KanSched2 Release Notes

Overview and What's New

KanSched 2.0 is a program that is designed to help monitor the root zone soil profile water balance and schedule irrigation events on a field using evapotranspiration (ET) data. The program can also be used to monitor the soil profile water content of non-irrigated fields. ET-based irrigation scheduling is a tool that can help you determine when and how much irrigation water to apply. The basic process involves using data on crop water use (crop evapotranspiration or ETc), rainfall, and soil water storage to assess when an irrigation event is needed and how much water could be applied.

The original version of KanSched program was developed as part of the Mobile Irrigation Lab, which is supported by a partnership between K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Water Office with State Water Plan Funds, Kansas Water Resources Research Institute, the Kansas Corn Commission, and the Ogallala Initiative Project. This new release, KanSched 2.0, offers some new features, in response to requests by irrigators. These include additional crop options, including a built-in feature to account for cutting cycles on alfalfa, an irrigation forecast, irrigation fuel cost accounting, and a water record page for individual fields. However, users of KanSched 1.0 version series should find KanSched 2.0 very familiar and have little or no difficulty in adapting.

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We consider your feedback very valuable and essential to producing a better software program. If you have comments or suggestions, please let us know by emailing Danny Rogers at drogers@ksu.edu

Technical Support Information

For support options dealing with KanSched2, please contact Danny Rogers at:

Danny H. Rogers, PE, PhD
Kansas State University Research and Extension
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
147 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Telephone: 785-532-5813
Fax: 785-532-6944