Model biases in rice phenology under warmer climates

  title={Model biases in rice phenology under warmer climates},
  author={Tianyi Zhang and Tao Li and Xiaoguang Yang and Elisabeth S. Simelton},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
Climate-induced crop yields model projections are constrained by the accuracy of the phenology simulation in crop models. Here, we use phenology observations from 775 trials with 19 rice cultivars in 5 Asian countries to compare the performance of four rice phenology models (growing-degree-day (GDD), exponential, beta and bilinear models) when applied to warmer climates. For a given cultivar, the difference in growing season temperature (GST) varied between 2.2 and 8.2 °C in different trials… CONTINUE READING