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27
Mar

DSSAT Development Sprint Workshop 2014

As the new version of DSSAT is getting ready for the public release, the core DSSAT development group gathered together at IFDC HQ in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, for a week-long Development Sprint workshop.

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12
Feb

“Food security in a world of natural resource scarcity”

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) published a new report that measures the impacts of agricultural innovation on farm productivity, prices, hunger, and trade flows as we approach 2050 and identifies practices which could significantly benefit developing nations. DSSAT was used to estimate the potential food security impact of adopting 11 promising agricultural technologies.

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04
Nov

17th Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems – Minutes

Sponsored by the DSSAT Foundation, the 17th Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems was held in Tampa, Florida, on November 4th, 2013. About 30 participants shared news, project progress updates, collaboration opportunities, and upcoming training workshops.

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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┬áJohn Hargreaves (CSIRO). Lyrics by John Hargreaves Guitar by Graham Hobson Vocals by Graham Hobson

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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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27
Nov

Report – “Developing Data Attribution and Citation Practices and Standards”

A new report published by the National Academy of Science addresses a series of critical questions around how to develop the data attribution and citation practices and standards, which are also highly relevant for the crop modeling community’s data standards and sharing efforts.

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18
Sep

MarkSim Standalone for Advanced DSSAT Users

Theme 4 of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) released a new version of MarkSim – MarkSim Standalone, which allows users to generate future daily weather data from command line interface.

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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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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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