Wheat Growth and Modelling: An Introduction
Over the last twenty years there has been a tremendous growth of interest in crop models. This shows in the number of published models (for reference to some, see Legg, 1981; Baker, 1979) also in the increasing complexity of the models and the range of problems to which they are being applied. For the cotton crop, for example, Baker (1979) refers to four groups developing simulation models, and there are others. Many of these models contain routines defining upwards of eight plant, soil or atmospheric processes, and these models have been applied to such diverse problems as assessing the feasibility of various genetic changes to cotton (Landivar et al., 1983) and studying the effects of insect damage (Wallach, 1980). Elements of crop growth simulation nave even been incorporated into a computer-based pest management scheme (Ives et al., 1984).
KeywordsCrop Model Wheat Growth Crop Performance Cotton Crop Specific Leaf Weight
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