Center Pivot Irrigation: Selection, Operation and Maintenance

Type
Course
Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
Price
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Overview

This self-paced course provides a complete guide to center pivot irrigation systems and covers important details on their selection, operation, and management. Test your knowledge of the material in each section through interactive quizzes.

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 choices
  • Understanding the pivot printout
  • System capacity and mainline sizing
  • Pressure regulators
  • Water applicators (including close drop spacing)
  • Flow meters, pressure gauges, outlet spacing, and end guns
  • Variable-rate irrigation, control panels, and communication technology
  • Pivot management: runoff and wheel rutting
  • Irrigation scheduling
  • Chemigation

A 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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