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|Main Title||NERISK: An Expert System to Enhance the Integration of Pesticides with Anthropod Biological Control.|
|Author||Messing, R. H. ; Croft, B. A. ;|
|CORP Author||Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Entomology.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.|
|Additional Subjects||Biological pest control ; Expert systems ; Pesticides ; Arthropoda ; Data bases ; Terrestrial ecosystems ; Species diversity ; Reprints ; NERISK computer program ; Integrated pest management ; RECOG computer program ; Natural enemies|
An expert system termed NERISK was developed to evaluate the effects of pesticides on arthropod predators and parasitoids in a variety of agroecosystems. Based on a shell system (RECOG) with minor coding modifications, the system was designed to let even a novice user access the vast amount of information available on pesticide impacts on natural enemies. A large database (ca. 16,000 records), a simulation model of microbial pesticide effects, and several expert opinion components have been organized and integrated into an easy-to-use yet robust program. The system can assist academic, industry, and regulatory personnel make decisions regarding the integration of pesticides with biological control agents in many cropping systems.