DSSAT v4.7

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

10th DSSAT Development Sprint

University of Florida | January 07-11, 2019

DSSAT 2018 @ Thailand

Green Lake Resort Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand
August 27th – September 1st, 2018

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.

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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

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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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…


Second International Crop Modelling Symposium (iCROPM2020)

The Second International Crop Modelling Symposium (iCROPM2020) will be held February 3-5, 2020 in Montpellier, France. Four years after the first International Crop Modelling Symposium in Berlin (iCROPM2016), crop modelers from around the world will meet at the iCROPM2020 Symposium in Montpellier, France to exchange on advances in crop modelling and identify challenges and new […]

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10th DSSAT Development Sprint at the University of Florida

The 10th DSSAT Development Sprint was held from January 07-11, 2019, at the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems & Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department of the University of Florida. The DSSAT Development Sprints are open to anyone interested in programming, but note these are not advanced training workshops.

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DSSAT 2018 @ Thailand

The DSSAT 2018 & MWCropDSS International Training Program was successfully held at the Green Lake Resort Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand from August 27 through September 1, 2018. A total of 24 participants from China (4), Bhutan (1), India (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (1), Thailand (15), USA (1), and 2 observers attended the workshop. The workshop […]

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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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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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