The AgMIP/MACSUR projects jointly launched a survey about crop model calibration, as the first step to understand different approaches to calibration used by crop modelers.
During the week of July 25 a small group of developers met in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida for 5th DSSAT Development Sprint. Some exciting new developments include a forage module for the simulation of perennial grasses, an expanded “automated irrigation” option that allows for stage specific irrigation, […]
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.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]