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ARS-Media

    ARS-Media utilizes a linear programming optimization algorithm to determine the combination of salts, acids, and bases that satisfies any given target solution of ions allowing researchers to construct experimental designs that use ions as individual factors and, hence, experimentally determine ion-specific effects on biological responses.

    Management Zone Analyst Version 1.0 Software

      Management Zone Analyst (MZA) is a decision-aid for creating within-field management zones based on quantitative field information. It mathematically breaks up a field into natural clusters or zones based on the classification parameters and number of zones you specify.

      RZWQM2

        Root Zone Water Quality Model 2 (RZWQM2) is a whole-system model for studying crop production and environmental quality under current and changing climate conditions. It emphasizes the effects of agricultural management practices on physical, chemical and biological processes. RZWQM2 is a one-dimensional model with a pseudo 2-dimensional drainage flow. Crop simulation options include the generic plant growth model, DSSAT-CSM 4.0 and HERMES SUCROS models. It also can simulate surface energy balance with components from the SHAW model and water erosion from the GLEAMS model. An automated parameter estimation algorithm (PEST) was added to RZWQM2 for objective model calibration and uncertainty analysis.

        iFEAT

          iFEAT (iFARM Economic Analysis Tool) is a spreadsheet based tool developed to allow the user to assess current and potential management options for economic sustainability. The user can evaluate lease arrangements, input costs, government programs, and insurance options to arrive at the best economic combination of these variables.

          iFarm Record Keeper

            The easy to use iFARM Field Record Keeper spreadsheet-based tool was designed to help farmers keep track of field operational records. The tool is designed to be farm specific allowing the user inputs to be specific to their operation. Drop down menus are created from user input including field names, crops, tillages, fertilizer, chemicals, landlords, and storage locations. This information needs only to be entered once. After initial setup each field will be saved as a file with the completed information. Up to four spray operations can be entered per field with the spray reports satisfying current Colorado Department of Agriculture and EPA requirements for Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP). The one page field report meets the fundamental requirements for the current Conservation Security Program (CSP) requirements for record keeping.

            Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Croplands

              This download provides three datasets aggregated from the original output of the 172 crops; total emissions from croplands, per kilocalorie emissions from croplands and per food kilocalorie emissions from cropland.

              Dairy Gas Emissions Model (DairyGEM)

                The Dairy Gas Emissions Model (DairyGEM) uses process level simulation and process related emission factors to predict ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, VOC and greenhouse gas emissions along with the carbon, energy and water footprints of dairy production systems.

                NUOnet (Nutrient Use and Outcome Network) database

                  The Nutrient Uptake and Outcomes (NUOnet) database will be able to help establish baselines on nutrient use efficiencies; processes contributing to nutrient losses; and processes contributing to optimal crop yield, nutritional and organoleptic quality. This national database could be used to calculate many different environmental indicators from a comprehensive understanding of nutrient stocks and flows.