Trimble Touts Wireless Data Management as Connected Farm

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Equipment, Software, Trimble

New wireless connectivity to transfer field data between machines, handheld computers and the farm office is the latest innovation from Trimble–touted as its Connected Farm info management solution. The EZ-Sync solution adds wireless connectivity throughout the entire farming cycle, fulfilling a key component of Trimble’s Connected Farm solution. Information flows seamlessly between your mobile handheld device, your Precision Ag display … Read More

Trimble Offers New RTK Accuracy Service

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, GPS, Guidance, International, Satellite, Trimble

For US growers in nine states, Trimble launches its new VRS Now Ag service to deliver RTK sub-inch positioning via cellular communications–without the need for a local base station. Growers in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Nebraska can access VRS Now Ag. Additionally, European growers can receive correction services in Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Czech Republic … Read More

EZ Sync and EZ Surface Software from Trimble

Cindy ZimmermanNational Farm Machinery Show, Software, Trimble

Trimble debuted a couple of new innovations at the recent National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, which they were also showcasing at the Commodity Classic last week. EZ-Sync™ is a wireless data transfer capability that provides enhanced information management for growers and agribusinesses, and the EZ Surface Software provides surface drainage analysis and design for farmers and drainage contractors. Brian … Read More

Visiting With Trimble at AG CONNECT Expo

Chuck ZimmermanAg Connect Expo, Trimble

Here’s the next installment of our coverage from AG CONNECT Expo which was held last week in Orlando, FL. ZimmComm’s Joanna Schroeder was on the floor talking to precision ag companies and we’ll be featuring stories throughout the week. Here’s her story from visiting with Trimble. When Trimble launches a new product it’s available worldwide and this week Trimble will … Read More

Precision Agriculture Gets a Stock Mention

Kurt LawtonIndustry News, Trimble

It’s not very often that the investment media or advisors mention much about main street agriculture companies, outside of the industry titans. Well, Trimble (also in engineering and construction markets) got a mention yesterday from a writer with the popular “The Motley Fool” investment advisory folks. The writer did call precision agriculture “a budding field” which raises my eyebrows about … Read More

2009 Top Stories on – Products

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Company Announcement, Equipment, Fertilizer, GPS, Guidance, Harvesting, Industry News, John Deere, Planting, Remote sensing, seed, Software, Spraying, Tillage, Trimble

HAPPY NEW YEAR! In our final installment of looking back at the top stories of 2009, here’s a list of newsworthy stories that featured new or updated products. I list the stories starting with the most current from December, working back to January of 2009. No ranking of importance is included…but feel free to post your comments about these products. … Read More

The Trimble Connected Farm

Chuck ZimmermanAudio, Trimble

At the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention Trimble had a booth in their Trade Talk session. I interviewed George Huber and asked him my standard opening question which was, “What’s new from Trimble?’ In his answer he talks about virtual reference stations and “the connected farm.” He says this allows you to get data to and from your … Read More

Precision Farming 2009: What We Learned

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Education, Fertilizer, GPS, Guidance, Harvesting, Industry News, Insights Weekly, Planting, Remote sensing, Satellite, seed, Spraying, Trimble

In general, the past year in the world of precision agriculture has been one of consolidation among industry players. “We’ve really streamlined into 4 or 5 major players in precision ag,” says Matt Darr, Iowa State University Ag Engineer. “Rather than a lot of companies that offer a segment of products, we’re getting down to a core set of companies … Read More

Trimble Adds Harvest Capabilities To Monitor

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Displays, GPS, Guidance, Harvesting, Software, Trimble

Yield and moisture monitoring as well as mapping capabilities are being added to Trimble’s AgGPS FmX integrated display–to go along with it’s AutoPilot or EZ-Steer systems that steer the combine. Farmers can use the recorded yield data to analyze performance and create variable rate prescription maps using Trimble AgGPS EZ-Office software. Yield data stored on the FmX display can easily … Read More

Trimble Expands Variable-Rate Control Capabilities

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Displays, Equipment, Fertilizer, Planting, seed, Spraying, Trimble

New Field-IQ from Trimble is a modular system designed to work with its AgGPS FmX integrated display or EZ-Guide 500 lightbar system to help growers precisely control a variety of inputs, saving costs and applying prescription amounts. 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, … Read More