Students will be able to study, design and build irrigation networks at field level. They will be able to estimate the water needs of crops and to design the appropriate irrigation scheme. Furthermore, particular emphasis is placed on the rational management of irrigation water.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Physical properties of the soil. Soil-water relation . Evapotranspiration (Mass balance method, energy balance method, empirical methods, evaluation of methods). Networks with sprinkler irrigation. Networks with drip irrigation. Design of individual irrigation networks (Control Unit. Filters. Fertilizer container . Movement of water in pipes. Types of Irrigation pipes. Water transport, distribution and application network). Irrigation scheduling.