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Irrigation and Drainage
IRR & DRAINAGE
CLASS CODE: AGRON 325 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A field study dealing with the principles and application of soil, water and plant relations, agricultural meteorology, irrigation scheduling, pumps, valves and system design for the efficient use of water in field crops.
DESCRIPTION: To give the student competency in understanding and practical application and use of the principles and practices of irrigation and drainage. It includes classroom and field study of soil, water and plant relations, agricultural meteorology, measuring soil moisture, irrigation methods and design, irrigation scheduling, and application.
TOPICS: Basic soil-water relations. Flow of water into and through soil. Soil mositure measuring. Salt problems in soil and water. Consumptive use of water. Drainage of irrigated lands. Determining what type of irrigation system. Stream measurement and storage.
OBJECTIVES: In this course students will develop an understanding for:
1. Determining whether or not to irrigate.
2. Determining what type of irrigation system to use.
3. Determining what role soil plays in irrigation.
4. Determining how fertilizers affect irrigation.
5. Determining irrigation cost and return on investment.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001