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 […]
A DSSAT International Training Program was held from March 19 through March 24, 2018 at Hôtel du Parc, Tunis, Tunisia. The workshop was financially sponsored by the Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR) in Hannover, Germany as part of the Coopération régionale pour une Gestion Durable des Ressources en Eau au Maghreb Project. The workshop […]
Rice is the most important cereal crop, and it is grown in a wide range of agro-environments, from temperate to tropical regions. It is also highly vulnerable to climatic variability and has a very low nutrient-use efficiency. Crop simulation models are an attractive option for understanding and predicting the effect of the multitude of factors and […]
Decision Support for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) Team Leader and Facilitator, Gerrit Hoogenboom, led a team of DSSAT experts from the University of Florida on a 5-day international training program in IITA, Ibadan. The training titled: “Assessing crop production, nutrient management, climatic risk and environmental sustainability with simulation models,” was held from 26 February to 2 […]
DSSAT Development Sprint hosted by University of Florida, January 08-12, 2018. From January 8-12, 2018, an international core set of researchers working on the DSSAT crop model, tools, and applications, met and collaborated at University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. You can download the agenda of this Sprint here.
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 […]
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 […]
During the week of July 25 a small group of developers met in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida for 5th DSSAT Development Sprint. Some exciting new developments include a forage module for the simulation of perennial grasses, an expanded “automated irrigation” option that allows for stage specific irrigation, […]