xarvio and intive collaborate for intuitive solutions in Digital Farming


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Munich, Germany – July 11th, 2019 – BASF Digital Farming GmbH and intive push the boundaries in digital farming with xarvio™ SCOUTING App, a digital product designed to support all 600 million farmers on our planet. A pocket assistant, equipped with image recognition and deep learning algorithms, enables farmers to better monitor fields for stress factors, such as weeds and diseases, optimizing their crop production.

Modern advances in high-tech solutions for the agriculture sector include decision support that equips farmers with digital products offering real-time and actionable agronomic knowledge. BASF’s xarvio™ SCOUTING App, designed and developed with intive, helps farmers monitor plant stress factors using a regular smartphone camera. By taking a picture, they can detect and identify in-field stress with unprecedented precision. xarvio™ SCOUTING recognizes plant diseases, weeds and leaf damage, identifies and counts insects, examines the nitrogen status and – equipped with deep learning technology – continuously improves itself by analyzing more pictures.

Individually and collectively gathered user data can be shared with others, thus contributing to a community-built database. The notification feature informs about possible risks in the area and push messages help in managing threats in advance. The application is part of a digital product suite and already proved useful for growers in more than 40 countries. Considering its predecessor app called WEEDSCOUT (developed independently), more than 100 countries benefit from BASF’s digital support in the form of smart apps. The more users connect with the digital community, the more valuable large-scale knowledge it generates.

As varied as the types of agriculture and the philosophies of individual farms may be, each season, all farmers face the challenge of economically using their resources, protecting their crops and competitively running their farm in the long term. Digital solutions can shift future global food productions to meet the upcoming challenges. Partnerships are key for us to shape the future of our industry and developing valuable digital products for farmers around the world. With intive, we have found a partner in the areas of user experience and premium software to improve our digital solutions and increase the intuitive usage day by day.

Tobias Menne

Global Head of Digital Farming at BASF Agricultural Solutions

We’re proud of xarvio™ SCOUTING’s success and our partnership with a company that drives changes in the agricultural sector. Digital transformation contributes to farming sustainability and BASF’s digital suite moves us in the direction of precision and efficiency. intive’s technology expertise can be a powerful tool for positive change.

Stefan Reisinger

VP Sales, Industrial at intive

About intive

With more than 1,600 highly skilled specialists, intive helps its customers turn ideas into digital reality. With a challenging, curious and agile mindset, intive co-creates exceptional software solutions that help its clients to accelerate their own digital transformation. intive adds value along the whole application life-cycle – from the idea of a product to its maintenance. The company’s operations are headquartered in Munich, with 15 development centers in Germany, Poland, the UK, the USA and Argentina, as well as regional offices in France, Spain and Sweden. intive is a trusted partner for marquee companies such as Audi, BMW, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Telekom, Esprit, ING, Microsoft, Viacom, Vodafone, Volkswagen and Vorwerk.

About xarvio™ Digital Farming Solutions

xarvio is at the forefront of the digital transformation of agriculture optimizing crop production. xarvio offers digital products, based on a global leading crop model platform, which deliver independent field-zone-specific agronomic advice enabling farmers to produce their crops most efficiently and sustainable. The xarvio products SCOUTING & FIELD MANAGER are being used by farmers in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.xarvio.com and follow us on facebook or twitter.

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