NPOTATO, a detailed model for simulating crop growth under potential, water limited and nitrogen limited conditions

Submitted by joost.wolf on Tue, 04/12/2011 - 11:31
General
Name
NPOTATO
Program type
Crop growth simulation model
Available since
Description

NPOTATO is a SUCROS type of crop growth simulation model which can simulate crop growth under potential, water limited and nitrogen limited conditions. The main simulated processes are: photosynthesis, phenological development, assimilate distribution over crop organs, soil evaporation, crop transpiration, crop's nitrogen uptake, soil water fluxes, soil organic matter decomposition, soil nitrogen mineralization and other soil nitrogen processes.

NPOTATO model is mainly based on the NWHEAT model. See there for further information about the model approaches.

Scale of application
field
Spatial resolution
ha
Key outputs

Total biomass production, yield, evapo-transpiration, soil water fluxes, crop N uptake, organic matter decomposition, soil nitrogen dynamics

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

FORTRAN

Required to develop

FORTRAN

Database I/O
text editor
Background information
Applications & Use

Analysis of crop experiments under potential, water limited and nitrogen limited growing conditions. It has been applied for climatic change impact studies. See the attached articles

Author(s)
Joost Wolf
Address
PPS, Wageningen university, Droevendaalse steeg 1, Wageningen, The Netherlands