- xarvio™ SCOUTING users can now access AGvisorPRO’s extensive agricultural advisor network
- Providing instant connectivity to help farmers and growers identify and address in-field problems
- Ag in Motion (AIM) ‘Ag Innovation of the Year’ winners connect to launch integration
Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 22, 2021 – AGvisorPRO Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of their integration with xarvio™ SCOUTING (BASF Digital Farming GmbH), giving Canadian farmers with identified in-field problems real-time access to a local, accredited agronomic advisor.
This launch follows the March 2021 agreement between the two AIM Innovation Program award recipients. xarvio SCOUTING and AGvisorPRO received the AIM award in 2019 and 2020 respectively. The integration will enhance the unique, market leading capabilities of each digital farming app.
Connect with Agronomic Advisors Instantly
SCOUTING users will now be able to connect with agronomic advisors after taking a picture of an in-field problem, such as unknown weeds, diseases or insects, using their smartphone. Once they receive an instant result and high-level recommendations from xarvio SCOUTING, they can connect directly to agricultural experts on the AGvisorPRO platform by tapping the AGvisorPRO button embedded in the xarvio SCOUTING app. AGvisorPRO can provide an instant or scheduled connection to the expert via audio or video chat. Conversations are archived in the AGvisorPRO app for farmers to reference anytime.
“We are excited to see this integration between SCOUTING and AGvisorPRO launch, which gives our users additional help to address issues with weeds, disease or insects effecting their crops”, says Marek Schikora, Global Product Owner for xarvio SCOUTING, BASF Digital Farming. “Being able to seamlessly connect to experienced, local agronomic advisors at AGVisorPRO further complements BASF’s customer support team and local retailer network across Canada, ensuring farmers are able to access the best agronomic advice possible.”
A Collaboration to Help Farmers
“We couldn’t be happier to see our collaboration with one of the world’s leading digital agriculture organizations now helping farmers around the world,” states Robert Saik, AGvisorPRO CEO. “It’s our mission to bring experts into the field without having to be on the farm so farmers and growers can get the answers they need, when they need them. With SCOUTING and AGvisorPRO we are helping farmers improve both profitability and crop health, this collaboration is the perfect example of how high touch supports high tech.”
xarvio SCOUTING users can now access AGvisorPRO advisors through the app by tapping on the “Answers NOW” button. Users will be able to select an advisor of their choice and choose to speak to them immediately or schedule an appointment for a later date.
For further information, please contact:
Robert Saik, P.Ag, CAC
Founder and CEO
Specialist Media Relations
xarvio™, BASF Digital Farming GmbH
Mobile: +49 151 5519 3566
About xarvio Digital Farming Solutions a brand by BASF Digital Farming GmbH
xarvio Digital Farming Solutions 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 that enables farmer to produce their crops most efficiently and sustainably. xarvio products SCOUTING, FIELD MANAGER and HEALTHY FIELDS are being used by farmers in more than 100 countries. xarvio FIELD MANAGER is used by 60,000 farmers (total area of more than 7 million ha) in 17 countries, and xarvio SCOUTING is used by more than 4 million farmers and consultants. For more information please visit xarvio.com or any of our social media channels.
AGvisorPRO is agriculture’s connectivity channel providing remote instantaneous communication between farmers, experts, researchers, government and industry to provide answers now. Expert Access connects “seekers” (farmers) to industry experts. Tech Direct partners connect farmers, producers and ag retail to company technical representatives for free. AGvisorPRO is FREE to download on iOS, Android or Desktop. Ag experts, industry partners and investor inquiries are welcome. For more information please visit www.AGvisorPRO.com. Led by CEO Robert Saik, a 2021 CWA Top 10 Mentor in Canadian Agriculture, AGvisorPRO has received the following prestigious awards including the 2021 THRIVE Canada Challenge Finalist and People’s Choice Award; 2021 Manitoba Ag Days Agribusiness Winner; 2020 Ag in Motion Ag Innovation of the Year; 2020 Canadian Export Challenge Finalist Prairie Region. Follow AGvisorPRO on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.