WeedSOFT®: A weed management decision support system

Christophe Neeser, J. Anita Dille, Gopal Krishnan, David A. Mortensen, Jeffery T. Rawlinson, Alex R. Martin, Lynn B. Bills

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Abstract

WeedSOFT® is a decision support system that was developed to help farmers and consultants in Nebraska with the selection of optimal weed management strategies. WeedSOFT® evolved from HERB, a bioeconomic model for soybean that was developed in North Carolina. The program is composed of four independent modules, namely, ADVISOR, EnviroFX, MapVIEW, and WeedVIEW. ADVISOR helps the user select a treatment based on maximum yield or maximum net gain. EnviroFX and MapVIEW provide environmentally relevant herbicide information and county soil maps that indicate vulnerability to groundwater contamination. WeedVIEW is a visual library of color images and line drawings of 46 common weed species. Over 500 farmers and consultants in Nebraska and adjacent states use WeedSOFT®. As a result of the current regionalization effort, the user base is expected to increase rapidly during the next 2 or 3 yr. This article explains the algorithms implemented in the current version of WeedSOFT®.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-122
Number of pages8
JournalWeed Science
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science

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