Development of a Model-based Digital and Visual Wheat Growth System

  • Liang Tang
  • Hui Liu
  • Yan Zhu
  • Weixing Cao
Part of the The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 259)

Driven by soil, variety, weather and management databases and integrating process-based growth simulation model, morphological model and visualization model, a model-based digital and visual wheat growth system (MDVWGS) was developed using component-based software and visualization techniques. The system was programmed by the .Net framework with the language of C# and CsGL Library was used for realizing 2D and 3D graphics application and visualization. The implemented system could be used for predicting growth processes and visualizing morphological architecture of wheat plant under various environments, genotypes and management strategies, and has the functions as data management, dynamic simulation, strategy evaluation, real-time prediction, temporal and spatial analysis, visualization output, expert consultation and system help. The MDVWGS should be useful for construction and application of digital farming system and provide a precise and scientific tool for cultivar design, cultural regulation and productivity evaluation under different growing conditions.


Wheat Growth model Morphological model Functional- structural plant model Visualization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liang Tang
    • 1
  • Hui Liu
    • 1
  • Yan Zhu
    • 1
  • Weixing Cao
    • 1
  1. 1.High-Tech Key Laboratory of Information Agriculture of Jiangsu ProvinceNanjing Agricultural UniversityChina

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