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From the farmers on the Kansas Corn Commission

Why we invest in research

Quote from Southeast Kansas Corn Commissioner Randy Small, Neodesha.
Excerpted from the 2018 KCC Annual Report published Jan. 2019. View the full report here.

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Funding Research for Productivity, Sustainability and New Uses

The Kansas Corn Commission (KCC) funds projects at Kansas State University and other universities to make advances in several areas related to corn. Such initiatives include researching innovative production practices and finding new uses for corn.

 

FY2019 Research Funding

Water Technology Farms Aim to Increase Sustainability

The KCC has been a major funder of the Kansas Water Technology Farm projects in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Working with the Kansas Water Office and the state’s Water Vision program, Kansas Corn is providing financial support for the research being conducted on these innovative farms that test new technology on farm fields to use groundwater for irrigation more efficiently. Many types of technology are being tested, including moisture sensors and different types of irrigation technology. In 2016 and 2017, the Kansas Corn Commission provided a total of $120,000 in funding the water technology farms. In 2018, the commission provided $80,000 in funding.

2018 Funding:
Finney County Water Technology Farm                 $10,000
Wichita County Water Technology Farm               $ 5,000
Scott, Lane County Water Technology Farm         $10,000
Sherman County Water Technology Farm             $15,000
Reno County Water Technology Farm                    $15,000
Sedgwick County Water Technology Farm             $15,000
Ford County Water Technology Farm                     $10,000

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Learn more about the Water Technology Farms

Follow the link below to the Kansas Water Office’s Water Technology Farm webpage with information and updates on each Water Technology Farm.

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K-State’s Innovative Web App: myFields.info

K-State’s myFields.info web-based application is an open-source, extension-based application that will provide farmers with customized, science-based support tools to improve farming practices. (The application is supported with corn checkoff dollars by the KCC.)

myFields can help link farmer data with crop models to optimize farming operations. The web-based application provides an efficient method to push content to users when and where they need it, refined further by variety grown, planting date and growth stage.

Efficient delivery of information between farmers and researchers is accomplished by simply asking who, when and where.

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Corn Growth and Development Poster Available

The KCC helped to fund an effort led by Ignacio Ciampitti, Ph.D of K-State to create a Corn Growth and Development poster. The poster has been published by K-State Research and Extension and is available in English, Spanish, Mexican Spanish and Portuguese.

Follow on Twitter!

Kansas Corn works closely with K-State crop production and cropping systems specialist, Ignacio Ciampitti, Ph.D, to bring crop production research to farmers in Kansas. Follow Ignacio on Twitter @ksucrops

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