07
Aug

13th Virtual DSSAT Development Sprint

The 13th DSSAT Development Sprint was held from July 20-24, 2020 as a Virtual Meeting due to continuing Covid-19 Pandemic. The DSSAT Development Sprint was hosted by the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems and the Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering of the University of Florida. One of the main goals of the DSSAT Development […]

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28
May

Myles Fisher

On May 27, 2020, Dr. Myles Fisher passed away after suffering a stroke. Dr. Myles Fisher was an agronomist who after working for 22 years with the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), spent most of his career as a scientist associated with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) based in Palmira […]

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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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