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BASF and Arable Labs Join Hands to Provide Insight about Weather & Plants across Europe

Nikita Arya
Nikita Arya

Arable Labs and xarvio Digital Farming Solutions by BASF have agreed to come together and integrate Arable Labs' in-field measurements into Xarvio's Crop models and recommendations. The integration of the unique dataset of Arable Lab with xarvio's FIELD MANAGER will allow optimized crop production decisions. An experience of decades in the field of crop production and protection helped BASF build an effective digital platform. With the integration of Arable's hyper-local crop and weather data, BASF's platform will  enable more precise in-field decisions.

The acoustic disdrometer allows the Arable's Mark device to provide unique value, eliminating the complex maintenance requirements of the traditional tipping bucket. Mark's real-time insights and multi-spectral sensing capabilities provide us an insight into how plants are responding to observed field conditions.

Arable supports the latest generation of wireless internet connection LTE-M, which is housed in a durable casing reinforced with nanotechnology protection. Fit-for-the-farm tech provides over 40 additional in-field measurements like weather measurements and plant health parameters, which makes it a one-of-its-kind solution integrated into xarvio FIELD MANAGER.

Commenting on the collaboration, Jim Ethington, CEO, Arable Labs, said, “We are excited to announce this partnership that helps farmers by powering xarvio FIELD MANAGER’s recommendations with Arable’s unique data and analytics.” With a global network of 25 research-grade calibration and validation sites over 12 climatic zones, Arable's machine learning models are continuously enhancing and thereby, ensure accurate and reliable data delivery. “Ultimately, our customers need integrated technologies that work seamlessly together, and that’s what the xarvio and Arable partnership provide," added Ethington.

Jeff Spencer, BASF Digital Farming’s Head of Technology, said, “Our customers expect more accurate and precise recommendations. We have extensively tested Arable’s Mark over the last two years and are convinced that with this integrated solution we will support our customers to be more profitable and sustainable."

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