Improving Soil Fertility Recommendations in Africa using the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT)

Editors: Kihara, J., Fatondji, D., Jones, J.W., Hoogenboom, G., Tabo, R., Bationo, A. (Eds.)

  • Presents examples on the application of DSSAT models and general crop modelling concepts, using African examples
  • Presents and discusses minimum dataset requirement for appropriate modelling in DSSAT
  • Highlights common challenges of crop growth modelling in the African situation
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The book gives a detailed description of the application of DSSAT in simulating crop and soil processes within various Agro-ecological zones in Africa. The book, an output of a series of 3 workshops, provides examples of the application of DSSAT models to simulate nitrogen applications, soil and water conservation practices including effects of zai technology, phosphorus and maize productivity, generation of genetic coefficients, long-term soil fertility management technologies in the drylands, microdosing, optimization of nitrogen x germplasms x water, spatial analysis of water and nutrient use efficiencies and, tradeoff analysis. The minimum dataset requirements for DSSAT is discussed. This book arises from attempts to address the limited use of models in decision support by African agricultural (both soil scientist and agronomists) scientists.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Building Capacity for Modeling in Africa

    Bationo, Andre (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Experiments and Data for Model Evaluation and Application

    Hoogenboom, Gerrit (et al.)

    Pages 9-18

  • Knowing the African Soils to Improve Fertilizer Recommendations

    Bationo, Andre (et al.)

    Pages 19-42

  • Uncertainties in Simulating Crop Performance in Degraded Soils and Low Input Production Systems

    Jones, James W. (et al.)

    Pages 43-59

  • The Response of Maize to N Fertilization in a Sub-humid Region of Ghana: Understanding the Processes Using a Crop Simulation Model

    MacCarthy, D. S. (et al.)

    Pages 61-75

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eBook $149.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9690-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Improving Soil Fertility Recommendations in Africa using the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT)
Editors
  • Job Kihara
  • Dougbedji Fatondji
  • James W Jones
  • Gerrit Hoogenboom
  • Ramadjita Tabo
  • Andre Bationo
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2960-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2960-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2959-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9690-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 188
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