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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.

Resources and Helpful Links
Day Four Presentation Slides
ET Crop web app
Foliage: A Batch image processing tool for canopy cover
Quadrat: A digital version of the traditional quadrat
ForecastDualKc: An interactive crop forecasting model
Canopeo app
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