Curriculum

Course Share - Graduate

Core Courses

Advanced analytical considerations of environmental aspects of soil-plant systems; movement of water in soils; water movement through plants; and irrigation and drainage systems for controlling water in the soil-plant environment.
Theory and practice of on-farm irrigation management including: irrigation economics; soil-plant-water relations; evapotranspiration; remote sensing; irrigation scheduling; real-time operation and maintenance of irrigation systems; yield response functions and deficit irrigation; sensors and apps for irrigation; environmental impact of irrigation and drainage; impact of irrigation on consumptive use at the watershed scale; irrigation district operation and maintenance; and international irrigation development.
Program Summary
Cost per credit hour:

2023-2024: Graduate $600 | Undergraduate $435
2024-2025: Graduate $610 | Undergraduate $440
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University Contact
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Melissa Sailors
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