29
Nov

Obituary for Paul Wilkens

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, […]

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16
Nov

DSSAT 2017 @ Philippines

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 […]

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09
Nov

Globally Recognized UF/IFAS Crop-Model Researcher Wins National Soil Science Award

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 […]

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19
Sep

SEARCA Holds Short Course on Crop Systems Modeling

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 […]

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12
Sep

The 21st Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems

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 […]

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24
Aug

DSSAT 2017 & MWCropDSS International Training Program

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 […]

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19
Aug

ICSM trait modeling workshop

International Consortium for Sugarcane Modelling (ICSM) trait modeling workshop held on 26 and 27 June 2017 in Mount Edgecombe, South Africa (more…)

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24
Mar

[Q] What is “Error 1402” and how to get around?

“When I tried to install a new version of DSSAT on Windows 7, I get “Error 1402″ followed by two 32 digit hexadecimal strings, and this keeps me from installing the software. Is there a solution?” Good question

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05
Mar

Converting WISE 1.1 Soil Profile Database for Crop Models

Biophysical models are commonly used in ecosystem impact assessment studies at different temporal and spatial scales, and their results implicate decisions on the overall system at multiple levels—from micro-scale natural resource management to country- or regional-scale policy decisions. In agricultural systems, soil data is often key for understanding the current status of the ecosystem and […]

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