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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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TESTING DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS AT THE SMALL FARM LEVEL

OBJECTIVE:  To deliver crop simulation models to farmers to test these models
at the small farms in the mid-south as decision suppor tsystems for pre-season
and in-season decisions. Collect validation data from cooperating small farmers'
fields to be used for model validation and development of cultivar parameters
for the models.

APPROACH: Field test the models in collaborting small farmers' fields. Answer
questions related to using the models for crop management. Collect validation
data sets and data on model performance.


Last Modified: 10/19/2005