4M - Software for Modelling and Analysing Cropping Systems

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4M - Software for Modelling and Analysing Cropping Systems
: Models have played an important role in scientific research for a long time. The crop models try to simulate the functioning of the atmosphere-soil-plant system with the help of computers. These models can be effective tools in research, education and solving agricultural and environmental protection related problems. The 4M package includes a crop model and several accessories that help to operate the model. The 4M crop model is a daily-step, deterministic model that simulates the water and nutrient balance of the soil, the soil-plant interactions and the plant development and growth. To mention some examples: (1) The package can be used in education to carry out `zero-cost' virtual agricultural experiments and to challenge and enhance the system oriented thinking of the students. (2) In research it can be used for designing experiments and estimating the present and future characteristics of the investigated system. (3) In practical applications the package can be used to prep...
Nándor Fodor
Added 13 Dec 2010
Updated 13 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2006
Where JUCS
Authors Nándor Fodor
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