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
WUR, Plant Production Systems, P.O. Box 430, 6700 AK Wageningen, The Netherlands