Center Pivot Irrigation: Selection, Operation and Maintenance
- Date of Publication
- July 7, 2021
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Course Information This self-paced, online course is based on the popular publication called Center Pivot Irrigation - the essential guide to the selection, optimization, and management of center pivots. The course has 10 modules covering the following topics:Design choicesUnderstanding the pivot printoutSystem capacity and mainline sizingPressure regulatorsWater applicators (including close drop spacing)Flow meters, pressure gauges, outlet spacing, and end gunsVariable-rate irrigation, control panels, and communication technologyPivot management: runoff and wheel ruttingIrrigation schedulingChemigationA Center Pivot Buyer's Checklist is included. Students who successfully complete the course by answering the questions in each module will receive a certificate of completion and 6 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Texas A&M School of Irrigation, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
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