Learn how to perform a lawn irrigation check-up in this course. Also explore key issues surrounding Colorado's water situation and Western water rights, covering the maintenance and management of efficient landscape irrigation.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Describe why horticultural plants need water/irrigation (quality, growth, aesthetics, health, yield)
- Describe why plants "use" water (for growth and cooling) and what evapotranspiration (ET) means
- Understand the climatic factors that "make" plants use water (solar intensity, wind, temperature, and relative humidity)
- Understand that efficient irrigation matches precipitation and irrigation inputs with plant water use/ET
- Understand how to predict plant water demand and match that with irrigation and how to apply that water uniformly and at the correct frequency
Students receive access to the course for 1 year from the time of registration to complete the course.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.