The integration of Rice with xarvio™ FIELD MANAGER aims to bring an already successful digital farming solution to rice farmers to holistically improve their daily growing practices and thus produce a higher yield. The application supports farmers by aggregating disease threats on rice fields and sending alert notifications to the farmer’s smartphone. The models behind the Rice solutions for FIELD MANAGER were culled from more than 150 trials that were conducted all over China and India including the Chinese provinces of Heilongjiang, Liaoning, Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi and Guangzhou as well as the Indian states of Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Karnataka. The outcome of these in-field tests is an individually-tailored and field-specific risk assessment for the four most common diseases associated with rice crops as well as optimized amounts and timing for crop protection, fertilizer and water. Initial results showed that rice farmers were able to increase yields by timing their fungicide applications more accurately.
xarvio™ FIELD MANAGER’s development for rice farmers in Asia is already available in several regions for many farmers regardless of farm size. We are excited to expand our “simply smarter crop production” concept to to the most widely eaten staple food in Asia and will continue to grow in the region. This is just the beginning.