PEST MODELS FOR DECISION SUPPORT – DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATIONS
Mar 13, 2017

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In cotton crop management, there are many solutions to problems relating to insects, weeds, irrigation, fertilization, harvest, etc.  Almost every expert has a different solution.  How can we know which solution or recommendation is best?  One way is to evaluate the objectivity of the decision–making process.   Is there any conflict of interest?  Did the process fairly evaluate several, rational, crop management solutions to determine which is best for the farmer, the environment, and the decision–maker?  The advice of experts is important, but objectivity may be enhanced using complex, crop systems models...

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