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17
Dec

DSSAT Advanced Training Course in Ethiopia

“Train the Trainers” DSSAT Graduation Ceremony A strong crop modeling community has developed in Ethiopia during the past several years. Under the auspices of the Community of Practice of the Decision Support Modeling Tools for Ethiopia (DSMT-E), an initial training workshop on crop modeling and DSSAT was held from March 14-18, 2022 at the International […]

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15
Sep

25th Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems

The DSSAT Foundation will be sponsoring the 25th Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems during this year’s ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2022 International Annual Meeting. The forum is scheduled for Monday night, November 7, 2022, from 7:30 – 9:00 pm in Room 312 of the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The forum is an informal discussion about crop modeling […]

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01
Sep

DSSAT 2022 Training Course at S. Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University (KATU), Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan

Participants of the DSSAT 2022 Training Course held from August 15-19, 2022, at S. Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University (KATU), Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan The project entitled “Development of a decision-making system for the production of the main types of agricultural crops based on the adaptation of the DSSAT model for the growth and development of […]

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31
Aug

[Q] How to resolve the XBuild error “… you have a new version of dbgrid32.ocx”?

Question When working with XBuild, I am getting a message: “One of the tools in DSSAT might not work correctly as you have a new version of dbgrid32.ocx in Windows\SysWOW64 or Windows\System32 folder.” How can I resolve this? Answer This error occurs when you have ArcGIS or ERDAS installed on your computer. To resolve this […]

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30
Aug

[Q] How to generate daily weather data

Question Can someone tell me how to generate daily weather data from an historical daily meteorological data set using WeatherMan in DSSAT)? Answer In order to generate daily weather data you require climate data as input. WeatherMan has the capability to create the climate data if you import at least 5 to 10 years of […]

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16
Aug

[Q] How to add a new Cultivar line in DSSAT?

The steps to add a new cultivar line to DSSAT can be a confusing process if you are new to DSSAT or have never had DSSAT training. We will guide you through this process in the steps below. Step #1: Open the DSSAT Shell as shown in Figure 1. Figure 1 Step #2: Follow the […]

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01
Jul

Crop Modeling as a Tool for Understanding the Genotype x Environment Interaction

On June 23, 2022, Gerrit Hoogenboom conducted an on-line workshop and seminar entitled “Crop Modeling as a Tool for Understanding the Genotype x Environment Interaction.” The overall goal of the workshop was to introduce the participants of the workshop to the application of dynamic crop simulation models with emphasis on using crop models for understanding […]

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13
Jun

Arjan Gijsman

Dr. Arjan Gijsman passed away on June 13, 2021, after a very long battle with the merciless disease Multiple Scleroris. Arjan played an active role in the development and advancement of the Cropping System Model (CSM) of DSSAT. To recognize Arjan’s contributions to crop modeling and DSSAT, he is included as a co-author of the […]

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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

[Q] 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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