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05
May

DSSAT 2019 International Training Program @ Thailand

The DSSAT and MWCropDSS 2019 International Training Program entitled “Efficient and precision agricultural resource utilization under changes with simulation models and GIS” will be held from August 19 through August 24, 2019 at Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This workshop is jointly presented by Chiang Mai University, The University of Florida, and the […]

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15
Apr

DSSAT participates in the Agricultural Model Exchange Initiative

A model development workshop was held at the University of Florida April 9-11, 2019 to collaborate on the Agricultural Model Exchange Initiative (AMEI), an open initiative that aims to address challenges for exchanging model units at different granularities between modeling frameworks. Pierre Martre and Cyrille Midingoyi from INRA and Christophe Pradal from CIRAD traveled to […]

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14
Mar

DSSAT 2019 @ Vietnam

The significant rise in the frequency of extreme weather events in recent years has affected agricultural production systems and posture severe problems to farmers, agricultural scientists and extension officers, especially for making decisions at a field level. Hence, it is necessary to strengthen the capacity of regional extension personnel and scientists by providing significant strategies […]

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21
Feb

GARDIAN and facilitating data interoperability at CGIAR

The CGIAR online search engine, GARDIAN, is easy to navigate and to perform simple queries to locate data and publications; however, there is a challenge to making these data useable on a large scale. There is a major gap between the potential value of data collected in agricultural experiments and the value currently obtained through […]

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21
Feb

Cross-continental disease and crop modeling collaborations to beat back wheat blast

Cross-continental collaborations facilitated by the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture thrive to beat back the threat of wheat blast in Brazil and Bangladesh. Wheat blast disease is a major threat to smallholder farmers. The disease was first discovered in Brazil in 1985. Decades later it escaped from South America when it crept its […]

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22
Jan

Second International Crop Modelling Symposium (iCROPM2020)

The Second International Crop Modelling Symposium (iCROPM2020) will be held February 3-5, 2020 in Montpellier, France. Four years after the first International Crop Modelling Symposium in Berlin (iCROPM2016), crop modelers from around the world will meet at the iCROPM2020 Symposium in Montpellier, France to exchange on advances in crop modelling and identify challenges and new […]

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11
Jan

10th DSSAT Development Sprint at the University of Florida

The 10th DSSAT Development Sprint was held from January 07-11, 2019, at the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems & Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department of the University of Florida. The DSSAT Development Sprints are open to anyone interested in programming, but note these are not advanced training workshops.

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19
Oct

DSSAT 2018 @ Thailand

The DSSAT 2018 & MWCropDSS International Training Program was successfully held at the Green Lake Resort Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand from August 27 through September 1, 2018. A total of 24 participants from China (4), Bhutan (1), India (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (1), Thailand (15), USA (1), and 2 observers attended the workshop. The workshop […]

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28
Aug

22nd Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems

The DSSAT Foundation will be sponsoring the 22nd Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems during this year’s ASA-CSSA 2018 International Annual Meeting. The forum is scheduled for Monday night, November 5, 2018, from 7:30 – 9:00 pm in Room 332 of the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The forum is an […]

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25
Aug

DSSAT 2018 @ Jamaica

Over the period July 16-27, 2018, the Department of Physics, University of the West Indies, in concert with the Department of Life Sciences (Mona and St. Augustine) facilitated a Training Workshop on Crop Simulation Modelling, Climate change and Livestock Impact Assessment. The workshop consistent of two one week sections, one basic and one advanced. The […]

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