Boosting farm productivity with cloud, AI and analytics
BASF, along with TCS and AWS, jointly designed and developed a cloud-based data solution for faster crop insights.
The AWS-powered solution helped BASF roll out highly accurate agronomical models for precise image classification. This solution can automatically query field data for weed identification, disease recognition, leaf damage check, and pest monitoring. The tool can also quickly tabulate nitrogen status data—an important marker of plant health—and perform emergence analysis.
Artificial intelligence (AI), coupled with machine learning (ML) and improved data operations, enhances xarvio’s ability to easily analyze various data streams. The cloud-based data platform also combines analytical tools to provide intuitive, descriptive, operational and historical data visualization.
The solution uses Amazon DocumentDB on AWS to ingest thousands of daily images into Amazon S3 storage buckets. The ingested data is then divided into formats that provide end users with a treasure trove of agricultural insights. TCS helped to configure a data search engine with Amazon Elasticsearch that enables users to gain field-related insights.