apps & digital tools
The mobile kit will allow Ethiopia to quickly identify wheat rust strains in 48 hours, instead of sending samples to labs abroad.
Researchers are using data and tools to produce information that can help farmers, research institutions and governments take better decisions on agronomic practices and investments.
These technologies, known as high-throughput phenotyping platforms, replace lengthy paper-based visual observations of crop trials.
Faster and better-quality certification, a game-changer for African farmers?
Trials of the Nutrient Expert app showed improved yields, fertilizer-use efficiency and increased profits for farmers.
The maps include information on soil PH, organic matter, total nitrogen, clay content and boron content.
The initiative will serve to develop comprehensive soil information at scale for the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Odisha
Francelino Rodrigues’ expertise in precision agriculture brings a high-tech element to CIMMYT’s field trials.
Mainassara Zaman-Allah uses new technologies to speed up the collection of plant information for breeding.
Balwinder Singh uses crop simulation models to help smallholder farmers in South Asia prepare for future climates and unexpected challenges.
CIMMYT scientists will present at the COP 13 conference on a new collection of tools and resources that could revolutionize maize breeding and promote genetic diversity conservation.