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Online Training Courses - Irrigation


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Irrigation Myth Busters


Dr. Michael D. Dukes
UF/IFAS Agricultural and Biological Engineering

In this module, the participant will learn about Florida irrigation myths.

Completion Time: 5-10 minutes
Cost: free

Irrigation Scheduling


Dr. Michael D. Dukes & Melissa Baum Haley
UF/IFAS Agricultural and Biological Engineering

This module discusses how to schedule irrigation events based on different factors including soil type, root zone depth and local weather conditions. Local irrigation rules and restrictions are also discussed.

Completion Time: 10-15 minutes
Cost: $5.00 US
  

Irrigation Components


Dr. Michael D. Dukes
UF/IFAS Agricultural and Biological Engineering

This module teaches a participant how to recognize the basic anatomy of irrigation by comparing the components to body parts: Brain is the controller; heart is the valve; fingers/ toes are the sprinklers. This fun tutorial will quickly raise your level of understanding about how irrigation systems function.

Completion Time: 10-15 minutes
Cost: free

Soil Moisture Sensor (SMS) Controllers


Dr. Michael D. Dukes & Mary McCready
UF/IFAS Agricultural and Biological Engineering & UF/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension

By the end of this module, the participant will understand how a SMS improves irrigation efficiency.

Completion Time: 10-15 minutes
Cost: $5.00 US
  

Evapotranspiration (ET) Controllers


Dr. Michael D. Dukes & Dan Rutland
UF/IFAS Agricultural and Biological Engineering

This module discusses how ET controllers apply irrigation as needed based on weather conditions.

Completion Time: 10-15 minutes
Cost: $5.00 US
  
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