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2018 Field Days

Water Technology Farms

Together with the Kansas Water Office, the K-State Research-Extension is involved in the planning, design, monitoring and implementation of Water Technology Farms across the central and western part of the state.  The development of Water Technology Farms is identified in A Long-Term Vision for the Future of Water Supply in Kansas, or the Governor's 50 Year Water Vision, as a means of demonstrating, on a field scale, the effectiveness of various crops and technologies in conserving the Ogallala-High Plains Aquifer and maintaining economic productivity.  The KSRE's primary roles are to help farmers achieve their individual goals on these farms and to help facilitate  engagement with other producers through field days and other educational opportunities.

There are currently five Water Technology Farms that are being monitored and facilitated by the KSRE.

T &  O Farms (Willis Farms)

Description:

The demo farm consists of 10 sprinkler systems, four equipped with Dragon-LineTM, and four with low pressure spray nozzles.  Each field has tow soil moisture probes.  The systems are fully automated with water use, groundwater levels and soil moisture data tied to a real time website.  Technical oversight is provided by Seaman Consulting and K-State Research-Extension.  More...

 

Roth and The Garden City Company Farms

Description: 

Finney County (Figure 1) north of Holcomb consists of a circle with multiple modes and spacing of water application packages on its four outer spans.  These application packages include MDI on 30- and 60-in spacing, i-Wob spray nozzle, and bubbler on 30- and 60-in spacing. The farm is unique as the water source is both ground and surface water. The circle is planted circle to corn managed with a precision soil zoning package, uses soil water sensors and has aerial imageries for thermal and plant health assessment. more...

 

 

WaterPack and ILS Farm

Description:

Pawnee County (Figure 1) is comparing MDI with regular spray nozzles on a higher utilizing volume irrigation wells than those wells being studied in Finney County. Two corn circles are involved with the spray nozzles planted in typical straight rows with the other field is planted in circle.  Irrigation scheduling using weather-based and soil water sensors was utilized at this farm. more...

 

Circle C Farms

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Hatchers Farms

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Long Farm

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Harshberger Farm

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Online Data:

 - Weather

 - Soil Moisture

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