Monday, April 11, 2016

International scientists attend 2016 ORYZA training program

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna—Seventeen scientists and researchers from Côte d’Ivoire, South Korea, China, Germany, the Philippine Rice Research Institute, and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) participated in a training program for ORYZA version 3 at IRRI’s IT Learning Center.

ORYZA is an important tool in rice research for that simulates growth and development of rice under a wide range of environments. The ORYZA model has become widely popular because users are confident of its output predictions that include yield, water and fertilizer use, and environment impacts on a variety’s performance.

The training aimed to help the participants understand the structure and functions of the software as well as the essentials of the modeling—data preparation, setting of parameters, and cultivar parameterization, including interpretation of simulation outputs and analysis of different crop management scenarios.

The five-day training program, which ran from 4 to 8 April, was conducted by a team of IRRI scientists and staff comprising of Dr. Tao Li, Olivyn Angeles, Man Marcaida, Mahlie Manalo, and Lolit Adriano.

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