FarmSim

Purpose

IN DRAFT - May include in future

Description

FarmSim is a daily step simulation of plant growth, water and nitrogen cycling of a single unit (paddock, farm) of agricultural production on alluvial plains.

State of Development Please Select

Development Contact

Lincoln Ventures Ltd
PO Box 133, Lincoln
Christchurch 7640
New Zealand

Main Developers

  • Lincoln ventures Ltd

Scope

Spatial Resolutions Unknown
Spatial Extents Unknown
Spatial Dimensions Unknown
Temporal Resolutions Days
Temporal Extents Unknown
Steady State or Dynamic Unknown

Input & Output Data

Key Input Data Micro-economic data Paddock data , Irrigation data , Watertake data , Fertiliser data , Dairy farm data
Input Data Formats XLS(X)
Key Output Data leaching loss, production estimates

Accessibility

Open/Closed Source Open Source

User Information

Operating Systems Unknown
Software Needed Unknown
User Interface Graphical desktop
Ease of Use Please Select
Documentation

WebFarmSim User Guide (http://www.farmsim.co.nz/wiki/WebFarmSim%20User%20Guide.ashx)

Technical Considerations

Programming Language Microsoft Visual C#.NET
Analytical Techniques Input/output
Links

http://www.farmsim.co.nz/ http://www.farmsim.co.nz/Option5/ (Actual access to FarmSim)

Key References

Good J, Bright J. An object-oriented software framework for the farm-scale simulation of nitrate leaching from agricultural land uses: IRAP FarmSim http://www.irap.org.nz/publications.php [accessed 20 April 2012] Good, J. & J. Bright (2005) An Object-Oriented Software Framework for the Farm-Scale Simulation of Nitrate Leaching from Agricultural Land Uses - IRAP FarmSim. In Zerger, A. and Argent, R.M. (eds) MODSIM 2005 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2005, pp. 662-668. ISBN: 0-9758400-2-9. (URL to document: http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim05/papers/good_2.pdf) Good, J. (2005) The Benefits and Practicalities of Using Extensible Markup Language (XML) for the Interfacing and Control of Object-Oriented Simulations. In Zerger, A. and Argent, R.M. (eds) MODSIM 2005 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulathhion Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2005, pp. 655-661. ISBN: 0-9758400-2-9. (URL to document: http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim05/papers/good_1.pdf)