Bansod, B.S. and Pandey, O.P. (2011) AN APPLICATION OF HYBRID CLUSTERING AND NEURAL BASED PREDICTION MODELLING FOR DELINEATION OF MANAGEMENT ZONES. International Journal on Computer Science and Engineering (IJCSE) , 3 (2). pp. 621-631. ISSN 0975-3397

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Starting from descriptive data on crop yield and various other properties, the aim of this study is to reveal the trends on soil behaviour, such as crop yield. This study has been carried out by developing web application that uses a well known technique- Cluster Analysis. The cluster analysis revealed linkages between soil classes for the same field as well as between different fields, which can be partly assigned to crops rotation and determination of variable soil input rates. A hybrid clustering algorithm has been developed taking into account the traits of two clustering technologies: i) Hierarchical clustering, ii) K-means clustering. This hybrid clustering algorithm is applied to sensor- gathered data about soil and analysed, resulting in the formation of well delineated management zones based on various properties of soil, such as, ECa , crop yield, etc. One of the purposes of the study was to identify the main factors affecting the crop yield and the results obtained were validated with existing techniques. To accomplish this purpose, geo-referenced soil information has been examined. Also, based on this data, statistical method has been used to classify and characterize the soil behaviour. This is done using a prediction model, developed to predict the unknown behaviour of clusters based on the known behaviour of other clusters. In predictive modeling, data has been collected for the relevant predictors, a statistical model has been formulated, predictions were made and the model can be validated (or revised) as additional data becomes available. The model used in the web application has been formed taking into account neural network based minimum hamming distance criterion

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: precision farming, management zones (MZ), hybrid clustering, prediction modelling, neural network
Subjects: CSIO > Agri - Instrumentation
Depositing User: Ms T Kaur
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2012 16:58
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2012 15:23

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