“Is there any financial support available for crop modeling research and training?”
February 9, 2012, marked 500th download of the WISE 1.1 Global Soil Profile Database in DSSAT format. To celebrate, we created a little Wordle using the users’ responses to our question on the intended use of the dataset.
Goro Uehara, 83, of Honolulu, a professor of soil science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, served as president and member of the Board of Directors for International Consortium for Agricultural Systems Application (ICASA), and an Army veteran, passed away peacefully at his home in Honolulu on January 2, 2012.
Meeting minutes from the 2011 Open Forum is ready. Catch up on what’s been shared and discussed among about 40 participants from all around the world.
Missed the 15th Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems (October 17th, 2011)? Here is the collection of 32 live tweets on the discussion/announcement/update that you can catch up with. Hope to see you all in next year’s forum!
Status of ICASA On July 1, 2011 the International Consortium for Agricultural Systems Applications (ICASA) was officially dissolved. As a center “without walls” and with no financial support, ICASA has been for many years at the forefront in promoting collaboration among system scientists. ICASA has stimulated the advancement of crop modeling and decision support systems […]
Complex crop systems models require detailed soil property data that are not always available at regional-level and often blocks scaling up modeling studies. As an option, HarvestChoice presents a pragmatic approach that attempts to characterize any type of soil with a set of 27 generic soil profiles. This dataset, called HC27, may not replace the […]
University of Florida scientists collaborate with Monsanto to develop improved computer model for corn production
At the end of 2nd day program of the AgMIP Global Workshop 2011, Monsanto’s official collaboration was announced and warmly welcomed by all participants. Here is the official press release from University of Florida