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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.
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.
Online course from the Irrigation Training & Research Center.This module will teach you the core principles of how and why water moves in an irrigation system. In this module you will learn some of the basic terms as you study static and dynamic conditions. You will also learn about the equation that is used to account for the energy in a system and some basic design considerations. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. This class does count for three New Jersey CECs/WC and two North Carolina CEs.
Online course from the Irrigation Training & Research Center.Two of the most important concepts in landscape irrigation are distribution uniformity and precipitation rate. DU refers to how evenly water is applied to a landscape. DU is used to measure the performance of an existing irrigation system and is determined through a catch can test. Precipitation rate identifies the rate at which irrigation water reaches the ground surface, and is affected by sprinkler flow rate and area of coverage. PR is an important value that is used in both system design and irrigation scheduling. This class does not qualify for TCEQ. This class does count for 1.5 New Jersey CECs/WC and 1.5 North Carolina CEs.
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