Water, land and crop management

Water, land and crop management at field scale (including SALTMED model)

Date

This course last ran from 22 - 24 January 2019.  the next course will run in late 2019 or 2020 subject to demand.

You can express your interest now online (we will inform you once course date is set)

Location 

CEH Wallingford, Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB Location map & travel directions

Cost

Early Bird Discount ~£449 for overseas learners and students (full rate ~£499)

Early Bird Discount £~699 all other learners (full rate ~£749)

If you would like a bespoke course organised in the UK or overseas, please contact Dr Ingo Schuder, Business Development Manager (Training)

Short Course Description:

This course may be of particular interest to learners from overseas countries experiencing significant challenges with water management and irrigation.

Day 1 introduction, presentations on Water, Land and Crop Management, introduction & background to SALTMED model, live demonstration of model

Day 2 & 3 Practical exercises and work with the model based on your needs and interests.

The course covers the following:

  1. Water and solute transport
  2. Nitrogen fertilizers management
  3. Irrigation and Drainage systems and  management
  4. Crop growth and yield
  5. Estimating crop water requirement
  6. Soil moisture, soil nitrogen and salinity status
  7. Impact of climate change on yield and the length of crop growth season
  8. Crop rotations including non-conventional crops
  9. Approaches to improve water use efficiency and water productivity

The participants will gain modelling and field management skills & knowledge by using data of field experiments and the model. This course offers a unique integrated management approach to improve water use efficiency, water productivity and food security.

Course Objectives:

  1. To bring the recent advances in water, soil and crop management to the participant
  2. To demonstrates the benefit of modelling as a tool for management under current and future scenarios
  3. To enable participants to run field scale models using existing or own data

Accommodation:

Not included. Please see our guide to accommodation near CEH Wallingford.

Places:

20

Level:

Intermediate (some data modelling skills an advantage, but not required)

Course Leader:

Dr Ragab Ragab, Water Resources Management Specialist, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Vice President of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, ICID.

Other trainers:

Dr. Muhammad Afzal, Hydrological modeller and water resources management scientist, CEH

(there may be some university guest speakers)

Target Audience:

Agricultural & horticultural sector; Hydrologists; practitioners, policy makers, business; MSc /PhD/ early career researchers/ academics

 

The next course will run in late 2019 or 2020 subject to demand.

You can express your interest now online (we will inform you once course date is set)

If you would like a bespoke course organised in the UK or overseas, please contact Dr Ingo Schuder, Business Development Manager (Training)

More detail & background:

Latest version of the SALTMED model installer available here (CEH Google Drive, very large file 398 MB, no password or Gmail account required).