4M-software package for modelling cropping systems

Fodor, N. and Mathene-Gaspar, G.M. and Pokovai, K. and Kovacs, G.J. (2003) 4M-software package for modelling cropping systems. European Journal of Agronomy, 18 (3-4). pp. 389-393.

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4M is an easy-to-handle software that has been designed for both educational and scientific purposes. Our main goal in developing 4M was to preserve the features of CERES in a user-friendly software that can be easily extended with additional modules. The package has several characteristics that make it more than a simple crop model. 4M offers optional routines for several processes of the described soil-plant-atmosphere system. The users can build different system models, according to specific purposes. 4M includes input data generators for estimating soil and weather input data that are difficult to measure. 4M is able to simulate crop rotations by using the final conditions of the system after crop harvest as initial conditions for the following crop.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CERES; Input data generator; Crop rotation; Modelling
Author Affiliation: Research Institute for Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry, Budapest 1022, Heman Otto┬┤ u. 15., Hungary
Subjects: Plant Production
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 07:29
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2019 07:29
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/15783

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