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Main Title Natural enemy risk assessment (NERISK) user's manual /
Author Messing, Russel. ; Croft, B. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Croft, Brian A.
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Entomology.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/8-91/203; EPA/SW/DK-92/018A
Stock Number PB92-114990
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Risk assessment ; Pest control ; User manuals(Computer programs) ; Documentation ; Expert system ; Agriculture ; Information transfer ; Computerized simulation ; Natural Enemy Risk Assessment System ; NERISK system
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-114990 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 24 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The user manual discusses NERISK (Natural Enemy Risk Assessment), a computer-aided decision-support system designed to assist the user in examing the potential risks of pesticides to arthropod natural enemies (i.e., predators and parasitoids) in agricultural systems. It is a tool that helps to organize, store, and recall large amounts of information and make it readily available to even novice users. It is also a mechanism to integrate diverse information sources, particularly databases, simulation models, and expert opinions, and to provide quantitative estimates of pesticide risk based on these sources. NERISK is based on a 'shell' expert system called RECOG, and was designed and developed by a team of workers at Oregon State University (Messing et al, 1989). (Copyright (c) 1989 by Russell Messing and Brian A. Croft.)
"October 1991." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA contract no.: 68-03-3409." Microfiche.