Cologne, Germany/Duluth, GA – Bosch BASF Smart Farming announced today that together with AGCO Corporation it will integrate and commercialize Smart Spraying technology on Fendt Rogator sprayers, and jointly develop additional, new features.
In May 2021, the companies started the first trials of Bosch BASF Smart Farming’s innovative Smart Spraying Solution, which delivers optimal herbicide savings without compromising weed control and enables targeted spraying during day and nighttime conditions. In addition to targeted spraying, the system delivers integrated digital tools to turn the application data into actionable insights and improve yields and efficiency for farmers. Herbicide savings are delivered through sophisticated sensoring, automated sensitivity thresholds, access to Bosch BASF Smart Farming’s weed identification technology, and the use of Fendt Rogator’s robust application platform. AGCO will offer the system in the Americas and Europe starting in 2024.
Farmers will also be able to benefit from customized agronomic recommendations and reliable documentation within the same solution. The unique weed management system will offer an end-to-end user experience through AGCO on-board and off-board controls and Bosch BASF Smart Farming’s integrated digital platform from xarvio® Digital Farming Solutions, with full availability and insights into the data gathered during the application. Supported crops currently include corn, soy, cotton, canola, sunflower, sugar beet, with capabilities for more crops such as small grains being added over time.
“What makes our system unique is the combination of superior precision, digital tools, and the best agronomic expertise. With a 24/7 application capability, we create exceptional green-on-green and green-on-brown performance in the market. This type of precision agronomics offering is a breakthrough to support farmers with less impact and higher yields,” said Matt Leininger, Bosch BASF Smart Farming, North America.
“The progress we have made with Bosch BASF Smart Farming in developing a sustainable solution that maintains productivity while improving profitability, delivering clean fields with maximum savings, is an excellent example of AGCO’s farmer focus,” said Seth Crawford, Precision Ag & Digital SVP & GM, AGCO. “We look forward to our further collaboration with Bosch BASF Smart Farming as we work together to bring this solution to farmers and custom applicators around the world.”