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OTUshuff

    OTUshuff is a set of tools written in Perl to identify and correct for the presence of pseudo-diversity in contrasts between microbial communities. The variably weighted Odum dissimilarity (DwOdum) allows for down-weighting the influence of either abundant or rare taxa in calculating a measure of similarity between two communities. We show that down-weighting the influence of rare taxa can be used to minimize pseudo b-diversity arising from incomplete sampling. Down-weighting the influence of abundant taxa can increase the sensitivity of hypothesis testing. OTUshuff is an associated test for identifying the presence of pseudo-diversity in pairwise community contrasts.

    NLEAP GIS 5.0

      NLEAP GIS 5.0 can help users identify hot spots across the landscape and identify management practices that can increase nitrogen use efficiency. A Nitrogen Trading Tool (NTT) analysis can be conducted to determine the potential benefits of implementing best management practices and the quantity of nitrogen savings that could potentially be traded in future air or water quality markets.

      CCE Nitrogen Index Tool

        The Nitrogen Index is a tool written in the programming language Java that is used to calculate nitrogen uptake and leaching in farming techniques.

        AgroAtlas

          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.

          Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm-II

            This code is implements the nondominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA-II) in the R statistical programming language. The function is theoretically applicable to any number of objectives without modification. The function automatically detects the number of objectives from the population matrix used in the function call. NSGA-II has been applied in ARS research for automatic calibration of hydrolgic models (whittaker link) and economic optimization (whittaker link).

            SWAGMAN-Whatif

              An interactive computer program was developed to simulate the interactions among the above factors. It shows how changing one factor impacts the outcome of the other factors for a single growing season. The user selects a climate, a crop, and soil characteristics from menu lists, and then sets the water table depth and quality, irrigation (river or well) water quality and then develops an irrigation schedule. On execution, the relative yield reductions due to over irrigation, under irrigation, and salinity, water table rise or fall and surface runoff are shown numerically for the growing season. Soil water content, soil salinity, water table depth changes and rain and irrigation events during the season are also shown graphically.

              PIVNOZ-PIPELOSS

                These two software programs have been developed to aid in the design and analysis of center pivot and traveling lateral sprinkler irrigation systems.

                Imperfect SSR Finder

                  The Imperfect SSR Finder is an interactive website to help you find imperfect (and perfect) SSRs. You can test small snippets or upload large files, change the lengths and types of the SSRs your are looking for, and create output with SSRs in inverted case and/or color highlights. A tabular information file is also created in .CSV format, for easy import into any spreadsheet program.

                  WATSUIT

                    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.