Implementation and Growers Evaluation of a Web-Based Nutrient Management Plan Support (NUMAPS) System for Florida Crops
Phase 1: The objective of this project is to implement a web-based decision support (expert) system that will combine environmentally sound and economically feasible crop production practices with production system-specific information for the design and implementation of Nutrient Management Plans (NMPs) and Best Management Practices (BMPs). We aim to take full advantage of current advances in computer technology to link scientific and site-specific information via user-friendly web-based computer systems that provides optimal nutrient, irrigation and/or other crop management recommendations. The implementation of this project is based on object-oriented modeling design. The specific objectives of this project are to use the modeling tool to simulate nitrogen cycling in Florida citrus.
Phase 2: Ontology-based simulation modeling of phosphorus transport in sugarcane in south Florida (OntoSim-Sugarcane model).
Kwon H.-Y., S. Grunwald, H.W. Beck, Y. Jung, S.H. Daroub, T.A. Lang, and K.T. Morgan. 2009. Ontology-based simulation of water flow in organic soils applied to Florida’s sugarcane. Agric. Wat. Manag. J. (in press).
Beck. H., K. Morgan, Y. Jung, S. Grunwald, H.-Y. Kwon. 2008. Ontology-based simulation applied to soil, water and nutrient management. In P. Papajorgji (ed.) Advances in Modeling Agricultural Systems, Springer, Berlin.
Select poster presentations:
Kwon H.-Y., S. Grunwald, H. Beck, Y. Jung, S. Daroub and T.A. Lang. 2009. Automatic calibration of ontology-based model for simulating water table fluctuations on farms in the Everglades Agricultural Area of South Florida. Research Forum Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Sept. 2009.
Kwon H.-Y., S. Grunwald, H. Beck, Y. Jung, S. Daroub, T.A. Lang, and K. Morgan. 2008. Ontology-based simulation of water flow in organic soils used for sugarcane. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Meeting, Houston, TX, Oct. 5-9, 2008.
Kwon H.-Y., S. Grunwald, H.W. Beck and K.T. Morgan. 2007. Ontology-based simulations for minimizing environmental impacts of Florida sugarcane production. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Meeting in New Orleans, LA, Nov. 4-8, 2007.