Dr. Jacoby holds a BS from Texas A&M University and MS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wyoming. During his early career, he served as Extension specialist and Research scientist at the University of Arizona and Texas A&M Agri-Life. He served in administrative positions at the University of Nebraska and Washington State University before returning to a research position at WSU. He developed a method of applying subsurface irrigation known as Direct Root Zone (DRZ), and research associated with this method to conserve water in winegrape vineyards has been published in high impact international scientific journals.
Title : Direct rootzone irrigation for enhancing drought resilience of winegrape vineyards