Claudio O. Stöckle

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CropSyst is a multi-year, multi-crop, daily time step cropping systems simulation model developed to serve as an analytical tool to study the effect of climate, soils, and management on cropping systems productivity and the environment. CropSyst simulates the soil water and nitrogen budgets, crop growth and development, crop yield, residue production and(More)
A n assessment of the potential impact of climate change and the concurrent increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO 2) concentration on eastern Washington State agriculture was conducted. Climate projections from four selected general circulation models (GCM) were All climate projections reflect a warming future climate, but the individual GCMs vary with(More)
This paper argues that an integrated assessment (IA) approach, combining simulation modelling with deliberative processes involving decision makers and other stakeholders, has the potential to generate credible and relevant assessments of climate change impacts on farming systems. The justification for the approach proposed is that while simulation(More)
T he Yakima River Reservoir system supplies irrigation water to over 180,000 irrigated hectares (450,000 acres). Runoff is derived mostly from winter precipitation in the Cascade Mountains, much of which is stored as snowpack and runs off in the spring and early summer. Five reservoirs within the basin have cumulative reservoir storage of approximately 30%(More)
C limate change is expected to bring potentially significant changes to Washington State's natural, institutional, cultural, and economic landscape. Addressing climate change impacts will require a sustained commitment to integrating climate information into the day-today governance and management of infrastructure, programs, and services that may be(More)
The response of wheat crops to elevated CO 2 (eCO 2) was measured and modelled with the Australian Grains Free-Air CO 2 Enrichment experiment, located at Horsham, Australia. Treatments included CO 2 by water, N and temperature. The location represents a semi-arid environment with a seasonal VPD of around 0.5 kPa. Over 3 years, the observed mean biomass at(More)
Prediction of plant water status is necessary for the judicious application of regulated deficit irrigation. CropSyst, a generic crop growth model that is applicable to fruit trees, was used to forecast plant water potential for irrigation management recommendations in a pear orchard. Plant water potential is predicted along with tree transpiration using(More)
Accurate prediction of crop coefficient (K c) is necessary for proper irrigation management. We explored CropSyst for determining irrigation requirements of apple trees and for accuracy of K c prediction. Values of K c were compared to those obtained, over 2002–2010, from lysimeter-grown trees. Over these years, trees had different ratios of height (H) to(More)