This is the field research practice for a typical summer crop (upland rice). This practice is closely linked with IPADS Crop Modeling (3910314) lecture on APSIM. All the research components which are required to run APSIM to simulate crop growth will be taught through on-hand field practice, including measurement of plant dry matter, leaf area, phenology, and yield. As for the environments, soil water content, soil retention characteristics, weather data, etc. The students can learn the necessary technologies to grow the crop and understand the growth process and how the environmental factors affect the process. Some NERICA varieties and South American varieties will also be included to increase the knowledge of world rice varieties.
field practice, management, crop growth, upland rice, APSIM