BASF introduces xarvio SeedSelect, a seed variety placement technology derived from plot trial field research, local topographic and soil attributes and variety-specific yield building characteristics. xarvio SeedSelect evaluates soybean varieties based on how they build yield, which provides an understanding of what field characteristics will best support growth and matches them to growers' fields based on those characteristics.

“We have conducted trials across multiple fields with a lot of variability to isolate and understand the influence of subfield environments,” BASF Agronomist Greg Ury says. “We look at how a variety interacts with multiple attributes such as organic matter, cation exchange capacity, slope, and other factors that contribute to yield. This helps guide us in placement and management so we can make sure varieties are in fields where they belong and diminish the impact of unpredictable weather.”

xarvio SeedSelect utilizes an algorithm that considers influential topographic and soil attributes and their impact on soybean growth and development. When customer field data is paired with information about an individual variety's yield-building characteristics, the algorithm recommends the best Xitavo soybean seed varieties for a specific field’s characteristics. The outcome is an increased probability of successful product placement and performance.

xarvio SeedSelect is available as part of xarvio FIELD MANAGER, a crop optimization platform that helps agricultural retailers deliver service to customers through field-specific agronomic recommendations. xarvio SeedSelect and xarvio FIELD MANAGER will support retailers’ ability to visualize crop and product performance across a range of indicators, such as biomass maps, crop phenology staging and satellite imaging.

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