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21 Secrets for Irrigation Contractors

This easy-to-read, step-by-step training manual covers marketing and selling to turf/landscape customers. Learn how to build your business through controlled growth, solid business relationships and customer retention. Includes how to make and close the sale, follow up, and identify communication tools to help with the process.
Author:
Robin Tulleners
Date:
January 01, 1995
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Advanced Landscape Irrigation Design & Management, 2nd Edition

This book provides an in-depth analysis of water distribution. Learn how water comes out of a nozzle and how to achieve the highest distribution uniformity using pressure, spacing, hydraulics and equipment selection to impact the overall result. This resource for intermediate to advanced designers outlines how the principles of uniformity (DU, CU and SC) and efficiency should influence the irrigation design process, with special emphasis on water conservation.
Author:
Irrigation Association
Date:
June 01, 2015
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Ag-Irrigation Management

Improve water-use efficiency and increase crop yield with this guide to on-farm irrigation management. Learn how irrigation system maintenance and management can reduce runoff, deep percolation and spray losses; improve crop yields; minimize salinity buildup in the soil; and prevent pesticides and fertilizers from contaminating water bodies. Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist exam reference.
Author:
Charles M. Burt, PE, PhD
Date:
January 01, 2004
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Alternative Water for Landscape Irrigation, 2nd Edition

As potable water becomes less available, alternative sources will be needed to supplement water supplies for landscapes. This book explores the use of alternate sources, including rainwater harvesting, reclaimed and recycled water. Learn about the regulatory, water quantity, water quality and economic implications of using alternative water resources, as well as how to assess and mitigate associated risks. Manual for Alternative Water for Landscape Irrigation class.
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Irrigation Association
Date:
October 01, 2013
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Bidding & Estimating Landscape Irrigation Systems

Learn how to develop an accurate and profitable bid with this detailed guide to the bidding process. Based on the author’s book “Bidding & Estimating for Landscape & Irrigation Contractors,” this streamlined version is designed for improved comprehension and immediate application. Includes detailed, progressive examples for easy reference and a supporting spreadsheet (requires Microsoft Excel 97 or higher).
Author:
James Huston
Date:
February 01, 2010
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Busqueda de Problemas en Sistemas de Control de Riego

En este manual no-técnico de 145 páginas, el autor Bill Derryberry asume que el lector es un novato en el tema de la hidráulica y la electricidad. Este libro cubre el diagnóstico de problemas desde el comienzo, al inspeccionar y aceptar un sistema recién instalado. El libro también le demuestra el proceso apropiado para hacer un diagnóstico y el proceso para encontrar soluciones en sistemas defectuosos.
Author:
Bill Derryberry, CID, CLIA
Date:
January 01, 2000
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Center Pivot Design & Maintenance, 3rd Edition

This up-to-date guide to center pivot systems includes a review of soils and hydraulics principles applicable to center pivots. Developed by industry experts, the book presents guidelines for sprinkler package selection, drive systems, tire selection and system capacity. Additional topics include chemigation and system maintenance.
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Drip and Micro Irrigation Design and Management for Trees, Vines and Field Crops, 5th Edition

Shorten your learning curve with this practical guide to drip and microirrigation systems. This book addresses the technical details related to these systems, including design, material selection, installation and management. Includes drip hydraulics software. Certified Irrigation Designer exam reference (CID-Specialty-Drip/Micro).
Author:
Charles M. Burt, PE, PhD, and Stuart W. Styles, PE
Date:
January 01, 2011
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Foundations of Landscape Irrigation Design, 3rd Edition

Master the basics of irrigation design. Developed by IA instructors with years of teaching experience, this beginner reference focuses on designing a simple residential or small commercial system. Organized to follow the typical design process, topics include gathering site information, calculating system capacity, soil-water-plant relationships, pipe sizing, hydraulics, head layout, uniformity, zoning and plan presentation.
Author:
Irrigation Association
Date:
June 01, 2015
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Golf Irrigation Auditor

Evaluate golf course water use and irrigation system uniformity with this easy-to-follow reference. Structured sequentially, the manual outlines how to evaluate system uniformity and develop clear and simple schedules to save water, while keeping golf courses beautiful and playable. Includes worksheets, checklists and examples to guide you through the process. Certified Golf Irrigation Auditor exam reference.
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Irrigation Association
Date:
March 01, 2010
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Hydraulic Troubleshooting for Landscape Irrigation

This publication introduces the field technician to the basic concepts of water movement in pipes, sprinklers and valves for landscape irrigation systems. Having a basic understanding of how pressure, flow and sprinkler spacing are interrelated allows the technician to make good decisions in the field when making changes to the system or troubleshooting problems with sprinklers or valves when water is not being delivered correctly.
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Irrigation, 6th Edition

Sixth Edition represents the most comprehensive reference book ever published on the evolution of irrigation systems and the many facets of irrigation systems, technologies and practices. It is a must-have reference for all water managers and those interested in advancing their professional knowledge or seeking certification.

Since the last publication of Irrigation, Fifth Edition in 1983, there has been a tremendous amount of research, innovation and new applications of irrigation products, technology and expertise that helps position irrigation as a significant contributor in the efficient use of water to grow food, fiber, fuel, and maintain the urban environment where we live.

This latest compilation of irrigation topics is divided into 30 chapters and covers agricultural, landscape, turfgrass and other applications of irrigation systems. Certified Irrigation Designer exam reference (CID-Step 2, CID Step 3-Landscape/Turf and Agriculture, CID Step-4 Sprinkler, Drip Micro and Surface).

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Irrigation Association
Date:
January 01, 2011
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Landscape Drainage Design, 2nd Edition

Improve surface and subsurface drainage design and installation with this reference manual. Topics include soil and water relationships, topography and grades, and drainage materials and applications.
Author:
Irrigation Association
Date:
October 01, 2014
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Landscape Drip Irrigation Design & Management, 3rd Edition

This intermediate-level resource for drip design in the landscape includes a review of soils and water availability. It provides background and guidelines for emitter spacing, emitter flow rates and system design, including wetting pattern of emitters. The book also includes guidelines for installation and maintenance, access to Excel spreadsheets for drip system design and information about microsprinkler design.
Author:
Irrigation Association
Date:
September 20, 2016
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Landscape Irrigation Auditor, 3rd Edition

Audit irrigation systems and develop watering schedules for parks, golf courses and other large turf sites with this step-by-step guide. Originally developed by California Polytechnic for the California Department of Water Resources’ Landscape Water Management Program, this handbook has undergone several modifications to meet current demands for improved irrigation efficiency. Certified Landscape Auditor exam reference.
Author:
Irrigation Association
Date:
February 01, 2013
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Landscape Irrigation Contractor, 3rd Edition

Improve your skills as an irrigation contractor with this extensive reference manual. Topics include soil-water-plant relationships, distribution uniformity and efficiency, scheduling, precipitation rates, pumps, wire sizing, plans and specifications, contracts, safety, plumbing and electrical codes, OSHA regulations, hydraulics and much more. Certified Irrigation Contractor exam reference.
Author:
Irrigation Association
Date:
October 01, 2014
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Landscape Irrigation Design

This comprehensive textbook and reference manual introduces basic irrigation concepts, including design principles, soil-plant-water relationships, sprinkler selection and spacing, drip irrigation, controllers, electrical wiring, pumps and pump selection, and water supply and distribution.
Author:
Eugene W. Rochester
Date:
June 01, 1995
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Landscape Irrigation Design and Management

Focusing on water conservation methods, this textbook provides a thorough introduction to design and management of landscape irrigation systems. Topics include the soil-water-plant relationship, equipment, and system installation and management. Certified Irrigation Designer exam reference (CID-Step 4-Residential).
Author:
Stephen W. Smith
Date:
November 07, 1996
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Landscape Irrigation System Installation & Maintenance, 2nd Edition

An excellent resource for field personnel and those new to the industry, this manual covers the basics of irrigation system installation and maintenance. Organized to follow the typical process for system installation, the book addresses blueprint reading, tools, basic hydraulics, field wiring, controllers, working with valves, pipe fitting, troubleshooting basics and more.
Author:
Irrigation Association
Date:
September 23, 2013
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Landscape Irrigation Wiring Practices & Grounding

Today’s control systems for turf and landscape irrigation systems are becoming much more complex and sophisticated. This book provides extremely useful information on trouble-shooting the new generation of two-wire systems, including decoders, wire sizing and wire connections, solar powered or battery operated controllers and proper grounding techniques. Manual for Advanced Irrigation Wiring and Troubleshooting class.
Author:
Irrigation Association
Date:
October 01, 2013
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Managing a Landscape Irrigation Service Company

Considering expanding into the high-growth, high-profit maintenance service business? Learn the differences between managing a service company and an installation or contracting business. Focused on the business aspects of a service company, this resource covers how to sell and market servicing irrigation systems to grow your business.
Author:
Irrigation Association
Date:
November 20, 2016
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New Supervisor, The (4th Edition)

Designed for new foremen and supervisors, this manual will help you understand the challenges that lie ahead and how to overcome them successfully. Topics include attitude, delegation, problem solving and communication. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the book includes several surveys to assess your readiness to lead.
Author:
Elwood N. Chapman
Date:
January 01, 2005
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Principles of Irrigation, 3rd Edition

This manual covers the theory and application of irrigation principles. Chapters address system types; soil, plants and water; precipitation rates; uniformity concepts; scheduling; backflow prevention; pipe and fittings; hydraulics; pumps; and electric principles and wire sizing. Extensive appendices include a glossary, tables, formulas and more. Manual for Principles of Irrigation class. Certified Landscape Water Manager exam reference. Third Edition includes an index.
Author:
Irrigation Association
Date:
March 01, 2015
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Pumps & Pumping Systems (formerly Understanding Pumps)

This manual covers types of pumps used in irrigation with emphasis on centrifugal pumps. It covers the basics of pumps, pump curves, and pump selection, including an introduction to computer-based pump selection and system curves. Families of pump curves and affinity laws are covered in depth leading to a discussion of variable frequency drives and their applications in irrigation systems. Types of power plants and decision-making regarding pumping system alternatives wrap it up.
Author:
Irrigation Association
Date:
October 07, 2015
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Trouble Shooting Irrigation Control Systems

This non-technical manual is written for the hydraulic and electrical novice. Troubleshooting topics include what to look for when inspecting and accepting a newly built system, and diagnosing and solving problems in installed systems.
Author:
Bill Derryberry, CID, Irrigation Consultant
Date:
January 01, 2002
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