Credits: 
4
Term: 
Winter
Class Location: 
Corvallis Campus

Course Description

Principles of soil physics and plant water use applied to irrigation system design. Design of gravity, pressurized, and trickle irrigation systems, improving on-farm water management, performance characteristics of pumps and other irrigation equipment. Lec/lab. Offered alternate years.

Course Objectives

Students who successfully complete this course have:

  • Understood economics of irrigation management
  • Learned hydrology of soil-plant system
  • Learned characteristics of various irrigation systems
  • Learned hydraulic properties of pumps and pipes