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Irrigation System Evaluations
Class sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources
Online Class: Anytime!
Class 1: June 2024, located at Cal Poly (8 AM start)
Class 2: June 2024, located in the San Joaquin Valley
FREE, thanks to funding from California DWR: Register here!
The online materials present the theories and procedures of drip/micro irrigation system evaluations through videos in conjunction with the ITRC textbook Drip and Micro Irrigation Design and Management for Trees, Vines, and Field Crops. Click here to download a free PDF of the book. Students can register at any time and progress through the material at their own pace. A certificate of completion good for 10 CEU credit hours through the Irrigation Association will be available for download for participants who pass the exam at the end of the course with a score of 70% or higher. Already registered? Access your course by logging in here!
Two ways to register for IN-PERSON classes!
Evaluation Class 1: Theory and Laboratory Practice of Evaluations (at Cal Poly)
This first class is ITRC's traditional comprehensive 2 1/2 day class which combines classroom (50%) and outdoor laboratory (50%) activities. Efficiency definitions and evaluation techniques are emphasized, ranging from how to take a pressure measurement to what specific measurements are needed for evaluation of six distinct irrigation methods (furrow, border strip, hand move/side roll sprinkler, linear move sprinkler, undertree sprinkler, and drip/micro). These systems can be "tuned up" to conserve water and power, and to maintain adequate surface water and groundwater qualities. The techniques and programs covered are the standard used for DWR-funded evaluation projects throughout California.
Evaluation Class 2: Field Evaluation of Drip/Micro Systems (San Joaquin Valley)
This second class is a 2 1/2 day class where we will travel to sites in the San Joaquin Valley and perform the entire evaluations on 2 fields. The emphasis will be on performing the field evaluations for drip and microspray irrigation systems on trees/vines. This class will allow for more extensive field training to help with the comprehension of the materials from the first class. It is highly recommended that those attending this field session attend Class 1 or have field experience doing irrigation evaluations. Note: Participants are responsible for their own transportation, hotel, and food expenses.
ISE Class I
- Takes place at Cal Poly, SLO
- 8:00 AM start time on Day 1 (Monday)
- Ends 12:00 noon on Day 3 (Wednesday)
- Participants will be in SLO on Monday and Tuesday nights
ISE Class II
- Takes place on-site at field trip locations
- 1:00 PM start time the day Class I ends (Wednesday)
- Ends 5:00 PM on Day 5 (Friday)
- Participants will be in the Central Valley on Wednesday and Thursday nights