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Many facets of Maine potato production have been simulated with computer models and expert systems. Given the ongoing improvement of computer technology and validation of past efforts, scientists can now combine several agricultural submodels into one holistic and user-friendly computer application. This bulletin reports on the development of one such application—Agrelation—aimed at modeling a portion of Maine potato production and management.
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
Colorado potato beetle, integrated pest management, potato pests
Ziegler, C.R., F.A. Drummond, D.W. Donahue, and S.N. Smith 2000. Agrelation: A computerized decision-making tool for Colorado potato beetle population management and environmental quality concerns. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 176.