1. General Model Information


Acronym: MAIZE

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: agriculture
Organization level: population
Type of model: not specified
Main application:
Keywords: Crop, growth, maize, zea mays, corn,water budget, nitrogen budget


Dr. T.R. Sinclair.
United States Department of Agricultural, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), Agronomy Department, Agronomy Physiology Laboratory, P.O.Box 110840, Gainesville, FL 32611-0840 UNITED STATES.
Phone: +1.352.3926180
Fax: +1.352.3745852



The MAIZE model is a mechanistic model that uses simplified functions to describe crop development and growth. Daily predictions of crop mass accumulation and water use are generated. The most complicated version includes the soil and crop nitrogen budget.

Purpose of the model:

Model parentage:

Source of the AbstractCAMASE Register of Agro-ecosystems Models

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): DOS.

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): BASIC.

II.3 Manuals:

II.4 Data:

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

Minimum and maximum temperature, solar radiation, precipitation.

III.2.2 Output

Basic spatial unit: m2.
Time interval of simulation: Daily.

IV. References

Muchow et al., 1990. Agronomy Journal 82: 338-343
Muchow & Sinclair, 1991. Agronomy Journal 83: 1052-1059
Sinclair & Muchow, 1995. Agronomy Journal 87: 632-641

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

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