||Natural Enemy Risk Assessment (NERISK) (for Microcomputers).
||Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
||21 Aug 91
Risk assessment ;
Pest control ;
Expert systems ;
Information transfer ;
Computerized simulation ;
Natural Enemy Risk Assessment System ;
||Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown.
||Natural Enemy Risk Assessment (NERISK) is a computer-aided decision-support system designed to assist the user in examining 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 workers at Oregon State University (Messing et al, 1989).
||System: IBM PC/XT, AT or compatibles; PC DOS 3.30 operating system, 640K. Language: Pascal. A Math co-processor chip and EGA color monitor are useful in operating the simulation model, but are not necessary to run the program. See also PB91-591330 and PB91-591331.
||The software is on six, 5 1/4 inch diskettes, 1.2M high density. File format: ASCII. Documentation included; may be ordered separately as PB92-114990.
|NTIS Title Notes
||57P#; 98C; 68E