Canadian Forest Service Publications

A web-based expert system for advising on herbicide use in Great Britain. Application note. 2004. Thomson, A.J.; Willoughby, I. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 42: 43-49.

Year: 2004

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 24255

Language: English

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A web-based system was developed to advise on the relative efficacy of different herbicides for mixes of weed and crop species at different times of the year in a forestry or farm forestry setting. The system assumes that weed identification and impact assessment or prediction have already been accomplished and that there are no cost-effective non-chemical alternatives. The expert system produces a relative suitability index for each herbicide, as well as an English language discussion of the case.