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Education Training

Technology Transfer, Education, and Training

Project Plan

tt1305 information delivery and digital skills     

In the News

Ogallala Aquifer Program and Scientists Recognized   Ogallala Aquifer Program recognized for its role in water conservation by the Water Conservation Advisory Council and ARS scientists recognized by ARS-USDA and the Soil and Water Conservation Society.   

Technology Transfer Priority Area Accomplishments for 2011   Annual accomplishment statements for this priority in 2011 are reported herein.   

Technology Transfer Priority Area Accomplishments for 2010   Annual accomplishment statements for this priority area in 2010 are reported herein.   

Story in the October 2010 issue of The Cross Section features Ogallala Aquifer Program Scientists   Front page article in the October 2010 issue of The Cross Section, a monthly newsletter form High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1, featured results supported in part by the Ogallala Aquifer Program.   

Ogallala Aquifer Program Scientists Participate in WOWW   Ogallala Aquifer Program participants were presented during Window on a Wider World (WOWW) Science Collaborative Project, a two day event in October, designed to enrich the education experience of fifth graders in the Texas Panhandle.   

Final Reports

Evaluating Alternative Meteorological Data Sources for Potential Use in Irrigation Management   Carefully selected alternative data sources can complement agricultural weather station networks, provided data and siting biases can be addressed adequately through calibration and associated data techniques. Machine learning methods can be helpful in filling spatial data gaps.  

Educational video and slide show content addition to OAP and TXHPET Web sites   A two-year project to develop educational digital media addressing Ogallala water use issues for Texas High Plains agricultural producers has demonstrated that online outlets are an effective means for dissemination.   

Cotton irrigation for sustainable production in a thermally limited region   Irrigation of 5 to 7 inches, depending on rainfall, produced 2.5 bales of cotton in Southwestern Kansas. Factors limiting cotton are total growing degree days and hail storms.   

Field Evaluation of Center Pivot Nozzle Package Application Intensity   A tipping bucket rain gauge was added to the data collection set during linear and center pivot uniformity evaluations. The collected data are consistent with industry ranges of application rates for particular nozzles and configurations.  

Training, user feedback, testing, economic impact, and revisions of the Crop Water Allocator and Crop Yield Predictor models   These models are useful and user-friendly irrigation resource management planning tools. Impact of the products can be maximized by incorporating user feedback, expanding the regional applicability, and supporting adoption through promotion, training and technical support.   

Last Modified: 04/22/2012