Research
 
Onions irrigated with drip-line irrigation
Photo courtesy Dr. Mike Bartolo, PhD
The Canal Seepage report (2Mb)
Published in 2000. It introduces the use of PAM to reduce water loss in canals.

Progress report on drip irrigation as a method of reducing the movement of salts, sediments, nitrates & selenium into the Arkansas River & its groundwater basin I the Patterson Hollow watershed.

2004 demonstration on transplant onion using Agri-blend, a YDROGEL/Zeolite blend.

Subsurface Drip Irrigation in the Great Plains
In 1989, K-State Research and Extension initiated efforts to develop the techniques for successful application of subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) for crop production in the U. S. Great Plains region. The overall objectives were to conserve water, to protect groundwater quality, and to develop sound methodologies for SDI.

VegNet
Research on integrated pest management (IPM) for various crops, including bean and onion research performed by Dr. Howard Schwartz and Mark McMillan, Colorado State University, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management.

The Ag Professional + Producer project was designed to help establish management practices for drip irrigation on onions in Baca County, Colorado that would improve germination, emergence and stands with resulting increase in yield, quality and returns. Due to a declining water table with diminishing pumping volumes, agricultural producers are looking for ways to improve irrigation efficiency, lower labor and production costs while maintaining and/or increasing yields and returns.

Power Point Presentations from the Irrigation & Nutrient Management Workshop (January 30, 2008)

Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station Annual Reports

Publications, papers and reports specific to southeastern Colorado and the Arkansas River basin, presented by John Wiener, University of Colorado at Boulder, Environment and Society Program

U.S. Drought Portal – features current drought conditions, forecasing, impacts, planning, education, research, and local forecasting

U.S. Climate Change Science Program – Integrated federal research on global change and climate change

Chili peppers irrigated with drip-line irrigation
Photo courtesy Dr. Mike Bartolo, PhD
These publications are a compilation of reports dealing with research carried out at the Arkansas Valley Research Center.

AVRC 2004-2005 Research Report (2.1Mb)
>AVRC 2003 Research Report (1.1Mb)
AVRC 2002 Research Report (8.3Mb)
AVRC 2001 Research Report (7.6Mb)
AVRC 2000 Research Report (2.9Mb)
AVRC 1999 Research Report (5.4Mb)

W1128 : Reducing Barriers to Adoption of Microirrigation
The objectives of this program is to:
1.To identify and assess the significance of barriers to adoption of microirrigation.
2. To reduce technical barriers associated with microirrigation system design, performance and maintenance.
3. To reduce existing water and nutrient management barriers associated with microirrigation.

Subsurface Drip Irrigation in the Great Plains
In 1989, K-State Research and Extension initiated efforts to develop the techniques for successful application of subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) for crop production in the U. S. Great Plains region. The overall objectives were to conserve water, to protect groundwater quality, and to develop sound methodologies for SDI.

Toward Optimal Water Management in the Lower Arkansas River Valley
Colorado State University Technical Report by Timothy Gates, Luis Garcia and John Labadie, documenting flow and water quality conditions in the Lower Arkansas River Valley with the goal of providing data and models that water users and managers can use to enhance both agriculture and the environment.


 


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