Agricultural Systems Modeling And Simulation

Author: Robert M. Peart
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824700416
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Offers a treatment of modern applications of modelling and simulation in crop, livestock, forage/livestock systems, and field operations. The book discusses methodologies from linear programming and neutral networks, to expert or decision support systems, as well as featuring models, such as SOYGRO, CROPGRO and GOSSYM/COMAX. It includes coverage on evaporation and evapotranspiration, the theory of simulation based on biological processes, and deficit irrigation scheduling.

Computer Simulation Analysis Of Biological And Agricultural Systems

Author: Barney K. Huang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849348693
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Computer Simulation Analysis of Biological and Agricultural Systems focuses on the integration of mathematical models and the dynamic simulation essential to system analysis, design, and synthesis. The book emphasizes the quantitative dynamic relationships between elements and system responses. Problems of various degrees of difficulty and complexity are discussed to illustrate methods of computer-aided design and analysis that can bridge the gap between theories and applications. These problems cover a wide variety of subjects in the biological and agricultural fields. Specific guidelines and practical methods for defining requirements, developing specifications, and integrating system modeling early in simulation development are included as well. Computer Simulation Analysis of Biological and Agricultural Systems is an excellent text and self-guide for agricultural engineers, agronomists, foresters, horticulturists, soil scientists, mechanical engineers, and computer simulators.

Systems Simulation In Agriculture

Author: J. B. Dent
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401163731
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A fast-growing interest in the concepts and application of systems research has spawned a wide and general literature over the past decade. Most disciplinary areas have been touched, but commerce, engineering and military studies have, perhaps, been best served with outstanding texts. No provision has so far been made for a general book at introductory level of direct relevance to agricultural science, technology and management. General reviews are, of course, valuable to the agricultural-systems researcher but agricultural systems, with important biological components interacting with equally vital social and economic elements, embody particular characteristics which influence the approach to their study. This book is written in the belief that the concepts as well as the technology of the systems approach have a basic role in the rational advancement of the agricultural discipline and in the improvement of efficiency in agricultural research and practice. A basic and introductory text is an essential pre requisite to this role being realised. A reiteration of basic concepts is expressed in the introductory chapter while in the final chapter particular attention is given to the general problems of integrating systems concepts in research, extension and practice. The dialogue of these chapters is necessarily brief and in some respects speculative but it is supported by appropriate bibliography. The main body of the text is concerned with the methodology of systems research; the conception, construction, implementation, validation and exploitation of computer-based simulation models of agricultural systems.

Systems Approaches For Agricultural Development

Author: F.W.T Penning de Vries
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792318804
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Proceedings of the International Symposium on Systems Approaches for Agricultural Development, 2-6 December 1991, Bangkok, Thailand

Crop Growth Simulation Modelling And Climate Change

Author: Mohanty, M.
Publisher: Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 9386102293
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This book on “Crop Growth Simulation Modelling and Climate Change”. A group of authors have dealt with different aspects of crop modelling viz., Crop growth simulation models in agricultural crop production, Applications of Crop Growth Simulation Models in Climate Change Assessments, Biophysical impacts and priorities for adaptation of agricultural crops in a changing climate, Climate change projections – India’s Perspective, Impact of Rising Atmospheric CO2 concentration on Plant and Soil processes, Modelling the impact of climate change on soil erosion in stabilization and destabilization of soil organic carbon, Simulating Crop Yield, Soil Processes, Greenhouse Gas Emission and Climate Change Impacts with APSIM, InfoCrop Model, CropSyst model and its application in natural resource management, Climate change and crop production system: assessing the consequences for food security, A biophysical model to analyze climate change impacts on rainfed rice productivity in the mid-hills of Northeast India, AquaCrop Modelling: A Water Driven Simulation Model, Conservation Agriculture: A strategy to cope with Climate Change, Effect of climate change on productivity of wheat and possible mitigation strategies using DSSAT model in foot hill of Western Himalayas, Integrating Remote Sensing Data in Crop Process Models, Climate change impact assessment using DSSAT model, Decision Support System for Managing Soil Fertility and Productivity in Agriculture, De-Nitrification De-Composition Model - An Introduction for SOC Simulations, Crop Simulation Modeling for Climate Risk assessment: Adaptation and Mitigation Measures and Rules of Simulations, Rothamsted Carbon (RothC) Model and its Application in Agriculture etc.

Crop Soil Simulation Models

Author: William Stephens
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9780851998541
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The use of crop-soil modelling has so far been mainly confined to the research community. Practical applications have occurred in the areas of decision tools for irrigation studies and pest management. However, there is potential to increase its applied use.This book reviews progress in crop-soil simulation modelling and assesses its application to agriculture in developing countries. It is based on work sponsored by the Natural Resources Systems Programme of the UK Department for International Development.

New Technologies For Constructing Complex Agricultural And Environmental Systems

Author: Papajorgji, Petraq
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466603348
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"This book presents high quality research on the design and implementation of information systems in the fields of agronomics, mathematics, economics, computer science, and the environment, offering holistic approaches to the design, development, and implementation of complex agricultural and environmental information systems"--Provided by publisher.

Advances In Modeling Agricultural Systems

Author: Petraq Papajorgji
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387751815
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Agriculture has experienced a dramatic change during the past decades. The change has been structural and technological. Structural changes can be seen in the size of current farms; not long ago, agricultural production was organized around small farms, whereas nowadays the agricultural landscape is dominated by large farms. Large farms have better means of applying new technologies, and therefore technological advances have been a driving force in changing the farming structure. New technologies continue to emerge, and their mastery and use in requires that farmers gather more information and make more complex technological choices. In particular, the advent of the Internet has opened vast opportunities for communication and business opportunities within the agricultural com- nity. But at the same time, it has created another class of complex issues that need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Farmers and agricultural researchers are faced with an overwhelming amount of information they need to analyze and synthesize to successfully manage all the facets of agricultural production. This daunting challenge requires new and complex approaches to farm management. A new type of agricultural management system requires active cooperation among multidisciplinary and multi-institutional teams and ref- ing of existing and creation of new analytical theories with potential use in agriculture. Therefore, new management agricultural systems must combine the newest achievements in many scientific domains such as agronomy, economics, mathematics, and computer science, to name a few.