Gas Flux from Band Application (GF-Band) is an MS Excel spreadsheet tool that calculates the effective gas flux from soil of a multiple-band area to which manure or fertilizer has been applied in bands. One spreadsheet is for circular gas flux chambers and another is for rectangular chambers.
DRIFTSIM can be used to determine the effects of major drift-causing factors on the mean drift distances up to 656 feet from the release point for individual water droplets or classes of droplets.
DepositScan is a scanning program that can quickly evaluate spray deposit distribution on water sensitive paper or Kromekote cards. The program consists of a set of custom plugins that are used by an image-processing program to produce a number of measurements useful for expressing spray deposit distribution. The DepositScan program offers a convenient solution for on-the-spot evaluation of spray quality even under field working conditions.
The WeedCast Software Suite is a decision aid that currently includes the WeedCast and WheatScout models. These models were created by the USDA ARS and the University of Wisconsin. The software is written in Java and is free to download and use. The source code is released under the GPL.
The purpose of the SolarCalQ Version 1 JAVA model is to simulate the spectral quality of incident solar radiation for any location on the globe, down to one minute time steps.
Solar Calc: Estimating Hourly Incoming Solar Radiation from Limited Meteorological Data
The STM2 model predicts the soil temperature and moisture conditions based on very limited user inputs.
SeedChaser is a 1-D empirical vertical soil tillage distribution model with 1 cm grid spacing that predicts vertical redistribution of weed seeds following user selected (a) sequences of tillage implements, and (b) initial seed distribution values. Results of this model are particularly suited for weed seed emergence modeling. However, the model can be adapted easily to any surface broadcasted agrochemical or incorporated residues.
The Nitrogen Decision Aid is a computerized program that predicts the amount of N mineralized from planting to side-dress or 5-leaf growth-stage. By applying just enough N-fertilizer to reach the critical soil nitrate concentration it is possible reduce this waste. This model is designed for Northern climates that will have some frost in the soil during the winter.