xarvio™ at the Farm Forum Event 2018
We are truly pleased about the great response xarvio received at this year’s Farm Forum Event in Calgary, Canada. Not only did we show up strong at one of the main global industry events, but our team had a chance to shine by sharing their insight. From discussing the future of digitized farming to offering updates on our Field Manager Zone Spray to sharing a demo of our products with a lively crowd, the xarvio team presented themselves as leaders in the field of digital farming.
During one the “Advances in Agronomy - Digital Information, Bio-products and Disease”, Warren Bills, our Business Development Manager for Canada, offered his industry knowledge on the future of autonomous machines in the fields. In a conversation that included the future of field spraying, Warren gave his prediction to the audience stating, “Autonomous spraying will be active in Canada within the next five years.” In regard to what this means to the industry on a whole, he suggests, “Once an agriculture product or service is digitized, expect it to grow along an exponential scale.” However, the autonomy of farming will still remain a very human transition, “to succeed with the convergence of technologies, there needs to be a collaboration of people”, he noted. Bill’s talk brought some new “singularity” thinking to many of the top 500 farmers that average over 4000 acres each.
Meanwhile, our Digital Farming Specialist of Canada, Brent Nicol, packed the room twice at the Forum with his standout talk on AgTech. His speech gave a much-needed focus to the actual tools of xarvio and how they are changing the game for digital farming. “Digital tools provided by xarvio increase the confidence in decisions related to the timing and placement of crop protection products,” he explained with enthusiasm. To get more specific on how xarvio is improving crop management through its tools, Brent discussed our recent AgTech improvements. “The xarvio Field Manager Zone Spray product provides a targeted, accurate approach for fungicide application in Canola and has shown an increased usage year after year by farmers and agronomists to manage disease risk,” he said. He also let people at the event know the details of our scouting app, “Through the use of machine learning algorithms, xarvio has built an Artificial Intelligence scouting solution for the identification of weeds, disease, and leaf damage.”