Irrigation Systems OpenCourseWare: USU's Free Undergraduate Groundskeeping Course on Irrigation Systems

Published Feb 10, 2009

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This course provides an understanding of the way irrigation systems work and the most effective systems. 'Irrigation' is a free OpenCourseWare offered by Utah State University that covers advantages of several irrigation systems and how they are set up and maintained. This course has no prerequisites and is designed for students taking the Landscape Management program.

Irrigation: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes Yes Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No Yes No

Irrigation: Course Description

Soak in information about the way irrigation systems work and the most effective systems in terms of cost, maintenance and design. Utah State University (USU)'s School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences in Logan, UT, discusses how irrigation is one of the most expensive aspects of landscaping and keeping its costs within reason. Students learn when and why to use irrigation systems, including how to supplement water when it's lacking and store it when it's plentiful. The course covers the pros, cons and water loss of different irrigation systems, including sprinkler systems and drip systems. USU Professor Roger Kjelgren instructs this course about maintaining the right amount of water for plants and students discover the dangers of both under-watering or over-watering a landscape.

This OpenCourseWare includes video and related resources, which are available for free online. For more information about this course, visit the 'Irrigation' course page.

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