SP 13 - Model-based crop growth and yield assessment for agricultural crop rotations and grassland systems emanating from tropical rain forest conversion

The framework conditions for the use of land resources in southern Amazonia are changing, driven by both economic and climatic factors. Favorable soybean prices and governmental energy supply strategies continuously support deforestation and land conversion. Global climate change alters the conditions for agricultural crop production. Biomass growth and crop yields will be analyzed and simulated as key factors in the considered conversion system. They determine farm level profits and connect economic structures with agro-ecological farm conditions.