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20
Oct

Guess how many DSSAT users are in the world: 5,000 (and counting)!

On October 19th, 2014, the total number of unique (since some users requested multiple times) DSSAT v4.5 download requests surpassed 5,000 – another new big milestone showing the worldwide interest in DSSAT and its strong community! Cumulative number of download requests by quarter shows almost linear, continuous increase of DSSAT users since its public release […]

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25
May

Noticed something new? We’ve got a new logo!

Yes, we’ve got a new logo! As we approaches a new milestone of DSSAT v4.6, we ran a logo design contest at 99designs.com, a crowd-sourcing platform targeted for designing projects. For about two weeks of contest period in April 2014, total of 54 designers worldwide submitted 195 designs. After several rounds of internal review among […]

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28
Mar

European Society for Agronomy Congress 2014: 25-29 August in Debrecen, Hungary

European Society for Agronomy organizes the 8th ESA Congress – hosted by the Centre for Agricultural and Applied Economic Sciences of the University of Debrecen, Hungary between 25-28 August 2014. Jon Lizaso, Professor at the Technical University of Madrid (and one of the core DSSAT Development Team), will give a keynote speech “IMPROVING CROP MODELS: […]

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27
Mar

“Climate Change and African Agricultre” – Three regional studies from IFPRI

In December 2013, IFPRI published a series of three books presenting climate change impact assessment studies for three regions of Africa: East, Southern, and West Africa. Each study used DSSAT to assess the potential impacts of climate change scenarios on crop growth and yields, which were used as an input to the IMPACT global food […]

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09
May

“Where have all the data gone” by John Hargreaves

A retiring research scientist’s lament; performed at the retirement party of John Hargreaves (CSIRO). Lyrics by John Hargreaves Guitar by Graham Hobson Vocals by Graham Hobson

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08
Sep

Rethinking Cassava Model

A new initiative has been launched to improve the current DSSAT Cassava Model (CROPSIM-Cassava).

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09
Feb

WISE 1.1 Global Soil Profiles for DSSAT: 500 Downloads!

February 9, 2012, marked 500th download of the WISE 1.1 Global Soil Profile Database in DSSAT format. To celebrate, we created a little Wordle using the users’ responses to our question on the intended use of the dataset.

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09
Feb

Thank You Letter from UNFCCC

You’re Welcome It’s always great to see our workshop and training efforts get acknowledged. We’d like to share a nice thank you message we just received from the . You’re very welcome!

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09
Feb

Report on the Meta-­Analysis of Crop Modeling for Climate Change and Food Security Survey

The CGIAR, Earth Systems Science Partnership (ESSP) Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security – Challenge Programme (CCAFS) would like to draw your attention to the final report on ‘The Meta-Analysis of Crop Modelling for Climate Change and Food Security Survey”. This report is based on 457 responses to an online survey conducted in 2010. Key Findings […]

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