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Irrigation (Gardens) Online Course

Irrigation (Gardens) Online Course

This is a ten lesson course that covers the design, installation, maintenance, operation and evaluation of simple irrigation systems. This course is similar to BHT304 and BAG213, but focuses on irrigation for parks, home gardens, and other ornamental horticulture areas.

  • Learn about the equipment and techniques used for plant watering
  • Learn to irrigate plants in gardens, plant nurseries, indoors, greenhouses, etc.
  • Become a better gardener, nurseryman or horticulturist

Study with the support of experienced and highly qualified tutors. Available as online course, or by correspondence. Payment Plans available.

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  • Introduction to Irrigation
  • Soil Characteristics & Problems
  • Estimating Plant Needs & Irrigation Scheduling
  • Drainage
  • Types of Irrigation Systems
  • Trickle Systems
  • Design Specifications
  • Pumps & Filters
  • Selecting the Right System for a Plant
  • Design & Operation of Systems.


  • Explain the significance of soil in irrigation.
  • Explain how to determine when to irrigate in a small scale situation.
  • Manage irrigation in a given situation.
  • Explain the significance of different aspects of moving water including: drainage, pumps, filters, storage and recirculation.
  • Select an appropriate irrigation system for a given situation.
  • Explain the principles of design for a simple irrigation system.
  • Design a simple irrigation system.
  • Oversee the installation of an irrigation system.

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