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2014

Irrigation and Nitrogen Management for Subsurface Drip Irrigated Corn - 25 years of K-State's efforts PDF Format  ASABE annual meeting paper, July 13-16, SI Units  

Successful SDI, Addressing the Essential Issues PDF Format  File for Irrigation Association Seminar, November 18-19

SDI for Corn Production - A Brief Review of 25 Years of KSU Research    PDF Format  File for Irrigation Association Seminar, November 18-19

Successful SDI, Addressing the Essential Issues PDF Format  File for Central Plains Irrigation Conference, February 25-26

SDI for Corn Production - A Brief Review of 25 Years of KSU Research    PDF Format  File for Central Plains Irrigation Conference, February 25-26

Using the K-State center pivot sprinkler and SDI economic comparison spreadsheet  PDF Format  File for 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. PDF Format

KSU-NWREC Technology Transfer from Subsurface Drip Irrigation Studies   March 1989 - March 1, 2014 PDF Format

Career publication list of Norm Klocke  PDF Format

Career publication list of Danny Rogers  PDF Format

Career publication list of Loyd Stone  PDF Format

Career publication list of Rob Aiken  PDF Format

Career publication list of Gary Clark  PDF Format

Career publication list of Alan Schlegel  PDF Format

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,  PDF Format

Effect of Nitrogen Management on Severely Deficit Subsurface Drip-Irrigated Corn   ASABE international mtg paper,  PDF Format

Effect of flushing velocity and elapsed time on sediment transport in driplines  ASABE international mtg paper,  PDF Format

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  PDF Format

SDI, the basics of successful systems   CPIC, Feb. 2012. PDF Format

Hydraulic considerations for SDI systems   CPIC, Feb. 2012. PDF Format  Slight corrections made 3-2-12

Using the K-State center pivot sprinkler and SDI economic comparison spreadsheet - 2012   CPIC, Feb. 2012. PDF Format  Slight corrections made 3-2-12

Investigating strategies to improve crop germination when using SDI   CPIC, Feb. 2012. PDF Format

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  PDF Format

Twenty-two years of SDI research in Kansas  CPIC, Feb. 2011. PDF Format

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   PDF Format

Effect of flushing frequency on emitter clogging in microirrigation with effluents  Agric. Water Manage. 97(6) 883891    PDF Format

Twenty-one years of SDI research in Kansas  PDF Format,   CPIC, Feb. 2010.

How economic factors affect the profitability of center pivot sprinkler and SDI systems  PDF Format,   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 SystemsFirst 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  PDF Format, ASABE Paper No. 095927, June 09.

Unique challenges with subsurface drip irrigation PDF Format, ASABE Paper No. 095927, June 09.

Effect of emitter spacing on soil water redistribution, corn yield and water productivity under subsurface drip irrigation (SDI)  PDF Format, ASABE Paper No. 096578, June 09.

Flushing velocities for SDI PDF Format, ASABE Paper No. 096457, June 09.

Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Alfalfa PDF format

A look at twenty years of SDI research in Kansas  PDF Format,   CPIC version in English Units, Feb. 2009.

Corn irrigation macromanagement at the seasonal boundaries  Initiating and terminating the irrigation season PDF Format

Using the K-State Center Pivot Sprinkler and SDI Economic Comparison Spreadsheet - 2009  PDF Format

Keys to successful adoption of SDI: Minimizing problems and ensuring longevity  PDF Format

Technology transfer from SDI studies  KSU Northwest Research-Extension Center (March 1989 - February 2009) PDF Format
 

2008

Comparison of Temperature-Time Threshold-and ET-based Irrigation Scheduling for Corn Production  PDF Format

Effects of early-season water stresses on corn production  PDF Format

Using the K-State Center Pivot Sprinkler and SDI Economic Comparison Spreadsheet - 2008  PDF Format

 

2007

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

2006

Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) with Livestock Wastewater  Extension Pub   PDF Format

Corn production in clump planting patterns - Simple observations from Colby Kansas, 2006  PDF format

Applying swine effluent with SDI and LEPA sprinkler irrigation  PDF format  Presented at Irrig. Assoc. Tech. Conf., Nov. 5-7

Criteria for successful adoption of SDI systems  PDF format  Presented at Central Plains Irrig. Conf., Feb 21-22

Progress with SDI research at Kansas State University  PDF format  Presented at Central Plains Irrig. Conf., Feb 21-22

Crop production comparison under various irrigation systems  PDF format Presented at Central Plains Irrig. Conf., Feb 21-22

Using the K-State center pivot sprinkler and SDI economic comparison spreadsheet. PDF format Presented at Central Plains Irrig. Conf., Feb 21-22

Career publication list of Mahbub Alam  1996 - 2006. PDF Format

2005

Effect of irrigation frequency for limited subsurface drip irrigation of corn  IA Tech. Conference, Nov 6-8, 2005   PDF format

Field Performance of Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) in Kansas IA Tech. Conference, Nov 6-8, 2005   PDF format

Dripline depth effects on corn production when crop establishment is nonlimiting  Appl. Engr. in Agric. 21(5):835-840   PDF format

Sensitivity of thin-walled drip tape emitter discharge to water temperature  Appl. Engr. in Agric. 21(5):855-863   PDF format

SDI for conserving water in corn production  ASCE EWRI World Water Congress. May 15-19  PDF format

Site Selection for subsurface drip irrigation systems in the humid region  ASCE EWRI World Water Congress.  May 15-19  PDF format

Complete Proceedings of the 2005 Central Plains Irrigation Conference

 

2004

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

2003

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

2002

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

Use of SDI for Alfalfa   PDF Format

2001

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

2000

Design and management considerations for SDI systems PDF Format
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. PDF format
Subsurface drip irrigation -- Past, present and future 4th National Irrigation symposium, Phoenix, AZ.
Subsurface drip irrigation using livestock wastewater: Dripline flow rates PDF format
Using subsurface drip irrigation with livestock wastewater 4th National Irrigation symposium, Phoenix, AZ.

1999

Filtration and maintenance considerations for subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) systems PDF format
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 PDF format
Filtration and maintenance considerations for SDI systems html format, 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 PDF format
Field evaluation of microirrigation systems PDF format
Installation issues for SDI systems
Nitrogen fertigation for corn using SDI: A BMP PDF format
Optimum lateral spacing for subsurface drip-irrigated corn PDF format
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 PDF format

1995

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

1990

Design and installation of a drip irrigation system for research purposes PDF format

1987

Spreadsheet Templates For the Calculation of Penman Reference Evapotranspiration

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