Course Information
TitleΑΡΧΕΣ ΑΡΔΕΥΣΕΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΑΓΚΕΣ ΣΕ ΝΕΡΟ ΤΩΝ ΚΑΛΛΙΕΡΓΕΙΩΝ / IRRIGATION PRINCIPLES AND CROP WATER REQUIREMENTS
CodeΝ034Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420001778

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-4

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 28
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours78
Class ID
600142945
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Students should be familiar with Agricultural Hydraulics
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. measure soil moisture and infiltration and to estimate irrigation parameters 2. estimate crop water requirements and irrigation water requirements 3. design irrigation scheduling
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Soil and soil moisture. Methods and sensors for measurement of soil moisture. Hydraulic properties of soil. Soil water movement. Infiltration and water uptaking from plants. Crop evapotranspiration: Concepts and factors which affect evapotranspiration (plant, climate, enviornment etc.). Energy balance, analysis and estimation of meteorological parameters. Reference crop evapotranspiration. Direct methods for esrtimating crop evapotranspiration (lysimeters, soil water balance etc.). Crop coefficients. Effective precipitation, irrigation efficiency, leaching requirements. Net and total irrigation water requirements. Yield response to water.Crop evapotranspiration under standard and soil water stress conditions. Deficit irrigation and crop planning. Irrigation scheduling. Mathematical models to simulate soil - water -plant - atmosphere relationships and crop yield.
Keywords
soil moisture, evapotranspiration, irrigation water requirements, irrigation parameters, crop yield
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Teaching: Powerpoint. e-class platform: Blackboard. Laboratory exercises: measurement of soil moisture (Gravimetric method, sensors) measurement of saturated hydraulic conductivity and infiltration, retention curves, estimation of crop evapotranspiration, irrigation scheduling.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures117
Laboratory Work13
Tutorial7
Exams3
Total140
Student Assessment
Description
75% written exams 25% laboratory exercises
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Παπαζαφείρίου, Ζ.Γ., 1999. "Οι Ανάγκες σε Νερό των Καλλιεργειών", Εκδόσεις Ζήτη, Θεσσαλονίκη (κωδικός Εύδοξος: 11312).
Additional bibliography for study
Παπαμιχαήλ, Δ.Μ. και Γεωργίου, Π.Ε., 2005. Ασκήσεις για το μάθημα «Βασικές Αρχές και Πρακτική των Αρδεύσεων», ως Διδακτικές Σημειώσεις, Θεσσαλονίκη, σελ. 52. Allen R.G., Pereira L.S., Raes D. and Smith M., 1998. Crop evapotranspiration: Guidelines for Computing Crop Water Requirements. FAO Irrigation and Drainage Paper No.56, 300 pp. Allen R.G., Wright J.L., Pruitt W.O., Pereira L.S. and Jensen M.E., 2007. Water requirements in “Design and operation of farm irrigation systems” (ed: Hoffman G.J., Evans R.G., Jensen M.E., Martin D.L. and Elliott R.L.) American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers..
Last Update
17-05-2020