AquaCrop has some limitations which are the following:

  • AquaCrop can simulate daily biomass production and final crop yields for herbaceous crops with single growth cycles only.
  • AquaCrop is designed to predict crop yields at the single field scale (point simulations). The field is assumed to be uniform without spatial differences in crop development, transpiration, soil characteristics or management.
  • Only vertical incoming (rainfall, irrigation and capillary rise) and outgoing (evaporation, transpiration and deep percolation) water fluxes are considered.