Course detail

Pedology and Irrigation

FAST-BSA005Acad. year: 2020/2021

Soil science in general, pedogenesis (pedogenetic factors and processes).
Basic soil properties - physical, mechanical and chemical properties of soils.
Hydropedology, soil moisture and soil moisture measurements.
Soil hydrostatics, adsorption, capillarity, swelling and soil water potential including methods of measurement.
History and importance of irrigation, reasons of drought, plant and water.
Determination of irrigation water demand, water resources, quality and treatment.
Sprinkle irrigation, irrigation facilities and machines. Lawn irrigation (parks, sport turf).
Localised irrigation - drip irrigation, automatic irrigation systems.
Fertilized irrigation, special irrigation - climatised, antifrost.

Department

Institute of Landscape Water Management (VHK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic knowledge of pedology and irrigation, basic principles of irrigation.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of physics, hydraulics and hydrology.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to hydropedology, soil forming process.
2.–3. Soil forming factors and processes.
4. Physical, mechanic and chemical properties of soils.
5. Hydropedology - soil moisture and soil moisture measurements.
6. Soil hydrostatics - adsorption, capillarity, swelling, soil water potential.
7. History of irrigation, role and importance of irrigation, reasons of drought, plant and water, evapotranspiration, types of irrigation.
8. Irrigation water demand; water resources, quality and treatment.
9. Pumping stations, water distribution. Sprinkle irrigation, irrigation facilities and machines.
10. Lawn irrigation (parks, sport turf). Automated irrigation systems.
11. Micro-irrigation, drip irrigation. Irigatin of orchards, vineyards, vegetables.
12. Gravitational, fertilized and special types of irrigation. Climatic and antifrost irrigation.

Aims

Basic knowledge of soil science
Classification of soils in ČR
Basic knowledge of hydropedology
Basic soil analyses
Methods of irrigation
Calculation of water demand
Simple designs of used irrigation methods
Overview of irrigation products and systems used in CR

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-SI Bachelor's

    specialization V , 3. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer