Syngenta introduces ‘Crop Doctor’ feature in its app to provide instant solutions for pest and disease attacks

Syngenta introduces ‘Crop Doctor’ feature in its app for instant solution for pest and disease
Available in 10 major Indian languages, a farmer needs to click a photo from the Cropwise Grower app; Crop Doctor will help identify pests or diseases, and details of which Syngenta products are to be used

Pune – Syngenta, a leading science-based global agriculture company, Friday announced the introduction of Crop Doctor feature in its Cropwise Grower App, an AI-powered tool offering swift, simple and effective solutions for farmers to identify pest or disease attacks and get an instant remedy.

Announcing Crop Doctor, Susheel Kumar, MD and Country Head, Syngenta India said, “Globally farmers are facing challenges including climate change, soil erosion and biodiversity loss, as well as having to manage changing consumer expectations. We work on supporting farmers by further improving the way crops are grown and protected, and to work with partners to find solutions that address environmental, societal and economic challenges. The newly added Crop Doctor feature in the Cropwise Grower App will be very helpful for the farmers.”

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“The Cropwise Grower App, with this unique feature, assumes critical significance in view of the growing need to check crop losses as the world is going to have projected two billion more people to feed by 2050, while India will have 1.66 billion people to feed,” Susheel added.

Highlighting the functions of Syngenta Crop Doctor, Sachin Kamra, Head, Farmer Centric Ecosystem, Syngenta India said, “Using Crop Doctor feature, all a farmer needs to do is click a photo from the Cropwise Grower app; Crop Doctor will help identify pests or diseases, and details of which Syngenta products are to be used. The App is available in 10 major languages including Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, Odia, Tamil, Kannada, and English and promises to add tremendous value to farmers.”

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Adoption of productivity-boosting technologies, innovations and enabling interventions will not only transform agriculture in a sustainable manner but will also empower farmers by helping and guiding them on how to irrigate, fertilise and apply crop protection products to their crops. “The App features 10 major crops paddy, tomato, corn, watermelon, cotton, soybean, hot pepper, sugarcane, potato and sweet corn with more crops to be added soon,” added Kamra.

Cropwise Grower App, which was launched in August this year, has received a tremendous response from farmers across the country. “Our app has been installed by more than three lakh farmers in just 75 days,” informed Kamra.

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