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How Yuktix Helps Farmers do More With Less

An average monthly income per agricultural household during agricultural year 2018-19 is ₹10,218 . Of the total, 39.8 % of income is earned from wages followed by cultivation/net receipt from crop production (37.2 percent), farming of animals (15.5%), and income from non-farm business (6.3%). A study conducted in 2018 determines the cost of cultivation per hectare. For crop management purposes, fertilizers amount for about 15% followed by irrigation charges of 11%. Status of Fertilizers in India: Online data indicates that the consumption of chemical fertilizers has increased by around 16% between 2015-16 & 2020-21 . From about 510 LMT in 2015-16, the consumption increased to 590 LMT as per provisional figures for 2020-21. Excessive fertilizers can cause soil salinity, eutrophication and heavy metal accumulation. They cause environmental and health hazards including water pollution by nitrate leaching. Major parameters for challenges in promoting balanced use of fertilizers inclu

Automatic Detection and Monitoring of Pests

With the advent of heavy rainfall, the world of insects beneath our feet-that had been lying dormant-have the right conditions to emerge. A damp environment provides the perfect breeding conditions for many insects and increases the likelihood of pest infestations. In the agricultural monarchy, detecting pests and crop diseases is strenuous. Traditional pest management methods include regular spray programs based on schedules rather than the presence of pests in the fields, which are difficult, time-consuming, and prone to human error.  With ongoing research, several systems have been designed to improve integrated pest management (IPM), reducing the overall use of pesticides and focusing on more precise applications. Automated trapping devices are equipped with sensors for field data collection and hardware and software components for the transmission of the data to a remote server to store and/or process the information in databases.   How does it work? Real-time data is gathered fro