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Keywords: APSIM Simulation Model Agricultural systems Crop Farming system Gene-to-phenotype model a b s t r a c t Agricultural systems models worldwide are increasingly being used to explore options and solutions for the food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation and carbon trading problem domains. APSIM (Agricultural Production Systems(More)
Global food security requires eco-efficient agriculture to produce the required food and fiber products concomitant with ecologically efficient use of resources. This eco-efficiency concept is used to diagnose the state of agricultural production in China (irrigated wheat-maize double-cropping systems), Zimbabwe (rainfed maize systems), and Australia(More)
Few published cases of feline protothecosis exist; all of these were restricted to the skin and speciation of the causative organism revealed an infection with Prototheca wickerhamii in each case. This report describes Prototheca zopfii genotype 2-induced inflammation of the nasal skin and cutaneous mucosa of the right nostril in a 14-year-old neutered(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS A model to predict anthesis time of a wheat plant from environmental and genetic information requires integration of current concepts in physiological and molecular biology. This paper describes the structure of an integrated model and quantifies its response mechanisms. METHODS Literature was reviewed to formulate the components of(More)
EXTENDED ABSTRACT Before any model can be used with confidence it must be tested to assess its fitness for the given task. Discussions of model goodness tend to often revolve around the various definitions of several core concepts such as " validation " or " verification ". For the purpose of this paper, we will describe model evaluation as consisting of(More)