A software application- crop Manager , is helping the farmers of Mithila region – Pusa , Sitamadhi and Madhubani in learning the right techniques of rice cultivation.The Rajendra Agricultural University at PUSA has conducted rice cultivation field experiments based on this app and found better results not only once but 3 times.The university is also further experimenting in flood prone areas like Runni Saidpur of Sitamadhi and Madhubani’s Phulparas area.
The popular app has been prepared by International Rice Research Institute Philippines .After its success in some pilot projects the Indian Agriculture department has asked the farmers of Madhubani , Sitamadhi and Pusa of the North Bihar about this web app.
Crop manager , an agriculture software app, helps in management practices in lowland rice culture.The software application provides a farmer with a personalized crop management suggestions after they answer a series of questions. It is only for use with irrigated and rain fed rice grown in fields surrounded by bunds.
The farmer can visit this application at – http://webapps.irri.org/in/brup/rwcm/ .The software which can be accessed from a mobile or a desktop can be fed with information in hindi as well.It asks you questions regarding your farming with its set of questionnaires and at the end displays you with suggestions to apply on your field.It claims to increase a farmers income by Rs 5000/hectare.