DSSAT 2014

The University of Georgia – Griffin | May 19-24, 2014

DSSAT Training 2014 for Agricultural Economists

IFPRI West Africa, Dakar, Senegal | 7-11 April 2014

DSSAT Development Sprint Workshop 2014

IFDC, Muscle Shoals, Alabama | 24-28 March 2014

DSSAT Training 2014 in Thailand

Chiang Mai University | 10-21 February 2014

ICASA Data Standards Version 2.0


Researchers increasingly seek to integrate results from multiple experiments. The ICASA V2.0 standards allow flexible description of field experiments. Major categories of data are management, soil, weather and crop responses. The standards may be implemented in diverse digital formats. Planned improvements emphasize data quality and appropriate usage.

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DSSAT 2013

The University of Georgia – Griffin | May 20-25, 2013

DSSAT v4.5

Latest Version: (Jan 2012) | Free of charge!

AgMIP Multiple Crop Model Training in India

ICRISAT, Patancheru, India | March 25-29, 2013

AgMIP Multiple Crop Model Training in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal | March 18-22, 2013

Simulation Modeling Workshop in Pakistan

Multan, Pakistan | March 3-4, 2013

What is DSSAT?

Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) is a software application program that comprises crop simulation models for over 28 crops (as of v4.5). DSSAT is supported by data base management programs for soil, weather, and crop management and experimental data, and by utilities and application programs. The crop simulation models in DSSAT simulate growth, development and yield as a function of the soil-plant-atmosphere dynamics, and they have been used for many applications ranging from on-farm and precision management to regional assessments of the impact of climate variability and climate change. It has been in use for more than 20 years by researchers, educators, consultants, extension agents, growers, and policy and decision makers in over 100 countries worldwide.  Learn more…


Noticed something new? We’ve got a new logo!

Yes, we’ve got a new logo! As we approaches a new milestone of DSSAT v4.6, we ran a logo design contest at 99designs.com, a crowd-sourcing platform targeted for designing projects. For about two weeks of contest period in April 2014, total of 54 designers worldwide submitted 195 designs. After several rounds of internal review among the DSSAT Foundation’s founding members, finally a logo submitted by an Indonesian designer, Krustovin August, was selected as the winner.

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DSSAT Training Workshop 2014 at the University of Georgia

The largest crop modeling training workshop of the year – the 2014 DSSAT Training Workshop was successfully held at the University of Georgia’s Griffin Campus during the week of May 19th. Total of 57 participants, representing 22 countries, attended the 6-day workshop to learn from the science and background of various components of the cropping systems modeling to […]

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DSSAT Training 2014 for Agricultural Economists

Organized by AGRODEP, IFPRI, and DSSAT Foundation, a DSSAT Training Workshop was held in Dakar, Senegal, in April 2014. Thirteen AGRODEP members from seven countries were trained to learn the background and science of crop system modeling, preparing the model input data and understanding model outputs, and the operation of DSSAT v4.6 and its applications.

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European Society for Agronomy Congress 2014: 25-29 August in Debrecen, Hungary

European Society for Agronomy organizes the 8th ESA Congress – hosted by the Centre for Agricultural and Applied Economic Sciences of the University of Debrecen, Hungary between 25-28 August 2014. Jon Lizaso, Professor at the Technical University of Madrid (and one of the core DSSAT Development Team), will give a keynote speech “IMPROVING CROP MODELS: INCORPORATING NEW PROCESSES, NEW APPROACHES, AND BETTER CALIBRATIONS”

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“Climate Change and African Agricultre” – Three regional studies from IFPRI

In December 2013, IFPRI published a series of three books presenting climate change impact assessment studies for three regions of Africa: East, Southern, and West Africa. Each study used DSSAT to assess the potential impacts of climate change scenarios on crop growth and yields, which were used as an input to the IMPACT global food trade and food security model.

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