Issue 31: Soils

Links

European Soil Bureau (ESB)

The Soil Portal is the contribution of the Land Management Unit (Institute of Environment and Sustainability of the European Commission) to the building of a thematic spatial data infrastructure on soils. This Portal located in the address http://eusoils. | Read more...

ICT International

ICT International is an Australian technology firm that produces Soil Science, Plant Science and Meteorology Equipment for monitoring solutions in soil, plant and environmental research. In operation since 1982. Link | Read more...

Agricultural Production Systems Research Unit (APSRU)

APSRU, at the University of Queensland in Australia, offers expertise in the computer simulation of farming systems and facilitates research that impacts on how agricultural production systems are managed. | Read more...

Group Crop and Weed Ecology at Wageningen University

A range of software (models) and accompanying descriptions are available for download for free from the site. | Read more...

SIPEAA Agricultural modeling software download page

The Integrated Procedures for Evaluating Technical, Environmental and Economical Aspects in Farms (The SIPEAA Project), a joint British-Italian endeavour, has a webpage that offers downloadable tools for agrometeorology and agricultural modelling free of charge. | Read more...

NuMASS

NuMaSS is a tool developed by researchers at North Carolina State University that diagnoses soil constraints and selects appropriate management practices, based on agronomic, economic and environmental criteria for location specific conditions. | Read more...

DSSAT

The Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) has been in use for more than 15 years by researchers in over 100 countries worldwide. DSSAT is a microcomputer software program combining crop soil and weather data bases and programs... Link | Read more...

MonQI

MonQI (Monitoring for Quality Improvement) is the follow-up of Nutmon and dedicated to the monitoring of agricultural systems in the tropics with te aim to improve the quality of farm management, crop production, quality of produce, living standards and environment. Link | Read more...

NUTMON Toolbox

The NUTMON-Toolbox consists of a questionnaire, a manual and several software modules that are specifically designed to facilitate monitoring and analysis of farming systems in general and nutrient management, financial performance of the farm in specific. Link | Read more...

Down to Earth by Committee on Geographic Foundation Agenda 2

From the publisher: "Down to Earth, a component of the U.S. State Department's "Geographic Information for Sustainable Development" project for the World Summit, focuses on sub-Saharan Africa with examples drawn from case-study regions where the U. Link | Read more...

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