Details: Afternoon Session, 1 - 4 p.m.

Use valves, controllers, meters, wire, etc. in a hands-on format to learn a standard process of diagnosing the mechanical and electrical problems found in an irrigation system, with an emphasis on productivity. The learner should have a basic understanding of the components of an irrigation system.

About the Instructor:


Kurt Thompson has been in the landscape and irrigation industry since 1982 working as a landscape and irrigation contractor-- in landscape and irrigation wholesale distribution; in irrigation manufacturing; and, in water use consulting & training. He is the owner of K. Thompson and Associates-- an outdoor water use training, evaluation, and planning consultant.

Kurt is a contributing author of the irrigation industry's premier text book, Irrigation - Sixth Edition, a co-author of the leading resource for certification and state licensing, The Irrigation Contractor Exam Study Guide, and a subject matter expert for national certification programs and state licensing.

Kurt graduated from Washington State University, and is one of only a few people in the world to hold all nine of the Irrigation Association's landscape/ golf irrigation nationally-recognized certifications. He is a Licensed Irrigation Contractor in North Carolina, Certified Site Water Planner, Florida Water StarSM Irrigation AP, and an EPA Water Sense Irrigation® Professional.