ENHANCED SYSTEM MODELS AND DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS TO OPTIMIZE WATER LIMITED AGRICULTURE
Location: Agricultural Systems Research Unit
Title: Synthesis of Papers and Actions and Further Research to Improve Response of Crop System Models to Water Stress
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: January 12, 2009
Publication Date: April 27, 2009
Citation: Ahuja, L.R., Reddy, V., Saseendran, S.A., Yu, Q. 2009. Synthesis of Papers and Actions and Further Research to Improve Response of Crop System Models to Water Stress in Ahuja, R., Reddy, V., Saseendran, S.A., Yu, Q, editors. Response of Crops to Limited Water: Understanding and Modeling Water Stress Effects on Plant Growth Processes. Madison, Wisconsin: American Society of Agronomy, Inc, Crop Soil Science Society of America, Inc., Soil Science Society of America, Inc. p 411-421.
As stated in the Preface, the purpose of this book is to document “Recent advances in understanding and modeling of water stress (water deficit) effects on plant growth and developmental processes”, so that this information can be used to improve models of crop response to water stress for use in optimizing crop production under limited water conditions. Toward this goal, we first attempt to present here a synthesis of knowledge contained in the preceding papers of this volume, then based on this synthesis develop and prioritize a list of action items that will help improve the water stress response of current models at this point, and to enumerate additional disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research needed for improvements to simulation models in general.