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Perceptions of Rubber Growers on Information Technology enabled Rubber Expert System

N. Balasubramani and P.S.Swathi Lekshmi

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The Expert system for plant protection of rubber was developed using Visual Basic 6.0. The computer based Rubber Expert System thus developed was abbreviated as RUBEX-04. Perceptions of Rubber Growers on Information Technology enabled Rubber Expert System was studied. It was evident that, majority of the respondents (60.83 per cent) were found to have high level of perception about modern information communication technologies, followed by 21.67 per cent with medium and remaining 17.50 per cent with low level of perception of modern information and communication technologies. It could be exonerated from the study that slightly less than three-fourth of the respondents reported that they were most satisfied with the diagnostic path which was sequential and logic in RUBEXS-04. A majority (81.67 per cent) of the respondents were most satisfied about the correct conclusion provided by the RUBEXS-04. More than half of the respondents were most satisfied that, photographs helped them to confirm the incidence of disease and pests. Most of the subjects preferred the Expert System for other technologies of rubber like, latex preservation and processing, tapping and yield stimulation and soil management, in addition to RUBEXS-04

Keyword: Rubber Expert System; RUB

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