An Expert System for Management of Delia coarctata (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) in the United Kingdom
Authors: JONES, T. H.; YOUNG, J. E. B.; NORTON, G. A.; MUMFORD, J. D.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 83, Number 5, October 1990 , pp. 2065-2072(8)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A computer-based expert system (BULBFLY) has been developed for the management of wheat bulb fly, Delia coarctata (Fallen), in the United Kingdom. The logical structure of the decision problem is described, together with facts 'and rules necessary for the estimation of egg numbers, crop susceptibility, and control effectiveness. With this knowledge and with various levels of information supplied by the user of. BULBFLY, the expert system provides recommendations on strategic and tactical options for management of wheat bulb fly. BULBFLY gives comparative costs of the various treatments recommended, ecological and biological information on the pest, details of cultural control practices, and general advice on the safe use of insecticides. Like other knowledge-based systems in pest management, BULBFLY offers support for practical problem solving, identification of research needs, information provision and processing, and training.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 1990
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