Irrigation Technology Program  

Type
Program
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Overview

We aim to promote efficient irrigation practices and water conservation, as well as coordinate irrigation research and development in a way that is economically feasible – benefiting researchers and consumers alike.

Contact

Guy Fipps 

Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer 

Address:

207B  Scoates Hall
College Station, TX 77840

8-5, Monday-Friday

The Irrigation Technology project connects both researchers and consumers to specialized programs and resources that promote efficient irrigation practices and water conservation. These resources include projects, education and licensing courses, irrigation literature and news releases, testing services, and efficient irrigation practices for homeowners.

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  • Course

    An aerobic septic system, or aerobic treatment unit (ATU), uses oxygen to breakdown both dissolved and solid constituents into gases, cell mass, and non-degradable material contained in wastewater. This online course will teach you how to properly maintain and operate your ATU. You will have 30 days from the day you register to complete this program. If you do not complete the program within this limit, your registration will expire, and you will need to pay the registration fees again to start over.

  • Course

    This course, designed for both landowners and lessees, addresses the legal and economic issues surrounding grazing, hunting and livestock leases. Topics addressed include average cash lease rates, common payment structures, legal issues, and key terms to be included in lease agreements.

  • Course

    This course aims to help beef cattle producers protect Texas waterways from contamination that is linked with the production of livestock. These contaminations may also pose a health risk to Texas citizens.

  • Publication

    This publication explains what happens to rainwater in a watershed and discusses practices that can help prevent excess runoff, avoid erosion, increase forage or plant production, and protect water quality.

  • Publication

    This manual is intended for use as an instructional guide accompanying a short course discussing wastewater loading to onsite wastewater treatment systems.

  • Publication

    This palm-sized flip deck features photographs and line drawings of 61 aquatic plants commonly found in Texas.