Mary Love Tagert

Mary Love Tagert

Assistant Extension Professor

Water Quality, Irrigation Management
Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Office: 225 Agricultural and Biological Engineering
mltagert@abe.msstate.edu
P 662.325.3282

Education

Ph.D., Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State University, 2006.
M.S., Forest Resources, Mississippi State University, 2000.
B.S., Biology, Millsaps College, 1998.

Experience Record

  • Mississippi State University, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Mississippi State, MS – Assistant Extension Professor, 2013-present
  • Mississippi State University, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Mississippi State, MS – Assistant Research Professor, 2011-2012 (0.70 FTE)
  • Mississippi State University, Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute, Mississippi State, MS – Assistant Research Professor, 2006-2011 (0.50 FTE 07-09; currently 0.70 FTE)
  • Mississippi State University, GeoResources Institute, Mississippi State, MS – Extension Associate -Geospatial Technologies, 2002-2006
  • Mississippi State University, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Mississippi State, MS – Graduate Research Assistant, 2000-2002
  • Mississippi State University Forest Products Laboratory, Bioremediation Unit, Mississippi State, MS – Graduate Research Assistant, 1998-2000

Research Interests

Farm water storage systems, irrigation scheduling, environmental fate of herbicides in surface waters, watershed modeling using AnnAGNPS, issues related to non-point source runoff (e.g. nutrients), lake development, source water protection, environmentally sustainable and low impact economic development, GIS applications

Publications

Presentations and Abstracts

  • Tagert, M.L. 2012. Regional Water Management Planning for Northeast Mississippi. 2012 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference: Management Water, Energy, and Food in an Uncertain World. July 17-19, 2012. Sanfa Fe, NM.
  • Paz, J.O., M.L. Tagert, J.W. Pote, C.L. Wax, R.L. Kirmeyer, and E.K. McCraven. 2012. Do on-farm water storage systems affect streamflow and nutrient levels downstream? 2012 Land Grant and Sea Grant National Water Conference. May 20-24, 2012. Portland, OR.
  • Tagert, M.L., J.O. Paz, J.W. Pote, and R.L. Kirmeyer. 2012. Downstream water quality and quantity impacts of water storage systems in a Mississippi Delta Watershed. Mississippi Water Resources Conference. April 3-4, 2012. Jackson, MS.
  • Tagert, M.L., J.O. Paz, J.W. Pote, and C. Wax. 2011. Keeping it on the Farm: Potential Water Quality and Quantity Impacts of On-Farm Storage Reservoirs. Ground Water Protection Council Annual Forum, September 24-28, 2011. Atlanta, GA.
  • Irvin, S.A., J.O. Paz, M.L. Tagert, P.B. Parajuli, and T. Cathcart. 2011. Quantifying changes in turbidity and sediment load in relation to land use in Tibbee Creek Watershed, Mississippi. Institute of Biological Engineering 16th Annual Conference. March 3-5, 2011. Atlanta, GA.
  • Irvin, S.A., J.O. Paz, M.L. Tagert, P.B. Parajuli, and T. Cathcart. 2010. The anthropogenic impact of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway: stream impact of Tibbee Creek due to human disturbances. Mississippi Water Resources Conference. November 3-5, 2011. Bay St. Louis, MS.
  • Tagert, M.L. Support for a Northeast Mississippi Regional Water Management Plan. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference, Aug. 5-7, 2009. Tunica, MS. (talk)
  • Tagert, M.L., Q. White, J. Martin, and J.W. Pote. 2007. Water Quality Impacts of Failing Septic Systems in a Coastal Area. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference, April 24-25, 2007, Jackson, Mississippi. (talk)
  • Schauwecker, T. and M.L. Tagert. 2007. Conservation Planning Using LATIS, a Scalable Spatial Decision Support System for Assessing the Impacts of Planning Decisions. Coastal GeoTools ’07. Proc. of the 5th Biennial Coastal GeoTools Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, March 5-8, 2007. p.73. CD-ROM. Charleston, SC: NOAA Coastal Services Center. (poster)
  • Tagert, M.L., J.W. Pote, J. Martin, and Q. White. 2007. Geospatial Technologies for Assessing Water Quality Impacts of Failing Septic Systems in a Coastal Area. Coastal GeoTools ’07. Proc. of the 5th Biennial Coastal GeoTools Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, March 5-8, 2007. p.73. CD-ROM. Charleston, SC: NOAA Coastal Services Center. (poster)
  • Alarcon, V.J., C.G. O'Hara, R. Viger, D. Toll, J. Diaz, M.L. Tagert, W. McAnally, and J. Martin. 2006. Rapid Prototyping Capabilities for Evaluating Current and Future NASA Data in Multi-Scale Sensitivity Analysis in Watershed Hydrology Modeling. Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract IN33B-1350. (poster)
  • Tagert, M.L. and J.A. Ballweber. 2006. Conflicting Maximum Contaminant Levels and Water Quality Standards: Data Impairments to Protecting Public Health with Watershed Management. International Society for Environmental Information Sciences, 5th Annual International Conference on Environmental Informatics, August 1-3, Bowling Green, Kentucky. (poster)
  • Tagert, M.L., R.L. Bingner, D.R. Shaw, and J.H. Massey. 2006. Validation of AnnAGNPS model predictions for sediment and pesticide runoff in the Pearl River Basin, MS. American Water Resources Association 2006 Spring Specialty Conference, GIS and Water Resources IV, May 8-10, Houston, Texas. (talk)
  • Tagert, M.L., R. Jackson, L.E. Reed, J.A. Ballweber, and W.H. McAnally. 2006. Linking watersheds: A pilot project in the Tombigbee-Mobile Bay Basin. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference, April 25-26, 2006, Jackson, Mississippi. p. 24. (poster)
  • Wersal, R.M., J.D. Madsen, and M.L. Tagert. 2006. Survey of invasive and native aquatic plants in the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Mississippi Water Resources Conference (cd-rom), April 25-26, 2006, Jackson, Mississippi. p. 55 (talk)
  • Wersal, R.M., J.D. Madsen, and M.L. Tagert. 2006. The use of hand-held computers for mapping aquatic macrophytes during point intercept surveys. 15th Annual Southeastern Lake Management Society Conference, March 8-10, 2006, Columbus, Georgia. (talk)
  • Tagert, M.L., R.L. Bingner, J.H. Massey, D.R. Shaw, and J.M Prince. 2006. Impact of land use changes on nonpoint source runoff. Southern Weed Science Society Annual Meeting, January 23-25, San Antonio, Texas. (poster)
  • Wersal, R.M., J.D. Madsen, and M.L. Tagert. 2006. Mapping invasive aquatic macrophytes in the Ross Barnett Reservoir, Jackson, MS. Southern Weed Science Society Annual Meeting, January 23-25, San Antonio, Texas. (poster)
  • Wersal, R.M., J.D. Madsen, and M.L. Tagert. 2005. Invasive plant survey of Ross Barnett Reservoir. Midsouth Aquatic Plant Management Society Annual Meeting, October 11-13, 2005, Tunica, Mississippi. (talk)
  • Tagert, M.L., J.H. Massey, D.R. Shaw, and R.L. Bingner. 2005. Using the AGNPS model and GIS to locate areas that may be vulnerable to runoff. Proceedings of the 35th Mississippi Water Resources Conference (cd-rom). April 26-27, 2005, Jackson, Mississippi. p. 60. (poster)
  • Tagert, M. L., J.A. Ballweber, and K.C. Griffin. 2005. Building geospatial capacity for water management agencies in the Upper Pearl River Basin. Coastal GeoTools ’05. Proc. of the 4th Biennial Coastal GeoTools Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, March 7-10, 2005. NOAA/CSC/20515-CD. CD-ROM. Charleston, SC: NOAA Coastal Services Center. (talk)
  • Tagert, M.L., J.H. Massey, D.R. Shaw, R.L. Bingner, and M.C. Smith. 2005. A water quality survey of the Upper Pearl River Watershed in East-Central Mississippi. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences. Vol. 50(1):29. (talk)
  • Givens, W., D.R. Shaw, and M.L. Tagert. 2005. Comparison of sampling strategies and interpolation techniques for accurately mapping weed populations. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. January 24-26, 2005. 58: 258. (poster)
  • Tagert, M.L., J.H. Massey, D.R. Shaw, R.L. Bingner, and J.M. Prince. 2005. A decision support system for sediment and pesticide TMDL implementation Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. January 24-26, 2005. 58: 279. (poster)
  • Tagert, M.L.M., J.H. Massey, D.R. Shaw, and K.C. Hutto. 2004. Estimating pesticide runoff using the AGNPS model and water sampling. Weed Science Society of America Annual Meeting. Kansas City, MO. February 9-13, 2004. (talk)
  • Tagert, M.L., J.H. Massey, D.R. Shaw, D.M. Dodds, and W.G. Powell. 2004. Modeling pesticide and sediment runoff in the Upper Pearl River Basin. Southern Weed Science Society Annual Meeting. Memphis, TN. January 26-29, 2004. (poster)
  • Tagert, M.L., J.A. Ballweber, and D.R. Shaw. 2004. Geospatial applications for water management agencies in the Upper Pearl River Basin. Proceedings of the 34st Mississippi Water Resources Conference (cd-rom). April 20-21, 2004, Raymond, Mississippi. p.39. (poster)
  • Tagert, M.L., D.R. Shaw, J.H. Massey, R.L. Bingner, and M.C. Smith. 2004. AGNPS runoff model: Geospatial applications and predictions in the Upper Pearl River Basin. Proceedings of the 34st Mississippi Water Resources Conference (cd-rom). April 20-21, 2004, Raymond, Mississippi. p. 72. (talk)
  • Hutto, K.C., D.R. Shaw, J.D. Byrd, Jr., G.E. Coats, and M.L. Tagert. 2004. Implementation of remote sensing technologies in irrigation management on golf course greens. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 2004 Annual Conference. Denver, CO. May 24-28, 2004.
  • Tagert, M.L., D.R. Shaw, J.H. Massey, R.L. Bingner, and C.J. Gray. 2004. GIS and remote sensing applications for a water runoff model. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 2004 Annual Conference. Denver, CO. May 24-28, 2004. (talk)
  • Tagert, M.L., D.R. Shaw, J.H. Massey, R.L. Bingner, J.A. Ballweber, and C.J. Gray. 2004. GIS and remote sensing applications for a water runoff model in the Upper Pearl River Basin. American Water Resources Association GIS Specialty Conference. Nashville, TN. May 16-19, 2004. (talk)
  • Tagert, M.L., D.R. Shaw, J.H. Massey, C.G. O’Hara, and R.L. Bingner. 2003. Employing remote sensing to evaluate changes in land use and estimate probable pesticide runoff to surface waters. EPA Spectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. March 12-14, 2003. (talk)
  • Tagert, M.L., J.H. Massey, D.R. Shaw, M.B. Kroll, M.C. Smith, C.G. O’Hara, and R.L. Bingner. 2003. Surface water sampling and analysis for comparisons with the USDA’s AGNPS model predictions for the Upper Pearl River Watershed. Proceedings of the 33rd Mississippi Water Resources Conference. Raymond, Mississippi. p.106-7. (talk)
  • Tagert, M.L., J.H. Massey, D.R. Shaw, and M.C. Smith. 2003. Water sampling for herbicide analysis in the Upper Pearl River Watershed: A TMDL approach. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 56:235. (talk)
  • Easley, J.W., D.R. Shaw, and M.L. Tagert. 2003. Assessment of sampling techniques for generation of site-specific spray maps in soybean. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 56: 312. (poster)
  • Powell, W.G., J.H. Massey, M.S. Cox, L.M. Bruce, D.L. Evans, M.L. Tagert, and D. R. Shaw. 2003. Environmental applications of remote sensing: Determination of crop residues on soil surfaces using hyperspectral reflectance. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 56:311. (poster)
  • Tagert, M.L., D.R. Shaw, J.H. Massey, and T.H. Koger. 2002. Validation and predictions of the AnnAGNPS runoff model for sections of the Upper Pearl River Watershed. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 55:213. (poster)
  • Tagert, M.L.M., D.R. Shaw, M.C. Smith, and T.H. Koger. 2002. Greenhouse and field evaluations of glyphosate formulations. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. 42:152. (talk)
  • Gray, C.J., D.R. Shaw, and M.L. Tagert. 2002. Control of volunteer Roundup Ready crops in soybean and cotton systems. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 55:40. (talk)
  • Gray, C.J., D.R. Shaw, W.B. Henry, and M.L. Mortimer. 2002. Potential for crop and weed species differentiation using hyperspectral reflectance. Weed Sci. Soc. Am. 42:274. (talk)
  • Tagert, M.L., D.R. Shaw, J.H. Massey, C.G. O’Hara, and R.L. Bingner. 2002. Validation and predictions of the ANNAGNPS runoff model for portions of the Upper Pearl River Watershed. Proceedings of the 32nd Mississippi Water Resources Conference. Raymond, Mississippi. p.149. (talk)
  • Mortimer, M.L., J.H. Massey, D.R. Shaw, and J.A. Ballweber. 2001. Correlating remote sensing images with pre-existing databases for the evaluation of impaired waterbodies. Proceedings of the 31st Mississippi Water Resources Conference. Raymond, Mississippi. p.146. (poster)
  • Mortimer, M.L., J.H. Massey, D.R. Shaw, J.R. Steil, J.A. Ballweber, and M.C. Smith. 2001. Employing remote sensing to evaluate changes in land use and estimate probable pesticide runoff to surface waters. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 54: 145. (talk)
  • Smith, M.C., D.R. Shaw, M. Boyette, W.L. Kingery, J.H. Massey, M.L. Mortimer. 2001. Using a disc-flow method to better understand herbicide-soil interactions. Proc. South. Weed Sci. Soc. 54:146. (talk)

Awards and Honors

  • 2009-2010 Selected to participate in Mississippi State University’s Faculty Leadership Forum, George Robert Hightower class
  • 2005 Mississippi State University Support Staff Research Award for Centers and Institutes
  • 2004 Civil Rights Graduate Student Audit Committee, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences