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At ITRC, we have developed a new approach to our educational programs with the creation of hybrid virtual/hands-on irrigation courses. We have combined web-based teaching with short-duration, hands-on laboratories at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Two courses are scheduled for 2013: Drip and Microirrigation Evaluation and Flow Measurement with Acoustic Doppler Velocity Meters (ADVMs). More information about both of these courses is available under our classes link. For dates of currently scheduled classes, please check our calendar. Check back soon for information about our upcoming Landscape Irrigation online course!
Our online courses combine the resources of online training videos, tutorials, reading material, and interactive assignments. This new setting allows participants to access the theoretical materials for each subject from home and at their convenience before participating in the on-site field workshops.
These courses have been made possible by our generous sponsors:
- Drip/Micro Evaluations: Sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), and Fred and Ginny Hamisch
- Flow Measurement: Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Fred and Ginny Hamisch
- Landscape Irrigation: Sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), and Fred and Ginny Hamisch
Click on the image below to view two of our older instructional videos: Media Tanks: A Basic Overview and Drip and Microirrigation Filtration. These videos demonstrate a small sample of the type of information that will be available from our online courses.
|Media Tanks: A Basic Overview||Drip and Microirrigation Filtration|
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For updated information on Sand Media Filters, please see:
ITRC Report No. R 10-001: Hydraulics of Commercial Sand Media Filter Tanks used for Agricultural Drip Irrigation
Please note: These videos are large (approx. 69 MB each), so the downloading time may be long for slow or dial-up connections. Additionally, Adobe Flash Player is required to view these videos. If you do not already have Flash installed on your system, please click on the icon to the left or click here to download a free version of the player.