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Simulating root growth

Pedersen, Anders; Thorup-Kristensen, Kristian; Kristensen, Hanne Lakkenborg and Berntsen, Jørgen (2004) Simulating root growth. DARCOFenews.

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Dynamic plant/soil models are used to predict crop production, N dynamics and nitrate leaching loss of different cropping systems. To do this, the models simulate various aspects of plant biology, soil biology and soil physics. Correct simulation of root growth is critical for the simulation of nitrate leaching losses. Measurements have been made on crop root growth on two soil types, and the data used to improve the simulation of root growth within the FASSET model. The paper presents the results from root measurements on winter wheat, spring barley and sugar beets, and the root modelling approach we have developed.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality > Soil biology
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I. 3 (BIOMOD) Interaction between nitrogen dynamics, crop production and biodiversity
Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I.10 (VegCatch) Organic vegetable cultivation methods and use of catch crops
Deposited By: Thorup-Kristensen, Professor Kristian
ID Code:3879
Deposited On:22 Oct 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:DARCOFenews

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