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Potential wheat yields in Zambia—A simulation approach

By: Keulen, H. van.
Contributor(s): De Milliano, W.A.J [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: Barking, Essex (United Kingdom) : Elsevier, 1984ISSN: 0308-521X.Subject(s): Climate | Environmental factors | Agricultural production | Zambia | Wheat AGROVOC | Yields AGROVOC In: Agricultural Systems v. 14, no. 3, p. 171-192610564Summary: A simulation model is presented for the calculation of wheat yields as a function of radiation and temperature, other factors being considered non-constraining. Parametrization of the model is based on field experimentation in Zambia. The results of the model account for most of the observations obtained and it may be used therefore with reasonable confidence to predict potential wheat yields. It is shown that the model also performs well for other regions, with climatic conditions similar to those for which it is calibrated. The model is applied to evaluate the prospects for wheat cultivation in various regions of Zambia.Collection: CIMMYT Staff Publications CollectionCollection: Serials Collection
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A simulation model is presented for the calculation of wheat yields as a function of radiation and temperature, other factors being considered non-constraining. Parametrization of the model is based on field experimentation in Zambia. The results of the model account for most of the observations obtained and it may be used therefore with reasonable confidence to predict potential wheat yields. It is shown that the model also performs well for other regions, with climatic conditions similar to those for which it is calibrated. The model is applied to evaluate the prospects for wheat cultivation in various regions of Zambia.

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