CropSyst: a collection of object-oriented simulation models of agricultural systems

Van Evert, F K and Campbell, G S (1994) CropSyst: a collection of object-oriented simulation models of agricultural systems. Agronomy Journal , 86 (2). pp. 325-331. ISSN 0002-1962

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Object-orientated programming (OOP) was used to construct the CropSyst cropping system model. Components, or 'objects', used in the model included time, weather, crop, soil, crop residues, tillage, erosion, aphid population, aphid immigration, pesticide application, sowing, crop rotation and output. Different versions of the model were used to simulate crop production and soil erosion for cropping systems in E. Washington State, and to simulate yield loss and pesticide dynamics associated with Diuraphis noxia infestation. Different versions of the 'crop' object simulated different crops in a rotation. It was concluded that OOP was useful for constructing and maintaining agricultural systems models

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Others
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2012 04:41
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2013 13:06
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Funders: United States Department of Agriculture
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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