DSSAT v4.7

Latest Version: 4.7.0 (November 2017) | Free of charge!

UF researchers are trying to grow potatoes and pineapples on a computer

January 24, 2018

UF researchers are discovering ways to efficiently use resources to provide for the world’s increasing population by growing digital crops.

UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers, with the help of various fundings, have discovered new advances in precision agriculture, an interdisciplinary approach to farming that uses technology to form digital simulations of crop growth, said Gerrit Hoogenboom, professor of agricultural and biological engineering and a researcher on the project.

Hoogenboom said he develops computer models and decision support systems, which allows researchers to digitally test the best ways to grow crops. So instead of doing tests in a field, they can be done on the system.

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8th DSSAT Development Sprint

University of Florida | January 08-12, 2018

Obituary for Paul Wilkens

It is with great sadness that I inform the DSSAT community that Dr. Paul Wilkens passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017.

Globally Recognized UF/IFAS Crop-Model Researcher Wins National Soil Science Award

November 7, 2017

A University of Florida professor has received a top award from the Soil Science Society of America for helping to develop and apply practices that increase crops, income and help the environment. The L.R. Ahuja Ag Systems Modeling Award goes to a soil scientist, agronomist or crop scientist in recognition of distinguished contributions and their demonstrated impact in the past five to seven years.

“It was a great honor to be recognized for my work in crop modeling and decision-support systems,” said Gerrit Hoogenboom, a UF/IFAS professor of agricultural and biological engineering and a preeminent scholar at the UF/IFAS Institute for Sustainable Food Systems.

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DSSAT 2017 @ Philippines

Polomolok, South Cotabato | November 6 – 10, 2017

17720420720_05c8543ce5_zDSSAT International Training Workshop 2018

May 14-19, 2018
The University of Georgia at Griffin, Georgia, USA

Jointly presented by the DSSAT Foundation, Auburn University, University of Florida, University of Georgia, and the International Fertilizer Development Center – the workshop will cover the operation of DSSAT Version 4.7, 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 database management and GIS, and the application of the DSSAT-CSM model to improve management of cropping systems.

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Short Course on Crop Systems Modeling

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) | September 04-08, 2017

7th DSSAT Development Sprint

IFDC | July 10-14, 2017

ICSM trait modeling workshop

International Consortium for Sugarcane Modelling (ICSM) | June 26-27, 2017

DSSAT 2017

The University of Georgia – Griffin | May 15-20, 2017

6th DSSAT Development Sprint

Oklahoma State University | January 9-13, 2017

Advanced Application of DSSAT

Arusha, Tanzania | October 5 – 12, 2016

DSSAT 2016

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

ICASA Data Standards Version 2.0

icasa_v2_paper

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 software application program that comprises dynamic crop growth simulation models for over 40 crops. DSSAT is supported by a range of utilities and apps for weather, soil, genetic, crop management, and observational experimental data, and includes example data sets for all crop models. The crop simulation models simulate growth, development and yield as a function of the soil-plant-atmosphere dynamics. DSSAT has been used for many applications ranging from genetic modeling to on-farm and precision management to regional assessments of the impact of climate variability and climate change. DSSAT has been in use for more than 30 years by researchers, educators, consultants, extension agents, growers, private industry, policy and decision makers, and many others in over 150 countries worldwide.  Learn more…

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Jan

UF researchers are trying to grow potatoes and pineapples on a computer

UF researchers are discovering ways to efficiently use resources to provide for the world’s increasing population by growing digital crops. UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers, with the help of various fundings, have discovered new advances in precision agriculture, an interdisciplinary approach to farming that uses technology to form digital simulations of crop […]

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19
Jan

[Q] Soil layer options

There are 3 methods of dealing with soil layers in DSSAT, controlled by MESOL in simulation controls: MESOL = 1: old DSSAT method of forcing soil layer thicknesses to be 5, 10, 15, 15, 15, 30, 30, 30, 60, 60, 60 cm thick. Soil properties are blended when user input layers are forced to standard […]

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12
Jan

DSSAT Sprint at University of Florida

DSSAT Development Sprint hosted by University of Florida, January 08-12, 2018. January 08-12, 2018, an international core set of researchers working on DSSAT crop modeling met and collaborated at University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. You can download the agenda of this Sprint here.

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10
Jan

[Q] How to compile and run DSSAT on Linux/MAC?

“How to compile and run DSSAT on Linux?” Good question.

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29
Nov

Obituary for Paul Wilkens

Dear Colleagues, It is with great sadness that I inform the DSSAT community that Dr. Paul Wilkens passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017.   We owe much to Paul and his dedicated work on behalf of DSSAT. Many of the current programs in DSSAT, including the DSSAT shell, the Seasonal and Sequence application programs, ATCreate, […]

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