IRRIGATION (AGRICULTURAL) – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  08/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are 10 lessons as follows: Lesson 1: Introduction to Irrigation • Objectives of Irrigation • Sources of water • Water quality and remedies • Sediment, turbiity, colour, hardness, corrosion, iron etc. • Bacteriological impurities Lesson 2: Soil Characteristics and Problems • Understanding soils • Different Soils suit different purposes • Chemical aspects of soil • Physical aspects of soil • Soil and Water • Types of soil moisture • Transpiration and wilting point • Identifying the soil • Improving the soil • A fee-test for estimating soil moisture level • Fertigation Lesson 3: Estimating Plant Needs and Irrigation Scheduling • When to irrigate • Signs to look for • Timing of irrigation • Measuring water available to plants • Calculating field capacity • Calculating Permanent wilting point • Soil water budget • Crop Water needs • Effect of climate on crop water needs • Measuring evapotranspiration • Pan evaporation method • Theoretical method - Blaney-Criddle Method • Influence of crop type on water needs (crop factor) • Calculating crop water needs • Irrigation system efficiency • Water volumes and duration Lesson 4: Drainage • Improving permeability during construction • Improving surface drainage after construction • Layout of drains • Dams and water storage • Soil degradation • Erosion • Soil acidification • Soil compaction • Chemical residues • Waste water treatment using reed beds • Suitable plants Lesson 5: Types of Irrigation Systems • Categories of irrigation systems • Sub-surface and surface irrigation • Flood irrigation systems • Pressurised irrigation systems • Drip and sprinkler irrigation • Portable, solid and semi-permanent • Mechanised sprinkler irrigation systems • Traveling irrigators, Centre pivot, Linear move, Powered side roll • Fixed sprinkler systems • Hand move, hose move, permanent • Sprinkler heads • Mechanisms that drive rotating sprinkler heads • Design considerations Lesson 6: Trickle Irrigation • DIY micro-irrigation • Length of watering • Automatic watering • Maintenance of watering systems • Micro-jet irrigation benefits • Use of chlorine Lesson 7: Design Specifications of an irrigation system • Hydraulics • Pressure • Calculating discharge or flow • Friction loss in systems • Water hammer Lesson 8: Pumps and Filters • Types of pumps • Comparisons of pumps • Pumps and pressure systems • Pumping mechanisms • Pump failure • Prevention of clogging - trickle irrigation • Controllers Lesson 9: Selecting the Right System for a plant • Water saving measures • Filtration Lesson 10:Design and Operation of Systems • Cyclic watering • Pulse watering • Sprinkler spacing • Electrical factors • Electric automatic systems Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Agriculture/IRRIGATION-AGRICULTURAL-BAG213-237.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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