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Record number 346044
Title FRUPAT: A Tool to Quantify Inputs and Outputs of Patagonian Fruit Production Systems
Author(s) Cittadini, E.D.; Keulen, H. van; Peri, P.L.
Source In: Proceedings VIIth IS on Modelling in Fruit Research / Braun, P., - p. 223 - 230.
Department(s) Plant Production Systems
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2006
Abstract A software called FRUPAT was developed for calculating input and output coefficients (Technical Coefficients) of fruit production systems in South Patagonia. FRUPAT combined locations (Río Chubut valley; Sarmiento valley; Los Antiguos valley; Río Chico valley), edaphic environment (good quality soil with water-table depth exceeding 2 m; good quality soil with water-table depth between 1 and 2 m; low water holding capacity soil without water-table influence), fruit-tree crops (sweet cherry; plum; peach; apple; walnut), training systems (tatura; central leader; vase), irrigation systems (drip; furrow) and frost control systems (sprinkler irrigation; heating; passive) that provided 1080 multi-annual fruit production activities. Parameters have been identified as default values and most of those can be easily modified by the user. Relevant inputs and outputs can be estimated, such as gross value of product, expenditures, financial result, biocide use, N-fertiliser surplus and labour. As an example of how FRUPAT can be used, some results are presented for a single physical environment (good quality soil with water-table depth exceeding 2 m, in the Río Chubut valley) using sprinkler irrigation as frost control method. First, 5 crops under a single production technique (vase with furrow irrigation) are compared in terms of their monetary technical coefficients. Subsequently, results of sweet cherry under different production techniques (3 training systems with 2 irrigation systems) are presented. Finally, the time course of gross value of product, total expenditures, financial result and cumulative financial result are analyzed for a single activity (sweet cherry, trained as tatura under drip irrigation). FRUPAT may be used as a stand-alone tool for simple analysis as demonstrated here or as an intermediate step for linear programming
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