On-farm activities to promote irrigation scheduling the south central Kansas irrigation management project
Rogers, Danny H., author
Clark, Gary A., author
Fjell, Dale L., author
Martin, Victor L., author
Stratton, Robert, author
U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, publisher
Irrigation scheduling has been promoted as management tool to minimize irrigation water application, however, few irrigators regularly followed any rigorous scheduling methodology. Kansas State University Research and Extension in conjunction with an irrigation association, Water PACK, began a long-term project to promote ET based irrigation scheduling and other management technology. Area irrigators serve as the focal point of the project and over time have been asked to assume responsibility of scheduling the project fields. A long-term commitment and on-farm activities such as variable water application tests and center pivot uniformity tests seems to have generated confidence and acceptance of ET-based irrigation scheduling.
Presented at the 2000 USCID international conference, Challenges facing irrigation and drainage in the new millennium on June 20-24 in Fort Collins, Colorado.