PermVeg: A generic tool to design and assess crop rotations for permanent vegetable production systems.

Submitted by marcel.lubbers on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 16:10
General
Name
PermVeg
Program type
Design and assess alternative vegetable rotations.
Available since
Description
As part of the Permveg Work package an easy to use software package has been developed to design and assess alternative vegetable rotations. The model combines vegetable crops to generate all possible crop rotations for a given period, based on a number of explicit criteria (objectives and restrictions) controlled by the user. The criteria eliminate in early stages those crop rotations that are undesirable. The criteria relate among others to the most important socio-economic and environmental factors in vegetable production, i.e. profitability, labour requirements and costs of pesticide use.
Scale of application
field
Spatial resolution
Field
Key outputs
The model combines vegetable crops to generate all possible crop rotations for a given period, based on a number of explicit criteria.
Time horizon
daily
Time step of modeling
year
Required to run
None
Required to develop
None
Database I/O
Export to csv-file
Examples
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jac.12074
Applications & Use
Generic tool to design and assess crop rotations for permanent vegetable production systems.
Author(s)
Mr. Herman de Putter, Mr. Witono Adiyoga,Huib.Hengsdijk, P. T. T. Huong
Address
WUR, Plant Research International, Agrosystems Research, Droevendaalsesteeg 1,Wageningen, The Netherlands
Website
http://www.vegimpact.com/en