DSSAT v4.7

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

January 24, 2018

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 growth, said Gerrit Hoogenboom, professor of agricultural and biological engineering and a researcher on the project.

Hoogenboom said he develops computer models and decision support systems, which allows researchers to digitally test the best ways to grow crops. So instead of doing tests in a field, they can be done on the system.

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8th DSSAT Development Sprint

University of Florida | January 08-12, 2018

Obituary for Paul Wilkens

It is with great sadness that I inform the DSSAT community that Dr. Paul Wilkens passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017.

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 contributions and their demonstrated impact in the past five to seven years.

“It was a great honor to be recognized for my work in crop modeling and decision-support systems,” said Gerrit Hoogenboom, a UF/IFAS professor of agricultural and biological engineering and a preeminent scholar at the UF/IFAS Institute for Sustainable Food Systems.

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DSSAT 2017 @ Philippines

Polomolok, South Cotabato | November 6 – 10, 2017

17720420720_05c8543ce5_zDSSAT International Training Workshop 2018

May 14-19, 2018
The University of Georgia at Griffin, Georgia, USA

Jointly presented by the DSSAT Foundation, Auburn University, University of Florida, University of Georgia, and the International Fertilizer Development Center – the workshop will cover the operation of DSSAT Version 4.7, description of the DSSAT-Cropping System Model, CSM and its modules, and the science embedded in the models, minimum data requirements and experimental data collection for systems simulation, integration of crop simulation models with database management and GIS, and the application of the DSSAT-CSM model to improve management of cropping systems.

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Short Course on Crop Systems Modeling

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) | September 04-08, 2017

7th DSSAT Development Sprint

IFDC | July 10-14, 2017

ICSM trait modeling workshop

International Consortium for Sugarcane Modelling (ICSM) | June 26-27, 2017

DSSAT 2017

The University of Georgia – Griffin | May 15-20, 2017

6th DSSAT Development Sprint

Oklahoma State University | January 9-13, 2017

Advanced Application of DSSAT

Arusha, Tanzania | October 5 – 12, 2016

DSSAT 2016

The University of Georgia – Griffin | May 16-21, 2016

ICASA Data Standards Version 2.0

icasa_v2_paper

Researchers increasingly seek to integrate results from multiple experiments. The ICASA V2.0 standards allow flexible description of field experiments. Major categories of data are management, soil, weather and crop responses. The standards may be implemented in diverse digital formats. Planned improvements emphasize data quality and appropriate usage.

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WISE v1.1 Soil Profiles

Add 3,400+ Soil Profiles to Your DSSAT

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Improving Soil Fertility Recommendations in Africa

The new book gives a detailed description of the application of DSSAT in simulating crop and soil processes within various Agro-ecological zones in Africa. The book provides examples of the application of DSSAT models to simulate nitrogen applications, soil and water conservation practices including effects of zai technology, phosphorus and maize productivity, generation of genetic coefficients, long-term soil fertility management technologies in the drylands, microdosing, optimization of nitrogen x germplasms x water, spatial analysis of water and nutrient use efficiencies and, tradeoff analysis.

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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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