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04
Apr

Final DSSAT Version 4.8 released

Since the release of DSSAT Version 4.7.5, the DSSAT model development team has been working diligently to improve the Cropping System Model (CSM) of DSSAT as well as the various tools, utilities, and application programs. Much progress was made during the DSSAT Development Sprints or Hackathons that are held bi-annually. We evaluated the first version […]

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01
Apr

How do you run DSSAT on Linux/Mac OS?

Unfortunately, for Linux/Mac users, there is no installation for these platforms yet. Most of the tools we use in DSSAT were developed for Windows platform. In this case, you need to install a Virtual Machine in order to run Windows platform. Step 1: To get started with the installation you need to install the VirtualBox. […]

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03
Dec

Ghana set to generate CRAFT operational in-season yield forecasts in 2022

Ghana’s first training event on the CCAFS Regional Agricultural Forecasting Tool (CRAFT) was held in its capital city, Accra, during 25-29 October to strengthen national capacity for in-season yield forecasting, assessing impacts of climate fluctuations on crop production and projecting such impacts in the future. Organized by the University of Ghana, University of Florida and […]

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29
Oct

New study predicts two popular American foods surprisingly resilient to climate change

Original by Samantha Murray, October 21, 2021. Sam is a senior public relations specialist at UF/IFAS Communications. She loves learning about and communicating science. Supply chains for French fries and pasta sauce are surprisingly resilient to climate change, according to the predictions of a new study.The study’s authors made their predictions using an innovative modeling […]

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22
Oct

Adapting Crops For Future Climate Conditions

Texas A&M AgriLife study projects the genetic profile that cultivars will need to adapt Original by Kay Ledbetter, October 13, 2021. Kay Ledbetter is an associate editor/senior writer/media relations specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife. She is responsible for writing news releases and feature articles from science-based information generated by the agency across the state, as […]

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08
Oct

UF researchers lead effort to streamline, reuse data to help feed the world

Original by Brad Buck, October 7, 2021. A senior public relations specialist for UF/IFAS Communications, Brad is a huge Gator fan. He grew up in Gainesville, loves movies, sports and finding great stories to tell. Data sets are often easy to find but complicated to use because scientists store and use information differently, and they […]

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18
Sep

24th Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems

The DSSAT Foundation will be sponsoring the 24th Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems during this year’s ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2021 International Annual Meeting. The forum is scheduled for Monday night, November 8, 2021, from 7:30 – 9:00 pm in Room 151 DEF of the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, […]

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08
Sep

Agricultural Research Data Network Increases Access to Historical Crop Data

Original by Susan McCarthy, National Agricultural Library, Ming Chan, National Agricultural Library, and Cheryl Porter, University of Florida in Research and Science Sep 08, 2021. Crop researchers are hungry for data to feed their crop models. There is a wealth of historical data that’s inaccessible because today’s crop model software applications cannot easily interpret it. USDA’s […]

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17
Aug

15th Hybrid DSSAT Development Sprint, July 26-30, 2021

During the last week of July the first “Hybrid” DSSAT Development Sprint was held, hosted by Dr. Upendra Singh and Dr. Willingthon Pavan at the International Fertilizer Development Center in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. In-person participants included five representatives from the University of Florida and three representatives from IFDC, while there were around 18 on-line participants […]

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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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