HEALTHY FIELDS FAQ
In our FAQ section you will find the right answers to most of your questions regarding xarvio™ HEALTY FIELDS.
With HEALTHY FIELDS you get a full-service package of fungicide and PGR applications. The price includes the application itself, all fungicide and PGR products used, all available FIELD MANAGER tools and the Leaf Health Guarantee.
We will take care of the planning and executing of your fungicide and PGR applications. We'll find the optimal time, as well as the best product and the right dosage for your needs. We'll manage the contractors who do they spraying for you. You don't need to do any planning or spraying and will have time to take care of everything else you need to.
Because we know what we are doing. We have a team of agronomic experts and more than 20 years of experience in crop modelling between BASF and xarvio.
We start with winter wheat; other crops will follow soon.
We cover every relevant fungal disease in winter wheat: powdery mildew, yellow rust, eyespot, septoria tritici, brown rust and fusarium.
It's easy, just follow these steps! If you have not yet, register in xarvio FIELD MANAGER, set up your fields and crops. Using the web app, click on HEALTHY FIELDS in the menu. Choose the wheat fields you want to use HEALTHY FIELDS for. Check the estimated price and your price package (basic or premium). Add your own contractor or use one of ours. Send your request. We will get back to you in no time!
To be able to give you the best service possible, we will need some data from you. Be assured, your data is safe with us! It’s simple: just fill in the correct information when you register in FIELD MANAGER: name, email, phone number. Make sure you also share your address, so we can connect you with contractors in your area. When adding your fields and crops in FIELD MANAGER select pre-crop, seeding date, yield expectation, variety and tillage system. That's it.
FIELD MANAGER is free to test until April. This includes Spray Timer, Zone Spray and Field Monitor. Testing for HEALTHY FIELDS itself is not available.
There is no limit to the fields you can add. The total size of the fields should be at least 10 ha..
For the correct agronomic assessment, we need information on location, variety, pre-crop, seeding date, yield expectation, cultivation system.
Currently HEALTHY FIELDS is available in Germany. We are working hard to include more countries as soon as possible. You can use HEALTHY FIELDS in any region, as long as we can find a contractor in your area or you already have one yourself who can work with us.
You can sign up until mid-January. Spraying season in FIELD MANAGER starts in February and we need to make arrangements in time for your fields.
Of course! If you already have your own contractor invite them. We will need contact and verify them. If you don't have a contractor yet we can suggest some for you in your area.
You only need a smartphone and two apps that can be download for free: xarvio FIELD MANAGER to set up your fields and xarvio SCOUTING to follow the executed tasks on your field, report damage or guarantee claim.
Yes, we do, and we take it very seriously. All legal requirements are guaranteed by us and the contractors themselves.
We guarantee that on your wheat field 80% of the yield relevant top two leaves (F and F-1) will be healthy at the end of flowering (BBCH 69). Should it be once less than 80% you will receive a payback depending on the damage level
If you notice strong signs of infection on your wheat fields take photos with the xarvio SCOUTING app and upload them in FIELD MANAGER to the corresponding field.
If from BBCH 69 onwards the field health is not meeting our promises, we will send an independent examiner to validate the situation on your fields.
If the damage threshold is indeed exceeded, we will compensate you.
If you notice signs of infection on your fields use our SCOUTING app to take pictures and upload them in FIELD MANAGER.
If necessary, we will send an independent technician to check on your fields..
Your compensation will be settled with the final invoice, at the end of the growing season.
The applications will be done by a certified contractor from your area. You can invite your own contractor or let us find you one.
With HEALTHY FIELDS we offer you a full service, including choosing the optimal products for you.
We will always recommend the best products for the given situation, independently of the brand.
Through the FIELD MANAGER or the FIELD MANAGER app you have full access to all your Field data at all time throughout the season.
If the Application cannot be Performed due to Weather, Wetness, Frost, etc. a new timing will setup in consultation with Healthy Fields. The guarantee will remain unchanged.
Should the Application not be done due to other circumstances we reserve the right to cancel the guarantee
Every single HEALTHY FIELDS application will be documented by the contractor using FIELD MANAGER.
The documentation will contain all legally required data: area sprayed, product name, dosage, application date and the name of the driver.
The contractor or his driver who is doing the actual application. A xarvio employee - only with your permission, after previous agreement. An independent technician to check your field in case of a damage report.
Basic Price for moderate yield fields: Price optimized product choice to control disease pressure in field. Input optimized. Customer price will be set automatically in Basic segment if yield potential is set below 80dt/ha. Premium for high yield potential fields: products with high efficacy to ensure high yield potential. Outcome optimized. Customer price will be set automatically in premium segment if yield potential is set over 80dt/ha. The Customer has the freedom to select whenever he will overwrite recommendation of xarvio.
You pay at the end of the season after you receive an invoice from us. In the beginning of the season you will receive an offer with a price range per field and as a total from us. Depending on the progression of the disease during the season, the price will be calculated at the end of the season. The price will not exceed the pricerange.
The Scouting assignments will be done by the farmer. Please download the Scouting for that. If a higher infestation will be detected by you, an independent technician will be sent out to determine the actual infestation.
During the season you can scout your fields and send us pictures of the health status. In BBCH stadium 69 you will receive a date for the final control scouting task. You have 7 days to claim any compensation before the expire.
If any disease occurs after the last application, contact xarvio immediately and let us know what you have seen.
After knowing that we have not achieved the guaranteed leaf health, we send external technicians to your field. The agronom goes in different stock densities in the field and will score the plants for diseases here. From this an average value is determined. The result is then used to determine the necessary compensation.
VRA (Variable Rate Application) maps are zone specific application maps, which enables the applicator to use PGR and fungicides more efficient, and variable on the Field. These will be generated through the biomass maps of your fields. through the FIELD MANAGER app, you can download them and can be uploaded via an USB-stick onto your terminal. the usage of the VRA maps is optional. If your spray is not able to use VRA maps you can still be accepted as a Contractor for Healthy Fields.
Yes, VRA is optional. Even if your machinery is not able to do VRA you can still work as a Healthy Fields contractor.
A contractor is certified when the personal onboarding with the contractor and his drivers has taken place. During the onboarding all technical components will be checked, and all drivers will receive an introduction into documentation of plant protection application with ISOBUS contractors.
Your Spraying machines should be able to work with ISOBUS contracts. it is also possible to use a similar data format. Also, the contractor and his driver need to attend an onboarding event where all the driver will be introduced into the Healthy Fields system and the documentation.
It's easy, just follow these steps. If you have not yet, register in xarvio FIELD MANAGER, set up your fields and crops. Using the web app, click on Healthy Fields in the menu, and register as a contractor. Fill in your data and let us activate your contractor account. After this you can invite your customers to Healthy Fields or can choose from the offers, we send you.
As a contractor you'll need a smartphone with the xarvio FIELD MANAGER app downloaded with a registered account. If you want to do VRA application jobs, you'll also need a VRA compatible sprayer and terminal.
To document the application in FIELD MANAGER your sprayer's terminal has to be able to export as-applied maps in some format. (Most current terminals are capable to do this.)
As a contractor you will you get all important details regarding the applications via the FIELD MANAGER app (Timing, dosing, location, products, recipe for the tank mix). You can also investigate the weather data from the Spray timer. The documentation of the applications will also be done through the FIELD MANAGER app.
Yes, by the selection of the products xarvio considers all legal regulations.
The optimal products will be chosen by xarvio automatically and cannot be changed.
Every Healthy Fields application will be documented by the contractor using FIELD MANAGER.
The Scouting assignments will be done by the farmer. Therefor the SCOUTING APP will be needed. If a higher infestation will be detected by you, an independent technician will be sent out to determine the actual infestation.
VRA (Variable Rate Application) maps are zone specific application maps, which enables the applicator to use PGR and fungicides more efficient, and variable on the Field. These will be generated through the biomass maps of your fields. through the FIELD MANAGER app, you can download them, and they can be uploaded via an USB-stick onto your terminal. the usage of the VRA maps is optional. If your spray is not able to use VRA maps you can still be accepted as a Contractor for Healthy Fields.
If suitable technology is available, the data can be uploaded via Agrirouter or myJohnDeere onto the Sprayer. Alternatively you can upload the maps with a USB- stick onto your terminal. A description for various Terminals can be found under https://fm.xarvio.com/terminals/de/de_de/select. A detailed introduction will be done during a contractor onboarding
The usage of VRA is optional. Even if your machinery is not able to do VRA you can still offer Healthy Fields to your costumer.
The cost for Healthy Fields will be only paid by the farmer.
Your applicator company is certified when the personal onboarding with you and your drivers has taken place. During the onboarding all technical components will be checked, and all drivers will receive an introduction into documentation of plant protection application with FIELD MANAGER.
Your Spraying machines should be able to work with ISOBUS contracts. It is also possible to use a similar data format. Also, the contractor and his driver need to attend an onboarding event where all the driver will be introduced into the Healthy Fields system and the documentation.
Via the invitation functions of the Contractor dashboard you can invite your costumer to Healthy Fields. These costumers will receive an Email with a link to the FIELD MANAGER registration. After they have registered for FIELD MANAGER, they can insert their fields into the system they can nominate you as a contractor in the Healthy Fields registration.
The data must be shared with you by the costumer.
Short before the application you will receive a message through the FIELD MANAGER that an application needs to be done. More information can be found in the task’s manager of the FIELD MANAGER.
The products will be ordered by you at a local store of your choice.
The tank mix recipe can be downloaded in the task's manager of the FIELD MANAGER.
To document the Healthy Fields applications transparent for all participants, ISOBUS tasks should be used. These tasks record the provision of the application and can be processed in Field Manager afterwards. You and Your driver will receive a training from xarvio how to use ISOBUS task.