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DSSAT 2021 European Training Course at the Technical University of Munich, Germany

DSSAT 2021 European Training Course at the Technical University of Munich

The first DSSAT European Training Course was held from August 30 through September 4, 2021 at the Technical University of Munich. The workshop was hosted by Professor Senthold Asseng, Chair Digital Agriculture and Director of the Hans Eisenmann Forum of the Technical University of Munich, with co-sponsorship by the University of Florida and the DSSAT Foundation. The instructors of the workshop included Professor Ken Boote, Mrs. Cheryl Porter, and Professor Gerrit Hoogenboom, University of Florida. The workshop was attended by 24 scientists from different universities, including the University of Hohenheim, the University of Munich (TUM), and the University Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, and from different research institutes, including the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Julius Kühn-Institute, the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), and the Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LfL). Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions, only participants from Germany were able to attend. The six-day workshop covered the same material as the annual International Training Program held in the USA. Many of the participants were able to also work with their own data as part of the workshop. Because of the interest expressed in Europe for crop modeling training, it is expected that another workshop will be conducted in 2022.

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