ASTAT 5211 โ€“ Agri-Informatics

ASTAT 5211 โ€“ Agri-Informatics


1. Introduction to Computers and Operating System:

Parts of Computers, Generation of computers Types of computers, DOS and Windows

2. Applications of MS-Office:

Document Creation and Editing in MS-Word. Data Handling in MS-Excel, Data presentation, interpretation, and graph creation (Bar, Line, Pie diagrams, and Histogram). MS-PowerPoint presentation.

3. Statistical Analysis:

Mean, Standard Deviation, Correlation, and Regression using Mathematical Expressions in Excel.

4. Database in Agriculture:

Concepts, types and uses of the database in Agriculture, Use of DBMS (MS-Access).

5. World Wide Web (Www):

Elementary Concepts, Internet Explorer (IE), Search Engine (Google), Email.

6. Introduction to computer programming languages:

Standard Input/Output Operation in BASIC, BASIC language programming codes for only calculating Mean and Standard Deviation).

7. e-Agriculture and ICT:

Concepts and applications, Use of ICT in Agriculture. Computer Models for understanding plant processes. IT application for the computation of water and nutrient requirement of crops,ย 

Computer-controlled devices (automated systems) for Agri-input management, Smartphone Apps in Agriculture for farm advice, market price, postharvest management, etc.;ย 

Geospatial technology for generating valuable Agri-information. Decision support systems, concepts, components, and applications in Agriculture,ย 

Agriculture Expert System, Soil Information Systems, etc. for supporting Farm decisions. Preparation of contingent crop-planning using IT tools.

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