Trimble has introduced its Field-IQ crop input control system designed to offer farmers a variety of ways to control their inputs by using the Trimble AgGPS FmX integrated display or the AgGPS EZ-Guide 500 lightbar system.
The Field-IQ system combines input control capabilities into one 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 farmers to:
Automate Individual Row Control for Seed. Reduces overlap and overcrowding, helping growers use less seed while improving yields. Use the new, easy-to-install Tru Count Meter Mount air clutch to shut off seed row units.
Automate Individual Row Control for Liquid. Easily shut off liquid fertilizer for individual rows with new Tru Count LiquiBlock valves. These valves connect to Tru Count air clutches, sharing the same air source, allowing growers to simultaneously shut off seed and liquid.