Management Module

The Management Module controls all the daily field operations, either from recorded field records or based on automatic management rules. There are currently seven types of field operations that are modeled in CSM.

    • Planting Event
    • Irrigation application
    • Fertilizer application
    • Tillage event
    • Organic matter application
    • Chemical application
    • Harvest event

 

Planting event

Planting can be based on either field records or on a set of rules for triggering automatic planting.

Field records include information such as date, plant density at sowing and emergence, planting method, row spacing, planting depth, and the weight of material planted. Transplanting material requires additional information about the transplant weight and nursery environment.

Automatic planting allows a planting window to be specified. When soil moisture and temperature conditions are within the specified ranges, and within the specified planting window, a planting event is triggered using the details specified in the field records section of FileX.

 

Irrigation application

Irrigation can be based on either field records or on a set of rules for triggering automatic irrigation.

  • Field records
  • Automatic irrigation
 

Fertilizer application

 

 

Harvest event

  • Field records
  • Automatic harvest

 

 

Organic matter application

 

 

 

Chemical application

 

 

 

Tillage event

See here for information about tillage in DSSAT-CSM.