AGOR 63 Irrigation Systems Management
3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36 Lab: 54
Systematic approach to water conservation in landscapes. Soil-plant-water relationships, evapotranspiration, irrigation schedules, salinity and drainage, and irrigation efficiency. Water measurement, soil moisture measurement, irrigation systems, and practical constraints affecting scheduling. California water supply and budget, water rights, local, state, and federal water institutions, and California water issues. Irrigation efficiency testing will be incorporated to demonstrate proper methods of water audits and system evaluation. Field trips are required.