Modeling work related to cut-flower roses
This project involves various components with the final objective of creating
a crop simulation model for roses. This model is to have the flexibility
to be usable for optimization of rose crop production. My aim is to carry
this project out in such a way that useful production tools for growers
can be developed and extended to growers even before the complete crop
simulation model is finished.
Much of this project was funded by The Joseph Hill Foundation and Roses,
Available at this site are:
For more information see GrowerTalks, May 1996, page 42-50
DEVELOPMENT OF A CROP SIMULATION MODEL FOR CUT-FLOWER
ROSES The text and figures are from a poster presentation at the International
Society for Horticultural Sciences in 1991.
Click HERE to see the model simulation
of the single-shoot cut-flower rose model. Greenhouse climate data
are those actually logged in the greenhouse.Screen shows simulated dry
wights of parts of the shoot (FDW=flower, LDW=leaf, SDW=stem, TDW=total
shoot) and canopy characterisitcs. (Note this simulation requires a recent
version of Netscape (2.02 or later) and will download 198K of stuff - but
it's worth the wait).
Page under construction - most recent update: September 30, 1996