less herbicide use
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* Field trials in 2020 showed that Smart Spraying, if used correctly, can reduce herbicide use by up to 70%. The savings can vary in result depending on the weed pressure of the respective field. The results are based on field trails.
You, as an expert, provide the information about your crops and then the Agronomic Decision Engine (ADE) from xarvio informs you about the ideal application timing. Based on your field-specific parameters, it also recommends the tank mix and the appropriate dosage of herbicides. The result is maximum efficiency and maximum savings of herbicides.
Several cameras from Bosch continuously record the soil over the entire working width of the field sprayer. They create a complete and precise image of the field, including the plants and weeds.
In real time, intelligent image processing algorithms analyze the images, recognize the weeds and additionally determine the future effects on the yield and field situation.
Spraying — but only where it is necessary. On the basis of the automated inputs from the camera and the ADE, the nozzles of the sprayer are activated and the application starts in a targeted manner. Thus, only a few hundred milliseconds pass between the detection and the control of weeds.
From weed to application maps: With the help of the ADE, all processes are automatically documented. You get a clear overview and can verify success — comprehensibly and understandably. We improve the ADE continuously for you by considering previous calculations for the generated data (closed feedback loops).
The application of herbicides only where needed allows the use of powerful and costintensive herbicides. The result: efficient weed control, even for weeds with resistance problems, and higher profits. Do you already use the optimal herbicides? Smart Spraying reduces the amount by up to 70% on average and therefore ensures higher profits.
We offer you full automation of your weed management. With the help of xarvio's digital tools, we provide a digital companion for every step of your weed management. This way, we minimize sources of error and give you more time to work on your farm.
The protection of your most important capital — your healthy soil — is close to our hearts. Therefore, we limit the use of herbicides only to those areas where it is really necessary. As a result, the risk of drift and leaching gets reduced as well.
Our modular and expandable system is designed exactly for your field sprayer length and is therefore suitable for diverse markets and cultivation systems.
The intelligent image processing algorithms from Bosch classify and analyze reliably, regardless of the field conditions.
Our Smart Spraying technology detects weeds before and after emergence.
Based on the large-scale technology from Bosch, with Smart Spraying, we deliver a proven and reliable system solution.
Curved or arched seeding lines: the route is not always even, but Intelligent Planting finds a way. Thanks to automatic control and individual adjustment for the inner and outer radius, our system prevents uncontrolled planting and guarantees optimal seeding, even on difficult fields.
Double seedings on overlapping planting rows and unnecessary seed costs: with Intelligent Planting, this is a thing of the past. The system recognizes already planted areas automatically and deactivates the corresponding seed lines as soon as the planted row begins — and seamlessly resumes as soon as the area that has already been cultivated ends.
Soil fertility is important, but not always to the same degree in the field. With the help of the Agronomic Decision Engine (ADE) from xarvio, we separate your fields into “power zones”. A pool of different data sets, such as satellite images, provide the basis for this. Our Intelligent Planting solution uses the generated maps for variable seed and fertilizer applications. The result: maximum yield in every “power zones”.
With our agronomic know-how and our hardware expertise, we establish holistic systems, combine artificial intelligence with sophisticated technology, and deliver real added value. Our customers are farmers and manufacturers all over the world who think one step ahead. Whether it is decision-making aids for weed management or intelligent systems for the optimized use of crop protection products, our easy-to-use systems increase the efficiency of your entire business. With our joint venture — Bosch BASF Smart Farming — we are the game changer in agriculture and with us, the future begins today.
Managing Director, BOSCH BASF SMART FARMING
“With Smart Spraying, we introduce a new product and a completely new approach to the market — a savings based model that optimizes input costs through more precise, efficient and lower use of herbicides. The Smart Spraying's ability to recognize weeds based on detailed agronomic knowledge, to decide whether they are yield-relevant or not and therefore if they have to be sprayed, does not only pay off financially. It is also good for sustainability, biodiversity and the environment.”
Managing Director, BOSCH BASF SMART FARMING
“Agronomic know-how from BASF, hardware and software expertise from Bosch — with our joint venture, we are combining the best of both worlds. As two industry-leading companies, we deliver innovative solutions for the agricultural sector that are reliable and tested to mass-production standards. We offer our customers efficient solutions, while also making our contribution to sustainable agriculture.”
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