Agricultural Irrigation Systems OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Course on Agricultural Irrigation Systems by USU

Published Feb 26, 2009

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An OpenCourseWare version of 'Sprinkle & Trickle Irrigation' is offered for free online by Utah State University. This free USU course will introduce students to the design of sprinkle and trickle systems. The undergraduate-level course is designed to appeal to students interested in Agriculture and Engineering.

Sprinkle & Trickle Irrigation: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes Yes

Sprinkle & Trickle Irrigation: Course Description

Through evaluation of pressurized agricultural irrigation systems, this course provides a comprehensive outline on the design of sprinkle and trickle systems. Utah State University (USU) Professor Gary P. Merkley, Ph.D. teaches 'Sprinkle & Trickle Irrigation', a lecture-based course. Subjects highlighted throughout this course include manifold hydraulic designs, economic pipe selection methods, center pivot designs and lateral sprinkler design. In addition, students will receive a general education in sprinkler characteristics and their applications, as well as soil types and other factors taken into consideration when planning an irrigation system.

This OpenCourseWare about agriculture irrigation systems makes readings, assignments with solutions, lecture notes and exams available free online. To learn more, visit the sprinkle and trickle irrigation course page.

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