Decision Support System for Plant Protection in Winter Wheat

Plant Protection Institute, BG-2230 Kostinbrod, Sofia, Bulgaria


UZUNOVA, E. and H. KRASTEVA, 2001. Decision support system for plant protection in winter wheat. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 7: 393-397

Current decision support system is knowledge base system named WES (Wheat expert system). The objective is to assists users in their day to day practical activities in wheat crops as well as on the base scientific and empirical rules by presenting them in flexible manner to enhance the decision making process. Topics discussed are: knowledge base (called CEREALS) and specially designed shell (called EXPERT) – their functions, processing, problems and future. The expert system gives environmentally – friendly and economical effective decisions. The user simply responds to system by questions. Processing this data and according the rules the system identifies the pest and situations; advises about how to get monitoring and gives decisions. The system operates under MS-DOS on IBM or compatible microcomputer.

Key words: decision support system, expert system, knowledge base, shell, modeling expertise process, wheat protection