“Practical Studies on Agroecosystems Management through the use of Crop Growth/Management Model and Field Experiment”
Background and purposes : Agriculture, forestry and fisheries are the human’s interventions to the ecosystems to acquire food and other valuable products while maintaining various ecological functions. For the sustainable and proper management of the ecosystems, the effect of the various interventions should be quantitatively evaluated. And the mathematical models are the useful tools for this purpose. This subject teaches the basic knowledge of crop physiology and water/N absorption processes, in relation to the modules of a crop growth/management model, APSIM (Agricultural Production Systems Simulator).
As a part of this study, a series of field practices will be carried out in a wheat fertilizer experiment in the university field. This is the essential component of the subject, through which the students can understand various processes in the field, a real world.
Modeling, Interdisciplinary, Management, APSIM, Environment monitoring, Field experiment