The Control of Irrigation

 

 

Agronomy

 

 

The Control of Irrigation

This course is aimed at people working in Horticulture who require skill in Irrigation.

The aim of this course is to provide the participant with a more dynamic understanding of the role of irrigation in producing uniform high quality crops.

The day includes:

  • Managing plant irrigation; the frequency and timing, determining irrigation requirements, water sources and water treatment.
  • The role of water in the plant; osmosis, capillarity, root environment and transpiration.
  • The irrigation system; overhead versus sub irrigation.
  • Factors affecting water relations in a healthy plant.
  • Substrates and irrigation; uniformity, air filled porosity and wet ability.

 

 

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