Dr. Mallika Nocco is UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources at UC Davis. Her research examines soil-plant-water relations to better understand irrigation management, water productivity, precision agriculture; drought/salinity stress management, feedbacks between irrigation and climate. She uses aerial imagery and now drones to measure agricultural water and salinity stress as well as evapotranspiration (water use). She earned her MS and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a 2017 David H. Smith Postdoctoral Fellow. Her favorite drone is a Matrice 210.