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…


DSSAT Perturb Tool

CLIMsystems announced a new tool called DSSAT Perturb, which generates climate projection data files for use with DSSAT.

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Washington, DC – DSSAT User Group Meeting on December 4, 2014

Dear DSSAT users in Washington, DC-area – On December 4th, come to the DC DSSAT User Group meeting and mingle with the core developers of DSSAT. Hear from the DSSAT insiders about what’s new and what’s coming. You will have chances to also share how you use DSSAT and what’s your wishlist items.

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Meeting Note from Long Beach, CA: Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems 2014

It was great catching up with you, fellow crop modelers at the Open Forum! Here is the meeting note for those of you who couldn’t join us. Hope to see you all again at the next forum in 2015!

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Guess how many DSSAT users are in the world: 5,000 (and counting)!

On October 19th, 2014, the total number of unique (since some users requested multiple times) DSSAT v4.5 download requests surpassed 5,000 – another new big milestone showing the worldwide interest in DSSAT and its strong community! Cumulative number of download requests by quarter shows almost linear, continuous increase of DSSAT users since its public release in May 2011.

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DSSAT Foundation Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems 2014

The DSSAT Foundation will be sponsoring the annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems during this year’s ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2014 Annual Meetings. The forum is an informal discussion about crop modeling and decision support systems and open to anyone.

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