Course
Crop Modeling

  • Level: Master 1
  • Period: Semester 1
  • Language: English
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Teacher/Coordinator: Sitraka Andrianarisoa

Main Objectives

Integrate different steps of crop models designing
Understand formalisms used to model different mechanisms occurring in the soil/plant/atmosphere system
Use crop models to simulate the functioning of agroecosystems
Discover some instances of the use of modeling in farmers
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Skills Developed

  • To interact during the different steps of crop model designing: conceptualization, formalization, parameterization, calibration and validation
  • To  think about the modeling of multiple process involved in crop production (soil/plant/atmosphere)
  • To use some models applied to crop management at farm scale.

General Content

Lectures and concrete cases (36h)

Topic

Teaching hour (h)

Definition, designing, parameterisation, calibration and validation of crop model

8

Use of some crop models: simulation of agro-environmental performance of different crop management systems (eg. variation in fertilizer inputs or in crop rotation/association, effect of climate change or soil type in crop production)

8

Models for weeds management, crop protection and fertilization

10

Examples of applied models: used in automatic robot, used in farm management

10

Evaluation

  • Individual evaluation: written exam as multiple choice questions
  • Individual work to simulate some situations of crop systems

 

Contact

Sitraka Andrianarisoa
Professor
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