Master Course Outline
WTM-241
Advanced Irrigation Controls and Applications
Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 40
Lab Hours: 20
Lecture Hours: 20


Description
This course builds upon the previously-learned irrigation principles and electrical controls and then applies those concepts into a precision prescription for center pivot controls. Control system programming will be accomplished with real-time data from sensors in the field. Custom prescriptions will be developed for multiple cropping sequences under the pivot. The integration of field mapping, aerial photography and soil moisture content data will be used to develop custom prescriptions. Troubleshooting the programming and custom prescriptions will also be integrated into the instruction and lab components of this course. Prerequisite: WTM 112, EST 133 or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Analyze & evaluate irrigation system programming.
  • Acquire real-time field data.
  • Use real-time data to develop custom prescriptions.
  • Evaluate data to determine variable-rate applications.
  • Demonstrate ability to operate precision irrigation controls.
  • Analyze data to determine management objectives.
  • Analyze and evaluate problems with control systems.
  • Troubleshoot issues and fix controls and or programming.

Course Topics
  • Center Pivot programming
  • Gathering field data.
  • Management of a data.
  • Prescription programming for custom cropping.
  • Determining variable-rate applications.
  • Troubleshoot and fix issues with controls.
  • Troubleshoot and fix issues with custom prescriptions.


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