Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika, volume 33 issue 4 (december 2018) : 301-303

Android based mobile apps for improved crop protection

S. Vennila, A. Tomar, M.N. Bhatt, K. Murari, S.K. Yadav, S. Nisar, N. Mehta, H.L. Yadav
1<p>ICAR - National Centre for Integrated Pest Management, Pusa Campus, New Delhi-110 012, India.&nbsp;</p>
Cite article:- Vennila S., Tomar A., Bhatt M.N., Murari K., Yadav S.K., Nisar S., Mehta N., Yadav H.L. (NaN). Android based mobile apps for improved crop protection . Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika. 33(4): 301-303. doi: 10.18805/BKAP140.

In agriculture, methods of crop protection are too many making dissemination difficult. Mobile apps presenting information needs of client solutions and help in wider outreach. Prediction of pest incidence, synthesis of information on integrated pest management and selection cum calculation of appropriate pesticides in the area of crop protection have been used as information base in mobile apps. Mobile apps on pest forewarning (Pest-predict EMS and RBS), insecticide and fungicide calculators (IFCs) for 16 crops and on IPM for 4 crops that are android based have been developed. All the developed apps are hosted under “Google Play Store”. Desired mobile app can be downloaded using search term ‘ICAR-NCIPM’ under “Google Play Store” followed by the selection and installation of required mobile app. Feedback options and additional information are also inbuilt in the mobile apps.

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