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Malting barley water and nutrient management knowledge-based system  [1991]

King, J.P. (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces); Broner, I.; Croissant, R.L.; Basham, C.W.;

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A knowledge-based system for malting barley management was developed. The system gives advice on fertilizer and water applications to maximize crop yield under strict quality constraints. An uncertainty handling routine based on fuzzy set theory was implemented to resolve conflicts between two sources of evidence on which the decisions are based. Initial testing of the fertilizer module revealed disagreement between the knowledge-based system recommendation and field agronomists' recommendations. However, in many cases the knowledge-based system recommendation was more reliable than the human expert

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Transactions of the ASAE (USA)

ISSN : 0001-2351