Blackmore and A. Werner (ed.) p.165-169. Proceedings for the 4th European Conference on Precision Agiculture. Wagenigen Academic Publishers. Wageningen, The Netherlands.
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Carl Dillon

      Other Research Publications

      Dosskey, M.G., and T.G. Mueller. 2010. Designing variable-width filter strips using GIS and terrain analysis. IN: R. Khosla, ed. Proceedings, 10th International Conference on Precision Agriculture and Other Precision Resources Management (CD-ROM), ASA Misc. Publ., ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Madison, WI.
      Mueller, T.G., N. Hamilton, A.C. Pike, A.D. Karathanasis, T.J. Nieman, J.E. Mueller,D. Carey, and D. Zourarakis. 2008. Google maps as an aid for land-use planning decisions. IN: R. Khosla, ed. Proceedings, 8th International Conference on Precision Agriculture and Other Precision Resources Management. ASA Misc. Publ., ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Madison, Wis.
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Tasios Karathanasis
      Pike, A.C., T.G. Mueller, S.A. Shearer, T.J. Nieman, and A.D. Karathanasis. 2008. Using terrain attributes to identify areas suitable for grassed waterways. In: R. Khosla, ed. Proceedings, 8th International Conference on Precision Agriculture and Other Precision Resources Management. ASA Misc. Publ., ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Madison, Wis.
      Authors in PSS Dept.: Tom Mueller Tasios Karathanasis

    College Numbered Extension Publications

      PA-1 Elements of PrecIsion Agriculture: Basics of Yield Monitor Installation and Operation PDF: 234 kb 10 pages

      PA-2 Guidelines for Adopting Precision Agricultural Practices PDF: 85 kb 4 pages