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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. January 08-12, 2018, an international core set of researchers working on DSSAT crop modeling met and collaborated at University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. 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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26
Nov

DSSAT v4.7 Released

DSSAT v4.7 can now be requested from the DSSAT portal at www.DSSAT.net. This version was released at two international training workshops in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand (August 20-25, 2017) and Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines (November 6-10, 2017). New capabilities have been added since v4.6.1: New crop models: Perennial forage model (PRFRM) – bermudagrass, brachiaria, bahia grass, […]

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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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12
Sep

The 21st Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems

The DSSAT Foundation will be sponsoring the 21st Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems during this year’s ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2017 International Annual Meetings. The forum is scheduled for Monday night, October 23, 2017, from 7:30 – 9:00 pm at the Grand Ballroom B, Marriott Tampa Waterside in Tampa, Florida. The forum is an informal discussion […]

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