Maximizing Crop Yields: A Digital Platform for Rice Pests and Diseases
Authors: Maria Jonalene V. Dela Merced, Angelo C. Galapon
Abstract: The researchers conducted a survey from an agricultural office about how they disseminate rice information to farmers and farm owners. Farmers and farm owners were also asked about how they got that information and how effective it was for their rice plants. Data on what are the difficulties that the office personnel, farmers, and farm owners were also surveyed through floating questionnaires. From the data gatherings, it was found that there was a need to seek solutions on how the dissemination of rice information will be disseminated to the farmers and farm owners faster and easier. This study aims to develop and implement an Information Dissemination Portal as an ICT Tool for the Agricultural Office that would help farmers and farm owners to be informed and educated on how they should work on their rice plants properly. This study also aims to help the office staff and experts to give effective and helpful studies and solutions about how to protect the health of rice plants. The information to be coded in the system will not only be in the universal language but will also be available in two more dialects such as Ilocano and Tagalog for the clients to understand clearly what the experts would like to suggest on how they should protect their rice plants properly. The tool also has an announcement page where the office could disseminate the information about events to happen in the future or could display any important announcements there. This tool was also designed to have a communication feature that will let farmers and farm owners talk to rice plant experts.
Keywords: Rice Plants, Rice Pests, Rice Diseases, Rice Information, Farmers, Farm Owners, Department of Agriculture
Paper Id: 230307
Published On: 2023-10-18
Published In: Volume 11, Issue 5, September-October 2023
Cite This: Maximizing Crop Yields: A Digital Platform for Rice Pests and Diseases - Maria Jonalene V. Dela Merced, Angelo C. Galapon - IJIRMPS Volume 11, Issue 5, September-October 2023.