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A computer-based informal environmental management system for agriculture
This paper discusses a practical, computerised eco-management system for agriculture which has been developed at the University of Hertfordshire, UK for use by farmers and their advisers to encourage more sustainable ...
Evaluating a technique used to measure environmental performance within agriculture–case studies
A methodology has been developed which can be used to assess the environmental performance of a farm. The computer-based system, known as EMA, utilizes a checklist auditing process based on both quantitative and qualitative ...
An eco-rating system for optimising pesticide use at farm level : Part 2 - Evaluation, examples and piloting
The development of a decision support system aims to encourage farmers in the UK to adopt a more environmentally friendly approach to their daily activities. Part of the system concentrates on crop protection encouraging ...
An eco-rating system for optimising pesticide use at farm level : Part I - Theory and Development.
A computer-based decision support system is described which aims to encourage and enhance sound environmental management within agriculture. Part of the system focuses on the management of pesticides on the farm, and can ...
Overview of the environmental impacts of agriculture in the UK
This review has been necessary to bring together and interpret much of the diverse literature relating to the key areas of environmental impact associated with agriculture. The main environmental impacts of agriculture in ...
Options for informal environmental management : the agricultural industry highlighted
Discussions are frequently found in the environmental press regarding the possible advantages to an organisation should they implement a formal environmental management system such as BS 7750, ISO 14001 and the EC ...
Scoring and ranking farmland conservation activities to evaluate environmental performance and encourage sustainable farming
The University of Hertfordshire, in collaboration with two UK agricultural establishments ADAS and IACR-Rothamsted are developing a computerised decision support system for environmental management of arable agriculture. ...
What’s the score?
(Pesticides Trust, 1997)
Environmental Management in Agriculture : An expert system approach
The development of quantitative measures for self-assessment of the environmental performance of farming enterprises is described. A rule-based expert system approach is adopted based on well established sources of guidance. ...