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xarvio SCOUTING

The future of farming is digital, and so is its presence

Farming is not an easy job. There are thousands of things to keep in mind, and as many things that could potentially go wrong. But what if we could reduce this complexity? If we could optimise crop production and at same time make farmers' life easier? If we could give farmers and their advisors more certainty in their daily decisions? And if we could help them protect their crops in the most efficient way?

With digital farming solutions we can. Under its xarvio® brand, BASF offers a suite of digital products to help growers and agronomists make farming simpler, smarter, more predictable and more efficient.

Based on a globally leading crop modelling platform and 25 years’ experience in developing algorithms, xarvio automates and optimises crop production field and field zone specifically, with independent agronomic advice for better oversight, less risk and more reliability for growers’ planning and decision-making.

Introducing xarvio® SCOUTING - The Assistant in Your Pocket

Developed by and for growers and agronomic advisors, xarvio® SCOUTING is a free to download and use smartphone application (app) that automatically analyses and identifies in-field stress. Users simply take a picture of a problem in their crop, submit it for analysis and then, in just seconds, receive a result.

xarvio SCOUTING uses image recognition technology and an advanced plant modelling platform powered by live algorithms that continually improve its precision and functionality through machine learning and data sharing. So, the more images we receive, analyse and categorise, the faster and more accurate the solution becomes. 

xarvio SCOUTING can currently identify more than 400 weed types and recognise damages caused by over 400 different diseases, pests and nutrient deficiencies in over 60 crops, with these numbers consistently growing. In Australia, we have particularly focussed on key broadacre crops (wheat, barley, canola). The app also measures leaf damage, analyses plant emergence levels, and features a unique radar function connected to the local user community, which automatically notifies users via SMS of risks in the neighbouring area. 

Everything you spot on your walks is documented in a diary – so you have a complete history available at your fingertips.

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Questions and answers from the field

  • What is xarvio® SCOUTING?

    xarvio® SCOUTING is a free to download and use smartphone application (app) that uses advanced image recognition technology and machine learning to automatically analyse and identify in-field problems, such as weeds and diseases. weeds and diseases. The app is currently used by more than six million farmers and consultants across more than 100 countries, with these numbers growing daily.

  • What can xarvio® SCOUTING do?

    xarvio® SCOUTING identifies weeds, recognises diseases and nutrient deficiencies, measures leaf damage and analyses plant emergence levels. The app also features a unique radar function connected to the local user community, which automatically notifies users via SMS of risks, such as diseases, in the neighbouring area. Having this information conveniently available allows farmers to take proactive actions to mitigate in-field stresses, improving crop health and yield.

  • How does xarvio® SCOUTING work?

    xarvio® SCOUTING users simply take a picture of an in-field problem, submit it for analysis and then, in just seconds, they receive a result. xarvio® SCOUTING uses an advanced plant modelling platform powered by live algorithms that continually improve its precision and functionality through machine learning and data sharing. The more images we receive, analyse and categorise, the faster and more accurate the solution becomes.

  • Which crops does xarvio® SCOUTING support?

    Globally, xarvio® SCOUTING supports more than 60 fruit, vegetable and row crops. In Australia, we have focussed our localisation on key broadacre crops (wheat, barley, canola).

  • Which weeds and diseases does xarvio® SCOUTING recognise?

    xarvio® SCOUTING can currently identify more than 400 weed types and recognise damages caused by more than 400 different diseases, pests and nutrient deficiencies in over 60 different crops, with these numbers consistently growing. For a full scope list, please click here.

  • Can xarvio® SCOUTING be integrated with any other digital farming tool?

    xarvio® SCOUTING is our first offering in the Australian market. We intend to explore integration opportunities, where complementary.

  • Can I collaborate with my advisor/farmer using xarvio® SCOUTING?

    Farmers and advisors can utilise xarvio® SCOUTING and share information as and when required via email, SMS, WhatsApp, or any other communications channel.

  • Who owns the data BASF gains with xarvio® SCOUTING?

    Personal data is always owned by the person it belongs to. BASF Digital Farming can only acquire the right to store and use it for the purposes defined in the data privacy statements and terms and conditions. Non-personal or anonymised data generated while using our digital farming products is owned by us.

  • What does the name xarvio mean?

    xarvio is a newly coined word. It was specially created and market-tested across many countries. xarvio is a modification of the English word “harvest” and reflects the overall concept of the brand: a new way of farm management. The letter “x” is a symbol for accuracy.

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For more information on our xarvio digital farming portfolio in ANZ, please contact Eike Croucher.