There is an increasing need for efficient and effective management of irrigation to maximise crop yield and quality whilst making best use of the water available.

This is important for meeting the standards required by retailers and consumers; for demonstrating best practice (for example when considering licence renewal); and to minimise costs of production. This course will cover the scientific basis for efficient irrigation management in the UK.

Applications must be made via the Agrifood Training Partnership (AFTP) - see link above.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • Please enquire for course dates
  • DurationTwo days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£750

What you will learn

  • Estimate the seasonal and peak irrigation requirement for a given crop / soil / climate.
  • Evaluate the performance of different types of irrigation systems and recommend how to improve performance.
  • Select an appropriate irrigation scheduling method for a given crop / soil / climate.


This course is delivered in partnership with the Agrifood Training Partnership (AFTP).

Accommodation options and prices

This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here.

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.