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This seminar introduces attendees to sprinkler operational efficiency. This performance metric evaluates how sprinklers distribute water when used in different spacing configurations.
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.
New green codes and standards are being adopted, which often require that the irrigation system be inspected and commissioned. This seminar discusses the commissioning process.
Learn about the latest tools for managing irrigation systems and their differences. You will also discover how to implement them to help you become a more effective water manager.
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.
Catch can audits measure sprinkler performance, while using a portable soil moisture sensor will measure the effectiveness of the irrigation. Both methods are valid and help correlate sprinkler performance with soil moisture uniformity that affects irrigation scheduling and ultimately the appearance of the turfgrass.
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.
Vegetated roofs and walls are growing in popularity and are being specified in many diverse climates. This seminar will explore what kind of information is needed to design an appropriate irrigation system, what types of systems work best, and how to manage the system to use water efficiently.
How do you control excessive pressure? This seminar will explore the options of controlling excess pressure at the point of connection, at the zone control valve and the individual sprinkler.
Did you know that there are standards for how to solvent weld PVC pipe? ASTM D2855 Standard Practice describes the process by which pipe must be joined together. This seminar will teach you the basics about cutting, fitting and using primer and cements for solvent welding.
This two-part seminar focuses on how adults learn and how to deliver effective training. The first hour will explore how adults learn and ways to do effective in-house training. The second hour will share proven methods for delivering information based on learning concepts from the first hour.
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.
This seminar will consider smart design practices including the use of irrigation technology that meet the reduced water-use requirments.
This seminar will discuss the practical applications of using unmanned areial vehicles (UAVs) including the types of sensors that are useful, analyzing the data and some basic rules for safe operation.
This seminar will consider weather-based controller features that maximize performance and how to program the controllers to achieve the maximum benefit.
Online course from the Irrigation Training & Research Center.This module explains the basic relationships between water, plants and soil. Topics include: soil moisture content terms, available water holding capacity, management allowable depletion, soil moisture depletion and soil water potential. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. This class does count for two New Jersey CECs/WC and North Carolina CEs.
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