In this course you will learn the foundational components of designing, installing, and maintaining irrigation and drainage systems. You will cover case studies using manual and automated sprinkler systems, sprayers and drip irrigation systems, as well as surface and subsoil drainage systems. You will also study efficiently irrigation and drainage principles and practices for a variety of crops, environmental conditions, and soil types in the Pacific Northwest.
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
This course is part of the Turfgrass Management Program that includes the following three component courses:
Please note: This course is designed for those working in northern climates such as Oregon and Washington, Europe, Scandinavia and parts of Canada. By focusing on these climates, you'll gain detailed information you can apply to your own park, field or lawn.
Alec has over 17 years of research experience and multiple publications on various cool-season and warm-season turfgrass species obtained while employed at Michigan State University, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, the University of Georgia and Oregon State University. Alec is an Associate Professor at Oregon State University and teaches several undergraduate classes in the Department of Horticulture. Alec also provides Extension material for stakeholders in turfgrass and landscape management.