Christian Fournier, Christophe Pradal, Bruno Andrieu (INRA)


Model category SPM
Plant part Shoot
Scale Organs, Whole_plant, Field
Licence open_source
Operating system MacOs, Windows, Linux
Programming language Python, R
Format of model inputs and outputs Text files
Species studied Wheat
Execution environment Console
Modelling environment OpenAlea

Scientific article

ADEL-Wheat: a 3D Architectural Model of wheat development
Christian Fournier,Bruno Andrieu,S. Ljutovac,Sébastien Saint-Jean
Plant Growth Modeling and Applications, 2003 View paper

Model description

ADEL-Wheat (Architectural model of DEvelopment based on L-systems) allows simulating the 3D architectural development of the shoots of wheat plants. It includes a parcimonious parameterisation that allows simulating the plant in details from sparse data. The model is integrated in the OpenAlea platform, that provides visualisation and analysis tools, and allows coupling with functional and biophysiccal models.

Some case studies

Posterior simulation of development for estimation of ligth interception or interaction with diseases, ideotyping.