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DSSAT Development Sprint

Hosted by

Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department

University of Florida

 

Museum Road, Gainesville FL

January 8-12, 2018

 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UJ6W5jIpZ_PAiaqOmpLKDH9qwAHIp5yu2gIVgN67pdA/edit#gid=1158381111


Goals:

1.       Improve DSSAT, the Cropping System Model and associated tools, application programs, and data bases

2.      Provide a forum for communications and information exchange among developers, users and others interested in modeling and decision support systems

3.     Entrain new developers in DSSAT protocols and methods

Participants

  • Senthold Asseng, Ken Boote, Cheryl Porter, Vakhtang Shelia, Meng Zhang, Yujing Gao, Willingthon Pavan, Patricia Moreno, Si Mokrane Siad, Chris Villalobos, Kelly Morgan, Jose Guarin, Kirsten Paff, and Gerrit Hoogenboom, University of Florida
  • Jeff White, Bruce Kimball, and Kelly Thorp, USDA-ARS, Maricopa, AZ
  • Gail Wilkerson and Greg Buol, North Carolina State University
  • Bill Batchelor, Auburn University
  • Montse Salmeron, University of Kentucky
  • Phil Alderman, Oklahoma State University
  • Prem Woli, Texas A&M University
  • Tony Hunt, University of Guelph
  •  Santiago Cuadra, EMBRAPA, Brazil
  • Jon Lizaso, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Myriam Adam, ICRISAT & CIRAD
  • Daniel Amariles, CIAT, Colombia
  • Diego Pequeno, CIMMYT, Mexico
  • Jawoo Koo, IFPRI, Washington, DC
  • Matthew Jones, SASRI, South Africa

          

List of Priorities

·         Improve model performance, including cassava, millet, maize, cotton, wheat, sugarcane, sugarbeet, forages, tef, others

o   Daniel, Patricia, Myriam, Ken, Prem, Jon, Gail, Greg, Tony, Matthew, Diego, Montse, Phil, Senthold, Gerrit

·         Resolve canopy temperature problems and begin testing

o   Bruce, Ken , Santiago

·         Implement new ASCE ET routine

o   Kelly Thorp, Ken, Cheryl, Gerrit

·         Evaluate linkages with pest and disease models

o   Willingthon, Bill, Ken, Tony, Gerrit, Cheryl

·         Evaluate linkages with others models, including livestock using different approaches

o   Willingthon, Prem

·         Develop and test a strategy for new crop implementation in DSSAT and CSM

o   Vakhtang, Jeff, Gerrit, Ken, Cheryl

·         Review progress on robust testing platform

o   Marcio, Willingthon, Cheryl, Jeff, Vakhtang, Gerrit

·         Develop model flexible I/O

o   Willingthon, Cheryl, Gerrit

·         Review generic species options and growth stages (GRSTAGE.CDE)

o   Jeff, Cheryl, Ken, Gerrit

·         2-D Soil & Root model

o   Meng, Cheryl, Kelly Morgan, Ken, Gerrit

·         Optimization and calibration

o   Phil, Ken, Yujing, Tony, Gerrit

 

Breakouts (others as needed)

Pest and disease modeling

Energy balance

ET routine

Forage modeling

CropTest

Generic species/growth stages

Flexible I/O

Cotton data and modeling

Gene-based modeling

Climate data in weather file (TAV & TAMP)

Soybean physiology

Wheat modeling

Soil temperature

Agenda

Monday, January 8, 2018

08:30   Welcome –

 

08:45   Background

·         DSSAT Development Sprints: Past, Current & Future – Gerrit Hoogenboom

 

09:00   Introduction

·         Contribution: Why, What & How – Each participant

·         Review of Agenda – Gerrit Hoogenboom

·         Discussion

 

09:45   Logistics

10:00   Break

10:30   Version Control: Review – Chris Villalobos & Cheryl Porter

11:00   GIT Version Control: Hands-on training – Chris Villalobos & Cheryl Porter

12:00   Lunch

13:00   Split into teams and begin work

15:00   Break

17:00   Adjourn

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

08:00   Presentation 1 (Jawoo Koo -

08:20   Presentation 2 (Willingthon -

08:40   Presentation 3 (

09:00   Resume work in teams (break 10:00 – 10:30)

12:00   Lunch

13:00   Resume work in teams (break 15:00 – 15:30)

17:00   Adjourn

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

08:00   Presentation 4 (Gail Wilkerson

08:20   Presentation 5 (Matthew Jones

08:40   Presentation 6 (Senthold Asseng

09:00   Teams report back

·         What was accomplished yesterday?

·         What were the problems, if any?

·         What do we need to work on today?

·         Group discussion on problem solving, if appropriate.

 

09:30   Resume work in teams (break 10:00 – 10:30)

12:00   Lunch

13:00   Resume work in teams (break 15:00 – 15:30)

17:00   Adjourn

 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

08:00   Optional Presentation 7 (Patricia Moreno & Daniel Amariles)

08:20   Optional Presentation 8

08:40   Optional Presentation 9

09:00   Teams report back

09:30   Resume work in teams (break 10:00 – 10:30)

12:00   Lunch

13:00   Resume work in teams (break 15:00 – 15:30)

17:00   Adjourn

19:00   Group Dinner @ ???

 

Friday, January 12, 2018

08:00   Resume work in teams

10:00   Break

10:30   Final report back and discussion

·         Work accomplished

·         Work remaining

·         Potential publications

·         Timeline for finishing

12:00   Adjourn