In silico modeling of maize roots in the field


Jonathan Lynch, Penn State University


Chris Black, Penn State University


Architectural and anatomical root trait discovery occurs via multi-location and multi-stress condition field work, and these traits are tested and incorporated using in silico modeling in SimRoot. Improved functionality, including a soil physics module, accounting for differences in hardness and penetration ability, will also be incorporated into SimRoot.

Current iterations of OpenSimRoot are available on GitLab ( OpenSimRoot is being used for both research and education at multiple institutions. Future iterations will be released and made publicly available.