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Water Management Program

A Must See for Producers and Managers

What:  Soil Moisture Probe Demonstration
When:  March 21, 2017 starting at 10 am  (Storm date April 4th)
Where:  4 miles NW of Holcomb, KS (Legal: SE 1/4 of Section 22-23-34) 
Who:  Local dealers of soil moisture probes
Participating dealers:Featured Soil Moisture Probes:
  • Alliance Irrigation
  • American Irrigation
  • CropMetrics
  • CropX
  • EcoDrip
  • Garden City Coop
  • Hortau
  • Phytech
  • Servi-Tech
  • Tri-State Irrigation
  • Acclima
  • AquaCheck
  • AquaSpy
  • Campbell Scientific
  • CropX
  • Decagon
  • Hortau
  • HydraScout
  • Sentek
  • WaterMark
Why:  Get to know all the soil moisture probes that you could use for irrigation water management in one place.  This is one of a kind event that vendors will demonstrate the probe's installation, operation and data interpretation for producers.  KSRE will provide tips in selecting and using the probes.
How:  Each vendor will have an allotted time to demonstrate their probe from installation in the field, to logging and operation, and to data interpretation.  After all the vendors had their chance, you have plenty of time to revisit them and ask more questions.  The event is in an open field, dress accordingly.

For more info, see flyer (.pdf)


10:00am - Welcome and Overview - Dwane Roth

10:10am - Tips on Selecting Soil Moisture Sensor - Jonathan Aguilar

10:20am - Vendor booth demonstrations (15 min interval)

12:50pm - Lunch

1:00-3:00pm - Revisit vendors


A Trifecta of Water-Planning Tools

 Irrigation System during Fall 

Fall is a good time for irrigators to plan future cropping systems, and K-State's Mobile Irrigation Lab has a variety of online tools that can help.

MANHATTAN, Kan. - As fall progresses into winter and harvest comes to a close, crop producers might want to consider planning their future crop rotations, crop mixes and irrigation use. The increasing demand for water in the future gives producers an even grater obligation to efficiently use the resource while optimizing yields. Read More  HPJournal article

Current Projects:

Soil Moisture Sensors

Soil Moisture Sensors Study

Water Technology Farms (KWO Website)

        Willis T&O

        Dwane Roth & The Garden City Company (video courtesy of Garden City Coop)

      WaterPACK and ILS Farm

        WaterPACK & ILS Technology Farm


Mobile Drip Irrigation



Ogallala Water CAP

Water Quality Assessment of Ogallala Aquifer 

      Download Project Summary for details

 Online Tools for Water Management

      NEW Online!    Crop Water Allocator      KanSched 3


ET Information

Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Irrigation and Water Management Resources

Recorded presentation on Crop Water Allocator during the "Managing Extended and Extreme Drought on the Farm and Ranch" workshop on January 9, 2014 at Garden City, KS (click here to view)


Contact Information


Dr. Jonathan Aguilar

Dr. Jonathan Aguilar
4500 E. Mary Street
Garden City KS 67846-9132
Phone: 620-275-9164
Fax: 620-276-6028
E-mail: jaguilar@ksu.edu


 Kent Shaw

Kent Shaw
Extension Assistant/MIL Project Coordinator
4500 E. Mary Street
Garden City KS 67846-9132
Phone: 620-275-9164
Fax: 620-276-6028
E-mail: lkshaw@ksu.edu