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Book Detail: Micro Irrigation Systems Design

Micro irrigation is a modern method of irrigation; by this method water is irrigated through drippers, sprinklers, foggers and by other emitters on surface or subsurface of the land. Major components of a micro irrigation system is as follows.

Language: English

Pages: 247

Author: Dr. K. N. Tiwari, Dr. T. B. S. Rajput

 Price: Free

 

Course outline of Micro Irrigation Systems Design 3(2+1)

 Module 1: Micro Irrigation

Lesson 1: Introduction to Micro- Irrigation

  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Status
  • Merits and Demerits of Micro Irrigation

Lesson 2: Scope and Applications of Micro Irrigation

  • Potential and Prospects of Micro-Irrigation
  • Micro-Irrigation Applications: Hills, Arid Lands, Coastal and Wastelands

Lesson 3: Government of India Financial Assistance for Promotion of Micro Irrigation in India

  • Financing Assistance under National Mission on Micro-Irrigation
  • Financial Support from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
  • Financial Assistance from National Horticulture Board (NHB)

Lesson 4: Types of Micro-Irrigation Systems

  • Drip Irrigation
  • Spray Irrigation
  • Sub-Surface System
  • Bubbler System

Lesson 5: Components of Micro Irrigation System (MIS)

  • Control Head
  • Water Distribution Network
  • Emission Device

 

Module 2: Drip Irrigation System Design and Installation

Lesson 6: Design Considerations

  • General Considerations
  • Wetting Pattern
  • Irrigation Water Requirement
  • Capacity of Drip Irrigation System

Lesson 7: Emitter Selection

  • Introduction
  • Manufacturing Characteristics
  • Hydraulic Characteristics
  • Operational Characteristics
  • Emitter spacing, capacity and Emission uniformity
  • Pressure head-discharge relationship of emitter

Lesson 8: Hydraulics of Drip Irrigation System

  • Pressure Variation in Irrigation Pipe Line
  • Design of lateral, sub main and main pipes

Lesson 9: Pump Selection

  • Types of Pumps
  • Size of pumping unit
  • Power Requirement and Pump Selection
  • Head Discharge Curve

Lesson 10: Installation and Maintenance Guidelines

  • Micro-irrigation system installation
  • Operation of Drip Irrigation System
  • Maintenance of Micro-irrigation System
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Module 3: Sprinkler Irrigation

Lesson 11: Sprinkler Irrigation

  • Introduction
  • Historical Overview
  • Adoptability and Limitations of Sprinkler Irrigation

Lesson 12: Classification and Components of Sprinkler Systems

  • Types of Sprinkler Irrigation System
  • Components of sprinkler irrigation system

Lesson 13: Sprinkler Performance Evaluation

  • Sprinkler Discharge, Distance of Throw, Application Rate
  • Droplet Size
  • Distribution Pattern

Lesson 14: Design of Sprinkler System – I

  • Sprinkler System Layout
  • Parameters for design of Sprinkler Irrigation System

Lesson 15: Hydraulic Design of Sprinkler System

  • Introduction
  • Computation of Pressure Variation in Pipes
  • Design of Sprinkler Laterals
  • Pumps and Power Unit

Lesson 16: Multipurpose and Special Applications

  • Germination
  • Environmental Control
  • Fertilizer and Chemical Application
  • Irrigation for Turf
  • Effluent Irrigation
  • Erosion Control

Lesson 17: Operation and Maintenance of Sprinkler System

  • Operation of Sprinkler System
  • Maintenance of Sprinkler System

 

Module 4: Fertigation System

Lesson 18: Fertigation

  • Introduction
  • Need of fertigation
  • Advantages and limitations of fertigation
  • Types of Fertilizers
  • Fertilizers solubility and their compatibility
  • Safety precautions, back flow prevention

Lesson 19: Fertigation System Design

  • Fertigation parameters
  • Estimation of fertilizer requirement
  • Frequency of fertigation, duration, and capacity of fertilizer tank

Lesson 20: Fertilizers Application Methods

  • Solid fertilizers application Methods
  • Liquid fertilizers application methods
  • Methods of fertigation

 

Module 5: Quality Assurance & Economic Analysis

Lesson 21: Standardization and Quality Assurance of Micro Irrigation System Components

  • The Bureau of Indian Standards
  • Testing of Micro-irrigation Components for Standards
  • Indian Standards for MI Components
  • Code of Practice for Design, Installation, Operation and Field Evaluation of Micro-irrigation System (IS 10799 : 1999)
  • Code of Practices for Prevention and Treatment of Blockage Problem in Drip Irrigation System (IS 14791 : 2000)

Lesson 22: Terminologies in Economic Analysis

  • Types of costs
  • Supply and demand
  • Net Present Value and Benefit-Cost Ratio
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Break even analysis

Lesson 23: Critical Flow Criterion for Micro Irrigation Pipe Selection

  • Theoretical Considerations and Development
  • Optimal flows for drip pipes
  • Model application
  • Conclusions

 

Lesson 24: Economic Viability of Micro Irrigation System in Different Crops

  • Economic Evaluation of Drip Irrigation
  • Economic analysis considering optimal spacing of laterals
  • Economic Analysis of Experimental Field Trials under Drip Irrigation

Module 6: Automation of Micro Irrigation System

Lesson 25: Automation

  • Introduction
  • The Need for Automation of Irrigation
  • Merits and Demerits of Automation
  • Semiautomatic and Fully Automatic Systems of Automation
  • Automatic Controllers

Lesson 26:  Hardware for Micro irrigation Automation

  • Introduction
  • Automation Equipments and their Application

Lesson 27: Types of Control Automation in Micro Irrigation

  • Automation Controls
  • Volume-Based Automated Irrigation System
  • Time Based Automated Irrigation System
  • Real Time Feedback System
  • Sequential and Non Sequential Automated Irrigation System

Module 7: Greenhouse/Polyhouse Technology

Lesson 28: Overview of Greenhouse and Basic Concept

  • Advantages, Importance, World scenario and status in India
  • Constituents of environment in greenhouse- Natural light, artificial Source of light, solar radiation, temperature, humidity, Carbon Dioxide
  • Working principle

Lesson 29: Classification of Greenhouse

  • Types of green house
  • Basis for classification of green house

Lesson 30: General Criteria for Construction

  • Site selection
  • Standards for construction
  • Methods of construction

Lesson 31: Facilities and Instruments Required in Greenhouse

  • Lamps, exhaust fans, CO2 cylinders, Micro irrigation system, fertigation equipment, foggers
  • Instruments for heating of greenhouse
  • Instruments for cooling of greenhouse
  • Measuring instruments: Temperature, radiation, relative humidity, air flow, Photosynthesis, soil temperature, data loggers

Lesson 32: Crop Production Management in Greenhouse

  • Soil treatment
  • Crop sequence
  • Crop growth parameters monitoring
  • Economic analysis

 

 

 

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