I-farm - Modeling biomass production from a farmer's perspective

Ed Van Ouwerkerk, Thomas Lehman Richard, Rob Anex

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Abstract

I-FARM is a web-based farming decision tool designed to simulate whole farm interactions among crops, livestock, carbon and nutrient flows, soil erosion, labor and energy requirements, and overall farm profitability. This tool has been expanded to include bioenergy crops and residues, including switchgrass and corn stover. Once farmers have loaded up the biophysical properties of their farm (currently facilitated by a GIS data-mining tool for Iowa) they can evaluate a wide range of scenarios for different crop rotations, yield, price, etc. Results for several farming systems are presented, demonstrating the variation in price and productivity even in highly productive farmland. Implications for biomass price and policy incentives are discussed. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake, UT 11/4-9/2007).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 AIChE Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2007Nov 9 2007

Publication series

Name2007 AIChE Annual Meeting

Other

Other2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period11/4/0711/9/07

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Biomass
Farms
Crops
Agriculture
Panicum
Data Mining
Livestock
Lakes
Zea mays
Motivation
Soil
Carbon
Salts
Geographic information systems
Nutrients
Data mining
Food
Erosion
Profitability
Productivity

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Van Ouwerkerk, E., Richard, T. L., & Anex, R. (2007). I-farm - Modeling biomass production from a farmer's perspective. In 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting (2007 AIChE Annual Meeting).
Van Ouwerkerk, Ed ; Richard, Thomas Lehman ; Anex, Rob. / I-farm - Modeling biomass production from a farmer's perspective. 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting. 2007. (2007 AIChE Annual Meeting).
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Van Ouwerkerk, E, Richard, TL & Anex, R 2007, I-farm - Modeling biomass production from a farmer's perspective. in 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting. 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting, 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, 11/4/07.

I-farm - Modeling biomass production from a farmer's perspective. / Van Ouwerkerk, Ed; Richard, Thomas Lehman; Anex, Rob.

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