10
Apr

New DSSAT Documentation

We recently published a chapter entitled “The DSSAT crop modeling ecosystem” in the book “Advances in Crop Modeling for a Sustainable Agriculture.” This chapter provides a brief history of DSSAT, an overview of its functionality and applications, and up-to-date information on the status of the DSSAT Cropping System Model (CSM) and the DSSAT tools, utilities […]

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10
Apr

DSSAT Source Code Now Fully Open

The DSSAT community is committed to promoting development of all DSSAT models and software tools as open source projects. As of December, 2019, the DSSAT Cropping System Model (CSM) code is fully open and accessible via GitHub under the BSD 3-Clause “New” or “Revised” License. This license is similar to the BSD 2-Clause License, but with […]

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02
Sep

How should we improve models? Tell us what you think!

The ILSI Research Foundation, Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security (CIMSANS) is hosting a September workshop to evaluate methods for improving models that are needed to carry out a Sustainable Nutrition Security Assessment. To support workshop discussions, several surveys intended for model developers, users or individuals interested in model outputs have […]

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14
Dec

[Q] Any restriction of using DSSAT in commercial projects?

I understand DSSAT is free to download, but was wondering if there are any restrictions with regard to its use in commercial projects, as long as it’s fully referenced, or perhaps on publication of the results. Can you advise as to whether there are any restrictions like these?

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19
Mar

[Q] How to generate daily weather data?

“How to generate daily weather data from an historical daily meteorological data using DSSAT (WeatherMan)?” Good question.

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18
Mar

[Q] Status of taro and cassava models?

“Are the taro and cassava models being actively developed?” Good question.

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18
Mar

[Q] Deterministic or stochastic?

“Are DSSAT models deterministic or stochastic?” Good question.

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05
Mar

Converting WISE 1.1 Soil Profile Database for Crop Models

Through the collaboration with HarvestChoice, a team of scientists at the Universities of Georgia and Florida converted 3,404 soil profiles from the World Soil Information (ISRIC) WISE Global Soil Profile Database v1.1 to the DSSAT-compatible format. Beyond the specific locations, this large collection of soil profiles can be used by crop modeling researchers as a […]

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23
Jan

Goro Uehara (1928-2012)

Goro Uehara, 83, of Honolulu, a professor of soil science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, served as president and member of the Board of Directors for International Consortium for Agricultural Systems Application (ICASA), and an Army veteran, passed away peacefully at his home in Honolulu on January 2, 2012.

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15
Nov

Minutes – Fifteenth Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems

Meeting minutes from the 2011 Open Forum is ready. Catch up on what’s been shared and discussed among about 40 participants from all around the world.

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