Measuring Irrigation Performance and Scheduling for the Technician

This class was designed to develop a better understanding of how to evaluate irrigation system performance, work with soils to implement an efficient watering schedule and compare to prior water use.

1:  Introduction including concepts of irrigation auditing.

  • “Smart” Irrigation controls and scheduling.

2:  System performance.

  • Measuring water use.
  • Impact of design, pressure, flow.
  • System maintenance impact on performance.

3:  Field auditing techniques.

  • Overview of formal irrigation auditing techniques.

4:  Calculations of system performance.

  • Uniformity.
  • Precipitation rates.

5:  Soil, plant, water relationships.

  • Plant water use calculations.
  • Factors influencing how water moves into and through the soil.

6:  Basic scheduling techniques.

  • Managing water restrictions.
  • Scheduling with soil moisture.
  • Weather and soil moisture based controller inputs.

7:  Estimating expected system water use.

  • Comparison to historical water use.

When:  December 3rd 8am-5pm

Where: Windsor Ballroom & National Conference Center

            399 Monmouth Street

            East Windsor NJ 08520

To register for this class please e-mail: olga@cpineassociates.com or give us a call:

508-564-4465

Sign up today  as spaces are limited!