1. General Model Information
Name: CAcao Simulation Engine level 1
Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: ordinary differential equations
Keywords: crop growth, production, cacao, field scale, spatially lumped parameters
Ir. W. Gerritsma
Dept. of Agronomy, Wageningen Agricultural University,
6709 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Phone: + 31-(0)317-483074
Fax: +31 8370 84575
Ir. W. Gerritsma.
A general crop growth model SUCROS87 [Notice: see
has been adapted to simulate the growth and production
of cacao crops. The model can be used to simulate the growth and productivity of cacao stands under potential
productivity circumstances. Long term assimilate pools are included. Productivity difference between years rather
than productivity variation within years, are modelled.
Author of the abstract:
CAMASE Register of Agro-ecosystems Models
II. Technical Information
Operating System(s): Mainframe, mini, or PC Executables are available from the Author
Programming Language(s): FORTRAN and FSE,Source-code is available from the Author
Gerritsma, W., 1995. Physiological aspects of cocoa agronomy and its modelling. Wageningen,Vakgroep Agronomie, Landbouw Universiteit Wageningen, 129 pp.
III. Mathematical Information
Rate variables: Daily canopy photosynthesis, maintenance and growth respiration,evapotranspiration, yield, organ death rates, development of pods.
Number of rate variables: 23.
State variables: Weight of leaves, wood, roots and fruits, and reserve pool, weight of death andharvested organs.
Number of state variables: 13.
Input data: All state and rate variables, site information and daily weather.
Number of input data: 61.
Output data: All state and rate variables plus intermediate values.
Number of output data: > 50.
Time interval of simulation: 1 Day.
Basic spatial unit: 1 ha.
Anten, N.P.R., W. Gerritsma & M. Wessel, 1993. Modelling as a tool for cocoa research, preliminary results. Proceedings of the 11th International Cocoa Research Conference, 18-24 July, 1993, Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast.
Gerritsma, W. & M. Wessel, 1994. Calculated yield trends in various countries. Paper presented at the Malaysian International Cocoa Conference '94. 21-22 October 1994, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Gerritsma, W., 1995. Physiological aspects of cocoa agronomy and its modelling. Wageningen, Vakgroep Agronomie, Landbouw Universiteit Wageningen, 129 pp.
Gerritsma, W. & Wessel, M.1996. Calculated yield trends of cocoa in different countries. Proceedings MICC'94. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20-21 October 1994, p. 210-226.
Gerritsma, W. 1995. Physiological aspects of cocoa agronomy and its modelling. Final report. Wageningen Agricultural University. 129 p.
Gerritsma, W. & Wessel, M. 1996. CASE2, a model for cocoa growth and production. Paper prepared for presentation at the 12th Int. Cocoa Res. Conf., 17-23 Nov. 1996, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
Gerritsma, W. & Koning, G.H.J. de 1997. Modelling long-term cocoa production. Presentation at the ICCO workshop 'Long-term forecasting of cocoa production', London, 10 March 1998.
V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web
VI. Additional remarks
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