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05
Mar

Ongoing Improvements and Applications of the CERES-Rice Model

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 […]

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27
Feb

DSSAT 2018 IITA International Training Program

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 […]

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25
Jan

UF researchers are trying to grow potatoes and pineapples on a computer

UF researchers are discovering ways to efficiently use resources to provide for the world’s increasing population by growing digital crops. UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers, with the help of various fundings, have discovered new advances in precision agriculture, an interdisciplinary approach to farming that uses technology to form digital simulations of crop […]

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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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12
Jan

DSSAT Sprint at University of Florida

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.

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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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29
Nov

Obituary for Paul Wilkens

Dear Colleagues, It is with great sadness that I inform the DSSAT community that Dr. Paul Wilkens passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017.   We owe much to Paul and his dedicated work on behalf of DSSAT. Many of the current programs in DSSAT, including the DSSAT shell, the Seasonal and Sequence application programs, ATCreate, […]

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16
Nov

DSSAT 2017 @ Philippines

A DSSAT training workshop was held from November 6 through November 10, 2017 at the Center for Learning and Excellence (CLE) in Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines. The workshop was attended by 18 participants who were introduced to an updated version of the CSM-ALOHA-Pineapple model and DSSAT Version 4.7, with specific applications as it relates to […]

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09
Nov

Globally Recognized UF/IFAS Crop-Model Researcher Wins National Soil Science Award

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 […]

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19
Sep

SEARCA Holds Short Course on Crop Systems Modeling

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 […]

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