DSSAT Development Sprint hosted by University of Florida, January 08-12, 2018. From January 8-12, 2018, an international core set of researchers working on the DSSAT crop model, tools, and applications, met and collaborated at University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. You can download the agenda of this Sprint here.
Dear Colleagues, It is with great sadness that I inform the DSSAT community that Dr. Paul Wilkens passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017. We owe much to Paul and his dedicated work on behalf of DSSAT. Many of the current programs in DSSAT, including the DSSAT shell, the Seasonal and Sequence application programs, ATCreate, […]
A DSSAT training workshop was held from November 6 through November 10, 2017 at the Center for Learning and Excellence (CLE) in Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines. The workshop was attended by 18 participants who were introduced to an updated version of the CSM-ALOHA-Pineapple model and DSSAT Version 4.7, with specific applications as it relates to […]
November 7, 2017 A University of Florida professor has received a top award from the Soil Science Society of America for helping to develop and apply practices that increase crops, income and help the environment. The L.R. Ahuja Ag Systems Modeling Award goes to a soil scientist, agronomist or crop scientist in recognition of distinguished […]
SEARCA conducted a Short Course on Cropping Systems Models and its Application for Climate Impact Assessment at the SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. The entry-level course, which ran from 4-8 September 2017, described a practical approach for simulating crop production using the empirical and dynamical approach. Twenty-seven (27) individuals from the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar […]
The DSSAT Foundation will be sponsoring the 21st Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems during this year’s ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2017 International Annual Meetings. The forum is scheduled for Monday night, October 23, 2017, from 7:30 – 9:00 pm at the Grand Ballroom B, Marriott Tampa Waterside in Tampa, Florida. The forum is an informal discussion […]
The DSSAT 2017 & MWCropDSS International Training Program, was successfully held at the Majestic hotel, Sakon Nakhon, Thailand from August 20-25, 2017. Twelve 12 newly recruited researchers from the Rice Department, four staff from Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public Organization) (GISTDA), and six staff from the Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) attended the […]
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 […]