ORYZA Training Program for Basic Applications
4-8 April 2016
Crop modeling and systems analysis have become important tools in modern agricultural research. The model ORYZA version 3 is a major rice crop model which simulates growth and development of rice in situations of potential production, water- , nitrogen-, and water-and-nitrogen - limitations. ORYZA has been used on:
As the successor of ORYZA2000, the ORYZA version 3 was released and the Crop Modeling Group of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) wishes to assist the current and potential ORYZA users during the transition through this short training course.
Program Goal and Objectives
The overall goal of this training program is to familiarize participants with the basic functionalities and structure of the ORYZA (V3) model, the minimum data requirement, experimental data collection for ORYZA model evaluation, the calibration of parameters, and the use ORYZA on your own dataset.
About the Workshop
The training program will be conducted based one lecture-exercise cycle for one week.
Laptop requirements for the participant:
The training course will be conducted at the research campus of IRRI, Los Baños, Philippines. International participants are encouraged to arrive at least one day prior to the start of the program to adjust and recover from travel fatigue.
Los Baños is small city located 60 km south of Manila and may take 1.5 hours travel time, depending on traffic conditions from Manila International Airport. We will forward travel instructions after your registration.
The IRRI Swaminathan Hall dormitory and IRRI Guesthouse are available. There are wi-fi access points in all buildings at the IRRI campus to provide 'almost seamless' wi-fi connectivity. Wi-fi networking on campus is meant for business use, the terms and conditions that apply to our 'cabled' research network also apply to our wi-fi services.
The registration fee is $1100 for non-IRRI HQ participants and $150 for IRRI HQ participants. This covers for the training materials, registration services, local transportation (within IRRI campus and arrival/departure transportation between IRRI and Manila International Airport), and boarding and lodging for 6 days and 5 nights. It also includes morning and afternoon snacks. Vegetarian food is also available. Each participant will be responsible for his own insurance coverage and domestic and/or international transportation to/from Manila International Airport.
How to Register
Cancellation, Substitution, and Rescheduling Policy
Registration may be cancelled a month before the training program. You may also substitute another person for your slot and notify us. IRRI will not be responsible for any cancellation changes or charges assessed by airlines, travel agencies, or third party entities related to your travel plan.
If the course is cancelled for any reason, we will work with you to switch your confirmed registration date to a future course. If you are unable to identify a future course, we will give you a refund.