Mar 26, 2019  
2018-2019 Course Catalog 
2018-2019 Course Catalog
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AGH 160 - Irrigation Systems

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
A study of the design, installation, use and maintenance and repair of the different types of irrigation systems used in the production of a wide variety of horticulture crops. Irrigation system components, materials and estimates of installation, and maintenance and operation costs will be discussed.
Prerequisite: AGH 146  or AGA 154 , AGH 147 , AGH 111  
  1. List the various types of irrigation systems used to produce crops
    1. Identify different horticulture crops and associated growing methods
    2. Name the different irrigation systems commonly used to produce the different horticulture crops
    3. Discuss how each system operates
  2. Identify the components of the various irrigation systems
    1. List a variety of water sources
    2. Describe the functions of anti-backflow devices
    3. Name the different types of valves used in different systems
    4. Discuss the functions of controllers
    5. Describe the various wetting actions of different emitters
    6. Identify quick-couplers and associated function
  3. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the various piping materials
    1. List advantages of different piping materials
    2. List disadvantages of different piping materials
  4. Describe the relationship of soils, plants, and water
    1. Describe the soil properties of porosity and permeability
    2. Identify the impact of soil amendments on porosity and permeability
    3. Describe plant water requirements and variations in water use rates
    4. Identify the impact of the soil on the plants’ water requirements
    5. Identify variations in water quality due to variable water sources
    6. Discuss limited water resources and associated demands for water
  5. Name the companies currently dealing in irrigation systems
    1. List the companies specializing in materials supply
    2. List the companies specializing in system design
    3. List the companies specializing in system installation and maintenance
  6. Estimate the costs of a self(student) designed system
    1. List the component parts and prices
    2. Estimate the numbers of each listed component needed to complete the system
    3. Total the complete system component costs
    4. Estimate the total number of man-hours of labor needed for the installation of the system
    5. Total the installed price of the designed system

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