FAQs
19
Jan

[Q] Soil layer options

There are 3 methods of dealing with soil layers in DSSAT, controlled by MESOL in simulation controls: MESOL = 1: old DSSAT method of forcing soil layer thicknesses to be 5, 10, 15, 15, 15, 30, 30, 30, 60, 60, 60 cm thick. Soil properties are blended when user input layers are forced to standard […]

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10
Jan

[Q] How to compile and run DSSAT on Linux/MAC?

“How to compile and run DSSAT on Linux?” Good question.

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27
Mar

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

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.” How can I resolve this?

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14
Dec

[Q] Any restriction of using DSSAT in commercial projects?

I understand DSSAT is free to download, but was wondering if there are any restrictions with regard to its use in commercial projects, as long as it’s fully referenced, or perhaps on publication of the results. Can you advise as to whether there are any restrictions like these?

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29
Mar

[Q] Where can I buy DSSAT?

“Could you please tell me where I can buy DSSAT software in my country?” Good question. Short answer: DSSAT is no longer for sale; you can request to download your copy from http://dssat.net/downloads for free of charge!

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24
Mar

[Q] What is “Error 1402” and how to get around?

“When I tried to install a new version of DSSAT on Windows 7, I get “Error 1402″ followed by two 32 digit hexadecimal strings, and this keeps me from installing the software. Is there a solution?” Good question

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19
Mar

[Q] How to generate daily weather data?

“How to generate daily weather data from an historical daily meteorological data using DSSAT (WeatherMan)?” Good question.

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18
Mar

[Q] Status of taro and cassava models?

“Are the taro and cassava models being actively developed?” Good question.

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18
Mar

[Q] Deterministic or stochastic?

“Are DSSAT models deterministic or stochastic?” Good question.

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19
Feb

[Q] Any financial support for research and training?

“Is there any financial support available for crop modeling research and training?”

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