ARMIDA: Arundo and Miscanthus Crop Growth Simulation Model

A. Volta, G. Villani, V. Marletto, M. Di Candilo & E. Ceotto
The aim of this paper is to present the crop growth simulation model ARMIDA (ARundo and MIscanthus Development and Assimilation). The model is based on the concept of Light Use Efficiency (LUE) and simulates the potential growth of leaf area index (LAI) and the aboveground dry matter, partitioned into stems and leaves. ARMIDA is conceptually based on the LINTUL model, developed by the Wageningen De Wit's school, but unlike the original model, it can be...