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Irrigation - Crops

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BHT304

Irrigation - Crops Outline

A course that covers the design, installation, maintenance, operation and evaluation of simple irrigation systems. This course focuses on irrigation systems for row crops (eg. vegetables & cut flowers) and orchards.

"Whilst sharing similarities with other irrigation courses, this highly functional and practical course also has a specific focus on the irrigation of crops. It will be of interest to anyone who grows, or who wishes to grow, crops whether on a large or small scale. All aspects of irrigation from system types and design to pumps and filters are discussed, in light of soil characteristics, drainage, and plant requirements."  - Gavin Cole B.Sc., Psych.Cert., Cert.Garden Design, MACA.


Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
  2. Soil Characteristics And Problems
  3. Estimating Plant And Soil Requirements
  4. Drainage - drainage systems, dams, etc.
  5. Types Of Irrigation Systems
  6. Hydraulics - discharge and flow rates, etc
  7. Pumps And Filters
  8. Selecting The Right System For The Plant
  9. Trickle Irrigation
  10. Design And Operation Of Systems

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


Aims

  • Identify and consult appropriate sources of information for the irrigation industry.
  • Explain the significance of soil characteristics to irrigation.
  • Determine when to irrigate in a small scale situation.
  • Explain the drainage aspect of handling water.
  • Explain the operation and selection of irrigation systems.
  • Explain the operation and selection of trickle irrigation systems.
  • Determine specifications for the design of an irrigation system.
  • Explain the pumps and filters needed for handling water adequately for crops.
  • Supervise the installation of an irrigation system.
  • Design and operate an irrigation system for crops.

Irrigation - Crops

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BHT304