Mapping Brazil: Brazilian farmers see increased savings and weed control quality thanks to FIELD MANAGER
Working directly with farmers and agricultural groups is the only way towards providing the best customer experience. By developing new mappings and gaining insight from our experts in the fields we have had huge successes in Brazil. In a close collaboration with eleven Brazilian farmers in the region of Goiás, we were able to set up digital fields and create drone-based Zone Spray Maps for use in the FIELD MANAGER application. The result was not only better crop protection, time saved for the farmers and optimal use of resources but it is also contributing to more sustainable agriculture for the country.
These newly implemented drone-based Zone Spray Maps provide digital mappings of resistant and tolerant weeds by identifying green color based on a RGB (red, green, blue) spectrum of stereo images. This helps farmers reduce spraying costs and losses from weed competition. In the municipality of Paraúna in the Brazilian state of Goias, the digital farmer Michel Berté explains, “In previous years, three flat applications were needed to control weeds. Today, with the xarvio solution, we execute one flat application and one precision application only where there are weeds, which provides herbicide savings. This solution has allowed us to execute localized control of the resistant weeds capim-amargoso in a localized way after a burndown with glyphosate.”