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Crop Modeling and Climate Change Postgraduate Course

Training the Next Generation of Crop Modelers for Crop Model Development and Improvement Group picture with participants of the Crop Modeling and Climate Change Course at Parkhotel ‘de Bosrand’, Ede, the Netherlands. A Postgraduate Course entitled “Crop Modeling and Climate Change Course – Training the Next Generation of Crop Modelers for Crop Model Development and […]

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Development and Evolution of the DSSAT Cropping System Model for Local to Global Applications

You are invited to join a hybrid seminar scheduled on Thursday, February 16th at 9:30 am EST in celebration of the Centennial – 100 years of the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida. Dr. Jim Jones and Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom will be giving a joint presentation on the  “Development and […]

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Ghana set to generate CRAFT operational in-season yield forecasts in 2022

Ghana’s first training event on the CCAFS Regional Agricultural Forecasting Tool (CRAFT) was held in its capital city, Accra, during 25-29 October, 2021, to strengthen national capacity for in-season yield forecasting, assessing impacts of climate fluctuations on crop production and projecting such impacts in the future. Organized by the University of Ghana, University of Florida […]

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Scientists from IITA, Wageningen and University of Florida are Optimizing Crop Models for Improved Predictions

The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project scientists are working on optimizing crop models to improve the prediction of the AKILIMO decision support tools. The team is evaluating the performance of the Light Interception and Utilization (LINTUL) and Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) to predict the attainable yield of cassava under well managed […]

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12th DSSAT Development Sprint at the University of Florida

The 12th DSSAT Development Sprint was held from January 6-10, 2020 at the University of Florida and co-hosted by the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems and the Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering. One of the main goals of the DSSAT Development Sprint is to improve the science of the Cropping System Model (CSM) and […]

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