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15
Jan

14th Virtual DSSAT Development Sprint

The 14th DSSAT Development Sprint was held from January 11-15, 2021 as a Virtual Meeting due to continuing Covid-19 Pandemic. The DSSAT Development Sprint was hosted by the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems and the Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering of the University of Florida. One of the main goals of the DSSAT Development […]

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28
May

Myles Fisher

On May 27, 2020, Dr. Myles Fisher passed away after suffering a stroke. Dr. Myles Fisher was an agronomist who after working for 22 years with the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), spent most of his career as a scientist associated with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) based in Palmira […]

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10
Apr

New DSSAT Documentation

We recently published a chapter entitled “The DSSAT crop modeling ecosystem” in the book “Advances in Crop Modeling for a Sustainable Agriculture.” This chapter provides a brief history of DSSAT, an overview of its functionality and applications, and up-to-date information on the status of the DSSAT Cropping System Model (CSM) and the DSSAT tools, utilities […]

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10
Apr

DSSAT Source Code Now Fully Open

The DSSAT community is committed to promoting development of all DSSAT models and software tools as open source projects. As of December, 2019, the DSSAT Cropping System Model (CSM) code is fully open and accessible via GitHub under the BSD 3-Clause “New” or “Revised” License. This license is similar to the BSD 2-Clause License, but with […]

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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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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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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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15
Jul

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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05
May

DSSAT 2019 International Training Program @ Thailand

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

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15
Apr

DSSAT participates in the Agricultural Model Exchange Initiative

A model development workshop was held at the University of Florida April 9-11, 2019 to collaborate on the Agricultural Model Exchange Initiative (AMEI), an open initiative that aims to address challenges for exchanging model units at different granularities between modeling frameworks. Pierre Martre and Cyrille Midingoyi from INRA and Christophe Pradal from CIRAD traveled to […]

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