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DSSAT v4.7 Released

DSSAT v4.7 can now be requested from the DSSAT portal at This version was released at two international training workshops in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand (August 20-25, 2017) and Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines (November 6-10, 2017).

New capabilities have been added since v4.6.1:

  • New crop models:
    • Perennial forage model (PRFRM) – bermudagrass, brachiaria, bahia grass, alfalfa
    • NWheat (WHAPS)
    • Pineapple model (PIALO)
    • Cassava model (CSYCA)
    • Sunflower model (SUGRO)
    • Safflower model (SFGRO)
  • New datasets for potato, rice, canola, as well as for the new crop models.
  • Option for output in comma delimited format (csv)
  • Increased portability through use of improved CMake files and standardization of file names.
  • Improvements to millet model.
  • Recalibration of potato model (PTSUB) with new data.
  • Hourly energy balance model restored.
  • Growth stage irrigation capability.

The following is the reference for this version:

Hoogenboom, G., C.H. Porter, V. Shelia, K.J. Boote, U. Singh, J.W. White, L.A. Hunt, R. Ogoshi, J.I. Lizaso, J. Koo, S. Asseng, A. Singels, L.P. Moreno, and J.W. Jones. 2017. Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) Version 4.7 ( DSSAT Foundation, Gainesville, Florida, USA.


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