1. General Model Information

Name: A qualitative simulation model for cotton growth and development


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


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

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


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


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:

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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