The activity is developed to monitor rice or wheat yield in the two target regions using a multi-model approach. The specificity of the platform lies on its capacity of capturing the peculiarities of specific sites and/or seasons through the different sensitivity of the implemented models to driving variables. The following tasks are structured:
Figure Crop mask of rice (green areas) in the Jiangsu province
Figure Maximum value of aboveground biomass simulated by WARM in: a) 1999 growing season; b) 2006 growing season. Grid cell resolution is about 25×25 km.
A BioMA plateform containing two crop simulators CropSyst and WOFOST for wheat growth monitoring has been implemented and evaluated.
Figure: Crop mask of wheat (green areas) in Morocco
Figure: Maximum value of aboveground biomass of the soft high variety simulated by CropSyst in: a) 2010 growing season; b) 2012 growing season, under water limited conditions.
Figure:Rice simulated by WARM for potential, disease-limited, and a-biotic factors-limited conditions.
Figure: Simulation of rice in Jiangsu: the BioMA graphical user interface