DSSAT v4.6

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


DSSAT Development Sprint 2015

IFDC | December 7-11, 2015

17720420720_05c8543ce5_zDSSAT International Training Workshop 2016

May 16-21, 2016
The University of Georgia at Griffin, Georgia, USA

Jointly presented by the DSSAT Foundation, Washington State University, the University of Florida, the University of Georgia, and IFDC – the workshop will cover the operation of DSSAT Version 4.6, description of the DSSAT-Cropping System Model, CSM and its modules, and the science embedded in the models, minimum data requirements and experimental data collection for systems simulation, integration of crop simulation models with data base management and GIS, and the application of the DSSAT-CSM model to improve management of cropping systems.

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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


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

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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…


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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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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“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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The 19th Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems

If you are attending the 2015 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Meetings in Minneapolis, Minnesota, come and join us at the DSSAT Foundation Open Forum, where we will exchange what’s new on the crop modeling research, collaboration opportunities, and related data and tools development activities. The forum is an informal discussion about crop modeling and decision support systems and […]

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Call for Papers: iCROPM2016 Symposium | Berlin, March 2016

The call for papers is now open for the international iCROPM2016 Symposium on “Crop Modelling for Agriculture and Food Security under Global Climate Change”,  15-17 March, in Berlin. iCROPM2016 gathers internationally renowned scientists in the field of crop modelling and aims to: Review the recent advances in modelling crops and grasslands to support improved agricultural […]

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