4 October - 4 November 2021.
This course focus on the operation of the crop model. Participants will learn the principles of modelling cropping systems, inputs, and basic simulations. Aspects such as model calibration, validation, and results interpretation are discussed.
Course participants are expected to be able to run APSIM using their own data and for specific purposes that will contribute to their PhD project/Thesis. Participants will acquire the most advanced theory and latest concepts related to crop modelling and how to use them to support agricultural decision systems. After completing the course participants are expected to be able to perform specific modelling tasks connected to problem-solving and decision-making processes. Participants develop competences to tackle real-life problems related to crop production, agronomic management and environmental questions, developing new knowledge and being able to communicate it.