University of Hertfordshire

A computerised system to support environmental management in agriculture

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1995
EventEuropean Environment Conference - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Mar 199525 Mar 1995


ConferenceEuropean Environment Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom


overall aim of the system is to encourage and promote environmental responsibility through good agricultural practice with a profitable farming business. The system enables the user to assess environmental performance of a specific farm by comparison with sound practice and good housekeeping. The user can evaluate environmental impact by estimating environmental burdens using in-built mathematical models, expert systems, databases and utilising statistical information drawn from over a hundred years of agricultural research. A simple scoring approach has been used to quantify the scale of the impacts. A fully integrated hypertext advisory system has been developed to support these performance evaluations and also to aid the farmer navigate the wealth of information, science and legislation that is available.

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