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BASF’s xarvio Digital Farming Solutions Forms Digital Collaboration with Nutrien Ag Solutions
BASF and Nutrien Ag Solutions are forming a digital collaboration. BASF’s xarvio Scouting application (app)--which enables growers and agronomists to identify weed and disease threats in their fields--will now be offered within the Nutrien Ag Solutions Customer Portal.
“Through our joint efforts, BASF and Nutrien Ag Solutions can help change the industry by providing growers with the products, services and now digital tools to support their success,” said Paul Rea, senior vice president for BASF agricultural solutions North America, in a BASF news release. “We are proud to have the robust technology of the xarvio Scouting app featured on the Nutrien Ag Solutions Customer Portal. In addition, we are exploring further collaboration opportunities with Nutrien, including the xarvio Field Manager which offers field- and even field-zone-specific independent agronomic advice to optimize crop production.”
The xarvio Scouting allows growers to detect in-field stress with the click of a photo, according to the BASF press release. Company officials say the app can determine weed presence, recognize diseases, and quantify leaf damage. The app is powered by advanced A.I. (artificial intelligence) algorithms that continually improve precision and functionality through machine learning and data sharing.
Nutrien Ag Solutions is building an open digital ecosystem that leverages deep agronomic data science and leading-edge technology to help growers achieve the best possible outcomes on their farms, according to the press release. Nutrien Ag Solutions will feature BASF’s xarvio Scouting app as part of its digital agronomy offerings, further enabling growers to detect and identify weed and pest pressure as they monitor and protect their crops throughout the growing season.
“We are pleased to further our collaboration with leading agricultural companies such as BASF via our Customer Portal,” said Mike Frank, Nutrien's executive vice president and CEO of retail, in the news release. “Our goal is to become the ag retailer of the future and partnerships with innovators such as BASF’s xarvio Digital Farming Solutions help enable us to provide more value to our customers.”