BASF and Richardson announce deal to deploy Xarvio Field Manager in Western Canada

BASF Digital Farming and Richardson International say they have signed a deal that will see Richardson Pioneer’s agronomic network use the Xarvio Field Manager agronomic platform across the four Western Canadian provinces.

“Through this first commercial agreement, together we can help Canada’s farmers get the best of both worlds – sound advice from Richardson’s experienced team of agronomic advisors, complemented by the precise digitally enabled recommendations we deliver at BASF,” added Leta LaRush, Vice President, Business Management for BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions.

The companies say the xarvio platform will enable Richardson agronomists to offer growers more precise, field-specific crop management advice during the season, including early risk alert notifications for diseases such as sclerotinia in canola.

They say Xarvio Field Manager consistently predicted economically significant field-specific sclerotinia incidence in field trials in 2022/23.

Richardson agronomists will also be able to use Xarvio Field Manager to generate tailored variable application maps for seeding, crop protection, and nutrition tasks based on field specific data such as yield maps, soil maps, and 15 years of historic biomass imagery from satellite data.

“Richardson and BASF have a longstanding and trusted partnership, and we are thrilled to now introduce Xarvio Field Manager to our digital agriculture lineup,” says Russ Reich, Vice-President of Crop Inputs at Richardson International.

The xarvio platform is now available at Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centres across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and B.C.

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