1. General Model Information

Name: A qualitative simulation model for cotton growth and development

Acronym: COTTON_QUAL


Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: agriculture
Organization level: biocoenosis
Type of model: rule-based
Main application: decision support/expert system
Keywords: crop growth, cotton, salinity, qualitative simulation, crop production, agroecological

Contact:

a Richard E. Plant
b Thomas A. Kerby
b Lowell J. Zelinski
c Daniel S. Munk

a Departments of Agronomy and Range Science and Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, , Davis, CA 95616-8515, USA
b Delta and Pine Land Company, , Scott, MS 38772, USA
c University of California Cooperative Extension, , Fresno, CA 93702, USA

Phone:
Fax:
email: R. E. Plant: replant@ucdavis.edu
Homepage: http://agronomy.ucdavis.edu/plant

Author(s):

Richard E. Plant, Thomas A. Kerby, Lowell J. Zelinski and Daniel S. Munk

Abstract:

Qualitative simulation model for the growth and development of Acala cotton in the San Joaquin Valley, California. The model is based on a logical description of cause and effect, and on the comparison of input data with projected solutions.

Abstract at Elsevier Europe
Abstract at Elsevier USA


II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s):
Source code, rule bases, flowcharts and documentation:
http://agronomy.ucdavis.edu/plant

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): C

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

Richard E. Plant; Thomas A. Kerby; Lowell J. Zelinski; Daniel S. Munk 1998. A qualitative simulation model for cotton growth and development. Computers And Electronics In Agriculture 20: 2, 165-183 (1998)
[abstract at Elsevier Europe] | [Full text at Elsevier Europe] (PDF 156 Kbytes)
[abstract at Elsevier USA] | [Full text at Elsevier USA] (PDF 156 Kbytes)
Plant, R.E. 1997. A methodology for qualitative modeling of crop production systems. Agric. Syst. 53: 325348 (1997)



V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web


VI. Additional remarks


Last review of this document by: Juergen Bierwirth Wed Feb 10 14:31:31 CET 1999

Status of the document:
last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:41 CEST 2002

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