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Agricultural Apps for Android Mobiles

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Mobile Tools for Agriculture.

Review of available android apps for agriculture. review is done with an intention of highlighting the available apps
for agricultural officers, field staffs, agricultural consultants and farmers to help them identify nutrient deficiency and pest symptoms for correct diagnosis. We do not suggest the information provided is perfect and the user assumes all risk for interpreting the symptoms.

Ratings are based on user interface & utility from the Indian perspective and to help agricultural scientists, students, institutions, companies, mobile developers for agri apps some reference points.

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Agricultural Apps for Android Mobiles

  1. 1. Working towards the next mobile revolution in India Arunkumar K.R., PhD Technical Director, Victus Laboratories India Private Limited www.victuslabs.com Review of the best mobile apps for agriculture in Android – 2015
  2. 2. Disclaimer All content included on this presentation, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, app screenshots, trademarks are the property of their respective owners. This review is for educational purpose only. This review is done with an intention of highlighting the available apps for agricultural officers, field staffs, agricultural consultants and farmers to help them identify nutrient deficiency and pest symptoms for correct diagnosis. We do not suggest the information provided is perfect and the user assumes all risk for interpreting the symptoms. Ratings are based on user interface & utility from the Indian perspective and to help agricultural scientists, students, institutions, companies, mobile developers for agri apps some reference points.
  3. 3. ICT attempts for Indian Agriculture Internet /PC with net access Mobile / SMS Service Mobile/ Recorded messages Mobile/ MMS Service
  4. 4. Currently available Agri apps for Indian Agriculture The list is not exhaustive and does not include apps focussed on mandi/market and other information like weather, etc. The focus on symptom identification & solutions. Agri apps like Agriplaza, Kisan Mitra, Rallis Mitr, Shriram SmartKisan, Shriram FarmConnect, Insecticides are a good beginning but we still need to improve much ahead in comparison to the very user-friendly, intuitive and informative apps available currently for android.
  5. 5. http://www.yara.com/media/apps/checkit/ Yara CheckIT is a very intuitive and informative app. It is the best among android apps for identifying nutrient deficiency symptoms AKR’s Rating: 9.5/10
  6. 6. AKR’s Rating: 9.5/10 Pros: Free, fast, covers many crops, intuitive & very informative for diagnosing nutrient deficiency symptoms Cons: after download & installation the very first update is heavy in size and take time in slower networks Yara CheckIT
  7. 7. Cropalyser by Bejo is a very user-friendly, intuitive and informative app. It has the best user interface and loads comfortably even in lower spec Android mobiles AKR’s Rating: 9/10
  8. 8. AKR’s Rating: 9/10 Pros: Free, Fast, intuitive & informative Cons: only for few crops http://www.bejo.com/ww/news/cropalyser-app.aspx Cropalyser
  9. 9. Citrus Diseases Key AKR’s Rating: 9/10 Pros: Free & informative diagnosing disease symptoms Cons: heavy download, takes time to load in lower spec android devices https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lucidcentral.mobile.citrus_diseases
  10. 10. Agri Apps from Lucid Mobile is highly recommended but needs space
  11. 11. Plant Health from APS AKR’s Rating: 8.5/10 Pros: informative for diagnosing pest symptoms Cons: Paid, takes time to download & update, currently available only for Turf & Tomato https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.apsnet.apsreference
  12. 12. MyIPM AKR’s Rating: 8/10 Pros: Free, interesting UI , informative, both conventional & organic options available Cons: Currently available only for Strawberry & Peach https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.clemson.myIPM
  13. 13. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=en.com.adob&hl=en AKR’s Rating: 7.5/10 Pros: Free, intuitive & informative for diagnosing nutrient deficiency symptoms Cons: needs connection to server each time, takes time to load, only for few crops Fertilizer 2.0
  14. 14. Farming´s Future AKR’s Rating: 7.5/10 Pros: Free, provides interesting information on trends Cons: takes time to download magazines, needs space and a bigger screen, more suited for tablets https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bayer.bcs.farmingsfuture
  15. 15. AKR’s Rating: 7/10 Pros: Free, fast, intuitive & informative diagnosing nutrient deficiency symptoms Cons: not complete, only fewer symptom pictures Deficiencies AG PHD https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lps.agrif&hl=en
  16. 16. AKR’s Rating: 7/10 Pros: Free, interesting UI & has potential Cons: focussed more towards cereal crops of UK. BASF please bring an Indian version with local language support BASF Disease ID https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cereal&hl=en
  17. 17. BASF México-Cultivo del Tomate AKR’s Rating: 7/10 Pros: Free, interesting UI & has potential Cons: Not in English. BASF please bring an Indian version with local language support https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pretech.basftomate&hl=en
  18. 18. BASF please develop & launch Indian version of your apps with local language support and include your nutrients product range with deficiency symptoms
  19. 19. IRAC Mode of Action Description The IRAC Insecticide Mode of Action (MoA) Classification for your mobile device is an easy to use searchable database which allows you to identify insecticide active ingredients and their respective MoA groups without the need for a data connection. It is essential for Insecticide resistance management (IRM) to minimise the selection of resistance to any one type of insecticide and this is best carried out by the use of alternations, sequences or rotations of compounds from different MoA groups. The IRAC MoA application allows you search which active ingredients below to which groups and should help you in the selection of treatments for effective IRM. AKR’s Rating: 7/10 Pros: Free, informative Cons: Small fonts. Difficult to read. BioXing’s UI for Fungicides App for Windows is much better.
  20. 20. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-in/store/app/fungicides-elements/957f4b6d-5f51-4551-ade6-73f919488845 Fungicides & Elements Available only on Windows Phone. BioXing & Dow AgroSciences Please develop one for Android HONORABLE MENTION AKR’s Rating: 8/10 Pros: Interesting UI & very informative Cons: Paid, Not available for android
  21. 21. SOIL PEST CONTROL PLANT NUTRITION FOOD SAFETY Improving agricultural productivity through nutrition management and effective pest control needs educating the farmer Mobile Apps would be the easiest way to achieve this It will be a valuable tool for our agricultural crop consultants, field officers and all stakeholders involved in enhancing agricultural productivity and food security A 5 inch mobile with 2 GB RAM and 4G connectivity affordable to the Indian masses (Rs 5000/-) might be a reality in 2016 Victus Labs is developing mobile app for Indian Agriculture focusing on nutrient deficiency symptoms. We invite pesticide companies to partner with us to provide full scale solutions to farmers
  22. 22. “Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular planning” - Robert H. Schuller

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