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APSIM Users and Developers Forum - 5th November 2014

Author: Chris Murphy/Monday, 1 September 2014/Categories: News

The second APSIM Users and Developers Forum will be held on 5th November 2014. The forum aims to bring together the APSIM Community to showcase planned developments, practical 'Tips and Tricks', as well as innovative applications of APSIM.

The forum is being held in Canberra but will also be available online via Live streaming.

You can view the program and registration form here.

The Live stream link is https://new.livestream.com/apsim/forum2014 .

Linked to this event is an option to attend a 2 day APSIM Training Course on 6th & 7th November, in Canberra - see news item here.


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Agricultural Modelling Special Issue

In December 2014, the journal 'Environmental Modelling and Software' published the first part of a new Thematic Issue: "Agricultural systems modelling and software: current status and future prospects". Lead by Dean Holzworth (with 7 co-authors), the Thematic Issue explores the current status of the leading process based agricultural systems models. Models featured in the Issue include APSIM, AquaCrop, CropSyst, STICS / RECORD, APSIM PMF and APSIM OilPalm. There are also a range of other papers covering various aspects of modelling complex agricultural systems. For more information go to the following link.
Part 2 of the Thematic Issue (including a position paper) will be published mid 2015.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015/Author: Chris Murphy/Number of views (4210)/Comments (0)/
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New APSIM Paper

The APSIM Initiative and key collaborators have been involved in the development of a new paper titled APSIM - Evolution towards a new generation of agricultural systems simulation. This paper updates the earlier work by Keating et al. (2003) and chronicles the changing external challenges and opportunities being placed on APSIM during the last decade. It also explores and discusses how APSIM has been evolving to a “next generation” framework with improved features and capabilities that allow its use in many diverse topics. The paper is now in print in the journal of Environmental Modelling & Software and available at the following link.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014/Author: Chris Murphy/Number of views (6296)/Comments (0)/
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APSIM-Wheat: Documentation

Find out the details of the APSIM-Wheat module and understand how wheat crop is simulated in APSIM.

This updated documentation presents the processes modelled in APSIM-Wheat, and gives the equations and defaults parameter values that are used by the model. Graphic illustrations and figures have been added to help the understanding on how the model is functioning.

The updated documentation can be found here.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014/Author: Chris Murphy/Number of views (6074)/Comments (0)/
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Crop Modelling to Support Crop Improvement Workshop

Kingaroy, Queensland 4-5 Dec 2013

A workshop was held to review and discuss the physiological framework underpinning the dynamic crop growth and development modules in APSIM and avenues for utilising this capability to support plant breeding and crop improvement in general.

Additional details, workshop program and presentations are available at this features link, click here.

Monday, 13 January 2014/Author: Chris Murphy/Number of views (6808)/Comments (0)/
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SoilMapp for iPad: Soil Information At Your Fingertips

Find out what's beneath your feet with SoilMapp which taps into the best available soil information from Australia’s national soil databases. You can find out about the likely types of soil near you or you can look anywhere across the country.

Discover the soil’s secrets, how it holds water, its clay content, acidity and other attributes related to agricultural productivity and land management. 

Australia's soils are one of the country's most valuable natural assets, critical to sustainable food production, biodiversity conservation, water quality and human health. 

Having access to the best available soil and land information assists improved land management decisions, sustaining Australia’s soils into the future.

Friday, 9 August 2013/Author: Justin Fainges/Number of views (6667)/Comments (0)/
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