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Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE)

Innovative Water Management Techniques

A pivot arm with drip irrigation hoses in a field of tall corn


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

This webinar covered recent research that explores alternatives to identify the number and tentative location of soil moisture sensors in production fields. In addition, Ray Flickner discussed methods he uses on the Flickner Innovation Farm to conserve water while maintaining yield in a cost effective and efficient manner. He also discussed how to apply nutrients to maximize production economically while limiting the environmental impact. The presentation also included a short overview of a project in the Rattlesnake Creek watershed that will prevent erosion, floodwater and sediment damage in areas that include the Quivera National Wildlife Refuge.

Links and AppsPublications 
ET Crop web appDay Four Presentation Slides
Foliage: Canopy cover image processing toolSubsurface Drip Irrigation Components: Minimum Requirement
Quadrat: Digital version of traditional quadratManagement Considerations for Operating an SDI System
ForecastDualKc: Interactive crop forecasting modelSubsurface Drip Irrigation in Kansas: An Overview
Canopeo appTips on Selecting a Soil Water Sensor
Flickner Innovation Farm 



Jeff Davidson, KCARE Watershed Specialist

Ray Flickner, Flickner Innovation Farm, Moundridge, Kansas

Andres Patrignani, Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University


Rick Schlender, San-D-Akr Farms Consulting