Journal article

DairyMod and EcoMod: biophysical pasture-simulation models for Australia and new Zealand

IR Johnson, DF Chapman, VO Snow, RJ Eckard, AJ Parsons, MG Lambert, BR Cullen

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL AGRICULTURE | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2008

Abstract

DairyMod and EcoMod, which are biophysical pasture-simulation models for Australian and New Zealand grazing systems, are described. Each model has a common underlying biophysical structure, with the main differences being in their available management options. The third model in this group is the SGS Pasture Model, which has been previously described, and these models are referred to collectively as 'the model'. The model includes modules for pasture growth and utilisation by grazing animals, water and nutrient dynamics, animal physiology and production and a range of options for pasture management, irrigation and fertiliser application. Up to 100 independent paddocks can be defined to repre..

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