Environmental Monitoring And Disease Modelling To Minimise Chemical Usage In Vineyards.
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Mai Haysom & Neville Herrmann
This paper reports on the successful integration of an interstate network of environmental data acquisition systems with an expert system. Decisions made by the system can result in minimal usage of chemical pest control methods and can provide effective irrigation strategies. The expert system developed by the Cooperative Research Centre for Viticulture makes informed decisions about vineyard management based on environmental factors and previous vineyard practices. Environmental data are obtained from approximately 35 collecti