Tools & data

News

Arable Labs integrated in xarvio Field Manager

Arable Labs’ in-field measurements will be integrated into xarvio’s crop models and recommendations.

Arable Labs and xarvio Digital Farming Solutions by BASF have agreed to fully integrate Arable’s in-field measurements into xarvio’s crop models and recommendations. The resulting integration of Arable’s dataset with xarvio Field Manager is to allow for optimised crop production decisions.

Measuring precipitation using sound

Arable developed a method that measures precipitation using sound. Arable’s Mark device employs an acoustic disdrometer, eliminating the complex maintenance requirements of the traditional tipping bucket.

Text continues underneath image

Housed in a durable casing reinforced with nanotechnology protection, Arable supports the latest generation of wireless internet connection, LTE-M. - Photos: BASF
Housed in a durable casing reinforced with nanotechnology protection, Arable supports the latest generation of wireless internet connection, LTE-M. - Photos: BASF

According to Arable, the multi-spectral sensing capabilities of the Mark bring real-time insight into how plants are responding to observed field conditions. Arable supports the latest generation of wireless internet connection, LTE-M. The system combines weather measurements, plant health parameters and over 40 additional in-field measurements.

Machine-learning models continually improving

The collaboration builds on a 2018-2019 pilot across hundreds of locations that the companies conducted in Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany and Great Britain. In addition, Arable’s machine-learning models are continually improving through a global network of 25 research-grade calibration and validation sites over 12 climatic zones, which is to ensure accurate and reliable data delivery.

Text continues underneath image

Arable’s in-field measurements will be fully integrated into xarvio’s crop models and recommendations.
Arable’s in-field measurements will be fully integrated into xarvio’s crop models and recommendations.

“Our customers expect more accurate and precise recommendations. We have extensively tested Arable’s Mark over the last 2 years and are convinced that with this integrated solution we will support our customers to be more profitable and sustainable,” said BASF Digital Farming’s Head of Technology, Jeff Spencer.

Rollout based on LTE-M availability

The Arable Mark is now available online and will be integrated into xarvio Field Manager for the 2020 growing season. Geographic rollout is based on LTE-M availability with the initial countries being France, Germany, Great Britain, Poland and Ukraine.

Also read: BASF offers optimised crop protection strategy

Or register to be able to comment.