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Irrigation show and education conference

November 6, 2017 - November 10, 2017

The conference has a terrific program including sessions led by some OWCAP colleagues and by colleagues with whom our project collaborates through USDA-ARS’s Ogallala Aquifer Program. For example:

USDA-​ARS Ogallala Aquifer Program — Center Pivot Irrigation Technology Transfer Effort

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 9:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

  • Ogallala Aquifer Program Center Pivot Irrigation Effort, Freddie Ray Lamm, PhD, Kansas State University
  • Discussion of Why Variable Rate Irrigation May Not Be Used to its Full Potential, Jake LaRue, Valmont Irrigation
  • Evaluation of Variable Rate Irrigation in Humid Region, Ruixiu Sui, PhD, USDA-​ARS
  • Site Irrigation Management Using a Sensor-​based Decision Support System, Manuel Alejandro Andrade, PhD, USDA-​ARS
  • Remote Sensing for Variable Rate Irrigation Management, Kenneth Stone, PhD, USDA-​ARS
  • CWSI Related to Plant-​available Water & Root Distribution, Steven R. Evett, PhD, USDA-​ARS
  • Dashboard for Irrigation Efficiency Management (DIEM), James Bordovsky, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
  • Water Use & Management of Center Pivot Drip Irrigation Systems, Charles Swanson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
  • Erraticity of Sprinkler-​irrigated Corn Under Drought, Freddie Ray Lamm, PhD, Kansas State University

Improving Agricultural Irrigation Scheduling & Management

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 8:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

  • Water Conservation & Fertilizer Use BMPs vs. Conventional Growing Practices in Corn: A Two-​year Overview, Maria Isabel Zamora Re, University of Florida 
  • STAMP Decision Tool for Agronomic Crops in Louisiana, Stacia Davis, PhD, Louisiana State University AgCenter
  • Quantifying Crop Water Requirements in the Mississippi Delta Using an Energy Balance Approach, Saseendran S. Anapalli, PhD, USDA-​ARS
  • Crop Growth Insect Model Used in Field Experiments Design, Theodore Sammis, PhD, New Mexico State University
  • Optimizing Irrigation Scheduling With Limited Water Using the iCrop Decision Support Tool, Isaya Kisekka, PhD, Kansas State University
  • Injectable Co-​polymers: A Tool for Soil Moisture Management, Glen Obear, Exacto
  • In-​stream Wetland: Wastewater Treatment Technology in Egypt, Abdelmoneim Mohamed, PhD, Washington State University
  • Strategies for Taro (Colocasia Esculenta) Irrigation, Gustavo H.S. Vieira, IFES Campus Santa Teresa, Brazil
  • Irrigation Technology Utilization: A Case of Central Uganda, Teddy Kizza, National Agricultural Research Organization, Mukono Zonal Agricultural Research & Development Institute

Click here for the full conference brochure.