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Just add water: Irrigation science is emphasis of Aug. 23 field day in Colby

Efficient water use in crop production is the theme of the day.

irrigation cpivotReleased: July 26, 2016

COLBY, Kan. – When it comes to growing crops in western Kansas, Kansas State University researchers are working to find the best, most efficient ways possible to use precious water resources. That work will be in focus at the K-State Northwest Research-Extension Center Fall Field Day Tuesday, Aug. 23 in Colby.

With the theme, “Just Add Water: Irrigation Science Today,” the event starts with registration 8:30-9:00 a.m. at the American Legion, 1850 W. 4th St. Transportation will be provided from there to the research station for field tours and returning to the American Legion for presentations indoors and a complimentary lunch.

Field tour topics and indoor presentations by K-State extension agronomists, engineers and entomologists include:

  • Drought-Tolerant Corn Hybrids and Timing of Water Deficits – Rob Aiken

  • Managing Irrigation of Modern Corn Hybrids under Institutional Constraints – Freddie Lamm

  • Soil Water Sensors: Lessons from the Field – Jonathan Aguilar

  • Ear Feeding Pests on Corn: Is Resistance on the Horizon? – Sarah Zukoff

  • Nitrogen and Phosphorus Management for Irrigated Corn: Sustainability and Profit – Lucas Haag

  • Mobile Drip Irrigation: Hybrid Hardware for Hybrid Corn – Isaya Kisekka

  • ET-Based Irrigation Scheduling – Danny Rogers

More information is available by calling 785-462-6281.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans.  Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.

Story by:
Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research and Extension

For more information:
K-State Northwest Kansas Research-Extension Center - 785-462-6281