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Functional-Structural Plant Modelling in Crop Production

Series: Wageningen UR Frontis Series Volume: 22

Edited By: J Vos, L.F.M Marcelis, P.H.B de Visser, P.C Struik and J.B Evers

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Mar 2007 | #168163 | ISBN-13: 9781402060335
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Hardback | Mar 2007 | #168162 | ISBN-13: 9781402060328
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About this book

Functional-structural plant models (FSPMs) describe in quantitative terms the development over time of the three-dimensional (3D) structure of plants as governed by physiological processes and affected by environmental factors. FSPMs are particularly suited to analyse problems in which the spatial structure of the plant or its canopy is an essential factor to explain, e.g., plant competition (intra-plant, inter-plant, inter-species) and the effects of plant configuration and plant manipulation (e.g., pruning and harvesting) on yield and produce quality.

This book describes the philosophy of functional-structural plant modelling and several tools for making FSPMs; it outlines methods for measuring essential parameters, including those pertaining to plant structure. As FSPMs offer new opportunities to model sink-source interactions, the physiological theory and modelling approaches regarding partitioning of carbon are given specific attention. Examples of application of FSPMs include wheat modelling in the context of remote sensing and the analysis of predator-prey insect interactions on glasshouse plants.


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