PROCEEDINGS OF THE

2008 CENTRAL PLAINS IRRIGATION CONFERENCE

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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MANURE SAMPLING AND SPREADER CALIBRATION: TESTING OUR RECOMMENDATIONS            1

Jessica G. Davis, Kirk V. Iversen, Merle F. Vigil, and Ron B. Meyer

SALT THRESHOLDS FOR LIQUID MANURE APPLICATIONS THROUGH A CENTER PIVOT................... 7

Bill Kranz, Charles Shapiro, and Charles Wortmann

USING AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO UTILIZING CENTER PIVOTS FOR LIVESTOCK WASTE MANAGEMENT............ 15

Jake LaRue

STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING CONSUMPTIVE USE OF ALFALFA...................... 21

Neil Hansen

OILSEED PRODUCTIVITY UNDER VARYING WATER AVAILABILITY.................. 30

David Nielsen

RESPONSE OF CORN TO DEFICIT IRRIGATION AND CROP ROTATIONS......... 34

Norm Klocke, Jose Payero, and Joel Schneekloth

LIMITED IRRIGATION RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION IN COLORADO...... 40

Joel Schneekloth,Troy Bauder, and Neil Hansen

LIMITED IRRIGATION CROPPING SYSTEMS FOR CONSERVING WATER RESOURCES IN THE PUMPKIN CREEK WATERSHED. 46

Gary W. Hergert, Gary Stone, Dean Yonts and Jim Schild

SDI CONVERSION--IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS............................................. 53

Bill Caroll

CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CONVERTING FROM SURFACE TO MECHANICAL MOVE IRRIGATION......................... 56

Jake LaRue

USING THE K-STATE CENTER PIVOT SPRINKLER AND SDI ECONOMIC COMPARISON SPREADSHEET - 2008.............. 61

Freddie Lamm, Dan O’Brien, Danny Rogers and Troy Dumler

WATER SAVINGS FROM CROP RESIDUE MANAGEMENT.................................... 71

Norm Klocke, Randall Currie, Troy Dumler

 CROP RESIDUE AND SOIL WATER............................................................................ 80

David Nielsen

EFFECT OF TILLAGE PRACTICES AND DEFICIT IRRIGATION ON CORN.......... 84

Freddie Lamm, Rob Aiken and Abdrabbo A. Abou Kheira

SALINITY IN THE SOUTH PLATTE BASIN............................................................... 101

Alan Halley

ACHIEVING A SUSTAINABLE IRRIGATED AGROECOSYSTEM IN THE ARKANSAS RIVER BASIN: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

AND OVERVIEW OF SALINITY, SALINITY CONTROL PRINCIPLES, PRACTICES, AND STRATEGIES................................................ 102

P. Lorenz Sutherland

APPENDIX I.  SALT TOLERANCE OF SELECTED CROPS.................................... 136

P. Lorenz Sutherland

NORTHERN WATER EFFORTS TO IMPROVE IRRIGATION SCHEDULING PRACTICES................ 139

Mark Crookston

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN IRRIGATION SCHEDULING......................................... 143

Tom Trout

COLORADO CROP WATER ALLOCATION TOOL.................................................. 153

Luke Brummel and James Pritchett