The new Arc farm intelligence platform uses predictive modeling based on real-time data.
FMC Corporation announced its new Arc farm intelligence platform. The mobile platform delivers real-time data that predicts insects pressure one week in advance to help growers protect yields.
The platform is to help ensure the right crop protection products are applied precisely where and when they are needed to improve sustainability, optimise crop yield and enhance grower return on investment (ROI). Arc utilises aggregated historical data, entomological models, hyper-local weather data, and real-time regional pest mapping.
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According to FMC Corporation, the platform offers a full suite of features, including customised alerts through a mobile app to indicate when action is needed in a field, two-way communication with FMC agronomists, reliable data and high-quality graphics, including graphs and heat maps. Arc farm intelligence has been engineered with open APIs and can easily be plugged into growers’ existing digital ecosystems.
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The platform will be launched commercially this week in Greece for cotton, and it is being piloted in other countries, including Brazil, Spain and the United States, on a broad range of crops from brassicas to corn to lettuce. The Arc farm intelligence app will be available for growers in Greece for free from the Android and iOS app stores.
According to Sara Sterling, director of Precision Agriculture at FMC, the tool predicts insect pressure one week in advance with more than 90 percent confidence for key insects in select crops. “Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive in Brazil and Greece, where it has been used on cotton, and we look forward to introducing Arc farm intelligence in additional countries and crops.”