Irrigation Management (Horticulture)


Irrigation Management (Horticulture)

This course is a natural progression from Irrigation (Gardens). It can be studied as a stand alone course; however we would normally advise to undertake Irrigation Gardens first.
 
Course Code BHT305
Qualification Statement of Attainment
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 100 Hours

 
Course Information

Learn Commercial Irrigation at Home

This course is a natural progression from Irrigation (Gardens). It can be studied as a stand alone course; however we would normally advise to undertake Irrigation Gardens first.

The following topic areas are covered:

  • Ways to optimise water efficiency
  • Scheduling irrigation for nurseries, gardens, turf and horticultural crops.
  • Drainage system design
  • Operating irrigation controllers
  • Managing system maintenance
  • Managing fertigation
  • Evaluating irrigation designs
  • Design of different systems

This course builds on skills achieved in Irrigation (BHT210 and BHT204) modules to develop students’ skills to manage the design and operation of large scale irrigation systems for horticultural applications.

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Waste water and recycling
    • Teaches how to minimize water wastage in irrigation.
  2. Measuring water usage
    • Examines how to schedule irrigation for a large scale situation such as a large nursery, crop, turf, garden or pasture.
  3. Drainage
    • Presents an analysis the design of different drainage systems
  4. Irrigation controllers
    • Looks at the formulation of procedures to operate irrigation controllers, for appropriate tasks
  5. System maintenance
    • Examines the maintenance of irrigation systems, both small and large scale
  6. Fertigation
    • Examines the management of fertigation of plants through an irrigation system
  7. Design evaluation
    • Looks at the evaluation of the design of large scale irrigation systems
  8. System design
    • You will learn how to design an irrigation system, including its drainage

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.

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