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K-State Reports from SDI in the Great Plains

2017

Simplified equations to estimate flushline diameter for subsurface drip irrigation systems   Trans. ASABE 60(1):185-192
Using the K-State center pivot sprinkler and SDI economic comparison spreadsheet, 2017 
Career publication list of Freddie Lamm   May 1979 - February 2017
KSU-NWREC Technology Transfer from Subsurface Drip Irrigation Studies   Mar 1989 - Feb 2017
Current Research Interests and Activities of Freddie Lamm,  March 2011

2016

Long term performance of a research subsurface drip irrigation system ASABE AIM Paper #2461575
Subsurface drip irrigation and possibilities in Alfalfa  California Alfalfa Symposium, Nov 30- Dec 1
Cotton, tomato, corn and onion production with subsurface drip irrigation: A review   Trans ASABE 59(1):263-278
Longevity: An important aspect in SDI success Central Plains Irrigation Conference, February 23-24
Using the K-State center pivot sprinkler and SDI economic comparison spreadsheet, 2016 
   Central Plains Irrigation Conference, February 23-24

2015

Economic Comparison Of Subsurface Drip And Center Pivot Sprinkler Irrigation Using Spreadsheet Software Appl. Engr. in Agric. 31(6):929-936.
Cotton, Tomato, Corn, and Onion Production with Subsurface Drip Irrigation - A Review ASABE/IA Irrigation Symposium, Nov. 2015.
Frequently and not-so-frequently asked questions about subsurface drip irrigation 
   Central Plains Irrigation Conference, February 17-18
SDI applications in Kansas and the US Central Plains Irrigation Conference, February 17-18
Using the K-State center pivot sprinkler and SDI economic comparison spreadsheet - 2015 
   Central Plains Irrigation Conference, February 17-18

2014

Irrigation and Nitrogen Management for Subsurface Drip Irrigated Corn - 25 years of K-State's efforts
   ASABE annual meeting paper, July 13-16, SI Units
Successful SDI, Addressing the Essential Issues
   Irrigation Assoc. Seminar, Nov. 18-19
SDI for Corn Production - A Brief Review of 25 Years of KSU Research  Irrigation Assoc. Seminar, Nov. 18-19
Successful SDI, Addressing the Essential Issues Central Plains Irrigation Conference, February 25-26
SDI for Corn Production - A Brief Review of 25 Years of KSU Research 
   Central Plains Irrigation Conference, February 25-26
Using the K-State center pivot sprinkler and SDI economic comparison spreadsheet 
   Central Plains Irrigation Conference, February 25-26
Current Research Interests and Activities of Freddie Lamm, March 2011
Career publication list of Freddie Lamm May 1979 - March 2014
KSU-NWREC Technology Transfer from Subsurface Drip Irrigation Studies March 1989 - March 1, 2014 
Career publication list of Norm Klocke 
Career publication list of Danny Rogers 
Career publication list of Loyd Stone 
Career publication list of Rob Aiken 
Career publication list of Gary Clark 
Career publication list of Alan Schlegel 

2013

Effect of flushing velocity and flushing duration on sediment transport in microirrigation driplines 
   Trans. ASABE 56(5):1821-1828.
Real Ag: Irrigation 26 minute Public TV program on irrigation with extensive KSU comments
Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) for Grain Crop Production – Challenges and Opportunities
   Free Webinar on the Grange Network, September 12, 2013
Effect of Subsurface Drip Irrigation Capacity and Nitrogen Fertigation Timing on Corn Production
   ASABE international mtg paper, 
Effect of Nitrogen Management on Severely Deficit Subsurface Drip-Irrigated Corn
   ASABE international mtg paper, 
Effect of flushing velocity and elapsed time on sediment transport in driplines
   ASABE international mtg paper,
Reducing water inputs with subsurface drip irrigation may improve alfalfa nutritive value. Online. Forage and Grazinglands Not available here

2012

Hydraulic Consideration for SDI Systems IA conference paper, Nov. 2012
Comparison of SDI and Center Pivot Sprinkler Economics IA conference paper, Nov. 2012
Alfalfa production with subsurface drip irrigation in the Central Great Plains
   Trans. ASABE 55(4): 1203-1212
Subsurface drip irrigation: Status of the technology in 2010. Trans. ASABE 55(2): 483-491
SDI, the basics of successful systems CPIC, Feb. 2012.
Hydraulic considerations for SDI systems CPIC, Feb. 2012. Slight corrections made 3-2-12
Using the K-State center pivot sprinkler and SDI economic comparison spreadsheet - 2012
   CPIC, Feb. 2012. Slight corrections made 3-2-12
Investigating strategies to improve crop germination when using SDI CPIC, Feb. 2012.

2011

Management, Maintenance, and Water Quality Effects on the Long-term Performance of Subsurface Drip Irrigation Systems Appl Engr Agric. 27(6):969-978.
Subsurface drip irrigation of alfalfa IA conference Nov. 2011
Twenty-two years of SDI research in Kansas CPIC, Feb. 2011.
Irrigation Management and Technologies (Power Point Presentation, Large File 4.7 MB)

2010

Subsurface Drip Irrigation: Status of the Technology in 2010 5th Decennial Irr Conf.
Can Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) be a Competitive Irrigation System in the Great Plains Region for Commodity Crops? 5th Decennial Irr Conf.
Sunflower, soybean and grain sorghum crop production as affected by dripline depth
   Appl Engr. Agric 26(5):827-883
Subsurface drip irrigation emitter spacing effects on soil water redistribution, corn yield and water productivity. Appl Engr Agric. 26(3) 391-399.
Effect of dripline flushing on subsurface drip irrigation systems Trans ASABE 53(1): 147-155
Effect of flushing frequency on emitter clogging in microirrigation with effluents
   Agric. Water Manage. 97(6) 883–891
Twenty-one years of SDI research in Kansas , CPIC, Feb. 2010.
How economic factors affect the profitability of center pivot sprinkler and SDI systems 
   CPIC, Feb. 2010.

2009

Technical Session on SDI in the Great Plains at IA Expo and Technical Conference, San Antonio, Texas, December 3
Authored by Faculty from Kansas State University, Texas A&M University, and South Dakota State University
Managing the Challenges of Subsurface Drip Irrigation, First Author, F. R. Lamm, KSU
Using SDI to Effectively Irrigate With Biological Effluent, First Author, T. P. Trooien, SDSU
Cotton Irrigation in Kansas, First Author, M. Alam, KSU This paper is not related to SDI
Summary of Twenty Years of Kansas SDI Research, First Author, F. R. Lamm, KSU
Treatment of SDI Emitters Clogged with Manganese Compounds, First Author, J. P. Bordovsky, TAMU
Impact of Management on the Life Expectancy of Drip Systems, First Author, J. Enciso, TAMU
Effect of the Changing U.S. Economy on the Profitability of Center Pivots and SDI Systems 
   First Author, D. M. O'Brien, KSU

Posters from SDI Technology Field Days in August 2009
Twenty Years of Progress with SDI in Kansas , ASABE Paper No. 095927, June 09.
Unique challenges with subsurface drip irrigation , ASABE Paper No. 095927, June 09.
Effect of emitter spacing on soil water redistribution, corn yield and water productivity under subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) , ASABE Paper No. 096578, June 09.
Flushing velocities for SDI , ASABE Paper No. 096457, June 09.
Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Alfalfa
A look at twenty years of SDI research in Kansas , CPIC version in English Units, Feb. 2009.
Corn irrigation macromanagement at the seasonal boundaries – Initiating and terminating the irrigation season
Using the K-State Center Pivot Sprinkler and SDI Economic Comparison Spreadsheet - 2009
Keys to successful adoption of SDI: Minimizing problems and ensuring longevity
Technology transfer from SDI studies
   KSU Northwest Research-Extension Center (March 1989 - February 2009)

2008

Comparison of Temperature-Time Threshold-and ET-based Irrigation Scheduling for Corn Production
Effects of early-season water stresses on corn production
Using the K-State Center Pivot Sprinkler and SDI Economic Comparison Spreadsheet - 2008

2007

Application and utilization of livestock effluent through SDI systems Int'l. Symp. Air Qual. & Waste Mgmt. for Agric.

2006

Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) with Livestock Wastewater Extension Pub
Corn production in clump planting patterns - Simple observations from Colby Kansas, 2006
Applying swine effluent with SDI and LEPA sprinkler irrigation
   Presented at Irrig. Assoc. Tech. Conf., Nov. 5-7
Criteria for successful adoption of SDI systems Presented at Central Plains Irrig. Conf., Feb 21-22
Progress with SDI research at Kansas State University  Presented at Central Plains Irrig. Conf., Feb 21-22
Crop production comparison under various irrigation systems
   Presented at Central Plains Irrig. Conf., Feb 21-22
Using the K-State center pivot sprinkler and SDI economic comparison spreadsheet.
   Presented at Central Plains Irrig. Conf., Feb 21-22
Career publication list of Mahbub Alam 1996 - 2006.

2005

Effect of irrigation frequency for limited subsurface drip irrigation of corn
   IA Tech. Conference, Nov 6-8, 2005
Field Performance of Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) in Kansas IA Tech. Conference, Nov 6-8, 2005
Dripline depth effects on corn production when crop establishment is nonlimiting
   Appl. Engr. in Agric. 21(5):835-840
Sensitivity of thin-walled drip tape emitter discharge to water temperature
   Appl. Engr. in Agric. 21(5):855-863
SDI for conserving water in corn production ASCE EWRI World Water Congress. May 15-19
Site Selection for subsurface drip irrigation systems in the humid region
   ASCE EWRI World Water Congress. May 15-19
Complete Proceedings of the 2005 Central Plains Irrigation Conference

2004

Comparison of SDI and Simulated LEPA Sprinkler Irrigation for Corn IA paper in , Nov. 14-16, 2004
Water Temperature Effects on the Discharge Rate of Collapsible Emitting Hose
   IA paper in , Nov. 14-16, 2004
Using SDI and LEPA Sprinkler Irrigation to Apply Swine Wastewater : A progress report Field Day Poster
Development of a best management practice for nitrogen fertigation of corn using SDI
   Appl. Engr in Agric. 20(2):211-220.
Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) System Remediation -- A Case Study
   MC Regional ASAE Meeting Paper No. MC04-307,
Complete Proceedings of the 2004 Central Plains Irrigation Conference
Key considerations for a successful subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) system.

2003

Subsurface drip irrigation systems (SDI) water quality assessment guidelines Extension MF-2575.
Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) components: Minimum requirementsExtension MF-2576.
Design considerations for subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) systems Extension MF-2578.
Shock chlorination treatment for irrigation wells Extension MF-2589.
Management considerations for operating a subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) system Extension MF-2590.
Subsurface drip irrigation for corn production: A review of 10 years of research in Kansas
   Irrig Sci 22(3-4):195-200
Effect of dripline depth on field corn production in Kansas
   IA paper, Nov 18-20, 2003. Slight revision on October 14, 2004
KSU research for corn production using SDI: 14 years of progress 
Center pivot sprinkler and SDI economic comparisonsUpdated Jan. 2003
SDI water quality assessment guidelines
Design and management considerations for SDI systems Updated Jan 2003
Economically optimal corn plant population at various irrigation capacities using SDI

2002

Filtration and Maintenance Considerations for Subsurface Drip (SDI) Systems Extension
   MF-2361, REVISED.
Advantages and disadvantages of subsurface drip irrigation Int'l mtg. on Advances in Drip/Micro Irrigation, Dec. 2-5, 2002.
Using beef lagoon wastewater with SDI IA paper, Oct 24-26, 2002
Drip irrigation with biological effluent IA paper, 2002 
Sensitivity of center pivot sprinkler and SDI economic comparisons ASAE paper no MC02-201. 
Minimal system requirements for SDI
Slope Considerations for SDI
Filtration for SDI systems
Spacing of driplines for corn production
Using livestock wastewater with SDI -- A status report after 4 seasons
SDI and plastic mulch effects on yield and Brix levels of Kabocha squash IA paper, 2002 
Use of SDI for Alfalfa

2001

Nitrogen fertilization for subsurface drip-irrigated corn , Trans ASAE 44(3):533-542
Irrigation capacity and plant population effects on corn production using SDI
Brief definition and description of K-State research effort
K-State research SDI sites in Western Kansas
K-State's permanent bed system for SDI
Applying swine wastewater with SDI and LEPA sprinkler irrigation -- A progress report
Using livestock wastewater with SDI -- A status report after 3 seasons

2000

Design and management considerations for SDI systems
Executive summary for USDA special grant (January 24, 2000 Progress Report)
SDI for corn production: A ten year summary of research Micro 2000 paper
Subsurface drip irrigation for alfalfa 4th National Irrigation symposium, Phoenix, AZ.
Subsurface drip irrigation -- Past, present and future 4th National Irrigation symposium, Phoenix, AZ.
Subsurface drip irrigation using livestock wastewater: Dripline flow rates
Using subsurface drip irrigation with livestock wastewater 4th National Irrigation symposium, Phoenix, AZ

1999

Filtration and maintenance considerations for subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) systems
Oligochaete worms invade SDI system?
SDI research in Kansas after 10 years
Testing subsurface drip irrigation laterals with lagoon wastewater (IA, November 1999 report)
Use of subsurface drip irrigation with livestock lagoon wastewater (January 1999 report)

1998

An economic comparison of subsurface drip and center pivot sprinkler irrigation systems
Filtration and maintenance considerations for SDI systems see also 1999 reports
Livestock wastewater utilization with SDI-- A pilot project See also 1999 reports
SDI and the declining Ogallala

1997

Economic comparisons of SDI and center pivots for various field sizes
Field evaluation of microirrigation systems
Installation issues for SDI systems
Nitrogen fertigation for corn using SDI: A BMP
Optimum lateral spacing for subsurface drip-irrigated corn
Optimum nitrogen fertigation for corn using SDI
SDI and electrotechnologies
Water Flux Below the root Zone vs. Drip-Line spacing in Drip-Irrigated Corn
Water Flux Below the Root Zone vs. Irrigation Amount in Drip-Irrigated Corn

1996

Economic comparison of alternative irrigation systems for small and irregularly shaped fields

1995

KSU research for corn production using SDI
Water requirement of subsurface drip-irrigated corn in Northwest Kansas

1990

Design and installation of a drip irrigation system for research purposes

1987

Spreadsheet Templates For the Calculation of Penman Reference Evapotranspiration