Math. Model. Nat. Phenom.
Volume 12, Number 3, 2017Special functions and analysis of PDEs
|Page(s)||51 - 64|
|Published online||31 May 2017|
Optimal Spraying in Biological Control of Pests
Center for Research and Development in Mathematics and Applications (CIDMA) Department of Mathematics, University of Aveiro, 3810–193 Aveiro, Portugal
2 Dipartimento di Matematica “Giuseppe Peano”, Università di Torino, Italy
* Corresponding author. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We use optimal control theory with the purpose of finding the best spraying policy with the aim of at least to minimize and possibly to eradicate the number of parasites, i.e., the prey for the spiders living in an agroecosystems. Two different optimal control problems are posed and solved, and their implications discussed.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 92D25 / 49K05
Key words: environmental modelling / optimal control / spray / spiders / fruit orchards / vineyards
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