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A Spatial Decision Support System for Livestock Production Planning and Environmental Management
Applied Engineering in Agriculture
  • Dharmesh K. Jain, Iowa State University
  • U. Sunday Tim, Iowa State University
  • Robert W. Jolly, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1995
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.
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This article is from Applied Engineering in Agriculture 11 (1995): 711–719, doi:10.13031/2013.25795. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Dharmesh K. Jain, U. Sunday Tim and Robert W. Jolly. "A Spatial Decision Support System for Livestock Production Planning and Environmental Management" Applied Engineering in Agriculture Vol. 11 Iss. 5 (1995) p. 711 - 719
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tim/2/