Data for: Wild blueberry yield prediction using a combination of computer simulation and machine learning algorithms

Published: 12 September 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/p5hvjzsvn8.1
Contributors:
Hongchun Qu,
Efrem Obsie,
Frank Drummond

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A number of research is underway in the agricultural sector to better predict crop yield using machine learning algorithms. Many machine learning algorithms require large amounts of data in order to give useful results. One of the major challenges in training and experimenting with machine learning algorithms is the availability of training data in sufficient quality and quantity remains a limiting factor. In the paper, “Wild blueberry yield prediction using a combination of computer simulation and machine learning algorithms”, we used dataset generated by the Wild Blueberry Pollination Model, a spatially explicit simulation model validated by field observation and experimental data collected in Maine USA during the last 30 years. The blueberry yields predictive models require data that sufficiently characterize the influence of plant spatial traits, bee species composition, and weather conditions on production. In a multi-step process, we designed simulation experiments and conducted the runs on the calibrated version of the blueberry simulation model. The simulated dataset was then examined, and important features were selected to build four machine-learning-based predictive models. This simulated data provides researchers who have actual data collected from field observation and those who wants to experiment the potential of machine learning algorithms response to real data and computer simulation modelling generated data as input for crop yield prediction models.

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