Technology in Agriculture is evolving, as proven at Ag in Motion.
One presenter in attendance is Xarvio, a digital farming company that is releasing an app to help producers identify weeds and crop diseases.
Business Development Manager Warren Bills said this app aims to be a simple solution to crop scouting.
“One of the problems with traditional scouting is you’re out in the field, and you have a textbook or an app that you’re trying to compare pictures against, and navigating different menus to find out what weed or disease you’re actually looking at. This app removes all of that complexity.”
Bills said the company has a lot on the way when it comes to further development.
“We see a lot of opportunity to create things such as alerts for people, so in kind of a network effect, if you can imagine having 10,000-20,000 people using this app, you begin to have indicators that maybe there’s some disease starting in ‘this’ part of the province, or maybe there’s a high density of weeds ‘over here.'”
The current version of the app is on display at Ag in Motion, 15 minutes northwest of Saskatoon.