Farmers in remote areas have difficulty accessing the extension services and specialized knowledge they need to grow productive crops and manage crop diseases, which can wipe out their livelihoods. Pocket Crop Doctor addresses this issue by allowing them to take a picture, answer an easy SMS-based survey, or verbally answer a survey based on voice recognition technology to provide basic diagnostic information on their crops. Pocket Crop Doctor first references this information against a comprehensive database to provide a rapid "triage" response, followed shortly by a "Doctor's Call" from a real, experienced agronomist who will provide detailed advice based on the initial intake information and a conversation with the farmer (via phone or SMS). Pocket Crop Doctor will also alert farmers of other pests and diseases reported in their area, as well as impending weather events that may threaten their crops, via SMS. Pocket Crop Doctor can also provide customized agronomic tips for farmers (eg. proper spacing, rotation, and other practices) based on basic information they input about what crops they plant, where, and when.