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    GPFARM (Great Plains Framework for Agricultural Resource Management) is a simulation model computer application. It incorporates state of the art knowledge in agronomy, animal science, economics, weed science and risk management into a user-friendly, decision support tool. Producers, agricultural consultants, action agencies and scientists can utilize GPFARM to test alternative management strategies that may in turn lead to sustainable agriculture, a reduction in pollution, or maximum economic return. GPFARM Express contains default projects to allow users to quickly set up their operations.


      WISDEM simulates the variation in multi-species weed populations over time in response to crop rotation, tillage system, and specific weed management tactics and the consequent crop yield loss due to weed competition. Population dynamics of individual weed species are predicted from a limited number of parameters that can be derived from literature sources and expert opinion.


        Software for learning about the benefits of site-specific weed management compared to a uniform herbicide application. No GIS software is needed. The benefits are predicted from weed maps drawn by the user.


          The Russian-English Agricultural Atlas is the world’s most comprehensive source of information on the geographic distribution of plant-based agriculture in Russia and neighboring countries. The Atlas contains 1500 maps that illustrate the distribution of 100 crops, 560 wild crop relatives, 640 diseases, pests and weeds, and 200 environmental parameters. Additionally, the Atlas provides detailed biological descriptions, illustrations, metadata and reference lists. Currently, individual maps can be downloaded and viewed using freely available AgroAtlas GIS Utility software, which can also be downloaded at this site.

          Data from: Long-Distance Transportation Causes Temperature Stress in the Honey Bee, Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

            To test how temperature may contribute to bee (*Apis mellifera*) transportation stress, temperature sensors were placed in hives in different locations and orientations on the trailer during shipping. Colony size prior to shipping significantly contributed to loss of population immediately after shipping which contributed to colony failure with smaller colonies more likely to fail and fail faster. Colony size also affects thermoregulation and temperature stress.


              Predicts the salinity, sodicity, and toxic-solute concentration of the soil-water within a simulated crop root zone resulting from the use of a particular irrigation water of given composition and at a specified leaching fraction. It can be used to evaluate the effect of a given salinity level (or solute concentration) on crop yield and of a given sodicity level on soil permeability.

              Data from: Cultivar resistance to common scab disease of potato is dependent on the pathogen species

                All data from the paper "Cultivar resistance to common scab disease of potato is dependent on the pathogen species." Three separate datasets are included: 1.A csv file with the disease severity of three common scab pathogens across 55 different potato cultivars in a greenhouse pot assay (Figures 2-5 in the associated paper). The included R script was used with this data to perform the ANOVA for the data from the greenhouse pot assay (Table 2 in the associated paper). This script can be used in R for any similar dataset to calculate the significance and percent of total variation for any number of user-defined fixed effects. 2. A zipped file with all of the qPCR data for the expression of the txtAB genes (Figure 6 in the associated paper). 3. An Excel file with the HPLC data for making the thaxtomin detection standard curve and quantifying the amount of thaxtomin in the test sample.

                Data from: Multiple immune pathways control susceptibility of Arabidopsis thaliana to the parasitic weed Phelipanche aegyptiaca

                  Four files are included in this dataset. 1. An R script for generating odds ratio graphs that depict both the 95% and 99% confidence interval across all tested mutants in the referenced paper. 2. An example csv file for use with the R script. 3. A SAS script for running the Proc Glimmix procedure for generating odds ratios of attachments for all tested mutants in the referenced paper. 4. An example JMP file for use with the SAS script.