The nature of agricultural technology is changing tractors, sprayers and combines are highly automated and loaded with a vast array of sensors. And already, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and even satellite imagery are becoming indispensable. The delivery of highly detailed field observations directly to a farmer or advisor’s smartphone, tablet or computer is becoming the new standard in agriculture.
For xarvio™ it is very important to be specific and precise. Many terms are used to describe these new data, technologies and applications. But often, different terms are used to describe the similar concepts (Precision Ag, Smart Ag, Ag 4.0 etc.) and at other times the same term is used to describe different concepts. ‘Digital Farming’ is the specific term xarvio™ will use to talk about digitization in agriculture.
BASF strives to utilize innovative, data-driven technology for precise agricultural observations, predictions and recommendations. Today’s farming is more complex than ever. The unpredictable nature of weather, pests, and weeds directly affect grower’s ability to produce consistent yields profitably. These challenges demand innovative solutions to support growers and their advisors in improving efficiency and profitability while helping to feed a hungry planet.
Spray Timer notifies you automatically when disease risk is growing in your fields and the optimal time for a fungicide application is approaching. It enables you to observe the risk status of each field throughout the growing season from your smartphone, tablet or computer. For you this means less planning and scouting effort, reduced risk of missing applications, and better protection from yield loss due to disease. In other words, less stress, healthier crops and more efficiency. The basis for this technology is provided by our tried-and-tested disease risk, growth stage and weather models – based on many years of data and market experience. Spray Timer is currently available for in the U.S. for corn, soybeans, winter and spring wheat.
Using spray timer requires nothing more than downloading the Field Manager app to your smartphone and registering. However, it may considerably easier or more efficient to get started creating fields by uploading shapefiles into your Field Manager account using a computer. From there most functionalities are very similar whether using smartphone, tablet or computer.
When it comes to canola, not all acres are equal. Zone Spray is a feature in Field Manager that allows you to create field zone-specific application maps that are ready for use in your sprayer terminal. Our system analyzes satellite data, risk models and data related to the field entered by the user plus our agronomic expertise to create accurate zone prescriptions. Zone Spray is designed to enable growers and advisors to make an informed decision on which parts of each field will benefit economically from a fungicide application and when is the optimal time to apply in those zones.
To access Field Manager, you require a desktop or laptop computer with an internet browser and an internet connection. Depending on your sprayer controller, you will need a USB stick, Compact Flash (CF) card or wireless data link to your sprayer to transfer the prescription. (See your equipment dealer if you’re not sure what sprayer hardware you need.)
The minimum screen resolution is 1024 x 768. A mouse is recommended for precise drawing of field boundaries.
FIELD MANAGER is now fully functional to be access in a mobile version. Go to your App Store or Google Play and download for free. You will have the ability to access all features from the browser model directly to your smart phone or mobile device.
High clearance sprayers with 1) Boom Section or Nozzle Shutoff Control and 2) Mapping Monitor capable of loading and executing a prescription are required.
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You may refer to our Terminal check page (link is located under the Help section) for more information.
Field Manager Zone Spray was designed to be easy to use. We have a series of help videos that take you through every step of the process. If you’re not comfortable with computers, many retailers or your agronomist can help you out.
In FIELD MANAGER you can either upload shapefile boundaries from your controller or other GIS software or draw your field boundaries manually with a few clicks of your mouse.
Yes. You can allow others to work with your farm as long as they have a Field Manager account with us. Once they have an account, you can assign your farm to them directly by using the “Invite collaborators” function under Settings / Farm settings in the upper right corner of the screen.
Protecting your privacy and the security of your data are high priorities for us. That’s why we only collaborate with ISO-certified suppliers. Our cloud service provider, for example, is certified according to ISO 9001, 27001, 27017 and 27018 to ensure outstanding data security.
No! For the 2020 season xarvio has decided to provide FIELD MANAGER completely free of charge to all growers and advisors. We understand these are difficult times for many due to the COVID-19 situation, so we waived the fees to help out the farming community.