Database & Electronic Networking
Crop Pest Surveillance and Advisory Project (CROPSAP) - Maharashtra
Implementation of mobile based mCROPSAP project was continuously facilitated across target crops
over 110 lakh ha in Maharashtra in collaboration with State Department of Agriculture.
Need (economic threshold level -ETL) based pest management advisories were
formulated for each target crop and updated during each season in discussion with SAUs of Maharashtra in
detailed and brief formats for dissemination through SMS to the registered farmers.
Surveillance and awareness programmes are organized for the invasive insect fall
armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) since 2018 with its practices of management disseminated. One out of 8.84 lakh ha of kharif maize had FAW infestations and
99% of the infested fields were treated timely using insecticides with label claim in 2019.
Web and mobile apps on insecticide fungicide calculations
were developed and released in English and Marathi for the target crops
(rice, soybean, cotton, rice, pigeonpea, chickpea, maize, sugarcane and sorghum).
Bilingual (English & Marathi) maize pesticide calculator aiding in calculations of
insecticide/fungicide/herbicide quantity required for a given farm area based on recommended dosages and dilution
with water and method of application has been developed and hosted on Google play store.
Horticultural Crop Pests Surveillance and Advisory Project (HORTSAP)-Maharashtra
Web based pest surveillance and advisory system developed under
the project was enhanced as per the project requirements. ICT based pest surveillance was extended to 23 districts covering 3, 15,104 ha for six
crops viz., pomegranate, banana, Nagpur mandarin, sweet orange, Sapota and mango during 2019-20.
Implementation of IPM strategies was facilitated through the system in collaboration
with SAUs, ICAR institutes and State Department of Horticulture, Maharashtra.
Three trainings on identification of pests, village registration, data recording and entry into the system
were conducted for the project staff during 2019.
2146 no of advisories were issued to farmers in between January 2019 to May 2019 and 550 no. of advisories were
issued to farmers in December 2019 for timely application of pest management options.
ICT based Pest Surveillance and Advisory Services for Selected Horticultural Crops in Haryana
Mobile based pest surveillance and Advisory System for selected
horticultural crops Tomato, Cucurbits, Crucifers and Kinnow was designed and developed.
The system comprised of a mobile app for pest data capture and a web based pest reporting and advisory application.
System was successfully implemented in an area of 9375 ha belonging to Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat,
Sonepat, Gurugram, Mewat, Fatehabad and Hisar districts of Haryana during 2018-19.
Two trainings on pest identification, recording pest observations and various operations of the system were conducted at
HTI, Uchani, Karnal for the project staff.
System captured 15841 pest data entries during 2019. Total 5778 farmers were registered
into the system for receiving pest management advisories during the year. 1374 ETL based pest management
advisories were disseminated to the registered farmers via 2, 05,170 of SMSs sent on their mobile phones.
Development of Mobile based Pest Management Information System for Brinjal and Tomato: PMIS 2.0
Android based Mobile apps (PMIS v 2.0) for pest management in Brinjal and Tomato crops were developed in Hindi and English languages.
Apps provide timely and correct information for pest management in Brinjal and
Tomato corps to the farmers and extension workers and are available on Google Play store.