WOFOST, model for quantitative analysis of the growth and production of the main annual crops

Submitted by joost.wolf on Mon, 04/11/2011 - 18:22
General
Name
WOFOST
Program type
Crop growth simulation model
Available since
Description

WOFOST is a model that can simulate the growth of any annual crop at any location. To facilitate this, the crop, soil and weather parameters and data are stored in separate data files. Production analyses and yield forecasting at the regional, national and continental scales can easily be done by doing simulation runs for combinations of soil, crop and weather types representative for the studied area. The crop growth simulation approach is similar to that in the SUCROS model.  See for more information, the WOFOST model website on:

http://www.wofost.wur.nl/UK/

 

Scale of application
field
Spatial resolution
ha
Key outputs

Total biomass, yield, dates of antheis and maturity, harvest index, evaporation, crop transpiration, percolation

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

Text editor for data files

Required to develop

Visual FORTRAN

Database I/O
text editor
Examples

See examples on the WOFOST website:

http://www.wofost.wur.nl/UK

 

 

Applications & Use

Application at regional scale such as yield forecasting for the European Union or production potential calculations for oil and/or energy crops in regions and/or countries

Author(s)
Joost Wolf, Allard de Wit
Address
Alterra & PPS, WUR, Droevendaalse steeg, WAgeningen, The Netherlands