Soo-Hyung Kim, Kyungdahm Yun, and Jennifer Hsiao (University of Washington)
|Scale||Organs, Whole_plant, Field|
|Operating system||MacOs, Windows|
|Format of model inputs and outputs||Text file|
|Species studied||Hardneck garlic|
|Execution environment||Console, Stand-alone application|
A process-based model for leaf development and growth in hardneck garlic (Allium sativum)Hsiao J,Yun K,Moon KH,Kim S-HAnnals of Botany, 2019 View paper
Cropbox-Garlic is a mechanistic model that captures growth, development and yield of hardneck garlic (*Allium sativum*). The model is written in C++, and is executable in a Windows or MacOS environment. Model simulations require a weather file that include hourly inputs of: air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and solar radiation. Users can also provide additional details of management practices and cultivar information to customize the initial state of the simulation.
Some case studies
As a model for bulbous species, the garlic model takes into account the effects of bulb storage and resulting planting date on subsequent growth and yield. For warm-season cultivars, the model simulates the effect of cold injury at both whole-plant and population levels. These features have been used to evaluate the likelihood of successful migration of a high-yielding warm-season garlic cultivar to cooler locations under various RCP scenarios.