International Sugar Journal

DECIPESTS, a decision-support system for pest management in sugarcane* [Full subscriber]

Abstract Integrated Pest Management requires consideration of multiple interrelated and interdependent factors that influence pest infestations and population dynamics. Finding the reasons behind damage and the resulting crop loss is a key element to identifying and implementing an effective and sustainable solution with a minimum cost. To this end, DECIPESTS, a DECIsion support system for PEST management in Sugarcane, was developed using Cogui software. As a first step, interactions regarding food webs of different insect communities (Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Hemiptera, etc.) and the impact of major agricultural practices (insecticides, soil preparation, variety, irrigation, fertilization, etc.) in the agro-system were implemented as…

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