Sugarcane, Mustard & Wheat-IFCs
Android smart phones as a communication tool are popular and that people of different fields including pesticide dealers, extension functionaries and farmers possess and use them in their daily lives. Making available an application for need-based use in plant protection is a potential value addition in digital era. Considering the current status and recommendation pathways of pesticide use in India and the potential outreach of digital technology android applications on insecticide and fungicide calculations named as ‘Insecticide and Fungicide Calculator’ (IFC) were generated.. The insecticides and fungicides recommended for insects and diseases along with their dosages, volume of spray fluid to be used and waiting period besides additional information was compiled from CIB&RC. Given details presents the glimpse of their numbers for understanding the need for IFC for judicious pest management across crops.