Using Knowledge-Based Insect Management Systems at Farm Level

M.R. Williams, J.L. Willers, T.L. Wagner, and R.L. Olson


A knowledge-based insect management system, WHIMS, is being built to provide multi-pest damage assessments for the crop simulation model GOSSYM and to assist in the management of on-farm insect problems. Because the system addresses the present and future impact of the pest complex in the context of a dynamic agroecosystem, a higher order of complexity is needed in the design constraints of the model. A history of the Crop Simulation Research Unit, USDA-ARS, at Mississippi State is presented, along with examples illustrating the necessity for developing holistic management techniques for cotton.

Reprinted from 1990 Proceedings: Beltwide Cotton Production Research Conferences pp. 325 - 328
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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