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Certificate in Irrigation

ADL - Academy for Distance Learning

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Irrigation BAG213 Course Code: BAG213 Duration: 100 hours Start: Anytime- from anywhere in the world! Qualification: Certificate Choose mode of Delivery: CD-ROM, online or correspondence (paper based) Understand the basics of irrigation. This course will teach you to design and manage simple irrigation systems for agricultural applications. You will learn to understand the soil characteristics that affect irrigation needs (such as drainage and water holding capacity) and to estimate plant needs, plus about different irrigation systems, irrigation scheduling and equipment. Learn to understand and use this increasingly important aspect of agriculture. Water is essential to both plant and animal growth and is often the major limitation to productivity. Irrigation is now playing a more important role in agriculture than ever before. However, depending on the climate, the value of the plants or animals, the value of the land and it's suitability for irrigation, the cost, reliability and quality of the water supply, irrigation may or may not be possible or feasible. Irrigation may enable plants (i.e. crops, pasture) to be grown in a dry climate where it would not otherwise be possible, or it may supplement the existing rainfall and improve growth rates by extending the growth period of the plant, or by ensuring there is adequate moisture during critical periods when the plant is growing most rapidly. The value of irrigation can vary greatly from year to year depending on the distribution of rainfall during the growth season. Content There are 10 lessons as follows:

Irrigation BAG213 Course Code: BAG213 Duration: 100 hours Start: Anytime- from anywhere in the world! Qualification: Certificate Choose mode of Delivery: CD-ROM, online or correspondence (paper based) Understand the basics of irrigation. This course will teach you to design and manage simple irrigation systems for agricultural applications. You will learn to understand the soil characteristics...

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