1. General Model Information

Name: Potential and water-limited MILLET grOwth in Niger

Acronym: MILLETO

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: not specified
Main application:
Keywords: crop growth, crop delelopment, millet, canopy photosynthesis, water-limited production


Ir. B.O.M. Dirks
Wageningen Agricultural University
Dept. Theoretical Production Ecology
P.O.Box 430
6700 AK Wageningen
Phone: +31.8370.84769
Fax : +31.8370.84892
email: tpedirks@rcl.wau.nl

Ir. B.O.M. Dirks


Ir. B.O.M. Dirks


MILLETO is largely based on WOFOST 4.1 [Notice: see WOFOST_TULIP] and calculates millet canopy photosynthesis and crop growth and development for agro-ecological characterization. It uses crop physiological and ecological processes as a function of environmental (soil and climate) and plant conditions. Adaptations were made with respect to sowing date, the relation between sowing date and date of emergence and crop survival during intermediate periods of drought. MILLETO distinguishes between 2 production levels: (1) potential production (growth and development determined by radiation, temperature and crop characteristics) and (2) water-limited production (growth and development determined by radiation, temperature, water availability, crop evapotranspiration and millet crop characteristics).

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

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): DOS, portable to other platforms

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): FORTRAN, other software required: TTUTIL.

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

Diepen, C.A. van, C. Rappoldt, J. Wolf & H. van Keulen, 1988.
CWFS Crop growth simulation model WOFOST, Documentation Version 4.1.
Stichting Onderzoek Wereldvoedselvoorziening/Centre for World Food studies.
Staff working paper SOW-88-01, 299 pp.

Bruin, H.A.R. de, B.O.M. Dirks & M.J.M. Saraber, 1992.
Simulation of water-limited production and use of METEOSAT-derived precipitationdata for Niger.
Wageningen, Dept. of Theoretical Production Ecology &Dept. of Meteorology, Wageningen Agricultural University.
Dept. of Theoretical Production Ecology Internal Report no. 21.

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

Last review of this document by: T. Gabele: 21. 07. 1997 -
Status of the document:
last modified by Joachim Benz Mon Jul 2 18:31:37 CEST 2007

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