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BASF and Richardson International announce xarvio commercial agreement

BASF and Richardson International announce xarvio commercial agreement

The tool supports Richardson’s agronomy team in helping Canadian farmers

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer
Farms.com

BASF Digital Farming and Richardson Pioneer have announced the first commercial agreement for xarvio FIELD MANAGER between the two parties.

Through this agreement, Richardson will bring the FIELD MANAGER platform to its whole network, including the four provinces in Western Canada.

The FIELD MANAGER platform has four main components – field monitoring, seeding, nutrient management and crop protection.

The nutrient management portion of the platform, for example, lets users create field-zone specific application maps for N, P & K. And users can document and create VRA maps for organic fertilizer and custom fertilizer.

This agreement allows Richardson agronomists to offer farmers more precise recommendations.

Those recommendations from xarvio FIELD MANAGER are based on local conditions and 15 years of biomass imagery and satellite data.

Continuous monitoring, field trials and work from BASF agronomists help support the platform’s decisions.

In canola trials in 2022/23, for example, the platform “consistently predicted economically significant field-specific Sclerotinia disease incidence,” a BASF statement says. “Spraying for Sclerotinia at the optimal time can help to effectively protect yield and improve ROI, particularly in higher-yielding, higher-risk fields.”

It’s now available at Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centres across the Prairies.




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