Academic Year 2016/2017 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Giuseppe Cirelli
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: AGR/08 - Agricultural hydraulics and watershed protection
Taught classes: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

Supply scientific and technical knowledge on soil hydrology and irrigation techniques. The course provides criteria for design and management of irrigation systems, with particularly reference to sprinkler and drip irrigation system (surface and subsurface). Specific topics on water saving in agriculture (deficit irrgation) and the use of unconventional water resources for irrigation such as wastewater will be developed.

Detailed Course Content

The course is articulated in lectures and applied sessions. Crop water requirements determination. Use of water in agriculture. Water use efficiency. Irrigation methods: main characteristics, design and management. Sprinlkler irrigation system design. Surface and subsurface drip irrigation. Evaluation of clogging risk in drip irrgation and good managment practices. Filtration systems. Fertigation systems. Automation and controller devices in irrgation systems. Decifit irrigation. Use of unconventional water resources for irrigation.

Textbook Information

  1. Cirelli G.L., Aiello R. - Dispense del corso •
  2. Melby P. - Simplified irrigation design Ed. JOHN WILEY &SONS
  3. Capra A., Scicolone B. - Progettazione e gestione degli impianti di microirrigazione. Ed. EDAGRICOLE •
  4. Hargreaves G.H., MerkleyG.P. . Irrigation Fundamentals. Ed. WATER RESOURCES PUB, LLC
  5. Ferro V. Elementi di idraulica e idrologia per le scienze agrarie, ambientali e forestali Ed. McGraw-Hill, 2013.
  6. Cirelli G.L.. I trattamenti naturali delle acque reflue urbane, Gruppo Editoriale Esselibri – Simone, Napoli, 2003.
  7. Santelli P. Irrigazione del verde ornamentale. Ed. Flaccovio, PAlermo, 2016