How to install CropWat 8.0 on Linux Mint 17/Ubuntu 14.04

CropWat Menu


CROPWAT is a decision support tool developed by the Land and Water Development Division of FAO.

CROPWAT 8.0 for Windows is a computer program for the calculation of crop water requirements and irrigation requirements based on soil, climate and crop data. In addition, the program allows the development of irrigation schedules for different management conditions and the calculation of scheme water supply for varying crop patterns. CROPWAT 8.0 can also be used to evaluate farmers’ irrigation practices and to estimate crop performance under both rainfed and irrigated conditions.

Although CROPWAT software is written for Windows ,It can be installed on Linux platforms using Wine 1.7.20

The procedure is as follows

Install Wine 1.7.20

Adding the WineHQ PPA Repository:

Open the terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

Then update APT package information by running ‘sudo apt-get update‘. You can now install Wine by typing ‘sudo apt-get install wine1.7‘.


Installing Winetricks

Open the Software Manager

find winetricks and install it .


Install mfc40

start winetricks

Then >Select a default wineprefix>Install a Windows DLL component>mfc40

Then press OK


Install CROPWAT 8.0

Download CROPWAT from HERE

Open “Uninstall Wine Software” and install the downloaded software

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