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ANSWER Application

Posted by Alon Ben-Gal at November 15. 2016

The Answer Application is a biological-physical model of water and salt balance, plant water use and plant response to stress coupled with economic calculations for profit in order to consider options for irrigating with water of varied salinity. The coupled model is packaged in a user-friendly menu- and web-based platform. Model inputs characterize the physical (soil hydraulic properties, weather), biological (crop relative response functions to water and salt), management (applied water quality and quantity), and economic (yield value, yield determined and static expenses, capital return, water pricing, farm unit size, etc.) parameters. The application returns yield and profit data for different scenarios of interest and allows consideration of environmental repercussions of economic decisions through calculation of leachate carrying excess water and salts out of the root zone. The application is a useful planning and teaching tool to understand issues of water quality, soil-water-crop-atmosphere relationships, and economic complexities of irrigated agricultural systems.  

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Re: ANSWER Application

Posted by Andrea Schnepf at November 18. 2016

Dear Alon Ben-Gal,

Thank you very much for sharing this information with ISMC. The model is now added to the model collection of the website.

With kind regards,

Andrea

Re: ANSWER Application

Posted by Alon Ben-Gal at November 20. 2016

Hi Andrea,

Attached is a better icon for the model (with the name). Please note that presently, the icon on the model collection page is not linked to the explanation page. 

thanks

Alon

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Re: ANSWER Application

Posted by Andrea Schnepf at November 20. 2016

Dear Alon,

Thanks for the new logo, which now replaces the old one and is linked to the description site!

With kind regards,

Andrea

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