Center for Turf, Irrigation and Landscape Technology (CTILT)

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The institute, formerly the Institute of Irrigation Research and Evaluation, was formed in 1986 to provide a more formal mechanism for the Agricultural Engineering faculty to work with the irrigation industry on the testing and evaluation of irrigation equipment and systems. During this time, we have provided valuable services to several companies, papers have been written and presented, senior projects and master's degree projects have been completed, and students have gained valuable experience working part time in the lab.

Purpose

The Institute has recently expanded to include expertise in turf and landscape, and has been renamed the Center for Turf, Irrigation Technology (CTILT). CTILT provides a focal point for research, and community outreach in the areas of turfgrass, ornamental plant materials, landscape irrigation technology. landscape operations, sportturf and golf course management and preservation of natural resources. The Center will have state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, research, and demonstration for undergraduate, graduate, and professional landscape education programs.

Faculty Expertise Areas

Faculty Area of Expertise
Ramesh Kumar Irrigation, Computers, Data Acquisition
Eudell Vis Irrigation and Data Acquisition
Fred Roth Arboriculture and Plant Pathology
Terry Fujimoto Turf and Garden Trials
Wick sprinkler irrigation system

Wick sprinkler irrigation system

Dr. Hung with Wick irrigation and turf

Dr. Hung with Wick irrigation and turf