DSSAT 2017


DSSAT 2017 International Training

Assessing Crop Production, Nutrient Management, Climatic Risk, and Environmental Sustainability with Simulation Models

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

Presented by a joint training program of the DSSAT Foundation, Auburn University, University of Florida, University of Georgia, and the International Fertilizer Development Center.

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Program Goal and Objectives

The overall goal of this training program is to familiarize participants with a comprehensive computer model for the simulation of crop growth and yield, soil and plant water, nutrient and carbon dynamics and their application to real world problems.

Each participant will receive the DSSAT Software (Version 4.6 for Windows) and the book Understanding Options for Agricultural Production.

DSSAT Gerrit-CherylSpecifically the program will focus on:

  • Operation of the Windows-based Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) Version 4.6.
  • Description of the DSSAT-Cropping System Model, CSM and its modules, such as CROPGRO and CERES, and the science embedded in the models.
  • Minimum data requirements and experimental data collection for systems simulation.
  • Integration of crop simulation models with data base management and Geographical Information Systems.
  • Application of the DSSAT-CSM model to improve management of cropping systems.


DSSAT classroomThe registration fee is $1500 if you register by March 31 and $1,800 if you register after March 31. It covers resource material including the DSSAT v4.6 software and the book Understanding Options for Agricultural Production. It also includes AM/PM breaks and lunch on training days, and registration services. It does not cover breakfast, dinner, lodging, health insurance, or transportation. Each participant is responsible for these costs. If you register by March 31, 2017, you are assured of receiving a confirmation package. Enrollment is limited to 50 participants.

  1. DSSAT AttendeesBy mail: Mail your registration and payment to the Office of Continuing Education, The University of Georgia, Griffin Campus, 1109 Experiment St., Griffin, GA 30223.
  2. In person: Come to the Office of Continuing Education, which is located in the Stuckey Conference Center, Room 125, on the Griffin Campus. Business hours 8 am-5 pm, M-F.
  3. By telephone: Our telephone number is 1-770-229-3477. Payment is by credit card only.
  4. By fax: Fill out your registration form and fax it to 1-770-233-6180. Payment is by credit card only.
  5. Online: Online registration through UGA Marketplace
  6. Payment by Wire Transfer: If you are not able to pay using the options given above, you may be able to wire transfer funds to the University of Georgia. Contact the Office of Continuing Education for information on this payment option.