Pumps & Soils

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Class times are Eastern time zone. Times are subject to change. $50 late fee added to class registrations after Nov. 15, 2020.

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Irrigated Soils
Intermediate  |  Agriculture, Landscape & Golf  |  2 CEUs
Friday, Dec. 4  |  3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Clarence Prestwich, USDA-NRCS West National Technology Support Center
Learn the essentials of the soil-water relationship. This course covers soil components, formation, physical properties and textural classes; water movement in the soil; and water uptake by plants.
Member $130  |  Nonmember $160 (includes handouts)

Pump Controls & Package Systems
(formerly Advanced Pumps)
Advanced  |  Agriculture, Landscape & Golf  |  4 CEUs
Tuesday, Dec. 1  |  3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Instructor: Bob Jansen, Cornell Pump Company
Learn about pump controls with a focus on variable frequency drives as well as “packaged” pump stations.
Member $190  |  Nonmember $240 (includes handouts)

Advanced  |  Agriculture, Landscape & Golf  |  2 CEUs
Tuesday, Dec. 1  |  5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Instructors: John Raffiani, Raffiani’s Automatic Sprinkler Service, and Larry King, Retired
Master advanced concepts related to the soil-plant-air-continuum. This course covers how plants use water for transpiration and photosynthesis, store energy from the sun for use by other living things, and use and emit carbon and oxygen in a continuous cycle that is essential to life.
Member $130  |  Nonmember $160 (includes handouts)

Understanding Pumps
(formerly Pumps & Pumping Systems)
Beginner  |  Agriculture, Landscape & Golf  |  4 CEUs
Tuesday, Dec. 1  |  10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Bob Jansen, Cornell Pump Company
Learn about the types of pumps used in irrigation, pump performance, reading pump curves, making pump selections and an intro to basic pump controls.
Member $190  |  Nonmember $240 (includes manual)

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