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dc.contributorBalaghi, Riaden_US
dc.contributorOuabbou, Hassanen_US
dc.creatorBregaglio, Simoneen_US
dc.identifier.citationSimone Bregaglio, Riad Balaghi, Hassan Ouabbou. (4/4/2014). New multi-model approach gives good estimations of wheat yield under semi-arid climate in Morocco. Agronomy for Sustainable Developmen, 35.en_US
dc.description.abstractWheat production in Morocco is crucial for economy and food security. However, wheat production is difficult because the semi-arid climate causes very variable wheat yields. To solve this issue, we need better prediction of the impact of drought on wheat yields to adapt cropping management to the semi-arid climate. Here, we adapted the models WOFOST and CropSyst to agro-climatic conditions in Morocco. Six soft and durum wheat varieties were grown during the 2011–2012 and 2012–2013 growing seasons in the experimental sites of Sidi El Aydi, Khemis Zemamra and Marchouch. Drip irrigation and rainfed treatments were arranged in a randomised-block design with three replicates. We determined the phenological stages of emergence, tillering, stem elongation, flowering and maturity. We measured aboveground biomass six times along the season. These data were used to adapt WOFOST and CropSyst to local conditions. Our results show that both models achieved good estimations, with R2 always higher than 0.91, and positive values for Nash and Sutcliffe modelling efficiencies. Results of spatially distributed simulations were then analysed for the whole country in terms of different response to drought.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag (Germany)en_US
dc.sourceAgronomy for Sustainable Developmen;35,(2014)en_US
dc.titleNew multi-model approach gives good estimations of wheat yield under semi-arid climate in Moroccoen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.subject.agrovocfood securityen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Milanen_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Agricultural Research Institute of Tunisia - INRATen_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Institute of Agronomic Research of Morocco - INRA Moroccoen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderGovernment of Morocco - Moroccoen_US
cg.contributor.projectMoroccan Collaborative Grants Program (MCGP)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
cg.isijournalISI journalen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.journalAgronomy for Sustainable Developmenen_US

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