DSSAT v4.7

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22nd Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems

If you are attending the ASA-CSSA 2018 International Annual Meeting Baltimore, MD, 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.

  • Day, Date: November 5, 2018
  • Start Time: 7:30 PM
  • End Time: 9:00 PM
  • Location: Room 332 of the Baltimore Convention Center

DSSAT 2018 @ Jamaica

University of the West Indies | July 16-27, 2018

9th DSSAT Development Sprint

University of Arizona | July 09-13, 2018

DSSAT 2018

The University of Georgia – Griffin | May 14-19, 2018

CRAFT: A New Spatial Yield Forecasting Tool

The CCAFS Regional Agricultural Forecasting Toolbox (CRAFT) is a software platform designed for yield forecasting at spatial resolutions of either 5 or 30 arc-minutes using an ensemble modeling approach. Currently the DSSAT, APSIM, and SARRA-H crop simulation models have been implemented for nine important food and feed crops using the AgMIP IT tools. CRAFT was an initiative of CCAFS and was developed in partnership with the Asia Risk Center, Washington State University, and the University of Florida.

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DSSAT 2018 @ Indonesia

Lampung Tengah, Indonesia | April 9 – 13, 2018

DSSAT 2018 @ Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia | March 19 – 24, 2018

DSSAT 2018 IITA International Training Program

Ibadan, Nigeria | February 26 to March 2, 2018

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.

Read more about the Award

DSSAT 2017 @ Philippines

Polomolok, South Cotabato | November 6 – 10, 2017

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

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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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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Aug

22nd Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems

The DSSAT Foundation will be sponsoring the 22nd Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems during this year’s ASA-CSSA 2018 International Annual Meeting. The forum is scheduled for Monday night, November 5, 2018, from 7:30 – 9:00 pm in Room 332 of the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The forum is an […]

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25
Aug

DSSAT 2018 @ Jamaica

Over the period July 16-27, 2018, the Department of Physics, University of the West Indies, in concert with the Department of Life Sciences (Mona and St. Augustine) facilitated a Training Workshop on Crop Simulation Modelling, Climate change and Livestock Impact Assessment. The workshop consistent of two one week sections, one basic and one advanced. The […]

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17
Jul

9th DSSAT Development Sprint at the University of Arizona

The 9th DSSAT Development Sprint was held from July 09-13, 2018, at the Maricopa Agricultural Research Center (MAC) of the University of Arizona in collaboration with the Arid Land Agricultural Research Center (ALARC) of USDA-ARS. The workshop was attended by scientists from Brazil, Jordan, Mexico, South Korea, and the USA. One of the main goals […]

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13
Jun

DSSAT & MWCropDSS 2018 International Training Program

The DSSAT and MWCropDSS 2018 International Training Program entitled “Efficient and precision agricultural resource utilization under changes with simulation models and GIS” will be held from August 27 through September 1, 2018 at Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This workshop is jointly presented by Chiang Mai University, The University of Florida, the DSSAT […]

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21
May

DSSAT 2018 International Training Program at the University of Georgia

Agricultural scientists from across the world met on the University of Georgia Griffin Campus from May 14-19, 2018 to learn about the latest Version 4.7.2 of the DSSAT computer software program. The Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) helps researchers predict the growth and yield of various crops in response to the genetics, weather […]

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