Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 9:30 - 11:30 AM

How to be Successful With Subsurface Dripline Irrigation

by Allister Cooney, CLA

Seminar Price: $60


Room: Sustainability & Water Conservation Center

There are many reasons why you may want to use subsurface dripline in turf areas vs traditional sprays and rotors: irrigation efficiency, compliance with the MWELO, soil compaction issues, etc.

This seminar will review some of the pros and cons of subsurface dripline in turf grass vs. traditional spray and rotor applications. You will learn how to evaluate the best method for your particular turfgrass application based on soil and turf type, climate and projected end use. We will review the common mistakes made and the failures they lead to. Subsurface dripline in turf applications can be very successful, but you have one chance to get it right! Proper design, installation and maintenance are critical and we will review all aspects in this seminar.

Allister Cooney, CLA


Allister has 27 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture, irrigation design and contracting.

Allister is a CA licensed Landscape Architect; he graduated at the University of Gloucestershire and the University of Sheffield in England and has experience in both the public and private sector having worked for landscape architects, contractors, municipalities and home builders.

Previous TLE Presentations

2018 – Practical Outdoor Demonstration on Drip Irrigation (Outdoor Workshop)


  • Practical tips on best installation practices.
  • Learn about installation methods from trenching to excavating.
  • Lay out dripline the most efficient way possible to get it done right but avoid problems such as running out of pressure.
  • Learn about different types of flush valves and how to place them.
  • When and where to use air/relief valves and why they can be important.
  • Estimate materials from control kit to dripline to fittings and accessories.
  • Practical maintenance tips; flushing, cleaning, winterizing.

2018 – Drip Irrigation Design and Layout – Good Practices

Drip systems can provide highly efficient irrigation results, but they have unique challenges in design and layout. If you have experienced issues with pressure, uneven performance, problems with plant establishment, problems with fertilizing a drip irrigated landscape or just wondered how to use all of those charts and information that manufacturers provide, then this class is for you. We will get hands on with product and we will design / lay out a drip system correctly.

2017 - Importance of Correct Filtration in Drip Systems

2013 – Irrigation Central Control: Solutions for Effective Irrigation Management

While every aspect of a commercial irrigation design, specification and installation is important, implementing the best possible control solution has a tremendous impact on system efficiency and performance for years to come. It's not as simple as just choosing the most expensive or sophisticated system. Rather, it's about identifying your project's unique characteristics and finding the control solution within your budget that best meets those needs. 

More . . .

Learn more about Netafim at

2019 Sponsors