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.
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