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HDC poinsettia tracker: flexible graphical tracking software

Harwood, T. D. and Hadley, P. D. (2009) HDC poinsettia tracker: flexible graphical tracking software. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 66 (2). pp. 215-217. ISSN 0168-1699

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.compag.2009.01.009


Growing pot poinsettia and similar crops involves careful crop monitoring and management to ensure that height specifications are met. Graphical tracking represents a target driven approach to decision support with simple interpretation. HDC (Horticultural Development Council) Poinsettia Tracker implements a graphical track based on the Generalised Logistic Curve, similar to that of other tracking packages. Any set of curve parameters can be used to track crop progress. However, graphical tracks must be expected to be site and cultivar specific. By providing a simple Curve fitting function, growers can easily develop their own site and variety specific ideal tracks based on past records with increasing quality as more seasons' data are added. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
ID Code:9611
Uncontrolled Keywords:Crop forecasting, Graphical tracking, Curve fitting, STEM ELONGATION

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