POTATOS, a simple potato crop growth model

Submitted by joost.wolf on Tue, 04/12/2011 - 11:14
General
Name
POTATOS
Program type
Crop growth simulation model
Available since
Description

POTATOS is a simple crop growth model of the LINTUL-type. POTATOS has been used for calculating the impacts of climatic change on potato production over Europe. The main simulated processes are: photosynthesis, phenological development, assimilate allocation to crop organs, soil evaporation, crop transpiration, soil water balance.  

Scale of application
field
Spatial resolution
ha
Key outputs

Total biomass, yield, evapo-transpiration, soil water balance

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

POTATOS has been applied for climate change impact studies over Europe. See the attached articles

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