Virtual Rose

G. H. Buck-Sorlin (Wageningen University & Research Centre)


Model category FSPM
Plant part Shoot
Scale Organs, Whole_plant, Field
Licence upon_request
Operating system Any
Programming language Java, XL
Format of model inputs and outputs gsz (zip)
Species studied Cut-rose
Execution environment Console
Modelling environment GroIMP

Scientific article

Towards a functional–structural plant model of cut-rose: simulation of light environment, light absorption, photosynthesis and interference with the plant structure
Gerhard Buck-Sorlin,Pieter H. B. de Visser,Michael Henke,Vaia Sarlikioti,Gerie W. A. M. van der Heijden,Leo F. M. Marcelis and Jan Vos
Annals of Botany, 2011 View paper

Model description

"Virtual Rose" is an interdisciplinary project working on the development of a 3D model that simulates and visualizes shoot production in Dutch commercial cut-rose production systems over time. This model describes the production system in three dimensions, including a virtual greenhouse environment with the crop, light sources (diffuse and direct sun light and lamps) and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) sensors. The crop model is designed as a multiscaled FSPM with plant organs (axillary buds, leaves, internodes, flowers) as basic units, and local light interception and photosynthesis within each leaf. A Monte-Carlo light model was used to compute the local light climate for leaf photosynthesis.

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