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DSSAT Development Sprint

Hosted by

International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

 

Complex F, Wilson Dam Highway

Muscle Shoals, Alabama

 

July 10-14, 2017

 

Goals:

1.      Prepare DSSAT v4.7 for official release

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

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

4.      Entrain new developers in DSSAT protocols and methods

Participants

·         Upendra Singh and Job Fugice, International Fertilizer Development Center

·         Gerrit Hoogenboom, Ken Boote, Cheryl Porter, Vakhtang Shelia, Meng Zhang, Willingthon Pavan, University of Florida

·         Jeff White, Bruce Kimball, USDA-ARS, Maricopa, AZ

·         Kwang soo Kim, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea/University of Florida

·         Bill Batchelor, Auburn University

·         Daniel Amariles, CIAT

·         Lamyaa Negm, North Carolina State University

 

Via Skype:

·         Marcio Nicolau, EMBRAPA

·         Phil Alderman, Oklahoma State University

·         Isaya  Kisekka, Kansas State University

·         Santiago Cuadra, EMBRAPA


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List of Priorities

·         Prepare DSSAT Version 4.7 for Release

o   Gerrit, Vakhtang, Cheryl

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

o   Vakhtang, Jeff, Gerrit, Ken, Cheryl

·         Evaluate linkages with pest and disease models

o   Willingthon, Bill, Ken, Gerrit, Cheryl

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

o   Lamyaa, Willingthon, Kwang soo Kim

·         Improve model performance, including cassava, sugarbeet, sunflower, pineapple (CAM), others

o   Daniel, Ken, Gerrit

·         Review progress on robust testing platform

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

·         Resolve canopy temperature problems and begin testing

o   Bruce, Ken , Santiago

·         Evaluate and improve irrigation options

o   Cheryl, Vakhtang, Gerrit

·         Develop model flexible I/O

o   Willingthon, Cheryl, Gerrit, Kwang soo

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

o   Jeff, Cheryl, Ken, Gerrit

·         GSSAT (Geospatial DSSAT)

o   Upendra, Meng, Job, Vakhtang

·         2-D Soil model

o   Meng, Cheryl

 

Breakouts (others as needed)

Pest and disease modeling

Energy balance

Forage modeling

CropTest                                              Thursday @ 8:30 am CDT

GSSAT

Irrigation                                             Wednesday @ 10:00 am CDT

Generic species/growth stages

CSV outputs

Flexible I/O


 

Agenda

Monday, July 10, 2017

08:30   Welcome – Dr. Debbie Hellums

·         Logistics – Upendra Singh

 

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

·         Priority development & brain storming –Jeff White & Gerrit Hoogenboom

·         Discussion

 

10:00   Break

10:30   Version Control: Review (possibly as breakout) – Cheryl Porter

11:00   GIT Version Control: Hands-on training (possibly as breakout) – Cheryl Porter

12:00   Lunch

13:00   Split into teams and begin work

15:00   Break

17:00   Adjourn

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

08:00   Optional Presentation 1 (Willingthon Pavan – CMake & Flexible file I/O)

08:30   Optional Presentation 2 (Kwang soo Kim – OpenMI)

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, July 12, 2017

08:00   Optional Presentation 3 (Lamya Negm – DRAINMOD-DSSAT linkage)

08:30   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

19:00   Group Dinner

 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

08:00   Optional Presentation 4 (??)

08:30   Teams report back

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

12:00   Lunch (with Paul, tentative)

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

17:00   Adjourn

Friday, July 14, 2017

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