Decision Support Software

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PDF file icon Forage & Cattle Planner User Manual v.2 2014

PDF file icon Forage & Cattle Planner Reference Manual 

Excel Icon FORCAP v.2 2014 - Click to download spreadsheet. Follow installation instructions in the user manual.

Please email Michael Popp to let him know if you wish to use the spreadsheet for research purposes.  The program is available at no charge but a number of parameters are specific to Arkansas and are not easily modified to other situations without access to program code.

license logo FORCAP by Michael Popp, Aaron Smith, Daniel Keeton and William Maples is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


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PDF file icon Energy Crop Analysis & Planning User Manual

Excel Icon ENCAP - Click to download spreadsheet. Follow installation instructions in the user manual.

Please email Michael Popp to let him know if you wish to use the spreadsheet for research purposes.  The program is available at no charge but a number of parameters are specific to Arkansas and are not easily modified to other situations without access to program code.

License logo ENCAP by Michael Popp, Karen Lindsay and Nathanial Cahill is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License


SOYMAP logoSOYMAP is a software tool to assist producers with choosing a soybean maturity group and planting date. The tool uses simulation data that is based on multi-year soybean research trials conducted across 10 states to analyze MG and planting date effects. The software allows comparison of two MG selections for an array of planting date, location, and soil texture options. Results show agronomic performance information such as time window for different growth stages, expected yield, and irrigation needs. Using historical 30-year weather data, simulations allow determining a range of outcomes for these performance measures and attendant economic return estimates. Economic assessments include seasonal sale price, user-specified irrigation cost, and risk implications as well as sensitivity and breakeven analyses.

SOYMAP Tutorial Video

PDF file icon Soybean Maturity Analysis & Planning User Manual-v.4 

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Excel icon  SOYMAP-v.4 -  Please pay close attention to the top paragraph on p. 2 of the user manual before using the software. Should you be experiencing difficulties with Excel on your machine at this time, please send an e-mail to Michael Popp (mpopp@uark.edu).  Thank you.

Please "Save As" to a directory on your computer. Before opening please close any other excel files that you may have open. 

Please email Michael Popp to let him know if you wish to use the spreadsheet for research purposes. The program is available at no charge but a number of parameters are project-specific and are not easily modified to other situations without access to program code.

license logo SOYMAP by Montserrat Salmeron, Michael Popp and Larry Purcell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


SOYRISK logoSOYRISK is a software tool that builds on SOYMAP in the sense that a producer often chooses seed from different maturity groups and planting occurs over a range of dates. The tool optimizes the mix of MG and planting dates that either: i) maximizes profitability subject to a given level of risk; ii) minimizes risk subject to a given level of return; or iii) meets an irrigation limit set by the user. The analysis can also be restricted to different planting windows, soil textures and locations. Results compare current producer plans to optimized outcomes.

PDF file icon SOYRISK User Manual

To receive software updates for SOYRISK, enter your email address below and click the submit button. 

 
 

Excel Icon SOYRISK - Please "Save As" to a directory on your computer. Before opening please close any other excel files that you may have open. 

Please email Michael Popp to let him know if you wish to use the spreadsheet for research purposes. The program is available at no charge but a number of parameters are project-specific and are not easily modified to other situations without access to program code.

license logo SOYRISK by Michael Popp, Larry Purcell, Montserrat Salmeron Cortasa, and Weston Weeks is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


PAM logoPAM is a planning tool that evaluates the effectiveness of various Palmer amaranth management options (row spacing, seedbed preparation, crop and crop trait choice over a ten year period, herbicide selection, post-harvest cover crops, burning of residue, or plowing) on long-term Palmer amaranth seedbank dynamics and economic returns in corn, soybean, and cotton. PAM integrates agronomic, biological, and economic information to help users understand the long-term implications of a given management strategy, or a lack thereof, and thereby make informed management decisions. The model is intended to serve educational needs about integrated weed management. PAM is not an herbicide resistance simulation model; however, it adequately accounts for any pre-existing resistance and the likelihood for developing resistance under any chosen strategy.

The PAM tool has undergone some revisions to address user comments. We have added extra links for herbicide compliance issues, updated herbicide and seed cost prices and made some other minor changes to make the tool more user friendly (like picking a printer and disabling the copy and paste function). Also, please pay close attention to pages 9-11 of the user manual before using the software. Should you experience difficulties with Excel on your machine, please send an e-mail to Michael Popp (mpopp@uark.edu). Thank you.

PDF file icon Palmer Amaranth Management User Manual-v3.0

To receive software updates for PAM, enter your email address below and click the submit button.

 

Excel Icon PAM-v3.0 - Please "Save As" to a directory on your computer. Before opening please close any other excel files that you may have open. 

Please email Michael Popp to let him know if you wish to use the spreadsheet for research purposes. The program is available at no charge but a number of parameters are project-specific and are not easily modified to other situations without access to program code.

license logo PAM by Muthukumar Bagavathiannan, Karen Lindsay, Jason Norsworthy, and Michael Popp is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


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The TGA tool is software that allows analysis of auto-steer or GPS guidance technology for ‘hands-free’ steering on tractors. The user can modify equipment choice, crop enterprises and a number of other default parameters to get estimates of how much input use and cost savings can occur when using this technology on their farm. The tool also calculates: i) the minimum acreage; ii) the breakeven yield improvement; iii) the minimum input use savings; and iv) the equipment efficiency improvements needed for this technology to pay for itself. Finally, the tool provides estimates of greenhouse gas emission changes on the farm with and without auto-steer. Please pay close attention to pages 2-6 of the user manual before using the software. Should you experience difficulties with Excel on your machine, please send an e-mail to Michael Popp (mpopp@uark.edu). Thank you.

Adobe PDF File Logo Tractor Guidance Analysis User Manual-v1.0

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Excel Icon  TGA-v1.2 - Please "Save As" to a directory on your computer. Before opening please close any other excel files that you may have open. 

Please email Michael Popp to let him know if you wish to use the spreadsheet for research purposes. The program is available at no charge but a number of parameters are project-specific and are not easily modified to other situations without access to program code.

license logo  TGA by Karen Lindsay, Michael Popp, Phillip Owens, and Amanda Ashworth is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License