A modeling approach to simulate the whole-plant leaf expansion responses to light in three annual dicotyledonous species

  • Benoît Pallas Montpellier SupAgro
  • Jérémie Lecoeur Syngenta
  • Karine Chenu The university of Queensland, Toowoomba
  • Hervé Rey CIRAD
  • Frédéric Gay CIRAD
  • Angélique Christophe INRA Montpellier
Keywords: leaf area, temperature, radiation, relative elongation rate, development


A generic leaf area growth model based on the simulation of leaf growth dynamics in response to light microclimate was built, calibrated and validated for three dicotyledonous species.
4A Structural development of plants and light environment