Technical information and resources for irrigators

At NC State research into improved methods for irrigation and drainage have been ongoing since the department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering’s beginnings. Recent droughts and technological developments in irrigation systems hardware have re-focused interest in efficient irrigation and water management.

Applied research and extension efforts in irrigation at NC State include subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) for crop production and wastewater land application, and evaluation of “smart irrigation controllers used in landscape irrigation.

Extension Outreach

Educational Outreach is provided through training, demonstration, projects, workshops and publications targeted at farmers, landscape professionals, municipal officials, extension agents, homeowners, and engineers. Please see the Extension Training and Workshop pages


Dr. Chad Poole
NC State University
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering