xarvio™ Digital Farming Solutions by BASF has officially launched its Scouting smartphone app for farmers in the UK. Using instant photo recognition, algorithm and data sharing technology, the free xarvio™ Scouting app enables growers and agronomists to accurately identify weed and disease threats in their fields via their smartphones. The supported crops include wheat, barley and oilseed rape. Armed with this information, farmers can more accurately diagnose issues and select the appropriate treatments.
Crop Scouting time-consuming and requires detailed knowledge. The xarvio Scouting app supports farmers to efficiently and accurately identify weeds as well as disease threats in their fields and calculate leaf damage using just a photo taken with a smartphone. Furthermore, a community-based radar functionality shows farmers which threats are in their surrounding area.
“We know many farmers in the UK are eager to adopt new methods that can help them improve crop quality and increase yields”, said Louis Wells, Solutions and Services manager at BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division. “With the newly launched localised version of the xarvio Scouting app, we are pleased to bring world-class expertise in digital farming technology, data analysis and artificial intelligence into the hands of growers across the UK.”
The BASF agronomy managers will be demonstrating the Scouting app on their farm visits, when they will also be familialising farmers with the xarvio Field Manager, which will be launched in the UK in 2020.
xarvio Field Manager is a digital solution helping farmers in many areas with agronomic decisions. The goal: produce crops more efficiently and sustainably to get the most out of each field zone. The farmer has the status of his fields always at hand, receives field-specific crop-management recommendations, and can download field zone specific variable application maps to get advice for the right dosage at the right field zone at the right time.
xarvio Field Manager uses imaging technology, e.g. satellites, and combines it with agricultural data, farmer’s lifetime knowledge and agronomic expertise. The xarvio digital solution can be personalized to fit the needs of every single farmer.
“We are offering digital products to help growers farm better with less – preserving or enhancing yields, while reducing the environmental impact of farming and supporting more biodiversity on the land. We are convinced that digitalization is not only about convenience and trust, it’s also about making farming and crop production more effective and sustainable”, said Mr. Wells.
The xarvio Scouting app is available for free in the App Store and Google Play. For more information about xarvio Digital Farming Solutions, please visit www.xarvio.com