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Abstract

The purpose of the workshop was to review and assess the current knowledge of simulation models for cropping systems in relation to water management and to determine what has to be done to promote the use of those models as management tools and as support for land evaluation studies. These issues were illustrated by a variety of case studies from different member-states of the European Community. The main topics were: 1. to discuss per member-state the state of the art on crop modelling in response to water deficit or excess, including a description of the model approaches used, the volume of input required, the output, the result of validation tests and a summary of the model constraints; 2. to review case studies where crop-water models are used as decision tools in water management projects for the assessment of economic and environmental effects of water management measurements; 3. to identify needs for future research; 4. to establish ways to intensify the use of crop-water management models by water planners and decision makers, consulting firms, academic staff, and agencies involved in research and development.

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Authors: FEYEN J FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN (BELGIUM), FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10869 EN (1987) FS, 285 P., BFR 900, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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