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Impact of Climate Change

    Summary of research line

The research projects address the evaluation of the uncertainties and sources of variation in projected impacts of climate change on agricultural systems. These not only depend on the emission scenarios and climate models used for projecting future climates, but also on the impact models used, and the local soil and climatic conditions of the agricultural systems of specific regions of the Iberian Peninsula. First-order impact analysis and adaptation strategies are done at the current highest resolution possible (50x50km2 and 20×20 km2) for specific regions, through reference summer and winter crops, and changes in water use.

     
Most relevant projects

 
Multiscale climate variability. Agricultural and economic impacts MULCLIVAR. Subproject II: ACER-Agro: Integrated Assessment of Climatic Hazards and Economic Risks: Adapting Agricultural Systems in Spain
Project financed by MINECO: CGL2012-38923-C02-02
Duration: January 2013-June 2016
Research leader: María Inés Minguez

Environmental Risk and Impact Assessment of the PepsiCo Crop Sourcing Locations.
Project financed by: PepsiCo Europe 
Duration: 2014-2015
Director: Alberto Garrido- CEIGRAM
AgSystems researchers: C.G. Hernández, M.I. Mínguez, M. Ruiz-Ramos

Generation of probabilistic scenarios of impact and adaptation to climate change on agriculture in the center of Iberain Peninsula. Tool for Scientific Support to Policies, v. 2” PEII10-0248-5680.
Project finance by: Viceconsejería de Educación y Ciencia de Castilla-La Mancha
Duration: April 2010-April 2013
Research leader: Margarita Ruiz-Ramos, Manuel de Castro

Impact and adaptation of agricultural systems in the Basque country to climate change.
Project financed by: NEIKER-Tecnalia
Duration: June 2009-June 2010
Research leader: Margarita Ruiz-Ramos

Minimising uncertainties in the analyses of climate change impact and adaptation in the agricultural systems of the Iberian Peninsula. Tool for Scientific Support to Policies. MINUNIMAD-CC.
Project financed by: CICYT (AGL2008-00385).
Duration : 2009-2011
Research leader: Mª Inés Minguez

Impact and adaptation of agricultural systems in Central Iberian Peninsula to climate change.
Project financed by: Consejería de Educación y Ciencia de Castilla-La Mancha (PAI08-0009-4676)
Duration: 2008-2010
Research leaderl UPM group:Margarita Ruiz-Ramos

Prediction of Regional scenarios and uncertainties for defining European Climate change risks and effects. PRUDENCE.
Project financed by: Comisión Europea (EVK2-CT-2001-00132)
Duration: 2002-2004
Research leader Grupo UPM: Mª Inés Minguez

Generating regional scenarios of future climate and its application to impact studies in the Iberian Peninsula.
Project financed by: CICYT (REN2000-0769-C02-02 / CLI)
Duration: 2001-2003
Research leader: Mª Inés Minguez

Aplication of climatic regional models to the prediction of possible climate change effects in irrigation systems.
Project financed by: CEDEX-Ministerio de Infrastructuras (P97-0260-329).
Duration: 1998-99
Research leader: Mª Inés Minguez

Impact in water demand of Spanish irrigation systems associated to climate change.
Project financed by: CEDEX-Ministerio de Infrastructuras (P97-0260-329).
Duration: 1997-98
Research leader: Mª Inés Minguez

     
Most relevant publications


     
Articles in JCR journals.

– Tao, F., Rötter, R. P., Palosuo, T., Díaz-Ambrona, C.G.H., Mínguez, M.I., Semenov, M., Kurt Christian Kersebaum, K.C., Nendel, K., Cammarano, D., Hoffmann, H., Ewert, F., Dambreville, A., Martre, P., Rodríguez, L., Ruiz-Ramos, M., Gaiser, T., Höhn, J.G., Salo, T., Ferrise, R., Bindi, M., Schulman, A. H. 2017. Designing future barley ideotypes using a crop model ensemble. European Journal of Agronomy. Volume 82, Part A: 144–162.
– Gabaldón-Leal, C., Lorite, I.J., Mínguez, M.I., Lizaso, J.I, Dosio, A., Sanchez, E. and Ruiz-Ramos, M. 2015. Strategies for adapting maize to climate change and extreme temperatures in Andalusia, Spain. Climate Research, 65: 159–173.
– Ruiz-Ramos, M., Rodríguez, A., Dosio, A., Goodess, C. M., Harpham, C., Mínguez, M.I. and Sánchez, E. 2015. Comparing correction methods of RCM outputs for improving crop impact projections in the Iberian Peninsula for 21st century. Climatic Change.
– Pirttioja, N et al. 2015. Temperature and precipitation effects on wheat yield across a European transect: a crop model ensemble analysis using impact response surfaces. Climate Research, 65: 87–105.
– Garrido A., Rey D., Ruiz-Ramos M. and Mínguez M.I. 2011. Climate change and crop adaptation in Spain: consistency of regional climate models. Climate Research 49: 211-227.
– Ruiz-Ramos M., Sánchez E., Gallardo C. and Mínguez MI. 2011. Impacts of projected maximum temperature extremes for C21 by an ensemble of regional climate models on cereal cropping systems in the Iberian Peninsula. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Vol 11: 3275–3291.
– Rey D., Garrido A., Mínguez M.I. and Ruiz-Ramos M. 2011. Impact of climate change on maize’s water needs, yields and profitability under various water prices in Spain. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 9: 1047-1058.
– Ruiz-Ramos, M. and Mínguez, M.I. 2010. Evaluating uncertainty in climate change impacts on crop productivity in the Iberian Peninsula. Climate Research 44: 69–82.
– Mínguez, M.I., Ruiz-Ramos, M., Díaz-Ambrona, C. H., Quemada M. and Sau, F. 2007. First-order impacts on winter and summer crops assessed with various high-resolution climate models in the Iberian Peninsula. Climatic Change. 
– Olesen, J. E., Carter T. R., Díaz-Ambrona, C. H., Fronzek, S., Heidmann, T., Hickler, T., Holt, T., Minguez, M. I., Morales, P., Palutikof, J. P., Quemada, M., Ruiz-Ramos, M., Rubæk, G.H., Sau, F., Smith, B. and Sykes, M. T. 2007. Uncertainties in projected impacts of climate change on European agriculture and terrestrial ecosystems based on scenarios from regional climate models. Climatic Change. (En prensa)
– Guereña, A., Ruiz-Ramos, M., Díaz-Ambrona, C.H., Conde, J.R. and Mínguez, M.I. 2001. Assessment of climate change and agriculture across geographical areas in Spain using a General and a Regional Climate Model. Agronomy Journal, 93, 237-249.
– Mínguez, M.I., Ruiz-Ramos, M., Díaz-Ambrona, C.H. and Quemada, M. 2004. Productivity in agricultural systems under climate change scenarios. Journal de Physique, IV France, 121, 269-281.
– Iglesias, A. and Mínguez, M.I. 1997. Modelling crop-climate interactions in Spain: vulnerability and adaptations of different agricultural systems to climate change. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 1, 273-288.
Others publications.
– Hernández Díaz-Ambrona, C., 2007. La agricultura no es una alternativa energética global. Agricultura, ISSN 0002-
1334, Vol. LXXVI, 893, 110-111.

 

Modelling Crops and Cropping Systems

  Summary of research line

Projects related to this research topic are focused on development and application of simulation models. The research group has developed its own models for studying crops (ALAMEDA®, CSM-IXIM, CSM-SWCER, CROPGRO-Faba bean) and for cropping systems (NCS®; DEHESA®) that are currently available, as well as some model improvements for some widely used models. Also, DSSAT, CropSyst, STICS, AquaCrop and other model packages are applied for studying specific agricultural systems. 

Most relevant projects

     

AGRISOST II
Funded by: Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid (S2013/ABI-2717). Programa Grupos de Excelencia.
Institution involved: UPM, INIA, CIEMAT e IMIDRA
From October- 2014 to September-2018 
Head of the project: Antonio Vallejo
Head of the project Group AgSystems: M Quemada

Multiscale climate variability. Agricultural and economic impacts. II. Integrated Assessment of Climatic Hazards and Economic Risks: Adapting Agricultural Systems in Spain. 
Project funded by: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Plan Nacional de I + D + I
Duration: 2013-2015.
Principal Investigator: María Inés Mínguez.

AGRISOST 
Funded by: CAM (S2009/AGR-1630). Programa Grupos de Excelencia.
Institution involved: UPM, INIA y CIEMAT
From January-2010 to March-2014 
Head of the project: Antonio Vallejo
Head of the project Group AgSystems: M Quemada

Nuevos productos y técnicas de fertilización para la mejora de la productividad del suelo y su conservación. Simulación de la producción de maíz y trigo: Calibración de modelos y análisis de estrategias de fertilización en el corto plazo.
Project funded by: Fertiberia.
Duration: February 2010-January 2011.
Principal Investigator: Jon I. Lizaso

Verificación de los modelos de simulación de maíz CERES e IXIM en condiciones agroambientales de la Comunidad de Madrid con especial énfasis en la simulación del nitrógeno en la planta.
Project funded by: Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid-UPM.
Duration: January-December 2011.
Principal Investigator: Jon I. Lizaso

Modelling olive trees in a hedgerow orchard: developing a tool for designing and managing hedgerow plantation (M0800204112).
Project funded by: UPM y Comunidad de Madrid (CCG07-UPM/AGR-2113
Duration: 2008-2010
Principal Investigator UPM group: María Gómez del Campo       

Theoretical agroforestry model for simulating dehesa systems (agl2005-03665/agr).
Project funded by: CICYT nº AGl2005-03665/agr 
Duration: January-2006 to January-2009
Principal Investigator: Carlos G. Hernandez Díaz-Ambrona     

Agronomy and modelling of Faba bean (Vicia faba) in Galicia.
Project funded by: Xunta de Galicia (PGIDT05RAG29104PR)
Duration: October-2005 to September-2008
Principal Investigator: Federico Sau Sau      

Modelling and management of olive trees in hedgerow orchards.
Project funded by: UPM-CAM (R05/11243)
Duration: 2006.
Principal Investigator: Dra. M.Inés Mínguez Tudela.      

Calibration and evaluation of simulation models apply to the crop rotation 'maize-raygrass', under different of N fertilizer and water in Galicia: optimizing the production system.
Project funded by: Xunta de Galicia (PGIDT01AGR29101PR)
Duration: December-2001 to November-2004
Principal Investigator: Federico Sau Sau      

Developing of decision support tools for nitrogen fertilizer use in cereals, accounting for productivity criteria and avoiding water pollution.
Project funded by: FEDER and CICYT (2FD97-2425-C06-02)
Duration: January-2000 to December-2001
Principal Investigator: M. Quemada       

Optimizing irrigation water in potato production systems in Galicia.
Project funded by: DGESIC-FEDER (1FD97-0803)
Duration: January-1999 to December-2001
Principal Investigator: Federico Sau Sau      

Structural-functional model for faba-bean crop.
Project funded by: DGICYT nº PB 98-0569
Duration: from 1998 to 2001.
Principal Investigator: Mª Inés Mínguez Tudela. 

Modelling growth and yield response of leguminous crops under water stress.
Project funded by: Programa Hispano-Norteamericano de Cooperación Científica y Técnica
Duration: January-1999 to December-2000
Principal Investigator: Federico Sau Sau 

Ecophysiological study of forage pea and white lupinus under soil and climatic conditions of inland Galicia: validating crop growth simulation models and teledetection techniques.
Project funded by: Xunta de Galicia (XUGA29107A96)
Duration: January-1996 to December-1998
Principal Investigator: Federico Sau Sau 

Alternative crops: ecophysiological study of soya and forage pea to adapt crop growth simulation models to soil and climatic conditions. 
Project funded by: Xunta de Galicia (XUGA29102B93)
Duration: January-1993 to December-1994
Principal Investigator: Federico Sau Sau 

Calibration and validation of the crop-soil model STICS-vigne for his application in nitrate leaching studies in the nitrate vulnerable zone of Aldeanueva (La Rioja).
Project funded by: Gobierno de La Rioja (ECCYSA)
Duration: January-2007 to December-2008
Principal Investigator: M. Quemada       
Studying nitrate leaching and control strategies in vulnerable zones (NVZ) by linking a soil-crop model and a Geographic information systems (GIS).
Project funded by: Gobierno de La Rioja (ECCYSA)
Duration: June-2005 to December-2006
Principal Investigator: M. Quemada 
Comparing agroenvironmental conditions for cropping maize between Italy and Spain. 
National work. Reference: DuPont Ibérica S.L. con domicilio social en Avda. Diagonal 561 en Barcelona (CIF B-08704017 ).
Principal Investigator: Carlos G. Hernandez Díaz-Ambrona 
 

      
Most relevant publications

     
Articles in JCR journals

 

Castañeda-Vera, A., Leffelaar, P.A., Álvaro-Fuentes, J., Cantero-Martínez, C., Mínguez, MI. 2015. Selecting crop models for decision making in wheat insurance. European Journal of Agronomy, 68: 97–116.

Kumudini, S., F.H. Andrade, K.J. Boote, G.A. Brown, K.A. Dzotsi, G.O. Edmeades, T. Gocken, M. Goodwin, A.L. Halter, G.L. Hammer, J.L. Hatfield, J.W. Jones, A.R. Kemanian, S.-H. Kim, J. Kiniry, J.I. Lizaso, C. Nendel, R.L. Nielsen, B. Parent, C.O. Stӧckle, F. Tardieu, P.R. Thomison, D.J. Timlin, T.J. Vyn, D. Wallach, H.S. Yang, and M. Tollenaar. 2014. Predicting maize phenology: Intercomparison of functions for developmental response to temperature. Agronomy Journal 106(6):2087-2097.

Bassu S., N. Brisson, J.L. Durand, K. Boote, J.I. Lizaso, J.W. Jones, C. Rosenzweig, A.C. Ruane, M. Adam, C. Baron, B. Basso, C. Biernath, H. Boogaard, S. Conijn, M. Corbeels, D. Deryng, G. De Sanctis, S. Gayler, P. Grassini, J. Hatfield, S. Hoek, C. Izaurralde, R. Jongschaap, A.R. Kemanian, K.C. Kersebaum, N.S. Kumar, D. Makowski, C. Müller, C. Nendel, E. Priesack, M.V. Pravia, S.H. Kim, F. Sau, I. Shcherbak, F. Tao, E. Teixeira, D. Timlin, K. Waha. 2014. How do various maize crop models vary in their responses to climate change factors? Global Change Biology 20(7):2301-2320.

Castañeda-Vera, A., Barrios, L., Garrido, A., Mínguez, M.I. 2014. Assessment of insurance coverage and claims in rainfall related risks in processing tomato in W Spain. European Journal of Agronomy, 59: 39–48.

Soldevilla-Martinez, M., M. Quemada, R. López-Urrea, R. Muñoz-Carpena, J.I. Lizaso. 2014. Soil water balance: comparing two simulation models of different levels of complexity with lysimeter observations. Agricultural Water Management 139:53-63.

Munz, S., S. Graeff-Honninger, J.I. Lizaso, Q. Chen, and W. Claupein. 2014. Modeling light availability for a subordinate crop within a strip–intercropping system. Field Crops Research 155:77-89.

Soldevilla-Martinez, M., D. Martin-Lammerding, J.L. Tenorio, I. Walter, M. Quemada, and J.I. Lizaso. 2013. Simulating improved combinations tillage-rotation under dryland conditions. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 11(3):820-832.

Boote, K.J., J.W. Jones, J.W. White, S. Asseng, and J.I. Lizaso. 2013. Putting mechanisms into crop production models. Plant Cell and Environment 36(9):1658-1672.
Confalone, A., K.J. Boote, J.I. Lizaso, and F. Sau. 2011. Temperature and photoperiod effects on Vicia faba phenology simulated by CROPGRO-Fababean. Agronomy Journal 103:1036-1050.

Lizaso, J.I., K.J. Boote, J.W. Jones, C.H. Porter, L. Echarte, M.E. Westgate, G. Sonohat. 2011. CSM-IXIM: A New Maize Simulation Model for DSSAT version 4.5. Agronomy Journal 103:766-779.

Astini, J.P., A. Fonseca, C. Clark, J.I. Lizaso, L. Grass, M. Westgate, and R. Arritt. 2009. Predicting Out-Crossing in Maize Hybrid Seed Production. Agronomy Journal 101(2):373-380.

López-Cedrón, F.X, Boote, K.J., Piñeiro, J. and Sau F. 2008. Testing the Ceres-maize model for predicting maize production under rainfed conditions in a cool environment. Agronomy Journal. 100: 296-307.

Lizaso, J.I., A.E. Fonseca and M.E. Westgate. 2007. Source-limited and sink-limited kernel set: Two complementary approaches to simulate kernel number with CERES-Maize. Crop Science 47(5):2078-2088.

Lizaso, J.I., K.J. Boote, C.M. Cherr, J.J. Casanova, J. Judge, J.M. Scholberg, J.W. Jones, G. Hoogenboom. 2007. Developing a sweet corn simulation model to predict fresh market yield and quality of ears. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 132(3):415-422.

Ruiz-Ramos, M. and Minguez, M.I. 2006. ALAMEDA, A structural-functional model for faba-bean crops: morphological parametrisation and verification. Annals of Botany:97:377-388.

Lizaso, J.I., W.D. Batchelor, K.J. Boote, and M.E. Westgate. 2005. Development of a leaf level canopy assimilation model in CERES-Maize. Agronomy Journal 97:722-733.

Lizaso, J.I., W.D. Batchelor, K.J. Boote, M.E. Westgate, P. Rochette and A. Moreno-Sotomayor. 2005. Evaluating a leaf level canopy assimilation model in CERES-Maize. Agronomy Journal 97:734-740.

Díaz-Ambrona C.G.H., G.J. O’Leary, V.O. Sadras, M.G. O’Connell, D.J. Connor. 2005. Environmental risk analysis of farming systems in a semi-arid environment: effect of rotations and management practices on deep drainage. Field Crops Research 94:257–271.

López-Cedrón, F.X, Boote, K.J., Ruíz Nogueira, B. y Sau F. 2005. Testing Ceres-maize versions to estimate maize production in a cool environment. European Journal of Agronomy 23: 89-102.

Sau, F., Boote, K.J., W.McN., Bostick, J.J., Jones and Mínguez, M.I. 2004. Testing and improving soil water balance of DSSAT3.5 models. Agronomy Journal 96:1243-1257.

Quemada M. and Cabrera M.L. 2004. Predicting crop residue decomposition using moisture adjusted time scales. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 70:283-291.

Fonseca, A.E., J.I. Lizaso, M.E. Westgate, L. Grass, and D.L. Dornbos, Jr., 2004. Simulating Potential Kernel Production in Maize Hybrid Seed Fields. Crop Science 44:1696-1709.

Lizaso, J.I., M.E. Westgate, W.D. Batchelor and A. Fonseca. 2003. Predicting potential kernel set in maize from simple flowering characteristics. Crop Science 43(3):892-903.

Westgate, M.E., J.I. Lizaso and W.D. Batchelor. 2003. Quantitative relationships between pollen shed density and grain yield in maize (Zea mays L.). Crop Science 43(3):934-942.

Lizaso, J.I., W.D. Batchelor, M.E. Westgate and L. Echarte. 2003. Enhancing the ability of CERES-Maize to compute light capture. Agricultural Systems 76(1):293-311.

Lizaso, J.I., W.D. Batchelor and M.E. Westgate. 2003. A leaf area model to simulate cultivar-specific expansion and senescence of maize leaves. Field Crops Research 80(1):1-17.

Boote, J., Mínguez, M.I. and Sau, F. 2002. Adapting the CROPGRO-legume model to simulate growth of faba bean. Agronomy Journal: 94:743-756.

Lizaso, J.I., W.D. Batchelor, and M.E. Westgate. 2002. Using the normalized difference vegetation index and a crop simulation model to predict soil spatial variability. Transactions of the ASAE 45(4): 1217-1222.

Lizaso, J.I., W.D. Batchelor and S.S. Adams. 2001. Alternate approach to improve kernel number calculation in CERES-Maize. Transactions of the ASAE 44(4):1011-1018.

Ruíz Nogueira, B., Boote, K.J. and Sau, F. 2001. Calibration and use of CROPGRO-soybean model for improving soybean management under rainfed conditions Agricultural Systems:68:161-173.

Sau, F. and Mínguez, M.I. 2000. Adaptation of indeterminate faba beans to weather and management under a Mediterranean climate. Field Crops Research:66:81-99.

Sau, F., Boote, K.J. and Ruíz Nogueira, B. 1999. Evaluation and improvement of CROPGRO-soybean model for a cool environment in Galicia, northwest Spain. Field Crops Research:61:273-291.

Díaz-Ambrona, C. H.; Tarquis, A.; Mínguez, I. 1998. Faba bean canopy modelling with a parametric open L-system: a comparison with the Monsi and Saeki model. Field Crops Research 58:1-13. 

Quemada M., Cabrera M.L. and McCracken D.V. 1997. Nitrogen released from surface-applied cover crop residues: evaluating CERES-N. Agronomy Journal 89:723-729.

Quemada M. and Cabrera M.L. 1995. CERES-N model predictions of nitrogen mineralised from cover crop residues. Soil Science Society of American Journal 59:1059-1065
 

Other publications

Boote, K.J., J.W. Jones, M. Tollenaar, K.A. Dzotsi, P.V. Vara Prasad, and J.I. Lizaso. 2016. Testing approaches and components in physiologically based crop models for sensitivity to climatic factors. In: J.L. Hatfield and D. Fleisher (Eds). Improving Modeling Tools to Assess Climate Change Effects on Crop Response. ASA, CSSA, SSSA. Madison, WI. USA.

Adiku, S., D. McCarthy, I. Hathie, M. Diancoumba, B.S. Freduah, J. Amikuzuno, P.C. Sibiry Traore, S.B. Traore, E. Koomson, A. Agali, J.I. Lizaso, D. Fatondji, M. Adams, L. Tigana, D.Z. Diarra, O. N’diaye, R.O. Valdivia. 2015. Climate Change Impacts on West African Agriculture: An Integrated Regional Assessment (CIWARA). In: Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems. The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Integrated Crop and Economic Assessments. C. Rosenzweig, and D. Hillel, Eds., ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Vol. 3, Chapter 2. Imperial College Press, 25-73.

Makowski, D., S. Asseng, F. Ewert, S. Bassu, J.L. Durand, P. Martre, M. Adam, P.K. Aggarwal, C. Angulo, C. Baron, B. Basso, P. Bertuzzi, C. Biernath, H. Boogaard, K.J. Boote, N. Brisson, D. Cammarano, A.J. Challinor, J.G. Conijn, M. Corbeels, D. Deryng, G. De Sanctis, J. Doltra, S. Gayler, R. Goldberg, P. Grassini, J.L. Hatfield, L. Heng, S.B. Hoek, J. Hooker, L.A. Hunt, J. Ingwersen, C. Izaurralde, R.E.E. Jongschaap, J.W. Jones, R.A. Kemanian, K.C. Kersebaum, S.H. Kim, J. Lizaso, C. Müller, S. Naresh Kumar, C. Nendel, G.J. O'Leary, J.E. Olesen, T.M. Osborne, T. Palosuo, M.V. Pravia, E. Priesack, D. Ripoche, C. Rosenzweig, A.C. Ruane, F. Sau, M.A. Semenov, I. Shcherbak, P. Steduto, C.O. Stöckle, P. Stratonovitch, T. Streck, I. Supit, F. Tao, E. Teixeira, P. Thorburn, D. Timlin, M. Travasso, R.P. Roetter, K. Waha, D. Wallach, J.W. White, J.R. Williams, and J. Wolf. 2015. Statistical analysis of large simulated yield datasets for studying climate effects. In: Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP). C. Rosenzweig, and D. Hillel, Eds., ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Vol. 3. Imperial College Press, 279-298, doi:10.1142/9781783265640_0011.

Boote, K.J., Sau, F., Hoogenboom, G. and Jones, J.W. 2008. Experience with water balance, evapotranspiration, and prediction of water stress effects in CROPGRO models. In: Response of Crops to Limited Water: Understanding and Modelling Water Stress Effects on Plant Growth Processes, Vol. 1 of the Advances in Agricultural Systems Modelling: Transdisciplinary Research, Synthesis, and Applications Series. L.R. Ahuja, V.R. Reddy, S.A. Saseendran, y Qiang Yu, (Eds). ASA, CSSA, and SSSA. pp. 59-103. ISBN: 978-0-89118-167-5.

Ruiz-Ramos, M and Mínguez, M.I., 2006. Functional-structural modelling of faba bean. In: Functional structural plant modelling in crop production (preliminary version), Wageningen UR  Frontis Series,Volume 22, Springer Science+Business Media. Available on line: http://www2.wur.nl/frontis.

Quemada M. 2004. Predicting soil mineral nitrogen in spring based on soil mineral nitrogen in autumn. In: Controlling nitrogen flows and losses. Wageningen Academic Publisher., Países bajos. pp. 219-221.

Quemada M., Guibert M. and López J.J. 1999. Aplicación del modelo CERES para la simulación de los perfiles de humedad y de nitratos en el suelo bajo cultivo de trigo. En: Estudios de la zona no saturada del suelo. Ed: Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias. La Laguna (Tenerife). pp: 147-150. 

Simulation Models Development (Registered and Free Acces) 

CSM-SWCER
Author: Jon I. Lizaso
Sweet corn simulation model developed for DSSAT (Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer) versions 4.5-4.6
Available at: http://www.dssat.net/.

CSM-IXIM
Author: Jon I. Lizaso
New maize simulation model developed for DSSAT versions 4.5-4.6
Available at: http://www.dssat.net/

Herramienta didáctica para el manejo del agua y de la materia orgánica en sistemas de cultivo.
Authors: Miguel Quemada Saenz-Badillo, Jose Luis Gabriel Pérez y Félix Gómez Sánchez.
Software to manage water and N in cropping systems
Available at: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Register number: M- 002114/2009

DEHESA Version 1.0
Authors: Carlos G. Hernandez Diaz-Ambrona; Juan Bautista Almoguera Millán y Jaime Martinez Valderrama
Simulation model of agro-forestry dehesa system.
Available at: OTRI, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Register number: M-009303/2007    
NCS 
Author: Miguel Quemada Saenz-Badillos Year: 2005
Simulation model of N dynamics in cropping systems.
Available at: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Register number: M-006739/2005      
ALAMEDA v.3
Authors: M.Ruiz-Ramos y M. Inés Mínguez Año: 2004
Type: Mathematical simulation model.
Available at: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Register number: M-002925/2004      
CROPGRO-Faba bean  
Authors: Boote, K.J., Mínguez, M.I. and Sau 
Faba bean simulation model developed for DSSAT v3.5
Available at: http://www.dssat.net/.
MOCA Version 1.0
Authors: Carlos G. Hernandez Diaz-Ambrona; César González de Miguel and Jaime Martinez Valderrama
Simulation model of coffee under agro-forestry 

 

 

 

Water and Nigrogen Management in Agricultural Systems

     
Summary of research line

Projects related to this research line deal with evaluation of water and nitrogen management strategies in cropping systems. The goal is designing management strategies for productivity and ecological sustainability of these cropping systems. Projects are based on conducting field experiments in which measurements are carried out, and are the support for other research lines.

      
Most relevant projects    

Solutions for improving Agroecosystem and Crop Efficiency for water and nutrient use (SolACE)
Project financed by: European Commission (Grant agreement number 727247) 
Institutions involved: 24 partners coordinated by INRA (France)
Duration: May-2017 to April-2023
Research leader of the project UPM: M. Quemada

Red de Excelencia SIRENA: Spanish Initiative Research in efficiency of N in Agroecosystems.
Project financed by: CICYT (AGL2015-68881-REDT)
Institutions involved: Consortium of 3 research centers, 6 Universities,
Duration: December-2015 a November-2017
Research leader of the project: M. Quemada

Improving cover crop management to enhance sustainability in irrigated cropping systems
Project financed by: CICYT (AGL2014-52310-R)
Duration: Enero-2015 a Diciembre-2017
Research leader: M. Quemada

Empleo de técnicas de teledetección para el seguimiento del estado nutricional e hídrico de un cultivo.
Funded by: UPM (RP1620290017)
From: January-2016 to December-2018
Participants: UPM
Head of the project: M Quemada

Diseño, gestión y control medioambiental de regadíos modernizados por aspersión en el valle del Ebro. 
Project financed by: CICYT (AGL2013-48728-C2-1-R). 
Institutions involved: AulaDei-CSIC, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Duration: January-2014 a December-2016
Research leader: Nery Zapata 
Participants of AgSystems: R. Moratiel

AGRISOST II
Funded by: Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid (S2013/ABI-2717). Programa Grupos de Excelencia.
Institution involved: UPM, INIA, CIEMAT e IMIDRA
From October- 2014 to September-2018 
Head of the project: Antonio Vallejo
Head of the project Group AgSystems: M Quemada

Manejo de la duración y el nivel de déficit hídrico en diferentes estados fenológicos para la mejora de la funcionalidad y calidad sensorial de la fruta en olivo y pistachero 
Project financed by: CICYT (AGL2013-45922-C2-1-R).
Institutions involved: Universidad de Sevilla, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Duration: January-2014 a December-2016
Research leader: Alfonso Moriana Elvira, Maria José Martín-Palomo García 
Participants of AgSystems: D Pérez, A. Centeno

Effects of climate change on air pollution impacts and response strategies for European ecosystems (ECLAIRE)
Project financed by: European Commission (Grant agreement number 282910) 
Institutions involved: 39 partners coordinated by National Environment Research Council (UK)
Duration: October-2011 to August-2015
Research leader of the project UPM: Dr. A. Vallejo
Participant of AgSystems: M. Quemada,

Introduction of cover crops in irrigated croppping systems: N effect, water balance and soil quality
Project financed by: CICYT (AGL2011-24732)
Duration: January-2012 to December-2015
Research leader: M. Quemada

Replacing bare fallow by cover crops in irrigated systems: effect on N dynamics, water availability and soil quality.y. 
Project financed by: CICYT (AGL2011-24732) 
Duration: January-2012 to December-2014 
Research leader: M. Quemada 
N-TOOLBOX- Toolbox of cost-effective strategies for on farm reductions in N losses to water. 
Project financed by: Comisión Europea ( FP7-KBBE-2008-2B) 
Duration: 2009 to 2012 
Research leader of the Spanish group: M.Quemada

AGRISOST 
Funded by: CAM (S2009/AGR-1630). Programa Grupos de Excelencia.
Institution involved: UPM, INIA y CIEMAT
From January-2010 to March-2014 
Head of the project: Antonio Vallejo
Head of the project Group AgSystems: M Quemada

Índices de degradacion del suelo mediante análisis de imagen.
Project financed by: CICYT (AGL2012-21501).
Duration: January 2011 to December 2012
Research leader: A. Tarquis 
Participants of Agsystems: R Moratiel

Propagación del pistacho (Pistacia vera): mejora de la técnica del injerto y micropropagación (RTA2010-00053)
Project financed by: INIA (RTA2010-00053)
Institutions involved: : SITA-JCCM, IFAPA, CSIC
Duration: January-2010 to December-2012
Research leader: Jose Francisco Couceiro López 
Participants of Agsystems: D Pérez

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Estudios de control de nematodos mediante agua ozonificada.
Funded by: Cosemar Ozono
Duration: January-2016 to January-2017
Head of the project: Rubén Moratiel

Residual effect of nitrification inhibitors in different soils under irrigated conditions.
Funded by: EuroChem Agro Iberia, S.L.
Institution involved: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Duración: Marzo-2016 a Enero-2018
Head of the project: M Quemada 

Eficacia de la tecnología Procote para proporcionar micronutrientes a los cultivos
Funded by: Yara Iberia S.A.
Institution involved: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Duración: Abril-2015 a Noviembre-2015
Head of the project: M Quemada 

Do nitrification inhibitors increase the residual effect and the N-fertilizer use efficiency in a mid-term experiment under irrigated conditions?
Funded by: EuroChem Agro Iberia, S.L.
Institution involved: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Duración: Marzo-2015 a Enero-2016
Head of the project: M Quemada

Efecto de los fertilizantes con inhibidor de la nitrificación en la eficiencia de uso del fertilizante y el rendimiento del maíz
Environmental risk and impact assessment of PEPSICO crop sourcing locations
Funded by: PEPSICO EUROPE SUPPORT CENTER, S.L.
Institution involved: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
From October-2013 to April-2014
Head of the project: Alberto Garrido Colmenero
Participant researchers from the Group:: CG Hernandez, JI Lizaso, M. Quemada

Recogida y procesamiento de información agronómica y zootécnica obtenida in situ y su integración satelital de precisión para la mejora del seguro para la cobertura de los daños por sequía en pastos 2012 (SEQUÍA EN PASTOS) (P12-0220C-206)
Funded by: ENESA
Institution involved: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
From April-2012 to September-2015
Head of the project: Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Diaz-Ambrona 

     
Most relevant publications

     

Kaye J and Quemada M. 2017. Using cover crops to mitigate and adapt to climate change: a review. Agronomy for Sustainable Agriculture, 37:4.                             

Sanz-Cobeña A, Lassaletta L, Aguilera E, del Prado A, Garnier J, Billen G, Iglesias A, Sánchez B, Guardia G, Abalos D, Plaza-Bonilla D, Puigdueta I, Moral R, Galán E, Arriaga H, Merino P, Infante-Amate J, Meijide A, Pardo G, Alvaro-Fuentes J, Gilsanz C, Báez D, Doltra J, González S, Cayuela ML, Menendez S, Diaz-Pines E, Le-Noe J, Quemada M, Estellés F, Calvet S, van Grinsven H, Yáñez D, Westhoek H, Sanz MJ, Sánchez-Jimeno B, Vallejo A, Smith P. 2017. Strategies for GHG mitigation in Mediterranean agricultural soils. A review.  Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 238:5-24.

Fereres, E.,  Villalobos, F.J., Orgaz, F.,  Mínguez, M.I., van Halsema, G. and Perry, C.J. 2017. Commentary: On the water footprint as an indicator of water use in food production. Editorial. Irrigation Science, February 2017.

Alonso-Ayuso M, Gabriel JL, Quemada M. 2016. Nitrogen use efficiency and residual effect of fertilizers with nitrification inhibitors. European Journal of Agronomy, 80: 1-8.  

Quemada M. and Gabriel JL. 2016. Approaches for increasing nitrogen and water use efficiency simultaneously. Global Food Security, 9:29-35  

Gabriel JL, Alonso-Ayuso M., García-González I., Hontoria C., Quemada M. 2016. Nitrogen use efficiency and fertilizer fate in a long-term experiment with winter cover crops. European Journal of Agronomy, 79: 14-22.  

Quemada M and Daughtry CST. 2016. Spectral Indices to Improve Crop Residue Cover Estimation under Varying Moisture Conditions. Remote Sensing 8, 660-680.  

Guardia G, Abalos D, García-Marco S, Quemada M., Alonso-Ayuso M, Cárdenas LM, Dixon ER, and Vallejo A. 2016. Effect of cover crops on greenhouse gas emissions in an irrigated field under integrated soil fertility management, Biogeosciences, 13, 5245-5257.  

García-González I, Quemada M, Gabriel JL, Hontoria C. 2016. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal activity responses to winter cover crops in a sunflower and maize cropping system. Applied Soil Ecology, 102: 10-18.  

Noguera-Artiaga, L., Lipan, L., Vazquez-Araújo, L., Xavi, B., Pérez-López, D., Carbonell-Barrachina, A.A. 2016. Opinion of Spanish consumers on hydrosostainable pistachios. Journal of Food Science, 81: 2559-2565.  

Corell, M., Pérez-López, D., Martin-Palomo, M.J., Centeno, A., Girón, I., Galindo, A., Moreno, M.M., Moreno, C., Memmi, H., Torrecillas, A., Moreno, F., Moriana, A. 2016. Comparison of the water potential baseline in different locations. Usefulness for irrigations scheduling of olive orchards. Agricultural Water Management, 177: 308-316.  

Galindo Egea, A., Cruz, Z. N., Rodríguez Hernández, P., Collado González, J., Corell, M., Memmi, H., Moreno, F., Moriana, A., Torrecillas, A., Pérez-López, D. 2016. Jujube fruit water relations during fruit maturation stage under different water deficit conditions. Agricultural Water Management, 164: 110-117.  

Memmi, H., Gijón-López, M.C., Couceiro, J.F., Pérez-López, D. 2016. Water stress thresholds for regulated deficit irrigation in pistachio trees. Rootstock influence and effects on yield quality. Agricultural Water Management, 164: 58-72.

Collado-González, J., Pérez-López, D., Memmi, H., Gijon, C., Medina, S., Durand, T., Guy, A., Galano, J. M., Fernández, D., Carro, F., Ferreres, F., Torrecillas, A., Gil-Izquierdo, A. 2016. Effect of the season on the free phytoprostanes content in Cornicabra extra virgin olive oil from deficit irrigated olive trees. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 96: 1585-1592.

Moratiel, R. Martínez-Cob, A. Tarquis, AM. Snyder, RL. 2016 Soil water balance correction due to light rainfall, dew and fog in Ebro river basin (Spain). Agricultural Water Management 170: 61–67

Ramírez-García J, Carrillo JM, Ruiz M, Alonso-Ayuso M, Quemada M*. 2015. Multicriteria decision analysis applied to cover crop species and cultivars selection. Field Crops Research, 175: 106-115.

Ramírez-García J, Alonso-Ayuso M, Gabriel JL, Quemada M*. 2015. Quantitative characterization of five cover crop species. Journal of Agricultural Science. 153: 1174:1186

Ruíz M, Quemada M, García RM, Carrillo JM, Benavente R. 2015. Use of thermographic imaging to screen for drought-tolerant genotypes in Brachypodium distachyon. Crop & Pasture Science, 67:99-108.  

Ramírez-García J, HJ Martens, Quemada M, K Thorup-Kristensen. 2015. Intercropping effect on root growth and nitrogen uptake at different nitrogen levels. Journal of Plant Ecology. 8(4): 380-389.  

Makowski D, Asseng S, Ewert F, Bassu S, Lizaso JI, Sau F, et al. (30 coauthors). 2015. A statistical analysis of three ensembles of crop model responses to temperature and CO2 concentration. Agricultural and forest meteorology. 214:483- 493.

Collado-González J, Pérez-López D, Memmi H, Gijón MC, Medina S, Durand T, Guy A, Galano JM, Fernández DJ, Carro F, Ferreres F, Torrecillas A, Gil-Izquierdo A. 2015. Effect of the season on the free phytoprostanes content in Cornicabra extra virgin olive oil from deficit irrigated olive trees. Journal of the Science of Food And Agriculture. 96: 1585-1592.

Cruz ZN, Rodríguez-Hernández P, Galindo A, Pérez-López, D., Collado-González J, Ondoño S, Moreno F, Torrecillas A. 2015. Jujube fruit water relations during fruit maturation stage under different water deficit conditions. Agricultural Water Management. 164: 110-117.  

Carbonell-barrachina AA, Memmi H,Noguera-Artiaga L, Gijon-López MC, Ciapa R, Pérez-López D. 2015. Quality attributes of pistachio nuts as affected by rootstock and deficit irrigation. Journal of the science of food and agriculture. 95: 2866-2873.

Collado-González J, Pérez-López D, Memmi H, Gijón MC, Medina S, Durand T, Guy A, Galano JM, Fernández DJ, Carro F, Ferreres F, Torrecillas A, Gil-Izquierdo A. 2015. Water deficit during pit hardening enhances phytoprostanes content, a plant biomarker of oxidative stress, in extra virgin olive oil. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 63: 3784-3792.

Memmi H., Gijón MC, Couceiro JF and Pérez-López D. 2016. Water stress thresholds for regulated deficit irrigation in pistachio trees: Rootstock influence and effects on yield quality. Agricultural Water Management, 164: 58-72.  

Perea, R., Perea-García-Calvo, R., Díaz-Ambrona, C.G., San Miguel, A. 2015. The reintroduction of a flagship ungulate Capra pyrenaica: Assessing sustainability by surveying woody vegetation. Biological Conservation181: 9–17.

Linquist, B. Snyder, R. Anderson, F. Espino, L. Inglese, G. Marras, S. Moratiel, R. Mutters, R. Nicolosi, P. Rejmanek, H. Russo, A. Shapland, T. Song, Z. Swelam, A. Tindula, G. Hill, J. 2015. Irrigation Science 33 : 375–385.  

Alonso-Ayuso M, Gabriel JL, Quemada M. 2014. The kill date as a management tool for cover cropping success. PLOS ONE. Vol. 9, Issue 1: e109587.

Quemada M., Gabriel J.L. Zarco-Tejada P. 2014. Airborne Hyperspectral Images and Ground-Level Optical Sensors As Assessment Tools for Maize Nitrogen Fertilization. Remote Sensing 6: 2940-2962.  

Soldevilla-Martinez M., Quemada M., López-Urrea R., Muñoz-Carpena R., Lizaso J.I. 2014. Soil water balance: Comparing two simulation models of different levels of complexity with lysimeter observations. Agricultural Water Management 139: 53–63.

Sanz-Cobena A., García-Marco S., Quemada M., Gabriel J.L., Almendros P., Vallejo A. 2014. Do cover crops enhance N2O, CO2 or CH4 emissions from soil in Mediterranean arable systems? Science of the Total Environment  

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Gabriel JL, Vanclooster M, Quemada M. 2014.Integrating water, nitrogen, and salinity in sustainable irrigated systems: Cover Crops versus Fallow. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering-ASCE. Vol. 140. Issue 9. UNSP A4014002

Munz, S., Graeff-Honninger, S., Lizaso, J.I., Chen, Q., Claupein, W. 2014. Modeling light availability for a subordinate crop within a strip–intercropping system. Field Crops Research 155:77-89.  

Carbonell-Borrachina, A.A., Memmi, H., Noguera-Artiaga, L.,Gijón-López, M.C., Ciapa, R., Pérez-López, D. 2014. Quality attributes of pistachio nuts as affected by rootstock and deficit irrigation. Journal of the Science Food and Agriculture.

Gomez-del-Campo, M, Perez-Exposito, MA, Hammami, SBM, Centeno, A, Rapoport, HF. 2014. Effect of varied summer deficit irrigation on components of olive fruit growth and development. Agricultural Water Management 137: 84-91

Castañeda-Vera, A., Barrios, L., Garrido, A., Mínguez, M.I. 2014. Assessment of insurance coverage and claims in rainfall related risks in processing tomato in W Spain. European Journal of Agronomy, 59: 39–48.

Gabriel JL, Garrido A, Quemada M. 2013. Cover crops effect on farm benefits and nitrate leaching: linking economic and environmental analysis. Agricultural Systems, 121: 23-32.  

M. Quemada, M. Baranski, M.N.J. de Lange, A. Vallejo, J.M. Cooper. 2013. Meta-analysis of strategies to control nitrate leaching in irrigated agricultural systems and their effects on crop yield. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 174:1-10.

Rapoport, H.F., Pérez-López, D., Hammami, S.B.M., Agüera, J., Moriana, A. 2013. Fruit pit hardening: physical measurement during olive fruit growth. Annals of Applied Biology 163:200-208

Perez-Lopez, D., Pérez-Rodriguez, J.M., Moreno, M.M., Prieto, M.H., Ramirez-Santa-Pau, M., Gijón, M.C., Guerrero, J., Moriana, A. 2013. Influence of different cultivars-locations on maximum daily shrinkage indicators: limits to the reference baseline approach. Agricultural Water Management, 127: 31-39  

Perez-Lopez, D. 2013. Fruit pit hardening: physical measurement during olive fruit growth. Annals Applied Biol., 163: 200-208.  

Marin-Gonzalez, O., Kuang, BY, Quraishi, MZ, Munoz-Garcia, MA, Mouazen, AM. 2013. On-line measurement of soil properties without direct spectral response in near infrared spectral range. Soil and Tillage Research, 133: 21-29.

Munoz-Garcia, MA, Moreda, GP, Raga-Arroyo, MP, Marin-Gonzalez, O. 2013. Water harvesting for young trees using Peltier modules powered by photovoltaic solar energy. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 93: 60-67.  

Moratiel, R. Martínez-Cob. 2013. Evapotranspiration and crop coefficients of rice (Oryza sativa L.) under sprinkler irrigation in a semiarid climate determined by the surface renewal method. Irrigation Science 31:411-422.  

Moratiel, R. Spano, D, Nicolisi, P, Snyder, R.L. 2013. Correcting Soil Water Balance Calculations for Dew, Fog, and Light Rainfall. Irrigation Science 31: 423-429  

Moratiel, R, Martínez-Cob, A, Latorre, B. 2013. Variation in the estimations of ETo and crop water use due to the sensor accuracy of the meteorological variables.. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science. 13, 1401–1410

Gabriel JL, Almendros, Hontoria C., Quemada M. 2012. The role of cover crops in irrigated systems: soil salinity and salt leaching. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 158: 200-207.

Gabriel JL, Muñoz-Carpena R, Quemada M. 2012. The role of cover crops in irrigated systems: Water balance, nitrate leaching and soil mineral nitrogen accumulation. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 155:50-61.

Ramírez-Garcia J, Almendros P, Quemada M. 2012. Ground cover and leaf area index relationship in a grass, legume and crucifer crop. Plant Soil and Environment, 58:384-389.

Perez-Lopez, D. 2012. Midday stem water potential as a useful tool for estimating irrigation requirements in olive trees. Agricultural Water Management 112: 43-54  

Moratiel, R. Martínez-Cob. 2012. Evapotranspiration of grapevine trained to a gable trellis system under netting and black plastic mulching. Irrigation Science 30: 167-178

Rey D., Garrido A., Mínguez M.I. and Ruiz-Ramos M. 2011. Impact of climate change on maize’s water needs, yields and profitability under various water prices in Spain. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 9: 1047-1058.