During the week of January 9 through 13, 2017 a group of DSSAT developers met at Oklahoma State University for the 6th DSSAT Development Sprint.
At a recent workshop participants were trained on how to reliably simulate crop yields over space, and use aggregated forecasts to improve food security on sub-national to national scales using the CCAFS Regional Agricultural Forecasting Toolbox (CRAFT).
During the week of October 24 – 28, 2016, a group of 35 agricultural scientists from 11 research institutes in Cuba met at Universidad Agraria de la Habana, located in San Jose de las Lajas, to learn about the use of crop growth simulation models.
The DSSAT Foundation will be sponsoring the 20th Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems during this year’s ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2016 International Annual Meetings. The Forum is scheduled for November 7, 2016, from 7:30 – 9:00 pm in Maryvale A, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Phoenix, AZ.
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, […]
DSSAT is currently listed as one of the greatest accomplishments of the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Read the full story at here. How it began In 1983, James W. Jones, a UF/IFAS Agricultural and Biological Engineering faculty member, was asked to contribute to a new USAID initiative on the use of […]
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 […]
The upcoming issue of National Geographic Magazine (November 2015) features a story describing DSSAT-estimated climate change impacts on four crops at global scale.
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 […]