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RiceAdvice installation & use
Installing RiceAdvice
• Go to Google Play store
and search “RiceAdvice”
• Click “Install”
• Click “Open” to start
• As RiceAdvice will be
updated regularly,
please choose “Auto-
update apps” in your
smartphone/tablet
Settings.
• You can also click the
icon in the upper left
corner in Google
Play store.
• Then click “Settings”.
• Click “Auto-update
apps”. Then, select
“Auto-update apps at
any time”, or “Auto-
update apps over
WiFi only” so that
RiceAdvice will be
automatically
updated at regular
intervals.
Open RiceAdvice
• Once installed, you can directly
open RiceAdvice. You can also go
to the tablet/smartphone
desktop and click the RiceAdvice
icon.
• A new user has to click the
“Create account” button. Choose
any username and password you
want, but you can only use
letters and numbers.
• An active internet connection is
needed to be able to create an
account.
• Once logged in you
don’t have to login
again. Each time you
want to use RiceAdvice,
just click the RiceAdvice
icon on your desktop.
• You might need to wait
for a few seconds for
data downloading to be
completed (see left).
• Now, complete your user
account profile. Make sure
you enter information in
all fields.
• Once you select your
country and click save,
country information is
downloaded.
• After this, you can
disconnect from internet.
RiceAdvice does not
require an active internet
connection to operate.
Basic Navigation
• Click the (+) in the lower
right corner to add a
farmer for who you want
to create an advice.
• To see all current advices
for a farmer, click on the
farmers’ name
• Click the menu (see red
arrow), to access your
user profile, help, about,
etc.
• To add a new advice for
a farmer, click the green
(+) in the lower right
corner .
• Advices listed as ‘status
open’ are incomplete.
Click on the pencil icon
to complete the
questionnaire.
• Advices listed as ‘status
finished’ are complete.
• Click on the report icon to
open the output page
with the
recommendation.
• Click on the “GPS
coordination” icon to
collect the data for
farmer’s field location.
Please click when you are
in farmer’s field.
• Click the icon to go to
the feedback survey to
answer questions about
actual yield, growing
conditions and fertilizer
practices after rice
harvest.
Questions to generate Advice
• After clicking the pencil
icon, complete the
questionnaire for a new
advice to get a
recommendation.
For first question:
• If you want to give recommendation
to farmer, please select “rice
production farmer” or “seed
production farmer”.
• If you want to monitor farmers’
agricultural practices during rice
growing season, please select
“monitoring agricultural practices”.
if you select this, checklist
concerning farmers’ agricultural
practices will be provided, once you
agree to recommendation.
• If you conduct a trial or
demonstration, please select
“research trial/demonstration”.
• If RiceAdvice is tested without giving
recommendation to specific farmer,
please select “testing”.
• Blue color value is
calculated based on
farmers’ answer (see
blue arrow). Please
make sure that all the
values you see are
within expected range in
your target area.
• Red color value (see red
arrow) is the maximum
attainable target yield
under optimized farmer
conditions for the
selected variety.
• A questionnaire can be
left incomplete and can
be completed at a later
point in time without
losing information.
• Click “Save” when done
with the questions in the
current page to go to the
next page.
• Fertilizers available in
the market need to be
selected and prices
should be filled out.
• If an available fertilizer is
missing from the list you
may “Add new fertilizer”
• RiceAdvice will
automatically optimize
for the cheapest
combination of
fertilizers.
• N-containing fertilizer
includes N only (e.g. urea)
• P-containing fertilizer
includes NP, NPK, PK, and
P fertilizers
• K-containing fertilizer
includes K only (e.g. KCl)
• In some locations, K-
containing fertilizer is not
available. In this case,
RiceAdvice can currently
not provide an advice for
high target yield levels.
• You can drag the green
slider to select your
target yield based on
previous season’s yield
level and/or cost of
fertilizer to be
purchased.
Output / Recommendation
• When the questionnaire is
completed, the output page
with fertilizer recommendation
will automatically show.
• If you do not agree with the
recommendation, please
adjust. E.g. if fertilizer
application rate is too high,
change the target yield. If you
don’t like fertilizer choice go
back to fertilizer choice page,
and change the list.
• If you agree to the
recommendation, click the
“agree” button. Once you agree
you cannot make any further
changes.
DAS = days after sowing
• On the output page,
click the icon in the
upper right corner to
send the
recommendation by
email, SMS or to a
printer. If there is no
icon, click the menu
button on your device.
• Once you click the menu
button, you can see
options for data sharing
such as email or
printing.
Feedback Survey
• Once you click the icon
to go to the feedback
survey, please answer all
questions before
submission.
Sending your Data
• When you are back in the
office and have internet
connection, data entered in
the field can be synchronized
to the central server. Open
RiceAdvice when connected
to the internet to force
synchronization. Make sure
you regularly connect to the
internet to save your data to
the server. When you are
connected to internet with a
poor connection, please do
not use RiceAdvice.
Troubleshooting
Trouble shooting:
• If RiceAdvice app does not work
properly, make sure you connect to
the internet and open RiceAdvice to
force synchronization and save your
data to the central server.
• On your Android device go to setting
> select Apps > select RiceAdvice >
Force stop > Clean data > Uninstall >
install again and open (in this
situation you can use your existing
account and click the “Sign In” button
and use your username and
password). All data that has been
synchronized to the server will then
be synchronized back onto your
device.
• If you cannot still solve, please send
an email to support@riceadvice.info
In case you require any further help with using
RiceAdvice, you may send an email to
support@riceadvice.info
In case you want to have more information about
RiceAdvice you may send an email to Dr Kazuki
Saito. k.saito@cgiar.org

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RiceAdvice Help Slides 16may2017 english

  • 3. • Go to Google Play store and search “RiceAdvice” • Click “Install” • Click “Open” to start
  • 4. • As RiceAdvice will be updated regularly, please choose “Auto- update apps” in your smartphone/tablet Settings. • You can also click the icon in the upper left corner in Google Play store.
  • 5. • Then click “Settings”.
  • 6. • Click “Auto-update apps”. Then, select “Auto-update apps at any time”, or “Auto- update apps over WiFi only” so that RiceAdvice will be automatically updated at regular intervals.
  • 8. • Once installed, you can directly open RiceAdvice. You can also go to the tablet/smartphone desktop and click the RiceAdvice icon. • A new user has to click the “Create account” button. Choose any username and password you want, but you can only use letters and numbers. • An active internet connection is needed to be able to create an account.
  • 9. • Once logged in you don’t have to login again. Each time you want to use RiceAdvice, just click the RiceAdvice icon on your desktop. • You might need to wait for a few seconds for data downloading to be completed (see left).
  • 10. • Now, complete your user account profile. Make sure you enter information in all fields. • Once you select your country and click save, country information is downloaded. • After this, you can disconnect from internet. RiceAdvice does not require an active internet connection to operate.
  • 12. • Click the (+) in the lower right corner to add a farmer for who you want to create an advice. • To see all current advices for a farmer, click on the farmers’ name • Click the menu (see red arrow), to access your user profile, help, about, etc.
  • 13. • To add a new advice for a farmer, click the green (+) in the lower right corner . • Advices listed as ‘status open’ are incomplete. Click on the pencil icon to complete the questionnaire.
  • 14. • Advices listed as ‘status finished’ are complete. • Click on the report icon to open the output page with the recommendation. • Click on the “GPS coordination” icon to collect the data for farmer’s field location. Please click when you are in farmer’s field.
  • 15. • Click the icon to go to the feedback survey to answer questions about actual yield, growing conditions and fertilizer practices after rice harvest.
  • 17. • After clicking the pencil icon, complete the questionnaire for a new advice to get a recommendation.
  • 18. For first question: • If you want to give recommendation to farmer, please select “rice production farmer” or “seed production farmer”. • If you want to monitor farmers’ agricultural practices during rice growing season, please select “monitoring agricultural practices”. if you select this, checklist concerning farmers’ agricultural practices will be provided, once you agree to recommendation. • If you conduct a trial or demonstration, please select “research trial/demonstration”. • If RiceAdvice is tested without giving recommendation to specific farmer, please select “testing”.
  • 19. • Blue color value is calculated based on farmers’ answer (see blue arrow). Please make sure that all the values you see are within expected range in your target area. • Red color value (see red arrow) is the maximum attainable target yield under optimized farmer conditions for the selected variety.
  • 20. • A questionnaire can be left incomplete and can be completed at a later point in time without losing information.
  • 21. • Click “Save” when done with the questions in the current page to go to the next page.
  • 22. • Fertilizers available in the market need to be selected and prices should be filled out. • If an available fertilizer is missing from the list you may “Add new fertilizer” • RiceAdvice will automatically optimize for the cheapest combination of fertilizers.
  • 23. • N-containing fertilizer includes N only (e.g. urea) • P-containing fertilizer includes NP, NPK, PK, and P fertilizers • K-containing fertilizer includes K only (e.g. KCl) • In some locations, K- containing fertilizer is not available. In this case, RiceAdvice can currently not provide an advice for high target yield levels.
  • 24. • You can drag the green slider to select your target yield based on previous season’s yield level and/or cost of fertilizer to be purchased.
  • 26. • When the questionnaire is completed, the output page with fertilizer recommendation will automatically show. • If you do not agree with the recommendation, please adjust. E.g. if fertilizer application rate is too high, change the target yield. If you don’t like fertilizer choice go back to fertilizer choice page, and change the list. • If you agree to the recommendation, click the “agree” button. Once you agree you cannot make any further changes. DAS = days after sowing
  • 27. • On the output page, click the icon in the upper right corner to send the recommendation by email, SMS or to a printer. If there is no icon, click the menu button on your device.
  • 28. • Once you click the menu button, you can see options for data sharing such as email or printing.
  • 30. • Once you click the icon to go to the feedback survey, please answer all questions before submission.
  • 32. • When you are back in the office and have internet connection, data entered in the field can be synchronized to the central server. Open RiceAdvice when connected to the internet to force synchronization. Make sure you regularly connect to the internet to save your data to the server. When you are connected to internet with a poor connection, please do not use RiceAdvice.
  • 34. Trouble shooting: • If RiceAdvice app does not work properly, make sure you connect to the internet and open RiceAdvice to force synchronization and save your data to the central server. • On your Android device go to setting > select Apps > select RiceAdvice > Force stop > Clean data > Uninstall > install again and open (in this situation you can use your existing account and click the “Sign In” button and use your username and password). All data that has been synchronized to the server will then be synchronized back onto your device. • If you cannot still solve, please send an email to support@riceadvice.info
  • 35. In case you require any further help with using RiceAdvice, you may send an email to support@riceadvice.info In case you want to have more information about RiceAdvice you may send an email to Dr Kazuki Saito. k.saito@cgiar.org