The information found in this Web site is based on:

Sutherland, J.R., G.M. Shrimpton, R.N. Sturrock. 1989. Diseases and Insects in British Columbia Forest Seedling Nurseries. FRDA Report 065. Forestry Canada/BC Ministry of Forests. Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria BC.

Series of articles (archived on

The diagnostic system is described in

Thomson, A.J., J.R. Sutherland, M.E. Blache, and J. Dennis. 1991. Expert systems for diagnosing nursery insect, disease and environmental problems. In: Sutherland, J.R., and S.Glover (eds.). Proc IUFRO Symposium, Diseases and Insects in Forest Nurseries, Working Party S2.07-09. Victoria, B.C., August 1990. 223-225.

Thomson, A.J., J.R. Sutherland, M. Blache, and J. Dennis. 1992. Prototyping an expert system for diagnosis of forest seedling nursery problems using an expert system shell. AI Applications in Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environmental Science. 6: 21-31.

Thomson, A.J., J.R. Sutherland and C. Carpenter. 1993. Computer-assisted diagnosis using expert system - guided hypermedia. AI Applications 7 (1): 17-27 (with disk).