Arshiya Siddiqa, Varshini.B, Harshitha. C.A., Meghashree.D, Dr. Shamala N
Agriculture is basis to over more than half of the population. Farming has been varying from region to region even within a particular state. That depends on the weather condition, availability of water, terrain.
Areca nut a tropical crop, popularly known as betel nut in India. It is one of the most important commercial crop in South-East Asia in general and India in particular. The plant grows in well drained, deep clay loamy soil; laterite, red loam and alluvial soils are considered most suitable. Areca nut farming, to achieve good yield, needs large application of organic manures and chemical fertilizers
The farming is also tree based and crop based. As time passed the agricultural practices also changed. Machines came into the rescue of these farmers with innovation that is specific to a particular type of agriculture.
Areca nut is a nut that comes out from arec palm trees. Areca nut trees grow up to a height of 15m to 18m and they are prone to infections as any other plants. Hence it needs to be sprayed with pesticides 3 times at least during the rainy season.
When there is a huge plantation it becomes really hard to climb every tree and spray. The labour required for this is becoming sparse and costly. Therefore, addressing this problem through a technological approach seems to be a novel idea.