We plan to integrate our remote sensing technology and data with Oryza,” Dr Pazhanivelan said.
Our assessment is what get relief sanctions and crop insurance sanctions,” he said.TNAU on its part will share its data on characteristics and profiles of soil.
“But we are looking to collaborate with IRRI and develop such crop growth models for other crops,” said Dr Pazhanivelan.“Using these models and getting a yield estimate, will also help in our damage assessment during natural disasters.
“We can also use Oryza when we do yield estimation based on the crop monitoring we do with remote sensing and GIS,” he added.Like Oryza, there is a software in the market to simulate growth and development for maize.
“Based on the advice of our vice-chancellor N Kumar, we will be collaborating on four initiatives,” Dr S Pazhanivelan, head of remote sensing and GIS at TNAU, said.One of the initiatives is adopting an IRRI developed crop growth model for rice, called Oryza.“IRRI has developed a software called Oryza which can simulate the growth and development of 18 varieties of rice.
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