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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 .

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool 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


The 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 compulsory 4 day residential school.


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 April 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.