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Regrow Ag, a leading MRV (measurement, reporting, and verification) software provider, and xarvio Digital Farming Solutions, a BASF digital farming brand, are collaborating to advance the decarbonization of agriculture.
Regrow Ag (Durham, NH), a leading MRV (measurement, reporting, and verification) software provider, and xarvio Digital Farming Solutions (Cologne, Germany), a BASF digital farming brand, are collaborating to advance the decarbonization of agriculture by connecting science-based verification software and smart farming platforms that support climate smart farming practices. The collaboration enables farmers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration, and will begin with pilot carbon farming projects in South America and Europe with potential for expansion to other areas in the future.
Specifically, Regrow will integrate its MRV software into the xarvio Field Manager crop optimization platform, which uses proven plant models and agronomic algorithms to provide clear argonomic recommendations that optimize crop management down to the subfield level. Xarvio’s Field Manager combines and continuously analyzes multiple data inputs such as historical agronomic information, soil sample data and conditions, in-season risks, weather data, and satellite-based biomass images. The addition of Regrow’s MRV software will allow farmers that use the xarvio Field Manage to quantify the environmental impact of on-field agriculture interventions in order to meet requirements of the world’s major carbon certification bodies, including The Gold Standard.
“We are excited to partner with xarvio Digital Farming Solutions to accelerate the adoption of regenerative farming practices through its global network of customers,” said Anastasia Volkova, PhD, CEO and co-founder of Regrow, in a press release. “Regrow’s solutions are designed to be globally scalable, affordable and farmer-friendly, and by partnering with xarvio Digital Farming Solutions we will further extend our work to create a more resilient, sustainable food supply chain and help the industry get closer to net zero.”
The MRV software’s remote sensing model, Operational Tillage Information System (OpTIS), uses satellite-based data to monitor and verify the adoption of sustainable farming practices, and these insights drive Regrow’s soil carbon model, Denitrification Decomposition (DNDC), which estimates nutrient cycling in soil, including how much carbon is stored as a results of soil management practices.
“We chose to collaborate with Regrow because we wanted to work with a science-based, proven technology that can scale globally to maximize the impact,” said Konstantin Kretschun, global head of xarvio Digital Farming Solutions, in a press release. “This collaboration is an important step towards meeting our goal at BASF to help farmers achieve a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions per ton of crop produced by 2030, and to certify these reductions along the value-chain.”