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Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers

Water Management Research

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The goal of the water management research program at the SWREC, Garden City, is to develop management strategies and technologies that improve water productivity and maximize net economic returns of water-limited irrigated cropping systems. Our research focus is on three areas including deficit irrigation management and modeling for grains and forages, improving water application efficiency using Mobile Drip Irrigation (MDI), and integrated irrigation scheduling. Current outreach/extension activities involve demonstrating the benefits of reduced tillage and residue management on soil water storage in water-limited cropping systems.

Current Projects

1. Deficit Irrigation Management for Grains, Forages and Alternative Crops

2. Irrigation Application Technologies

3. Advanced Irrigation scheduling

4. Soil and Water Conservation

Contact Information

Isaya Kisekka

Isaya Kisekka
Assistant Professor/Agricultural Engineer
4500 East Mary Street
Southwest Research-Extension Center
Garden City, KS 67846-9132 
Phone: 620-276-8286
E-mail: ikisekka@ksu.edu
Website: Research Program