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A Computer-based System for the Management of Field Crop Pests


  • Bhatti, S. A.
  • Hameed, N.
  • C., Inayatullah


This article describes an expert system, COT-XPERT, developed for controlling pests and diseases affecting cotton crop as well as a system for Rice Stem Borers (RSB) simulation. The system works in two parts: The first part addresses the issues of efficient use of knowledge for RSB problem and predicts the population build-up of RSB after a certain period of time by taking into consideration weather factor, number of larvae per square metre present earlier, fecundity of female and dispersal pattern, etc. The second part is an expert system for the management of cotton pests which diagnoses the pest problem by using information about the damage inflicted to the crop or based on its morphology and displays all technical information about the pests as well as efficient control measures for a particular pest. The paper concludes with a mention of some of the limitations and future research directions for enhancing the qualities of the system.

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  • Bhatti, S. A. & Hameed, N. & C., Inayatullah, 1992. "A Computer-based System for the Management of Field Crop Pests," MPRA Paper 37978, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:37978

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    1. Bhatti, Saeed Akhtar & Hameed, Nabeela & Chaudhri, Inayatullah, 1991. "A computer-based system for the management of field crop pests," MPRA Paper 38929, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Bhatti, Saeed Akhtar & Hameed, Nabeela & Chaudhri, Inayatullah, 1991. "A computer-based system for the management of field crop pests," MPRA Paper 38929, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Field Crop Pests; Cotton; Rice Stem Borers; Simulation; Expert System; Artificial Intelligence; Semantic Network; Agriculture; Science & Technology;

    JEL classification:

    • Q1 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture
    • N5 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries
    • F47 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General


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