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Crop Pest Surveillance and Advisory Project (CROPSAP) - Maharashtra
  • Implementation of mobile based mCROPSAP project was facilitated for the 12th year across eight target crops over 178.72 lakh ha in Maharashtra in collaboration with State Department of Agriculture (2022-23).
  • Need (economic threshold level -ETL) based pest management advisories were formulated for each 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. A total of more than 29086 advisories were disseminated across eight crops during 2022-23.
  • Surveillance and awareness programmes were organized for the invasive insect fall armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) since 2018 with its IPM practices 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. Seasons 2020 and 2021 had significantly reduced incidence as well as damage due to FAW across Maharashtra on maize.
  • Mobile apps on insecticide fungicide calculations in English and Marathi were updated and hosted on Google Play Store name of the app is IFC-CROPSAP for the crops viz., rice, soybean, cotton, pigeonpea, chickpea, amd maize.

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 30 districts covering 6,58,838 ha for nine crops viz., Mango, Pomegranate, Banana, Nagpur mandarin, Sweet orange, Sapota, Tomato, Okra and Cashewnut during 2021-22.
  • Implementation of IPM strategies was facilitated through the system in collaboration with SAUs, ICAR institutes and State Department of Horticulture, Maharashtra.
  • Five trainings on identification of pests, village registration, data recording and entry into the system were conducted for the project staff during 2022.
  • A total of 20,885 advisories were issued to farmers for timely application of pest management strategies during 2022.


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, Chilli, Okra, Brinjal, 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 14569 ha belonging to Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Sonepat, Gurugram, Mewat, Fatehabad and Hisar districts of Haryana during 2022.
  • 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 24,241 pest data entries during 2022. Total 12,307 farmers were registered into the system for receiving pest management advisories during the year. 1,944 ETL based pest management advisories were disseminated to the registered farmers via 16,76,156 of SMSs sent on their mobile phones.


Development of Mobile based Pest Management Information System for Brinjal, Tomato, Okra and Chilli: PMIS 2.0
  • Android based Mobile apps (PMIS v 2.0) for pest management in Brinjal, Tomato, Okra and Chilli crops were developed in Hindi and English languages.
  • Apps provide timely and correct information for pest management in Brinjal, Tomato, Okra and Chilli corps to the farmers and extension workers and are available on Google Play store.

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