The Orchid Farming mobile app has been designed and developed by Director and team of ICAR- National Research Centre for Orchids, Pakyong, Sikkim to impart scientific knowledge and skills to the farmers/growers / Entrepreneur and orchid lovers who want to grow orchids. This is an educational App providing information on about different aspects of orchids management by choosing their selective measures.
“Smartphones have become a useful tool in agriculture because their mobility matches the nature of farming, that give users a richer and faster access to services of their choice in real time.”
Mostly in orchid farming, Cymbidium & Dendrobium in North-East India, and Dendrobium, Phalaenopsis, Vanda & Mokara hybrids in South India, are cultivated. Our android application helps to orchid growers for implementation of better and timely farming decisions by applying the management skills.
Content of the App:
>The major contents covered in the App are as follows:
>Five genera covered namely Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Phalaenopsis, Vanda & Mokara.
>Each species contain their introduction, different varieties with picture presentation and management techniques that simplify farmer’s doubts and daily basis problems.
>Extension Activities, Technologies, More Info & Feedback are some additional content.
>Management and Control of Insect & diseases (under various subheads of What & Why, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention).
Features of the App:
>Android Version 4.1 platform.
>Present size is 4.8 MB.
>Currently application is in English language, but its Hindi version would be launched soon.
>It is specially designed to assist researchers, extension personnel of agriculture and farmers for effective management of Orchids.
>For feedback, a specific e-mail support is provided, through which they can send feedback/ queries to the developers or they choose direct SMS support in it.
>For more guidance about the orchids, choose more info for contact detail or organisation.