Canadian Forest Service Publications

Computer assisted diagnosis of forest seedling nursery problems. 1992. Thomson, A.J. Pages 49-54 in C.M. Kooistra, technical coordinator. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Forest Nursery Association of BC, September 28-October 1, 1992, Penticton, BC. BC Ministry of Forests, Victoria, BC.

Year: 1992

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 21325

Language: English

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A computer system to assist nursery staff in identifying problems, especially insects and diseases, has been developed. The development and use of the system, which is based on the combination of expert system and hypermedia technologies, is described. Expert knowledge of effects of cultural practices and growing conditions on likelihood of problems is captured in the system, and permits earlier diagnosis of problems than is possible when only signs and symptoms are considered.