LINTUL-2, a simple crop growth model for both potential and water limited growing conditions

Submitted by joost.wolf on Tue, 04/12/2011 - 09:47
General
Name
LINTUL2
Program type
Crop growth simulation model
Available since
Description

LINTUL2 is a crop growth model that is able to simulate crop growth model under both potential and water limited (i.e. rainfed) conditions. It assumes that nutrient supply and crop management are optimal. The main processes modelled are photosynthesis, phenology, assimilate distribution over crop organs, evapo-transpiration and a soil water balance. The photosynthesis calculation is based on a simple relationship between the incoming radiation intercepted by the canopy and the crop growth.

Scale of application
field
Spatial resolution
ha
Key outputs

Total biomass production, yield, evapo-transpiration, amount of soil water; results are given for both irrigated and rainfed conditions

Time horizon
growth period
Time step of modeling
day
Required to run

FST, FORTRAN

Required to develop

FST, FORTRAN

Database I/O
none
Background information
Applications & Use

LINTUL2 can be applied for analysing crop experiments under irrigated and rainfed conditions; it is also useful for starting with crop modelling

Author(s)
Peter Leffelaar
Address
PPS, Wageningen university, Droevendaalse steeg1, Wageningen, The Netherlands