This training module gives an introduction to computer simulation models, and a guide to simulating maize growth and yield using the PARCHED-THIRST software package.
Sanga, C., Magesa, M. and Tumbo, S.D. 2005. Agricultural systems simulation I (R8088A). Module 1 in Tumbo, S.D. and Mahoo, H.F (eds) A manual for virtual experiments in agriculture: The use of PARCHED-THIRST software in agricultural systems simulations. Annex B23 of the Final Technical Report of project R8088A. Morogoro, Tanzania: Sokoine University of Agriculture. 16 pp.