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Title Crop-soil simulation models : applications in developing countries / edited by Robin Matthews and William Stephens, Institute of Water and Environment, Cranfield University, Silsoe, UK.

Published Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK : CABI, 2002.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xiv, 277 pages) : illustrations, charts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-265) and index.
Contents Introduction / Robin Matthews -- Models as Research Tools / Robin Matthews -- Crop Genotype Improvement / Robin Matthews -- Crop Management / Robin Matthews -- Cropping and Farming Systems / Robin Matthews -- Regional and National Planning / Robin Matthews -- Global Level Processes / Robin Matthews and Reiner Wassmann -- Decision Theory and Decision Support Systems / William Stephens -- Tools to Support Operational Decision Making / William Stephens and Tabitha Middleton -- Tools to Support Strategic Decision Making / William Stephens and Tabitha Middleton -- Why has the Uptake of Decision Support Systems been so Poor? / William Stephens and Tabitha Middleton -- Using Models as Tools in Education and Training / Anil Graves, Tim Hess and Robin Matthews -- Who are Models Targetted at? / Robin Matthews -- Impacts of Crop-Soil Models / Robin Matthews, William Stephens and Tim Hess -- Where to Now with Crop Modelling? / Robin Matthews -- Concluding Remarks / Robin Matthews and William Stephens.
Restrictions Access limited to subscribing institution.
Summary This book, based on work sponsored by the Natural Resources Systems Programme of the UK Department for International Development, reviews progress in crop-soil simulation modelling and assesses its application to agriculture in developing countries. The books is divided into sections based on a classification of models with different functions: those used as tools by researchers; those used as tools by decision-makers; and those used in education, training and technology transfer. The examples used are mainly from applications of crop models in developing countries, supplemented by experiences with tropical crops in Australia. The final sections of the book discuss whether crop models have proved useful and consider the way forward in crop modelling and application.
Other formats Also available in print format.
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed August 23, 2013).
Other author Matthews, Robin B., editor of compilation.
Stephens, William, Ph. D, editor of compilation.
C.A.B. International, issuing body.
Subject Crops and soils -- Computer simulation.
Crops -- Computer simulation.
Soils -- Computer simulation.
Crops and soils -- Mathematical models.
Crops -- Mathematical models.
Soils -- Mathematical models.
Decision making.
Simulation models.
Technology transfer.
Tropical crops.
Electronic books.
Local Subject FF005
ISBN 0851995632 (alk. paper)