Objectives and targets
- To make realistic estimate on hydro-climatological parameters in rain-fed sugarcane production in Sri Lanka.
- To analyse farmer field-level and the project-level water balance
- To asses and characterise climate, soil and land factors affecting the water productivity of rain-fed sugarcane.
- To compare APSIM, AQUACROP and DSSAT crop models for sugarcane grown in Sri Lanka and select best suitable crop model for Sri Lanka and predict sugarcane productivity under different climatic scenarios.