This self-paced, online course is based on the popular publication called Center Pivot Irrigation - Dual Units Version: Metric (S.I.) and English (Imperial) Units, which is widely used by both irrigators and industry personnel to select and manage 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)
- Important options and considerations including flow meters, pressure gauges, outlet spacing, and end guns
- Variable-rate irrigation, control panels, and communication technology
- Pivot management: runoff and wheel rutting and irrigation scheduling
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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This course will inform participants about riparian and watershed processes, the benefits that healthy riparian areas provide, and the tools that prevent and/or resolve degradation and improve water quality.
The Texas Watershed Steward (TWS) online program is a statewide educational program designed to improve the quality of Texas’ water resources by educating and informing local stakeholders about their watershed, potential impairments, and steps that can be taken to help improve and protect water quality in their watershed.
This 1-hour course exposes learners to information regarding The Texas Watershed Steward (TWS) Program. Students will learn about the importance of water, the role of watersheds in the water cycle, and much more. Students have the option of obtaining school credit for this course.
Reseeding native plants is one of the most technically demanding land management practices in South Texas and this publication will point out 10 practices to avoid when reseeding.