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14
Mar

DSSAT 2019 @ Vietnam

The significant rise in the frequency of extreme weather events in recent years has affected agricultural production systems and posture severe problems to farmers, agricultural scientists and extension officers, especially for making decisions at a field level. Hence, it is necessary to strengthen the capacity of regional extension personnel and scientists by providing significant strategies […]

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21
Feb

GARDIAN and facilitating data interoperability at CGIAR

The CGIAR online search engine, GARDIAN, is easy to navigate and to perform simple queries to locate data and publications; however, there is a challenge to making these data useable on a large scale. There is a major gap between the potential value of data collected in agricultural experiments and the value currently obtained through […]

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21
Feb

Cross-continental disease and crop modeling collaborations to beat back wheat blast

Cross-continental collaborations facilitated by the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture thrive to beat back the threat of wheat blast in Brazil and Bangladesh. Wheat blast disease is a major threat to smallholder farmers. The disease was first discovered in Brazil in 1985. Decades later it escaped from South America when it crept its […]

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22
Jan

Second International Crop Modelling Symposium (iCROPM2020)

The Second International Crop Modelling Symposium (iCROPM2020) will be held February 3-5, 2020 in Montpellier, France. Four years after the first International Crop Modelling Symposium in Berlin (iCROPM2016), crop modelers from around the world will meet at the iCROPM2020 Symposium in Montpellier, France to exchange on advances in crop modelling and identify challenges and new […]

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28
Aug

22nd Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems

The DSSAT Foundation will be sponsoring the 22nd Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems during this year’s ASA-CSSA 2018 International Annual Meeting. The forum is scheduled for Monday night, November 5, 2018, from 7:30 – 9:00 pm in Room 332 of the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The forum is an […]

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25
Aug

DSSAT 2018 @ Jamaica

Over the period July 16-27, 2018, the Department of Physics, University of the West Indies, in concert with the Department of Life Sciences (Mona and St. Augustine) facilitated a Training Workshop on Crop Simulation Modelling, Climate change and Livestock Impact Assessment. The workshop consistent of two one week sections, one basic and one advanced. The […]

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13
Jun

DSSAT & MWCropDSS 2018 International Training Program

The DSSAT and MWCropDSS 2018 International Training Program entitled “Efficient and precision agricultural resource utilization under changes with simulation models and GIS” will be held from August 27 through September 1, 2018 at Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This workshop is jointly presented by Chiang Mai University, The University of Florida, the DSSAT […]

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27
Apr

CRAFT: A New Spatial Yield Forecasting Tool

The CCAFS Regional Agricultural Forecasting Toolbox (CRAFT) is a software platform designed for yield forecasting at spatial resolutions of either 5 or 30 arc-minutes using an ensemble modeling approach. Currently the DSSAT, APSIM, and SARRA-H crop simulation models have been implemented for nine important food and feed crops using the AgMIP IT tools. CRAFT was […]

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13
Apr

New Perennial Forage Model in DSSAT 4.7

We are pleased to announce the release of the CSM-CROPGRO-Perennial-Forage model in DSSAT Version 4.7, complete with species adaptations and data files for three perennial forages:  Brachiaria brizantha Stapf cv. Marandu, ‘Tifton 85’ bermudagrass (Cynodon spp.), and alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) cv. Aragón. The CROPGRO Perennial Forage Model (CROPGRO-PFM) was developed from the annual crop […]

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12
Apr

DSSAT 2018 @ Indonesia

A DSSAT training workshop was held from April 9 through April 13, 2018 at the Training Center of Pt. Great Giant Pineapple, Terbanggi Besar Km 77, Lampung Tengah, Indonesia. The workshop was attended by 21 participants who were introduced to an updated version of the ALOHA-Pineapple model of DSSAT Version 4.7, with specific applications as […]

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