Learn about various ways to treat alternative water so it can be used for irrigation systems. With the many codes in place today this session is a must for irrigation professionals.
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.
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.
This seminar introduces attendees to sprinkler operational efficiency. This performance metric evaluates how sprinklers distribute water when used in different spacing configurations.
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.
Review various types of agricultural sprinkler systems and their specific applications. Learn to calculate precipitation rates that will be used to create efficient 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 does not qualify for TCEQ.
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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Water is essential to life, and it continuously moves from the soil to the plant to the air and back to the soil in a system known as the soil-plant-air continuum or SPAC. This course shows how water moves in the hydrologic cycle, and is used by plants for transpiration and photosynthesis. Energy from the sun enables the plant to store energy for use by other living beings. Oxygen and carbon are also in a continuous cycle. This module shows how the systems all work together in a continuum essential to life.
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. This class does count for four New Jersey CECs and North Carolina CEUs.