22
Jun

Scientists from IITA, Wageningen and University of Florida are Optimizing Crop Models for Improved Predictions

The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project scientists are working on optimizing crop models to improve the prediction of the AKILIMO decision support tools. The team is evaluating the performance of the Light Interception and Utilization (LINTUL) and Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) to predict the attainable yield of cassava under well managed […]

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14
Jan

12th DSSAT Development Sprint at the University of Florida

The 12th DSSAT Development Sprint was held from January 6-10, 2020 at the University of Florida and co-hosted by the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems and the Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering. One of the main goals of the DSSAT Development Sprint is to improve the science of the Cropping System Model (CSM) and […]

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09
Jan

Advances in crop modelling for a sustainable agriculture

This collection summarises key advances in crop modelling, with a focus on developing the next generation of crop and whole-farm models to improve decision making and support for farmers. Chapters in Part 1 review advances in modelling individual components of agricultural systems, such as plant responses to environmental conditions, crop growth stage prediction, nutrient and […]

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06
Dec

Cultivating Food Security in Africa

University of Florida (UF) researchers are developing ways to combat food insecurities in Africa. The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative is a five-year project to advance cassava farming by offering decision support tools. Farmers can access these applications to identify ways to maximize crop yield, improve root starch quality, and reduce the yield gap. The project goal is […]

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26
Nov

DSSAT 2019 @ South Africa

The Agrometeorology Programme of the Soil, Climate and Water Campus of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC ∙ LNR) in South Africa, in collaboration with the DSSAT Foundation, organized a DSSAT training program from September 30 through October 4, 2019 at ARC Headquarters in Pretoria, South Africa. Twenty-nine participants from South Africa, Rwanda, Botswana, Swaziland, Mauritius, […]

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14
Oct

23rd Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems

The DSSAT Foundation will be sponsoring the 23rd Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems during this year’s ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2019 International Annual Meeting. The forum is scheduled for Monday night, November 11, 2019, from 7:30 – 9:00pm in Room 225A of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The […]

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16
Sep

DSSAT 2019 @ Pakistan

Hands-on Training workshop with titled  “Climate Change Impact Assessment and Adaptation Strategies for Wheat and Groundnut Production Using Decision Support System” was organized by Department of Agronomy, PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan on 4th to 5th September 2019. The goal of the training workshop is to develop capacity building of scientists, researchers and post-graduate students […]

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02
Sep

DSSAT 2019 @ Thailand

The DSSAT and MWCropDSS 2019 International Training Program entitled “Efficient and precision agricultural resource utilization under changes with simulation models and GIS” was successfully held from August 19 through August 24, 2019 at Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This workshop was jointly presented by Chiang Mai University, The University of Florida, and the […]

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27
Aug

Ask Gerrit and Cheryl Anything about DSSAT

The crop models in Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) simulate growth, development, and yield as a function of the soil-plant-atmosphere dynamics. For more than 30 years, DSSAT has been used for many applications ranging from genetic modeling to on-farm and precision management to regional assessments of the impact of climate variability and climate […]

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18
Jul

International DSSAT Training Workshop in South Africa

The Agricultural Research Council of South Africa will be hosting an International Crop Modeling Training Workshop on DSSAT in collaboration with the University of Florida and the DSSAT Foundation. The workshop will be held from September 30th to October 4th,  2019 at the ARC Offices in Pretoria, preceding the 35th Annual Conference of the South African […]

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