Conference Brochure

Central Plains Irrigation Conference & Exposition
February 21-22, 2017
Burlington Community Center
Burlington, Colorado


8:30-10:30 am - Registration, Coffee & Exposition
10:30-12:00 pm - Technical Sessions 1, 6, & 7
12:00-1:00 pm - Lunch & General Session A
1:00-1:30 pm - Exposition
1:30-3:00 pm -Technical Sessions 2, 4, 5, & 8
3:00-3:30 pm - Break and Exposition Open
3:30-5:00 pm - Technical Sessions 3, 4, 6, & 7
5:00-6:30 pm - Social Hour - Exposition Open

7:30-8:30 am - Registration, Coffee & Exposition
8:30-10:00 am - Technical Sessions 1, 4, 6, & 7
10:00-10:30 am - Break and Exposition Open
10:30-12:00 pm - Technical Sessions 1, 3, 4, & 8
12:00-1:30 pm - Lunch & General Session B
1:30-3:00 pm - Technical Session 2, 5, & 8

General Session A – Updates on the Republican River Basin - Dick Wolfe, Colo. Div. of Water Resource

General Session B – Ogallala Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP) Update – Meagan Schipanski, Colorado State University

 Technical Session 1 – Variable Rate Irrigation System
Fundamentals of Variable Rate Irrigation– Tsz Him Lo, University of Nebraska
ARSPivot, a Sensor Based Decision Support Tool for VRI Center Pivot Systems– Alejandro Andrade, USDA-ARS-CPRL
Integrating Variable Rate Nitrogen and Irrigation Management: Opportunities and Challenges – Tim Shaver, University of Nebraska

 Technical Session 2 – Center Pivot Sprinkler Irrigation Systems
          Center Pivot Nozzle Package Losses and Efficiency – Danny Rogers, Kansas State University
        Mobile Drip Irrigation Evaluation in Corn – Isaya Kisekka, Kansas State University
        MDI Results from Farm Demonstration Sites – Jonathan Aguilar, Kansas State University

 Technical Session 3 – Irrigation Management
          Irrigation Management of Corn under Institutional Constraints – Freddie Lamm, Kansas State University
       Deficit Irrigation in the High Plains: A Review – Daran Rudnick, University of Nebraska
       Limited water timing and management of irrigated corn – Joel Schneekloth, Colorado State University

 Technical Session 4 – WISE, Colorado Irrigation Scheduler - Computer Lab
Tactical Irrigation Management Using the WISE Online Tool - Allan Andales, Colorado State University

 Technical Session 5 – Soil Management for Improved Irrigation
Tillage Management Effects on Canopy Formation and Function in Corn – Rob Aiken, Kansas State University
       Utilizing Manure on Eroded Soils for Improved Cropping – David Poss, USDA-ARS-CGPRS
       Tillage and Residue Management for Irrigated Corn Production- Joel Schneekloth, Colorado State University

Technical Session 6 – Alternative Irrigated Cropping Systems
         Sorghum Yield Response to Water and Irrigation Management – Isaya Kisekka, Kansas State University
       Advantages and Management of Irrigated Grain Sorghum and its Pitfalls – Jason Warren, Oklahoma State University
       Irrigation Management Effects on Canopy Formation and Function in Sunflower – Rob Aiken, Kansas State University

Technical Session 7 – Energy Management for Irrigation
         Energy Conservation with Pumping Plants Using Variable Frequency Drives -  Bill Kranz, University of Nebraska
       Pumping Plant Performance - Derrel Martin, University of Nebraska  

 Technical Session 8 – Decision Support System (DSS) Technologies
          Limited Irrigation Research and Infrared Thermometry for Detecting Water Stress– Kendall DeJonge, USDA-ARS
       Multi-rotor UAV-based Remote Sensing Technologies for Crop Monitoring - Huihui Zhang, USDA-ARS
       Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Systems for Improved Irrigation Management – Jose Chavez, Colorado State University

























Registration postmarked by Jan. 30 is $90 and $100 for CEUs. Registration after Jan. 30 is $105 and $115 for CEUs. Registration includes admittance to all sessions, the equipment exposition, a copy of the Proceedings, breaks, two lunches, and social hour.

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Please return this form with payment to:

            Donna Lamm, executive assistant
               760 N. Thompson
               Colby, KS 67701
               EIN/TIN 47-0761818

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Quality Inn (old Comfort Inn,) 282 S Lincoln St, 719-346-7676, Burlington, Colo. The cost is $79/night plus tax.  Please make your reservations directly. Indicate you are with CPIA to get the special rate. The blocks will be released Feb. 10, 2017.


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