DSSAT 2015

The University of Georgia – Griffin | May 18-23, 2015

DSSAT 2015 Workshop at ICRISAT

ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India | 23-27 March 2015

The 2nd DSSAT Development Sprint

IFPRI, Washington, DC | 1-5 December 2014

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!


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…


OECD uses DSSAT model for climate-smart agriculture strategies

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) used IFPRI’s International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT) modeling framework, which incorporated DSSAT-estimated crop productivity change scenarios, to create sophisticated projections of agricultural commodities and trade.

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Announcing the 3rd DSSAT Development Sprint Workshop | Maricopa, Arizona, in June 15-19, 2015

Following successes in the previous workshops, the 3rd DSSAT Development Sprint Workshop 2015 will be held at the Maricopa Agricultural Center (MAC) of the University of Arizona (Google Maps) in June 15-19.

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ICRISAT holds International Training Program on DSSAT at Headquarters

Five-day DSSAT training program was coordinated by the Learning Systems Unit (LSU) of the Knowledge Sharing and Innovation (KSI) at ICRISAT HQ in Hyderabad, India. Thirty participants of various disciplinary background from partner institutions in India and Africa attended the training program, held from 23rd to 27th March, 2015.

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Presentations from the DC DSSAT User Group Meeting (Dec 4, 2014)

The 1st DC DSSAT User Group Meeting was successfully held at IFPRI on December 4th, 2014. About 30 participants shared their DSSAT stories and research/applications where DSSAT plays a key role.

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The 2nd DSSAT Development Sprint Workshop 2014

Once again, as the new version of DSSAT is getting really-close to the public release, the core DSSAT developers gathered together at IFPRI HQ in Washington, DC, for a week-long Development Sprint workshop, second such event in 2014.

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