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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Computer Systems for Wheat and Sorghum Agricultural Decision Making

Location: Wheat, Peanut and Other Field Crops Research

Project Number: 6217-22000-015-18
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 01, 2012
End Date: Aug 31, 2017

Objective:
To develop computer-based decision support systems for cultivar selection, insect pest sampling, and decision making in wheat and sorghum.

Approach:
We will continue development of several computer-based agricultural decision support systems to provide wheat and sorghum growers and pest managers with up-to-date information for making decisions such as wheat variety selection, pest sampling, and pest insecticidal treatment decisions. Specifically, we will; (1) develop software using EXSYS Corvid (an expert system development tool) to develop an expert system to support decisions by wheat growers and others on best wheat cultivars to plant for resistance to insect pests and diseases, taking into consideration the range of agronomic factors that influence cultivar selection, such as geographic location, drought tolerance, acid solid tolerance; and (2) develop decision support software using EXSYS Corvid for pest management decision making for insect pests of wheat and sorghum.

Last Modified: 4/20/2014
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