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BASF Introduces xarvio SeedSelect as Part of xarvio FIELD MANAGER

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, November 13, 2023 — BASF is introducing  xarvio® SeedSelect, a novel seed variety placement technology based on an  algorithm derived from plot trial field research, local topographic and soil attributes,  and variety-specific yield building characteristics. Using advanced data and analysis  methods, xarvio SeedSelect evaluates soybean varieties based on how they build  yield, which provides a foundational understanding of what field characteristics will  best support growth and matches them to growers’ fields based on those  characteristics.  

Soybean success starts with understanding a field’s environment, and that means  much more than weather. 

“We have conducted trials across multiple fields with a lot of variability to isolate and  understand the influence of subfield environments,” said Greg Ury, BASF Agronomist  “We look at how a variety interacts with multiple attributes such as organic matter,  cation exchange capacity (CEC), 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.”  

With xarvio SeedSelect, retail seed professionals can confidently recommend the best seed for every acre.

“Seed selection is the most important factor in soybean yield and selecting the correct  variety can be a complex and time-consuming process,” said Amy Pawlick, Digital  Farming Manager for BASF. “With xarvio SeedSelect, retailers gain access to  prescriptive variety selection and field placement, endeavoring to confidently improve  growers’ yield potential from the very first year.” 

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. 

Ryan Myers of Fairbury, Illinois, has been utilizing data now available in xarvio  SeedSelect with his retailer to help guide his Xitavo soybean seed selection.  

“I think it is a fantastic program,” Myers said. “I stick to the data on what varieties  need to be on each field of my farm, and the technology has been tremendous.  Before using the program, we were averaging 60 bushels per acre, and now we’ve  climbed to 70 bushels per acre.” 

xarvio SeedSelect is available as part of xarvio FIELD MANAGER, an advanced crop  optimization platform that helps agricultural retailers deliver unrivaled service and  value to customers, through timely, field-specific agronomic recommendations. xarvio  FIELD MANAGER supports retailers and growers throughout the entire season, from  planning to harvest. xarvio SeedSelect and xarvio FIELD MANAGER will enhance  retailers’ ability to visualize crop and product performance across a range of  indicators, such as biomass maps, crop phenology staging and satellite imaging. To  learn more, visit: www.xarvio.com. 

Read and follow label directions. xarvio is a registered trademark of BASF. Xitavo is a trademark of MS  Technologies and use of such trademark does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by its owner. © 2023,  BASF Corporation. All Rights Reserved.  

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