MEASUREMENT AND MODELLING AVERAGE PHOTOSYNTHESIS OF MAIZE

2004, 5 (4)   p. 281-288

ZS LÕKE

Abstract

The photosynthesis of fully developed maize was investigated in the Agrometeorological Research Station Keszthely, in 2000. We used LI-6400 type measurement equipment to locate measurement points where the intensity of photosynthesis mostly nears the average. So later we could obtain average photosynthetic activities featuring the crop, with only one measurement. To check average photosynthesis of maize we used Goudriaan’s simulation model (CMSM) as well to calculate values on cloudless sample-days. As a result of statistical analysis the difference between measured and simulated photosynthesis was acceptable, taking into account the characteristics of the examined index as well.

Keywords

maize, photosynthesis, simulation modelling

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