1. General Model Information

Name: Chicory Industrial Crops and Products


Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: compartment model
Main application:
Keywords: crop growth, root dry matter, artichoke, chicory, growth model, radiation based, empirical equation


Ir. W.J.M. Meijer
Research Institute for Agrobiology and Soil Fertility (AB-DLO)
P.O.Box 14
6700 AA Wageningen
Phone: +31.8370.75860
Fax : +31.8370.23110


Ir. W.J.M. Meijer.


The model calculates root dry matter of chicory (Cichorium intybus) during the growing season under non-limiting conditions. Root dry matter is described as an expolinear function of the accumulative intercepted radiation. The parameters used, are based on a field trial in 1987 with the cultivar Pevele under non-limiting conditions (Meijer and Mathijssen, 1992). The model has been used to compare inulin production of Jerusalem artichoke and chicory (Meijer and Mathijssen, 1993).

Author of the abstract:
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II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): Executable is available from the author,a user contract is mandatory, in principle this software product may be used only fornon-commercial purposes. The product is accompanied by an AB-DLO/TPE-WAU Licenceagreement and warranty disclaimer. Costs: Dfl. 70,=.

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): Programming language: CSMP. Other software required: CSMP.

II.3 Manuals:

II.4 Data:

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output

IV. References

Meijer, W.J.M. & Mathijssen, E.W.J.M., 1992. Crop characteristics and inulin production in chicory. Eur. J.Agron., 1(2): 99-108
Meijer, W.J.M. & E.W.J.M. Mathijssen, 1993. Experimental and simulated production of inulin bychicory and Jerusalem artichoke. Industrial Crops and Products 1: 175-183

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

Last review of this document by: T. Gabele: 29. 7. 1997 -
Status of the document:
last modified by Joachim Benz Mon Jul 2 18:31:37 CEST 2007

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