Rule-Based System for Watermelon Diseases and Treatment
International Journal of Academic Information Systems Research (IJAISR),Vol. 2 Issue 7, July – 2018, Pages: 1-7
7 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2018
Date Written: September 1, 2018
Background: Watermelon is a summer vegetable whose plant has extended branches, producing spherical or cylindrical fruits of light green or dark green color, with a red core that is spread by black seeds and white pulp. Recent studies have shown many health benefits for watermelon, especially with regard to intestinal and kidney safety. Studies have shown that watermelon moisturizes the skin, refreshes the body and may serve as a powerful laxative for intestines, a substance that helps digestion, strengthens the blood, and breaks the kidney stones. The researchers found that the natural compounds found in it help to reduce the severity of skin diseases, as well as its seeds in the reduction of high blood pressure, and can be used to stop bleeding. Objectives: The main objective of this expert system is to assist farmers in detecting watermelon diseases and solutions. Methods: In this paper the design of the proposed Expert System which was produced to help farmers in diagnosing many of the watermelon diseases such as: Downy mildew, Powdery mildew, Anthracnose, Alternaria leaf spot, Fusarium wilt, Bud necrosis disease and Cucumber mosaic disease. The proposed expert system presents an overview about watermelon diseases are given, the cause of diseases are outlined and the treatment of disease whenever possible is given out. E-clips Expert System language was used for designing and implementing the proposed expert system. Results: The proposed watermelon diseases diagnosis expert system was evaluated by group of farmers and they were satisfied with its performance. Conclusions: The Proposed expert system is very useful for farmers, to diagnosing watermelon diseases and treatment it whenever possible is given.
Keywords: Watermelon, Diseases, Treatment, Expert System, CLIPS, Delphi
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