Learn about the practical things that can be measured and verified when auditing drip irrigation components in the field including ways to calculate an application rate to make better irrigation schedules.
This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable.Please note that you may receive credit only once per renewal period for this training.This class qualifies for one New Jersey CEC
This session provides an overview of the many types of filters that have become available as more projects use alternate water supplies for landscape irrigation. Since filters are an important component of the system when using non-potable water for irrigation, water quality as well as quantity needs to be considered to select the proper filter.
This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable.Please note that you may receive credit only once per renewal period for this training.
This presentation will look at some rain water harvesting projects that have failed and why they failed. As rain water harvesting becomes incorporated into more landscape irrigation projects awareness of potential problems will aid irrigation professionals in avoiding these problems and help ensure success.
There are many factors that influence plant growth in an urban setting. This session will address these factors and how to better estimate the plant water need when using ET data and how it will help you create more effective irrigation schedules.
This discussion is presented from the point of view of a water provider. The presentation will discuss how high efficiency should be the starting point when designing or installing an irrigation system rather than something that is done later on. Ideas for what contributes to an efficiency irrigation system will be highlighted.
There are many factors that influence plant growth in the urban environment. This session will provide guidance on methods to better estimate plant water use.
While many landscapes have relied upon potable water or fresh water for irrigation, there are many other alternate water sources that can be developed on site. This presentation will look at how to analyze all of the potential water sources available and choose those that will best serve the needs of a particular landscape site.
Maximizing the use of water to achieve the desired results takes knowledge and understanding of the soil-plant-water relationship. This becomes increasingly important during times of water shortages. This seminar will look at various controller programming strategies that can be used to reduce water use and still maintain healthy lawns and landscapes.
This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable.Please note that you may receive credit only once per renewal period for this training. This class qualifies for one New Jersey CEC
Graywater is an alternate source of water which can be used for irrigation, but it has specific code requirements for how the irrigation system is designed and installed. Also the seminar will discuss water quality issues that must be dealt with and what considerations should be included when selecting equipment to harvest, store and distribute the water to the landscape.
This seminar will look at all of the necessary components and equipment used to collect rain water, hold it in storage and then uses the water for landscape irrigation. The importance of protecting water quality by how it is collected helps make this source of water a viable alternative to using potable water to irrigate plants.
No matter the size of the landscape, knowing how much water is required and then measuring the water applied is an important step in being a professional irrigation manager. This seminar will look at strategies used to reduce water use and still maintain a viable landscape even during drought conditions.
As drip and microirrigation systems are used more and more for irrigating landscapes, it is necessary to understand how water moves in the soil so that the emitter or microsprays can be placed appropriately to apply water that will encourage good root development.
With the stress on potable water supplies, there has been increased attention on using alternate water supplies for landscape irrigation. While plants don't need potable water, they do need water that is of sufficient quality to not cause harm or damage to the plant. This seminar will consider the water quality requirements of plants in the managed landscape.
Learn key principles of sustainable landscapes and their impact on reducing water use. Understand how landscape modifications and the use of technology provide new opportunities for irrigation professionals to become part of the solution to managing water resources.
A common goal of most green programs is to reduce or eliminate the use of potable water from irrigating the landscape. This seminar looks at various volunteer green programs such as LEED, Sustainable Sites and Green Globes and considers the prerequisites and how points for irrigation systems and using alternative water sources are awarded.
ET information is often used to provide a reference for determining the amount of water that is applied to plants. This presentation looks at where weather stations are located compared to the site being managed, how ET is calculated, and then what to consider when modifying the reference ET to estimate landscape water requirements for different types of plants.
Based on numerous residential and commercial audits, Dr. Kopp presents findings on the amount of water used in the landscape and compares to estimated water demand. Part of the presentation includes a look at both irrigation performance and landscape composition - how irrigation efficiency can be improved.
While water is wet, not all sources of water are fit for applying to plants. This seminar looks at water quality issues with various sources of alternate water sources and what needs to be considered to either treat the water or decide it can't be used before applying it to the landscape. This is valuable knowledge when considering the use of on-site alternate water sources for the irrigation system.
Basis of Design is a narrative description of the design and management of the irrigation system to meet the needs of the landscape and the owner's project requirements. This seminar will discuss in detail what a Basis of Design is, what needs to be included and how it is used once an irrigation system has been installed. Learn why the BOD is a best management practice to improve irrigation efficiency.
This presentation will provide an overview of the various methods being introduced in green building programs and the potential to influence landscape design and irrigation methods.
This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable.Please note that you may receive 1 CEU credit only once per renewal period for this training.
Learn basic electrical terminology for landscape irrigation systems and how to diagnose common electrical problems found in the field using virtual meters. Develop troubleshooting skills in this interactive class.
This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable. Please note that you may receive credit only once per renewal period for this training. This class qualifies for TCEQ, New Jersey CECs and North Carolina CEUs.
Taught in SPANISH, this course provides an overview of advantages of drip systems, parts and components, as well as where to install line source or point source systems, pressure compensating emitters, basic design, hydrozoning and determining how many emitters per plant.
This course runs interactively in the learning management system and is not downloadable. Please note that you may receive credit only once per renewal period for this training. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. The class does count for four New Jersey CECs and WC, and North Carolina CEUs.