RC-P, model to calculate the long-term recovery of applied fertiliser phosphorus

Submitted by joost.wolf on Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:24
General
Name
RC-P
Program type
Simple simulation model
Available since
Description

RC-P is a simple model to calculate the long-term effect of fertiliser phosphorus application(s) on crop P uptake and yield. The input data are mainly derived from  a one-year P-fertiliser trial on a representative crop and soil combination 

References with more information about the RC-P model and applications:

Wolf, J., C.T. de Wit, B.H. Janssen and D.J. Lathwell. 1987. Modeling long-term crop response to fertilizer phosphorus: I. The model. Agron. J. 79: 445-451.

Janssen, B.H., D.J. Lathwell and J. Wolf. 1987. Modeling long-term crop response to fertilizer phosphorus. II. Comparison with field results. Agron. J.: 452-458

Scale of application
field
Spatial resolution
ha
Key outputs

Yield, phosphorus uptake over time, phosphorus fixation by the soil, recovery of applied fertiliser phosphorus

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

FST, FORTRAN

Required to develop

FST, FORTRAN

Database I/O
N.A.
Applications & Use

RC-P can be used for calculating the long-term recovery of fertiliser phosphorus application(s). The articles  mentioned as references (see under General) describe a number of applications.

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