NRRI develops mobile app riceXpert to help rice farmers
The app will provide information to farmers in real time on insect pests, nutrients, weeds, nematodes and disease-related problems, rice varieties for different ecologies, farm implements for different field and post harvest operations, he said.
The app has web-based application systems which facilitates flow of information from the farmer to the farm scientist and get their instant solution. The farmers can send the photo and voice through this mobile app. This would be a real boon to farmers, he added. Singh was speaking at a farmers’ fair. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Member of Parliament Bhartruhari Mahtab, ICAR Director General Trilochan Mohapatra among others were present at the event.
Agriculture Minister congratulated the team of NRRI scientists for developing this unique IT-enabled handheld mobile app.