During the week of July 25 a small group of developers met in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida for 5th DSSAT Development Sprint. Some exciting new developments include a forage module for the simulation of perennial grasses, an expanded “automated irrigation” option that allows for stage specific irrigation, […]
DSSAT is currently listed as one of the greatest accomplishments of the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Read the full story at here. How it began In 1983, James W. Jones, a UF/IFAS Agricultural and Biological Engineering faculty member, was asked to contribute to a new USAID initiative on the use of […]
Following the successes in the previous workshops, the 5th DSSAT Development Sprint Workshop will be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, during the week of July 25. The main purpose of this workshop is for the DSSAT Developers to get together and polish the codebase collectively, but we also welcome anyone working with the DSSAT code and […]
During the week of December 7, 2015, a group of 21 DSSAT developers from around the world were gathered at IFDC Headquarters in Muscle Shoal, Alabama, for the 4th DSSAT Development Sprint Workshop. This was another “working” workshop with emphasis on code development and model and tool improvement. Specific issues/topics discussed during the Sprint includes: Specific crops Taro Tanier […]
The upcoming issue of National Geographic Magazine (November 2015) features a story describing DSSAT-estimated climate change impacts on four crops at global scale.
The HarvestChoice Project at IFPRI, in collaboration with IRI at Columbia University and Michigan State University, published a working paper on the development of a new, global high-resolution soil profile database for DSSAT. The dataset is freely available at IFPRI’s Dataverse at http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/1PEEY0.
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy, in collaboration with the AGRHYMET Regional Center, Niger, organized a workshop on “Climate Applications for Food Security” from September 28 to October 2, 2015 in Niamey, Niger. DSSAT v4.6 was one of the tools used in the hand-on training of the workshop, and the organization […]
If you are attending the 2015 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Meetings in Minneapolis, Minnesota, come and join us at the DSSAT Foundation Open Forum, where we will exchange what’s new on the crop modeling research, collaboration opportunities, and related data and tools development activities. The forum is an informal discussion about crop modeling and decision support systems and […]
The call for papers is now open for the international iCROPM2016 Symposium on “Crop Modelling for Agriculture and Food Security under Global Climate Change”, 15-17 March, in Berlin. iCROPM2016 gathers internationally renowned scientists in the field of crop modelling and aims to: Review the recent advances in modelling crops and grasslands to support improved agricultural […]