Principles of crop modeling and simulation: I. uses of mathematical models in agricultural science

Princípios de modelagem e simulação: I. uso de modelos matemáticos em agricultura

D. Dourado-Neto D. A. Teruel K. Reichardt D.R. Nielsen J. A. Frizzone O.O.S. Bacchi About the authors

Modeling techniques applied to agriculture can be useful to define research priorities and understanding the basic interactions of the soil-plant-atmosphere system. Using a model to estimate the importance and the effect of certain parameters, a researcher can notice which factors can be most useful. The modeler should define his objectives before beginning his work and construct a model that fulfills the proposed objectives.

crop modeling; simulation

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