"Irrigation Basics for Landscape Contractors" workshops are scheduled throughout the year, as the need arises, to prepare individuals for taking the licensing exam. The course is optional but is HIGHLY recommended and has been very usefull for individuals seeking their Irrigation Contractor's license. Workshops will be held in Baton Rouge on November 9-10, 2011; March 14-15, 2012; June 6-7, 2012; and November 7-8, 2012.
This series of presentations discusses the basic information needed by landscape contractors to design and install quality irrigation systems.
This presentation discusses the equipment and design methodology for landscape micro- or drip-irrigation systems.
This presentation discusses concepts needed to select and design wiring systems to operate irrigation valves and controllers.
This presentation discusses many concepts and ideas that should be considered when disigning landscape irrigation systems.
This presentation discusses the necessary equipment to prevent backflows and cross-connections of various water sources.
This presentation discusses the relationship between soil and plants in landscape irrigation management and design.
This presentation discusses key concepts to be considered when designing landscape irrigation systems to ensure adequate coverage and uniformity of water application.
This presentation discusses the types of sprinklers and equipment commonly used in landscape irrigation.
This presentation discusses several of the characteristics of irrigation pipe that should be known when designing irrigation systems.
Tips for water conservation for July the Smart Irrigaiton Month
This presentation discusses the principles and calculations used in designing irrigation systems.
Irrigation water tests should be done when the irrigation system is installed and with some frequency, depending on the outcome of the initial test, location (are you near the coast?) and the potential for fluctuations in water-source quality. Paper prepared by: Dara M Park, L. B. McCarty and Sarah A. White of Clemson University.
A pumping system’s efficiency is calculated by comparing the amount of fuel used to the amount of water pumped.
An analysis was conducted to demonstrate the differences in current operating costs of irrigation between diesel and electric irrigation pumps under the same conditions.
This fact sheet is designed to provide a brief introduction to the site selection, design, installation and management of subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) in humid and sub-humid areas. This overview is not intended to give all the information necessary for a complete and functional system. The reader is referred to more comprehensive documents for greater details in each category.
Irrigation scheduling can seem complicated. It doesn’t have to be. Anyone can use a simple, effective method known as the “look and feel” method to determine when to irrigate.
Over the past weeks, radio and tv have been all the buzz with the record high cost of gasoline and diesel fuel as well as the high cost of food in the United States and worldwide. In Louisiana, these high costs also have increased the cost of irrigating crops.