Source: BASF Agricultural Solutions news release
Today, xarvio Digital Farming Solutions by BASF launched the xarvio Field Manager for the U.S. market at Commodity Classic tradeshow in Orlando, Florida. The new digital product supports growers and agronomists to make better informed decisions on protecting their crops and increasing efficiency and profitability.
Field Manager combines the standard visualization of field zones with two cutting-edge features – Spray Timer and Zone Spray – to provide growers and agronomists with tools for identifying field-specific disease risk and optimizing fungicide applications to improve crop production both economically and sustainably.
“At xarvio our goal is to improve and automate crop production even better than most of the available platform solutions. With Field Manager, growers and agronomists have many data layers available and with the status of their fields always at hand, receive field-specific fungicide application recommendations, and can download field zone specific variable application maps,” said David Gray, US Commercial Operations Lead for xarvio at BASF.
xarvio Field Manager supplements farmers’ lifetime knowledge by providing imaging technology, e.g. satellites, and agronomic models and data to enable growers to make better informed management decisions.
Key xarvio Field Manager features for the U.S. market include:
*Spray Timer delivers recommendations to growers’ mobile devices on the right timing for corn and winter wheat fungicide application by combining field-specific data (geolocation, crop rotation, crop/variety, previous applications) with variety data (susceptibilities, growth stage characteristics) and local weather data (air and soil temperature and humidity).
*Zone Spray, now available for canola in 2019, incorporates satellite imagery to identify productivity zones and then creates variable rate fungicide application maps for use in growers’ sprayers. Zone Spray automates the process for growers to identify low productivity zones where a fungicide application is not economically beneficial. As a result, growers can more precisely apply fungicides to the highest productivity zones, making fungicide applications cost-effective in more fields and improve their economic return in a sustainable manner.
“Farmers are under pressure to increase productivity, while doing so through sustainable and safe methods. xarvio’s Field Manager is the latest development in digital farming solutions that leverages available data and innovative technologies to help farmers address these challenges to improve crop health and maximize productivity on every acre,” said Gray. xavio’s Field Manager is available in more than 10 countries and 8 different key field crops. Further functionalities will be launched in the US soon.
To protect crops and get the most out of their fields this season, growers can sign up free now for xarvio Field Manager at https://www.xarvio.com/en-US/Field-Manager or download the app for free from the App Store and Google Play.
xarvio Field Manager is part of a suite of digital farming products provided by xarvio Digital Farming Solutions, which is part of BASF’s Agricultural Solutions Division. The xarvio offering also includes xarvio Scouting app. Launched in the US in 2018, Scouting supports farmers in efficiently monitoring fields for diseases, weeds, and leaf damage using a smartphone camera. The xarvio Scouting app is available for free in the App Store and Google Play.
Further information about xarvio Digital Farming Solutions, xarvio Field Manager and xarvio Scouting app, please visit www.xarvio.com.
xarvio is a trademark of BASF.
About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division
With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet. In 2018, our division generated sales of €6.2 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 20,000 employees in North America and had sales of around $20 billion in 2018. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.