Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2014KS171B

Extending the Useable Life of Ogallala Aquifer through Limited Irrigation using Integrated Sensor-Based Technologies

Institute: Kansas
Year Established: 2014 Start Date: 2014-03-01 End Date: 2016-02-29
Total Federal Funds: $30,000 Total Non-Federal Funds: $68,176

Principal Investigators: Isaya Kisekka, Jonathan Aguilar, Randall Currie, Danny Rogers

Abstract: The project goal is to develop best management practices for using integrated soil-, plant-, and atmospheric-based sensor technologies for improving limited irrigation water management based on continuous feedback from the soil-plant-atmosphere system. The objectives are: 1) compare grain yield, crop water use (ETc), and water use efficiency (WUE) for drought and conventional corn hybrids irrigated using different sensor technologies and feedback combinations, and 2) train a graduate student in hands-on water resources research in soil water monitoring, canopy temperature monitoring, experimental design and data collection, crop modeling and scientific writing.