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Soil and Water Engineering    Farm Power and Machinery   | Post - Harvest Technology

Soil and Water Engineering option was designed to prepare students to solve technological problems related to soil and water, water use, water conservation, water quality, soil conservation, irrigation and drainage, water management, and soil-plant-water relationships of practical importance to Nigerian agriculture. The Department of Agricultural Engineering is a major player in the water issues facing the state of Idaho.They are involved in research and training of students toward agricultural advancement related to water management, irrigation, and crop water response. Soil and water Engineering option is an internationally recognized program as a remote sensing field related to evapotranspiration and crop water response. The department conducts studies related to watershed management, hydrologic modeling of small watersheds for erosion predictions and other phenomena related to water and energy exchange between the land surface and the atmosphere for use in weather and climate prediction.

The engineering principles of soil and water conservation; open channel flow principles, hydraulic grade stabilization, erosion control, storm water management, design of structures for floodwater routing, culvert design, design of waterways and agricultural reservoirs, stream bank protection, water quality assessment, groundwater flow, surface water modeling.

Soil and Water Engineering Option was established from the root gesesis of the department in 1878 where courses in different areas such as soil and water conservation measures and structures, watershed management, non-point sources of pollution etc. The department has well trained faculty and well equipped laboratories like, Soil & Water Conservation Engineering Lab, Water shed Hydrology and Management Lab, Computer Lab, and Hydrological Simulation & Sedimentation Lab. Besides participating in Higher National Diploma, HND. The department also undertakes/participates in research and extension programs within the jurisdiction of the school.

The major emphasis in research is in the areas of hydrologic and sediment flow analysis of agricultural, forest & hilly watersheds and river valley projects; design of gully control, energy dissipating and other soil and water conservation structures; water harvesting and recycling; waste land management; nutrient losses and water quality standards; envioronmental pollution etc.

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