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Market Gardening 5: Irrigation (Staff)

Time limit: 60 days


Full course description

Market Gardening: Irrigation Online Course Overview

This course is part of the Market Gardening School.  It will introduce you to the basic concepts needed to successfully irrigate your crops.  Students will gain an understanding of the importance of irrigation for fruit and vegetable crops.  The course will provide a foundation on how to plan and develop an irrigation system for fresh fruit and vegetable crops.

Both novice and experienced market gardeners are welcome to enroll.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain why irrigation is critical for market gardeners.
  • Describe common challenges with irrigation systems.
  • Summarize best practices related to water sources, irrigation equipment and irrigation scheduling.
  • Summarize when and how to irrigate crops.

Course Outline

You can work on this course any time, 24/7 for up to 60 days. You will watch videos, engage in learning activities and take quizzes. The course is divided into four modules, which can be completed at your own pace. Each module should take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

To complete the course, you must access all pages and earn at least 80% on all assessments. A certificate will be available to download after the course is completed.

Total Time Estimate:    3 hours

Topic Overview

  • Introduction to Irrigation
  • Water Sources, Quality and Quantity
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Micro Irrigation Methods
  • Drip Installation Tips for Annual Crops

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