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  1. Vol. 88 No. 5, p. 695-697
     
    Received: Mar 17, 1995
    Published: Sept, 1996


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doi:10.2134/agronj1996.00021962008800050003x

The Quest for Balance in Crop Modeling

  1. John L. Monteith 
  1. Inst. of Terrestrial Ecology, Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH29 0QB, UK

Abstract

Abstract

Crop models habitually run ahead of the measurements needed for rigorous calibration and validation. The treatment of key physiological processes is often very uneven, and the availability of microcomputers encourages modelers to develop complex schemes providing output that is unqualified by errors or uncertainties. Crop models are potentially powerful tools, but they should be used in a more disciplined way.

Presented at a symposium, Use and Abuse of Crop Simulation Models (jointly sponsored by Div. A-3, the Computer Software Applications Committee, Div. C-2, and Div. S-l), at the ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meetings in Seattle, WA, 14 Nov. 1994.

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