Agronomy and Horticulture Department
Irrigation Home Study Course
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Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary (PASSeL) Lesson
A self-paced course in agricultural irrigation. The intent of this Home Study Course is to increase the user’s awareness and understanding of irrigation management concepts. This in turn can help producers reduce irrigation application amounts and increase uniformity of application, thereby reducing deep percolation and runoff. The end result can be reduced irrigation costs, increased efficiency, increased yields, and reduced surface and groundwater contamination. The target audience for this course includes crop consultants, agency personnel, irrigated crop producers, and others interested in improving their irrigation water management skills. There is additional information on irrigation management on the UNL Water webpage: http://water.unl.edu/web/cropswater/home
- Lesson home
- Irrigation Chapter 1 Why manage water for irrigation?
- Irrigation Chapter 2 - Physical Properties of Soils
- Irrigation Chapter 3 - Soil Water
- Irrigation Chapter 4 - Measuring Soil Water
- Irrigation Chapter 5 - Nitrate Movement and Loss Under Irrigated Crop Production
- Irrigation Chapter 6 - Crop Water Use
- Irrigation Chapter 7 - Flow Measurement and Basic Water Calculations
- Irrigation Chapter 8 - Irrigation Efficiencies
- Irrigation Chapter 9 - Soil Water Balance
- Irrigation Chapter 10 - Scheduling Irrigations
- Irrigation Chapter 11 - Furrow Irrigation Management
- Irrigation Chapter 12 - Sprinkler Irrigation Basics
- Irrigation Chapter 13 - Energy Costs for Irrigation Pumping
- Irrigation Tables
- Irrigation Figures
- Irrigation Equations
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This project was supported in part by the National Research Initiative Competitive Grants CAP project 2011-68002-30029 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, administered by the University of California-Davis and by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Undergraduate Education, National SMETE Digital Library Program, Award #0938034, administered by the University of Nebraska. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USDA or NSF.