Jørgen E. Olesen, Nick Hutchings (Aarhus University)


Model category CSM
Plant part Shoot
Scale Field
Licence upon_request
Operating system NA
Programming language Cpp
Format of model inputs and outputs NA
Species studied Wheat, Spring-barley, Fababean, Ryegrass, Clover, Potato
Execution environment NA

Scientific article

Evaluating nitrogen taxation scenarios using the dynamic whole farm simulation model FASSET
J. Berntsen,B.M. Petersen,B.H. Jacobsen,J.E. Olesen,N.J. Hutchings
Agricultural Systems, 2003 View paper

Model description

FASSET (Farm ASSEssment Tool) is a whole-farm dynamic model, which can be used as a tool to evaluate consequences of changes in regulations, management, prices and subsidies on a range of indicators for sustainability at the farm level, e.g. farm profitability, production, nitrogen losses, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The model distinguishes and links different farm components, including field (crops and soil), animals, housing and manure storages. The model allows different field and farm management options to be explored. This includes different crop rotations and crop management options as well as different livestock feeding practices and different technologies for managing manures. The model can be used for comparing with observed experimental data and for exploring consequences of environmental and management changes for farm productivity and environmental impacts.

Some case studies

Some studies using FASSET can be found here: https://www.fasset.dk/