Crop Management Simulator App

This free Android game helps you improve your skills in advising farmers to make the right decisions while facing plant health challenges in the field. 
You can use it to:

  • Learn to advise farmers on managing their crop plant health problems 
  • Learn to manage plant health problems based on integrated pest management


  • Free to use  
  • Easy to use  
  • Works offline 
  • Available in English, Bengali, French, Spanish, Swaili 

Who is it for?

The Crop Management Simulator App is free for everyone to download and use. It’s specifically to help: 

  • Extension workers  
  • Agro-input dealers  
  • Farmers  
  • Agriculture and plant health students

What you'll need

  • An Android smartphone, tablet or laptop 
  • A stable internet connection to download the app 

The app is only available on the Google Play Store. Please be aware that the app requires 84.7MB of storage on your device.

How it works

Smallholder farmers can lose up to 40% of their crops to pests and diseases.

In the Crop Management Simulator App, you can help farmers facing these challenges based on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles.

As the farm advisor, you need to develop a strategy to prevent pests and diseases from destroying a farmer’s crops. You need to defeat a range of problems, from insects and mites to fungi, bacteria and viruses, using the available control methods! 

You can choose from cultural, physical, biological and chemical control methods to combat these pests and diseases. All control methods have their strengths and weaknesses and interact with each other in helpful or harmful ways. Make sure you choose the control methods wisely, as you have a limited budget at your disposal… 

Behind the fun is an accurate simulation of the characteristics of a range of pests and diseases on many globally important crops. These pests and diseases will behave in the stimulation as they do in reality. The range of host crops is a realistic representation, and the seasonal timing of pest attacks is modelled on accurate data. 

Are you ready to help farmers fight crop pests and diseases? Do you think you’re up for the challenge? 

There is only one way to find out…  

See you on the field! 

Why CABI created the Crop Management Simulator App

CABI created the Crop Management Simulator App to support and reinforce investigation skills through engaging gameplay and real-time feedback.

Users encounter various real-life crop and pest situations. The app offers a virtual platform to test diverse cultivation strategies, revealing the effects on crop yield and quality. This aids decision-making in real-life situations.

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