409 Honoring the Contributions of Laj Ahuja: Building Bridges Among Disciplines by Synthesizing and Quantifying Soil and Plant Processes for Whole Systems Modeling Oral

Oral Session
ASA Section: Climatology and Modeling
Production agriculture faces an abundance of challenges with climate variability, scarcity and competition for natural resources and volatile energy and fertilizer costs. However, agricultural system models are tools that provide decision support for dryland and irrigated agriculture by combining soil, plant and atmospheric processes to simulate the impacts of precipitation and agronomic, irrigation, nutrient and soil management practices on crop production. Continued integration of field research data and refinement of such models will prove invaluable to optimize production agriculture and environmental management. Experts from different disciplines will discuss aspects of system modeling that are critical to future advancements.

SSSA Division: Soil Physics and Hydrology

Agroclimatology and Agronomic Modeling Community

Wednesday, November 9, 2016: 10:55 AM-2:30 PM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 227 C

Scott B. Jones , Robert J. Lascano , Liwang Ma , Ole Wendroth and Susan A. O'Shaughnessy
Ole Wendroth
10:55 AM
Introductory Remarks
12:00 PM
Lunch Break
1:45 PM
Agronomic-Economic Coupled Decision Support Application for Irrigation with Water Containing Salts.
Alon Ben-Gal, Agricultural Research Organization of Israel; Avigail Ben-Or Kaner, Agricultural Research Organization; Effi Tripler, Arava Research and Dvelopment; Efrat Hadas, Ministry of Agriculture
2:00 PM
Improving the DSSAT Crop Models for Response to Climate, Soils, and Management: Past, Present, and Future.
Kenneth J. Boote, University of Florida; James W. Jones, University of Florida; Gerrit Hoogenboom, University of Florida; Cheryl Porter, University of Florida
2:30 PM