5th RKMVERI Friday Colloquium on “Crop Modelling and Climate Change : A way forward” – 23 Dec 2022

We are glad to announce that Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI) will be conducting a special colloquium on “Crop Modelling and Climate Change : A way forward” on 23 December 2022, 12 noon at Seminar Hall, Narendrapur Campus.

Speaker : Dr. Sukamal Sarkar
Co-ordinator: Abhijit Chakrabarti

Cropping system research in agricultural science depends on a diverse set of factors and finding the interrelationships amongst them is a difficult but unsolved research question. Cropping system simulation models are well-recognized decision-support tools not only for present-day crop cultivation practises but also predict the impact of climate change on crops and associated management practices. APSIM, or Agricultural Production System Simulator, is a well-known crop simulation model that has been successfully used in various complex rice-based cropping systems in South Asian countries. However, a robust cropping system model for the various rice-based systems of the complex coastal saline environments is still lacking. Cropping System Modelling Research at the IRDM Faculty Centre, RKMVERI, focuses on the development of the APSIM-SWIM cropping system model to assess the impact of seasonal salinity, special upscaling of the model, and the introduction of new crops in the existing cropping system of the coastal saline zone. In this talk, we will discuss representative published and unpublished works as well as the group’s future research agenda.