1. General Model Information

Name: Helianthus tuberosus Industrial Crops and Products.

Acronym: HTICP_CSM

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level:
Type of model: not specified
Main application:
Keywords: crop, tuber dry matter, inulin dry matter, artichoke, chicory


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



The model is largely based on the model JALINTUL.CSM (C.J.T. Spitters, 1990). It calculates the tuber and inulin dry matter during the growing season under non-limiting conditions. This model differs from JALINTUL in the calculation of tuber dry matter as a function of the number of tubers, based on field trials in 1988 (Meijer and Mathijssen, 1991). The model has been used to compare inulin production of Jerusalem artichoke and chicory (Meijer and Mathijssen, 1993).

Author of the abstract:
CAMASE Register of Agro-ecosystems Models

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): DOS 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): 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. & E.W.J.M. Mathijssen, 1993.
Experimental and simulated production of inulin by chicory and Jerusalem artichoke.
Industrial Crops and Products, 1(1993) 175-183

Spitters, C.J.T., 1990.
Modelling the seasonal dynamics of shoot and tuber growth of Helianthus tuberosus L.
In: A. Fuchs (ed.). Third seminar on Inulin.
National Council for Agricultural Research, The Hague, The Netherlands,1-8 pp.

Meijer, W.J.M. & E.W.J.M. Mathijssen, 1991.
The relation between flower initiation and sink strength of stems and tubers of Jerusalem artichoke.
Neth.J.Agric.Sci. 39: 123-135

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

Last review of this document by: T. Gabele: 10. 7. 1997 -
Status of the document:
last modified by Joachim Benz Mon Jul 2 18:31:37 CEST 2007

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