publication . Article . 2010

Simulation of the Agro-Energy Farm with the X-Farm Model: Calibration of the Crop Module for Sorghum Yield

Francesco Danuso; Alvaro Rocca; Valeria Andreoni; Elena Bulfoni;
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  • Published: 16 Sep 2010 Journal: Italian Journal of Agronomy, volume 5, page 275 (issn: 1125-4718, eissn: 2039-6805, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: PAGEPress Publications
Abstract
This paper presents the X-farm model, a dynamic farm simulation model created to manage sustainable farming systems and to improve the planning capability of farms. X-farm considers an “agro-energy farm” where energy self-sufficiency results from the production, transformation and use of biomass obtained from the farm crops. The X-farm model is formed by different modules, integrated to describe the components of the agro-energy farm and grouped into management, production, soil and accountability (in terms of energy, environment and economy) sections. The main farm productions are the field crop yields. The model simulates a farm in which cereal and forage yiel...
Subjects
free text keywords: General Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Sorghum, biology.organism_classification, biology, Simulation modeling, Cropping, Crop yield, Biomass, Agriculture, business.industry, business, Sustainable agriculture, Forage, Agroforestry, Agronomy, farm, energy, model, crop, DSS., S, Plant culture, SB1-1110
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Agricultural and Food Sciences
Socio-economic impact of digitalisation in rural areas
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publication . Article . 2010

Simulation of the Agro-Energy Farm with the X-Farm Model: Calibration of the Crop Module for Sorghum Yield

Francesco Danuso; Alvaro Rocca; Valeria Andreoni; Elena Bulfoni;