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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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15
Jan

The 6th DSSAT Development Sprint at Oklahoma State University

During the week of January 9 through 13, 2017 a group of DSSAT developers met at Oklahoma State University for the 6th DSSAT Development Sprint.

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23
Dec

Training Workshop on the CCAFS Regional Agricultural Forecasting Toolbox (CRAFT)

At a recent workshop participants were trained on how to reliably simulate crop yields over space, and use aggregated forecasts to improve food security on sub-national to national scales using the CCAFS Regional Agricultural Forecasting Toolbox (CRAFT).

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29
Oct

Applications of Crop Simulation Models and Decision Support Systems Workshop in La Habana, Cuba

During the week of October 24 – 28, 2016, a group of 35 agricultural scientists from 11 research institutes in Cuba met at Universidad Agraria de la Habana, located in San Jose de las Lajas, to learn about the use of crop growth simulation models.

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24
Oct

A survey about crop model calibration

The AgMIP/MACSUR projects jointly launched a survey about crop model calibration, as the first step to understand different approaches to calibration used by crop modelers.

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13
Oct

Forecasting in-season wheat and paddy yields using DSSAT

The CCAFS Regional Agriculture Crop Forecasting Toolkit (CRAFT) was developed using DSSAT and tested to estimate in-season crop yields for wheat and paddy in Nepal.

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