ENG202 Horticultural Irrigation (8)

A study of the fundamental principles of hydraulics of irrigation. Application of irrigation theory to design and solving problems related to horticulture /viticulture irrigation and drainage systems . Introduction to subsurface drip irrigation and recycled water for irrigation .

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • (i) estimate irrigation and drainage requirement of an irrigation system.
  • (ii) understand the basic hydraulic principles involved in irrigation and drainage works.
  • (iii) use the various devices used in irrigation scheduling and moisture measurement.
  • (iv) design sprinkler / drip irrigation layout and pipes and pumps selection.
  • (v) understand the principles involved in recycled water


This subject will cover the following topics:

(i) Introductory Soil-Water-Plant relationship: An introduction to the principles of evapotranspiration , infiltration , water holding capacity etc necessary in irrigation scheduling. (ii) Introductory Fluid Mechanics : Bernoulli's equation ; fluid pressure and friction loss in pipes; Manning's equation for open channel flow ; pump selection. (iii) Practical System Design:- Design of Sprinkler irrigation and Micro/Drip irrigation. Use of Poly-Plot in Drip Irrigation design . (iv) Water Quality Control : Selection of filters and methods water treatment in drip irrigation system. Recycled water for irrigation (v) Automatic Controllers : Equipment used in automatic irrigation systems

Residential School

This subject contains a 4 day Compulsory Residential School.


Current Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.