Prof. Dr. F.W.T. Penning de Vries
Research Institute for Agrobiology and Soil Fertility (AB-DLO)
Dept. Agrosystems Research,
P.O.Box 14, 6700 AA Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS.
Phone : +31.317.475960
Fax : +31.317.423110
This model for simulation of program of crop growth was developed at the Department of Theoretical Production Ecology of the Agricultural University in Wageningen and the Centre for Agrobiological Research, and exists in two versions. One version concerns the seasonal gross assimilation, respiration and transpiration of C3 and C4 crops with optimal supply of water and nutrients and the meso-weather as input, morphogenesis being in part introduced by forcing functions. The other version simulates the daily course of these processes and is especially geared to the interpretation of measurements in crop enclosures. Both versions are verified under a wide range of conditions and the influence of the main parameters and structural features is studied by a sensitivity analysis. The simulation models are presented in CSMP, but the text may be read without any previous knowledge of this language. The physiological, biochemical and physical aspects of the crop growth simulation model are treated extensively and examples are given of how the results can be applied. Parentage: ELCROS (1972), SUCROS* (1982, 1987) and MACROS* (1989).
Author of the abstract:
CAMASE Register of Agro-ecosystems Models
Penning de Vries , F.W.T., 1983. Modelling of growth and production. In: Physiological Plant Ecology IV, pp.118-150 in Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology. New Series, Vol 12 D. O.L. Lange et al. (Eds.). Springer VerlagBerlin, Heidelberg.
Penning de Vries, F.W.T., 1977. Simulation der Assimilation und Transpiration der Pflanzendecke nachgrundlegender Gesetzen In: Biophysikalische Analyse pflanzlicher Systeme. K. Unger (ed.). Fischer Verlag, Jena.
Wit, C.T. de & F.W.T. Penning de Vries, 1985. Predictive models in agricultural production. Phil. Trans. R. Soc.London B310, 309-315.