Friday, October 30, 2015

Local farmer technicians oriented with different ICT tools for rice

Farmer technicians, who play a big role as extension intermediaries, were introduced to different resources and tools in a recently concluded national convention for local farmer technicians (LFTs) at the Crown Regency Hotel, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, on 27-28 October 2015.

One of the tools presented to more than 1,300 LFTs was the Rice Doctor, a diagnostic tool on crop problems, pests, and diseases. Jerome Barradas and Majilene Marikit of IRRI’s Training Center introduced the Rice Doctor and led a step-by-step discussion on how it is used, including its features. One of those presented was the “reporting feature”, which was part of the tool’s latest software update.

The IRRI Rice Knowledge Bank, PhilRice’s Pinoy Rice Knowledge Bank, MOET App, Text Center, and the Rice Crop Manager were also presented during the two-day conference.

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