Soo-Hyung Kim, Kyungdahm Yun, and Jennifer Hsiao (University of Washington)


Model category CSM
Plant part Whole_plant
Scale Organs, Whole_plant, Field
Licence freeware, open_source
Operating system MacOs, Windows
Programming language Cpp
Format of model inputs and outputs Text file
Species studied Hardneck garlic
Execution environment Console, Stand-alone application

Scientific article

A process-based model for leaf development and growth in hardneck garlic (Allium sativum)
Hsiao J,Yun K,Moon KH,Kim S-H
Annals of Botany, 2019 View paper

Model description

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.