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Trimble offers farmers ‘right amount of water at right time’

Irrigate-IQ Solutions helps manage irrigation equipment

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content
Farms.com

At times, farmers that use irrigation machinery as part of their operations are at the mercy of the equipment.

Common irrigation systems don’t provide consistent watering, resulting in too much or not enough water on the crops and impacting crop quality and yields.

“The Irrigate-IQ solution is doing what Trimble does best -- accuracy,” said Neil Douglas, Irrigate-IQ market manager for Trimble’s Agriculture Division. “It’s about applying the right amount of water at the right time based off of GPS technology and advanced controls.”

Trimble’s Irrigate-IQ Solution offers three ways to help farmers manage water use by customizing where and when the water is dispersed.

Irrigate-IQ Uniform Corner
Uniform corner uses advanced algorithms to allow for a consistent water application regardless of the corner arm’s position. Farmers can achieve a uniform water application, minimizing the risks of over- or under-watering while practicing water management. It’s compatible with the Connected Farm Irrigate App and Connected Farm.

Irrigate-IQ Optimal Flow
“Farmers with standard pump equipment -- without a variable frequency drive pump -- are typically unable to vary their application in areas without risking damage to their equipment due to significant pressure changes,” said Douglas.
“Irrigate-IQ optimal flow is an industry-leading technology that enables growers without a variable frequency drive pump to utilize no spray areas when irrigating.” It’s compatible with the Connected Farm Irrigate App and Connected Farm.

Irrigate-IQ Variable Rate Irrigation
Variable rate irrigation allows farmers to manage the topography of their land and put the proper amount of water in the right places by using individual nozzle control. The variable rate irrigation can help minimize the costs of water, energy and reduce run-off. Variable rate irrigation is compatible with Connected Farm and the Connected Farm Irrigate App.