HYD117 - Irrigation Water Management, Spring 2001

Instructor: Jan Hopmans (123 Veihmeyer, phone: 2-3060- email:jwhopmans@ucdavis.edu)

Place and time: 108 Hoagland Hall: 9-9:50 am

Schedule of lectures (tentative)

Nr

Date

Title

Instructor

Assignments

 

 

 

 

 

1

March 30

Introduction and Fundamentals of Soil & Water Basic Soil Properties

Hopmans

Problem 1

2

April 2

Video: To Quench a Thirst-California Water Crisis

Hopmans

 

3

April 4

Fundamentals of Soil & Water - Measurements

Hopmans

Problem 2

4

April 6

Irrigation Systems Characteristics/Evaluation

Hanson

 

5

April 9

Irrigation Systems Surface irrigation

Schwankl

 

6

April 11

Irrigation Systems Pressurized irrigation

Schwankl

Problem 3

7

April 13

Discussion Session

 

 

8

April 16

Fundamentals of Soil & Water Infiltration/Drainage

Hopmans

 

9

April 18

Discussion Session

 

 

10

April 20

Irrigation Water Quality Soil & Water Chemistry

Tanji

 

11

April 23

Irrigation Water Quality Soil salinity management

Hanson

 

12

April 25

Irrigation Water Requirements

Hopmans

Problem 4

13

April 27

Irrigation Scheduling/CIMIS

Eching

 

14

April 30

Discussion Session

 

 

15

May 2

Plant Water Status Overview

Hsiao

 

16

May 4

Soil-Water-Plant Relationships

Hsiao

 

17

May 7

Regulated Deficit Irrigation in tree crops

Shackel

Problem 5

18

May 9

Discussion Session

 

 

19

May 11

Case study 1 Wine Grapes

Williams

 

20

May 14

Case study 2 Greenhouses

Lieth

 

21

May 16

Case study 3 Water penetration problems

Singer

Summary of

22

May 18

Case study 4 Crop production functions

Hopmans

research paper

23

May 21

Case study 5 Dairy waste water management

 Harter

 

24

May 23

Case study 6 Drought Management

Hsiao

 

25

May 25

Case study 7 Agricultural Economics

Howitt

 

 

May 28

MEMORIAL DAY

 

 

26

May 30

Case study 7 Regional Water Management

Alemi

 

27

June 1

Case study 7 San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program

Alemi

 

28

June 4

Case study 7 Examples of Field Studies

Alemi

 

29

June 7

Wrap up/Discussion

 

Research Paper Due