SOWHAT is a decision support tool for wheat farmers in areas of Mediterranean climate. It builds on information from the years with a high probability of above-average wheat yields and those with a low probability of good yields. Subsequently, it uses this information to develop a sowing strategy. SOWHAT enables farmers to use their own farm records to develop their strategies for maximizing farm wheat yields.
Balston and Egan, 1998
Whopper Cropper is designed to apply cropping systems modeling and seasonal climate forecasting to crop management. It meets the demand of extension professionals for access to the cropping systems modeling capability of APSIM (Agricultural Production Systems SIMulator). It provides information on the impact of climate risk on crop yields for crop management alternatives beyond the experience of individual farmers. Whopper Cropper's graphical user interface is designed to enable farmers to explore management strategies at the beginning of each cropping season.
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