DSSAT v4.6

Latest Version: 4.6.1.0 (Sep 2015) | Free of charge!

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DSSAT 2016

The University of Georgia – Griffin | May 16-21, 2016

4th DSSAT Development Sprint

IFDC | December 7-11, 2015

DSSAT 2015

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

DSSAT 2015 Workshop at ICRISAT

ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India | 23-27 March 2015

ICASA Data Standards Version 2.0

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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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WISE v1.1 Soil Profiles

Add 3,400+ Soil Profiles to Your DSSAT

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Improving Soil Fertility Recommendations in Africa

The new book gives a detailed description of the application of DSSAT in simulating crop and soil processes within various Agro-ecological zones in Africa. The book provides examples of the application of DSSAT models to simulate nitrogen applications, soil and water conservation practices including effects of zai technology, phosphorus and maize productivity, generation of genetic coefficients, long-term soil fertility management technologies in the drylands, microdosing, optimization of nitrogen x germplasms x water, spatial analysis of water and nutrient use efficiencies and, tradeoff analysis.

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What is DSSAT?

Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) is a software application program that comprises crop simulation models for over 42 crops (as of v4.6). 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…

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Apr

Announcing the 5th DSSAT Development Sprint | Gainesville, Florida | July 25-29, 2016

Following the successes in the previous workshops, the 5th DSSAT Development Sprint Workshop will be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, during the week of July 25. The main purpose of this workshop is for the DSSAT Developers to get together and polish the codebase collectively, but we also welcome anyone working with the DSSAT code and […]

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Dec

4th DSSAT Development Sprint

During the week of December 7, 2015, a group of 21 DSSAT developers from around the world were gathered at IFDC Headquarters in Muscle Shoal, Alabama, for the 4th DSSAT Development Sprint Workshop. This was another “working” workshop with emphasis on code development and model and tool improvement. Specific issues/topics discussed during the Sprint includes: Specific crops Taro Tanier […]

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22
Oct

DSSAT-estimated climate change impacts featured in National Geographic Magazine

The upcoming issue of National Geographic Magazine (November 2015) features a story describing DSSAT-estimated climate change impacts on four crops at global scale.

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15
Oct

A New Global High-Resolution Soil Profile Database for DSSAT

The HarvestChoice Project at IFPRI, in collaboration with IRI at Columbia University and Michigan State University, published a working paper on the development of a new, global high-resolution soil profile database for DSSAT. The dataset is freely available at IFPRI’s Dataverse at http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/1PEEY0.

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Oct

“Thank You” note from the ICTP and AGRHYMET

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy, in collaboration with the AGRHYMET Regional Center, Niger, organized a workshop on “Climate Applications for Food Security” from September 28 to October 2, 2015 in Niamey, Niger. DSSAT v4.6 was one of the tools used in the hand-on training of the workshop, and the organization […]

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