Current Research Projects Funded by the Kansas Corn Commission
Optimizing Corn Production under Deficit Sprinkler Irrigation
Dr. Freddie Lamm, Professor and Research Irrigation Engineer
Northwest Research-Extension Center
Kansas State University
Objective: To develop management procedures for deficit sprinkler irrigation of corn.
Development of Farm Management Data Systems for Kansas Farmers
Michael Langemeier, Kevin Herbel and Bryan Schurle
Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University
Objective: To develop new database systems for farm management data for Kansas farmers.
Use of Carbon Dioxide Sensor for Early Detection of Spoilage in Stored Corn
Dirk Maier, Bhadriraju Subramanyam, Lakshmikantha Channaiah and Leland McKinney
Department of Grain Science and Industry , Kansas State University
Objective: To continue evaluation, under field conditions, the use of carbon dioxide sensors to monitor corn-spoilage prior to the detection by traditional methods (visual, smell and temperature sensors). The researchers prior and present research has demonstrated that carbon dioxide sensors can effectively detect grain in the early stages of spoilage and alert farmers well before (4 to 6 weeks) any major economic loss in incurred.
Vertical Tillage Effects on Corn Yield, Disease and Pathogens and Soil Properties
DeAnn Presley, Chris Little, and Kent Martin, Kansas State University
Objective: To determine the short-term (growing season) effects of a vertical-tillage operation.
Extension and Applied Research Programs for Kansas Corn Production
Kraig Roozeboom, Kansas State University
Objective: To effectively educate producers, crop advisors and other agri-business professionals about the latest developments in best management practices for corn production and corn cropping systems. To find research-based answers to specific corn production and corn cropping system questions as they arise.
Improving Corn Yields with Starter and Foliar Application of Macro and Micronutrient fertilizers
Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, Kansas State University
Objective: To evaluate corn response to starter fertilizers in combination with foliar application of macro and micronutrients to maximize yields.
Cover Systems for Wet Distiller’s Grain Stored in Concrete Bunkers
Dr. Justin Waggoner, Southwest Research Extension Center
and Dr. John Jaeger, Agricultural Research Center
Objectives: To evaluate the effects of three different cover systems for wet distiller’s grain stored in concrete bunkers. (1. No cover; 2. Plastic; 3. Stock salt) on product shrink and nutrient quality of stored wet distiller’s grain.