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Trimble Irrigate-IQ solution now available in North America

Published on 05 May 2014

Trimble announces the availability of the Irrigate-IQ precision irrigation solution in North America. 

The Irrigator-IQ GPS-controlled solution, which is installed on the pivot, enables farmers to remotely control their irrigators via the Internet, including performing variable rate irrigation and receive reports about where water or fertilizer has been applied.

With the solution, farmers can apply the optimal amount of water, fertigation or effluent where needed, which can improve crop quality and yield, while minimizing nutrient and chemical runoff.

The solution enables farmers to conserve water use and improve efficiency, reduce energy costs for fuel and electricity, minimize input costs, comply with environmental regulations and safely dispose of effluent.

In addition, Trimble’s brand-agnostic strategy allows farmers to use the solution with most irrigator makes and models.

In addition, Trimble introduced the Connected Farm Irrigate app for use on an iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or tablet.

The app allows farmers to see the status of their pivots, including whether they are operating or not operating, in which direction they are traveling, the heading, pump pressure, pivot voltage and type of material being dispersed (water, fertigation or effluent).

It also gives farmers the ability to remotely start or stop their pivots, choose the direction (forward or reverse), turn the pump on or off or switch the type of material being dispersed.

This new functionality comes in addition to farmers’ ability to remotely control their irrigators by accessing the software on a desktop or laptop computer, rugged mobile computer or tablet. Although the app is free, farmers will need to purchase the solution in order to access irrigator data.  FG

—From Trimble news release