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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: GPFARM: AN INTEGRATED DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE GREAT PLAINS AGRICULTURE

Authors
item Ascough, James
item Hoag, Dana - COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
item Shaffer, Marvin
item McMaster, Gregory
item Ahuja, Lajpat

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: January 1, 2002
Publication Date: March 17, 2002
Citation: ASCOUGH II, J.C., HOAG, D.L., SHAFFER, M.J., MCMASTER, G.S., AHUJA, L.R. GPFARM: AN INTEGRATED DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE GREAT PLAINS AGRICULTURE. MEETING ABSTRACT. 2002.

Interpretive Summary: The increasingly recognized need for an integrated systems approach towards agricultural research and management in the Great Plains dates back at least a decade or more. Sustainable agriculture has become a complex problem that demands consideration of many interrelated factors, processes, and institutions. Across the Great Plains, agriculture is challenged primarily by the availability of water. Central to meeting this challenge, the Microsoft WindowsTM 95/98/NT-based Great Plains Framework for Agricultural Resource Management (GPFARM) decision support system (DSS) was developed. GPFARM provides crop and livestock management support at the whole farm and ranch level with emphasis on water, nutrient, and pesticide management. In addition, GPFARM has strong links to economic and environmental analysis, site database generation, and site-specific management from which alternative farm and ranch agricultural management strategies can be developed and tested.

Technical Abstract: The increasingly recognized need for an integrated systems approach towards agricultural research and management in the Great Plains dates back at least a decade or more. Sustainable agriculture has become a complex problem that demands consideration of many interrelated factors, processes, and institutions. Across the Great Plains, agriculture is challenged primarily by the availability of water. Central to meeting this challenge, the Microsoft WindowsTM 95/98/NT-based Great Plains Framework for Agricultural Resource Management (GPFARM) decision support system (DSS) was developed. GPFARM provides crop and livestock management support at the whole farm and ranch level with emphasis on water, nutrient, and pesticide management. In addition, GPFARM has strong links to economic and environmental analysis, site database generation, and site-specific management from which alternative farm and ranch agricultural management strategies can be developed and tested.

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