DSSAT v4.8.2

Latest Version: 4.8.2 (August 2023) | Free of charge!

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Crop Modeling and Climate Change Postgraduate Course

Training the Next Generation of Crop Modelers for Crop Model Development and Improvement |

March 10-15, 2024

 

20th DSSAT Development Sprint

Hybrid Meeting, University of Florida, Gainesville | January 8-12, 2024

14th AMEI Development Sprint

February 19-23, 2024, the DSSAT Team from the University of Florida (UF) participated in the 14th AMEI Development Sprint hosted by the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) located in Müncheberg, Germany.

Special DSSAT Sessions during the 2023

Special DSSAT Oral and Poster Sessions during the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America-Soil Science Society of America

Bilateral Project Between Ankara University and the University of Florida on Capacity Building

Ankara University, in collaboration with the University of Florida, developed a project entitled “Capacity Building on the Dissemination of the Use of Agro-technological Decision Support Systems in Agriculture.” The project has been funded by the US Embassy in Türkiye under the auspices of a US-Türkiye bilateral Program.

19th DSSAT Development Sprint

Hybrid Meeting, IFDC, Muscle Shoals | July 24-28, 2023

DSSAT 2023

May 15-20, 2023. University of Georgia, Griffin.

18th DSSAT Development Sprint

Hybrid Meeting, University of Florida, Gainesville | January 17-20, 2023

DSSAT 2023 in Thailand

January 9-14, 2023. Century Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

Improvement and Application of Agroecosystem Models: The DSSAT experience

Presented by Gerrit Hoogenboom during the Symposium – “Improvement and Application of Crop Growth and Agroecosystem Models for Knowledge Advancement and Sustainable Development” as part of the 2021 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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The DSSAT crop modeling ecosystem

The DSSAT crop modeling ecosystem is one of the oldest and most widely used crop modeling platforms across the world. The success of DSSAT is based on the inclusiveness and participatory approach that has been used since the original development of the CERES and CROPGRO family of models and the emphasis on sharing data and model code. DSSAT is not just a software program, but an ecosystem of:

• Crop model users;
• Crop model trainers;
• Crop model developers;
• Models for the most important food, feed, fiber, and fuel crops;
• Tools and utilities for data preparation;
• Minimum data for model calibration and evaluation; and
• Application programs for assessing real-world problems.

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Advances in crop modelling for a sustainable agriculture

This collection summarises key advances in crop modelling, with a focus on developing the next generation of crop and whole-farm models to improve decision making and support for farmers.
Chapters in Part 1 review advances in modelling individual components of agricultural systems, such as plant responses to environmental conditions, crop growth stage prediction, nutrient and water cycling as well as pest/disease dynamics. Building on topics previously discussed in Part 1, Part 2 addresses the challenges of combining modular sub-systems into whole farm system, landscape and regional models. Chapters cover topics such as integration of rotations and livestock, as well as landscape models such as agroecological zone (AEZ) models. Chapters also review the performance of specific models such as APSIM and DSSAT and the challenges of developing decision support systems (DSS) linked with such models. The final part of the book reviews wider issues in improving model reliability such as data sharing and the supply of real-time data, as well as crop model inter-comparison.

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CRAFT: A New Spatial Yield Forecasting Tool

The CCAFS Regional Agricultural Forecasting Toolbox (CRAFT) is a software platform designed for yield forecasting at spatial resolutions of either 5 or 30 arc-minutes using an ensemble modeling approach. Currently the DSSAT, APSIM, and SARRA-H crop simulation models have been implemented for nine important food and feed crops using the AgMIP IT tools. CRAFT was an initiative of CCAFS and was developed in partnership with the Asia Risk Center, Washington State University, and the University of Florida.

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ICASA Data Standards Version 2.0

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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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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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11
Dec

13th AMEI Development Sprint

From November 27 to December 1, 2023, the DSSAT Team hosted the13th AMEI Development Sprint in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (UF/IFAS) in Gainesville, Florida. This meeting was held in collaboration with the Laboratory of Ecophysiology of Plants under Environmental Stress (LEPSE) of the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and the […]

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01
Nov

Special DSSAT Oral and Poster Sessions at the 2023 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America (ASA-CSSA-SSSA) is the grand confluence of scientists, professionals, and organizations focused on agronomy, crop science, and soil science. The 2023 Annual Meeting was held from October 29 through November 1, 2023 in St. Louis, MO […]

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23
Oct

New DSSAT Foundation YouTube Channel

The DSSAT Foundation now has a YouTube channel to assist the user community with informative videos about the download system, installation procedures and how to manage the DSSAT tools and application programs. To access the YouTube Channel please click the link below. Do not forget to hit the subscribe button, leave your like and comments […]

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16
Oct

Bilateral Project Between Ankara University and the University of Florida on Capacity Building

Ankara University, in collaboration with the University of Florida, developed a project entitled “Capacity Building on the Dissemination of the Use of Agro-technological Decision Support Systems in Agriculture.” The project has been funded by the US Embassy in Türkiye under the auspices of a US-Türkiye bilateral Program. The project team includes seven scientists from Ankara […]

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02
Oct

12th AMEI Development Sprint

During the week of September 25-29, 2023, the DSSAT Team the from University of Florida (UF/IFAS) participated in the AMEI Development Sprint in Montpellier, France, hosted by the Laboratory of Ecophysiology of Plants under Environmental Stress (LEPSE) of the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment (INRAE). The vision of Agricultural Model […]

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29
Sep

Global Expert Agrees to Edit New Volume on Current Crop Model

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is delighted to announce that Professor Gerrit Hoogenboom has agreed to edit our forthcoming collection: Current crop models: State-of-the-art and future developments.  Dr Hoogenboom is Professor and Preeminent Scholar in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida, USA. With over 30 years’ experience and over 500 […]

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29
Sep

26th Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems

The DSSAT Foundation will be sponsoring the 26th Annual Open Forum on Crop Modeling and Decision Support Systems during this year’s ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2023 International Annual Meeting. The forum is scheduled for Monday night, October 30, 2023, from 7:30 – 9:00 pm in Room 100 of America’s Center Convention Complex. The forum is an informal discussion about crop modeling and decision support […]

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