Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1995

Journal or Book Title

Applied Engineering in Agriculture

Volume

11

Issue

5

First Page

711

Last Page

719

DOI

10.13031/2013.25795

Abstract

Spatial decision support systems are used to plan production systems and direct the implementation management strategies that are compatible with environmental protection goals. They enable resource managers to select appropriate production technologies that minimize environmental damage, and evaluate alternative management practices. This article describes a spatial decision support system (SDSS) developed to facilitate planning and management of environmentally sound livestock production. The SDSS integrates a geographic information system, spatial and biophysical modeling, and a knowledge-based system into an interactive tool to select suitable watershed land areas for siting livestock production, to select fields for manure application, and to determine the potential impacts of livestock production practices on groundwater quality.

Comments

This article is from Applied Engineering in Agriculture 11 (1995): 711–719, doi:10.13031/2013.25795. Posted with permission.

Access

Open

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf