Plant clinic training system
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CTA. 1995. Plant clinic training system. Spore 58. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Plant Clinic: a training system for decision-making and resource management in plant disease diagnosis by R Black, A Sweetmore and J Holt 1995 19pp + floppy disk price UKL 10.00 ISBN 0 85954 396 X NRI, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4
Plant clinics are diagnostic laboratories handling plant protection problems submitted by the extension service or by farmers. In many less-developed countries, plant clinics have a wider function as plant health advisory centres. The Plant Clinic expert system (developed using the KnowledgePro shell) is designed as a training aid for better decision-making and resource use in diagnostic laboratories. It can also be used to analyse decision making in previous case material. The program stimulates the diagnostic process in a plant clinic, bearing in mind the conditions that occur in many less-developed countries. The package comprises a 3.5 floppy disc containing the software, together with a user's manual. The program is designed to operate on a personal computer using DOS. The minimum requirements are a 80286 processor and 2 MB of extended memory. Plant Clinic, developed from the extensive experience of the senior author, is designed mainly for students in crop protection courses and for working diagnosticians who desire self-instructions or who are receiving in-service training. Plant Clinic: a training system for decision-making and resource management in plant disease diagnosis by R Black, A Sweetmore and J Holt 1995 19pp + floppy disk price UKL 10.00 ISBN 0 85954 396 X NRI, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB, UK