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Trimble Introduces Field-IQ Crop Input Control System
New System Expands Variable Rate Application Capacity and Individual Row Input Control
The Field-IQ system combines input control capabilities into one comprehensive, modular system, including map-based planter row unit shutoff for seed and liquid fertilizer, variable rate seeding, variable rate liquid fertilizer, variable rate spreading and real-time variable rate nitrogen application. The Field-IQ system reduces the need for complex calibrations—farmers can simply purchase the components they need, set up, test and begin operations.
The modular functionality of the Field-IQ system allows growers to:
Automate Individual Row Control for Seed
Automate Individual Row Control for Liquid
Perform Variable Rate Application
Control up to 48 Sections
Record Coverage and Mapping Automatically
Perform Real-Time Variable Rate Nitrogen Application
"Precisely controlling inputs allows farmers to save on seed and material inputs while enhancing yield. Field-IQ puts automatic shutoff and variable rate application capability within reach of farmers who previously thought the technology was too complex or expensive," said Erik Arvesen, vice president and general manager for Trimble's Agriculture Division. "Designed to combine a broad range of capabilities into one flexible, modular system, Field-IQ allows farmers to choose the capabilities they need now and add new input controls as their operations grow."
Field-IQ is expected to be available in January 2010 through Trimble's Agriculture reseller network. For more information, call 1-800-874-6253 or visit www.trimble.com/agriculture to find a Trimble reseller.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.