Universität Bonn

INRES Pflanzenbau

Adaptation of the crop model LINTUL to simulate growth and development of sugar beet

Master Thesis

Research area

Crop science

Motivation / State of the art / Relevance

Sugar beet is one of the major crops in Central Europe. Few specialized crop models have been developed in order to simulate growth, development and sugar content of this crop. With the objective of putting the simulation of sugar beet into a larger context, the crop model LINTUL within the framework SIMPLACE is adapted and parameterised. This involves the goal of simulating growth and development of sugar beet for a large variety of environmental as well as management conditions while guaranteeing quality and comparability at the established level of simulations for other crops, for instance in an ensemble study or crop rotation.


Adaptation of the crop model LINTUL to simulate growth and development of sugar beet

Methodology / Procedure / Workscope / external cooperation

This work will include literature review, data mining and model improvement. The latter comprises simulation, model comparison and sensitivity analysis among others.

External cooperation with other institutions are welcomed.

Expected results

  • Identification of essential parameters and the required changes in model structure
  • Generalized (validated), applicable model


6 Month



Previous knowledge

Interest crop simulation models and data analysis


Prof. Dr. Frank Ewert and Dr. Thomas Gaiser


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