PulAm: An App for Monitoring Crops

  • Alejandra Perez-Mena
  • José Alberto Fernández-Zepeda
  • Juan Pablo Rivera-Caicedo
  • Himer Avila-George
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 865)


In this paper, we introduce PulAm a mobile application based on the Android operating system, which was designed as a support tool for the monitoring process of different crops. As a case study, we introduced the monitoring of sorghum crops, specifically against the “yellow sugarcane aphid.


Mobile application Sorghum Yellow sugarcane aphid 



We thank the staff of CESAVENAY for all their help, both technical and logistical for the data collection in the field. Alejandra Perez-Mena thanks CONACyT for the financial grant provided through the scholarship # 613382.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alejandra Perez-Mena
    • 1
  • José Alberto Fernández-Zepeda
    • 1
  • Juan Pablo Rivera-Caicedo
    • 2
  • Himer Avila-George
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de EnsenadaEnsenadaMexico
  2. 2.Cátedras CONACyTUniversidad Autónoma de NayaritTepicMexico
  3. 3.Centro Universitario de los VallesUniversidad de GuadalajaraAmecaMexico

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