BASF, Nutrien team on scouting app

basf scouting appBASF and Nutrien Ag Solutions are collaborating on a scouting application that enables growers and agronomists to instantly identify weeds and diseases within their fields. The Xarvio Scouting app is offered within the Nutrien Ag Solutions Customer Portal, according to a news release.

“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,” Paul Rea, senior vice president, BASF Agricultural Solutions North America, said in the release. “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.”

Xarvio Scouting allows growers to detect in-field stress with the click of a photo. The app can determine weed presence, recognize diseases and quantify leaf damage. It is powered by advanced 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 release. The scouting app will be featured as part of the agronomy offerings.

The two companies plan to expand their collaborations and are actively exploring further digital tools, such as the agronomic intelligence currently featured in the Xarvio Field Manager. This would give growers further access to timing and variable-rate map applications in various crops for weed, disease and better pest management.

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