WATR 140 Irrigation*

This course is a study of different types of irrigation systems, irrigation scheduling techniques, and properties of soils that affect water retention.

Credits

2 Credits

Corequisite

WATR 140L

WATR 140Irrigation*

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Agriculture

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

2 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

30

Corequisite Narrative

WATR 140L

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is a study of different types of irrigation systems, irrigation scheduling techniques, and properties of soils that affect water retention.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Explain the soil factors affecting water holding capacity. Identify the components of different types of irrigation systems. Evaluate the merits of various irrigation scheduling techniques. Discuss the laws affecting water usage and distribution in the United States. Accurately measure water for irrigation purposes. Identify common pump and motor types as well as their designed purpose. Describe basic layout requirements for residential irrigation systems.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

A. Water Movement in Soil B. Historical Perspectives on Irrigation C. Irrigation Scheduling and Timing D. Measuring Soil Moisture E. Pumps F. Sprinkler Irrigation G. Pivot Irrigation H. Surface Irrigation I. Precision Application J. Water Rights K. Residential Irrigation

VI. Delivery Methodologies