Crop Management Models for Decision Support and Automated Optimization

Presented at the ISHS workshop: Models for Plant Growth and Control of the Shoot and Root Environments in Greenhouses

The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel - Feb 21-25, 1999


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Table of Contents

Crop Management Models for Decision Support and Automated Optimization

Objective:

Crop Modeling - Background info

Crop Modeling - Background info

Packaging a model into a tool

Key “players”

Why do scientists build models?

Why do growers want models built?

Why do growers want models built?

Evolution of a model from concept to use in crop management as DSS

Evolution of a model from concept to crop management use

Motivations:

Evolution of a model from concept to crop management use

Crop management model objectives:

Automated greenhouse control

Automated optimization using a model

Crop management model objectives:

Example of rose production where entire crop of roses were discarded:

Roses

Crop management model objectives:

Crop management model objectives:

Easter lily crop development:

Easter lily bud elongation model

Model development and calibration

Model development and calibration

PPT Slide

Crop management model objectives:

PPT Slide

Crop management model objectives:

PPT Slide

Decision support software

Crop management model objectives:

Tool sustainability

Cost to growers of upgrade and product maintenance

Conclusions

Conclusions

Author: Heiner Lieth

Email: jhlieth@ucdavis.edu

Home Page: lieth.ucdavis.edu

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