The Circle C Water Technology Farm is owned and operated by Steve Compton. The farm is located 8 miles west of Healy, Kansas off Highway 4 at the intersection with N Taos Rd.
Join us for the Cover Crop Field Day!
The Circle C Water Technology Farm and the Kansas Water Office will host a Cover Crop Field Day on Thursday, April 2 at the farm.
Other demonstrations during the cover crop field day include:
NRCS Rainfall Simulator
Benefits of using drones for agriculture
Soil Moisture probes
The farm has had soil field mapping completed to identify management zones and locate where soil moisture probes were to be installed to give the best representation of the fields. The larger (sectional) pivot is utilizing water application comparisons with different nozzle packages and variable rate irrigation. Aerial imagery is also being collected to monitor the moisture and yield results and then compared to the different water management strategies in different areas over the season. Overall there are several technologies being utilized including EC soils mapping of all fields, soil moisture probes, variable rate irrigation, iWobs and Bubbler nozzles, and aerial imagery.
The Scott County Circle C Water Technology Farm is based on a 15 year Water Conservation Area (WCA) with three 5 year periods, which add flexibility to water use over the term of the WCA. The WCA includes a 10 percent reduction of water use and the ability to rollover any unused quantity to future years, creating a tool that can be used for multi-year water and cropping planning purposes. Water not used in a wet year is able to be rolled over and used in a future dry year. More information about WCA's can be found here.