Central Plains Irrigation

Conference & Exposition

Feb. 25-26, 2014 

Burlington Community Center, Burlington, Colorado

9:00-10:00 am     Registration, Coffee & Exposition

10:00-11:30 am   Technical Sessions 1, 2, & 7

11:30-1:30 pm     Lunch & General Session A

1:30-3:00 pm       Technical Sessions 1, 3, & 6 

3:00-3:30 pm       Break and Exposition Open

3:30-5:00 pm       Technical Sessions 1, 4, & 8

5:00-6:30 pm       Social Hour - Exposition Open

8:00-8:30 am               Registration, Coffee & Exposition

8:30-10:00 am             Technical Sessions 4, 6, & 8

10:00-10:30 am           Break and Exposition Open

10:30 am                      Exposition Closes

10:30-12:00 pm           Technical Sessions 2, 3, & 5

12:00-1:30 pm             Lunch & General Session B

1:30-3:00 pm               Technical Sessions  5 & 7 

General Session A   Update on Republican River Compact Issues Dick Wolfe, Colorado Division of Water Resources


General Session B The Future of Irrigated Agriculture on the U.S. Great Plains  Steve Evett, USDA-ARS, Bushland


Technical Session 1   Colorado Irrigation Scheduler                                                                                     

Colorado Irrigation Scheduler   - Allan Andales, Colorado State University 


Technical Session 2 What Can Drought Genetics Do For Irrigated Agriculture?                  

Impact of Water Stress on Drought Genetics - Joel Schneekloth, Colorado State University

Effect of Water Level on Hybrid Corn Yield across Agroecozones - William Kranz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Corn Hybrid Response to Deficit Irrigation - Alan Schlegel, Kansas State University


Technical Session 3 Farmer Panel Discussion of Subsurface Drip Irrigation    

  Dick Hansen
  Rick Palkowitsch
  Darren Erker


Technical Session 4 Next Level of Irrigation Technologies: Feeding 9 Billion People - An Irrigation Industry Perspective                                    

Jake Larue, Valmont Irrigation

Steve Melvin, Lindsay Irrigation

Michael Dowgert, Netafim Irrigation

Claude Corcos, Toro Irrigation


Technical Session 5 Subsurface Drip Irrigation             

Successful SDI - Addressing the Essential Issues - Dan Rogers, Kansas State University

SDI for Corn Production - A Brief Review of 25 Years of KSU Research - Freddie Lamm, Kansas State University

Using the K-State Center Pivot Sprinkler and SDI Economic Comparison Spreadsheet -2014  - Freddie Lamm, Kansas State University

Technical Session 6 Limited Irrigation Management              

Managing Deficit Irrigation in Northern Colorado - Kendall DeJonge, USDA-ARS, Fort Collins

No-Till Crop Rotations with Limited Irrigation - Alan Schlegel, Kansas State University

Examining the Toolbox for Deficit Irrigation of Grain and Oilseed Crops  - Freddie Lamm, Kansas State University


Technical Session 7 Soil Water Sensors and Variable Rate Irrigation Management                                                                     

Soil Water Sensing - Focus on Variable Rate Irrigation - Steve Evett, USDA-ARS, Bushland

Management Considerations for Variable Rate Irrigation - Jake Larue, Valmont Irrigation


Technical Session 8  Remote Sensing for Irrigation Scheduling                                                                   

Using a Handheld IRT to Determine Crop Water Stress and Use - Jose Chavez, Colorado State University

A Web-Based Tool that Combines Satellite and Weather Station Observations to Support Irrigation Scheduling - Tom Trout, USDA-ARS, Fort Collins

Infrared Thermometry as a Tool for Site-Specific Irrigation Scheduling - Susan O'Shaughnessy, USDA-ARS, Bushland


For more info call Donna Lamm, executive assistant, at 785-462-7574  or email donnalamm@yahoo.com

Sponsored by Colorado State University, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska, and Central Plains Irrigation Association

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