COURSE CODE: AGE 505
COURSE TITLE: Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units
COURSE DURATION: Three Hours Per week
Soil-water-plant relationship, and application in agricultural engineering projects. Principles of soil conservation. Classes, types and forms of soil erosion. Classification, processes, factors, analysis and measurements of water erosion and wind erosion. Erosion control: contouring, strip cropping, mulching and tillage practices – principles, designs, efficiency and limitations. Principles, classification, design, construction, operation, maintenance, efficiency and limitation of terraces.
Vegetated water courses, selected mechanical conservation structures, windbreaks and shelter belts. Principles, significance and classification of irrigation and drainage.
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