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BASF offers optimised crop protection strategy

xarvio Healthy Fields by BASF is to offer farmers new possibilities in crop protection.

At Agritechnica 2019 xarvio presents its latest innovations at the “xarvio Field of Vision” booth. One of these innovations is Healthy Fields, which offers farmers completely new possibilities in crop protection, says BASF.

Farmer relieved of complex work

“The recommended crop protection strategy of xarvio Field Manager will be carried out by an experienced contractor who is working with us. The farmer is relieved of complex work and can follow every single step transparently. If the disease-related leaf damages on a field at the end of a season are greater than agreed in advance, the farmer will receive compensation,” explained Tobias Menne, Head of BASF Digital Farming.

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With Healthy Fields, farmers and contractors can monito the risk of infestation, recommendations, the current status of application implementation and the documentation of measures at any time.  - Photo: BASF
With Healthy Fields, farmers and contractors can monito the risk of infestation, recommendations, the current status of application implementation and the documentation of measures at any time. - Photo: BASF

Farmers and contractors can monitor the risk of infestation, recommendations, the current status of application implementation and the documentation of measures at any time.

Another advantage: “Normally, contractors are very well technically equipped and with xarvio they can therefore automatically adapt the crop protection measures to each field zone,” added Menne.

xarvio Scouting app

Other inovations presented at Agritechnica were Smart Spraying and the xarvio Scouting app. The latter enables the user to identify and quantify weeds, diseases and leaf damage of a plant, to determine the nitrogen status and to count and classify insects.

Thanks to new functions, the xarvio Scouting app can now scan and document multiple weeds and determine the average amount of plants per square meter post- emergence.

xarvio Field Manager

With xarvio Field Manager farmers can view their field status at any time, obtain field-specific cultivation recommendations and download a range of fieldzone-specific application maps. The system works with image technologies, such as satellite imagery, and combines these with agricultural data, the farmer’s experience and know-how. Latest features of Field Manager are:

  • Automatic buffer zones
  • Nutrition maps
  • Integration of local weather stations, e.g., Arable
  • Machine Connectivity (Agrirouter, John Deere, Nevonex)

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