Research Thesis Topic
Integration of Plant Disease Models into Oryzae Rice Module of the APSIM Framework
The Agricultural Production Systems sIMulator (APSIM) is a model framework that utilizes weather, soil parameters, crop physiology and management to model crop growth and development. Within APSIM, several modules enable modelling of different agricultural systems. The Oryze model represents rice, which is a mechanistic model simulating rice growth on a daily time-step but not simulating the effects of diseases. This PhD project will examine existing rice disease models and integrate them in the Oryza module of APSIM. This project will support model testing of novel traits to determine their contribution to disease resistance, help identify economic thresholds for disease control and enable further evaluation of potential diseases in new production environments and climate change.
- Centre for Crop Health
- Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
- Crop and Pasture Production
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