TM Dejong, G. Lopez (UCDavis)
|Scale||Organs, Whole_plant, Field|
|Format of model inputs and outputs||Lsystems file|
|Execution environment||Stand-alone application|
Integrating simulation of architectural development and source–sink behaviour of peach trees by incorporating Markov chains and physiological organ function submodels into L-PEACHLopez Gerardo,Favreau Romeo R.,Smith Colin,Costes Evelyne,Prusinkiewicz Przemyslaw,DeJong Theodore M.Functional Plant Biology, 2008 View paper
L-PEACH is a computer-based model that simulates the growth of peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] trees. The model integrates important concepts related to carbon assimilation, distribution, and use in peach trees. It also includes modeling of the responses to horticultural practices such as tree pruning and fruit thinning. While running L-PEACH, three-dimensional (3D) depictions of simulated growing trees can be displayed on the computer screen and the user can easily interact with the model. L-PEACH is a powerful tool for understanding how peach trees function in the ﬁeld environment, and it can be used as an innovative method for dissemination of knowledge related with carbohydrate assimilation and partitioning.
Some case studies
Evaluation of pruning and fruit thinning strategies, incorporation of architecture of different cultivars